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Kent Gustavson
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"Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing." — Rumi
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+Kent Gustavson - love that you quote Rumi & Hafiz, 2 of my favorite poets!
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"Ever since happiness heard your name, it's been running through the streets trying to find you." — Hafiz
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hello i need a reasonable someone to be the friend of mine
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The only journey is the one within. - Rainer Maria Rilke
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Are you happy with your social media?

I've been there: you open Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and think, "This is useless..." Or even, "I give up; this is a waste of time!"

It's time to rethink your relationship to social media. We have a pretty incredible team, and the only way I can possibly PROVE to you that we can take you from zero to hero on social media, is by giving you a test drive.

My team thinks I'm crazy, but I've come up with a plan that we are calling "Attack Your Social Media". In 7 days, we will build all of your profiles, put a shot in the vein of real engagement on your profiles, and give you a genuine, no-BS boost in social media. That's not the crazy part. The insane part is that I'm offering all of this for $99:

Facebook (up to 6 posts a day)
- Genuine engagement
- Real likes (no bots or paid likes)
- Traffic (100% genuine traffic)
- Viral potential
Instagram (up to 6 posts a day)
- Genuine engagement
- Real favorites (no bots or paid favorites)
- Traffic (100% genuine)
- Viral potential
Google Plus (optimally one post a day)
- Genuine engagement
- SEO hashtag and keywords
- Real comments
- Traffic (100% genuine)
- Viral potential
- Possible 1st page search engine ranking
Twitter (up to 6 posts per day)
- Genuine retweets
- Real favorites
- Massive possible reach of tweets
- Viral potential

TOTAL: tens of thousands of not hundreds of thousands of impressions PER DAY by the end of our trial. Viral posts. A Klout score climbing quickly. Reputation and social proof.

Secure your place now: http://SocialMedia.ist

Why offer ALL OF THIS for just $99? Because I want you to see how great my team is, how hard they work, and how the work we do is all about real engagement, and building YOU up from the foundation upwards.

After 7 days, you can be happy with your results, pick up the red thread that we have started, and be super successful. Or you can decide to keep working with us. That will be completely up to you; no risk involved. Even from this 7-day boost, you will see a difference in your search engine rankings, and over time, your website traffic will increase dramatically.

We will literally be breaking even on this deal, if not losing money. For services like these, we usually charge standard "social media management" rates. This isn't just a basement price – it's unheard of.

But it's worth it for ME, because I will be able to (metaphorically) open the door for you, hand you the keys, and let you see what a dynamite approach to social media can do for your social proof, reputation, and ultimately your bottom line.

Don't wait too long; this is a limited time offer, and we can't handle more than a few clients at a time at this special price. We will open up more places in the future, but secure your spot now by visiting http://SocialMedia.ist and following the instructions there.
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+Kent Gustavson - "Maintenance mode" on your website now: will revisit again later.

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Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. - Steve Jobs
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well said
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Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit. ~Bernard Williams
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"Always do what you are afraid to do." — Ralph Waldo Emerson
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I know right
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Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven. - Henry Ward Beecher
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You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past. - Richard Bach
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The main thing, is to keep the main thing,.....
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Focus.
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Are you happy with your social media?

I've been there: you open Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and think, "This is useless..." Or even, "I give up; this is a waste of time!"

It's time to rethink your relationship to social media. We have a pretty incredible team, and the only way I can possibly PROVE to you that we can take you from zero to hero on social media, is by giving you a test drive.

My team thinks I'm crazy, but I've come up with a plan that we are calling "Attack Your Social Media". In 7 days, we will build all of your profiles, put a shot in the vein of real engagement on your profiles, and give you a genuine, no-BS boost in social media. That's not the crazy part. The insane part is that I'm offering all of this for $99:

Facebook (up to 6 posts a day)
- Genuine engagement
- Real likes (no bots or paid likes)
- Traffic (100% genuine traffic)
- Viral potential
Instagram (up to 6 posts a day)
- Genuine engagement
- Real favorites (no bots or paid favorites)
- Traffic (100% genuine)
- Viral potential
Google Plus (optimally one post a day)
- Genuine engagement
- SEO hashtag and keywords
- Real comments
- Traffic (100% genuine)
- Viral potential
- Possible 1st page search engine ranking
Twitter (up to 6 posts per day)
- Genuine retweets
- Real favorites
- Massive possible reach of tweets
- Viral potential

TOTAL: tens of thousands of not hundreds of thousands of impressions PER DAY by the end of our trial. Viral posts. A Klout score climbing quickly. Reputation and social proof.

Secure your place now: http://SocialMedia.ist

Why offer ALL OF THIS for just $99? Because I want you to see how great my team is, how hard they work, and how the work we do is all about real engagement, and building YOU up from the foundation upwards.

After 7 days, you can be happy with your results, pick up the red thread that we have started, and be super successful. Or you can decide to keep working with us. That will be completely up to you; no risk involved. Even from this 7-day boost, you will see a difference in your search engine rankings, and over time, your website traffic will increase dramatically.

We will literally be breaking even on this deal, if not losing money. For services like these, we usually charge standard "social media management" rates. This isn't just a basement price – it's unheard of.

But it's worth it for ME, because I will be able to (metaphorically) open the door for you, hand you the keys, and let you see what a dynamite approach to social media can do for your social proof, reputation, and ultimately your bottom line.

Don't wait too long; this is a limited time offer, and we can't handle more than a few clients at a time at this special price. We will open up more places in the future, but secure your spot now by visiting http://SocialMedia.ist and following the instructions there.
100 Million Views ! Our Founder and CEO, Dr. Kent Gustavson, has had more than 100 million views on his social media profiles. What does he use them for? That's another question. If you want to have this “problem”, “Attack Your Social Media” is the best way to start.
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It's useless. I don't get around much anymore. 
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The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. ~Mary Pickford
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Indie publisher, TEDx speaker, musician & award-winning author.
Introduction
Kent Gustavson, PhD is a thought leader in the world of independent publishing. As an award-winning author, owner of an acclaimed indie publishing house, and founder of a successful author mentorship program, he has the rare distinction of having a 360-degree perspective of the indie publishing world. Through the wide scope of his accomplished career he’s developed boldly innovative approaches to indie publishing that yield real results.

Kent is highly regarded for writing the definitive biography of music icon Doc Watson, 'Blind But Now I See'. The book won the Next Generation Indie Book Award and has circulated around 50,000 copies. His publishing company, Blooming Twig, has published more than 300 books—many of which have become bestsellers and garnered major indie awards. With his esteemed mentorship program, 'Walk out with a book', he has codified his successes as an author and a publisher into a method that yields bestselling results for first-time / early-career authors. 

His progressive, and pragmatic, approach to publishing stems from the empowering ethos of the D.I.Y. music scene. Here, artists took business matters into their own hands and created lucrative opportunities away from ivory tower major labels. “Traditional publishers are dying. With more accessible methods to print via the internet, like e-books, the power is given back to individual authors and small, hardworking publishers,” Kent explains. “A whole new era is blossoming; it’s like the French Revolution for books.”

From systematic principles that make that monumental step of starting a book less daunting to revelatory publishing advice, Kent offers guidance for authors every step of the way. "I'm all about conversation, connection, and truth," he says. "It's an amazing new time. It's possible for everyone to find success as an author."
Bragging rights
Have rescued and fostered countless animals.
Education
  • Stony Brook University
    PhD in Composition, 2004 - 2007
  • Stony Brook University
    MA in Composition, 2002 - 2004
  • Middlebury College
    Music & German, 1996 - 2000
  • Erich Fried Gesamtschule Ronsdorf
    1995 - 1996
  • Caddo Magnet High School
    1994 - 1995
  • St. Paul Academy and Summit School
    1992 - 1994
  • Stillwater Junior High School
    1990 - 1992
  • Lily Lake Elementary School
    1989 - 1990
  • Marine Elementary School
    1985 - 1989
  • South Highlands Elementary Magnet School
    1983 - 1985
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Birthday
November 24
Work
Occupation
Indie Publisher, Speaker, Author & Musician
Skills
Publishing, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Books, Public Speaking, Music, Teaching, Blogging, Social Media, Higher Education, Innovation, Guitar, Composition, Motivational Speaking, Speech Writing, Writing, Ghostwriting, Editing, Graphic Design, Executive Coaching, Business Coaching, Copywriting, Folklore, American Studies, Folk Music, History, Music Industry, Musicians, Small Business, Start-ups, Interviews, Literature, Social Networking, Proofreading, Web Design, Publicity, Content Development, Ebooks, Non-fiction, Lecturing
Employment
  • Blooming Twig Books
    CEO, 2005 - present
    Award-winning indie publisher in Tulsa and New York.
  • Stony Brook University
    Faculty Director, 2010 - 2011
  • Stony Brook University
    Adjunct Professor, 2003 - 2011
    Music Department European Languages Department Writing & Rhetoric Department Leadership and Service Program
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
New York, New York
Previously
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania - Milton, Pennsylvania - Tulsa, Oklahoma - Wagoner, Oklahoma - Sound Beach, New York - Shreveport, Louisiana - Holden Village, Chelan, Washington - Middlebury, Vermont - Stony Brook, New York - Jerusalem, Israel - Wuppertal Ronsdorf, Germany - Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota - Saint Paul, Minnesota - Stillwater, Minnesota - Taylor Ferry, Oklahoma -
Contact Information
Work
Phone
1-866-389-1482,704
Email
Address
320 S. Boston, Suite 1026 Tulsa, OK 74103