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    Lecture Think Beyond the Book

    Many authors focus entirely on one book at a time in their marketing. However, you need to think about the brand and selling more than just one book at a time. This is sometimes called funnel marketing. This lesson shows you how to move from buyers to fans.
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    Lecture Building a Book Trailer Video

    Video can add interest to your social media, but it can take a lot of time and effort to do a slick looking video. However, there is a tool that is easy to use for a simple book trailer. Its called Spark at Make Images, Videos and Web Stories for Free in Minutes | Adobe Spark . This lesson shows...
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    Homework Create a Draft Marketing Plan

    Here's a significant assignment and it may take you until the end of the week to complete. Using the information in the lesson on creating a marketing plan to create a rough plan. You can post it below as a doc or docx file or just paste it into the message box.
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    Lecture Building an Image

    The image you have is how people see you as an author once they are aware of you. In this lesson, you will learn more about developing your image.
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    Character Creating Characters From the Inside Out with Terri Main

    We tend to think about fictional characters as something outside of ourselves. We see them as something like statues we are carving or portraits we are painting. But that leads to creating characters readers have trouble relating to. When I was studying for my master's degree in psychology, I...
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    Lecture Creating a Marketing Plan

    Creating a marketing plan sounds like a lot of work. It is, but not as difficult as it sounds. In this lesson, I will walk you through the process.
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    Lecture Positioning: What makes you Different

    Positioning is an old marketing concept. The idea is to focus on what makes you different than other products or brands. I've attached two lessons related to this concept.
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    Lecture Creating a Marketing Plan

    They say we don't plan to fail, but fail to plan. Creating a marketing plans sounds very technical, but in reality it's mostly common sense organized.
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    Lecture How often should you post to social media?

    This is a question many of us ask/ There is no absolute answer, but there are some good guidelines.
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    Lecture Selling the Hole

    Millions of people each year buy drills. But they don't want a drill. They want a hole. The smart marketer sells the Hole. So, how do we do that with our writing? That's the topic of this lesson.
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    Discussion What works for you

    Thank you all for this great info. I'll have to check out some of these resources.
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    Lecture Unleashing the Power of Facebook Reader Groups

    Facebook has hundreds of "reader groups" where authors can post promos for their books. Admittedly, each group is composed largely of authors, but authors are readers, too. And I've had many of them share my posts to their social media. So, it is worthwhile to learn more about them in this...
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    Lecture Increasing Facebook Reach

    Many people new to Facebook marketing assume that everyone who "likes" their page receives every post in their newsfeed or at least in their notifications. Actually, on average about 5% of those who like or follow you receive your posts. This isn't as bad as it sounds because those are the...
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    Lecture Facebook for Writers - Content Marketing

    A Facebook page is not for posting a bunch of ads. Social media marketing is about providing value and building relationships. This is called content marketing. This lesson provides an overviewfor you.
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    Lecture Facebook for Writers - Building an Author Page

    Unless you have been living under a rock for the past ten years, you know that Facebook is the premier social media. At his point, having a Facebook page for anyone in business is not optional. It's like the Yellow pages of the internet. It all starts with an author page. In this video, I will...
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    Lecture What's Your Mission?

    There's a story about a knight who jumped on his horse and rode off in all directions. Many writers are like that about their marketing. They don't have a clear sense of mission. Now, I don't mean you should stick to one type of writing or genre or subject matter. I don't. I write fiction and...
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    Discussion Marketing Challenges

    I've only used Amazon ads once without much success, but I didn't really pursue it. Google Ads probably would be best for nonfiction. Google is an answer machine. People are looking for information when they search. You will likely get more traction with fiction in Amazon However, you can...
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    Lecture Creating a Marketing Avatar

    This is where I start. In marketing, you have to think about the customer first, last, and always. But too many writers pay no attention to the reader when they are doing their marketing. I ask them, "What's your typical reader like?" And they answer, "Oh, everyone." If you market your books...
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    Lecture Video - Creating a Facebook Page

    Try it now. I did everything except hit the publish button. Okay, I'm going to crawl under a rock.
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    Lecture Video - Creating a Facebook Page

    I'm accessing it fine. try this but you will have to add the HTTP:// part www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEKdE3YEP60&t=1s