Sample Campaign – The Tried & True Book Selling Technique

So you want to promote your new book. You’ve witnessed other authors racing to the top of the best seller charts, and you wonder what they’re doing to build mega success. If you’re like most authors, you’re not sure how to go about reaping this kind of success for yourself. Want to know a secret? You don’t have to be …

Noisetrade – A Hidden Gem for Book Marketing

The Author’s Dream There you are, sipping coffee and cognac by the stone fireplace at a lodge near Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Your muscles are warm and loose from a day of skiing, and your mind is on the fine meal planned for the evening. Recent sales of your best seller have funded this little getaway, and you can’t believe how easily …

Big Exposure for Authors – Trade Publication Reviews

Of all the tactics an author can use to become noteworthy, getting your book reviewed by the New York Times is right up there. A thumbs up from the likes of Publishers Weekly or the Library Journal is not just some stroke for the author’s ego. It can translate to big bucks in terms of buy-in for your book. The …

Smarter Amazon Listings for Books, eBooks and Audiobooks

Getting a book into tens of thousands of readers’ hands is no easy task. One of the greatest challenges an author faces is overcoming the problem of obscurity. Digital book catalogs have unlimited shelf space, making it increasingly difficult for interested readers to find your book. Over the weekend, I had an interesting conversation with a senior executive from Amazon.com. …

Book Marketing – The Achilles Heel of Authors

He was in his 50’s and his steel-blue eyes could bore a hole through a sheet of steel. “What do you mean I need to launch a $25,000 marketing campaign?” Rod’s voice was steady, from years of practice leading teams for technology companies. “Listen Bryan, I didn’t sign up for this – press releases, blog posts, cowtowing on social media, …

LIBRARY DISTRIBUTION: THE SWEET “Shhhh” OF SUCCESS

When you write a book, getting book distribution is a major component of publishing success. Getting the widest distribution possible for your book should be your main goal. Once you’ve gone to the trouble of writing your best ideas and publishing them, you’ll want as many people as possible to engage with you. As a publisher, a number of the …

The Inclusion/Exclusion Principle of Branding

When did you attend your last professional networking event? It was probably not too long ago. From holiday parties to corporate mixers, we’ve all been there. Mixing and mingling is what it’s all about, getting to know interesting looking people around us, meeting new colleagues, letting our hair down and finding glamorous new opportunities. Ah, what an exciting concept! But …

Sell to Anyone

Your ability to prospect and sell depends on your skills in working with anyone.  Two of the world’s top sales trainers come together to teach you little known sales traits that are guaranteed to make a huge impact on your sales performance. First, you will understand from the world’s top motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar, how to train your voice inflections …

Ultimate Customer Service

Exceptional customer service is no accident! Great service providers know what to do, teach their employees how to do it, and then consistently deliver first-class service. Now, you can get the world’s top customer service authors to coach you and your team into excellence. Bring the exceptional customer service of Starbucks, Nordstrom’s, or the Ritz Carlton into your organization with …