An Original AuthorPreneurs Workshop
Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015, 9:00am-5:00pm Instructors: Kathi Diamant with Andy Trimlett
You will leave this workshop with your own professionally recorded video interview, which can easily be posted on personal and professional websites, as a video-calling card, and to excerpt for a book trailer, with tips and production secrets to produce your own book trailer using your interview.
NOTE NEW Venue: Hera Hub, 4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd. #400, San Diego 92121 Cost: $289 per person; $249 early bird registration (before May 1, 2015) Registration: www.adventuresbythebook.com or (619) 300-2532
AuthorPreneurs is pleased to team up with award-winning author and Emmy-award winning television interviewer Kathi Diamant and Emmy-award winning KPBS producer and filmmaker Andy Trimlett to offer an intensive Creating Your Professional Video workshop designed specifically for authors.
One of the most effective ways to reach the largest potential audience is an online video interview. People may not judge a book by its cover, but they certainly will judge an author by their presence. We will prepare you to create a professional video presence online, and to develop skills to handle a formal live television or radio interview. Workshop includes:.
- an intensive writing session with Kathi to prepare to talk about your book on camera
- a professional one-on-one coaching session with Kathi in which you will rehearse and be coached on interview and presentation skills
- a session with both Kathi and Andy in which each participant will be recorded for a 5-minute on-camera single shot interview
- a high definition video of your interview professionally filmed by Andy for every participant, which can be posted on your website or used for promotional purposes
- the opportunity to slate the interview with your name and book title which you can later upload as a Vimeo video, with an embedded code, to You Tube, Facebook, or a website, or used later as part of a book trailer
- a gourmet boxed lunch (for break between noon and 1:00pm)
- small class size of no more than 15 participants
About Kathi Diamant: As the author of the Geisel Award-winning Kafka’s Last Love: The Mystery of Dora Diamant, Kathi Diamant has presented over 200 book talks in the past decade, in venues from bookstores, libraries, and book clubs to international literary festivals. She has been interviewed for dozens of national and international newspapers, magazines, and on television and radio programs in the US, UK, Australia, and Europe, An Emmy-award winning television host, Kathi works as on on-air interviewer for local and national PBS pledge programs, and has taught television presentation skills at KPBS Public Broadcasting in San Diego.
About Andy Trimlett: Andy Trimlett has worked as a producer for KPBS for six years, and has produced national television programs for Alternate Focus since 2004. He has worked as a producer, camera operator, editor, writer, and/or narrator for dozens of programs for Alternate Focus, KPBS, and PBS. He recently received a regional Emmy for a documentary he helped produce for KPBS.
What is the AuthorPreneurs?
As an author events coordinator, Susan McBeth is frequently asked advice by writers who are overwhelmed with the marketing process. Who do I hire for my author photo; do I need a book trailer; what do I invest for a professional website; where do I start with social media; how do I set up interviews; how do I develop my presentation skills; what good is a press release and how do I write one; how do I best approach bookstores and libraries for events; what other event options are available, etc.
AuthorPreneurs will answer those questions and much more, as it takes you methodically through the process of marketing your book in Anne Lamott fashion, Bird by Bird.Our goal is to create an all-inclusive author community in SoCal that provides opportunities to network, learn, engage, support, and contribute, including our monthly dinner series for authors and our innovative AuthorPreneurs workshops. AuthorPreneurs is where both seasoned authors and emerging writers can grow. Don’t miss out on this groundbreaking new program that helps authors become better entrepreneurs!