Over 350,000 Books Sold: Author Spills Secret to Selling Books Online in “Thrifty Author’s Guide”

December 7, 2011

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Charlotte, NC: Gail Z. Martin, internationally bestselling author, shows authors the right way to quickly increase book sales in “The Thrifty Author’s Guide to Selling and Promoting Your Book Online” (Comfort Press 2011). Martin walks authors through the step-by-step online book marketing, Internet book promotion, and website strategies she used to sell more than 350,000 copies of her own books.

Martin will sign copies of “The Thrifty Author’s Guide to Selling and Promoting Your Book Online” at Book Expo of America in New York City in June, 2012.

“The Thrifty Author’s Guide to Selling and Promoting Your Book Online” is packed full of proven online book marketing strategies presented in an easy-to-read, to-do checklist format for busy writers.  Short chapters and month-by-month assignments lead the reader to create an author web site and online marketing campaign to get a new book noticed and sold.

Topics include:

– Book marketing through social media, using Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Shelfari, etc.

– The secrets to creating a great author web site

–Insider tips on how to attract readers to your site and convert them into book buyers

– The real scoop on using online PR, SEO and online ads to sell more books

– What you need to know to land high profile online media interviews

– Why your web site is essential to build reader loyalty and create your author platform

– Must-have tips on how to reach out to online book reviewers and reporters

States Martin: “The urgency that authors don’t realize is that you only have 90 days to prove your book can sell. The first 90 days determines whether book stores will stock your book or ship it back and give the shelf space to a more valuable author. Your author web site and online marketing program can make the difference between bestseller and flop.”

“The Thrifty Author’s Guide to Selling and Promoting Your Book Online” makes it easy for authors to spark book sales in stores and all over the internet. Many free web site building and traffic-building tools are offered, and online promotion strategies are broken down into easy, step-by-step action lists.

According to Martin, the biggest mistake that new authors make is to think that the publisher or book store is going to market the book. Says Martin: “By the time an author realizes no one is promoting it, the book is no longer new and it’s harder to make your mark. You don’t want to miss your big window of opportunity.”

Authors could hire a web designer and online marketing company for $6000 a month–or save cash and easily do their own book marketing with the “The Thrifty Author’s Guide to Selling and Promoting Your Book Online.” “The Thrifty Author’s Guide” is available on Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com, or in bookstores for just $13.99.

For a free sample chapter, visit www.ThriftyAuthor.com.

About Gail Z. Martin

Gail Z. Martin is a marketing expert, international speaker and author of the internationally bestselling fantasy adventure series, “The Chronicles of the Necromancer” from Solaris Books, and “The Fallen Kings Cycle” from Orbit Books. A series of Martin’s columns are being featured in Book Marketing Matters, the newsletter put out by Special Sales expert and internet marketing guru, Brian Jud. Martin is also the author of “30 Days to Social Media Success” and “30 Days to Online Marketing and PR Success” by Career Press. Martin has four additional books under contract with publishers.

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Juggle Fire If You Have To: Free Publicity Key to Success in Tough Economy Says Online Marketing Expert

December 5, 2011

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Charlotte, NC:  Gail Z. Martin, social media/online marketing expert and internationally bestselling author, believes that free online publicity and targeted, inexpensive online marketing are the keys to small business success, despite cautious consumer spending.

In “30 Days to Online PR and Marketing Success”, Martin shares the proven marketing system she created to sell over 300,000 of her own books, create an international clientele and see a 55 percent growth since the beginning of the recession.  Short chapters are designed to let busy people read and apply the information in less than an hour a day.

“I teach people how to save time, make more money and live their dream by using social media and online marketing/PR,” says Martin. “A small company can use online PR and marketing to find clients anywhere in the country or anywhere in the world, no matter what the local economy is like. The Internet puts you where people have money to spend.”

And the part about juggling fire?  “Well, that might be an extreme example,” laughs Martin.  “But you’ve got to get people’s attention, make them look. For free PR, it’s about a catchy headline.  For a free YouTube video or a paid online marketing ad, you need something eye-catching, maybe a little funny.  Think about those ‘dancing shadow’ Internet ads, or the Geico guinea pigs.  They’re designed to break through the clutter with something different.”

Martin shows business owners and solo professionals her unique 30 Day Success System to attract more media attention and win new clients in www.GetResultsGuide.com [“30 Days to Online PR and Marketing Success]: The 30 Day Results Guide to Making the Most of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Blogging to Grab Headlines and Get Clients”  (Career Press, Nov. 2011).  Martin shares her step-by-step strategic approach to help companies land more media interviews and connect with their ideal prospects in just 30 minutes a day over 30 days.

 

In 2011, Martin has traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada speaking to sell-out crowds and sharing how to apply her unique 30 Day Success System to get more profitable results through social media, online PR and Internet-based marketing.

30 Days to Online PR and Marketing Success has its own http://www.facebook.com/pages/30-Day-Results-Guide/120557004646458 [30 Day Results Guide Facebook Business Page] and a Meetup.com group at http://www.meetup.com/30-Day-Marketing-Success-Network [The 30 Day Marketing Success Network].

Topics include:

  • How to create a no-wasted-effort master plan that gets more exposure in just 30 days
  • How to find the BEST online PR and Internet marketing tools (including the ones you haven’t heard of!)
  • How to stop leaving thousands of dollars on the table in the untapped potential of membership sites
  • How to use online PR and marketing to fill seats, snag more media exposure, and build opt-in
  • How to go global or own the local market to sell more product, make more money

Says Martin: “Business owners want more media attention and they need to get more clients, no one tells them how to use online marketing and PR to actually get results.  I show them how to create a strategic, results-oriented publicity and business networking program and get it up and running in just 30 days, 30 minutes a day.”

“30 Days to Online PR and Marketing Success” takes the mystery out of Internet promotion and helps readers save time and money while making more valuable connections.  The book explores dozens of online publicity and promotion tools—along with great sites that aren’t as well known—always focused on how to get more clients and do more business.

Says Martin: “Online PR and Marketing makes it affordable for companies to reach clients across the country and around the world, customers they couldn’t meet any other way. In today’s economy, that could be the difference between survival and bankruptcy.”

Business owners and solo professionals could hire a PR company or online marketing firm for $7,000 a month, or save money and do their own strategic promotion with “30 Days to Online PR and Marketing Success: The 30 Day Results Guide to Making the Most of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Blogging”.  “30 Days to Online PR and Marketing Success” is available on Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com, and in bookstores nationwide for just $13.99.

For a free sample chapter, visit http://www.gailmartinmarketing.com/books.html

About Gail Z. Martin

Gail Z. Martin is a marketing expert, international speaker and author of “30 Days to Social Media Success: The 30 Day Guide to Making the Most of Twitter, Blogging, LinkedIn and Facebook”. Other new books by Martin, “The Thrifty Author’s Guide to Launching Your Book Without Losing Your Mind” and “The Thrifty Author’s Guide to Selling and Promoting Your Book Online” focuses on book marketing strategies. She also writes the internationally bestselling fantasy adventure series, “The Chronicles of the Necromancer” from Solaris Books, and “The Fallen Kings Cycle” from Orbit Books. A series of Martin’s columns are featured in Book Marketing Matters, the newsletter put out by internet marketing guru, Brian Jud, and she is a regular columnist for Saathee Magazine as well as a popular guest blogger and radio guest. Martin has four additional books under contract with publishers.

Shared Dreams Podcast Welcomes Angela Crocker, Carla Reiger and Rochelle Togo-Figa

November 30, 2011

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Charlotte, NC—Shared Dreams Marketing Podcast, hosted by DreamSpinner Communications’ president Gail Martin, interviews Angela Crocker (The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Creating a Social Network), Carla Reiger (The Change Artist) and Rochelle Togo-Figa of SalesBreakThroughs.com.

Angela shares her insights on Social Media, Carla speaks on creative entrepreneurs and Rochelle talks about the myth of having to be pushy to get sales.

The podcast features business leaders from around North America talking about relevant issues and marketing tactics for small business.

Podcasts post monthly at www.SharedDreamsPodcast.com.  Visitors can listen online at the site, download from iTunes or subscribe via RSS.  Past podcasts are archived on the site and can be downloaded in MP3 format.  See more at www.SharedDreamsPodcast.com.

DreamSpinner Communications offers exceptional writing, marketing and teleseminar programs for companies throughout the U.S. and Canada.  For more information, visit www.GailMartinMarketing.com.

 

The Millionaire Woman Club Interview

October 28, 2011

I spoke last week at The Millionaire Woman Club in Edmonton. Here is the video link from my interview with founder Debra Kasowski:  http://youtu.be/D6dxs7enSDU

Globe Trotting on a Budget and Essential Business Branding are July Topics for Big Dreams and Hard Work Blog

July 21, 2011

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Charlotte, NC:   Cost conscious round-the-world travel and personal branding are the themes for guest posts this month on the Big Dreams and Hard Work blog.  Irene Butler, author of “Trekking the Globe with Mostly Gentle Footsteps: Twelve Countries in Twelve Months” shares insights into the travel secrets from her new book.  Then Isabelle Mercier Turcotte, co-author of The Next Big Thing, shares The Simple Truth About Branding.

The Big Dreams and Hard Work (www.BigDreamsAndHardWork.com) blog helps business owners and solo professionals build their vision, prepare for success and learn to utilize both left-brain and right-brain techniques to maximize revenue and achieve their business goals. The blog is dedicated to business—with an intuitive twist.

Sheryl Eldene, Gail Martin and Faith Monson, the trio of author-entrepreneur-experts behind Big Dreams and Hard Work.  Their weekly blog posts extend their books and live presentations to touch on living with intention, enabling success, and utilizing social media and online marketing for business visibility.

Sheryl Eldene, M.A., MBA is a is a Professional Certified Coach and Licensed Professional Counselor and is the founder of the On Purpose Living Center. Gail Z. Martin, MBA is the founder of DreamSpinner Communications and the author of 30 Days to Social Media Success. Faith Monson, Success Consultant, helps individuals and businesses achieve their definition of success.

Visit the blog at http://www.BigDreamsAndHardWork.com.

Progressive Business Experts say Insight, Skills Equally Important: Vision, Persistence Key to Business Success

July 21, 2011

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Charlotte, NC: Sharp skills are essential in today’s business environment, but without insight, vision and a pinch of intuition, otherwise qualified candidates won’t make it to the top.

That’s according to Sheryl Eldene, Gail Martin and Faith Monson, the trio of author-entrepreneur-experts behind  http://www.BigDreamsAndHardWork.com [Big Dreams and Hard Work], a new business blog that blends inspiration and perspiration.

According to Sheryl Eldene,  author of The Sweet Spot where the Law of Attraction meets the Law of Action, business consultant and founder of the On Purpose Living Center, intention and insight make a major impact in the success of a business.  “Many people see trends and metrics, but only people with insight and intention are able to create successful new businesses and innovate based on those numbers.”

Success coach and author Faith Monson agrees.  “It’s going to take more than spreadsheets to get business booming again,” says Monson.  “Solid numbers are important, but decision-making based just on numbers can be static and overly cautious.  Business owners need to trust their vision and follow their intuition to find success.”

Gail Z. Martin, social media, speaker and bestselling author of 30 Days to Social Media Success, believes that vision and insight are essential for business success.  “American business has always been entrepreneurial, with a seat-of-the-pants, necessity is the mother of invention component that springs from vision and intuition.  Through the Big Dreams and Hard Work blog, we want to reconnect today’s progressive entrepreneurs with insights that encourage them to trust their vision and succeed.”

Eldene, Martin and Monson provide weekly blogs and commentary on the blog.  Once a week, the blog hosts guest posts from a variety of authors, thought leaders and entrepreneurs.  Fridays feature free downloadable bonus extras.

“You don’t have to be loud and noisy like Donald Trump to succeed in business,” says Martin.  “The innovations that have turned the business world upside down, made billions of dollars and changed the way we live—things like the iPhone and Facebook and Google—have all relied on both intuition and expertise to succeed.”

“We live in a world where crunching the numbers gets all the attention,” says Monson.  “People become afraid to trust their intuition and vision, and doubly afraid to admit to using insight to make decisions.  But without insight, numbers are just numbers.  If spreadsheets held all the answers, every accountant would be a billionaire.”

“We want to empower readers of the Big Dreams and Hard Work blog to believe in their vision for success and to utilize their intuition as well as their numbers and research,” says Eldene.  “So many businesses that are now huge successes, like Ben & Jerry’s, Juicy Couture, Got Junk and FedEx didn’t look like they stood a chance at the beginning, if all you looked at were numbers.  It was vision, courage, and insight that kept the founders from giving up.  We salute and encourage that spirit.”

Visit http://www.BigDreamsAndHardWork.com to get your own daily dose of business moxie and entrepreneurial inspiration.

Social Media is Topic when 30 Day Marketing Success Network Meets July 13

July 21, 2011

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Charlotte:  Small business owners and self-employed professionals will discuss how to use Social Media to tie your marketing pieces together—when the 30 Day Marketing Success Network meets on July 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Caribou Coffee at 2706 West Mallard Creek Church Road in Charlotte, NC.

It takes between 7 – 30 touches to turn a prospect into a customer.  Social media is a great (free) way to “touch” your prospects, add value, and develop relationships.

Park ask-the-expert and part discussion group, the 30 Day Marketing success Network is led by Gail Z. Martin, marketing expert, international speaker and bestselling author of 30 Days to Social Media Success.

For those who can’t make it to the live event, the site also posts a new pre-recorded teleseminar on publishing topics each month.

Visit, join or look for upcoming events at http://www.meetup.com/30-Day-Marketing-Success-Network/ and “like” 30 Day Results Guide on Facebook.

 

Characters with Character is Topic for Thrifty Author Publishing Network

July 21, 2011

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Charlotte:  Authors and aspiring authors will be discussing how to create and use Characters with Character when the Thrifty Author Publishing Network meets on July 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Caribou Coffee at 2706 West Mallard Creek Church Road in Charlotte, NC.

Aspiring writers can learn a lot from published authors, editors and agents even before their books are ready to publish.  Conferences often provide great networking opportunities for aspiring authors who know the rules of how to connect and approach.

Part ask-the-expert and part discussion group, the Thrifty Author Publishing Network is led by bestselling author Gail Z. Martin to help aspiring authors navigate the difficult path to publication.

For those who can’t make it to the live event, the site also posts a new pre-recorded teleseminar on publishing topics each month.

Visit, join or look for upcoming events at http://www.meetup.com/Thrifty-Author-Publishing-Success-Network/ and also “like” The Thrifty Author on Facebook.

Personal and Business Branding is the Theme for Shared Dreams Podcast

July 21, 2011

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Charlotte, NC—Shared Dreams Marketing Podcast, hosted by DreamSpinner Communications’ president Gail Martin, interviews Isabelle Mercier of LeapZone Strategies.

Isabelle shares insights on why Branding is more important than ever since the downturn in the economy.

The podcast features business leaders from around North America talking about relevant issues and marketing tactics for small business.

Podcasts post monthly at http://www.SharedDreamsPodcast.com.  Visitors can listen online at the site, download from iTunes or subscribe via RSS.  Past podcasts are archived on the site and can be downloaded in MP3 format.  See more at http://www.SharedDreamsPodcast.com.

DreamSpinner Communications offers exceptional writing, marketing and teleseminar programs for companies throughout the U.S. and Canada.  For more information, visit www.GailMartinMarketing.com.

 

 

“Business Card Mistakes that Cost you Money” is Topic when 30 Day Marketing Success Network Meets June 1

May 23, 2011

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Charlotte:  Small business owners and self-employed professionals will discuss how business card mistakes can cost you money—when the 30 Day Marketing Success Network meets on June 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Caribou Coffee at 2706 West Mallard Creek Church Road in Charlotte, NC.

It takes between 7 – 30 touches to turn a prospect into a customer.  Social media is a great (free) way to “touch” your prospects, add value, and develop relationships.

Park ask-the-expert and part discussion group, the 30 Day Marketing success Network is led by Gail Z. Martin, marketing expert, international speaker and bestselling author of 30 Days to Social Media Success.

For those who can’t make it to the live event, the site also posts a new pre-recorded teleseminar on publishing topics each month.

Visit, join or look for upcoming events at http://www.meetup.com/30-Day-Marketing-Success-Network/ and “like” 30 Day Results Guide on Facebook.