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If you're planning to launch your book soon (or you've recently launched with rather dismal results...), now's the time to learn how to SUCCESSFULLY plan and execute your book launch by grabbing the top-selling Book Launch Toolkit – on sale until Thursday! http://authortoolkits.com/booklaunchtoolkit/

What's included in the Toolkit, you ask? ;)

– The 103 page book in PDF format (includes a platform building guide + 20 book launch tools and strategies complete with instructions, links and additional resources)

– 7 Worksheets + 4 Cheat sheets: (Launch Process Overview, Platform Development Process Overview, Comparables Research Process Overview, Launch Content and Editorial Calendar Worksheet, Guest Posting Campaign Worksheet, Review Campaign Worksheet, Interview and Media Campaign Worksheet, Targeted Blog Tour Worksheet, Network Connections Worksheet, Contests and Giveaways Worksheet, Additional Book Launch Ideas Worksheet

– A sample Pre-Launch, Launch and Post Launch Plan

– An interactive launch plan (create your own customized pre-launch, launch and post launch plan)

AND loads more! Plus you can choose from three different package options. For more info, go here: http://authortoolkits.com/booklaunchtoolkit/

#booklaunch #bookmarketing

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Super comprehensive post via WriteToDone on how to "get found" by building a rock'n author website.

Creating Author Websites: The Definitive Guide http://writetodone.com/creating-author-websites/

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Experts say that creating author websites is crucial for aspiring authors. It's important to build your fan base before you start writing a book.
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If you're not too busy, is there any chance that you could possibly give my website a look over?

http://itsnotallgumdropsandunicorns.webs.com/
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AUTHOR BUSINESS PLAN [+ free 25 page workbook]

Does the thought of writing a business plan make you wince?

If you’d prefer to skip the spreadsheets in favour of a more “writer-friendly” planning process–because deep down you know you could use a bit more direction to move your writing career to the next level–you’re in luck! http://www.yourwriterplatform.com/author-business-plan/

I’ve designed this business plan framework with the creative entrepreneur in mind.

Yep, it’s still a business plan.

But I’ve tried to soften the corporate jargon, as well as give you ideas as to how you can use each section to grow your writing career.

I’ve also created a free downloadable workbook to guide you through the process and that you can complete at your own pace: http://www.yourwriterplatform.com/author-business-plan/

#marketing   #businessplan   #authorpreneur  
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Want a little free training on the exact tools, tips, and techniques you can use to turn your book into a bestseller?
https://xe172.isrefer.com/go/video3/YourWriterPlatform

Including:
– 4 book launch screw-ups most authors make (and how to avoid them)
– A counterintuitive (and free) approach to win people over and build buzz for your book
– 3 unconventional ways your book can boost your business, generate passive income, and bring clients to you
– Amazon’s “Rule of 3” secret to maximize sales
– The EXACT 3-step blueprint that’s launched bestselling books in dozens of industries and niches – it works even if you don’t have a list or audience

You can watch the Bestselling Book Launch Blueprint video training for free, right here: https://xe172.isrefer.com/go/video3/YourWriterPlatform (Plus you can download a free copy of “Book Launch: How to Write, Market & Publish Your First Bestseller in Three Months or Less.”)

#bookmarketing  #self-publishing
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Coming this Thursday! I'll be hosting a FREE Scrivener webinar with Scrivener Coach Joseph Michael, who will be showing you how to effortlessly write, organize, and export your book. I know I’m excited! Click here to register for the free training: http://bit.ly/1lrDIGs
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If you're planning to launch your book soon (or you've recently launched with rather dismal results...), now's the time to learn how to SUCCESSFULLY plan and execute your book launch by grabbing the Book Launch Toolkit – the price goes up TONIGHT! http://authortoolkits.wpengine.com/booklaunchtoolkit/

What's included in the Toolkit, you ask? ;)

– The 103 page book in PDF format (includes a platform building guide + 20 book launch tools and strategies complete with instructions, links and additional resources)

– 7 Worksheets + 4 Cheat sheets: (Launch Process Overview, Platform Development Process Overview, Comparables Research Process Overview, Launch Content and Editorial Calendar Worksheet, Guest Posting Campaign Worksheet, Review Campaign Worksheet, Interview and Media Campaign Worksheet, Targeted Blog Tour Worksheet, Network Connections Worksheet, Contests and Giveaways Worksheet, Additional Book Launch Ideas Worksheet

– A sample Pre-Launch, Launch and Post Launch Plan

– An interactive launch plan (create your own customized pre-launch, launch and post launch plan)

AND loads more! Plus you can choose from three different package options. For more info, go here: http://authortoolkits.wpengine.com/booklaunchtoolkit/

#selfpublishing   #bookmarketing  
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Your Biggest Book Marketing or Platform Building Roadblocks – And How to Overcome Them

In this post, I knock down some of the biggest stumbling blocks authors face, so that you can move past these frustrations, achieve traction and momentum in your writing career and finally get your book into the hands of your readers.

#bookmarketing   #authorplatform   #selfpublishing  
Move past the frustrations of your biggest author platform stumbling blocks to finally get your book into the hands of your readers.
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If you want to grow your email list, but have absolutely no idea where to start (or you've tried to grow your list, but haven't seen the results you'd hoped for), have a look through my latest guest post on TheBookDesigner.com:

10 Clever Ways to Grow Your Email List (Plus a Free Checklist + 3 Bonus Strategies)

http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2016/02/10-clever-ways-to-seriously-grow-your-email-list-plus-a-free-checklist-3-bonus-strategies/

(Make sure to grab the bonus PROMOTE checklist and the three additional strategies that I couldn't squeeze into the post.)

Happy list building! :)

#listbuilding   #bookmarketing   #writerplatform  
Do you know the simple formula to seriously grow your email list? Check out these ten clever strategies you can start implementing today.
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7 Book Marketing Trends Authors Can't Afford to Ignore [+ Free Download]

Now that we're several weeks into 2016, it's a good time to take a second look at your marketing and promotional plans for the year, and make adjustments to capitalize on some of the current – and most significant – marketing trends for authors.

To make it simple, I've written a new article (now live) for TheBookDesigner.com that outlines 7 relevant book marketing trends to help guide the development of your book marketing strategy.

http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2016/01/7-book-marketing-trends-authors-cant-afford-to-ignore/
To help guide the development of your book marketing strategy, here’s a list of seven relevant and significant marketing trends that should not be overlooked.
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Free Live Workshop on Becoming a Published Author

If you haven’t registered for the LIVE workshop, that’s easy to fix. Click here to register for free: 
https://xe172.isrefer.com/go/webinar/YourWriterPlatform
 
If you want to become a bestselling author

...finally finish your first book...
 
Or build your business, brand, or following...
 
Then you’ll love this FREE live presentation on becoming a published author (2pm Eastern and again at 9pm Eastern).
 
Here’s the scoop:
 
Chandler Bolt (Self-Publishing School) is pulling back the curtain on the exact system he's used, including strategies and case studies to tie everything together.
 
Click here to register for your free LIVE workshop >>
https://xe172.isrefer.com/go/webinar/YourWriterPlatform (There’s still space available, but you must register to reserve your spot.)
 
This happens TODAY, Wednesday, January 20, at 2pm Eastern, and again at 9pm Eastern.
 
You just click to pick the time that’s best for you... but there will NOT be a replay, so make sure you’re there. :)

#selfpublishing   #bookmarketing  
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A Powerful Author Brand Doesn't Happen By Accident, But By Design

Why does your work matter?

What experiences do you have to share with others and what value do you offer that only you can provide? Because, if you can’t easily and clearly articulate your vision or the purpose behind your work, you will never be able to convey its importance to others.

It’s not enough just to be good at what you write. You need to be able to create an emotional connection with your reader – often before they’ve had a chance to read your book. How you position your work, how you distinguish yourself from others in your field or genre, as well as how all your efforts are perceived or interpreted by your readers, can be the difference between a brand that’s fab, or one that fizzles.

Effective branding is foundational to the development of your writer platform and audience-building efforts. The author who can tap into what their readers yearn for – and construct an entire experience around what they crave – is the author that earns the devoted fan base.

Discover how to build your author brand from scratch (and why you need to)... http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2015/12/how-to-build-your-author-brand-from-scratch-and-why-you-need-to/

#bookmarketing   #brandidentity  
You need to be able to create an emotional connection with your reader – often before they’ve had a chance to read your book. Here's how to build your author brand.
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While speaking at a local writer’s conference, I had the pleasure of meeting Suzanne Harris, a writing coach and “get-it-written” strategist.

Her work helps writers take charge of their writing life, deal with resistance, finish their projects and make more out of their writing dreams.

So I asked her if she could apply some of her insights to platform building – here’s what she has to say…

http://www.yourwriterplatform.com/build-my-platform-and-time-to-write/

#bookmarketing   #writerplatform   #writetip  
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Yep, an excellent way to look at it – plus I like Suzanne's discussion on "mind clutter", too. :)
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