Authors—How To Choose & Use Social Media. Best Social Media—for You!

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The best social media for authors is. . . whichever works best for you!


By now you know building your “author platform” is crucial to publishing success—regardless of whether you plan to self-publish or go with a traditional publisher.


Join us for a fun, straightforward, and honest exploration of social media for authors. You’ll learn:

  • Which social media platform will give you the best return on your time investment?
  • Where are your readers?
  • How to turn efforts spent on social media from a time-suck to a valuable community building resource
  • Which social networks will you be most comfortable with?
  • How will you fit this in to the rest of your busy life?
  • Can you really sell books on social media?

It’s not "whether-or-not" you should include social media in your authorship plan, but which platform is right for you!



Workshop leader Kelsye Nelson is an author and publishing professional. She teaches the Business of Digital Publishing course at the University of Washington and is the founder of Avasta Press. Kelsye helps authors across genres publish and market their books.


She has worked with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, CreateSpace, Google Play, Blurb, Kickstarter, Wattpad, Booktracks and many other publishing tools and platforms.


Kelsye believes in building writing community, both online and offline, and loves supporting local authors. Connect @Kelsye or



Wine & Cheese, Brownies & Tea provided. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for snacks & social. Workshop starts at 7 p.m.


Free & Easy Parking's Included in Your Ticket!


This event's hosted by Seattle Free Lances < >. Founded in 1921 as a society of professional writers, Seattle Free Lances welcomes all publishing professionals and writers actively working toward publication.


We support the success of our published members and writers who intend to publish. We meet once a month, usually on the first Tuesday evening, to share stories, seek encouragement, and enjoy the company of our fellow writers.

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