Rebecca Berus

Rebecca Berus – Marketer

Marketing Consultant specializing in getting authors seen, read, and sold through personalized marketing plans and effective promotions

Overview

In today’s publishing climate, it is more important than ever for authors to have a solid marketing plan to increase their discoverability. Even if your story and writing are top notch, and you have a great cover and product description, it can still be extremely difficult to bring attention to your book when you’re fighting against millions of other titles. As a marketing consultant, I help authors focus their marketing efforts for maximum benefit, and execute many of the needed steps so that writers can get back to writing.

If you're an author ready to take your books to the next level, I will help you reach your goals. I specialize in helping indie authors raise their visibility before and after publication. I provide a variety of strategic and promotional services to assist authors in finding and engaging with their audience, improving their platform, and gaining visibility. Each client receives personalized marketing services to help you get seen, get read and get sold.

My focus is creating marketing plans, launch plans, booking price promotions, blog tours, giveaways and building your author platform and audience.
Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure Contemporary Romance Fantasy Mystery & Crime Paranormal Romance Romantic Comedy Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction
Certifications
  • BA in Advertising/Public Relations from Loyola University Chicago
  • BA in English with Creative Writing Concentration from Loyola University Chicago

Work experience

Romance Writer's of America San Jose Chapter

Feb, 2017 — Feb, 2017 (less than a minute)

• Discussed key tactics for an author to build their platform and increase their audience

Pacific Northwest Writer's Conference

Jul, 2016 — Jul, 2016 (less than a minute)

• Discussed key tactics for an author to build their platform and increase their audience

Self-employed

Jun, 2014 — Present

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.

Andrea Hurst and Associates, LLC

Jun, 2013 — Jun, 2014 (about 1 year)

• 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

Sourcebooks, Inc.

Sep, 2012 — May, 2013 (8 months)

• 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

Projects

Marketing Makeover on Author David Hulegaard

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.

In the Dark

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.

Portfolio

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 ficti... read more
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“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 ... 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, 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 dr... 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 wo... 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 stand... 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 ... 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 reno... read more
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Fractured Eden

Steven Gossington

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 incompet... 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.... 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-ha... read more
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 ... 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 Ma... 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 h... 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 pl... read more
Bound & Teased

Marie Tuhart

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 wor... 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 ... 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 Is... 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 g... 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... read more
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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... 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 goin... 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... 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, sh... 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 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... read more
Deadly Lies

Chris Patchell

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 Seat... read more
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 ... read more

Rebecca has 98 reviews

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Emilie O.

Emilie O.

May, 2024

I needed help figuring out what marketing steps would be the best to take for my romantasy novel and Rebecca was the perfect person to talk to. She provided me with clarity, which was what I lacked the most. She also recommended a few websites and services to help me with my marketing goals and was very open about her past experiences working with authors. It was an absolute pleasure working wi...
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Elizabeth S.

Elizabeth S.

May, 2024

When I decided to use Rebecca's services for my book marketing purposes, I was feeling quite stuck and frustrated because I didn't know what to try next or how to go about things. Moving forward seemed like an impossible task. She made useful comments about my metadata and quoted the names of quite a few websites that I had never heard of, which provide author services like obtaining lots of bo...
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Sydney C.

Sydney C.

May, 2024

I thought I had left a review for Rebecca. I will say again how much I liked speaking with her. And it's nice to know there’s someone as knowledgable she is. I hope to work with her further in the marketing of my book.
Jessica C.

Jessica C.

May, 2024

She was very friendly to talk to and seemed to know the business. She gave me some good pointers on where to start with marketing my new book.
Jeremy S.

Jeremy S.

Apr, 2024

She provided me with some information that I had previously gotten for free from others on the site. Her cost was a bit much for the information she provided. She was nice and professional on the phone, I just felt that the information didn't match the price. There are others on the site who provided me with information for free because I was such a new writer, which I appreciated.

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