I started Julie Ink to help authors bridge the gap between being a writer and running a successful business.
Being your own advocate is part of being a professional writer. This can be uncomfortable for some, but authors who make the effort to market themselves have an undeniable advantage over those who don’t.
In a career that includes years as an acquisitions editor, publisher, and director of digital rights at Writers House, I’ve helped hundreds of authors bring their books to market. In working with authors, one theme has emerged: building an engaged audience requires consistent and strategic effort.
What publishers do well is sell your books to bookstores and get them into libraries. What they don’t do as well is sell books directly to your specific readers. So it’s up to you to increase your visibility and guarantee that your fans will buy every book you write.
This is where I can help.
I’ve developed a series of tools and processes to help you gain confidence in your message, find your readers, convey your unique brand, painlessly set up your online presence, and have fun doing it.
At Writers House, I helped authors navigate the sea of digital marketing, creating websites, setting social strategy, and directing agency-wide digital publishing initiatives.
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A 22-year publishing marketing veteran, I work with publishers and authors on strategy, social media presence, ads, and content creation.
Michael Doane is a marketer and web developer who loves to help authors build their platforms and connect with their audiences.