Writer’s Marketing Workshop in San Miguel de Allende

by Aysha Griffin on December 21, 2015

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Sell Your Book And Nurture Your Soul

Tuesday January 12, 2016 • 10am-2:45pm
San Miguel de Allende Biblioteca Sala Quetzel

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Learn about the Workshop
Read past participants’ comments

Overwhelmed by “the business” of marketing your books? I’ll show you how to replace the fear and drudgery of marketing with a new paradigm that ignites your creativity, uses your style, life experience and passion… and can actually be fun!

In this 4-hour workshop/presentation, you’ll learn:
• The truths and myths about building an author platform.
• What marketing avenues work best for you.
• Why Amazon rankings are key to sales and how to increase yours.
• How, why and where to leverage your time and effort through social, print and broadcast media, joint ventures, PR and other ways you choose to attract your readership, promote and sell your books, and make money.

You’ll leave the workshop with the beginnings of an effective roadmap for your self-nurturing marketing plan,
and the clarity and motivation to follow it.

Whether fiction or non-fiction, in any genre, this workshop will provide real tools and inspiration to bring your voice and heart to successfully parent a healthy, thriving “baby.”

About the presenter:

Aysha Griffin is a business and marketing coach, writer/editor/publisher and former print and broadcast journalist. Known for fusing the artistic, visionary, and practical to empower creative individuals to Inhabit Your Dreams! she has published more than 400 freelance articles in lifestyle, business and travel magazines and 20+ books for clients and herself. A pioneer in desktop publishing, Aysha has owned a marketing/communications agency since 1985, helping hundreds of businesses, non-profits and creatives clarify their vision and achieve their goals. She is author and publisher of Leonardo’s Revenge and Other Stories and the upcoming Marketing Your Book With Love – A Writers’ Guide To Selling Your Books While Nurturing Your Soul.

A resident of San Miguel de Allende for 4 years (formerly from Santa Fe, NM), Aysha has been traveling and working with clients internationally since 2011. She presented this popular workshop for 4 years in a row at the San Miguel Writers’ Conference and elsewhere. Come and discover how you can market your book with love!

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A Writers’ Journey To Cuba

by Aysha Griffin on July 13, 2015

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Me speaking about the future of digital publishing on a panel at Casa de Alba, Havana.

October 7-14, 2015

Those who know me know that I fell into an unlikely and unexpected relationship with the island nation 90 miles south of Miami, which is a mystery to most U.S. citizens. Due to my experience with digital publishing, I was invited by the Cuban Book Institute in late 2013 to share with publishers, editors and authors what is common in most of the rest of the world, and as yet largely inaccessible to them. I took the opportunity to spend 3 months there.

Although Cuba rightly boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, areas of stunning lakes and mountains, UNESCO-designated cities and a complicated hostory all its own, what sets it apart from other Caribbean Islands is not only its socialism and isolation from 21st century technology, but the highly-literate population of 11 million and the plethora of creative and genuinely welcoming individuals who celebrate life . As one author/cardiologist said to me, “Thank you taking an interest in us. We have nothing to offer you but our friendship.” Indeed, the friendships formed with some of Cuba’s top writers, senior professors and cultural center directors are among the most profound in my life.

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Conversations with a few of Cuba’s leading authors in the garden at UNEAC (the Union of Writres and Artists) in Havana. Can you imagine yourself here? It will be part of the Writers’ Journey to Cuba!

In hearing my stories, several writer friends from North America asked if I would create a tour that offers similiar profound engagement with Cuba’s literati and so, after much planning and coordination, working with Altruvistas – a travel service with a long and well-respected reputation of organizing legal trips to Cuba for American associations, academic and other groups – I am delighted to offer the Writers’ Journey To Cuba. Please click the link to read about it.

It is the first delegation of its kind to Cuba, and offers two pricing options – including a charter from Miami or land-only (for those coming from Mexico, Europe or elsewhere).

Altruvistas also wrote a short piece about this unique Tour, which might give you more insight. I would greatly appreciate if you’d pass it along to your writer friends, bibliophiles and social networks… you never know to whose heart and mind this might speak. A huge thank you to those who have!

Prior articles I’ve posted on Cuba: Visiting Havana and Visit Cuba Resources.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Your comments, as always, welcome below.


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