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"Start Your Author Platform" with Stephanie Barko

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St. Edward's University, Moody Hall 204
3001 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704

2/4/2017 From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

$49 members (sign in for member pricing)

$109 nonmembers

This class is sold out. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please call our office: 512-499-8914. No walk-up registrations will be accepted.

Please read all policies as noted below and on our Classes page.

Location Note: This class is held in Moody Hall, Room 204. This is a different building from past years' classes at St. Edward's University. You can find a campus map here

Selling beyond friends and family requires a forum and following for your material long before your book is released. Learn the infrastructure you need to attract readers and the media and how to work it.

Come gather with other writers who are early in their careers and discover

  • three essential elements for modern book promotion
  • a verifiable following that you can engage and enumerate
  • some clever ways to get your name out there.


This class will be appropriate for writers ready to promote their books and writers still working on manuscripts but thinking ahead.

About the instructor: 

Stephanie Barko is a literary publicist whose award-winning clients include traditional publishers and their authors, small presses, and independently published authors. She has been shepherding nonfiction and historical fiction for American authors since 2006. This spring Stephanie will speak on the publishing industry as a SXSW Interactive Mentor/Presenter.

REGISTRATION BY MAIL: If your browser has difficulty with our website store, or if you prefer to mail in a check, click HERE for a class registration form. The document provides instructions on where to mail it.

NOTE: Once a purchase has been made, tickets are not refundable and registration cannot be transferred to a different class or event. No exceptions will be made. If you purchase a ticket and then find you cannot attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at or 512-499-8914 and let us know so that we can update the class roster. For policies, please visit our Classes page.


This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at

Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to


The Writers' League of Texas would like to thank St. Edward's University for its generous support and commitment to community, ongoing education, and the arts. Visit