Authors Academy

21 June, 2024

Marketing with Instagram and Threads

By |2024-06-20T15:00:43-07:00June 21, 2024|Authors Academy, Marketing, Social Media|Comments Off on Marketing with Instagram and Threads

Instagram is offering an alternative to Twitter (now known as X) with its text-based app called Threads. Let’s talk about it!

For next week’s Authors Academy presentation, we’ll discuss the different ways you can use Instagram and Threads to market yourself as an author as well as push sales of your books.

Join us next Wednesday at 11 AM in Arizona to learn more about:

  • Using Instagram’s features to get your book out there
  • Navigating and using the Threads app
  • How Threads compares to Twitter/X
  • and more!

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity — just click on the following link now to register:

https://www.wheatmark.com/register

17 May, 2024

The Updated Guide to Facebook Marketing

By |2024-05-31T12:53:49-07:00May 17, 2024|Authors Academy, Marketing, Social Media|Comments Off on The Updated Guide to Facebook Marketing

Social media marketing remains one of the most affordable and effective ways to market anything—including your book!

For next week’s Authors Academy presentation, we’ll give you the latest on how you can use Facebook to market your books and connect with readers.

Join us next Wednesday at 11 AM in Arizona to learn more about:

  • How Facebook has changed in the last year
  • Creating and running your own Facebook ads
  • Making use of Facebook’s various features to appeal to readers everywhere
  • and more!

Your host for the presentation is Wheatmark’s publishing consultant, Tia Lewis, who has worked in editorial both in the NYC publishing scene and self-publishing scene. In addition to her publishing experience, Tia has worked as a social media marketer and video editor.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity — just click on the following link now to register:

19 April, 2024

Everything About Audiobooks

By |2024-04-19T14:34:58-07:00April 19, 2024|Authors Academy, Publishing|Comments Off on Everything About Audiobooks

As audiobooks have grown in popularity, there’s never been a better time to consider creating an audiobook version of your book.

For next week’s Authors Academy presentation, we’ll dive into the world of audiobooks and how you can turn your written word into an audio story that anyone can listen to.

Please note the following time change, due to Daylight Savings! Join us next Wednesday at 11 AM in Arizona (11 AM PST, 2 PM EST) to learn more about:

  • Why you should consider making your book into an audiobook
  • What to look for in an audiobook narrator
  • How to make the most of selling your book in the audiobook format
  • and more!

Your host for the presentation is Wheatmark’s publishing consultant, Mark Dupaul, who has spent the last 15 years as an active Audible subscriber. As a dedicated listener of audiobooks, Mark has garnered a library of […]

1 March, 2024

Getting Featured on Podcasts

By |2024-02-29T19:35:07-07:00March 1, 2024|Authors Academy|Comments Off on Getting Featured on Podcasts

Being interviewed on a podcast or radio show can be a great way to reach a new audience and make some connections.

For next week’s Authors Academy presentation, we’ll explore what steps you need to take to start doing author interviews on audio-based programs, like podcasts.

Join us next week to learn more about:

  • How to prepare for an audio interview
  • How to reach out to podcasters to connect
  • How to make the most of your interviews after they’re live
  • and more!

Your host for the call is Wheatmark’s publishing consultant, Tia Lewis, who has worked in editorial both in the NYC publishing scene and self-publishing scene. In addition to her publishing experience, Tia has worked as a social media marketer and video editor.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity — just click on the following link now to register:

https://www.wheatmark.com/register

9 February, 2024

Amazon Optimization 101

By |2024-02-08T13:59:56-07:00February 9, 2024|Authors Academy|Comments Off on Amazon Optimization 101

These days, Amazon is one of the most popular places to purchase books, so ensuring you have a strong presence on Amazon can help you as an author!

For next week’s Authors Academy presentation, we’ll dive into the various ways you can make Amazon work for you.

Join us next Wednesday at 11 AM in Arizona to learn more about:

  • Putting together your Author Central account
  • Improving your book’s Amazon product page
  • Setting up your Amazon author page
  • and more!

Your host for the call is Wheatmark’s publishing consultant, Tia Lewis, who has worked in editorial both in the NYC publishing scene and self-publishing scene. In addition to her publishing experience, Tia has worked as a social media marketer and video editor.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity — just click on the following link now to register:

https://www.wheatmark.com/register

19 January, 2024

Getting More Book Reviews

By |2024-01-18T15:03:15-07:00January 19, 2024|Authors Academy|Comments Off on Getting More Book Reviews

Your book is out and people are reading it—but how can you start getting book reviews?

For next week’s Authors Academy presentation, we’ll cover the basics of why you want book reviews, how to encourage them, and how to keep them coming.

Join us next Wednesday at 11 AM in Arizona to learn more about:

  • The benefits of a well-reviewed book
  • How to get editorial book reviews
  • Strategies on how to turn readers into reviewers
  • and more!

Your host for the call is Wheatmark’s publishing consultant, Tia Lewis, who has worked in editorial both in the NYC publishing scene and self-publishing scene. In addition to her publishing experience, Tia has worked as a social media marketer and video editor.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity — just click on the following link now to register:

https://www.wheatmark.com/register

8 December, 2023

Everything You Need to Know About Book Contests and Awards

By |2023-12-07T13:01:55-07:00December 8, 2023|Authors Academy, Marketing|Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About Book Contests and Awards

A great way to get your book’s name out there, win some titles, and earn some perks is to apply for awards.

For next week’s Authors Academy presentation, I’ll lay out, step-by-step, how you can start submitting your book to contests that can benefit you, and how to make the most of your wins afterward.

Join us next Wednesday at 11 AM in Arizona to learn more about:

  • Finding contests worth submitting to
  • Preparing for the application process
  • Marketing your wins after the fact
  • and more!

Your host for the call is Wheatmark’s publishing consultant, Tia Lewis, who has worked in editorial both in the NYC publishing scene and self-publishing scene. In addition to her publishing experience, Tia has worked as a social media marketer and video editor.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity — just click on the following link now to register:

10 November, 2023

Navigating Book Fairs and Festivals

By |2023-11-10T10:00:46-07:00November 10, 2023|Authors Academy, Marketing|Comments Off on Navigating Book Fairs and Festivals

With the Tucson Festival of Books preparations ramping up, we thought it’d be a good time to explore the topic of book fairs and festivals and how you, as an author, can make the most of them!

For next week’s Authors Academy presentation, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about attending one of these events, manning your own booth, and more.

Join us next Wednesday to learn more about:

  • How you can benefit from attending a large book event
  • How to make your booth space enticing
  • How best to plan your day at a book fair or festival
  • and more!

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity — just click on the following link now to register:

https://www.wheatmark.com/register

20 October, 2023

How to Get Your Book in Stores

By |2023-10-19T10:45:55-07:00October 20, 2023|Authors Academy, Marketing|Comments Off on How to Get Your Book in Stores

Have you ever wanted to walk into a store and see your book on the shelf? Well, you can make this goal a reality with a little effort on your part!

For next week’s Authors Academy presentation, we’ll dive into how you can pitch your book to stores and start selling your book to retailers.

Join us next Wednesday at 11 AM in Arizona to learn more about:

  • What stores are worth the effort
  • What information you’ll need to provide them
  • How to sell your book (and yourself) to the right people
  • and more!

Your host for the call is Wheatmark’s president, Sam Henrie, who has spent the last twenty years helping authors of all stripes successfully publish and market their books.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity — just click on the following link now to register:

https://www.wheatmark.com/register

15 September, 2023

Book Publicity and Promotion 101

By |2023-09-14T11:14:23-07:00September 15, 2023|Authors Academy, Marketing|Comments Off on Book Publicity and Promotion 101

Now that your book is written, edited, and published, how do you get it out into the world?

For next week’s Authors Academy presentation, we’ll cover publicity and promotion strategies to help give you ideas on how you can get your book into the hands of more readers.

Join us next Wednesday to learn more about:

• Hosting events to promote your book, online and in person
• Getting your book in newspapers and on podcasts
• Blog tours, blogging, and social media in a nutshell
• and more!

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity — just click on the following link now to register:

https://www.wheatmark.com/register

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