July, 2016

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Websites close to completion for marketing my book

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I am almost complete with this website. I need to add the connections to my other websites for how-to articles. Today I can launch this one. The other two are coming along. I have a ways for BusinessVentureCenter.com but EmergencePublishingGroup is pretty well complete. By the end of this week I will start my marketing for my book. Wish me luck. Well, it is not totally luck but a lot of hard work. I have a few hurdles to go over, like reviews but oh well, it wouldn’t be fun without hurdles. What do you do for reviews?

What comes first? When you have an eBook when do you start to market it?

slider3Ready, set, go! Not quite. I believe the backbone of the operation needs set up before you actually start to market a book. This can be confusing. Say you have loaded your book on a book vendor such as Amazon or Smashwords or others. You know there is only so much time to get started selling before the date of publication is old and you don’t want to be out of date before you start, particularly if it is a how to on a fast moving topic like social media. Well, maybe you shouldn’t put your book on Amazon or make it availalbe until you are ready to go. Yes, this is the lesson I have learned. Don’t rush the book just the background stuff. What is that background stuff? It is your website, to start with. So let’s spend the time to get it looking great. I am in that process right now. I have three websites to work on. I’ve decided to use the same template, but not the same content or pictures. One is for my publishing company, one is for small business and this one, writing. They do overlap, so having the same template is great because I know how to work with it but each site looks different. Before I release them to google for a search, I need to connect them all. One, the publishing company, is a selling site, more of a landing/squeeze page. This one is to get you interested in becoming part of my club, still in progress. The business site will support my non fiction books. After the design process is completed, I need to connect up each site to an email service so when you sign up, your email goes to my listing on what you are looking for. That way, I can keep you engaged. So, what are your first steps in the process?

Marketing my non-fiction eBook- Tips, Process, Success


What Direction Should We Take

This blog will be about the journey I will be taking to market my new series “Color Me Successful’. There will be marketing tips, and success for you and I to learn from. I would appreciate any and all comments to help others learn as well. What has your journey been like? I am now in the process of updating all my websites. Remember, websites are the corner stone to collecting emails, and selling product. Every small business should have one, why, a place to send people to explore who you are. I am trying to make these exciting yet simple to navigate. I have three directly related to my book sales, Emergence Publishing Group, Business Venture Center and this one, Judy Haar. I write in two genre’s, non-fiction and medical thrillers. I’ve been reading that I should use two author names, I have stuck with one. What opinion do you have? Each website has my ebooks and books on them. They are all published on Amazon right now. I am thinking of expanding my reach, there are others such as Smashwords and Lulu. But I have used these before and find that Smashwords did not give me the coverage that I wanted although they do publish on Apple. I think I may try again. Amazon is definitely the largest platform but you must understand how to work in Amazon because there are thousands of people. I will be going through the process to maximize. Once I get a good group of emails, I may choose to sell on my website through a PDF, another option. Chime in.