Briar Harvey

Briar Harvey – Marketer

Making marketing fun for over a decade.


Writing a book is hard (I know–I've been working on my first book for a couple of years).

But all that work means nothing if you can't get people to read it. What you need are fans. People who love your work, and will share it at every opportunity. What you need is a way to attract more fans, and build a community around your work.

Marketing doesn't have to be a chore. It can feel effortless.

Good marketing sells a product. Great marketing tells a story, one that you want to be a part of. Apple doesn't just sell electronics. It's an identity. Nike doesn't sell shoes. They make a statement. The best brands create a culture that invites you to participate and share.

Marketing helps you connect.

I may be somewhat new to publishing, but I've been a marketer for over a decade, and I know how to create organic and sustainable growth. I can help you with your book in two specific ways.

We go over everything you've done to market so far, as well as all of your available resources, and then I design a complete marketing roadmap for you.

I'll tell you everything you'll need to do to create success for your book, as well as all the things you can safely ignore while you build momentum.

Publishing is a long game, so set yourself up for success with a concrete action plan.

Email is still personal, and because of that, it feels like a conversation. Create a relationship with your readers, and they will come back for more, and bring their friends with them.

I can help you decide on an email provider and build the systems you'll need to keep the conversation going with your fans. Contact me for an estimate.

Email marketing platforms I'm familiar with (but I'm open to others):
• Aweber
• Constant Contact
• ConvertKit
• Drip
• Hubspot
• Infusionsoft
• MailChimp
• MailerLite
• SendinBlue
• Zoho

What email marketing can do:
• Help you make the most of your website traffic.
• Create a marketing channel independent of social media.
• Grow a personal relationship with your readers.
• Create long-term growth and sales.

What email marketing can't do:
• Exist solely to market your book for you. In fact, you have to market your email list, just like your book.
• Save you money on advertising. You still have to pay to advertise your book.
• Save you time. You have to commit to list building activities.

I require my authors to have a list of at least 500 people to start (or a pretty significant advertising budget). Organic list growth takes time or ad spend. There are no shortcuts to this process.
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Health & Wellbeing New Age Parenting & Families Religion & Spirituality Self-Help & Self-Improvement Sex & Relationships
English (US)

Work experience


Jan, 2008 — Present

Writer and baker and candlestick maker (still working on that last bit).

• Generally organized, mostly efficient expert-generalist.
• Computer and software skills you can shake a stick at.
• Group moderation/membership programs (up to 300,000 people).
• Herder of cats.
• Email marketing campaigns that grew to more than 50,000 people.
• Advanced SEO skills.
• Deep understanding of the role analytics and split testing play in implementing a successful marketing plan.
• High-level developmental editing and proofreading skills.
• Designed successful five-figure launches for both products and services.
• Created content for a variety of topical websites (including HuffPo, Lifehacker, Gawker, and others).


Email sales funnel for SaaS product

Created sales funnel and accompanying opt-ins and informational product for net sales of $26,000 and list growth of 43,000 people over 6 months.

Longform content creation for a SaaS publication

Longform content creation and guest posting for a SaaS publication that grew list size by 29,000 people in 6 months.

Content marketing and product creation for a health and wellness teacher

Longform content creation for blog and guest posting. Increased list size by 11,000 in 3 months.


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Briar has 3 reviews





Kim B.

Kim B.

Jan, 2021

Briar was a delight to work with. Our personalities meshed very well, she answered all of my questions and even answered ones I didn't realize I would have! Great communication and insight. Thanks so much Briar!!!
Bill W.

Bill W.

Oct, 2020

So far we have discussed plans and the plans sound good.
Rebecca C.

Rebecca C.

May, 2019

Briar was professional, helpful, caring and kind and tailored her recommendations to my specific project, goals, and concerns. She took the initiative to check back with me to see how my project was going, and offered a variety of options to help me achieve my goals. I appreciate her insights, guidance, and perspective on marketing my book and building my social media presence. Thank you, Briar!

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