How Authors Can Use Pinterest for Marketing [Interview]

How Authors Can Use Pinterest for Marketing [Interview]

Authors, Social Media
Pinterest is a visual social media platform, and it is all visual. This means, if you want to market using Pinterest, you need some hot graphics to make you look good! For example, consider if you were redecorating your house 20 years ago. You might have clipped magazine ads and articles with interior design pieces and inspirational color swatches you liked, then pinned these clippings to a cork board. Fast forward to the present, and we're using Pinterest as our virtual cork board. There are many ways to use Pinterest for business. People who are in the DIY, arts and crafts, fashion and foodie niches have a relatively easy time using Pinterest. After all, those niches are all visual based, and they are overflowing with images to pin on Pinterest. The Challenges…
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How to Create Your Own 90 Day Promotional Campaign to Sell More Books!

How to Create Your Own 90 Day Promotional Campaign to Sell More Books!

Authors
Are you an established author whose sales have all but disappeared? Are you an upcoming author looking to build your platform and promote yourself? Perhaps you have a book release any minute and you're trying to design your own promotional campaign to sell more books? No matter if you're a new or established author, with a littany of published books or releasing your first best seller, you need PROMOTION. The strategy I share is just for you! Tune in to my 40-minute interview on the Author Chat Show with Lynda D. Brown, as we discuss How to Create a 90 Day Promotional Campaign For Authors to Sell More Books!   In this interview, you will learn a few critical tactics to use to create your own campaign to sell more books,…
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What To Say On Social Media For Authors {Interview}

What To Say On Social Media For Authors {Interview}

Authors
If you are anything like me, most authors tend to get on your nerves on social media with their boring posts. They publish a book, then plaster “hey my book is out buy my book” posts all over social media with a link to buy the book. Someone needs to explain social media for authors. After all, there are too many authors are spending too much time on social media trying to market their books with too little return. Sidebar: If you are guilty of this, you don’t have to hang your head in shame. We’re about to make some changes to your marketing plans. The Popular "Buy My Book" Status Updates Back to what I was saying… Ok, so these authors. It doesn’t matter if it is the first week, or month, or year.…
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Use Your Expertise To Build An Ebook Empire

Use Your Expertise To Build An Ebook Empire

Authors
While there are many ways to build a business online, building your own eBook empire is one method that creates long-term residual income that’s truly an automated “set and forget” system. Of course eBooks provide many perks up front.   The Perks of Building an eBook Empire You don’t have to stock any inventory. You can keep overhead costs low (no publisher and agent cuts like there are with print books).  You have an endless supply that can be purchased at any time of the day or year. But they also offer many benefits that aren’t so obvious.  While a tangible book in Barnes and Noble might sell for $14.95, an eBook on the same subject could sell at anywhere from $0.99-$2.99 or more online as a digital download. [Tweet "You…
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Kindle Book: I’m On Social Media, Now What Do I Say?

Book Reviews, Social Media
I'm On Social Media, Now What Do I Say? A Comprehensive Content and Engagement Strategy Guide for Entrepreneurs [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://marketingsparkler.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/kindle-1-promo-video.mp4"][/video] Have you had enough of those social media books that touch the surface of a content strategy, but don’t give enough details for you to actually figure it all out? Are you using social media specifically for business, and not seeing results from your efforts? Have you set up your social media accounts, and still stumped by what you’re supposed to say? No more wasting hours and hours on social media, not seeing results from your efforts. [Tweet "Get your copy of I'm On Social Media, Now What Do I Say at http://amzn.to/1xipHjw"] I’m On Social Media, Now What Do I Say?  explains the type of content businesses should post on social media.…
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The Entrepreneur Mind Speaks To Every Entrepreneur [Book Review]

The Entrepreneur Mind Speaks To Every Entrepreneur [Book Review]

Book Reviews, Reviews: Stuff I Love
The Entrepreneur Mind is a perfect resource for any entrepreneur, whether you're just starting out or you've been in business for years. What sets this book apart is that there's real meat on these pages! The author skips the clichés, instead focusing on real life examples from his own experiences as well as Fortune 500 brands. From working with a mentor, to hiring a team, to expanding your network, to pitching VC’s, you’ll get a frank and honest view of the blood, sweat and tears it takes to build an empire. He spills the secrets of success that nobody actually talks about! I found myself nodding in agreement, taking notes, revisiting my business plan, and laughing while reading this book. The Entrepreneur Mind is part reference guide, part motivation, part…
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Build Your Business and Travel Like The Suitcase Entrepreneur [Book Review]

Book Reviews, Reviews: Stuff I Love
The Suitcase Entrepreneur is THE resource for anyone who wants to build a virtual empire that reflects their dream lifestyle. Natalie Sisson has written THE comprehensive manual for how to go about building a truly location independent business and lifestyle. If you have a laptop and a smartphone, buy this book and you will have all the tools you need to circle the globe while building an empire! But here's why this comprehensive handbook of resources and insights is so important: it's not theory. It's straight up facts on what Natalie has done, the tools Natalie has used, how she manages to travel the world and continuously evolve into a mega brand. [caption id="attachment_3935" align="alignright" width="200"] Click here to buy it on Amazon![/caption] She shares her personal story, to show you…
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A Self Published Author’s Starter Guide To Book Marketing

A Self Published Author’s Starter Guide To Book Marketing

Authors
You spent countless hours laboring over every word in your book, and you took forever and a day to select just the right cover photo to use. Alas, your book is finally published and it feels good. You spent all that time perfecting your masterpiece, but wait… nobody’s buying it. Uh oh… you know the old saying, if a tree falls in the woods and nobody’s around to hear it? The same thing applies to your brilliant book. It’s published, but nobody knows about it. Your sales aren't so hot, and you're not quite sure what to do about it. With all the competition in the marketplace, how are you supposed to catch the attention of today’s reader and entice them to buy your book? Dreaming of becoming a Published Author? Take a look…
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