Thursday, October 11, 2018

Take the Scary Out of Social Media, Blogging, Branding & Marketing

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

Things that most writers dread. 
  • Social Media
  • Blogging
  • Branding 
  • Marketing
Many of us thought writing meant . . . well . . . writing. We didn't sign up for adding these additional—often scary—skills to our publishing repertoire. But in today's world, these are necessary to ensure we reach our audience. 

So how does a writer come up to speed on all these additional tools? We can learn as we go, hoping we don't miss anything, or we can build on the experience of others. 
DiAnn Mills and I understand the requirements today's writers face. And we're here to guide you. We created the Mountainside Marketing Conference to give writers a chance to get away with experts and learn by doing. 

This year we're offering continuing classes on Book Launches, Blogging, and Instagram. Our workshops include instruction on Twitter, Facebook, Working with Images, Email Marketing, Video, and Amazon. Beyond that, we're bringing in Vincent Davis, an expert in Amazon marketing and Jen dePaula from Mixtus Media.

We've scheduled this conference for January 18 - 22, 2019. By having this event early in January, it enables writers to be better prepared to pitch at other conferences during the year. 

This is a working conference and writers should come expecting to spend time practicing as they learn. 

For more information and for the detailed schedule visit:

To register, call the Ridgecrest Conference Center at:

Sign up now, attendance is limited to ensure individual attention. 

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  1. I'm sorry, the comment here got deleted accidentally. I'm having some issues with blogger. I appreciate knowing that it's hard to figure out where this is being held. It's in Black Mountain, NC. I've added that to all the pages. Blessings, E

  2. Edie, I know I'm late here, but was wondering what the price is? I haven't been able to attend conferences for a few years, but would like to keep them in mind. With my health issues I'm probably going to need to start figuring a double price and including my husband in these things. IF I'm ever going to be able to get back into things.Good thing he's so talented.

    1. The conference fee is $275 per person, room is $75 per night if there is just one person on the room. Meal package (including every meal) is $140. Here’s the link the the registration with all the details:

  3. Edie, I have a debut book coming out Spring of 2019, and need to know how to use my social media outlets for my best advantage. I would say I’m more than a beginner, but not a seasoned social media user. Will this focus specifically on book marketing, and would it be good for me? Or would most of it be for beginners? If possible, I’d love to get this feedback today. Thanks!

    1. This will be an in depth conference covering all levels of expertise from beginner to advanced. It’s hands on and has opportunities to practice what you’re learning.