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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.

Add me to your project and let's talk.

Services
Fiction
Adventure Children's - Middle Grade Comics & Graphic Novels Crime & Mystery Fantasy Romance Science Fiction Thriller Women's Fiction 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

Gabriel Mercer is self-employed

May, 2012 – Present (over 4 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

Gabriel Mercer is self-employed

February, 2012 – Present (almost 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

Gabriel Mercer is self-employed

August, 2005 – Present (over 11 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 (5 selected works)

Revenge River: Men of Mercy, Book 9

Lindsay Cross

"Limited Launch Discount! Will return to Full Price on October 29th!"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 co... read more

"Limited Launch Discount! Will return to Full Price on October 29th!"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 co... 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

From New York Times bestselling author Laxmi Hariharan, don't miss the scintillating Taken, Book 2 in the USA Today Bestselling Many Lives SeriesARIA If I can get out of here alive, I'll never let myself fall victim to them again.JAI I am sworn to protect this city, but I'll do anything to save her.When a promise to save the city means risking your heart...Everything in solider-poet Jai Iyeroy... read more

From New York Times bestselling author Laxmi Hariharan, don't miss the scintillating Taken, Book 2 in the USA Today Bestselling Many Lives SeriesARIA If I can get out of here alive, I'll never let myself fall victim to them again.JAI I am sworn to protect this city, but I'll do anything to save her.When a promise to save the city means risking your heart...Everything in solider-poet Jai Iyeroy... read more

Bait: Alpha Billionaire Romance Boxed Set

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.Th... 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.Th... read more

Max! Box Set: Books 1-3

Vic Connor

Max! is a smart series for smart kids.Max is twelve years old when first introduced in Book 1. He lives in a remote Soviet city of Belsk in 1983. But as the books progress, the settings and characters are as varied as the situations in which Max finds himself. Whether Max is in the Soviet Union, Alaska, Mongolia, or some other place in the world, one thing remains constant: readers love Max be... read more

Max! is a smart series for smart kids.Max is twelve years old when first introduced in Book 1. He lives in a remote Soviet city of Belsk in 1983. But as the books progress, the settings and characters are as varied as the situations in which Max finds himself. Whether Max is in the Soviet Union, Alaska, Mongolia, or some other place in the world, one thing remains constant: readers love Max be... read more

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