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A few years ago I attended a workshop at RWA with author, Bob Mayer. One of the things he said was if you’re self-publishing don’t even think about marketing until you have at least three books published, four or five, even better.

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The topic for this month is marketing. I’d love to hear from all of you, your thoughts on marketing.

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I thought I’d update some of the things I’m up to.

I said I was going to get a new website and a new photo. After much dragging of feet and grimacing, I found a web designer that didn’t break the bank and appears to be good. The site is ready to go live, but I don’t have the photo – yet. I’ll talk about that in a minute.

So the website showcases my books and has a social media page. It imports things from twitter and Facebook. All the pictures are very old – some 4 years old. When I questioned it I learned that I didn’t use Facebook very much (which I knew) and if I didn’t use it I was left with 4 year old pictures and posts. So I guess I need to update my Facebook every little whi...

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This week we’re going to find out a little about author Kelli Wilkes. Kelli will be talking about marketing. She’ll also tell us a little about herself and her writing, and answer some fun questions.Kelli A. Wilkins is an award-winning author who has published more than 100 short stories, 19 romance novels, and 5 non-fiction books. Her romances span many genres and heat levels.Her third gay romance, Four Days with Jack, was released in June 2017. Kelli’s trilogy of erotic romance novellas, Midsummer Night’s Delights, Midwinter Night’s Delights, and Ultimate Night’s Delights was published in spring 2017.Loving a Wild Stranger was published in January 2017. This historical/pioneer romance is set in the ...

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I’ve been asked to post on the ALLIE Fringe Festival so here’s a few highlights.
The second workshop I attended, and for me, the most interesting was Instafreebie Explosion. I had never heard of Instafreebie. It explained how to add thousands of targeted readers to your email list. I’ve learned that everything is about having a big email list. You can use it to send free copies to beta readers, or competition winners, and ebooks on multiple devices –not just kindle. You can start with a basic free account which gives you one author page. I haven’t used it yet but this looks like something I could use.

You can then upgrade to the Plus Account $20 a month but you get a free month. So if you’re looking at...

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Today we're lucky to have Dr. Bob Rich join us.
I'm reposting the article for those of you who might have missed it the first time. Bob writes books that make you think. I find them fascinating and usually not what I was expecting.
Plus, Bob is going to giveaway 3 books to 3 people who comment on this post. A great way to check out a new author if you haven't read his books.

Welcome Bob, and thanks for your generosity in giving away three books.

Beverley asked me to talk about heroes. Theyare definitely a Good Thing in a story, and so are villains, but neither are necessary. My science fiction novel Sleeper, Awake [ http://bobswriting.com/sleeper.html ] doesn’t have any villains at all. It is full of conflict, and misunderstandings,...

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If you’re checking for Dr. Bob Rich (and free books) – scroll down
Or check out the permalink at https://beverleybateman.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/heroes-or-protagonists-with-dr-bob-rich.html
It will be up until July 1st when he’ll announce the winners of the books.

And is you’re interested in the Fringe Festival workshops, you can still access them at http://selfpublishingadvice.org/indie-author-fringe-june-2017-agenda/

This week we’re going to find out a little about author Sylvia Hubbard. June’s theme is ‘Heroes’ so Sylvia will be talking about heroes. She’ll also tell us a little about herself and her writing, and answer some fun questions.
Detroit Author & Founder of Motown Writers Network, Sylvia Hubbard has published over 37 books on suspense romance and one book on Internet Marketing for Writers.

As a happily divorced mother of three, Ms. Hubbard has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work. An avid blogger, Ms. Hubbard has had five#1 Best Sellers on Amazon. Her current work is Tanner’s Devil and she has sixbooks coming up in 2017, including four live stories on her website. www.sylviahubbard.com

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re you self-published? Have you ever attended an Indie Author Fringe Festival? It’s presented by the Alliance of Independent Authors. They have another one on right now. And it’s free. This one focuses on selling your book. Since I have a new book out June 1st I’m very interested in it and I’m taking in several of the workshops.
The Fringe festival goes for 24 hours. Usually there are workshops every hour. It works for every time zone, including the UK. Many of the presenters are also from the UK. And you don’t have to stay up all night or be glued to your computer for the twenty-four hours. The sessions will be available after the event.

Have questions – you can speak the presenter. There are also fre...

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