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Rebecca Berus

Rebecca Berus - Marketer

Coupeville, United States

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

Overview

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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
Adventure Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Paranormal Romance Romance Science Fiction Thriller Urban Fantasy 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

RWA Speaker & Workshop Leader

Romance Writer's of America San Jose Chapter
February, 2017 – February, 2017 (less than a minute)

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

PNWA Conference Speaker on Successful Book Marketing

Pacific Northwest Writer's Conference
July, 2016 – July, 2016 (less than a minute)

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

Marketing Consultant

Self-employed
June, 2014 – Present (over 3 years)

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 Chris Patchell, author of In The Dark, and DF Capps, author of Tsunami Storm and many others.

Marketing Consultant

Andrea Hurst and Associates, LLC
June, 2013 – June, 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

Publicity Intern

Sourcebooks, Inc.
September, 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 (23 selected works)

In the Dark (A Holt Foundation Story Book 1)

Chris Patchell

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

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

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 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

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

The Guestbook (Madrona Island Series 1)

Andrea Hurst

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

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

Tea & Comfort (Madrona Island Series Book 2)

Andrea Hurst

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

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

Island Thyme Cafe (Madrona Island Series Book 3)

Andrea Hurst

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

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

Bloodridge (Spies Lie Book 1)

DS Kane

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 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

DeathByte: Book 2 of the Spies Lie Series

DS Kane

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 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

Swiftshadow (Spies Lie Book 3)

DS Kane

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 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

GrayNet: Book 4 of the Spies Lie Series

DS Kane

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 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

Baksheesh (Bribes) (Spies Lie Book 5)

DS Kane

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 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

ProxyWar: Book 6 of Spies Lie series

DS Kane

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 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

CypherGhost (Spies Lie series Book 7)

DS Kane

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

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

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 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

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

Red Club Temptation

Marie Tuhart

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

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

Claimed by the Sheikh

Marie Tuhart

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

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

His Game, His Rules

Marie Tuhart

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?

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?

Bound to the Infinite (Rebecca Finner Book 1)

Caroline Hanson

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

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

Consumed by the Infinite (Rebecca Finner Book 2)

Caroline Hanson

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

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

Love Is The Beginning (Valerie Dearborn)

Caroline Hanson

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

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

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 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

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

Swimming Monkeys: Genesis (Book 1 in the Swimming Monkeys Trilogy)

Steve Hadden

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

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

The Sunset Conspiracy

Steve Hadden

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

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

Revision 7: DNA (Neil and Mavra Sci-Fi Adventure Book 1)

Terry Persun

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

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

Rebecca has 6 reviews

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Val Nishioda

So far I've only done the initial 1 hour consultation. I thought it was excellent, very informative and I was amazed how much knowledge Rebecca could impart in an hour. Well worth the cost.

, November 2017


Lisa Hutchison

Rebecaa gave a lot of good ideas where and how to promote my book. It is an almost overwhelming chore to do one's own promotions and with her knowledge she was able to sort out what may work for me. I think it was well worth it.

, October 2017


Linda Rice

Rebecca made several recommendations that I intend on following before I engage her full professional services. She was very informative and gave me good, constructive feedback.

, September 2017


Laurie Saunders

All good!

, August 2017


Harold Anderson

I would highly recommend Rebecca for marketing help.

, August 2017

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