Websites for Authors and Books

Upcoming Appearances

Date Venue Address
October 12, 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm
Indie Author Day Coronado Public Library 640 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
More details to come!

Recent Appearances

Date Venue Address
July 11, 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm
Berrett-Koehler Author Marketing Workshop Best Western Island Palms Hotel & Marina 2051 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, California 92106
John Burke and Fauzia Burke will be speaking. More details to come!
June 9, 2019
9:00am - 9:45am
California Crime Writers Conference Doubletree Hilton
Culver City, CA.
Tech panel and demonstration with John Burke.
February 26, 2019
10:00am - 1:00pm
Build Your Own Website in a 3-Hour Workshop 2730 Historic Decatur Rd #202-204
San Diego, CA 92106
This hands-on, in-person workshop will teach you to build and launch a website from scratch or import the content from an existing site. You will walk in with no website development experience. You will walk out with the professional website you’ve always wanted and the skills to manage the new site on your own. Your author website is the single most important element of your branding. Take control of it with Pub Site. *Requirements: Since this is a hands-on workshop, you will need to bring your own laptop.
January 31, 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm
San Diego State University Writers' Conference 2019 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel 7450 Hazard Center Dr
San Diego, CA 92108
Whether your goal is direct feedback on your work from a top-tier agent or editor, or simply to elevate your craft and enjoy the camaraderie of a literary community, the SDSU Writers' Conference is for you. Enjoy three full days of breakout sessions in genre- and career-focused tracks, interactive events, an exciting lineup of literary luminaries, and networking opportunities galore. This event takes place from January 31, 2019 to February 2, 2019. Pub Site Co-Founder John Burke will be speaking at the SDSU Writers' Conference. John Burke is the vice president and COO of FSB Associates, a digital marketing firm specializing in books and authors. He has worked for a number of publishers including Crown, McGraw-Hill, Addison Wesley, and John Wiley & Sons. He left the position of sales director at Springer Publishing in 1996 to join FSB Associates to launch its website development efforts. Their first website — one of the first author sites on the web — was for Sue Grafton. Burke co-founded Pub Site in 2017 to offer an easy-to-use website builder for books and authors. Visit this link to learn more about the conference:
September 23, 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm
San Diego Writers, Ink 2730 Historic Decatur Rd #202-204
San Diego, CA 92106
In this hands-on, in-person workshop, you will learn how to use Pub Site, the easy-to-use platform for building author websites. By the end of the 3-hour session, you will have built your website! You will learn what you should have on your website, how to add text, images and links, how to integrate social media and a mailing list into your site, how to add bookseller links, and even ecommerce. Learn about search engine optimization and meta tags. Join John and Fauzia Burke, founders of Pub Site, for an easy and educational workshop! $45 for members, $54 for non-members. Bring your own laptop.
September 7, 2018
7:00pm - 8:00pm
San Diego Writers, Ink 2730 Historic Decatur Rd #202-204
San Diego, CA 92106
Free Presentation: Author Websites Made Easy by John Burke Co-Founder of Pub Site. It’s indisputable: All authors and small publishers must have their own mobile-friendly, professional looking website. It is, by far, the most important element of your marketing strategy. John Burke will take you through design, content, interactivity and functionality options for creating a successful and easy to maintain website. John has over 20 years of experience building author and publisher websites, including sites for Sue Grafton, Tom Clancy and Jonathan Kellerman.