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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.

Overview

Reviews (4)

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.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Children's Picture Books Classics Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Literature Science Fiction Short Story
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Economics Philosophy Psychology Religion & Spirituality Technology

Work experience

Book Marketing Strategist

Writing Inbound
November, 2015 – Present (about 2 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.

Head of Marketing

CadmiumCD
November, 2013 – Present (about 4 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.

Portfolio (15 selected works)

Magnus Opum

Jonathan Gould

This fantastical adventure for the young-at-heart will take you on a quirky and amusing ride through the imagination of author Jonathan Gould. Magnus Mandalora never planned to go out into the big, wide world. He thought he’d live out his life in his homely little village, happily cooking and eating pflugberry pies. But fate had other ideas. Before he knows it, Magnus has embarked on an incred... read more

This fantastical adventure for the young-at-heart will take you on a quirky and amusing ride through the imagination of author Jonathan Gould. Magnus Mandalora never planned to go out into the big, wide world. He thought he’d live out his life in his homely little village, happily cooking and eating pflugberry pies. But fate had other ideas. Before he knows it, Magnus has embarked on an incred... read more

A Fate Worse Than Death

Jonathan Gould

Jimmy Clarenden’s last case didn’t end well. Cut down in a hail of bullets, he’s now found himself at the Pearly Gates. Jimmy is no saint, so he’s stunned to learn he’s been summoned by God to take on a highly sensitive job. God’s son (the other one) has gone missing and it’s up to Jimmy to crack the case. His investigations lead him to an unlikely cast of suspects — femme fatale angels, jaund... read more

Jimmy Clarenden’s last case didn’t end well. Cut down in a hail of bullets, he’s now found himself at the Pearly Gates. Jimmy is no saint, so he’s stunned to learn he’s been summoned by God to take on a highly sensitive job. God’s son (the other one) has gone missing and it’s up to Jimmy to crack the case. His investigations lead him to an unlikely cast of suspects — femme fatale angels, jaund... read more

Special Events for Less: How to Create Dynamic Events and Come in Under Budget

CMM, CMP, CSEP, Katie Herritage

Whether you’re planning an international conference or a special event for friends, you’re often confronted with the challenge of keeping the quality high and the costs low. While common tactics such as choosing a weeknight over a weekend, scheduling for off-season rather than peak season, and trimming your guest list can save a few dollars, there are a wealth of lesser-known tricks that can t... read more

Whether you’re planning an international conference or a special event for friends, you’re often confronted with the challenge of keeping the quality high and the costs low. While common tactics such as choosing a weeknight over a weekend, scheduling for off-season rather than peak season, and trimming your guest list can save a few dollars, there are a wealth of lesser-known tricks that can t... read more

The "Zero's Journey": A Modern-day Survival Guide to Weathering Accidental Enlightenment

jon m ketcham

As Robert Burns poem, To a Mouse, reminds us, “The best laid plans of mice and men / Often go awry.” Anyone who has ever suffered a great loss, whether relational, financial, career, health, spiritual or otherwise, knows all to well the depths of despair and the anguish that arise in what Saint John of the Cross referred to as The Dark Night of the Soul. The Dark Night of the Soul is all about... read more

As Robert Burns poem, To a Mouse, reminds us, “The best laid plans of mice and men / Often go awry.” Anyone who has ever suffered a great loss, whether relational, financial, career, health, spiritual or otherwise, knows all to well the depths of despair and the anguish that arise in what Saint John of the Cross referred to as The Dark Night of the Soul. The Dark Night of the Soul is all about... read more

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

The Crossing: A Travel Story About a Boy In Love

Michael Doane

The Debut Novel From Michael DoaneWritten 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 man’s... read more

The Debut Novel From Michael DoaneWritten 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 man’s... read more

Olivia: a deep dark Devon life (The Party at the End of Time)

David Pearce

On the death of her husband Olivia Prettyman steps into his shoes as the chief executive officer of Celtic Literary Enterprises. She has a decision to make. Should she honour the memory of her husband and publish The Party at the End of Time, a novel in which he had a passionate interest, or follow the advice of her board and cancel it? Can she believe in its prophecy that the world is shortly... read more

On the death of her husband Olivia Prettyman steps into his shoes as the chief executive officer of Celtic Literary Enterprises. She has a decision to make. Should she honour the memory of her husband and publish The Party at the End of Time, a novel in which he had a passionate interest, or follow the advice of her board and cancel it? Can she believe in its prophecy that the world is shortly... 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

Maldene: Volume One

Mark Anthony Tierno

Maldene is a world of magic and science, wizards and dragons; but home also to an incredible secret. One jealously guarded by History’s most villainous being: Miro. For centuries his presence has been plaguing the nightmares of gods and men; the world is in his thrall, there is no one willing to face him.Or perhaps there is. The young wizard Sabu, and his elven friend Eldar, lead their compani... read more

Maldene is a world of magic and science, wizards and dragons; but home also to an incredible secret. One jealously guarded by History’s most villainous being: Miro. For centuries his presence has been plaguing the nightmares of gods and men; the world is in his thrall, there is no one willing to face him.Or perhaps there is. The young wizard Sabu, and his elven friend Eldar, lead their compani... read more

Michael has 4 reviews

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Mark Tierno

Professional, amiable, and efficient.

, July 2017


BP Gallucci

Michael has been great -- set me up with a step by step plan, a calendar, offered lots of advice, clear communications, easy to reach, professional and friendly.

, May 2017


T. M. Holladay

Michael did a great job! He followed up with me weeks, then again months after our meetings to see how things are going with my marketing plan in the long term. He had great ideas and catered them to my specific genre, stats, and circumstances. I'm very pleased!

, April 2017


Charles Atherton

I really appreciated Mike's attention to detail and in-depth knowledge as well as his kindliness and friendship to myself as a beginner in this world. A real pleasure to work with a professional.

, March 2017

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