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Top 10 Tips to Keep Your Launch Team Motivated

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Your Launch Team can be a fantastic way to help jumpstart your new book with quality reviews and strong word-of-mouth exposure. In fact, it’s one of my three favorite tools in a book release! I’ve shared my experiences with my team during a recent book launch in this post. (My team rocks, by the way!)

But keeping your Launch Team strong as you continue to release new books can take a bit of care and nurture. To help, here are some practical steps you can take to keep your team motivated! Read the rest of this entry »

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The Doors are Open (for a short time)

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Just wanted to give you a head’s up that I’m putting together another small group for my Group Coaching Course!Group Coaching

I have 5 spots open, so let me know quickly if you’re interested! Since you’re part of the blog family, you get a 10% discount. 🙂

Below a little about the course, but you can see all the details HERE. 

Take your book marketing to the next level by learning the top 5 tools of book marketing and how to apply them to you and your books.

Topics include:

  • Grow Your Email List into a powerful tool
  • Build an effective Launch Team
  • How to get more Amazon Reviews
  • How to find and work with Influencers in your target audience to widen your reach
  • Create an effective Launch Plan

Through this 10-week course, you’ll receive in-depth training, actionable feedback, and built-in accountability to help you succeed in each of these areas. If you’ve ever wanted full-access to pick a book marketer’s brain, this is it. With the extended time-frame of the course, you’ll be able to implement what you learn each step of the way, getting answers to questions that arise during the process. The group format makes this course a favorite because of the chance to hear answers to questions you didn’t even know to ask!

Format: For each topic, you’ll watch a 30-minute instructional video at your leisure, then we’ll schedule a group video chat after to answer your questions and develop your action items. As a bonus, we’ll have a Facebook Group just for this course, so authors can bounce ideas off each other and collaborate as we make our way through the course.

I’m planning to begin the course at the end of May, but can adjust the timing if necessary.

See all the details and register here. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me at misty (at) mistymbeller (dot) com.

Need More Reviews? 3 resources every author should know about

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I’ve blogged in the past about the power of Amazon reviews, including nine solid ways to help garner reviews for your books.

As new resources come on the scene every day, let’s take a peek at three great ways to get your book in front of people happy to post an honest review on Amazon.  (By the way, I don’t receive affiliate compensation from any of these resources. I’ve just found them helpful, and I want to make sure you know about them!) Read the rest of this entry »

All the Options to Build Your Email List

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All the options to grow your email list

Ever wanted to see the big picture? All the options laid out so you can make an informed decision?

As I was coaching an author the other day, I realized that I haven’t written a blog post that covers my full email list building strategy.

So today, we’re going to remedy that!

In any marketing efforts, you want to make sure you’re doing things to reach both your Existing Readers and New Readers. The good news is that if you’re growing your email list effectively, it will be a powerful tool to reach your existing readers, as well as introducing new readers to you and converting them to fans eager to purchase your next book.

Sound too good to be true? I won’t promise it’s easy or completely painless, but once you have your sign-up forms and your automated welcome sequence in place, most of the hard work is done.

Existing Readers:Existing Readers

People who sign up for your email list after reading a piece of your writing tend to be a high “quality” subscriber. Meaning they are likely to open the emails you send and click the links in the email. They are likely your target reader.

The two best methods to capture these readers on your email list are: Read the rest of this entry »

A Few of My Favorite Tools…

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A Few of My Favorite Tools

For authors today, we have so many fantastic tools to connect with readers – tools not available even a half-century ago. Things like websites, email lists, social media, giveaways, and more!

I thought it might be fun to take a moment to look at some of these helpful tools, and I’ll share what I use and why.  Read the rest of this entry »

A True Story…

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One of the less-glamorous aspects of growing your reader email list is Regular List Clean-up. Glamorous it may not be, but oh, baby, it’s more important than you might think!

Allow me to share a cautionary tale from my own recent experience. I’d been doing small clean-up in some of my email groups, but putting off going through my entire list. What do I mean by email list clean-up? Basically, sending an email to those who hadn’t opened my emails in the last 6 months, asking them if they still wanted to be on my reader email list. Those who click the “Keep me on” link get to stay, but everyone else who receives the email would be unsubscribed.

So, back to the story…It’s a good idea to do a quick full-list clean-up about every 6 months, but it had been over a year since I’d done a full clean. After all, why not give those readers a few more opportunities to click? Finally, I decided I would do a full clean after my February release. It was time. My calendar and my conscience agreed.  Read the rest of this entry »

Inside Look at a Launch Team

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Inside Look at a Launch Team

You’ve heard me talk about launch teams several times, but I thought it would be helpful to share my experiences with my latest release. (This Treacherous Journey, released Feb. 6th, 2018.)

Before I began to prepare for this release, I had about 20 wonderful people on my launch team. I knew I wanted to grow the team for this new book, so about three months before the release date, I sent an invitation to my email list, explaining what the launch team was and offering the chance to join (through a screening process).

I was thrilled with the response, and grew the team to 189 members. Read the rest of this entry »