Author Websites Made Easy with John Burke

When: Back to Calendar February 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Carlsbad Dove Library
1775 Dove Ln
Carlsbad,CA 92011
Cost: $20.00 ($10.00 for Members)
Contact: Karla Olson
Categories: Monthly Meetings

It’s indisputable: All authors and small publishers must have their own mobile-friendly, professional website. It is, by far, the most important element of your marketing strategy. John Burke will take you through design, content, interactivity and functionality options for creating a successful and easy to maintain website. John has over 20 years of experience building author and publisher websites, including sites for Sue Grafton, Tom Clancy and Readers’ Digest.

During the presentation you will learn about:

- The various platforms for building a site available today
- What you should know about domain names
- Search engine optimization
- How to integrate social media and mailing list into your site
- Bookselling and ecommerce
- Marketing tools that help enhance a website
- Pub Site, a new website platform developed just for books and authors

John Burke Headshot

John Burke is the Co-Founder of Pub-Site and the Vice President & COO of FSB Associates, a digital marketing firm specializing in books and authors. John has worked for a number of publishers including Crown Publishers, McGraw-Hill, Addison Wesley, and John Wiley & Sons. He left the position of Sales Director at Springer in 1996 to join FSB Associates to launch its website development efforts. The first website launched by FSB was for Sue Grafton, and was one of the first author sites on the web. John co-founded Pub Site in 2017 to offer aa easy-to-use website builder for books and authors.

One Response to “Author Websites Made Easy with John Burke”

  1. Dale Davis says:

    We are three years into writing a textbook on individual financial planning and investing for students and individual investors. We would benefit from talking with a few experienced individuals about obtaining permissions for copyrighted material, proofreaders and some specifics about formatting the text..

    We drove over to the Dove Library in Carlsbad this morning expecting to join your meeting only to learn they had no record of any writing organization meeting there this morning at 10:00 AM. After we arrive at the Dove Library, how do we find your meeting?

    If you have contact information about

    1. Getting permissions for copyrighted material
    2. Proof readers
    3. Formatting advice

    please provide us with the contact information so we can choose who we wish to contact.. We think the time is ripe for us to be getting the permissions we need before the book gets any further along.

    Lynn and Dale Davis

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