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Online Marketing for Busy Authors - A Step-by-Step Guide - cover

Online Marketing for Busy Authors - A Step-by-Step Guide

Fauzia Burke

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

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If You Want People to Read Your Book, Writing It Is Only the BeginningThere has truly never been a better time to be an author. For the first time, authors have direct access to the public via the Internet—and can create a community eagerly awaiting their book. But where do new authors start? How do they sort through the dizzying range of online options? Where should they spend their time online and what should they be doing?Enter Fauzia Burke, a digital book marketing pioneer and friend of overwhelmed writers everywhere. She takes authors step-by-step through the process of identifying their unique personal brand, defining their audience, clarifying their aspirations and goals, and setting priorities. She offers advice on designing a successful website, building a mailing list of superfans, blogging, creating an engagement strategy for social media, and more. By following Burke's expert advice, authors can conquer the Internet and still get their next manuscript in on time.

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