In this week's episode Chris and Becca talk about the questions authors need to answer before they start building their email list as step number one of five steps to build a list that sells and builds loyalty. Steps 2-5 next episode.
-Becca's closed Facebook fan group: Becca Nation (join here)
-Sign up for Chris' free master class on Tips To Sell More Books With Facebook: https://cksyme.com/freejulyclass
-Link to Becca's author email class in Margie Lawson's Writer's Academy: click here
-Author newsletters we recommend you subscribe to for inspiration:
Virtual Assistant Services we know and like:
Let us know in the comments: What kind of emails do you send out to your fans?
In this podcast episode nonfiction author Kristi Dosh shares how to take advantage of opportunities to establish your expertise by writing, blogging, speaking, and consistent work. Kristi is author of the bestselling book Saturday Millionaires, on the business of college football.
Kristi's website: http://www.kristidosh.com/
Follow Kristi on Twitter @sportsbizmiss
Kristi's original Wordpress blog: http://businessofcollegesports.com/author/businessofcollegesports/
In this episode social media expert Frances Caballo shares her wisdom about Goodreads, productivity tools, where authors should be on social media and more.
In this episode, Chris and Becca interview Jodi Vaughn, a bestselling paranormal author and Somewhere, TX novelist. Jodi is a finalist for the RWA National Reader's Choice Award and she shares her tips about how to get maximum benefits from attending RWA#16 in San Diego. Becca and Chris share their conference tips, give a preview of some of the premier events, and give eating and exploring tips for the San Diego area.
We'll see you in San Diego and don't forget to use the #RWA16 hashtag!
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In episode 005, indie bestselling author Krystal Shannan shares her secrets of marketing success from how she builds her email list to her pulling back from "buy my book" messages on social media.
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In episode 004, well-known book publishing and marketing expert Jane Friedman gives listeners the skinny on everything from pitching traditional publishers to book pricing, promoting yourself, and more.
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Join host Chris Syme as she visits with longtime Amazon expert Penny Sansevieri about the latest on fake reviews, keywords, Amazon's new Vine paid promotion program for books, how to reach out to Amazon for help, and the Goodreads/Amazon partnership and where that might be going.
Chris and Penny talk about the importance of reviews and Penny gives her smarty pants tip on Amazon Author Pages and why authors should be actively maintaining a presence there.
-Link to the Author Marketing Expert blog: http://www.amarketingexpert.com/
-Click here to get Penny's latest book, Red-Hot Internet Publicity
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In this episode, Chris interviews Jim Kukral, one of the leading experts in online book marketing and founder of the Author Marketing Club. Jim and Chris debate the pros and cons of getting your book noticed in today's crowded marketplace and Jim shares his one smarty pants marketing tip that authors cannot do without.
In today's show Jim shares his background in online marketing and shares his take on how book marketing has changed with the advent of self-publishing, Amazon, and social media. Also, you'll hear Jim's tips on the essential every newbie needs to start effectively market their books. Jim and Chris talk about how many social media channels authors need to be on and how to claim your digital land. Hear the details of how The Author Marketing Club started and what kinds of services it offers. And finally, Jim shares his one tip that all authors need to sell their books--you'll have to listen to find out.
Links for today's show:
Author Marketing Club: http://www.authormarketingclub.com/
Sell More Books Show: http://sellmorebooksshow.com/
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Welcome to the Smarty Pants Book Marketing Podcast with your hosts award-winning marketer Chris Syme and her lovely bestselling indie author daughter Becca Syme. If you're an author who is challenged by all the book marketing options out there, then this is your podcast.
In This Episode...
In the first episode of the show you'll meet the co-hosts, hear their stories, and find out what The Smarty Pants Book Marketing Podcast can do for you. Here's a look at the show notes:
-Meet Chris and Becca and hear their stories
-Find out what it means to be a smarty pants marketer...and why you want to be one!
-Find out what's coming in the next weeks--hear the awesome the list of experts coming to help you tackle your marketing challenges.
-Learn the details of the big June Kickoff Contest and how you can win a free ticket to Chris' most popular online course or a host of other weekly prizes just for using the hashtag #SmartyPantsPodcast on Twitter or Facebook to help Chris and Becca promote the podcast in June.
-Connect with Chris and Becca on social media. Click each one for a link:
Becca on Twitter: @beck_a_tron
Chris on Twitter: @cksyme
About The Podcast...
Chris Syme is the owner of the award-winning CKSyme Media group and has been working in marketing and communications for over 20 years. She has authored three books on social media including her latest SMART Social Media For Authors and writes a popular blog at cksyme.com. Becca Syme is a USA Today bestselling author and you can visit her website at rlsyme.com
In this podcast, Chris and Becca will give you practical and actionable tips on how to market your own books including email list building on a budget, how to conquer Facebook ads without breaking the bank, optimizing your book's sales page on Amazon and so much more. If it has to do with social media and marketing your books, they'll cover it here.
In addition, you'll hear from smarty pants experts who specialize in helping authors navigate the indie marketing process, and indie authors who have found a path to success using smarty pants strategies.
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