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Friday, June 29, 2012

10 Ways to Build an Audience for Your Books Online via @coachjudy

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I'm a big fan of Stephanie who contributed this useful post on what my mantra is - "you must really know your audience to reach them effectively to sell your books."

1. LAUNCH AND OPTIMIZE YOUR WEBSITE

No matter where you are in the process, a website essential to build an audience, share samples of your work, showcase your accomplishments, attract media and impress publishing professionals.

2. HOST A BLOG

A blog can be a creative outlet for a writer, not to mention a powerful promotion tool. Update it frequently (three times per week) and over time, your traffic is bound to increase. To start yours, check out www.Typepad.com or www.Wordpress.com.

3. UPDATE ONLINE PROFILES

Many sites allow you to post a bio with your public profile. Make sure you have several versions of your bio readily available in short, medium and long formats. Showcase your expertise in your subject matter, mention your book(s) and always include a link to your site and/or blog.

4. LEVERAGE E-MAIL MARKETING

Build loyal fans for life by publishing an interesting electronic newsletter with content related to your book(s) or by sharing periodic announcements. Include a sign-up box on every page of your site. Get started with www.ConstantContact.com orwww.iContact.com.

5. FORM ONLINE PARTNERSHIPS

Find people who reach a similar target audience and look for ways to team up and promote each other. You can publish articles on each other's websites or newsletters, host an event or contest together or cross promote with social media.

6. PROMOTE WITH ARTICLES

Write for industry publications and related websites to build your credibility. You can also make your articles available for reprint through sites like www.ezinearticles.comwww.ideamarketers.com, and www.goarticles.com.

7. CONTACT BLOGGERS

Search blog directories such as www.Technorati.com to locate blogs that cover subjects related to yours. Contact bloggers to inquire about book reviews, guest posts, interviews and other ways you can work together.

8. BE A GUEST ON INTERNET RADIO PROGRAMS

Unlike traditional radio where you might be interviewed for 10 minutes, online radio shows, podcasts and teleseminars typically have guests on for up to an hour. An added bonus: listeners are often at their computers ready to buy! To find relevant shows, search Google for keywords and investigate shows archived on iTunes. Also check out sites likewww.blogtalkradio.comwww.alltalkradio.netwww.wsradio.com, and www.womensradio.com.

9. LEVERAGE SOCIAL MEDIA

Sites like LinkedIn.comFacebook.com and Twitter.com are ripe for finding and building an audience. Create an interesting profile and get active in social networking communities. Invest a little time each day, be engaging, share great content and watch your fan base grow!

10. BE SEEN AND HEARD EVERYWHERE

Marketing is all about repeat exposure. Build your brand by getting known for your expertise. Participate in all of the above suggestions and more. Contact the media, go out and speak, write articles for trade publications and find new ways to reach your target audience.

Sharing is Caring!

What strategies do you use to promote your books? What did you gain from the ones listed above? What further insight would help you? Please let us know :)

Get into the discussion now at http://bit.ly/LxEQPx

About the Author

Stephanie Chandler is an author of several business and marketing books including "The Author's Guide to Building an Online Platform: Leverage the Internet to Sell More Books" and "From Entrepreneur to Infopreneur: Make Money with Books, eBooks and Information Products."

She is also CEO of http://AuthorityPublishing.com, a custom publisher specializing in nonfiction books. 


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25 year Book Coach, Judy Cullins helps you in business to write a "best seller" and build your brand with a short book to sell all the books and get all the clients you need.

Author of... 
"Write your eBook Other Short Book-Fast!"
"LinkedIn Marketing: 8 Best Tactics to Build Book and Business Sales"
"Advanced Article Marketing"

Click http://www.bookcoaching.com/help-writing-a-book.php to get fresh, free, weekly publications on book writing, self publishing, and online marketing

Network with Judy on... 
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http://twitter.com/CoachJudy
http://www.facebook.com/coachjudycullins

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[Motown Writers Network] Pro-Literacy Detroit joins SOS Communications & Truth B





 

SOS Communications & Truth Book Store
Children's Book Festival 
Saturday, June 30, 2012, 4pm – 6pm
North Land Mall - 21500 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI
(248) 557-4824 / (313) 868-0000

Celebrate the joy of reading, the power of the written word 
and the magic of story telling.
Meet children's book authors from the metro area. 
Enjoy entertainment, refreshments and much more.

Featuring:
 

Jabril Muhammad – child author "My Future is Bright Because" 
Jackie Taylor –"Super Phonics for Superstar Readers" 
Katrina Carmichael – ""Daddy, Why Do You Hurt Mommy?" 

Sponsors
Pro-Literacy Detroit - www.proliteracydetroit.org
SOS Communications and Graphics- www.sosgraphicdesigns.com
WHPR - www.fm881whpr.com


Story Reading: Theo Broughton, - author "If I Were An Apron"

Entertainment by: YaTafari

For more information call 313.868.0000

Promoted by Detroit Faces & Places and My Girlfriends' Business 
Interested in promoting your event, book, product, service or non-profit?
Give us a call at (248) 956-0868 or email us atinfo@detroitfacesandplaces.com 
and let us help you put your places and your faces on the map!
 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Social Media Day - Are YOU Ready to get your Social Media Swag on? via @pamperry

 

Are YOU Ready to get your
Social Media Swag on?
Social Media Day is Saturday, June 30th!


So, what is Social Media Day? Two years ago, Mashable (the CNN of Social Media News) declared June 30th Social Media Day!
Hundreds of cities and even countries across the globe have joined in the celebration by having educational events, meetups and tweetups!

And we have planned a special Social Media & Video Creation Laptop Workshop for: Authors/Speakers, Entrepreneurs, Ministry Leaders, Coaches and Non-Profit Professionals

 

Saturday, June 30th
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Farmington Hills Community Library
2737 West 12 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Would You Like to Learn How to Market Your Book, Grow Your Business or Brand Your Ministry Easily Using Low-Cost or No-Cost Social Media and Video Marketing?

If so this is for you. Learn hands-on Social Media Marketing & how it can help Your Business.

During this 3 hour interactive workshop you will:

  • Discover which Social Networks produce the best results for small business owners, authors, speakers and ministry leaders and why.
  • Learn why Social Media is a worthwhile endeavor especially if you are in the "people" business and want to build your brand
  • Know the top 3 Secrets to Success to creating online videos (even with your mobile device)
  • Learn quick, easy techniques that will generate leads and build your email list
  • Leave with custom next-steps for integrating Social Media into your marketing mix; only do what's fun and works for you!

And Special Guest: Clara Wilkerson, Emmy award-winning producer from Washington DC!

CLICK BELOW for MORE INFO
and to REGISTER
http://farmingtonsocialmediaday.eventbrite.com

Promoted by Detroit Faces & Places and My Girlfriends' Business
Interested in promoting your event, book, product, service or non-profit?
Give us a call at (248) 956-0868 or email us at info@detroitfacesandplaces.com
and let us help you put your places and your faces on the map!



EXPOSURE: Join a Network for Writers to Secure Freelance Work via @thecreatedaily



One opportunity a day keeps success coming your way.

Today's Opportunity

Join Contently, a Network for Writers to Secure Freelance Work

Contently is a platform with the mission to help individual journalists and bloggers succeed.

Contently allows writers to create free portfolios to showcase their work and track it across the Internet. Its ProNetwork marketplace strives to connect qualified journalists with high-paying gigs from publishers. Contently vets the clients, so excludes content farmers. Writers get paid immediately online instead of waiting for checks.

On Contently, writers can:
  • Get a free professional portfolio and personal branding tools.
  • Get analytics and tracking on all your work across the web.
  • Set your freelance availability and get tapped for work by publishers.
  • Showcase your personal brand by archiving your work and featuring it in a clean way.
  • Use your Contently portfolio however you want. It's free. Optionally, you can use it as your application to the Contently ProNetwork.
Learn more. 
 
Interested? 
Request an invite. And of course, as with any opportunity, read the fine print. 
 
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Calling All Aspiring Food Entrepreneurs via @techtowndetroit

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Greetings!  

  

Are you interested in turning your food business idea into a reality? Sign up for NewVenture™ for Food Entrepreneurs by Monday, July 2. Space is limited and applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

 

The practical, hands-on business development program helps entrepreneurs hone the skills needed to launch a successful food business.

 

Sessions will be held on July 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7, 14, 21, 28; and September 11. The program also requires six-to-nine hours of take-home work. The fee is $200. 

 

For more information or to sign up, go to techtownwsu.org/food-entrepreneurs.

 

 


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Monday, June 25, 2012

[Motown Writers Network] Tonights @ACWDetroit Final Meeting Until September | Su

American Christian Writers Detroit

 
Monday, June 25, 2012

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Greater Grace Temple Graceland Park (In front of the church)
(If raining, we will meet in Conf. Rm. 200 A) 
23500 W. 7 Mile Road
Detroit, MI 48219


$5.00 donation for host venue requested
Guest Presenter: Sylvia Hubbard
In addition to pen and tablet, feel free to pack some goodies
and even bring a lawn chair if you'd like.


 



Friday, June 22, 2012

EXPOSURE: Award for Visual Storytelling & Multimedia Projects via @thecreatedaily



One opportunity a day keeps success coming your way.

Today's Opportunity

Award for Visual Storytelling and Multimedia Projects

The Call for Entries for the 2012 AnthropoGraphia Human Rights through Visual Storytelling Award is now open.
 
It offers a great opportunity for visual storytellers to exhibit their work and demonstrate their commitment to human rights issues. 
 
The organization will be selecting 12 photo essays and 6 multimedia projects from the entries submitted.
 
These will be selected by a team of curators, including Matthieu Rytz, Founder of Anthropo-Graphia, and 2 guest curators:
 
Tina Ahrens, Co-Founder of emphas.is
James Estrin, Senior Staff Photographer for the New York Times and co-editor of Lens

Interested? 
Complete the free application form. Deadline for entries is July 1, 2012.
 
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"There are no mistakes, only opportunities." - Tina Fey

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

[Video and Podcast] How to Use Social Media To Build Your Platform via @pamperry

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Why is Social Media So Important?

What is it and why should you get involved?

Social media is the means by which people share thoughts, ideas, photos, videos and relationships online.

It allows everyone the opportunity to contribute content. There are many tools people use to participate in social media including blogs and social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

What was once a fad for teenagers has become the fastest growing segment of the online world.
Social Media Swag with Pam Perry, Social Media Specialist & PR Coach
Social Media Swag with Pam Perry, Social Media Specialist & PR Coach

Millions of people are using the Web to reconnect with old friends, make new friends, research products and services, join fan clubs and become active in campaigns they feel passionate about.

Social media is alive and not going away anytime soon. Communities are forming and discussions are happening whether you're there or not.


Seven out of 10 consumers have visited social media websites to get information, and nearly half (49%) of these consumers made a purchase decision based on what they gathered.


 It's time YOU become an active participant.

Here's how:
REGISTER for the LIVE EVENT 
Pam Perry's Laptop Workshop on
Social Media Day, Sat., June 30

Go here now: http://farmingtonsocialmediaday.eventbrite.com
and get bonus gifts.


Listen to this show:
"You Need A Platform to Be Heard. Here's How To Build One"
by Pam Perry PR Coach on #BlogTalkRadio  On Demand Podcast: Click and Listen     


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ARE YOU READY TO BECOME AN AUTHOR? via @litdiva

Lit Diva, Your Virtual Author's Assistant: Publishing, Book Marketing, Literary, and Administrative Services
Hi,

For the first time, I'm offering group coaching sessions during the Write Your Book in 30 Days Challenge which starts July 2nd.

The Write Your Book in 30 Day Challenge was created by Andrew Morrison and is facilitated by me, Joy Farrington.

During the challenge, participants are encouraged to write a book that will help grow their business. Participating in the challenge is free but to gain professional support during the 4 week challenge, I highly recommend you invest in a VIP Access Pass.

During the month of July, I will help you:
  • Learn how to write an effective nonfiction book, chapter by chapter
  • Learn different writing techniques to help you write a book in 30 days
  • Stay focus so you can finally write that book already
For more information, please visit: http://writeyourbookvippass.eventbrite.com/ 

Talk soon,

Joy Farrington, President of Lit Diva, Inc. and coauthor of the upcoming Write Your Book in 30 Days
Join the Write Your Book in 30 Days Challenge



FELLOWSHIP: Become a TED Fellow via @thecreatedaily



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Today's Opportunity

Become a TED Fellow

The TED Fellows program is designed to bring together young world-changers and trailblazers who have shown unusual accomplishment and exceptional courage. 

Benefits to Fellows
  • Attendance to one TED or TEDGlobal Conference with all expenses paid (conference, travel, room and board)
  • Participation in Fellows pre-conference activities
  • Private social networking on TED.com
  • Potential to speak on the TED Fellows or TED University stage
  • Potential to have that talk posted on TED.com
  • Participation in the SupporTED coaching program
Who should apply 
TED is looking for an eclectic, heterogeneous group of young thinkers and doers from the fields of technology, entertainment, design, the sciences, engineering, humanities, the arts, economics, business, journalism, entrepreneurship and NGOs. 

Candidates apply to attend one conference in either Long Beach or Edinburgh. Individuals can apply directly or be nominated by others. 

TED Fellows are selected by the program staff. 
 
Interested? 
Review applications tips and terms and conditions. Complete the application form. Applications for TED2013 Fellows are due by July 13, 2012. 
 
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How to Make Your eBook More Valuable and Increase Your Business via @coachjudy

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You may already have an eBook out in Kindle, PDF, or another format. You may not know that when you include certain final touches to your ebook, you add additional value. Value that widens your reach and increases your regular business sales.

11 Essential Tips to Increase the Value of Your eBook

1. Cover Page.

Use a photo for an easy cover. Include your website URL for non buyers – it's free advertising!

2. Title Page.

Comes after your cover page. Include your book title and subtitle, your name, URL, and date. I put several hot testimonials on mine =)

3. About the Author.

Use a picture on the left side or right side. Tell something about yourself. Include your name or business brand here to get more visibility. Here's where your reader can know you and trust you. Include your URL to your subscription page for extra opt-ins.

4. Table of Contents.

Includes your introduction, but probably not a foreword as you would in a print book.

5. Introduction.

Make it less than one page like a mini sales letter. Give reasons for the reader to finish reading your ebook.

6. 3-5 Chapter Titles.

These should brand your work. Include links within the chapters to other products you sell – even affiliates.

7. Screen Shots and Graphics.

You can use a service like Snagit. Place these on the right or left side of your pages. You can copy and paste them in. Pictures add value and make your book more interesting and readable.

8. "Pull Quotes"

Text you want to emphasize, usually in a larger font in a box.

9. End Remarks.

Here's a chance to review the benefits to your new readers. You can include these at the end of your chapters and at the end of the ebook.

10. Resources and Resource Page.

Give short write-ups for these you already mentioned within the ebook and include links to purchase them.

11. Final Page.

List and describe other ways you can help your audience that include audios, coaching, seminars and other more expensive programs in your sales/marketing funnel.
Sharing is Caring!

What ahas did you get from these tips? Can you add any tips of your own? =)

Join in the discussion now at: http://bit.ly/MdAuhY


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25 year Book Coach, Judy Cullins helps you in business to write a "best seller" and build your brand with a short book to sell all the books and get all the clients you need.

Author of...
"Write your eBook Other Short Book-Fast!"
"LinkedIn Marketing: 8 Best Tactics to Build Book and Business Sales"
"Advanced Article Marketing"

Click http://www.bookcoaching.com/help-writing-a-book.php to get fresh, free, weekly publications on book writing, self publishing, and online marketing

Network with Judy on...
http://www.linkedin.com/in/judycullins
http://twitter.com/CoachJudy
http://www.facebook.com/coachjudycullins

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619/466-0622
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