Sean Cranbury


Sean Cranbury is a publishing and communications expert specializing in social strategy, digital publishing, project management and public speaking.

Sean has extensive experience working in traditional and digital publishing. In addition, he has designed global social media strategies for non-profit organizations in the healthcare and arts sectors.

He has spoken on the digital transition in publishing at the Masters of Publishing program at Simon Fraser University, the Summer Publishing Workshops, Surrey International Writers' Conference, and Bookcamp Toronto, among other places, and has spoken on social media integration at conferences across North America.

Sean is lead curator of the W2 Real Vancouver Writers' Series, host of Books on the Radio, organizer of Bookcamp Vancouver, and co-creator of the Advent Book Blog, a very successful viral book recommendation engine.

Sean Cranbury

SiWC Workshops

Friday 1:30pm

In this session writers will learn the basics of setting up social media media profiles that will directly impact and promote their work. Sean will explain which social media channels are worth your time and how to best leverage your voice and creative work in those spaces. Sean will provide advice, strategies, and insight gained from his online experience toward how any author can make simple, inexpensive, and engaging use of social media tools to connect directly with their fans.

Saturday 10:30am

Are you ready to Klout Facebook right in the Twitter? Join social media guru Sean Cranbury, freelance writer and social media expert Carol Tice, and freelance writer/social media consultant Amanda Vogel as they outline tips to help writers use Social Media for good rather than evil. 

Saturday 1:30pm

In this advanced session writers will learn how to maximize and innovate their current social media presence (website, blog, Twitter, YouTube, etc...) into a coordinated strategy designed to monetize their work while developing direct relationships with their readers. This engaging session will show writers how they can maximize their influence online, support their publisher's marketing efforts, and create genuine word of mouth advertising via direct relationships with their readers.