Empowering authors to publish, promote, and sell more books.
Tips  •  Resources  •  Discussions  •  www.stlouispublishers.org

Next Meeting: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Creating Relationships for Marketing Your Book

You should be thinking about how to market your book before you even finish writing it, and that means making relationships with your audience. Creating genuine relationships is the best way to appeal to readers and sell more books.

It is important for you to attract people to your website and social media channels who really are interested in what you write. Just as importantly, having a genuine interest in them helps this process work both ways and ensures long-term success.

On November 8th, authors Mike DePung and Tim Yohe will share their experiences in creating these kinds of relationships, including how to:

      • establish honest connections with followers
      • gain a clearer sense of your target audience
      • create future sales of your publications
      • stick to the most useful social media platforms
      • create an author website (with walkthroughs for Wix and WordPress)

Mike DePung publishes regularly on blogs and social media and is the author of the forthcoming nonfiction book Discover Self. Create Purpose: Superhero You and the forthcoming novel The Fellowship of the Heart. Mike volunteers as the Secretary of the SLPA.

Tim Yohe is the Social Media Director of the SLPA and will share his personal relationships with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn and their importance to book marketing. Tim is also a blogger and the author of Limestone and Its Paranormal Properties: A Comprehensive Approach to the Possibilities. He is currently working on his first historical fiction novel, entitled Miracle on Chigger Hill.


Monthly Meeting Admission 

  • Members – FREE

  • Non-member Guests – $10 per person, cash or check at the door

(Guest fee will be applied to Membership if you decide to join at that meeting)
Doors open at 6:30 PM for networking. Business meeting begins at 7:00 PM and continues till 8:30 PM.

Our regular Monthly Meeting location
(the second Wednesday of every month)

THE HEIGHTS: Richmond Heights Community Center
Argus Room  •  8001 Dale Ave.  •  Richmond Heights, MO 63117

Here's a link to Google Maps for location and directions.

Learn about the benefits of SLPA membership here

When you're ready to join, click here

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Meetup:  


What's Coming Up?

SLPA Members and Guests!

Your latest  SLPA News & Views is available.

(example front page)

Navigate to the Newsletter Archive under the Resources tab at the top of this page to view prior issues.

You'll find present and past newsletters chock full of valuable information, researched and recommended by our experienced newsletter team.

If you are not an SLPA Member yet, view the newsletter online or pick up a copy at our next Monthly Meeting. Many SLPA Members say that the quality of this resource is one big reason they became a member.

Members: Submit your article to the newsletter! Click here for details: Submission guidelines

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software