Martin Taylor

Martin Taylor - Marketer

Auckland, New Zealand

I'm both an online book marketer and a publisher. Hire me early to make sure every step contributes to selling books.

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Overview

I provide self-publishers with a marketing-focused assistant for their print and digital publishing, from manuscript to publication. The best time to hire me is before you start because marketing strategy should drive your publishing, not be an after-thought when the book is delivered. That strategy needs to start at the end — how you will sell your book — then work backwards from there to make sure each component plays its part.

Among the things I can help you with are book descriptions and metadata, cover design briefs and advice, optimised Amazon sales pages, advance review programs, author websites and SEO, setting up Facebook and Goodreads author pages, social media, email marketing, giveaways, Facebook and Amazon advertising, listings in essential industry databases, and other key marketing tools with proven value. I avoid methods that aren't proven so you only spend your money where the top-performing authors spend theirs. I can also optimise your printed edition for worldwide print-on-demand sales, ensuring that you have wide availability and optimised metadata for both your ebook and print editions.

Because I'm both an online book marketer and a publisher, I can make sure every step contributes to selling books. In fact, I've written the course on digital publishing and marketing for books (DigitalPublishing101.com). That solid experience, marketing-focused advice throughout the publishing process, and expert, hands-on technology skills when they are needed, will ensure you get the best practical support for your publishing project and the best chance of success.

Services
Metadata & Blurb Optimization
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Health & wellbeing
Publishing
Religion & Spirituality
Technology
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Women's Fiction
Works with
Weebly
Wix
WordPress

Work experience

Publisher

Self-employed
April, 2005 – Present (over 13 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

A Line Too Far: Australia is invaded

B. C. Colman

It’s a line too far and they’ve crossed itChinese commandos in a lightning raid have seized the vast, under-populated, resource-rich lands of Northern Australia. Thousands of Australian soldiers are held hostage. International realpolitik has left Australia abandoned by its supposed allies and its brittle social fabric is rapidly unwinding as the people panic.A Chinese ultimatum demands the an... read more

It’s a line too far and they’ve crossed itChinese commandos in a lightning raid have seized the vast, under-populated, resource-rich lands of Northern Australia. Thousands of Australian soldiers are held hostage. International realpolitik has left Australia abandoned by its supposed allies and its brittle social fabric is rapidly unwinding as the people panic.A Chinese ultimatum demands the an... read more

The Abbot’s Shoes: Seeking a Contemplative Life

Peter Robertson

•If you enjoyed Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain, Nancy Klein Maguire, An Infinity of Little Hours, or Pete Greig, Red Moon Rising, you’ll enjoy The Abbot’s Shoes.•A “must read” for adherents of “the new monasticism” and the prayer house movement. This book builds an invaluable bridge between the contemplative life ancient and modern.•Devotees of the Desert Fathers and Mothers, Francis... read more

•If you enjoyed Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain, Nancy Klein Maguire, An Infinity of Little Hours, or Pete Greig, Red Moon Rising, you’ll enjoy The Abbot’s Shoes.•A “must read” for adherents of “the new monasticism” and the prayer house movement. This book builds an invaluable bridge between the contemplative life ancient and modern.•Devotees of the Desert Fathers and Mothers, Francis... read more

Ekata: Fall of Darkness: Book 1 of the Ekata Trilogy

Dominique Law

On Ekata, a spiritually advanced and utopian world where violence is unthinkable, Asher has been plagued with visions of death and darkness since childhood. On his eighteenth birthday he is confronted with a life-changing prophecy which tells of a threat not only to his world, but to Earth as well.Alexis has always felt she doesn’t belong. When an extraordinary stranger appears on her doorstep... read more

On Ekata, a spiritually advanced and utopian world where violence is unthinkable, Asher has been plagued with visions of death and darkness since childhood. On his eighteenth birthday he is confronted with a life-changing prophecy which tells of a threat not only to his world, but to Earth as well.Alexis has always felt she doesn’t belong. When an extraordinary stranger appears on her doorstep... read more

Hot Flush

Rosy Fenwicke

Superpowers Should Not Be Wasted on The YoungEuphemia Sage watched helplessly as Jane, covered in blood, clutched her precious jewelry and was bundled into the Mercedes. Just a few days earlier she’d discovered that Alison, her mousy receptionist at Sage Consulting, had been working as a loan shark on the side. And now Alison, her husband and those thick-necked men in the cheap suits wanted th... read more

Superpowers Should Not Be Wasted on The YoungEuphemia Sage watched helplessly as Jane, covered in blood, clutched her precious jewelry and was bundled into the Mercedes. Just a few days earlier she’d discovered that Alison, her mousy receptionist at Sage Consulting, had been working as a loan shark on the side. And now Alison, her husband and those thick-necked men in the cheap suits wanted th... read more

Stealing Smokes: Some Surprising Short Stories

John Hanlon

In his second collection of short stories John Hanlon sets out to entertain with six short and sometimes twisted tales about growing up (or never growing up).In the title story, two boyhood friends meet up later in life and one of them discovers that if you practice deception there is usually a price to pay. In other stories we find megalomania often comes in small packages, children learn fro... read more

In his second collection of short stories John Hanlon sets out to entertain with six short and sometimes twisted tales about growing up (or never growing up).In the title story, two boyhood friends meet up later in life and one of them discovers that if you practice deception there is usually a price to pay. In other stories we find megalomania often comes in small packages, children learn fro... read more

Writing Your First Novel

John Reynolds

This is a book for aspiring writers of fiction. As a practical guide it succinctly covers all the basic questions for which a new writer needs answers. John Reynolds draws on his own experiences in his fictional writing, that include two novels - Uncommon Enemy and Robyn Hood Outlaw Princess. Examples to illustrate his key points are drawn from his novels and the writings of a range of interna... read more

This is a book for aspiring writers of fiction. As a practical guide it succinctly covers all the basic questions for which a new writer needs answers. John Reynolds draws on his own experiences in his fictional writing, that include two novels - Uncommon Enemy and Robyn Hood Outlaw Princess. Examples to illustrate his key points are drawn from his novels and the writings of a range of interna... read more

Angelic Thunder

Debbie Kessell

It’s Clementine and Demetrius’ turn for cloud duty but they’d much rather be riding the roller coaster ― so they decide to jazz it up a bit. However, the mischievous pair get a bit more adventure than they bargained for!“My three sons were the inspiration behind Angelic Thunder. As young children, they were scared of thunder and lightening so I wrote the story to allay their fears. It worked!”... read more

It’s Clementine and Demetrius’ turn for cloud duty but they’d much rather be riding the roller coaster ― so they decide to jazz it up a bit. However, the mischievous pair get a bit more adventure than they bargained for!“My three sons were the inspiration behind Angelic Thunder. As young children, they were scared of thunder and lightening so I wrote the story to allay their fears. It worked!”... read more

The Last Day of Captain Lincoln

Exo Books

Captain Lincoln's last day is the hardest day of his life. An old, onetime Captain of the interstellar spaceship USNAS Hope Eternal, Lincoln always knew that this day would come. For just as birthdays are carefully planned, so are deaths. And although he must reckon with his fate, this is not a somber story. It is a tale of love and sacrifice, told in the context of the most advanced civilizat... read more

Captain Lincoln's last day is the hardest day of his life. An old, onetime Captain of the interstellar spaceship USNAS Hope Eternal, Lincoln always knew that this day would come. For just as birthdays are carefully planned, so are deaths. And although he must reckon with his fate, this is not a somber story. It is a tale of love and sacrifice, told in the context of the most advanced civilizat... read more

The Benzo Devil: How I Recovered From Prescription Drugs

R.W. Pharazyn

‘All I wanted was a good night’s sleep.’ Rob’s journey began the day he walked into a medical centre and walked out with a prescription for Ativan, one of the world’s most commonly-prescribed drugs. The highly-addictive benzodiazepine drug would change his life forever. It would lead this ‘accidental addict’ to a 13-year chemical dependency and a life eroded by its soul-sapping effects. This r... read more

‘All I wanted was a good night’s sleep.’ Rob’s journey began the day he walked into a medical centre and walked out with a prescription for Ativan, one of the world’s most commonly-prescribed drugs. The highly-addictive benzodiazepine drug would change his life forever. It would lead this ‘accidental addict’ to a 13-year chemical dependency and a life eroded by its soul-sapping effects. This r... read more

Southern Gold: Survival and Desire in a Raw New Land

Jude Thomas

A story of colonial New Zealand and the mystery girl who rose from the slums to become a force to be reckoned with.It is 1858 in boom town Dunedin. Dreamers and vagabonds are pouring into the new colony to seek their fortune in the province’s goldfields. A newborn baby is found abandoned on the road. She finds acceptance in the notorious and close-knit community of Maclaggan Street. But at six... read more

A story of colonial New Zealand and the mystery girl who rose from the slums to become a force to be reckoned with.It is 1858 in boom town Dunedin. Dreamers and vagabonds are pouring into the new colony to seek their fortune in the province’s goldfields. A newborn baby is found abandoned on the road. She finds acceptance in the notorious and close-knit community of Maclaggan Street. But at six... read more

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