The annual Authors Marketing Event (AME) is created to give published authors an opportunity to learn about marketing strategies specifically for authors. AME offers a wide variety of sessions that range from basic knowledge to in-depth understanding and use of marketing and publishing.
During the event, each paid participant may attend the various sessions offered and have a validation signed by the official lecturer/speaker for the given session they are conducting. When a paid attendee has collected no less than 10 lecture/speaker signatures during the event, they are then eligible to receive an Authors Marketing Certification (AMC) for that year only.
The AMC is only valid for authors who attend a marketing session that is a sanctioned event produced and sponsored by the Authors School of Business, LLC., (ASB).
The certification is only valid for one year and must be renewed with a minimum of five (5) hours of marketing sessions either held during the annual AME or at an event produced and sponsored by ASB.
Paid attendees who meet the ten (10) hour minimum certification are then allowed to use the initials AMC after their name during the one-year period. Those who have already received an Authors Marketing Certification and continue to renew it annually may use the AMC designation until such time that they no longer renew their certification.
Receiving the AMC designation is not restricted to membership in the ASB organization. Any published author who meets the requirements listed above is entitled to receive the AMC designation.
There is no additional cost for receiving this certification from ASB. The author pays only the cost to attend any sanctioned event produced and sponsored by ASB and is responsible for gathering validation signatures from presenters.
Authors who have received the AMC designation will be listed on the ASB website as an AMC designee, with a link to a website of their choice. This listing is restricted to the time and conditions listed above.