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20 visual marketing strategies that will help you reap the rewards that come with visually communicating with your audience. This is a visual marketing resource that leaves no stone left unturned!
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The Tools You Need to Give Your Book the Launch it Deserves

Book launches are not only for big name authors or people with deep pockets.

A successful launch doesn’t require heaps of cash, a huge network or a secret handshake.

If you have a well planned launch – with clear goals and objectives you expect to achieve – your launch may be dramatically more effective and fruitful than a well-financed but unfocused one.

So, get rid of the idea that you only have a specific set of skills and talents for specific tasks, or that there is some sort of exclusive club for successful authors that you’re not a part of.

You can have a strong and successful launch that grows and transforms your writing career.

And we can help.

"The Book Launch Toolkit is a fantastic and much-needed resource that bundles a huge amount of information into one tidy little package. With sample plans and useful worksheets for tracking your campaigns, it’s got everything you need to know to announce to the world that you’ve arrived."

—Suzanne Harris, Get-it-Written Strategist

Ready to get started?

Find all the details here: http://www.yourwriterplatform.com/book-launch-toolkit/

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Book Launches are Not Only for Big Name Authors or People with Deep Pockets A successful launch doesn’t require heaps of cash, a huge network or a secret handshake.   If you have a well planned launch – with clear goals and objectives you expect to achieve – your launch may be dramatically more effective …
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Secrets of a Flawless Book Launch [webinar replay]

Here's what we cover in this free training:

1. The purpose of a book launch and why it’s important

2. Why most book launches fail

3. Six essential elements of a flawless book launch

4. How you can develop your own customized, step-by-step action plan for your next book launch

At the end of the video you'll find a link to access more info on the Book Launch Toolkit – which is on sale for $67 (with exclusive bonuses worth $114), until June 22nd, Midnight Pacific.

Here's what you'll find inside the Book Launch Toolkit:

A 100+ page PDF guide & 20 launch tools (each explained in detail so you'll not only know how to implement them, but why).

A complete guide to building your author platform (from yours truly)

An overview of the launch process

A detailed timeline of launch tasks (including sample launch plans that will help you plan the sequence of your launch events)

Your custom launch plan (a very cool feature that allows you to choose what tools you'll use in your launch, that automagically produces a check-box list of to-dos, organized by time frame)

Plus, 12 worksheets & checklists to keep you on track

We've designed the Book Launch Toolkit to be an action plan that you can start implementing immediately – without having to wade through a bunch of course materials or theory.

And if the launch of your book is imminent, and you have no platform or community in sight – we've covered that too!

There is a "Lean Launch Plan" section for those authors who have been too busy writing to have built up a mailing list of thousands or a robust social media following.

To find out more, click this link: https://bookdesigntemplates.leadpages.net/booklaunchtoolkit/

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The Book Launch Toolkit

If you're struggling with the what, the how and the when of planning your book launch, I've got you covered. 
https://bookdesigntemplates.leadpages.net/booklaunchtoolkit/

I've partnered up with +Joel Friedlander of The Book Designer to create this new product called the Book Launch Toolkit. In it, you'll find all the tools, training and templates you need to plan and execute a successful book launch.

Here's what you'll find inside:

A 100+ page PDF guide & 20 launch tools (each explained in detail so you'll not only know how to implement them, but why).

A complete guide to building your author platform (from yours truly)

An overview of the launch process

A detailed timeline of launch tasks (including sample launch plans that will help you plan the sequence of your launch events)

Your custom launch plan (a very cool feature that allows you to choose what tools you'll use in your launch, that automagically produces a check-box list of to-dos, organized by time frame)

Plus, 12 worksheets & checklists to keep you on track

We've designed the Book Launch Toolkit to be an action plan that you can start implementing immediately – without having to wade through a bunch of course materials or theory.

And if the launch of your book is imminent, and you have no platform or community in sight – we've covered that too!

There is a "Lean Launch Plan" section for those authors who have been too busy writing to have built up a mailing list of thousands or a robust social media following.

To find out more, click this link: https://bookdesigntemplates.leadpages.net/booklaunchtoolkit/

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Identifying Your Target Audience: The Top 8 Mistakes Writers Make

(Head to the post to grab the FREE cheatsheet!)

Defining your target audience is much easier said than done.

Many writers end up skipping this step because they fail to recognize its importance in their book marketing plans.

But the truth is, identifying and understanding the wants, needs and desires of your ideal readership can “make or break” your marketing strategy.

Without a solid grasp of what makes your readers tick – and what they are really searching for – you will waste a considerable amount of time and energy promoting your work to an indifferent market.

Or worse, you’ll begin to receive pushback or negative reviews from people that your book was never written for.

But there is good news…

For more: http://www.yourwriterplatform.com/identifying-your-target-audience-8-mistakes-writers-make/

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So you've got the excellent content, but have you done these 11 things to make blogging a successful marketing tool for your writing "business"?
Writing awesome blog posts is one thing. But content means jack sh*t, unless you follow these essential tips 'n tricks!
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Understand the importance of identifying your target audience but struggling with HOW to actually get it done?

Check out Part 1 of my new (and free) mini-course that will help walk you though not just what to to, but how to do it: The 4-Part System to Define and Attract Your Target Audience (Part 1: IDENTIFY)http://www.yourwriterplatform.com/define-and-attract-your-target-audience-1/

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14 Ways to Crash Your Book Launch – Authors, DO NOT Try This at Home

With a book launch – much like outrageous stunts or death-defying acts of daring – you really only have one chance to get it right.

Other book marketing and promotional strategies can be tweaked and refined over time, but your official book launch comes around but once, and you’ll need more than a smidgen of courage to see it through.

Launches Need to Pack a Punch

They need to build excitement and anticipation to a fever pitch, and on launch day, deliver on all the promises.

This doesn’t happen by accident.

Just like a carefully orchestrated stunt scene in a movie, your launch requires a detailed, step-by-step action plan to pull it off – to create a real and exciting experience for your audience.

Yet often authors are so focused on writing and editing their new book to a shine, they postpone the hard work of mapping out a launch strategy until too late in the game.

Usually with dire (or at least extremely disheartening) consequences.

For more...http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2015/06/kimberley-grabas/

  
14 Ways to Crash Your Book Launch – Authors, DO NOT Try This at Home by Kimberley Grabas explains why book launches need to build excitement and anticipation and how to do it.
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Are You Building Your Writer Platform at Gunpoint?

The pressure is constant.

Everywhere you turn these days, you hear the word.

Platform.

It’s a must have, a deal breaker.

And you’re told that if you expect any success at all as a writer, you should have started building yours three years ago.

You hope for an out, but it appears that nobody can escape its reach.

Whether an Indie or traditional author, a writer of fiction or nonfiction, published or still grinding through your debut novel – the robustness of your platform is continually questioned.

So you’ve tried.

You’ve tinkered with a free blog, only to have it succumb to a quiet and anonymous death.

You’ve dipped your toe into the social media whirlpool and found yourself repeatedly dragged under.

Branding, guest posting, speaking engagements, blogging, media kits, email marketing, blog tours, networking, interviews, conferences, webinars… seriously?!

Oh, and don’t forget that you also have to write a book worth reading. Even the sturdiest of platforms won’t support a book that’s garbage.

Or maybe you haven’t tried at all.

The web is rife with stories of the fruitless efforts of your writerly comrades; those who’ve already attempted the “platform thing” and failed miserably.

So why bother?

A writer’s life isn’t a cakewalk at the best of times, so why add more pain and suffering to your (possibly ill-chosen) life’s path?

If so many others have tried and failed, the concept clearly doesn’t hold water, right?

Still, the threat remains.

No platform building means no significant web presence, no engaged audience of adoring fans (or at least no direct access to them) and wasted opportunities for book marketing, promotion and visibility.

If you decide that building your writer platform is a colossal misuse of time, what’s your Plan B? How will you connect with your target readership, promote your work and build your authority and influence as an author?

Forced against your will, do you succumb to the pressure?

Read more at http://www.yourwriterplatform.com/writer-platform-at-gunpoint/

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Practical advice on how to actually enjoy building your writer platform.
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