2017 Workshop Series

All dates and times are Saturdays, 10 am – 12:30 pm
at the Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Boulevard, Boise
Cost: $25 IWG members, $35 non-members 

August 12 - “My book Is on Amazon. Now What? — Strategize, Socialize, and Sell” with Greta Boris and Steph Cortés
Has your book been shipwrecked on Amazon's shores? Many authors launch their novels onto the constantly shifting waves of the internet and end up lost at sea. Greta Boris, an Amazon Kindle bestselling author, will give authors tips on: getting more reviews, positioning your book for best exposure, creating your Amazon Author page, and utilizing Book Bub type ads for best advantage. Social media strategy diva Steph Cortés will show authors how to develop a social media strategy to support those marketing efforts.

Greta Boris is the author of the Amazon Kindle bestseller The Wine and Chocolate Workout, and the Director of O.C. Writers, a community of over 700 published and aspiring authors in Orange County, California. The first two books in her domestic suspense series based on the 7 Deadly Sins, A Margin of Lust and The Scent of Wrath, are scheduled for publication in 2017 by Fawkes Press. She describes her work (and her life) as an O.C. housewife meets Dante's Inferno. You can visit her at gretaboris.com, or follow her on Facebook at facebook.com/greta.boris/ and Twitter at twitter.com/GretaBoris.

Steph Cortés has been actively supporting artists and freelancers for almost a decade through her work with Etsy and local crafters in the San Francisco Bay Area. In her various roles as an indie entrepreneur, artistic advocate, and creative consultant, she’s learned that most folks just need a starting point and some motivation to get to the next step in their journey. She enjoys helping dedicated individuals figure out the road map to making their dreams into actionable goals.

October 14 - “How to Do Audiobooks Like a Pro” with Drew Allen Brown

Recording expert and audio engineer Drew Allen Brown offers a hands-on workshop—featuring his portable audio lab—for anyone interested in recording their own audiobooks. In addition to interactive recording examples, Drew offers advice on preparing to record an audiobook, pacing and breathing, noise issues, the pros and cons of character voices, making your audio sound professional, and recording yourself vs. using an audio studio vs. hiring it out.

Drew Allen Brown is an audio engineer out of Nampa, Idaho, who has been in audio for 15+ years working in music, voiceover, audiobooks, and more. On top of producing/mixing/mastering Christian rock and alt rock, Drew does audio recording and cleanup for videographers out of Hollywood, background music, voiceover and more out of his Nashville-quality studio. Some of the audiobooks Drew has produced are The Time Pedaler by Micheal Maxwell, Med Free Bipolar by Aspen Morrow, and Midlife Happy Hour by Elaine Ambrose.

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