#webpresence Become an Expert #BackinSchool #Shawacademy

Courtisy of mrsbremersk.blogspot.ca
Found on mrsbremersk.blogspot.ca
Courtesy of mrsbremersk.blogspot.ca

There’s nothing like the feeling of accomplishment. Whether that accomplishment is getting an A on your exam, finishing writing a book, or the feeling of becoming an expert in your field. I have been taking several classes on marketing lately and this latest one is on Social Media Marketing. I have been learning a lot of new information while also getting a refresher course on older information.  So far in my Social Media Marketing class through Shaw Academy, we have gone over Marketing 101, Pinterest, Youtube, and Facebook. Facebook being my least favorite subject. Yes, I’ll admit Facebook and I don’t get along very well.

Do I feel that I’m becoming an expert in my field of study? Yes, I do! Would I be able to teach a class? Maybe, I’m not Sure.

The reason I’m taking these classes is because as a self-published author I need to also be a small business expert. And marketing is a big part of selling books. Now I do have one book published through California Times Publishing, but I’m still not sure how marketing comes into play with them, or the marketing I need to do with Sterling vs the marketing they are already doing with Sterling. Our communication skills could be oh, so, much better!

My goal right now is to be as high as I can be on Googles organic search engine and pay someone else to promote my books for me:) I do have all of the information I need to promote my books right now, but I’d rather be writing. Sam’s story is calling!

As far as this post, becoming an expert, goes I am active on Linkedin. I could probably put forth more effort on my author page, though:)

Increase your web presence: 89+ Book Marketing Ideas That Will Change Your Life.

Lynn Thompson BooksPart 7: Become an Expert:

I recently found a post on 89+ book marketing ideas and so far have posted increase your web presence,  build your fan base, cultivating community, making extra moneybuilding your brand offline, and Book Readings to this series. Book marketing can take a lot of time and effort and I continually want to make sure I’m on the right path. With life, learning, and writing, I’m trying to manage my time better so I love it when I find loads of information on one post instead of finding a bit here and a piece there.

The post on the blog I found has a ton of information so I’m separating the book marketing ideas into eight different posts. Hopefully, once a week. Feel free to visit Author Media to read the whole post and get more great information. I’ve been using these lists and checking off what I already have and what I need to do.

As with anything else, I may not use all of this information and you may not either. But it is nice to have on hand.

Become an expert:

  1. Listen to the Novel Marketing Podcast.
  2. Become an HARO source
  3. Get active on LinkedIn
  4. Write Op-Ed pieces on the core message of your story
  5. Write freelance pieces on the core message of your story and pitch to niche publications
  6. Give lectures on the core message of your story
  7. Host webinars with other experts
  8. Create a series of web-videos interviewing experts on the core message of your story
  9. Make sure your author about me page is interesting and relevant
  10. Create a Meetup group

How many of these do you have? Can you add to the list of expertise?

I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment, link back to my blog on your blog, or join my Newsletter (I promise no spam) and I’ll drop your name in a hat. I’ll pick a winner at the end of  January to receive a  free copy of Dark Fates.

Author: lynnthompsonbooks

Lynn Thompson’s home is in the Land of Enchantment, and, yes, the land is enchanting. The skies are blue, the stars are bright., and there are beautiful panoramic landscapes surrounding her hometown. Lynn wades through the craziness of life to follow her true passion, writing fiction. You can find her, or not, trekking through the mountains, searching for fairies and vortexes, keeping her eye out for anything paranormal, or sitting in the hot springs in her spare time. Lynn doesn’t have a specific genre she writes in. Characters have a way of leading her stories. She follows. Lynn is also a sponge when it comes to knowledge. She’s always on the move to continue her education in writing, marketing, social media, digital media, and hopes to find the extra time to add some criminal investigation classes to her repertoire. Lynn has three novels out: Blake, Sterling, and Tarnished Gold. Blake is the beginning of Montana’s story. Her need for seclusion, at least, for one winter. She does not get what she wants. There is someone or something in the mountains stalking her, people keep showing up on her doorstep, and she meets Max. Max knows what is hunting Montana, but won’t tell her. Montana’s lack of trust in Max drives her to fix her own problems. If she had known what she’d be confronting that night, she never would have sedated Max. Sterling is the second novel in the Montana Dayton series. Montana moves to Florida hoping to escape her old life, and regain her normal life back, but her past has come back to haunt her. Not only does she start losing time, she continues to wake up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and is surrounded by precious gems. She never remembers where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from and is hell bent to get back her memories and return the jewels. Afraid she has been out robbing houses in the middle of the night, she is determined to figure out what is happening on her own. That is until the dreams and the strong pull to explore the gulf. When she finally realizes she needs help, she is powerless to get it. Tarnished Gold is Sam’s story and will be coming out around the new year. Sam first appeared in Sterling and demanded her own novel. Lynn has bowed to Sam’s wishes and is writing that story now. Lynn is also the proud owner of: Dark Fates. Eight short stories that are fun, but still on the dark side. Dark Fates-Madness. Four dark short stories. News Worthy. News Worthy stands alone with five short stories. Watching the news first thing in the morning may not be fun, but dissecting news clips and re-writing them into short stories that had a different ending was a blast! Dark Fates Collections is compiled of Dark Fates, Dark Fates-Madness, News Worthy, and features Karma Shay’s adventures. Visit Lynn at: Website: www.Lynnthompsonbooks.com Twitter: @lynnthompson8 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlakeAMontanaDaytonNovel Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/lynnthompsonbooks

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.