• Discussed key tactics for an author to build their platform and increase their audience
• Discussed key tactics for an author to build their platform and increase their audience
As a marketing consultant, I have worked with multiple self-published and small press authors on marketing their titles. My clients include Andrea Hurst, author of The Guestbook, which made it in the top ten Kindle Bestsellers on Amazon and was named a bestselling self-published title by Shelf Awareness, and Steve Hadden, author of The Victim of the System, JC Ryan, author of the Rex Dalton series, and many more.
• Marketed The Guestbook and Murder Most Magic, including composing marketing plans, writing pitches, setting up blog tour, setting up price promotions and advertising
• Wrote interview questions for the Authornomics blog
• Wrote back-cover copy for books
• Wrote press releases, pitches, drop letters, and PR plans
• Created media contact lists using Cision and booked media
• Worked to meet media impressions goals
• Researched media and blogs
• Read books and wrote questions for Facebook Book Club
Performed my Marketing Makeover service on sci-fi author David Hulegaard. This service addressed his overall author platform through an assessment of his cover, product description, Amazon page, author website, Facebook author page, Twitter page, and more. I then gave him tips and instructions on what he's doing that is working well and what needed improvement and how to implement the suggested changes. I then wrote a detailed step by step marketing plan for him to execute. This was followed up by a thirty-minute consult for him to ask any questions on the materials and how best to move forward.
Chris Patchell, author of In the Dark, is a bestselling Amazon author. I helped her with the complete launch process for this book. In the Dark is a Kindle Press title and to launch it successfully I started by writing a complete launch plan to focus the marketing efforts and best utilize our time and money for maximum sales and exposure. The tactics I executed included a free promotion with ads on Deadly Lies, her first novel, purchasing a book blast on In the Dark, pitching the book to thriller blogs, ensuring the back matter was up-to-date and highlighted the new book, and created a newsletter to send out to her mailing list. Following the launch, we used continuous marketing tactics, including specialized ads, to continue sales. For In the Dark, we also submitted the book to reviewers and review sites for increased visibility.
Since its launch, In the Dark has been a top seller and has over 300 reviews with a 4.3 star rating.
Marissa Rooney stands in her daughter’s empty dorm room, a half-used vial of insulin clutched in her trembling hand. Brooke has been missing for days. Her roommate hasn’t seen her since that night in the bar. And if Marissa has Brooke’s insulin, it means that Brooke does not.But Marissa isn’t alone in her terror. A phantom from her past is lurking in the shadows, waiting in the night, and hold... read more
As a teenager, Jill Shannon fell victim to her stepfather’s cruel abuse. Now, as an adult, Jill’s made it—she has a successful career and a solid, if not static, marriage to Detective Alex Shannon. Together they live out what seems to be a perfect life in Seattle.The vow she made as a teenager to never again be a victim lies dormant—until one day a reporter lures her to his hotel room under th... read more
EVERYONE REMEMBERS THEIR FIRST LOVE...BUT SOMETIMES IT'S THE SECOND LOVE THAT LASTS"Evocative and heartfelt, The Guestbook is the profound story of one woman's journey toward hope, renewal and a second chance at love on a lush Pacific Northwest island. Curl up with your favorite cup of cocoa and enjoy."~Anjali Banerjee - author of Imaginary Men and Haunting Jasmine said about this women's fict... read more
Fear made her run - A second chance at love made her stayAfter receiving life-changing news, Kyla Nolan ran away from her life as a top model in New York and left her fiancé, Luke Bradford, behind. Now, almost two years later, Kyla has a rebuilt her life as the successful owner of Tea & Comfort on Madrona Island. She lives in a cozy home behind her tea shop, has great friends, and a community ... read more
Her Dark Past Eclipsed her Future…Until New Love Brought Endless Possibilities When her estranged daughter visits Madrona Island for the summer, Jude Simon, owner of the popular Island Thyme Café, is forced to face the dark secrets from her past. Years ago, she found out about her husband’s infidelity from an article in the local paper. Left a single mother of an infant daughter, Jude went on ... read more
The first book in the technothriller spy series, Spies Lie, perfect for fans who love Robert Ludlum, Lee Child, and Barry Eisler.To find justice for those he loved, a man finds himself at the center of a dangerous global conspiracy...When Jon Sommers finds out his fiancé Lisa Gabriel died in a terrorist bomb attack, he is visited by spymaster, Yigdal Ben-Levy, who throws Jon's life into chaos,... read more
The second book in the pulse-pounding Spies Lie series, perfect for fans who love Robert Ludlum, Lee Child, and Barry Eisler. When the plans to a new device that could change the course of world politics forever is stolen, every country goes looking. It's going to be a free-for-all.When someone breaks into William Wing's Hong Kong apartment and steals the hard drives from his computer, it sets... read more
The third book in the gripping Spies Lie series, perfect for fans who love Robert Ludlum, Lee Child, and Barry Eisler.A spy's cover is blown and she is fired from her agency. To survive, she must fight for her life against terrorists and work to uncover a mole... When Cassandra Sashakovich, a bright but arrogant economist, and consultant, is in Riyadh completing a financial forecasting assignm... read more
The fourth book inthe intense spy thriller series, Spies Lie, perfect for fans who love RobertLudlum, Lee Child, and Barry Eisler Aspy quit and blackmailed her way out of the business. Now she finds theleverage needed to keep her alive is falling apart...Cassandra Sashakovich quit spying for hercountry. To do this, she blackmailed the White House to get her boyfriend, LeeAinsley, released from... read more
The fifth book in the intense spy thriller series, Spies Lie, perfect for fans who love Robert Ludlum, Lee Child, and Barry Eisler. A covert operative is ready for a new life outside of international espionage. But her enemies are far from willing to let her go...She spied for her country, blackmailed her president, and ran from more threats than she can remember. But when the love of her life... read more
The sixth book in the exciting technothriller spy series, Spies Lie, perfect for fans who love Robert Ludlum, Lee Child, and Barry Eisler.When you're an international spy, who said dying was easy?Yigdal-Ben-Levy used to be the Mossad spymaster, but now he's Israel's Assistant Foreign Minister in D.C., exiled and long out of the game of spying. Diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer, he's waiti... read more
The seventh book in the gripping technothriller series, Spies Lie, perfect for fans who love Robert Ludlum, Lee Child, and Barry Eisler. She is a CypherGhost: An untraceable hacker, someone who can be anywhere and do anything using a computer. Can an aircraft be hacked? Can a human being be hacked? Don't be so sure...When Ann Silbey Sashakovich enters Stanford University to study computer fore... read more
Eight years ago, a naive Katie Crane ran from Ry and Jed, warned their brand of love would ruin her life. Now she's all grown up and returning home with a better understanding of the BDSM lifestyle. After the betrayal she's faced at her father's hands, she worries she won't be strong enough to submit to the men she gave her heart and virginity to at eighteen. Jed Malloy and Ry McKade are surpr... read more
She needs a dungeon master. He needs her secrets. Red Club owner Jessie Michaels isn't looking for love, just someone competent to monitor her dungeon in Lobster Cove's only BDSM club. But a new Dominant catches her eye and makes her tingle in all the right places. She's called away for business before she can catch his name, but not before that commanding voice tempts her for more.Caleb Drake... read more
This is a novelette.Translator Sara Delaney is on her way to Russia when her plane is diverted to London. After a disappointing love affair with a sexy and powerful man she’s looking forward to some downtime. She’s pleasantly surprised when a driver delivers her to a penthouse room in a luxury hotel. Aching with sorrow over the way the man she enjoyed in so many ways disappointed her by not be... read more
When former pro athlete, Max Hunter, returns to coach his hometown high school football team, Grace Elliott welcomes a chanced to rekindle her relationship with her former Master. Steamy fantasies are fulfilled as they spend sultry nights together. But when Max is offered a coaching job at the pro level will he leave Grace for his career again?
Even without my memory there were three things that were so deeply burned into my soul that they had to be true. First, I should be dead. Second, Someone is watching me every moment of every day. And Third, Vampires might be real. Bound by the Infinite is the first book in a bestselling author Caroline Hanson's new Urban Fantasy series. Sizzling and suspenseful, Bound by the Infinite is a twis... read more
Rebecca Finner was desperate to know her past. But it might just get her killed. On a distant island deep in the Pacific ocean lives a race of vampires who call themselves the Infinite. They are cruel, beautiful and immortal. As a human, Rebecca knows first-hand how evil and villainous the Infinite can be. And yet, she can’t help but be fascinated by Lord Leander Marchant. Even though he’s an ... read more
Dear Reader, If you have not read my Valerie Dearborn Series (Love is Darkness and Love is Fear), please do so before reading Love is…The Beginning – because it won't make any sense otherwise. This was the beginning to Love is Darkness until the eleventh hour. For me, this scene has always been where the book started and how I envisioned the characters being introduced.So why did it get taken ... read more
When a doctor loses everything and is forced to start over, he finds himself in a strange town filled with addiction and mental illness. Dr. Aaron Rovsing, Family Practice Physician, is fired from his medical practice in Connecticut because of alleged incompetence. After he flees and starts over in a town in East Texas, he discovers that things are not as they first appear, and soon Aaron must... read more
An Impossible Promise…A Remarkable Discovery…A Decision for Mankind… When Ryan Webster is summoned to a Miami hospice by his dying grandfather, he knows his hero’s life is about to end. A renowned zoologist and founder of the world’s most famous primate park, his grandfather tells Ryan about a remarkable species of monkey kept secret by the Webster men since their discovery in 1926, the year a... read more
In a darkened warehouse in Colombia, a father of two and the second highest-ranking executive in one of the largest oil companies in the world is murdered in what the company claims is a botched kidnapping attempt. Three thousand miles away, on a rock wall in New Mexico, a renowned environmental scientist and experienced climber falls to his death. The two deaths are linked by a deadly conspir... read more
Time traveling robots, a walking medical experiment turned detective genius, and a kidnapped psychic combine in a story that will tear at your heart and get your adrenaline pumping.the problem...When it comes to investigating missing objects, Neil Altman stands out. After all, his parents severed the two halves of his brain when he was a child and then trained him to use each half independentl... read more
March 11, 2004. The Madrid train bombings kill 193 innocent civilians. What the terrorists didn't know was on that fateful day they also succeeded in creating their worst nightmare. No one knew who he was, what he looked like, where he came from, nor who he worked for. He was a sniper who could take a target out from eight-hundred yards to a mile. He could kill with a long gun, short gun, or n... read more
On a mission to Afghanistan to gather information about the opium trade, Rex Dalton stumbles across spine-chilling deceit and corruption reaching the highest hallways of power in Afghanistan, America, and Europe.His requests to his superiors to wipe out the drug stores, labs, and drug lords, fall on deaf ears.With no time to waste, and US politicians failing to act, Rex takes matters into his ... read more
Following the deadly events of Afghanistan, Rex Dalton and his companion, the military dog, Digger, escape and make their way into India. Rex knows that to stay alive he has to remain 'dead'. It's time to start over. No more secret missions, no more killing, no more violence. He and Digger are going to travel the world, visit historical places, and learn about other cultures. Life will become ... read more
“Jake Travis is one of the best leading men to take the thriller-fiction stage in recent years.” -Florida WeeklyIT WAS MEANT TO BE A QUIET ASSIGNMENT—HOW DID IT GO SO WRONG? Jake Travis is ordered to smuggle ashore an accountant who can help place a notorious drug lord behind bars. Stash him in a cottage. Arouse no suspicion. But the man unexpectedly arrives with his wife and three young child... read more
Gold Medal winner of the Independent Book Publisher's Association 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award for Best New Voice: Fiction"Jake Travis is one of the best leading men to take the thriller fiction stage in years." Florida WeeklyJake Travis is contracted by his ex-Army colonel to retrieve a missing fifty year-old Cold War letter. He quickly finds himself entwined in a world where the line between... read more
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