Bestseller in a Weekend Alum Laura Brandes Scores A Columnist Gig Through Networking

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Laura Brandes credits Alicia Dunams and Bestseller in a Weekend with helping her gain a major columnist position. Brandes is an alumni of Bestseller in a Weekend, founded by Alicia Dunams.


The networking in Bestseller in a Weekend is powerful. I got a column before my book even launched!

Laura Brandes adds a new credit to her list of accomplishments as she debuts her column on Sports Networker this week. Brandes, who has worked with industry icons such as adidas, Nike, and Reebok, was invited to share her experiences on Sports Networker after participating in Bestseller in a Weekend, an intense three-day workshop that takes would-be authors from an idea to a finished manuscript.

Aside from preparing its attendees to write, the Bestseller in a Weekend program includes exercises for leveraging social media to market one’s personal brand. Asked to comment on her experience with the demanding assignments, Brandes said, "The networking in Bestseller in a Weekend is powerful. I got a column before my book even launched!” Indeed, her first column for Sports Networker underscores the need for teamwork in any company’s culture.

Brandes will be featured, along with five other expert authors, during the Bestseller Virtual Launch Party on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 (1-3 p.m. PST / 4-6 p.m. EST).

This Google Hangout event will spotlight Brandes’ upcoming book, Athlepreneurs - 8 Lessons From Athletes to Start Your Business as a Champion, a practical guide to entrepreneurial success, using the winning tricks of competitive athletes.

The launch party will also introduce the work of authors Mark Brodinsky, Dr. Connie Hebert, Erfan Hettini, Vivianne Israel, and Rhonda L. Liebig, as each expert shares tips that attendees can apply to their own businesses and lives.

Alicia Dunams, creator of the Bestseller in a Weekend coaching workshop mentioned above, will give away autographed books and other surprise extras while hosting the two-hour live session.

Limited spots remain for the chance to hear Brandes and our other experts speak. Register for free now by visiting Bestseller Virtual Launch Party.


Alicia Dunams is the founder of Bestseller in a Weekend, a live online workshop that helps business professionals write, publish, and market books in record time. Dunams also coaches her clients on how to promote their book and achieve bestseller status. To contact Alicia Dunams, please visit

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