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Book Promotion Podcast: Book Marketing Tips for Indie Authors and Book Publishers

Bob Baker, Full-time indie author and book publisher

Full-time author Bob Baker shares his best advice on book marketing and publishing, online book promotion and sales, social media optimization, and more. Visit FullTimeAuthor.com for more info.
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This episode is all about the surprising benefits of consistently sharing your creative work. I examine two case studies: Jonathan Coulton and Emily Hope Price, as well as my own history as an author, publisher, and prolific content creator.

Bottom line: When you commit to regularly sharing your message ... you create opportunities to get exposure, attract fans, and make more of an impact with your books.

I feel so strongly about this I decided to launch the 30-Day Build Your Fan Base Challenge to help you (and me) share our work on a consistent basis.

This four-week program starts January 3, 2018.

Learn more about it and register at http://GetImportantStuffDone.com/

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SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel, where you’ll find 300+ videos full of advice/inspiration for musicians, writers, artists, and more!

Please visit https://www.patreon.com/bobbaker – where you can support the Empowered Artist Movement, my mission to educate, inspire and empower creative people around the world.

The music at the end of the episode is “Aware, Awake, Alive” by Soul Massage (my electronic music project with Pooki Lee). Visit www.SoulMassageMusic.com or Soul Massage on Facebook for more info.

Learn more about my various creative endeavors (including music marketing, book promotion, improv comedy, and original art) at http://www.Bob-Baker.com/

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-Bob

The post Book Marketing 2018: The Power of Consistent Exposure (Episode 18) appeared first on Full Time Author.

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The new year is right around the corner. How will you define “success” as an author in 2018?

For our purposes here, I define success as “making an impact” with your words, ideas, and stories.

In other words, it’s the level at which you touch people and bring value to their lives through your message and books. To reach that point you must expose your creative work and connect with people.

Listen to this episode or watch this video for my best advice on how to do that in 2018.

I feel so strongly about this I decided to launch the 30-Day Build Your Fan Base Challenge to help you (and me) share our work on a consistent basis.

This four-week program starts January 3, 2018.

Learn more about it and register at http://GetImportantStuffDone.com/

Here are a few ways to enjoy this episode:

1) Listen now using the streaming audio player above.

2) Click here to subscribe to this podcast on iTunes

3) Or subscribe on Stitcher

4) Download the MP3

5) Click here for the audio podcast RSS feed

Stuff mentioned on this episode:

30-Day Build Your Fan Base Challenge

SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel, where you’ll find 300+ videos full of advice/inspiration for musicians, writers, artists, and more!

Please visit https://www.patreon.com/bobbaker – where you can support the Empowered Artist Movement, my mission to educate, inspire and empower creative people around the world.

The music at the end of the episode is “Aware, Awake, Alive” by Soul Massage (my electronic music project with Pooki Lee). Visit www.SoulMassageMusic.com or Soul Massage on Facebook for more info.

Learn more about my various creative endeavors (including music marketing, book promotion, improv comedy, and original art) at http://www.Bob-Baker.com/

Did you enjoy this episode? Please rate, review, comment, and share!

-Bob

The post How to Be a More Successful Author in 2018 (Episode 17) appeared first on Full Time Author.

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We live in uncertain times. Lots of friction, dissent and finger-pointing. I don’t know about you, but I think music, art, poetry, prose and all forms of creative expression are more important than ever before.

That’s one of the reasons I’m on a mission to educate, inspire and empower musicians, writers, artists, and other creative people around the world.

And there’s something simple you can do to help with that effort ...

Please visit my Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/bobbaker – where you can support the Empowered Artist Movement.

I’ve never relied on publishers or corporate backers to fund my mission. I rely on the meaningful relationships I develop directly with readers and fans like you.

Have I added value to your life? Through a book, blog post, podcast, video, course, workshop, or personal conversation?

Consider supporting my ongoing mission to educate and empower creative people around the world.

https://www.patreon.com/bobbaker

Running time: 5:15 minutes.

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-Bob

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This episode is brought to you by Book Marketing Online: The Guerrilla Guide to Building Your Author Platform.

When it comes to marketing your book on the Internet, do you show up as a perk ... or a pest?

Listen as I share a strange story about floating down a river that involves stylish sunglasses and a blue bowling ball.

Really? Yes, and if you get this right, promoting your book online will be a LOT easier.

Also, let me know what you think of this new “quick tips” format.

Running time: 5:14 minutes.

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Here’s a great way for you to support my life’s mission to educate, inspire and empower writers and other creative people around the world: https://www.patreon.com/bobbaker

Did you enjoy this episode? Please rate, review, comment, and share!

-Bob

Have a Question or Comment? Leave Me a Voicemail! Please visit my voicemail page to leave a message. It’s quick and easy. I may feature you and your question on an upcoming episode.

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Here’s a super quick announcement about something that could dramatically increase your creative impact on the world.

It starts Tuesday, May 31 – so listen up!

Learn more at www.GetImportantStuffDone.com

Running time: 5:16 minutes.

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-Bob

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I know what you’re thinking ...

Have you gone crazy, Bob? You’re the full-time author. You’re the pied piper of book marketing and sales! You want me to stop selling books?

Not exactly. However, what I strongly suggest in this short episode is to focus on something else that can lead to lots of book sales down the line.

It’s really the secret sauce of book selling, and most authors overlook it. So give this a quick listen and get cracking!

Running time: 11:15 minutes

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-Bob

The post STOP Being a Book Seller! What? (Episode 13) appeared first on Full Time Author.

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There’s a good chance you have fallen victim to this common author “crap trap.” It happens when you hear a voice say, “Who are YOU to call yourself a writer (or an author or an expert)?

This causes many authors to desperately seek validation and credentials, all in an effort to prop up their worthiness factor.

Well, here’s another take on it that just might empower you to think and act in a different way.

Running time: 14:49 minutes

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What do YOU think of my take on the Author Crap Trap? Have been a victim of it? How did you rise above it? I welcome your comments!

-Bob

The post Avoid This Author Crap Trap (Episode 11) appeared first on Full Time Author.

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What could you learn from a guy who in two or three years built a huge audience, quit his day job, and landed a major book deal?

That guy is Jeff Goins, a prolific writer and author of The Art of Work, who is wise beyond his years.

Listen as Jeff details the philosophy and work ethic that led to his success as an author.

Running time: 21:10 minutes

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-Bob

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I don’t want to sound like a downer here. Because I know you have good intentions when you take steps to promote yourself online.

At least you’re taking action. Most authors do little or nothing to promote their books. So, congrats to you!

However, there’s a good chance you are making some social media mistakes that aren’t serving you.

And you’re probably not even aware of them visit their website.

On this episode of the Book Promotion Podcast I cover two BIG blunders you want to avoid when promoting your book with social media.

Running time: 13:09 minutes

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What do YOU think of these social media mistakes? Which ones do you make? What other blunders are equally important? I welcome your comments!

-Bob

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How do you refer to the good people who support your written work? As readers, buyers, clients, or customers?

That’s fine. But to have a stellar career as an author you’ll need to embrace the F-word: FANS!

“Patrons” are people who visit your website, subscribe to your newsletter, and pay for your services.

“Fans,” on the other hand, cheer you on, rave about you to their friends, follow everything you do with interest, go to great lengths to attend your public appearances, and more.

Which would you rather have?

Running time: 11:01 minutes

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