Do you need to connect with readers but find you waste valuable writing time trying to figure out Goodreads?
Many authors struggle to master the Goodreads site and many will give up before tapping its true potential. Don’t let this happen to you. With 50 million account holders and almost 8,000 book clubs from every country in the world, this site should be part of every author’s platform.
Technical trainer Barb Drozdowich brings decades of teaching experience and breaks down this “Reader Heaven” into understandable sections. By using a combination of a how-to book and an easy-to-follow video demonstration course she provides clear instruction for every type of learner!
Feedback from authors just like you…
"I found this book very helpful in giving me an overview of Goodreads and the paths by which to navigate what had long been a deep forest into which I dare not venture." ~ Eileen Goudge
"Barb did a good job covering all the bases. She didn’t promise a get rich quick scheme as some do of this genre. She did explain all the tools and how to use them." ~ William Joiner
This book will:
- demonstrate how to create a strong profile that convinces readers to buy
- show hidden gems of functionality that help authors keep in contact with interested readers
- illustrate networking opportunities
- share how to tie the power of the author blog and other social media to Goodreads for increased marketing effectiveness
- reveal how to optimize your time on Goodreads
This book and video course will demonstrate how to create a robust presence, network with millions of readers, and do so in an effective, time-saving manner.
Pick up a copy and start marketing effectively today.More info →
Are you struggling to find readers to review your book?
Is no one responding to your emails?
Find out where you have been going wrong. Read what 502 bloggers have to say when asked 38 different questions – the largest survey in recent history.
Let THEM tell you how to succeed in obtaining those coveted reviews. Listen to them tell you how important THEY think a mailing list is.
Stop listening to what the so-called experts have to say and get your advice from the source!
Barb Drozdowich, author of numerous books focused at helping authors and bloggers, repeats her 2012 survey - which lead to the creation of her award winning book – The Author’s Guide to Working with Book Bloggers. Find out what has changed, and what hasn’t.
Get some tips on the best way to succeed with bloggers! Pick up a copy of this book today and start planning your strategy!More info →
The Ultimate Book Marketing Guide: Everything an author needs to know about book reviewers, blog tours, book promotion and their online presence
Are you struggling with the technology of selling your book?
Let award-winning author and experienced technical trainer Barb Drozdowich help you.
In this box set (a combination of 3 books), the 3 core skills that an author needs to know to market their book are explained in non-technical language. Barb is well known for creating practical books that cut to the core of what is needed by authors. The Author’s Guide to Working with Book Bloggers is an award-winning guide to the world of book promotions on blogs. The world of Book Bloggers is one Barb is part of. She has surveyed well over 700 members to get accurate and up to date information to help you.
The Author's On-Line Presence is described different ways by different people. Barb will help you understand what the parts and pieces are, how they work together and how to decide what you actually need for networking and sales.
The Author's Guide to Book Promotions is the last subject that is covered in this box set. Tours & Promotions are seen as essential by many authors and publishers but with so much misinformation being passed around, they are often a subject of confusion for authors. Barb explains tours & promos from the point of view of an authors as well as book bloggers – a unique point of view.
This box set is a great starting point for the beginner author while being a great refresher for the more experienced ones. Reviewers speak to the practicality and clarity of Barb’s instructions: “Barb speaks frankly and with great practicality”, “Good, no-nonsense guide for authors.”, “Barb Drozowich has a knack for keeping information short and simple, while giving plenty of detailed instructions.”
Pick up a copy of this box set of award winning books today and attack the world of book promotions with confidence.More info →
The Author’s Starter Kit – a 4 book set: Everything an author needs to know about book reviewers, blog tours, book promotion, blogging and their online presence
Are you just starting out and feel lost?
Tired of books that aren’t written in normal language that you can understand?
This 4 book collection puts together everything you need to know about finding reviews from bloggers, creating an on-line presence to network to readers, various ways you can promote your book to gain some visibility and everything you want to know about blogging. All the language is plain English and all the books have extensive glossaries, lists of resources for further reading, lists of videos that walk you through trouble spots and pages of book promotion resources.
Here’s a short list of what you will learn:
-How to find bloggers who will review your book for free
-How to convince them to choose your book
-What do to with a website, newsletter and social media to communicate with readers
-How to set up and optimize your blogging platform
-How to establish yourself on-line to talk to readers
-What book blog tours are and how one can be an advantage to your book promotion efforts
-How to find a book promotion company and how to figure out where to spend your money on promotion
-What is blogging, why should authors blog and how to actually blog
With over 700 pages, this book will start you on the right path to marketing your book. This book will help you understand the world of book promotion and will help you set realistic expectations.
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Is a broken mailing list holding back your author career?
Discover how to transform your marketing and attract dedicated readers.
Does emailing your subscribers feel like shouting into the void? Are you struggling to come up with newsletter ideas that resonate with readers? Author consultant Barb Drozdowich has spent decades teaching writers how to navigate the technological pitfalls of publishing. Now, she’s here to help you master your mailing list.
The Complete Mailing List Toolkit provides a holistic approach to reader engagement through the power of direct communication. This bundle of four essential books provides strategies for list building and step-by-step guidelines for creating content that turns readers into lifelong fans. Through a series of easy-to-follow explanations, you’ll finally discover how to optimize your use of MailChimp and revolutionize your author platform.
In The Complete Mailing List Toolkit, you’ll discover:
- How to create attractive newsletters your readers will eagerly anticipate
- How to troubleshoot deliverability issues so you can reach more readers
- How to understand and measure open and click rates to gauge your success
- How to tailor your message to meet the needs of your unique audience
- Why quality engagement matters more than subscriber quantity, and much, much more!
The Complete Mailing List Toolkit is your how-to guide for mastering email outreach and connecting with more fans. If you like practical solutions, down-to-earth explanations, and empowering guidance from an industry expert, then you’ll love Barb Drozdowich’s career-changing box set.
Buy the box set today to jumpstart a new phase of your author career!More info →
You spend hours at the beach picking up stones. You fell in love with an amethyst geode. You're never without crystals in your pocket. For anyone who has a connection with stones and crystals, this book will expand your understanding of your stone allies and give you new ways to bring their energy into your lifeMore info →
Do you struggle with technology? Are you interested in self-publishing a book, but fear it is beyond your capabilities? Are you looking for information specifically for Canadians?
When confronted with the confusing, multifaceted world of publishing, many authors make the assumption they aren’t capable of self-publishing – nothing could be further from the truth!
Sadly, many authors get taken advantage of by unscrupulous “self-publishing” companies because they don’t really understand the process of publishing a book and therefore, what they are purchasing.
Barb Drozdowich has worked with non-technical authors for years & understands how to break complex topics down using non-technical language. She has self-published 16 books and understands all of the various iterations of publishing. She can cut through all the technobabble & teach you what you need to know to successfully self-publish your book.
Here's some of the topics you will learn from this book:
-You will learn about editing and how to find an editor
-You will learn about ISBNs and where to get free ISBNs
-You will learn about formatting and book structure
-You will learn about where you can sell your book, how to set up the various retailer accounts and how to get paid
-You will learn about book files and book structure
-You will learn what real numbers tell us about book sales
-You will learn what to look for in a self-publishing company if that is the route you choose to go
-You will have access to a huge appendix filled with helpful material, complete with a glossary, articles for further reading, lists of helpful videos, lists of distributors and much more
“The Author's Guide to Self-Publishing for Canadians” is perfect for authors who have finished a wonderfully creative story, but are intimidated by the next steps and are looking for specific Canadian information. Is an editor really needed? How to create a book cover. What the heck are “file types?” How to move forward when you are neither a master of Microsoft Word or capable of understanding some of the complicated instructions found on-line.
Self-publishing is much more straight-forward than many experts would lead you to believe and Barb is the perfect person to explain it to you.
Her books have been described as: “down-to-earth, practical & just thorough-enough explanations,” “excellent primer,” and “well thought out and well organized.”
Don’t let your struggles with technology hold you back from self-publishing. Let Barb help you to learn the language and move forward into the self-publishing world with confidence.
An in-depth, perfect guide for every beginning author - a must read!More info →
Hilarity runs rampant throughout this book as the author pontificates on porta-potties, turnips and tiny pants (read: shorts), the perils of volunteerism, country etiquette, small-town secret societies and community discourse. And sprinkled generously throughout, are quotes that run the gamut from Brigitte Bardot to Voltaire. You’ll even see one from his alter ego, Rural Roberts.
The bite-size essays in CIGS are perfect for ferry rides, nightcaps and workday commutes. And if relocating to a small town is something you’ve dreamed of, pack your shovel, because, to quote the man himself, “Caca occurs!”
Are you a new author & don’t understand the role of Social Media in marketing a book?
Look no further!
Unfamiliar with social media? Didn’t grow up with computers in the house? Frustrated by too much contradictory information? Or are you at the “Now What?” stage.
Barb is an experienced technical trainer with decades of teaching under her belt and 17 books published. She has been helping authors demystify technical subjects for almost a decade. She can help you:
•Learn what is required to set up each of 7 social media accounts
•Learn the demographics of each audience
•Learn to be more comfortable on social media
Barb’s relaxed, conversational style translates to easy to understand books. Her books have been described as ‘down to earth,’ ‘easy to follow,’ and ‘full of actionable advice.’
Pick up a copy of this clear & concise guide today and be one step closer to conquering social media.More info →
In Minerva’s Owl, Carol Matthews reflects on Hegel’s observation that the owl of Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom, spreads its wings only at twilight. Understanding comes late in life and, as Hegel suggests, the past cannot be rejuvenated, only known. For Matthews, the knowing is helpful. Part grief memoir, part love story, this account an exploration of how bereavement after a long-term marriage can be experienced as part of an ongoing relationship.More info →
Have you published a book and struggle to get the word out?
Do you want to target bloggers but don’t know where to find them?
Learn how to find quality bloggers to not only review your book, but also help you build buzz for your book.
Many authors are highly creative people who excel in storytelling but struggle with the marketing aspect of publishing a book. New vocabulary, not very technical, unfamiliar with the online world – all these things are a source of stress for many authors.
Barb has worked in the blogging world for upwards of 10 years as a blogger as well as an author. She has conducted the largest surveys of bloggers to date and her background as a technical trainer makes her good at explaining technical subjects – especially ones that relate to the blogging world.
In this book you will learn:
-How to identify quality blogger/reviewers
-The language of the blogging world
-How to develop realistic expectations
If you are new to the publishing world or if you are struggling to understand how to source out free reviews of your new book, this book will get your feet wet and help you along your journey to understanding more about the book blogger and book reviewer world.
Pick up a copy today and get started learning about the world of book reviewers.More info →
Encounters on the Front Line is a portrait of a nurse’s experience in Cambodia. The story explores three journeys, the first in 1980 when Elaine Harvey worked as a nurse for the Red Cross in the Cambodian refugee camps. Many years later, she returned, as a traveler and a volunteer, working at an orphanage and an AIDS hospice. In this compelling story, the reader will come to know more about Cambodia and its people, who were as 'gracious as the lotus, blooming in muddy waters.' The author shares her profound experience of Cambodia with unflinching honesty and vivid imagery.More info →