Cancelled: November 20 Event – Build Your Author Platform with WordPress

This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. All prepaid attendees have been issued refunds. We will notify you if/when we reschedule this event next year.

Mechanics Institute Library
57 Post Street (BART: Montgomery)
San Francisco, CA 94104 • (415)393-0101

Wednesday, November 20, 5–7 pm

In this month’s forum, publicist and social media consultant Karma Bennett will walk you past the pitfalls of using a blog to promote books. She will give you tips to make blogging  easier, make your posts more engaging, and help your posts get discovered by  search engines.

Without a doubt, the most powerful blogging platform is WordPress, so that’s the content management Karma will use for this walk through. However, you don’t need to have a WordPress blog to learn from this forum. Many of the tips she’ll provide will be helpful to all bloggers. Those on Blogspot, Tumblr, and other services can have a peek behind the WordPress curtain to see what all the fuss is about while still learning a boatload of useful blogging techniques.

In this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • A dozen formatting tips to easily improve the readability of your posts
  • How to properly embed and source images and video
  • Useful websites for easily imbedding audio in posts
  • How to customize your blog with plugins
  • 20 easy-to-install plugins to supercharge your blog with customizations that you’ll wonder how you ever got along without

Don’t miss this information-packed forum!

This happy hour event comes with built-in networking time by the bar before and after the panel, so bring business cards! A complimentary drink ticket is provided, as well as sweet and savory hors d’ouevres from La Boulange.

$20 for members | $35 for non-members


1375249_227488340743161_1672579676_nKarma is the founder of Future Is Fiction Communications, which exists to help authors, artists and other brilliant types build their platforms. This includes everything from building your website, helping you with blogging and social media, or full-scale publicity campaigns. Follow Karma on Twitter: @futureisfiction

SAVE THE DATE: Holiday Party December 5!
We’re teaming up with Books & Booze to throw the biggest publishing party of the year! More info to come later this week.