Rob Eagar

Rob Eagar - Marketer

Atlanta, GA, United States

Marketing intelligence for experienced authors only, not newbies. I've helped books hit the New York Times bestseller list 3 different ways.

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PLEASE NOTE:
I do not participate in auction requests where authors ask me for a quote along with several other marketers. I only respond to requests where my expertise is sought individually. If you contact me along with other marketers, I will decline your request.

Also, if you are a first-time author or an aspiring writer, I am not the right fit. Please seek a different marketer who is at your level.

ABOUT ME:
I provide marketing intelligence and specialized tactics for experienced authors who are already published and writing as their primary career. My fees start at $350 (US) for a 90-minute personal consultation.

Since 2007, I've coached over 450 authors at all levels and helped clients hit the New York Times bestseller list three different ways, including new fiction, new non-fiction, and backlist non-fiction. In addition, I'm a traditionally-published author of two books and also successfully self-published numerous teaching guides for authors. I routinely generate a six-figure income from writing and consulting, so I know what works and what is a waste of time.

I founded my consulting practice, Wildfire Marketing, in 2007 to help authors and publishers dramatically increase their audience reach and book sales. My unique track record brings the highest level of marketing expertise to the Reedsy community. Below is a sample of highlights that my clients have experienced:

+ Helped books hit the New York Times bestseller lists three different ways
+ Built or expanded email lists by over 25,000 subscribers in only 9 months
+ Rebranded multiple authors who became New York Times bestsellers
+ Designed numerous author websites that doubled and tripled visitor traffic within 60 days
+ Developed award-winning book titles, marketing hooks, and book descriptions
+ Revived a 23-year-old backlist book to hit the New York Times bestseller list


WANT TO WORK WITH ME?
If you'd like to work with me, I offer a 90-minute consultation by phone or video as a starting point for $350 (US). This is a 1-to-1 teaching session where I explain advanced-level book marketing tactics and answer your questions. After the initial consultation, I can provide additional consulting options based on your specific goals and budget.


PLEASE NOTE:
I do not participate in auction requests where authors ask me for a quote along with several other marketers. I only respond to requests where my expertise is sought individually. If you contact me along with other marketers, I will decline your request.


PRAISE FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORS:

"I recommend Rob Eagar to any author looking to take their book campaign to a higher level."
Dr. Gary Chapman
#1 New York Times bestselling author of The Five Love Languages

"I give Rob Eagar my highest recommendation. If you want to increase book sales, make him the first person you hire."
Lysa TerKeurst
4-time New York Times bestselling author of Made to Crave, Unglued, The Best Yes, and Uninvited

"Rob Eagar's expertise helped me develop a new brand and create an exciting new website. It was beyond my expectations and included everything I asked for and more."
Wanda Brunstetter
6-time New York Times bestselling novelist with over 10 million copies sold

"Rob Eagar gets great results and strategically places authors in the right spaces. I'm happy with what Rob did for me, and I highly recommend him."
Dr. John Townsend
New York Times bestselling author of Boundaries

"Rob Eagar provided effective marketing strategy and worked closely with my team to execute new promotional ideas. I highly recommend Rob."
DeVon Franklin
CEO of Franklin Entertainment and New York Times bestselling author

"Rob revolutionized how I market my novels and connect with readers. He gave me more fantastic ideas that I knew what to do with."
Dani Pettrey
Bestselling novelist with over 300,000 copies sold
Services
Metadata & Blurb Optimization
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Christian (Non-Fiction)
Education & Reference
Parenting & Families
Religion & Spirituality
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Inspirational

Certifications

  • Bachelors of Science in Marketing - Auburn University

Awards

  • Helped clients hit the New York Times bestseller list three different ways, including fiction, non-fiction, and backlist.

Work experience

Consultant

Self-employed
June, 2007 – Present (about 12 years)

I’m a specialized book marketing consultant who has coached over 450 authors, worked with numerous publishing houses, and helped books hit the New York Times bestseller list three different ways, including new fiction, new non-fiction, and backlist non-fiction.

My expertise also includes teaching authors how to reach more readers, sell more books, and increase personal income from their intellectual property to make a living from their writing.

Projects

Transformed a B-level Author into a New York Times Bestseller

After writing 13 books, Lysa TerKeurst was considered an average, mid-list author whose titles typically sold around 50,000 copies. Her publisher doubted Lysa’s ability to reach the next level, overcome her stagnant sales, and write a breakout book. For her 14th book, Made to Crave, Lysa hired Rob Eagar to:

- Critique the manuscript and improve the book title
- Build a new website and expand the author’s platform
- Develop a memorable author brand
- Create word of mouth tools
- Improve the author’s speaking skills, speaker fee, and event bookings
- Build a comprehensive book marketing plan

After Rob’s help, the author and publisher experienced these dramatic results:

- Made to Crave spent over 25 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
- Over 200,000 copies sold in the first nine months.
- Over 100,000 unique visitors attracted to book website in the first 30 days.
- Over 50,000 study guides and 20,000 video units sold in the first nine months.
- Over $1,000,000 of extra revenue generated for the publisher.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life

Henry Cloud, John Townsend

To regain control of your life, you’ve never needed Boundaries more than you do today in today’s always-on, always-connected digital world. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend wrote the New York Times bestselling book on Boundaries – the personal property lines that define who you are and who you are not, and influence all areas of your life – physically, emotionally, spiritually. And now, over... read more

To regain control of your life, you’ve never needed Boundaries more than you do today in today’s always-on, always-connected digital world. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend wrote the New York Times bestselling book on Boundaries – the personal property lines that define who you are and who you are not, and influence all areas of your life – physically, emotionally, spiritually. And now, over... read more

Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food

Lysa TerKeurst

Made to Crave is the missing link between a woman’s desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen. The reality is we were made to crave. Craving isn’t a bad thing. But we must realize God created us to crave more of him. Many of us have misplaced that craving by overindulging in physical pleasures instead of lasting spiritual satisfaction. If you are struggli... read more

Made to Crave is the missing link between a woman’s desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen. The reality is we were made to crave. Craving isn’t a bad thing. But we must realize God created us to crave more of him. Many of us have misplaced that craving by overindulging in physical pleasures instead of lasting spiritual satisfaction. If you are struggli... read more

The Hollywood Commandments: A Spiritual Guide to Secular Success

DeVon Franklin, Tim Vandehey

DeVon Franklin, New York Times bestselling author of The Wait and prominent Hollywood producer, reveals that secular and spiritual success are not opposites. To have one, you need the other.You can be wildly successful without losing your faith. In fact, your secular success will strengthen your faith if you allow it. Too often we believe that success in secular environments contradicts the co... read more

DeVon Franklin, New York Times bestselling author of The Wait and prominent Hollywood producer, reveals that secular and spiritual success are not opposites. To have one, you need the other.You can be wildly successful without losing your faith. In fact, your secular success will strengthen your faith if you allow it. Too often we believe that success in secular environments contradicts the co... read more

The Journey (Kentucky Brothers)

Wanda E. Brunstetter

Can a heart once torn by love’s rejection find a new beginning? Discover along with Titus Fisher how life can begin anew in Christian County, Kentucky. Titus has often made poor choices. When he lived in Pennsylvania he chose the wrong girl, who broke his heart. When he moves to Kentucky, he finally discovers that he possesses woodworking skills. Will he stick with it or return to the old comf... read more

Can a heart once torn by love’s rejection find a new beginning? Discover along with Titus Fisher how life can begin anew in Christian County, Kentucky. Titus has often made poor choices. When he lived in Pennsylvania he chose the wrong girl, who broke his heart. When he moves to Kentucky, he finally discovers that he possesses woodworking skills. Will he stick with it or return to the old comf... read more

Blind Spot (Chesapeake Valor)

Dani Pettrey

Each of Pettrey's Novels Has Been a Multi-Month BestsellerFBI agent Declan Grey is in the chase of his life--but isn't sure exactly what he's chasing after. Threatened by a terrorist that "the wrath is coming," Grey fears something horrible is about to be unleashed on American soil. When his investigation leads him to a closed immigrant community, he turns to Tanner Shaw to help him. She's sou... read more

Each of Pettrey's Novels Has Been a Multi-Month BestsellerFBI agent Declan Grey is in the chase of his life--but isn't sure exactly what he's chasing after. Threatened by a terrorist that "the wrath is coming," Grey fears something horrible is about to be unleashed on American soil. When his investigation leads him to a closed immigrant community, he turns to Tanner Shaw to help him. She's sou... read more

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People

Gary Chapman, Paul White

Based on the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages(over 11 million copies sold), this book shows how each language of appreciation can dramatically improve workplace relationships. Supervisors and managers will learn to effectively communicate appreciation and encouragement to their employees, resulting in improved staff morale, more positive relationships between managers and empl... read more

Based on the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages(over 11 million copies sold), this book shows how each language of appreciation can dramatically improve workplace relationships. Supervisors and managers will learn to effectively communicate appreciation and encouragement to their employees, resulting in improved staff morale, more positive relationships between managers and empl... read more

Happy Women Live Better

Valorie Burton

Women have more education, more money, and more choices than ever before. Yet, research shows we are less happy than women 40 years ago. Today, we can “have it all.” So why is happiness declining?In Happy Women Live Better, bestselling author Valorie Burton unlocks the secret to your personal happiness. She reveals 13 happiness triggers–choices that can boost your joy right now, even in the mi... read more

Women have more education, more money, and more choices than ever before. Yet, research shows we are less happy than women 40 years ago. Today, we can “have it all.” So why is happiness declining?In Happy Women Live Better, bestselling author Valorie Burton unlocks the secret to your personal happiness. She reveals 13 happiness triggers–choices that can boost your joy right now, even in the mi... read more

Sell Your Book Like Wildfire: The Writer's Guide to Marketing and Publicity

Rob Eagar

Promote and Sell Your Work! You've written a book, but if it doesn't sell, what's the point? In Sell Your Book Like Wildfire, marketing expert Rob Eagar explains how to use the best promotional methods available to get your book noticed and drive sales. You'll learn how to: Increase your book sales by driving readers to bookstores and online retailers Build a brand that makes your books stand ... read more

Promote and Sell Your Work! You've written a book, but if it doesn't sell, what's the point? In Sell Your Book Like Wildfire, marketing expert Rob Eagar explains how to use the best promotional methods available to get your book noticed and drive sales. You'll learn how to: Increase your book sales by driving readers to bookstores and online retailers Build a brand that makes your books stand ... read more

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Kara Lane
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Rob Eagar. Not only did he provide helpful answers to all of my questions, but he also provided answers to questions I didn't know to ask. Drawing on his own expertise as an author as well as his insights from working with New York Times bestselling authors, Rob was able to offer me specific suggestions on how to improve my book marketing efforts. He also showe...
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Kara Lane, June 2019


Matthew Nesheim
I queried five other consultants, three got back to me with offers, and I picked Rob out of that pool. I've been working at self-publishing since last year and I knew I needed advice and/or help turning the corner to profitable. Rob was 100% what I needed him to be. Not only did he take the time to fully understand my situation, he helped me develop a strategy to achieve my goals. He knew exac...
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Matthew Nesheim, June 2019


Dave Bartell
Rob is one of the more professional and highest quality book folks I've worked with. I spent a one-hour (paid) consulting call and learned a great deal about precisely what steps to take to market and advertise my book - aka focused on selling not creating a social media campaign.

Dave Bartell, April 2019


Mira Kanehl
With so much information out there, anyone starting the author journey is overwhelmed. Rob explained the magical workings of Amazon and book display language with such clarity I literally understood it right away. He also helped me set up a clear marketing plan, and his feedback gave me the confidence that I can, in fact, do this. Thank you very much! :)

Mira Kanehl, June 2018


William Arsenis
Rob gave me exactly what I needed--current information about the best strategy for marketing my books. We used Zoom conferencing, so I was able to see what he was doing on the computer as he explained to me what he was doing. Rob seemed genuinely interested in helping me.

William Arsenis, January 2018

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