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Gabriel Mercer

Gabriel Mercer - Marketer

Wesley Chapel, FL, United States

Digital strategist and author coach. Helping independent publishers with audience growth, campaign strategy, and business automation.

Overview

I use a blended model of professional services and strategic consulting to get results for your commercial fiction projects. Our work will address both the fundamentals and leading edge tactics that I've used successfully in my own publishing business. We focus on building you a roadmap that you can follow and adapt as needed.

Using a proven system will give you the ability to innovate and grow your brand. Then you can apply world-class marketing that uses the best tools and automation available. When your platform works for you, it lifts the burden and lets you focus on the activities that drive sales. So you can maximize every title, every time.

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Services
Fiction
Adventure Crime & Mystery Dystopian Fantasy Paranormal Romance Romance Science Fiction Thriller Urban Fantasy Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Digital Marketer - Conversion Funnel Optimization
  • Digital Marketer - Paid Traffic & Acquisition Mastery
  • Digital Marketer - Social & Community Management
  • Digital Marketer - Marketing Analytics & Data Science
  • Digital Marketer - Content Marketing Mastery
  • Digital Marketer - Email Marketing & List Building Mastery
  • Digital Marketer - Search Marketing Mastery
  • Digital Marketer - Testing & Conversion Rate Optmization

Work experience

Author Coach

Self-employed
May, 2012 – Present (over 5 years)

My work as an author coach started as a personal favor. Having worked with founders and CEO's in tech startups for many years, I didn't think I had much to offer the writer community. As it turns out, the challenges faced by both groups are almost identical. Product creators that become entrepreneurs are expected to function in a number of different roles within their company. All of which are mission critical. As a coach, I help independent authors develop the skills they need to successfully manage and grow their publishing business.

Independent Publisher

Self-employed
February, 2012 – Present (over 5 years)

Originally started as a non-fiction author cooperative, it became clear that the processes and systems we needed to build a successful publishing company needed to be brought in-house. We consolidated the team and pivoted to the fiction market. Entertainment proved to be a better long-term return, so rather than use a cumbersome acquisitions process, we contracted several new writers. We've now published 27 titles in every commercial genre (romance, mystery / thriller, scifi / fantasy) for both adults and children.

Digital Strategist

Self-employed
August, 2005 – Present (about 12 years)

My work in digital marketing started with building websites and buying pay-per-click ads for local businesses that were concerned about the decline of their phone book leads. From there, we evolved to a full-service digital agency that served clients such as Disney, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Scotts, and MetLife. After the agency was acquired in 2008, we used the capital to create a private equity firm that invested in digital-first companies. To this day, I maintain my role as the lead digital strategist and operating partner for the entire portfolio.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Revenge River: Men of Mercy, Book 9

Lindsay Cross

Merc:His name is Merc.He has no past.No future.Only a thirst for revenge against the traitor who betrayed his team and his country – Agent Jack Mankel. When he’s handed a mission to rescue a sitting US senator’s daughter from the traitor’s clutches, Merc jumps at his chance for vengeance, never dreaming the girl he rescued could be his downfall… Nightshade:She walks in the night.She is a shado... read more

Merc:His name is Merc.He has no past.No future.Only a thirst for revenge against the traitor who betrayed his team and his country – Agent Jack Mankel. When he’s handed a mission to rescue a sitting US senator’s daughter from the traitor’s clutches, Merc jumps at his chance for vengeance, never dreaming the girl he rescued could be his downfall… Nightshade:She walks in the night.She is a shado... read more

Touch of Iron (The Living Blade Book 1)

Timandra Whitecastle

Is the Living Blade real or just a legend?With it… Prince Bashan could win back his kingdom.Master Telen Diaz can free himself of the burden from his past.Owen Smith sees a once-in-a-lifetime chance to gain untold knowledge.… but for Noraya Smith, the Living Blade will bring nothing but suffering and sorrow."Realistic, character-driven fantasy that manages to both sever limbs and warm the hear... read more

Is the Living Blade real or just a legend?With it… Prince Bashan could win back his kingdom.Master Telen Diaz can free himself of the burden from his past.Owen Smith sees a once-in-a-lifetime chance to gain untold knowledge.… but for Noraya Smith, the Living Blade will bring nothing but suffering and sorrow."Realistic, character-driven fantasy that manages to both sever limbs and warm the hear... read more

Taken (Many Lives Book 2)

Laxmi Hariharan

For Love Would You Break the Vow Made on Your Mother's Deathbed?...Can you forgive yourself if you don't?Everything in my life has led up to this moment. Everyone is counting on me,But all I see is her. When they took her from me, they set me on this path. I lost her once, never again.Now, I will do anything to get her back. Even if it means leaving my city unprotectedEven...breaking the vow m... read more

For Love Would You Break the Vow Made on Your Mother's Deathbed?...Can you forgive yourself if you don't?Everything in my life has led up to this moment. Everyone is counting on me,But all I see is her. When they took her from me, they set me on this path. I lost her once, never again.Now, I will do anything to get her back. Even if it means leaving my city unprotectedEven...breaking the vow m... read more

Diary of Anna the Girl Witch: Foundling Witch

Vic Connor

What if everything you thought about yourself was false?Anna Sophia always knew she was different. Her past is a mystery. Discovered living with wild bears in Russia as a baby, she’s not like everyone else in the Swiss orphanage where she now lives. But it’s not until she turns thirteen that she finds out her secret.A letter from her long-dead mother explains the truth: Anna Sophia is a witch.... read more

What if everything you thought about yourself was false?Anna Sophia always knew she was different. Her past is a mystery. Discovered living with wild bears in Russia as a baby, she’s not like everyone else in the Swiss orphanage where she now lives. But it’s not until she turns thirteen that she finds out her secret.A letter from her long-dead mother explains the truth: Anna Sophia is a witch.... read more

Relentless River: Men of Mercy, Book 10

Lindsay Cross

He was Ice.Sheriff Bo Lawson was everything a retired Marine Special Operations Operator should be. Cold. Calculating. Calm in all situations. He handled terrorists and too drunk locals without blinking, until a couple of dead bodies show up in his small town, throwing his controlled environment into chaos.She was fire.Cheri Boudreaux, manager of the local bar, lives her life by one rule – wor... read more

He was Ice.Sheriff Bo Lawson was everything a retired Marine Special Operations Operator should be. Cold. Calculating. Calm in all situations. He handled terrorists and too drunk locals without blinking, until a couple of dead bodies show up in his small town, throwing his controlled environment into chaos.She was fire.Cheri Boudreaux, manager of the local bar, lives her life by one rule – wor... read more

Hook: Alpha Billionaire Romance

Colleen Charles

ChaseThe devil’s in the details and I like to keep them vague. I’m filthy rich, filthy mouthed, filthy in the bedroom and in the boardroom. I’ve never met a woman I couldn’t charm. Into my penthouse and out of her panties. Socialites like a guy with…ahem…assets. Even better if he's smart and loyal. And I get everything I want whenever I want it.Until I meet her.Sexy, smart, Chastity. Unexpecte... read more

ChaseThe devil’s in the details and I like to keep them vague. I’m filthy rich, filthy mouthed, filthy in the bedroom and in the boardroom. I’ve never met a woman I couldn’t charm. Into my penthouse and out of her panties. Socialites like a guy with…ahem…assets. Even better if he's smart and loyal. And I get everything I want whenever I want it.Until I meet her.Sexy, smart, Chastity. Unexpecte... read more

Bait: Alpha Billionaire Romance

Colleen Charles

Sexy East Coast playboy, Nolan Banks, is disturbing my perfectly buttoned-up life. He sleeps with celebrities, jets around the globe and thumbs his nose at the tabloids.And every time he gets drunk and photographed with some random harlot claiming she's pregnant with his love child, I get the call.Clean it up, Charlie.Nolan's mess.You see, I'm Charlene de Monaco, Nolan's corporate attorney.The... read more

Sexy East Coast playboy, Nolan Banks, is disturbing my perfectly buttoned-up life. He sleeps with celebrities, jets around the globe and thumbs his nose at the tabloids.And every time he gets drunk and photographed with some random harlot claiming she's pregnant with his love child, I get the call.Clean it up, Charlie.Nolan's mess.You see, I'm Charlene de Monaco, Nolan's corporate attorney.The... read more

Benched

Colleen Charles

I'm Adam Spencer. Star center for the Minnesota Caribou professional hockey team. I've sworn off women because I caught my fiancée with my brother. Now, they're both dead to me. They represent pain and betrayal. I've never known a goal I couldn't score - or a girl I couldn't score with. Until I see her curled up in a sexy ball in my hospital room. Julia Wales is lush, smart, more determined th... read more

I'm Adam Spencer. Star center for the Minnesota Caribou professional hockey team. I've sworn off women because I caught my fiancée with my brother. Now, they're both dead to me. They represent pain and betrayal. I've never known a goal I couldn't score - or a girl I couldn't score with. Until I see her curled up in a sexy ball in my hospital room. Julia Wales is lush, smart, more determined th... read more

Diary of Anna the Girl Witch 2: Wandering Witch

Vic Connor

What if everything you thought about yourself was false?Anna Sophia recently discovered that she is a witch. Now, she is about to realize another startling truth: her father is alive. Worse yet, he has been kidnapped by a fearsome Russian sorceress and needs Anna’s help.With her best friend Lauraleigh in tow, Anna flies to Siberia to rescue her estranged father. The pair confront werewolves, g... read more

What if everything you thought about yourself was false?Anna Sophia recently discovered that she is a witch. Now, she is about to realize another startling truth: her father is alive. Worse yet, he has been kidnapped by a fearsome Russian sorceress and needs Anna’s help.With her best friend Lauraleigh in tow, Anna flies to Siberia to rescue her estranged father. The pair confront werewolves, g... read more

Max!

Vic Connor

Middle school isn't easy for anyone, especially not Max Lapin. He gets bullied, has anxieties about almost everything (including seeing his own blood) and has a crush on the smartest girl in his class. But through it all, 12-year-old Max finds solace in his favorite sport. Soccer.When a government contractor destroys their favorite soccer pitch, Max falls into disarray. It doesn’t help that th... read more

Middle school isn't easy for anyone, especially not Max Lapin. He gets bullied, has anxieties about almost everything (including seeing his own blood) and has a crush on the smartest girl in his class. But through it all, 12-year-old Max finds solace in his favorite sport. Soccer.When a government contractor destroys their favorite soccer pitch, Max falls into disarray. It doesn’t help that th... read more

Mercy and Mayhem: Men of Mercy

Lindsay Cross

He wanted nothing but revenge…until her.Mack Grey wants one thing in his life: vengeance for the ex-CIA operative who betrayed his team, Jack Mankel. And he’s finally got the traitor within grasp, all he has to do is catch a hop across the Congo and capture his enemy.He had no idea the depths to which Mankel’s evil could reach.She never thought she could love again…until him.All single-mother ... read more

He wanted nothing but revenge…until her.Mack Grey wants one thing in his life: vengeance for the ex-CIA operative who betrayed his team, Jack Mankel. And he’s finally got the traitor within grasp, all he has to do is catch a hop across the Congo and capture his enemy.He had no idea the depths to which Mankel’s evil could reach.She never thought she could love again…until him.All single-mother ... read more

Line: Alpha Billionaire Romance

Colleen Charles

CallumThe proof’s in the pudding and I’m the top contract lawyer in NYC. I'm a filthy rich, playboy workaholic that doesn’t have time for a relationship. Women equal fun, and I cut them loose once I’m through. Lucky for me, the corporate climbers in this fast-paced city are just as cutthroat as I am. We keep it light and tight. That way, no one gets hurt. Why buy the cow when you can get the m... read more

CallumThe proof’s in the pudding and I’m the top contract lawyer in NYC. I'm a filthy rich, playboy workaholic that doesn’t have time for a relationship. Women equal fun, and I cut them loose once I’m through. Lucky for me, the corporate climbers in this fast-paced city are just as cutthroat as I am. We keep it light and tight. That way, no one gets hurt. Why buy the cow when you can get the m... read more

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