BAIPA monthly meetings are now exclusively on Zoom, at least until we get through this COVID-19 crisis. The Zoom links will be provided to you via email on the Friday evening before, around 9 PM.
Therefore, all non-members MUST register in advance in order to participate. However, all current BAIPA members will get the Zoom info for the morning session automatically, but they must pre-register for the afternoon workshop.
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The general meeting begins at 9 am, the speaker presentation is at 11 am, after Q&A, networking time, introductions & announcements, followed by a lunch break from 12:15-1:00 PM, and then our Afternoon Workshop from 1-3 PM.
Graphic Design Secrets to Elevate Your Online Marketing
Tips & shortcuts to elevate your online marketing quickly & easily. Look like you hired a branding pro, even if you’re a design beginner.
– Pauline Wiles –
You know your book covers have only milliseconds to make a positive first impression, and the rest of your marketing material is no different. With so much book promotion now happening online, you and your books need to show up with appealing, attractive design on social media, in newsletters, and on your website. Effective, consistent visuals are key to building both trust and recognition, but unless you’re a graphic designer, it can feel overwhelming to achieve the professional look you’re seeking.
This presentation offers actionable tips to help you elevate your online marketing quickly and easily. You’ll learn a few universal design principles to keep you on the right track, along with some common mistakes which make professional designers weep! You’ll discover some low-cost tools to help you and shortcuts which save you time and stress.
Finally, we’ll discuss design trends for 2021, to help your marketing stay fresh and relevant.
Whether you want to work on your own, or feel more informed in discussing your project with a designer, you’ll leave this session with confidence to tackle your marketing visuals.
1. Why professional designers use the principle of less is more, and how you can too.
2. How to keep your designs and branding consistent across different platforms, including social media, your email list, and website.
3. Which free and low-cost tools give the best results for the least time spent.
Choosing and Using Images For Your Online Marketing
– Pauline Wiles –
Alongside your book covers, your online brand needs further images to appeal to readers and persuade them to take action. Learn how to choose them, make basic edits, and use the results effectively.
1. How to find on-brand photos and other images, without breaking the bank.
2. The easiest techniques – and tools – to edit images, so they meet your needs and appeal to your readers.
3. Why and how to repurpose your hard work, to save time and boost brand consistency.
4. How to safely adapt your online marketing images so they can be used for print materials.
About Our Speaker: Pauline Wiles
Pauline Wiles is a website designer who specializes in building simple but highly effective author websites. As an author herself, she noticed others were often overwhelmed by this task. Now, she aims not only to create beautiful and impactful writer websites, but also to dispel some of the myths around how difficult a web project should be.
British by birth, Pauline is now a contented resident of California, although she admits to an occasional yearning for afternoon tea and historic homes. Her professional resumé includes teaching computing to adults on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as desktop support, entrepreneurship education, and marketing analysis.
When not creating websites, Pauline can be found writing romantic comedy, or calculating how many miles she has to run to justify an extra piece of cake. She loves to travel, but adores coming home, too.
Connect with Pauline:
Email: [email protected]
- April 3, 2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: Zoom Event
This is exclusively an online event via Zoom.
Zoom links for the morning session will be provided in an email sent out the Friday evening before the event day, between 8:45 and 9 PM. If you have pre-registered and do not receive that email, please reach out to [email protected]