Gratia Digital provides programming, site development and marketing strategy for online companies, retailers, individuals, and artists.
In addition to writing winning copy, my work has included site development, user interface development, SEO, SEM and media purchasing across platforms ranging from AdWords, Facebook, Twitter and PPC /PPM publishing platforms.
FESTA Florence is an international theatre company located in Florence Italy.
As artistic director, I have directed more than 2 dozen shows, raised a generation of young actors, edited and developed scripts and been responsible for email marketing, print graphics, logistics and more.
One of the best parts of my job is helping a debut author gain the recognition they so richly deserve. Michael came to us with his first novel, requesting our full services' package.
We undertook his full pre-release marketing work including the ARC push, AMS, Facebook, BookBub Advertising, LibraryThing, NetGalley, and Goodreads. We are very pleased to say that the work has paid off. Amazon has listed Michael among its Hottest New Releases in all of his top categories.
Having participated in Gary's coaching sessions myself, I had faith in this book from the start. Non-fiction can be tricky sometimes, but we are incredibly proud of this title.
Though this book had been in print for quite some time, it was stuck in Amazon's basement. Through a combination of AMS, Facebook, BookBub, and promotional marketing, this book is now a bestseller in all 3 of its Amazon categories!
We launched this title around Christmastime.
We were responsible for ARC product promotion, FB advertising, FB content marketing, formatting and layout assistance and advice, copywriting and competitor research and AMS advertising.
Five months after launch, Before the Band is still a Bestseller in its genre!
This was a complete book relaunch & management job, inclusive of arranging and overseeing a new cover design, new layout, re-formatting, new forwards, afterword - a completely new edition.
We oversaw the author's FB campaign, his AMS ads, category placements, BookBub advertising, and a price promotion campaign that sold more than 1200 titles in 7 days. This title is now selling strongly, with in excess of 12000 page-reads per day, and is continually in his genre's best-seller lists.
He continues to rank among best-sellers even in 2020 - we were incredibly happy to see that he made it into the Top 500 in the Overall Kindle Store in September 2020!
I am exceptionally proud of this title!
This title had been originally traditionally published - but was not making sales.
Our job was to reformat this title for KDP distribution (both print and ebook), to rewrite the descriptions, reconfigure the metadata, SEO, find competitive categories, to manage both FB and AMS advertising, and to relaunch the title.
Since it's re-release, Lady in Ermine — The Story of A Woman Who Painted the Renaissance has been a best-seller and has been in the bestsellers lists of several of our chosen categories - including Historical Italian Fiction.
Currently, the author and I are updating the book covers of this World War II Trilogy. With a new book cover for the first book completed, this series has successfully climbed in its genre in both American and German Amazon stores steadily and is now in the top 50 in Historical German Biographies.
Another marketing job turned Production management job.
Task was to take these three titles and get them back on the map. Job included overseeing new cover development, new descriptions, meta-tag and category analysis, social media marketing, back-matter formatting, AMS campaigns, BookBub campaigns and newsletter campaigns.
I took these titles from the 1 Mth ranked in the Amazon store - and brought them to 2-3K. Currently, Finn Again has a Bestseller badge for its category, Truly reached #2, and Letters will launch next week.
Images below show the rise in ranking for this relaunch, as well as the new covers.
Author Trudy Krisher recovered her rights to four previously Trad published Young Adult books. What began as a simple marketing consultation became a production management job - including advising on new covers, formatting, platform and new website development (trudykrisher.com) , meta-tag, and competitive analysis - as well as an overall plan to turn 4 paperbacks into ebooks and new editions of previously published work. Currently, new editions are in ARC. Launch Date: 10/15/2019
The Mystery of Julia Episcopa will be one year old next month. Over this last year, it has sold more than 10,000 copies of the ebook, a thousand copies of the paperback and several hundred audiobooks.
We have been happily sitting in the top of our bestseller lists, including Italian Historical Fiction and Religious Historical Fiction. During our promotional periods, we are frequently the #1 Best Seller in our genre.
For this title and these authors, I assist with developmental editing, historical research, and tasks inclusive of layout and design. I oversee their social profiles, their Amazon pages, built their website platform and have curated a strong and active email list.
We are currently working on Book 2 - The Testament of the Scribe - due out in April 2019.
"Six people, trapped in a crime they didn’t commit, will have to rediscover the fundamental truth that what is done cannot be undone."
Acqua Morta is an Italian supernatural thriller, set in the Dolomite mountains of Northern Italy. I was the projects first developmental editor and saw it through it's Dec. 2018 launch.
The book hit the paid charts almost immediately, but to promote it worldwide, we opted for a 5 day free period before Christmas. During this promotional period, Acqua Morta hit the Italian best-seller lists for all genres in the Italian Kindle store (topping out at #36), as well as #1 in its main genre of 'supernatural thriller'. In addition, we hit #1 in Italian foreign language fiction in the US.
Currently, at full price, the ebook is in the top #20 in all related genres and in the top 5000 of Amazon.it overall.
Hale Seton is no stranger to the locker room.With six overachieving athletic brothers and a few snowboarding medals of her own, Hale understands the concept of competition. That’s why when she sets her sights on the most brutal competition of all—professional athlete management—she has every intention of succeeding at it.But her aspirations suffer a setback when she finds her first client dead... read more
Do you know what it feels like to have someone you love—perhaps a parent, sibling, or spouse—try to tell you who you are and what to believe? If so, you are not alone. At times, those closest to us want to shape our beliefs and turn us into someone they want us to be. It’s likely that they even mean well and have our best interests at heart. Yet, that all-important question—“Who Am I?”--is one... read more
How does it feel to have a mom who is mentally ill?How does it feel to have a mom who in a psychotic break tries to kidnap your teenage sister? Who when released from the mental hospital throws away her medication? Who threatens and physically assaults her children? Who accuses her family of poisoning her? What is that like?Read this book and find out.What do you do with 30 garbage bags of emp... read more
Unaware by even the angels, God chose a relatively normal man, Chado Cole, to be a part of a mission that started over 6,000 years ago – a mission that holds the fate of humanity in the balance.As Chado makes his transition into the spiritual realm, his eyes are opened to the mysteries of God. Now he walks among angels, but is led by one; the mighty Warrior Angel, Uriel. This angel has watched... read more
Thirteen-year-old Maggie Pugh has lived in Kinship, Georgia, all her life. In all that time almost nothing has changed.If you are poor, you live on the west side of town. If you are rich, you live on the hill in the north end and get to go boating at the country club in Troy. If you are white you use one bathroom at Byer’s Drugs and if you are colored you use another.All that starts to change ... read more
Every night he comes to the ledge. So far, he hasn’t jumped. Sarah watches him from her window, unable to look away. Will tonight will be the night that his body hurtles through space and crashes to the ground in a failed attempt to fly?Standing between heaven and hell, life and death, eighteen-year-old Brendan massages the ledge, arms outstretched, contemplating suicide. Cutting isn’t cutting... read more
She was the girl of his dreams.It was a chance meeting, but Finn knew her at a glance. The likeness was unmistakable. Even her smell was familiar.The problem was, Truly wasn’t looking for love.When Truly loved someone, it was a death sentence—and she wasn’t going to have that on her conscience. Not again. Love and death were partners in crime, and she couldn’t risk doing any more time.Finn was... read more
"Jeff Jacobson is the greatest contemporary American author you've never heard of, but it's time that changed."In this profoundly insightful collection, Jeff Jacobson presents a compelling portrait of marriage, parenthood, friendship, and faith. At turns hilarious and excruciating, Jacobson's stories illustrate our shared human experiences of love and loss and offer fresh insights into the twi... read more
A sublime essayist and author of the masterful political novels 1984 and Animal Farm, George Orwell is at least as relevant in the age of Trump and Brexit as he was in his own short lifetime (1903-1950). Both of his classic novels have been hot sellers over the past two years and his name is conjured daily on newscasts and opinion pages as pundits try to make sense of the strange political mom... read more
An inspiring and brilliantly observed memoir in the manner of Paul Kalanithi's When Breath Becomes Air and Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie.Father, husband, athlete, medical doctor, Jeff Sutherland had built an enviable life for himself and his family by the time he noticed that he was losing strength in his left arm. He visited a specialist and from that appointment, he writes, "deep person... read more
With the first iconic strum of the guitar on 'Take It Easy' the Eagles set a new direction for the country-rock infused California sound. They drew their inspiration from The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, the Flying Burrito Brothers and Crosby, Stills and Nash. In the band's first nine years together they scored gold records for every album release and delivered songs... read more
From the bestselling author of the 'War Girls Series' comes a nail-biting story about Berlin sliding into the Cold War.The Third Reich has crumbled and Berlin is governed by the four victorious Allies.Werner Böhm, a German émigré to Moscow, returns to his hometown with the highest hopes for a better future.Sent by the communist party to bring freedom, wealth and happiness to the German people,... read more
Berlin, Germany 1932. In a time of political unrest and strife, one man finds the courage to fight back...Dr. Wilhelm "Q" Quedlin, chemical engineer and inventor, lives for his science. A woman is not in his plans—nor is it to be accused of industrial espionage.But things get worse from there.Watching Hitler's rise to power spurs his desire to avoid yet another war that will completely destroy... read more
Chase Hunter knows something is wrong with the society she lives in. The fact her daughter, Willow, even exists is proof since Chase and her husband are no more than friends, despite keeping up appearances.When the government’s hospital staff expresses too much interest in Willow after her required five-year exam, Chase is ready to do whatever it takes to keep her daughter safe—even if that me... read more
Matt Stone, a deep-sea diver, and Christy Moody, an A-10 fighter pilot, are living totally separate lives on opposite sides of the planet. Both have only one thing in common; they have unknowingly been chosen by God to join forces with Chado Cole and his Guardian Angel. Before doing so, they must pass through many trials and tribulations set before them. Their first encounter is to take a jour... read more
Le ombre del passato hanno molto da raccontare e molto da nascondere, e nessuno è senza colpa - c’è sangue, tanto sangue, nell’acqua.Appollaiato tra le vette delle Dolomiti, l’Acqua Morta era stato un tempo un albergo lussuoso e uno stabilimento termale famoso in tutta Europa per le doti quasi miracolose delle sue acque. La fonte termale si era però improvvisamente e misteriosamente seccata su... read more
In ancient Rome, a woman flees for her life. Her enemies are those she once called ‘brother’. Hidden beneath her blue cloak are secrets men will kill for – forgeries that prove the newly self-appointed bishops are not followers of the way, but pretenders who have seized power and will stop at nothing to shape this new religion to their own ends. Now, Julia – a woman who had once walked with Ma... read more
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