Cedar Fort Marketing Missive #1

Marketing Missive

Are you passionate about your book? If you aren’t, why not? It’s your story. You spent so much time writing it, editing it, and promoting it.
It is our hope that through these newsletters we can help you know how to better share your message with the world. Through articles, videos, podcasts and other materials, we hope to help you see what you can do to make your message heard. If anyone knows what makes your message unique, it’s you. Now share it!
As you start to receive these newsletters, please let me know if there is anything you have questions about. It is likely that other authors have the same questions. Let me know and I’ll find some materials to help answer your questions.
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What can you do?
There are so many places to focus. Taking small baby-steps daily will help more than anything! Everyday there are so many voices speaking to the world. You need to be creative in the way you approach those who need your story. Every effort is better than no effort. The best way to get your message heard  is to not do nothing (look at that double negative there).

This article from Cedar Fort author Jennifer Rizzo will help you know where to start if you have no idea what you are doing or need some ideas of what will help you get your message out. As Jen says, “Dream big! This is just the beginning! You did it, and you should be so proud. Now go market and sell those books!”

Resources
HARO is a service that you can sign up to use for free. Every day they will send you three emails full of queries that reporters have for people. They need sources for their articles and who better to offer expertise than you as authors. You can sign up here. Look at the reports each day and find things that you can offer an opinion or professional voice on. This will help you be able to get word out about who you are and have articles mention your book.

One resource that is really handy is PicMonkey. You can use PicMonkey to make marketing materials.
It has pre-made templates that are super easy to use. The hipster picture to the right is a quick image that I threw together in 5 minutes to show how easy PicMonkey is to use. They also have poster templates and other ideas you can use.
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If you have any general author marketing questions, contact Brantz Woolsey at millennium@cedarfort.com

2 thoughts on “Cedar Fort Marketing Missive #1

  • October 27, 2015 at 12:22 pm
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    This is very good, down-to-earth advice which I’m sure will yield good results. Thank you.

    Wayne Hamby

    • October 27, 2015 at 12:28 pm
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      Thanks Wayne! I hope that you are able to use the advice as you start to work on promoting your upcoming book.

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