Protected: Week 30 – Analytics Made Easy

Assessing a promotional campaign’s effectiveness is often a moving target because it’s often difficult to impossible to determine what precipitated a purchase and how long a consumer waited to act after spotting an advertisement. The number one reason authors fail at...

Protected: Week 29-Assessing Advertising Success

We’ve explored social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube both from an advertising perspective as well as through free promotional strategies. But how do you know whether your efforts and investment have been productive? Do not make the...
How Are You Using Your Platform?

How Are You Using Your Platform?

Thanks to the Internet and social media, it is now possible for every person to have an international platform, and whether or not you’ve realized it every tweet, every post, every picture or video in your feed helps to create a public persona of who you are as an...

Protected: amazon Advertising

Over the years there has been some controversy among authors and publishers regarding the behemoth amazon.com; however, if it was not for amazon, chances are most indies would not have much of a chance in the marketplace. They have truly leveled the playing field,...
Marketing a New Release

Marketing a New Release

I’m very happy to introduce my guest today; award winning author Maggie Thom loves the challenge of creating a web of secrets, lies and deceit. She doesn’t want you to figure it out until the end and as someone who loves twists and turns, I can say that she...

Protected: Week 27 – Twitter Advertising and Post Boosts

Like Facebook, there are two ways you can advertise on Twitter: through boosted posts (tweets) or through the placement of ads. Before you begin, however, it’s important to understand who uses Twitter. Although it’s possible to reach the consumer (the reader) through...

Protected: Week 26 – Facebook Advertising and Boosts

There are two major ways to reach an audience outside of your current followers on Facebook; one is to boost a post and the other is to place an ad. The difference is in the amount of information you can include; a post can be lengthy and can consist of video and/or...

Protected: Week 25 – YouTube Advertising

Google owns YouTube and one of the most effective forms of advertising I’ve done is to boost a book trailer. This is a visual world we live in and while it seems counterintuitive to produce video to sell a book, it’s a great way to show very busy and often distracted...
Are You Remarketing Your Target Market?

Are You Remarketing Your Target Market?

Scores of authors use social media to build their platform and many more use it in an attempt to get instant sales. But when a social media presence isn’t garnering additional sales, it could be time to step back and ask yourself if you’re so busy trying to get new...