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The Smarty Pants Book Marketing Podcast

Award-winning marketer Chris Syme and bestselling indie author Becca Syme give self-published authors the latest social media tips and strategies that sell more books and build loyal fans. Join them as they interview top book marketing experts, showcase successful indie authors, and offer tips from their own successes on this weekly show.
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Feb 18, 2019

In this week's episode of the Smarty Pants Book Marketing Podcast, Chris gives three good reasons why a lead magnet (or reader magnet) might not be enough. 

Show Notes & Links:

-Why tactics are an incomplete marketing strategy

A lead magnet is not enough:

1. Because it's a tactic! Where's the why? The Seinfeld-ism: You know how to hook the reader, you just don't know how to keep the reader. 

2. If you have only one or two books published. Match your lead magnet strategy with your publishing strategy.

[Sell through definition: the percentage of readers who buy book two after book one, and then book three and so on...Each book has its own sell-through rate.]

3. If you are leaving readers high and dry with nowhere to go or nowhere to connect. 

The perma-free book needs to be a doorway for readers to enter your publishing platform or business. It's not just a standalone book. 

Links - click 'em, they're live:

-Link to Becca Syme's new video podcast: The Quitcast.

-Link to Becca's new book, Dear Writer, You Need To Quit

-Link to the Better Faster Academy

-Link to Chris' free email strategy class on Teachable

-Sara Rosett's podcast on how to sell more books with Pinterest

 

 

Feb 4, 2019

In this week's show Chris analyzes data on how social media helps word-of-mouth and increases sales. Also, why most authors only need one primary social media channel for their platform.

Show Notes:

-Know the why behind the power of social media.

-Updated social media stats.

-Updated research on why social media increases sales.

-70% of people over 13 years old are on at least one social media channel to connect (88% of 18-29 age group).

-Facebook and YouTube have the highest numbers and best age spread.

-Only 10% of people over 65 are on Instagram.

-A primary social media channel is the place where you connect with fans. You only need one in most cases.

-Why getting good at content is the key to your success.

Links:

Link to Hubspot research article

Link to Pew Internet research

Link to Becca's new book, Dear Writer, You Need To Quit

Link to Chris' book, The Authors Guide to Sell More Books With Less Marketing.

 

Jan 27, 2019

In this episode Chris interviews Ricardo Fayet, one of the founders of Reedsy, about their new Book Promotions Services data base. This searchable data base helps authors find specific promotions that fit their platform level, their budget, and their goals.

Show Notes & Links:

-What in the heck is Reedsy?

-Sorting through the Book Promotions Services data base by criteria.

-How was the Reedsy list curated?

-Is a BookBub Featured Deal really worth the investment?

-What are the best alternatives to a BookBub Featured Deal?

-Why a lack of budget shouldn't stop you from applying for a BookBub Featured Deal.

-What is the value of running free promotions?

-Ricardo's smarty pants tips: why authors don't need to be doing everything.

Links - Click 'em they're live:

Reedsy.com website

Reedsy Book Promotions Tool 2019

Link to Becca's new nonfiction book (a sneak peek)

Link to find out more about Chris' online course, The Content Formula: a Blueprint for Fan Engagement

 

Jan 20, 2019

In this episode Chris lays the foundation for the "less is more" marketing system. This week, Chris shows you the first part of that SMART marketing equation: The Big Three + platform-specific promotions by defining the three goals and three platforms you need to establish.

Show Notes & Links:

- "Less is more marketing" requires more attention to detail, laser-focused strategy, and requires you to let go of FOMO and the splatter method of marketing.

-You need The Big Three Platforms:

1. A professional website - what does a professional website look like?

2. An interactive email strategy-the ultimate email resource

3. A primary social media channel for engagement-the urge to engage on every social media channel is your biggest waste of time

Each of those three must have strategies to meet the Big Three Goals:

1. Discovery - find new readers.

2. Sales - lead readers to opportunities to buy your books.

3. Develop loyalty - strategies to turn your readers into raving word-of-mouth marketers.

Links: click 'em, they're live:

- Link to last week's podcast that describes author platform levels

-Link to podcast with Tammi Labreceque on email marketing

-Link to Joanna Penn's tutorial on how to set up a website

-Link to get my latest book, The Author's Guide To Sell More Books With Less Marketing

 

 

 

Jan 14, 2019

In this episode, Chris talks about three fundamentals you need to master to plot a successful marketing plan. The beginning of a series on selling more books with less marketing in 2019.

Show Notes & Links:

The three fundamentals you need to master to give your marketing plan the best chance of success.

1. Platform: why a good book is no longer enough.

2. You need a Marketing Manifesto. No, we're not going to take over the world, just set our own course for success with three important commitments.

3. Learn how to sell.

-Most authors don't know the fundamentals of selling: how to reach readers in the various stages of the sales funnel, how to calculate important metrics like sell-through, or how to write copy that converts to sales.

-You can learn how to sell effectively without being sleazy or pushy.

Links: click 'em, they're live:

Link to podcast 101: How to be a newsletter Ninja with Tammi Labrecque

Link to Chris' updated book, The Author's Guide to Sell More Books With Less Marketing (e-book only)

 

Jan 7, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, Chris reviews the 2018 Word of Mouth Marketing Report from Convince and Convert Consulting and how it can help authors sell more books.

Show Notes & Links

- 66% of people start a purchase decision with an online search.

- How many people search retail sites like Amazon for books?

-Why book reviews are so important and why your ARC team needs to know the procedure for books they do not like.

- Social Proof and why young readers will buy based on a second hand recommendation.

-Why social media is only the vehicle to connection, not the magic bullet.

-People value word of mouth from friends and family 41% more than social media.

-Why we follow authentic people on social media: shout out to Kevin Tumlinson and Kirsten Oliphant

Links: click 'em, they're live

Click here to see the report from Convince & Convert (the link to the report is at the bottom of this blog post)

Click here to get a copy of the revised version of The Author's Guide To Sell More Books With Less Marketing

Click here to listen to episode 110 on word of mouth marketing

 

Dec 29, 2018

Sorry--somehow the introduction got dropped on the file. This is episode 111 of the Smarty Pants Book Marketing Podcast

In this episode of the Smarty Pants Book Marketing Podcast, Chris interviews USA Today Bestselling author Sara Rosett about marketing strategies she is experimenting with including using Pinterest to provide bonus content for her fiction books. 

Show Notes & Links:

- How authors can use traditional retail events like Black Friday to give loyal readers an exclusive promotion.

-Why you need to deliver on what you promise in your newsletter.

-The importance of getting good at organic (non-paid) promotions.

-Why your promotions need to have a specific goal.

-Ways you can use Pinterest to build reader loyalty.

-How Pinterest boards can become bonus content for fiction books that will boost sales and enhance the reader experience.

-Why you need to find a marketing system that fits you.

Links (click 'em, they're live)

-Link to Sara's Pinterest page

-Link to Sara's blog post on how authors can get started using Pinterest for promotion.

-Link to Sara's website.

-Link to Sara's Amazon author page

Be sure and visit the podcast page at cksyme.com/episode111 to leave a comment or question. 

Dec 16, 2018

In this episode Chris defines word-of-mouth (WOM) marketing and talks about why it will be a go-to strategy going forward. Chris shares seven key WOM strategies you'll need in 2019.

Show Notes & Links: 

-What’s coming to the show in 2019? 

-What is word-of-mouth marketing?

-Why the data for WOM marketing is your why.

-Statistics on why word-of-mouth marketing is key to any marketing system.

-Our present marketing systems rely too much on paid ad strategies.

7 Word-of Mouth Strategies to Start Now:

  • Build an author friend network in your genre.
  • Build an advance reader/review team.
  • Encourage fan-generated content on your Facebook page.
  • Share reader reviews on social media.
  • Consider a rewards program
  • Highlight a super fan book review every newsletter.
  • Be generous! 

Links (Click' em, they're live):

22Social (rewards and promotions application for Facebook) – check them out here: https://www.22s.com/app/site 

NY Times bestselling author Roni Loren “building a fan group” podcast: https://cksyme.com/episode37/

Anne Janzer blog post of books to give writer friends: https://annejanzer.com/shopping-guide-writers-life/

Dec 10, 2018

In this episode Chris teaches authors how to scale (or copy) the promotion of another author and have success. 

Show Notes & Links:

Why do you need to know how to scale a book promotion you want to copy?

The three cardinal rules of book promotion—rules you can’t violate:

  1. Always consider value over cost.
  2. If you copy another author you may not get the same results, so start with scale
  3. You can have good success with free promotions but sometimes you’ll have to spend money to make money. 

Don’t waste your time with promotions that don’t return.

Why you need a goal for every promotion you run.

Why new authors probably shouldn’t be buying ads

Why every author needs to get good at running organic, nonpaid marketing promotions. 

How to copy a promotion that another author does and make it work for you

How to check if another author’s promotion will work for you. 

What is the biggest mistake new authors make with promotions?

How to find out if a particular promotion will work for you?

Why you need to go into every promotion able to lose all the money you’re spending and not get a return.

Links: Click 'em they're live

Download your platform level cheat sheet here

Reedsy Book Promotions Resource

Dec 2, 2018

In this episode, the discussion continues about the new marketing and where we need to be going in 2019 to optimize book sales and business growth (yes, author--you are a business owner). Chris also shares where the podcast is going in 2019 and changes listeners can expect as the show expands it content. 

Links & Show Notes:

"The biggest mistake we've made in marketing is ignoring the emotional connection that readers have to our stories."

-Chris Syme

-What's coming in 2019 and why you'll want to stay tuned.

-Takeaways from Seth Godin's new book, This is Marketing.

-Why advertising and marketing are not the same thing.

-Why we need to quit telling people what they should be buying.

-Why ads are no longer a go-to strategy for most authors.

-Why you may want to take a second look at redefining "write to market."

Links:

Seth Godin's new book, This Is Marketing.

David Gaughran's Strangers to Superfans book

 

Nov 11, 2018

In this episode Chris introduces a short series on disruptive marketing. Because traditional methods we've been using for years are not delivering as well as they used to, it may be time to shake things up going into 2019. Not for the faint of heart. 

Links & Show Notes:

-Why it's time for a marketing disruption and what that means.

-Why readers' desires are going to dictate the direction of marketing.

-Why books don't sell: is it your marketing or is it the book's quality?

-Why your idea of success needs to determine your marketing strategies. 

-The two applications of disruptive marketing we're going to cover in the series: writing to market and giving your current books a facelift.

-What we need to keep going forward (don't throw out the baby with the bath water):

1. SMART marketing principles

2. The sales funnel or reader's journey

3. Content strategy that engages readers

Links: click 'em, they're live:

Link to Chris' Amazon author page and the SMART Marketing for Authors book series.

Link to information about The Content Formula online class

Oct 28, 2018

In this episode Chris invites publicity expert Sandra Beckwith to answer a listener's question about the difference between an agent and a publicist and what each does. And do you need either?

Links & Show Notes:

-The job description of a publicist and how they help authors. Also, what they don't do. When would you want one?

-The job description of an agent and how they help authors. Also, when you might want to use one. 

-What you can expect to pay and what you'll get.

-What to watch out for.

-Sandra's tip: do you own research!

Links - Click 'em, they're live

More information on Sandra and what she does for authors

Sandra's blog post on why you should hire a publicist

How one author got ripped off and how to avoid it 

 

 

 

Oct 21, 2018

In this episode Chris interviews Kevin Tumlinson, marketing director at Draft2Digital, about the rising trends in book marketing and what isn't working right now. In addition, Kevin catches us up on the latest news from D2D. 

Links & Show Notes

-Draft2Digital's newest staff member--we think you've heard of this guy!

-How D2D can help you get your books in WalMart.

-Meta data and how D2D helps you manage yours to save you time.

-Kevin reveals the latest book marketing strategy that is working, not just trending. 

-Why content marketing is a good fit for every author.

-Why buying ads to sell books might be losing their effectiveness.

-Content marketing can mean lower overhead and better returns if done to fit you and your audience.

Kevin's tip: How focusing for 30 days will up your marketing game and help you do more with less.

Links: Click 'em, they're live!

Becca's Better-Faster Academy 

Kevin's Wordslinger Podcast

Kevin on Facebook

Draft2Digital Website

Books2Read info (home of the universal link)

 

Oct 14, 2018

In this episode, Chris interviews book cover design expert Joel Friedlander, founder of the The Book Designer. Joel schools us all in on the essential design and branding elements needed in a successful book cover and talks about the elephant in the room: how much will it cost?

Show Notes & Links:

-How Joel got into cover design.

-Chris' monthly must-read: Learn to spot a good cover with Joel's monthly ebook awards blog feature (see link to the feature below (and maybe submit your cover for a critique).

-Two considerations every great cover needs: create excitement and indicate the genre or category of the book

-There are good options and not-so-good options for covers on a budget. 

-Why a cover can make or break the marketing of a book.

-What are some of the good alternatives for covers on a budget?

-What is the difference between template covers and single-sell pre-made covers?

-Why you need to see your cover in a thumbnail before you finalize it. 

-Why nonfiction books need accurate sub-titles.

-The one time you don't need a good book cover.

-Don't miss Joel's smarty pants marketing tip!

Links: click 'em, they're live!

Joel's monthly ebook Cover Awards feature

Joel's book cover design template website

Submission form for the monthly ebook awards critique

Joel's website (check out all his services) 

 

 

 

Oct 7, 2018

In this episode Chris gives listeners two cardinal rules to guide their content creation. Content doesn't have to be complicated--it just needs to be strategic. Learn how to quit wasting time putting our purposeless content and do only the work that sells more books and builds raving fans.  

Show Notes & Links:

-Two cardinal rules of content:

1. Your content should be designed to hit on one stage of the sales funnel (discovery, awareness, sales/conversions). It must be goal-driven. It may hit on two, but it needs to be aimed at one.

2. You need to have three different types of content to reach everyone you’re aiming at in that funnel. 

-Three types of funnel content you need to produce:

1. Interruptive - content that interrupts what the user is already doing.

2. Opt-in - the content you're already doing. Content that followers or fans have already opted in to. This content needs to follow the 80-20 Content Rule. Needs to provide value.

3. Search- content that is designed to help people find you and your books quickly and take a desired action when they are searching. Keyword-driven. 

Links: click 'em, they're live:

-Becca's Better-Faster Academy - check it out!

-Chris' class - The Content Formula: A blueprint for engagement and loyalty. Find out about the class here. 

-Sumo (tools to help you convert people easier). They have a free beginner plan that integrates with WordPress for pop-up forms and more.

-Link to Podcast 102 (How to optimize online bios for discovery)

-Bryan Cohen's copywriting manual, How to Write a Sizzling Synopsis

-Link to Dave Chesson's KDP Rocket

Jump to the podcast page and join the conversation!

 

 

Oct 2, 2018

In this episode of the Smarty Pants Book Marketing Podcast, Chris talks about how to get the most out of your online profiles by optimizing to get discovered by new readers.

Show Notes & Links:

-Find out what kind of information readers want in a bio

-Why you need to make sure you change out old links

-Taking advantage of all the features on your Amazon Author Page

-Why you need to be a reader and an author on Goodreads

-The importance of using live links wherever they are available

-How to optimize bios on social media 

-What kinds of links to include on your website

Links: click 'em, they're live:

Amazon Author Central--click here

Examples of good author bios from BookBub

The secret to engaging on social media: find your primary channel

 

Sep 23, 2018

In this episode Chris interviews Tammi Labrecque, author of Newsletter Ninja on how to make email your go-to weapon for reader engagement. 

Show Notes & Links:

-Why email is the most important weapon in your marketing arsenal.

-The podcast epiphany: Why you are not selling what you think you are. 

-Using your email list for just selling your books? Why you're doing it all wrong.

- Why building your email list backwards is the best thing to do.

-How to help your readers make sure they are seeing your emails (deliverability tips).

-Why being transparent is important to your readers.

-How many David Gaughran mentions were in this podcast? Be sure and go to the podcast page on the website and leave your comments or questions. Click here. 

-Link to Tammi's book, Newsletter Ninja. Buy it now.

-More information about Tammi's online class. 

 

Sep 16, 2018

In this podcast Chris and Becca toast the first 100 episodes of the Smarty Pants Book Marketing Podcast by reminiscing about their favorite guests and shows, talking about where the podcast is headed in the next 100 episodes, and celebrating a nod from Digital Book World. The podcast closes with an invitation for listeners to give input about where the next 100 episodes should go. And don't miss the special announcement at the end of the show notes.

Show Notes & Links:

Nominees for Best Use of Podcasting for Book Marketing Award (Digital Book World annual awards). We recommend you check out the other nominees' shows here:

The Creative Penn Podcast with Joanna Penn

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Marketing Podcast with Lindsay Buroker

Minorities in Publishing with Jenn Baker

Read it Forward (Penguin Random House)

Macmillan Podcasts

Specific Episodes We Mentioned in the Show:

We believe all 100 episodes are smarty pants episodes, but here are just a few of the favorites we mentioned in the show:

Episode 99 - Writing to Be Understood with Anne Janzer (nonfiction)

Episode 92 - How to Take Your Readers From Strangers to Superfans with David Gaughran

Episodes 89-90: Crisis Management For Authors (Chris)

Episode 87: How to Run Successful Book Promotions with Ricci Wolman (Written Word Media)

Episode 85 - Marketing to Teens and Instagram with Kate Tilton

Episode 72 - Where Book Marketing Is Going in 2018 with Kevin Tumlinson (Draft2Digital)

Episode 62 - How to Get Into the Inbox with Tom Tate (AWeber)

Episode 41 - What's Data Got to Do With Book Sales? with Honoree Corder and Brian Meeks

Episode 37 - How to Build Loyal Readers with Author Roni Loren

Episode 18 - Blogging to Build an Audience with Anne Allen

Episode 15 - Writing Without Bullshit with Josh Bernoff (nonfiction)

** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT**

Becca's October Write Better-Faster online class still has some openings. If you've been waiting to get into this popular class, now's your chance. Check out the class in this link for more info.

**YOUR CHANCE TO TELL US WHAT TO DO!**

We'd like to know what you'd like to see in the next 100 podcasts. Or maybe share with us some personal highlights from the first 100 episodes. Just go to the comments (cksyme.com/episode100) and let 'er rip! Inquiring minds want to know.

Sep 8, 2018

In this episode Chris interviews award-winning nonfiction author Anne Janzer about her new book Writing To Be Understood and why it's a necessary resource for writers.

Show Notes & Links

- Anne's new book is the complete package covering technique, science (yeah, you read that right), and practical how-to. Why you need all three.

-Beware of the curse of knowledge (eerie music).

-How brain science and social psychology is an important part of your writing process. 

- Why you should use analogies and how to make them shine and not be annoying.

-Do you know if your writing is boring? How to fix that.

-How to use your reader's curiosity to your advantage.

- Why nonfiction writers need to learn to spin a good story or two.

- What is meta reading and how it will improve your writing. 

Links - Click 'em, they're live!

-Universal book link to Anne's book. This link will take you to the bookstore of your choice. 

Link to Chris' Facebook business page.

Link to information about Chris' class, The Content Formula - learn how to write and publish engaging content that will help you sell more books and build raving fans.

NOTE: If you are enrolled in any of Chris' paid online classes, you should have access to the private student mastermind group mentioned in the podcast. Check your class dashboard for a link to the group or email Chris at chris@cksyme.com if you have any questions.

 

Aug 13, 2018

Show Notes & Links:

Why there is a difference between a book marketing system and a book marketing strategy and why that’s important.

There are three basic systems that you need to build a successful author business: email list, website, and primary social media presence.

Why some promotion strategies don’t work for everybody.

How you can know when a strategy is right for you.

Why every online course, mastermind group, and Facebook author group is not right for you.

Before you take an online class, make sure it’s a fit for you. Every class is not for every platform level. 

Episode quote: "When you try and implement an email strategy that another tried with success and you failed…that doesn’t mean that email is a bust for you. It just means that particular strategy is a bust for you."

Understand the value of a promotion. If you have one book and it’s permafree, your read-through potential has no value. Make sure you have value behind that permafree book.

If you have a comment on today’s episode, be sure and visit our site at cksyme.com/episode98 to weigh-in.

Want to learn more about platform-appropriate marketing? Get a copy of my book on the basics: Sell More Books With Less Marketing.

 

Jul 28, 2018

In this episode Chris outlines two changes in Facebook recently: the removal of the shop option to send buyers to bookstores and the ability to use third party applications to schedule posts on your personal profile. (14 minutes)

Notes & Links:

-What do the new changes to Facebook's shop tab mean for authors?

-What alternatives are available for those who still want to use social media to sell books?

-Is it worth it to try and sell books on social media?

Links: 

Link to video on changes in Shop tab on Chris' Facebook page.

 

 

Jul 22, 2018

In this episode Chris discusses Amazon's new edition of their ebook bulk buy program--who may benefit and who might not give a hoot.  Included in the podcast are reflections on questions answered by Amazon's director of Author & Vendor Relations, Dan Slater.

Show Notes & Links:

-We'll talk about what the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) official post on the new program says and what it does not say.

-Chris gets reactions from Amazon and BookBub.

-Would a purchase of 100 ebooks count directly as 100 books to my sales rank? 

-Unredeemed copies can result in a refund within 60 days of your purchase.

-The new program involves sending the free codes through Amazon—they don’t generate codes you send out via your email.

-You will earn royalties based on the royalty options in place at the time of your bulk book order. If you buy books at 99 cents, you will earn a 99-cent royalty no matter what the price of the book when it is redeemed.

-Pre-order books and free books are not eligible for the program.

Links:

Here is the post from Forbe's featuring comments from author and marketing expert David Gaughran.

Here is the link to the explanation of the new program guidelines on KDP.

Here is a link to find out more about The Content Formula. Remember, if you purchase The Content Formula before Aug. 1 you'll get an email invite to register for Chris' class, How to Set Up a Facebook Page That Sells More Books for free. ($49 value).

 

Jul 2, 2018

In this episode Chris asks AMS Ads expert Brian Meeks questions from authors in the SMART Marketing For Authors Facebook Group.

This episode is not for beginners. If you're interested in finding out beginning level strategies for AMS Ads, listen to episode 56.

This episode is 52 minutes long.

Show Notes & Links:

-What’s the best way to know which keywords will work the best in my genre with my book? Where would you suggest I start looking?

-What is the minimum number of ads I should be testing to get good results?

-Is it true that AMS ads aren't really worth the effort unless you're in Kindle Unlimited. What's your opinion?

-What are the biggest mistakes people make when running their AMS Ads?

-I’ve heard that you should be running ads targeted at the books in the top 100 in your genre. I would think they would be the most expensive bids. How do you choose which books to target? 

-How long should I let an ad run before I consider deleting it or changing up the copy? And how can I tell if the copy is the problem?

-What are some benchmark numbers to watch? For instance, I've heard 70% ACoS or higher is considered good. Is that consistent? What's a good CPC for AMS? 

- When should I consider tweaking keywords? Those with lots of impressions but no clicks? Only those with clicks even though they have no sales? 

-How do I know if I am bidding the right amount to get traction on my ad?

-Is it important to get on the first page of results for promoted books on another book’s sales page?

Links:

Mastering Amazon Ads (book) by Brian Meeks

Mastering Amazon Ads online course

SMART Marketing For Authors Facebook group (you'll have to answer three questions to get in)

 

 

Jun 25, 2018

In this episode Chris explains the process of simple audience research--what types you want to gather, where to gather the data, and how it will inform your book marketing.

Links & Show Notes:

-Why you don't need to cast a wide net, just the right net.

-Who is your proprietary audience and how to find them.

-Why you don't have to be a research scientist to gather effective audience research.

-3 kinds of data you should be collecting.

-Why you might want to invest in high quality research.

-Simple ways to survey your readers.

- Four types of research you need to gather with reader surveys.

-Why you should consider spying on your fellow authors.

-Caution: don't get carried away--gather only what you need and no more.

Explanation of how to find your Facebook Insights on your business page: You need a Facebook business page to see Insights, it is not a service Facebook offers for personal profiles. Go to your business page and click on Insights at the top of your page. Go to the People tab on the left side of the page. There are three tabs on this page and each tab has some different data. You can also look at content data on your Posts tab. 

Links: They're live, just click 'em

-Pew Internet social media data page link.

-Links to HubSpot data, Buffer data, and eMarketer data

-Check out info on K-Lytics data genre reports

-SurveyMonkey link

-Chris' updated free class, Quick Tips to Sell More Books on Facebook

Jun 18, 2018

In this episode Chris and Becca give authors a strategic outline on how to use social media to supplement book sales. 

Show Notes & Links

-The one key to selling books with social media.

-What is the 80-20 Content Rule and why do authors need it to sell with social media?

-Why discovering new readers is the most difficult part of using social media for promotions.

-How to know what kind of content your readers will engagement with.

-What are the four elements of engaging content (The Content Formula Cheat Sheet)?

-What are "meaningful interactions" and why you need to learn how to foster conversations on social media.

-Why every social media post needs a call-to-action and why that isn't always about selling.

-Exciting news: meet us in Denver at the Romance Writers of America conference.

Links: click 'em, they're live:

The Art of Shouting Quietly by Peter Mosley

Influence by Robert Caildini

Your free download of The Content Formula Cheat Sheet

Find out more about Chris' online course, The Content Formula

 

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