The Connective Collective is a FREE monthly conference call exclusively for authors to discuss and collaborate on advertising, marketing, publishing, and the business of being an author.

WHY offer these calls?
Our community is full of other authors just like you. And it’s important to realize you’re not alone. Writing might be solitary but publishing doesn’t have to be.
Mark your calendar: We “meet” via phone (conference) call the first Tuesday of every month at 7p eastern! Don’t miss it. I mean, you have no excuse really. You don’t even have to wear pants!
The Collective is perfect for:
  • Authors who need help learning the ins and outs of self/indie publishing
  • Authors who would like to take their marketing to the next level (self- trad- or hybrid published authors)
  • Authors who enjoy connecting with readers (even if they don’t necessarily love the “marketing” stuff) and want to learn how to connect with more people for less time invested.
  • Self-published, indie, and traditionally published authors
  • Authors who are doing well in marketing or sales–SHARE your knowledge!
  • Authors who want to network with fellow writers. This is a great small group opportunity to get to know some of the names you see your readers talking about! Find someone to trade back matter or even connect with a new Critique Partner!
Want to know how to get the most out of our group? Participation! We encourage you to speak out on the call with either questions or comments. If you are a little shy, that’s okay too. We’re going to make it our mission to bring you out of your shell.
And the best part? It’s a phone call. No video. Feel free to stay in your PJs. I know you author types have something against getting dressed if you don’t have to. No more excuses, get involved. We want to hang out with you!
Get major insights like never before in this FREE monthly call!

And be sure to find us on Facebook where the conversation continues. Ask questions, get answers, hear what’s working for others.

 Don’t want to wait for next month’s call? Catch up on what you missed!

Access past recordings by clicking on their title below:


Nine Ways You’re Wasting Your Newsletter

All the chatter in the author marketing community is about how to build your list. Nowadays, with an Instafreebie account or a multi-author giveaway, that’s the easy part. What about how to keep them engaged? Finally, let’s talk about that. If you’re doing any of the 9 things on this list, you’re wasting your time and $$ on your list efforts. With Heather Hildenbrand & special guest Jennifer Snyder.

Help! My Facebook Ads Suck!

Getting started with Facebook ads: How to target, dos and don’ts of images, and how to know when to tweak. Learning what those numbers on your reporting/dashboard means makes all the difference! with Michael Cooper.

How To Scale Up/ Starting Small

A look at a “Getting Started Strategy” for Facebook ads, Twitter ads, and AMS ads. How to start small and build as you go. With Heather Hildenbrand.

Make the Most of Author Signings

How to make the most out of author book signings and conferences with Teri Dees Edney.

Heather’s Marketing Strategy Update

Find out what’s working and what’s not for building a series’ fan base from scratch: everything from Newsletters to AMS ads with Heather Hildenbrand.

“How to Do It All”

“If I can do it, so can you.” Publishing a book a month while working a full time job and juggling all the things. With author, Kelly Martin.

Getting Started with Facebook Ads

Getting started with Facebook ads with bestselling author, Elicia Hyder.

Getting Started with Audio Books

Getting started with Audio Books: Tips & Strategies for producing your own books or hiring narrators. This is geared specifically toward ACX as a production/distribution platform but there are options for other methods as well. With Heather Hildenbrand.

Creative Wellness

How to create and maintain a Creative Wellness Lifestyle–and why it’s so important that you do–as an author. With bestselling author, Chelsea Fine.

Balancing Author Lifestyles 

Writing, Editing, Publishing, Advertising, Social Media, and the entire rest of your REAL LIFE: Friends, Family, Jobs, Responsibilities… we juggle a lot as authors. How do we keep it all balanced? With bestselling author, Carey Heywood.

Handling Stress & Burn Out

How to handle the pressure that comes with being an author and running your author business (along with all the other things that compete for attention in our lives) with Heather Hildenbrand.

Investment VS Expense

If you’ve never managed a business before, money management and company budgets might be completely foreign to you. We’ll discuss the important of re-investment in your author business and how to tell the difference between investment (you’ll get something back for this, maybe even more money than you spent!) and expenses–and how to track both. With Heather Hildenbrand.

What To Do When You’re Not Selling

When your books aren’t selling and you feel like the only thing left you haven’t tried is QUITTING, you need to hear this. With Heather Hildenbrand

The Six Figures a Month Club

Want to hear how the Six-Figure Club does it? Bestselling author, Katy Regnery, talks about how she runs her author business and the tips and strategies that work for her to continue earning six figures a month.



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