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Meetings are held at the Pyramid Pyramid Brewery & Alehouse, 901 Gilman Street, Berkeley, California. Registration starts at 8:30 am, the meeting starts at 9:30, and the program starts at 10:00. Pre-pay is now available using PayPal! Click the button next to the meeting and follow directions. Payment at meeting by cash or check is also still accepted. Members must register by 5:00 PM the Friday before the meeting to receive the reduced rate. Registration and pre-pay ends at 5:00 PM Friday. Drop-ins are welcome Saturday on a first-come, first-serve basis.
June 13, 2015 - Jonah Stein
Search engine optimization and driving traffic to your website to sell books!!!!!!
Jonah Stein has 19 years of online marketing experience and is the founder of ItsTheROI, a San Francisco Search Engine Marketing Company that specializes in ROI driven SEO and PPC initiatives. Jonah has spoken at numerous industry conferences including Search Engine Strategies, Search Marketing Expo (SMX), SMX Advanced, SIIA On Demand, the Kelsey Groups Ultimate Search Workshop and LT Pact. He also developed panels on Virtual Blight for the Web 2.0 Summit and the Web 2.0 Expo. He has written for Context Web, Search Engine Land and SEOBook. In addition to his agency practice, Jonah is the cofounder of two SaaS companies, including CodeGuard.com, a cloud based backup service that provides a time machine for websites and Fantasktic.com, a WordPress support and service company that helps customers move WordPress sites. Clients run the gamut from B2B enterprise software companies and ecommerce sites to well known consumer brands such as GoPro.com
July 2015 - No Meeting
August 8, 2015 - Mark Coker, Smashwords
Introduction to eBook Self-publishing
Mark Coker is the founder of Smashwords. Its mission is simple, says Coker. "We want to create the world's single best ebook publishing and distribution platform for our indie authors, publishers, literary agents and retailers."
Coker is the co-author of Boob Tube, a novel that explores the wild and wacky world of Hollywood celebrity. He also wrote the Smashwords Book Marketing Guide (how to market any book for free), the Smashwords Style Guide (how to format, produce and publish an ebook) and The 10-Minute PR Checklist (helps entrepreneurs and business managers think more strategically about public relations).
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