Dan Blank

Dan Blank
Founder, We Grow Media

Website | @DanBlank

Dan Blank is the founder of WeGrowMedia.com where he has worked with hundreds of writers, helping them build an audience for their books, and ensures their work has an impact with readers that builds a lasting legacy. He teaches online courses in author platform development, digital content strategy and marketing, as well as runs in-person workshops and provides consulting services for both writers and publishers.

Dan has worked with both traditionally published bestselling authors as well as first-time writers self-publishing their work. He has worked for companies such as Workman Publishing, Perseus Books Group, The Kenyon Review, Writers House, F&W Media, Writers Digest, Library Journal, Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, Mediabistro and others. He speaks regularly at writing and publishing conferences including BookExpo America, Writer’s Digest Conference, AWP, Thrillerfest, Digital Book World, SCBWI, NYU Center for Publishing, James River Writers, Grub Street’s The Muse & Marketplace, and many others.

You can find Dan via his blog at http://WeGrowMedia.com, on Twitter at http://twitter.com/DanBlank, and on LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/in/danblank2).


Location: Duffy/Columbia Level:
Stephanie Anderson (Darien Library), Dan Blank (We Grow Media), Rachel Fershleiser (Tumblr), Kassia Krozser (Booksquare.com), Kevin Smokler (Kevin Smokler enterprises)
Anyone can tell an author/bookseller/publisher or library to be "engaged with the community." But how and why? What are the metrics/case studies that back up this feel-good but time consuming approach? In this session we'll hear great stories of local literary engagement from the authors, companies and organizations that practice it and believe books are a vital part of a region's ecosystem. Read more.


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