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Something About Me and My Book:
A lead designer for projects with such clients as National Geographic, Disney Education, McGraw Hill, Scott Foresman, Holt, Thomson Education, Mondo Publishing, and the Career College Foundation, Joshua has had the chance to work directly with key players in the publishing industry to impliment branding and marketing strategies for A through C priority publications.

Have any questions regarding your book marketing efforts?

So, as an independent publisher, how do you plan to stand out amongst your competition? After dealing with rights and permissions, editors and publishers, how much time are you spending on marketing and identifying who your target audience will be, and what the best ways to reach them are. Once you identify your target market, how are you going to position yourself to reach those consumers that need your publication?

Your first step is creating a product that speaks to your target market. Focus on marketing to a niche, and growing from there. Build a website and fill it with compelling content and start a conversation with your potential readers. Open yourself up to your readership.

I know, it sounds easy on paper, but how do you start?

Send me a message, and see what I have to offer you, and let's discuss your books selling potential.

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The most anticipated report of the year...

November 29, 2007

Rich Schefren is finally releasing Part 2 of the Attention Age Doctrine.

In fact - it's available right now...

This is the most highly-anticipated report of the year, and I recommend you grab your

copy right now... before it's gone forever.

Here's why this is so important to the future of your… Continue

Posted on November 29, 2007 at 10:09am

Your Business is Already Dying.

Initiate Change.

Innovate regardless of how difficult or expensive a change can be, you will never grow without it.

Systems can always be optimized.

Marketing efforts can always be re-thought, but without the desire to change, to innovate, your company will never live.

St. Louis Marketing & Design

Posted on October 28, 2007 at 9:26pm

The Impact of Independent Publishers

In the last ten years, independent publishing has grown in popularity at a staggering pace. In a market once reserved for high dollar authors and big named publishers, the independents have broken through, and

have solidified a foothold in the industry. With the advent of the

internet, the publishing industry found themselves in a rapidly

expanding market, full of small and independent publishing…


Posted on October 9, 2007 at 4:44pm

The Value of an Idea

I am currently in the process of writing an article about perceived value and its importance in the marketplace. In my article, I discuss this often overlooked component to successful branding and marketing, and why it is absolutely vital for a book marketer or self-publisher to understand the importance of perceived value. Not only how it can increase sales, and produce loyal readers, but how, if not properly managed, it can undermine… Continue

Posted on April 2, 2007 at 2:57pm — 5 Comments

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At 3:03pm on December 8, 2011, Fernando Sobenes said…

Hello. My name is Fernando Sobenes and I want to invite you to read the prologue and the first two chapters of my novel: "The Evil Visitor" in my blog The Evil Visitor

Also you can watch the book trailer.

Best regards,


At 1:07pm on September 26, 2009, Teo Graca said…
Authors can create a recurring revenue model with eWorkshops.
Click for more information on our eWorkshop on how you can do this.
This is a great way to accentuate your book sales with a new product.
It also allows you to test new content to see how people react and find the best way to present ideas for your next book!
At 9:50pm on July 9, 2009, Freya R said…

Do stop by when you have a moment to check out our free book marketing tool - BookBuzzr. (

BookBuzzr is a page-flipping application that is more suited for marketing books online. BookBuzzr comes with the built-in ability to share your book-extract on over 60 social networking and bookmarking sites such as Facebook, Orkut, MySpace, Digg, Delicious etc.

We'd love it if you'd take a look at our tool and share your thoughts.

Freya [at] bookbuzzr [dot] com

PS - Sorry for this message if you already use BookBuzzr, but please help us tell others and spread the benefit!
At 11:28am on February 19, 2009, Bert Martinez said…
Hello, I'm Bert Martinez, I'm looking to network with success minded authors. If you would like my free report 30 Strategies for Selling More Books just fill out the form below. I look forward to networking with you and if there is anything that I can help you with please do not hesitate to contact me.

You Were Created to Succeed!

Bert Martinez

For Email Marketing you can trust
At 2:47pm on October 15, 2008, Aidana WillowRaven said…
My book signing Saturday was a success... Read more and see pics on my latest blog post.

Also, check out my latest cover for the JGDS (Junior Geography Detective Squad) children's mystery state book series:

Isn't my job cool?

Aidana WillowRaven
IM: willowraven.illustration
At 6:32pm on October 6, 2008, Sherri A. Baldy said…
At 3:50pm on August 22, 2008, John E. Smethers, Ph.D. said…
I'm interested in addressing all the questions you've asked about book marketing, but I'm on a fixed income. I'd appreciate any tips you might offer.
At 1:34pm on August 18, 2008, Aidana WillowRaven said…
Just wanted to stop in and say hi and also let you know that my "Back to School" sales promotion for authors and publishers is ending soon.

If interested in cover design or book illustration at less than publisher's normally discounted pricing and want to reserve your spot in the short amount of time left in 2008 (and my calendar is filling fast) visit my site or call me:

Aidana WillowRaven
At 10:01am on March 23, 2008, Linton Robinson said…
Hi Joshua

It looks like you might be able to either profit by or contribute to my new Self Publishing group here on BMN.
Please take a look, we're trying to build it into a resource for writers who prefer to be their own publisher.
At 5:30pm on December 24, 2007, Kenneth McGhee said…
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Walk by faith, fulfill your God given purpose and reach your destiny.


Kenneth McGhee – Author

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