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Understanding and Unlocking Amazon and Online Marketing

  • 22 Aug 2015
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • El Segundo Library 111 W. Mariposa Ave, El Segundo CA 90245


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Understanding and Unlocking Amazon and Online Marketing

with Author & Illustrator A.J. Cosmo 

What’s a marketing platform? How do you grow a Twitter following? Do you need an email list? Is there a secret to Amazon’s sales ranking? Is it worth it to buy Facebook ads? What makes a good cover? What in the world is copy? How do you get reviews?

If you are a children’s book author, these questions are bound to come up.

Whether you are self-published or have a three book deal with the big five, you need to understand modern marketing and what it takes to sell yourself as an author. This one day class will give you the tools necessary to start building your author platform and will offer insights into the changing publishing landscape. Amazon hasn’t just changed how we publish, it has changed what we publish.

Interested in learning more?


A.J. Cosmo is the full-time independent author and illustrator of over forty children’s books including the best selling “The Monster That Ate My Socks.” He is also a consultant and publisher to other independent writers and illustrators.

Date: August 22, 2015, Saturday

Time: 1 - 4 PM

Venue: El Segundo Public Library

Fee: $40

*$10 Discount for CBW-LA Members.

*Non-members pay the full amount.

*Fee includes workshop materials, handouts, worksheet and a copy of the authors’ book SOAKED.



What a way to start summer… I should have never stood up to that bully Jacob. It was just a water balloon thrown to save my friend’s behind during recess. Now we’re on a bus heading home and everyone gets the same text: “$500 gift card and full immunity to the kid that brings me Aiden- Jacob.” I’m Aiden by the way, and the entire fourth grade is staring at me. Hopefully, with my friend’s help, we can get off at the next stop, three miles from my house, and make it home before the entire neighborhood finds us. Soaked is the first middle-grade novel by author/illustrator A.J. Cosmo. Filled with humor and suspense, this surprising page turner is a tale of friendship, courage, and standing up for what’s right. For 3rd-5th grade readers.

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