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Berkeley (Zoom): Taking Your Book from Unknown Entity to Bestseller

May 15, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Taking Your Book from Unknown Entity to Bestseller – A conversation on May 15, 2022

On May 15th, our annual book marketing panel will feature Quinn Ward (Six-Figure-Selling Author), Keri-Rae Barnum (Director of New Shelves Books), and Jane Ubell-Meyer ( The conversation will be moderated by Karma Bennett, Berkeley Branch president. Feel free to join for a chance to meet our panelists.

Meet our Book Marketing Panelists

Quinn Ward of Author Ad School

Quinn Ward is the six-figure author of over two dozen contemporary gay romance novels, including the best-selling Homeruns Series. They’re the senior adviser at Author Ad School, mentoring students to achieve higher profitability through Amazon Ads and optimized marketing.

You can learn more about them at or follow them on Facebookor Twitter @quinnwardwrites. To join their 5-Day Author Ad Profit Challenge, join their group here.

Keri-Rae Barnum of New Shelves Books

Keri-Rae Barnum is the Executive Director of New Shelves Books. Over the last few years, Keri has parlayed her 15 years of varied marketing experiences and turned her attention to book sales and marketing. Her focus and strengths are helping publishers and authors skip the “learning curve” and become truly successful at advertising, review acquisition and book sales online, in libraries, and in stores. She is a keyword expert and creator of highly successful Amazon and online ads. She can be found at

You can learn more about New Shelves at or follow them on Facebook@NewShelvesBooks. You can also reach Keri at or 518-261-1300, or follow her on Twitter and LinkedIn @KeriBarnum.

Jane Ubell-Meyer of Bedside Reading

Jane is the founder of Bedside Reading®, the world’s leader in placing and promoting books and authors in 5-star luxury hotels, the Hamptons, and the Media. This year,  Jane celebrates 21 years of placing books in the Hamptons (through her companies, Buzz Bags and Madison & Mulholland). In 2017, Jane re-launched and re-branded the business officially launching Bedside Reading®, providing authors the opportunity to expand their fan base by placing books physical books, audiobooks, and eBooks) in luxury hotels, creating book marketing events from Aspen to Santa Monica.

You can learn more about Bedside Reading® at


Admission is $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Hardship pricing is available.

All events on Zoom.

12:00 Club leaders check-in
12:30 Networking in breakout rooms with members & guests

Featured Speakers

1:00 Announcements and Election
1:30 Taking Your Book from Unknown-Entity to Bestseller panel
2:30 Book Sales & Networking

See meetings for more info.

Zoom link is in the booking confirmation when you get tickets, and will be sent immediately via email upon ticket purchase.


May 15, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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