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Enhance Your Career: The Power of Groups (17 minutes)
Posted Oct 28, 2010
  From Blogger to Author: How Bloggers Get Book Deals, and What This Means for Publishing (1 hour, 18 minutes)
Posted Dec 1, 2006
When people work together, incredible things can happen. We'll show you how forming or joining a group can help you get a job, become a better writer, and have a happier, more productive life.  more details

For Authors, Intro, Crash Course, Personal Development
  Authors Julie Powell, Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, Michael Malice, and Robert Rummel-Hudson join literary agent Kate Lee and editor Laura Mazer to discuss how blogs can turn into lucrative book deals.  more details

Marketing, Promotion, Blogging, Recorded Event, For Authors
How to Throw a Digital Book Party (26 minutes)
  How to Promote Yourself on Facebook (36 minutes)
Got a new book to promote? Social networking can help. Get people talking, blogging, and tweeting about your book by following these easy, tech-savvy tips from's founder and expert community organizer, Laurel Touby.  more details

Marketing, Promotion, Twitter, Social Media, For Authors, Crash Course, Intermediate
  Want to reach a few million people without spending a cent? Whether you're publicizing your blog, book, business, or just your own cool self, Facebook can be your new best friend.  more details

Marketing, Promotion, New Media, Social Media, For Authors, Intro, Crash Course
How to Create and Maintain an Author Website (20 minutes)
Your online presence starts with your personal site. Learn what to post and how to keep readers coming back.  more details

Writing & Publishing, Promotion, Blogging, Social Media, For Authors, Intro, Crash Course