We’re excited about how this year has gone, and feel blessed to have shared it with all those whom we’ve had the pleasure to meet and work with over the course of the last several months. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, we discovered that we could organize and promote not only in-person events that we call Encounters, but amazing online events that we call Experiences.
This year was our opening year and we have learned so much! Our priority is always to our members, We strive to put them first and offer as many benefits as we can to them. This year’s benefits included networking for aspiring authors, new industry connections for established authors and innovative help with social media for our supporters. We look forward to creating and offering even more benefits.
We strive to be innovative in our thinking and always helpful in our actions. It is with this mindset that we made extensive changes to the website and our company guidelines on all levels. We added to our author services. There is a web page that explains the details which is visible to authors and supporter members when logged-in. We added the Become A Host page so that anyone wanting to be a part of Book releases, Book blitz, Blog hops, and tours can sign up. We have started building new directories that we hope will benefit members. We have also started establishing Encounters and Experiences that will become annual events for our members.
Even though our Membership Guidelines are changing our mission is not. It is still to bring together authors and readers in a unique, and intimate setting designed to give authors a chance to connect with their fans, and the fans (readers) the opportunity to spend time with their favorite authors, ask questions and be a part of the stories and worlds created by the authors.
We look forward to 2021 being even better. Our priority is to our members, so if you haven’t gone to our Membership subscription page and signed up, get over there quick because we’ve got great things in the mix.
Bethany Averie and Nan Jenkins
Founders and Owners
The Author Encounter