Martin County Library System Press Releases

January 4, 2012

Hobe Sound Public Library Hosts Author’s Two Autobiography Workshops and BookTour Talk Jan. 14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                       

DATE:  JANUARY 4, 2012                                                  

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403   


Sarasota author to present autobiography workshops

and book tour talk Jan. 14

WHO:              The Friends of the Hobe Sound Library, Inc., in support of the Martin County System


                        1) Saturday, January 14, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

                        Workshop:  Yes, You!  An Entertaining Autobiography in Three Easy Steps


Have you always wanted to share your life stories, but didn’t know where to begin?  Would you like to leave a profound personal legacy for your children, grandchildren, and descendants?

The Hobe Sound Public Library invites you to join Liz Coursen, author of The Complete Biography Workbook, January 14, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. and again at 3:30 p.m., when Liz will present an hour-long program about how to organize, compose, and publish a compelling, thoughtful autobiography.

  • Learn how to organize your life history
  • Learn how to tell your most important stories and how to tell them well
  • Learn how to avoid common autobiography-writing mistakes
  • Learn how to get your autobiography published

 The Complete Biography Workbook received a rave review on C-Span’s BookTV and has been featured in numerous publications, including the Miami Herald, the Palm Beach Post, the Treasure Coast Palm, and the Ft. Myers News-Press.  It is in its fourth printing.  Her third book, Self-Publishing for the Self-Published Author, will debut at Hobe Sound.

 At 1:30 p.m. the same day, Liz will present a different hour-long program:

                            2) Saturday, January 14, 1:30 p.m.

                            Book Talk:    The Seven Steps to a Wildly Successful Book Tour

You may have written a book about war.  You may have written a book about peace.  You may have written a book about cheese that won’t stay still, or your prescription for life (or love) everlasting.  You may have written a book about the history of your hometown, or maybe even a book about how to write a book.

No matter.  At some point you’re going to want to spread the good news. Do you (secretly) expect a publisher to swoop down and carry you off to New York, where they’ll throw lavish parties in your honor and take out full-page ads promoting your book? Or, do you sit on your hands, waiting for the world to beat a path to your door on the strength of your book’s obvious merits?  No!  You go on a BOOK TOUR!

Join Sarasota author Liz Coursen, veteran of two book tours, as she discusses how to organize and implement an effective, efficient book tour.  Learn what to do and, perhaps just as important, what not to do.  Make a book tour an integral part of your overall marketing strategy.  Using Liz’s hard-won experience you can prepare for a wildly successful book tour the minute you leave the Library!

WHERE:          Hobe Sound Public Library, Community Room, 10595 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound

HOW:             Presented at no charge.  No reservations required.

For more information or to learn more about the Martin County Library System, call (772) 221-1403, visit the library website at or pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library.   


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