Social Media for Authors and Publishers

  • Wednesday, June 13, 2012
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Brentwood Community Center

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Pinterist, Diggit, and Google+. Social networking is a confusing landscape seemingly filled with pitfalls and sandtraps. Where do you start? And how can you use it to sell more books?


June 13, 2012, social media guru Erica Smith shares her top ten tips to help authors and publishers get the most out of social media, from brainstorming and idea generation to promotion and motivation. She'll answer some of your most pressing questions, such as:

  • How to distinguish the must-join networks from the can-be-ignored networks
  • How to get started and how to stay motivated
  • How to engage with others
  • How to promote your work


Erica Smith is the curator in chief at Infuz. She previously served as the social media editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Riverfront Times recently named her St. Louis's "Twitter sweetheart." Erica spends a lot of time online -- mostly Twitter, with stops at Tumblr, Facebook, Foursquare, Pinterest, Storify and Google+ too. She loves news alerts, and eats M&Ms in Roy G Biv order. Follow her on Twitter: @ericasmith.


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