How to Market Your Book || Reedsy

Today’s video I’m teaming up with Reedsy to talk about book marketing. What is Reedsy? They’re a company that help authors connect with other professionals in the industry. This includes editors, cover designers and marketers. While I feel I’ve got a pretty good grip on social media marketing, I don’t know a lot about Amazon and a few other technical things. I hired Alaina Waagner through Reedsy to help out with the launch of She’s Not Here, but she also agreed to help me with this collab. Alaina is here to talk about what she does a book marketer, how she works with authors, why its important to market your book and how you can choose a book marketer that is a good fit for you.

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My First Online Course Is Live! AuthorTube Academy

So you’ve written a book…Or you’re about to write a book. Whether you’re thinking of self-publishing or going the traditional route, one thing is for sure: you need loyal readers.Welcome to AuthorTube Academy, an online course that teaches you how to create a loyal following of readers around yourself and your books. Along with the course you’ll receive downloadable PDF’s and exclusive access to the AuthorTube Academy Facebook group where I continue to teach you everything about YouTube, social media marketing and building your career as an author.

AuthorTube Academy is officially live! Get started today!

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What’s Stopping You From Finishing Your Novel?

We all have the dream of writing a novel, so why is it so few accomplish the goal? The reason is simple: writing a book is hard! It takes time, talent and dedication. Today I’m talking about the five things that could be stopping you from finishing your novel and showing you what to do to work around those roadblocks.

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CampNaNoWriMo Vlog – Sending My Novel to Beta Readers!

I won CampNaNoWriMo!

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Publishing a Book – How to Arrange a Blog Tour

A few weeks ago we talked about how to host a book launch so by popular request, today we’ll be talking about how to arrange a blog tour. By the end of this blog post you’ll know why your book needs a blog tour, how you should arrange it, and how you make sure everyone knows about it.

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I am a Storyteller – 2018 Goals

I wanted to take the time to talk about two things: who I am now and how I’m going to improve myself in 2018.

2017 has been a crazy year for me. It’s been stressful and exciting and I think 2018 is going to be this times ten. For those who have been following me, you’ll know that I just graduated college. Before I was able to actually graduate, I had to figure a few things out, and one of the biggest things I needed to figure out was what I wanted to do after I graduated. I needed a job, but I didn’t know what field I wanted to work in.

As a self-published author, as someone who’s had to wear a lot of different hats over the years, I’ve come across a lot of different hobbies.

  • writing
  • video production
  • graphic design (still working on this one)
  • marketing
  • photography

Most of you don’t know, but for my final semester of college, I’ve been working on a bit of a secret project. For my capstone course of college, I chose to make a documentary film on hiking called Life Above Clouds. This film is actually the reason I had to put writing my third novel on hold. Because I bit off more than I could chew. Making this film was the most stressful things I’ve done to date and tested every skill I’ve been working on, from production to marketing of the film to a brand new audience.

Watch Life Above Clouds! Be sure to comment, like and subscribe!

All these different career interests made figuring out what I wanted to do post-graduation really difficult. It wasn’t until I sat down and really thought about all the things I enjoy doing that I saw what everything had in common. No matter what medium I’m working in, the written word, photos, video and so on, I’ve always been telling a story.

When I finally figured this out, it felt like things had finally been resolved. I knew that when it came to job hunting that I needed to ask myself this one question: will I be telling a story?

My goal will always be to make it as a full-time writer, but I have to be realistic. Success isn’t handed to you, you have to work for it. Like I’ve said in my previous video, success isn’t determined by how lucky you are, it’s determined by how badly you want it.

In 2018 I’ve set a few goals for myself:

  • Find a full-time job I love
  • Continue to grow my online presence as an author
  • Finish my third novel

I feel big things coming in 2018 and I’m not afraid to say this: 2018 is going to be my year. College beat me mentally and physically. I want to re-discover myself, be a happier person, a better person than I am today. I want to be the best writer I can be.

I am a storyteller. Who are you? Tell me in the comments down below! How are you improving yourself in 2018?

How to Host a Book Launch – Marketing for Authors

It’s time to talk about book launches. It’s super exciting to have a book coming out, but it can also be really stressful to arrange a book launch, especially as a debut author when you aren’t always sure what you’re doing. For today’s blog post I’m breaking it all down for you. Find out how to host a successful, and easy, book signing. You’ll learn where to host your signing, who to invite and how to promote it online!

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How Do You Find Success as a Writer?

It’s been a trip and a half for me as I’ve worked on self-publishing, not one, but two novels. Since I graduate college soon, which blows my mind, I thought it would be a great time to review how things have gone thus far.

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