Who: The Shebeen Club presents author, speaker, and sales trainer Shane Gibson
What: Selling Out: How Presales Can Make Your Book a Hit
When: 7-9pm Monday, October 25th (one week later than our usual date)
Where: A private dining room upstairs at Revel Room, 238 Abbott Street just off Gastown, near the Woodward’s Building
Why: Because Shane’s latest book sold out its entire first printing before it was officially available for sale. We want to know how, and so do you!
How (much): $20 early-bird tickets/$25 at the door includes dinner and a glass of wine or beer
I worked as Shane’s editorial assistant on his latest book, Guerrilla Social Media Marketing (co-authored with Jay Conrad Levinson, the Guerrilla Marketing Guru) and while I was typing it up, I kept thinking what a great book it was. This is by way of disclosure, not puffery. Seems thousands of others feel the same way: the book officially sold out its first printing on September 30th; it wasn’t actually in stores until October 3rd.
That is what you call a successful book launch.
Shane is here to tell us how he and Jay did that, and teach us techniques that we can use on our own book launches, whether we’re publishers, editors, or authors. I only know one tip: 85% of life is showing up, so show up on October 25th and prepare to learn powerful tools for marketing your book from an author who’s not afraid of success! At this point, it just might be scared of him!
Shane Gibson is an international speaker and author who has addressed over 100,000 people over the past sixteen years on stages in North America, Southern Africa and South America.
Shane’s books include Sociable! How Social Media is Turning Sales and Marketing Upside Down, Closing Bigger: the Field Guide to Closing Bigger Deals, and his new book published by Entrepreneur Press (McGraw Hill) called Guerrilla Social Media Marketing, co-authored with Jay Conrad Levinson.
Blogging since 2002, and podcasting since 2004 Shane drives the majority of his business from social media, and social networks. He has been published in numerous publications as an authority on the topics of leadership, marketing, social media, and sales performance. Some of these publications include CMA Magazine, the Financial Post, the Globe and Mail and Profit Magazine.
7-7:30 Meet & Mingle
7:30-8 Listen and Learn
8-9 Grinning maniacally while counting on your fingers and phoning your accountant
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Darn it. My childcare for tonight’s event fell through. I am home and you are all making your books sell out. Now I get no nice dinner out, no big hit book and three kids to put to bed. Sigh. I hope it went really well.
Well, Shane is having me video the whole thing on his iPhone, so you’ll be able to live vicariously except for the dinner part.