The New England Chapter of RWA meets the third Sunday of the month (except as noted) from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM in the Great Room on the 3rd Floor of the Old Town Hall at 16 South Road, Bedford, MA, 01730. There are no meetings in July and December.
Extra Parking is available at Santander Bank, 94 Great Road, Bedford, MA 01730.
We welcome visitors 18 years or older. There is a $5.00 fee for visitors, payable at the door. And food is always appreciated!
Please Join Us At Our Next Meeting:
Workshop in a Box: Markicity 101
Presented by: Jessie Edwards, RWA Marketing and PR Manager
Congratulations, your book will soon be in the world for readers to enjoy! Now is not the time to sit back and relax, though–how will readers know your book is available to be enjoyed if you haven’t told anyone about it? In this workshop, we will discuss a basic overview of where to start in terms of marketing and publicity, or “markicity.” We’ll take a look at your most important marketing and publicity tools, community-building strategies, pitching–your book and you, how to determine what to spend your time on, as well as some tips for working with a traditional publisher to enhance their efforts.
What is Markicity?
Most Important Marketing Tools
How important is social media?
Reader groups/street teams
Pitching you vs pitching your book
Hiring a publicist
Working with a traditional publisher on publicity + marketing
Helping your publisher help you
|January||New Beginnings with Jackie Horne|
|February||How to Throw a Kink in Your Romantic Arc with Tamsen Parker and Teresa Noelle Roberts|
|March||Get Ready for Conference! with NECRWA Conference Committee|
|April||Lying, Cheating, and Making Love with Pat Barletta|
|May||How to Write Your 101st Book with Judith Arnold|
|June||Pixels to Platform: Marketing for Creative People with Gabriela Pereira|
|August||"You're Such a Tease" with Marianne Rice|
|September||Making Your Newsletter Work For You with Kristen Strassel|
|October||Not Just for Nano|
|November||How to Be Edited with KJ Charles|
2016 meeting topics/presenters:
Nov 18, 2018
Beyond the 'Zon with Alexis Anne