Book Marketing Bootcamp
A Virtual Workshop led by John Peragine

When: Saturday, April 25, 2-4pm
Where: Online via Zoom (participants will be sent log in information prior to the start of the workshop)
Cost: $15 for MWC Members, $20 for non-members, free to high school and college students; scholarships also available for those with financial need – contact Ryan Collins at for more information

***Please note: Due the ongoing situation with COVID-19, this workshop has moved to an online format via Zoom. Participants will received log in information prior to the start of the workshop. If you have questions about using this platform, please let us know. Thanks!

Any author who has published a book knows that writing “The End” at the end of the book, really means- “The Beginning”. Besides all the publishing tasks of editing, covers and interiors, there is the marketing piece. Selling a book is not matter of, “Write it and they will come,” there needs to be a solid marketing plan. This takes planning and strategy. When does marketing a book begin? The short answer is “Yesterday.” So, let’s get started!

In this workshop, participants will learn how to market their book from online strategies, social media, to book signings and how to leverage your book at conferences to buyers. Whether you are traditionally publishing or self-publishing, having an effective and realistic marketing plan is essential. The good news is that does not have to cost more than your mortgage, the bad news is there can be money pits that should be avoided. In this workshop you will learn to create a budget and a marketing plan that can be implemented immediately.

The strategies presented have helped a number of authors not only reach bestseller status in their genres, but book sales beyond their expectations.

Use the PayPal link below to register online, or call MWC at 309-732-7330 to reserve your place today.


Book Marketing Bootcamp – Registration

Instructor Bio:
John Peragine is a published author of 14 books and has ghostwritten more than 100 others. He has been a contributor for HuffPost, Reuters, The Today Show, Bloomberg News and The New York Times. He has written for Wine Enthusiast, Grapevine Magazine,, WineMaker magazine, and Writer’s Digest. Peragine is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and has presenting workshops on writing and publishing all across the US. His newest book, Max and the Spice Pirates will be released September 2020.

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Illinois Arts Council Agency.