Michael Doane

Michael Doane - Marketer

Baltimore, United States

Michael Doane is a marketer and web developer who loves to help authors build their platforms and connect with their audiences.

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Overview

I started helping authors market their books because I am an author myself.

After finishing my second novel in 2014, I still wasn't ready to hit publish. I wanted to know everything about the landscape of the digital publishing industry before I put my own work out there. So I started working with authors in various genres. I was amazed to find that the principles of inbound content marketing and multi channel advertising that I was already so familiar with applied to authors and book marketing.

With a background in product marketing for an events management software company, I'm pretty familiar with the digital landscape and what it takes to gain traction on social media, through various advertising platforms, and via an email list. Being a strategist at heart, I'm passionate about empowering authors with the right set of tools and a solid plan of action to make a big impact on their audience.

My experience in the events industry also comes in pretty handy. Part of being an author is getting face-time with potential readers. I love helping authors find their voice and book gigs speaking or presenting at libraries, conferences, and book fairs.

So I ask you: Are you ready to find your audience, connect with readers, and sell more books? If so, send me a message and let's get started.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Career Guides
Health & Wellbeing
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Fiction
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Science Fiction

Work experience

Book Marketing Strategist

Writing Inbound
November, 2015 – Present (over 5 years)

Writing Inbound helps authors in various genres formulate strategies and tactics to find their audience and reach their readers.

Book Marketing Manager

Booktrope
January, 2015 – October, 2015 (9 months)

At Booktrope, I worked with authors on their social, advertising, and blogging plans. I also built websites for authors and created marketing funnels.

Head of Marketing

CadmiumCD
November, 2013 – Present (over 7 years)

I'm a full-stack marketer at CadmiumCD, an event management software company. I'm in charge of everything from multi-channel advertising, trade shows, integrated sales, and email marketing to social media, content development, blogging, and inbound strategy.

Hiding Haelo (The Candeon Heirs Book 1)

T.M. Holladay

Haelo Marley is not your typical mermaid. Real mermaids don’t have fins. Summoning ocean currents at will and feeling the auras of those around her are Candeon capabilities completely wasted at high school. When the memory of an underwater battle surfaces in her dreams, Haelo realizes there is more to her story than she thought. And Dagger, the only other Candeon at school, might have the answ... read more

Haelo Marley is not your typical mermaid. Real mermaids don’t have fins. Summoning ocean currents at will and feeling the auras of those around her are Candeon capabilities completely wasted at high school. When the memory of an underwater battle surfaces in her dreams, Haelo realizes there is more to her story than she thought. And Dagger, the only other Candeon at school, might have the answ... read more

The Crossing: A Novel

Michael Doane

The Debut Novel From Michael Doane Written in the same tradition as On the Road and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Michael Doane’s The Crossing explores what it means to exist in 21st century America. She’s out on a pier, deep in the ocean. A tidal wave is coming. Standing at the edge of the earth where the sand is swallowed up by the salty sea, I call for her… So begins a young ma... read more

The Debut Novel From Michael Doane Written in the same tradition as On the Road and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Michael Doane’s The Crossing explores what it means to exist in 21st century America. She’s out on a pier, deep in the ocean. A tidal wave is coming. Standing at the edge of the earth where the sand is swallowed up by the salty sea, I call for her… So begins a young ma... read more

More Than a Game: Epic LitRPG Adventure (Fayroll - Book 1)

Andrey Vasilyev

The first novel of a 12 part LitRPG epic series ''More Than a Game" has captivated Russian readers and was voted New Fantasy Book of the Year [in 2014]. Andrey Vasilyev's masterpiece 'More Than a Game' is now at long last available to the English-speaking people. Come explore the fantasy novel that has captured the imagination of the Slavic world.Harriton Nikiforov is a binge-drinking tabloid ... read more

The first novel of a 12 part LitRPG epic series ''More Than a Game" has captivated Russian readers and was voted New Fantasy Book of the Year [in 2014]. Andrey Vasilyev's masterpiece 'More Than a Game' is now at long last available to the English-speaking people. Come explore the fantasy novel that has captured the imagination of the Slavic world.Harriton Nikiforov is a binge-drinking tabloid ... read more

From Startup to Success: From an initial idea to running a profitable company this is what you need to know

Charles L. Atherton

Having read this book - As an entrepreneur or aspiring executive, you will gain the knowledge and skill to see how your startup will succeed or the company you work for should be working, paving the way for your arrival in the C-Suite. Crisis management, the business plan, getting finance, branding and advertising, pricing, marketing, cash flow, public relations, the feel-good-factor are fully... read more

Having read this book - As an entrepreneur or aspiring executive, you will gain the knowledge and skill to see how your startup will succeed or the company you work for should be working, paving the way for your arrival in the C-Suite. Crisis management, the business plan, getting finance, branding and advertising, pricing, marketing, cash flow, public relations, the feel-good-factor are fully... read more

#BabyLove: My Social Life

Corine Dehghanpisheh

"Click." "Tap." Tag and post. An adored baby tells a modern tale about life in today's digital world. #BabyLove: My Social Life highlights the social phenomena of sharing daily activities using technology and social networks.Great book for families in this digital age. The 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Award Winner for Children's Picture Book (0-5 years).

"Click." "Tap." Tag and post. An adored baby tells a modern tale about life in today's digital world. #BabyLove: My Social Life highlights the social phenomena of sharing daily activities using technology and social networks.Great book for families in this digital age. The 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Award Winner for Children's Picture Book (0-5 years).

Lexus Sam

BP Gallucci

A man, nameless, wakes up in Manhattan in a stranger's apartment with few memories of who he is. He remembers a life in California and the love of a girl named Sarah—memories that don’t match the life he now finds himself in.Losing hold of what he can say for certain about his life, he turns to a doctor who claims he can help recover more memories through hypnotic regression. But when the sess... read more

A man, nameless, wakes up in Manhattan in a stranger's apartment with few memories of who he is. He remembers a life in California and the love of a girl named Sarah—memories that don’t match the life he now finds himself in.Losing hold of what he can say for certain about his life, he turns to a doctor who claims he can help recover more memories through hypnotic regression. But when the sess... read more

The Centaur on the Stairs: The Case of the Four-Legged Client (Buck Hawthorne Book 1)

Steve Vassey

Buck Hawthorne has an uncanny talent for finding things. So much so, the police along South Carolina’s Grand Strand call him the Wizard of Ocean Boulevard.A beautiful client appears at Buck’s door in the midst of a tropical storm. Sent by the mother he thought long dead, Meadow wants him to save a twin brother he never knew—and the fate of another world hinges on his success. Delusional raving... read more

Buck Hawthorne has an uncanny talent for finding things. So much so, the police along South Carolina’s Grand Strand call him the Wizard of Ocean Boulevard.A beautiful client appears at Buck’s door in the midst of a tropical storm. Sent by the mother he thought long dead, Meadow wants him to save a twin brother he never knew—and the fate of another world hinges on his success. Delusional raving... read more

The Auriga Project (Translocator Trilogy) (Volume 1)

M. G. Herron

Transported light years in a heartbeatRipped from Earth in a horrifying teleportation accident, archaeologist Eliana Fisk finds herself stranded on a strange planet whose denizens want her as a human sacrifice.Can she stay out from under the knife long enough to find her way home? Or will the desperate natives and their bloodthirsty gods get to her first?The Auriga Project is a fast-paced scie... read more

Transported light years in a heartbeatRipped from Earth in a horrifying teleportation accident, archaeologist Eliana Fisk finds herself stranded on a strange planet whose denizens want her as a human sacrifice.Can she stay out from under the knife long enough to find her way home? Or will the desperate natives and their bloodthirsty gods get to her first?The Auriga Project is a fast-paced scie... read more

The Monster Of Selkirk Book 1: The Duality of Nature

C.E. Clayton

Monsters come in many forms, and not everyone knows a monster when they see one. After three hundred years of monstrous, feral elves plaguing the island nation of Selkirk, everyone believes they know what a monster is. Humans have learned to live with their savage neighbors, enacting a Clearing every four years to push the elves back from their borders. The system has worked for centuries, unt... read more

Monsters come in many forms, and not everyone knows a monster when they see one. After three hundred years of monstrous, feral elves plaguing the island nation of Selkirk, everyone believes they know what a monster is. Humans have learned to live with their savage neighbors, enacting a Clearing every four years to push the elves back from their borders. The system has worked for centuries, unt... read more

Brink (AC Book 2)

Mikel Parry

Hurtling through time in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, Thomas “Tommy Gun” Ghune finds himself on an insane collision course with a psychopathic killer. At stake? The fate of the entire world. Life has cursed Thomas Ghune with a hyper-logical brain allowing him to see connections others cannot. His mind efficiently analyzes clues, patterns, and crime scenes in the blink of an eye. This f... read more

Hurtling through time in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, Thomas “Tommy Gun” Ghune finds himself on an insane collision course with a psychopathic killer. At stake? The fate of the entire world. Life has cursed Thomas Ghune with a hyper-logical brain allowing him to see connections others cannot. His mind efficiently analyzes clues, patterns, and crime scenes in the blink of an eye. This f... read more

It's Just a Matter of Balance - You Can't Put a Straight Leg on a Crooked Man: Amputee Help & Rehabilitation, Inspirational Prosthetists Autobiography, Prosthetic Education, Anger Management

Kevin S. Garrison

Recommended Reading by the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists and The Veterans and Active Duty Military Psychotherapy Treatment Planner. "A heartwarming debut memoir about finding meaning in the face of loss...His sly sense of humor, meanwhile, provides a good balance to his heavier material." - Kirkus Reviews Now in its third edition, It's Just a Matter of Balance is a self-help ... read more

Recommended Reading by the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists and The Veterans and Active Duty Military Psychotherapy Treatment Planner. "A heartwarming debut memoir about finding meaning in the face of loss...His sly sense of humor, meanwhile, provides a good balance to his heavier material." - Kirkus Reviews Now in its third edition, It's Just a Matter of Balance is a self-help ... read more

Leon Dekar: and the Sky Garden

Adriel, Leonardo, Agostini, Andres, Gon, Analía Ruth

Motion

Pienaar, Adii

Magnus Opum

Gould, Jonathan

Maldene: Volume One and Two

Tierno, Mark Anthony

Michael has 51 reviews

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Harper Maze
Mike was terrific throughout, and I have a host of things to work through, many of things I hadn't thought of. I'm already putting some into place, and will have all of them implemented in the next few weeks. Thoroughly great experience :-)

Harper Maze, April 2021


Thomas Wideman
Mike is very professional and knew key details about my book. We had a great discussion and the time passed by quickly. He also provided me a marketing strategy to employ and offered to answer any questions that I have. I would definitely hire him again.

Thomas Wideman, April 2021


Kathryn Hoff
Michael has been a great help to get my marketing efforts on track. He's been patient with my very basic questions and provided a helpful list of simple steps to improve my books' visibility, from improving my website, to automating responses to subscribers, to adding new Amazon categories for my books. I'm looking forward now to seeing my email list grow and getting more response to my promoti...
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Kathryn Hoff, April 2021


Charles Wachter
Michael was very informative and I loved working with him in our consulting meeting!

Charles Wachter, March 2021


Mary Nugent
Working with Michael is a pleasure – a true professional. The consultation exceeded our expectations. He was prepared, knowledgeable and genuinely interested in our book and its’ launch. As we were looking for someone to work with that could take our marketing efforts to the next level, he is definitely the guy. Michael’s ideas were both strategic and tactical, both for the near- and long-...
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Mary Nugent, March 2021

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