Map Your Route to Success with A Personal Marketing Assistant

Crafting the perfect marketing campaign is a big job, especially for a self-publishing author looking to break into a crowded–and demanding–market full of competing simultaneous promotional opportunities! With only so many hours in the day and so much energy to spend, coordinating the distribution of your custom press release, book videos, and reviews in addition to doing what you love most–writing–might seem like an impossible task. How is a busy author supposed to keep up with an engaged social media outreach or follow up leads resulting from a viral video, positive review, or email inbox packed with interview requests following a publicity campaign?

It’s easy to see how life after publishing your book can be just as hectic and stressful as life beforehand: your book isn’t just any product, but rather much, much more. Your book is, in every way and shape and form, an investment. You have already invested your precious time, energy, and other resources in writing it, and the simple fact of the matter is that you will continue to invest more into marketing it. At any point in the process, the sheer volume of work required to go on might prove overwhelming–but it doesn’t have to get that far!

We sometimes harbor a myth in the self-publishing world, a myth that states we have to walk the long and hard path of publishing and marketing our books entirely without assistance or else we’re somehow giving in to something. But here’s another fact worth mentioning: There is nothing wrong in asking for help, especially when that help leaves full creative control exactly where it should be–that is, in the self-publishing author’s hands. One of the most valuable options is 5 hours of one-on-one dialogue with your own Personal Marketing Assistant specifically focused on crafting a methodical and successful marketing campaign that fits your specific book and your specific needs. Your Personal Marketing Assistant will help you develop a general book marketing plan as well as put together a strategy for following up on leads from your work with a PR Publicist. He or she will also help you plan how to reach local bookstores and other centers of activity to pitch your book for a reading or book signing event.

No matter where you’re at in the publishing process, a Personal Marketing Assistant may prove to be the resource that makes a real difference. A little help can go a long way–and a lot of help can go the full distance to ensuring your book reaches a wide audience of new readers. You don’t have to sacrifice any of your independence, your creative control, or any of your rights or privileges as an author in order to lift the full weight of marketing your book and leaving you free to continue doing what you love most to do–writing your next book!

To get started on the path to building a rich marketing campaign, click below!

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The Value of a Personal Marketing Assistant in Book Marketing

In today’s wired world, there are more ways than ever for an author to reach out to potential readers — if they know how.

While traditional book signings, press releases, face-to-face meetings with bookstore owners and interviews remain terrific channels for book marketing, the means by which we negotiate these avenues is constantly changing. What’s more, there’s a whole new world of internet marketing — social media, websites, video marketing, blogging, etc. — that has complicated how we reach out to consumers.

Today’s marketer must not only be creative, but exceptionally tech-savvy as well. This is where the Outskirts Press Personal Marketing Assistants come in. Our Personal Marketing Assistants can help you with:

  • Developing a marketing plan
  • Coordinating and scheduling book signing events
  • Establishing/developing your author platform
  • Marketing campaign lead follow up
  • And much, much more!

The Personal Marketing Assistant is available as an a-la-carte option or as part of the Book Blast package where authors can save 25% on 5 powerful marketing services to blast their book into the stratosphere! Outskirts Press authors can easily and conveniently add the Personal Marketing Assistant option or the Book Blast package at any time from the Marketing Options screen of the Publishing Center.

Are you ready to take your book marketing to the next level with 5-hours of Personal Marketing Assistance?

Meet Margaret, Outskirts Press Personal Marketing Assistant

Successfully marketing a book can be a lot of work. A Personal Marketing Assistant (PMA) is ideal for authors who want marketing assistance that is personal and specific.

Some things your PMA can assist you with include:

  • Soliciting book reviews
  • Contacting local bookstores
  • Completing the verbiage on an author’s webpage
  • Improving your Amazon tactics
  • Scheduling/coordinating book signings
  • And much more!
These services are available to both Outskirts Press published authors and authors that have published their books elsewhere.

Meet one of the Outskirts Press Personal Marketing Assistants:

MargaretFMargaret has been providing Personal Marketing Assistant services for Outskirts Press since December 2010. She has 12 years of marketing and communications experience with diverse organizations and individuals. She consults with several businesses on marketing, operations, and research.

Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, she earned a BA from the University of Virginia, a Masters in Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina, and a Masters in Business Administration from Vanderbilt University.

Margaret currently lives in Denver, Colorado and enjoys hiking and camping on the weekends, exploring new restaurants, and traveling to unexpected places.

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Testimonial from Eden Sterlington, author of SatisFillment:

“Margaret Foster is a professional, thorough, and knowledgeable Personal Marketing Assistant. The marketing plan she put together for me yielded immediate and measurable results. I will definitely be buying more time with her. She’s the real deal.”

 

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The Personal Marketing Assistant is available as an a-la-carte option or as part of the Book Blast package where authors can save 25% on 5 powerful marketing services to blast their book into the stratosphere! Outskirts Press authors can easily and conveniently add the Personal Marketing Assistant option or the Book Blast package at any time from the Marketing Options screen of the Publishing Center.

Outskirts Press has a team of Personal Marketing Assistants ready to help you in your book promotion efforts today!

Ready to get published and start receiving
marketing support and services like this?

Meet Terri, Outskirts Press Personal Marketing Assistant

Successfully marketing a book can be a lot of work. A Personal Marketing Assistant (PMA) is ideal for authors who want marketing assistance that is personal and specific.

Some things your PMA can assist you with include:

  • Soliciting book reviews
  • Contacting local bookstores
  • Completing the verbiage on an author’s webpage
  • Improving your Amazon tactics
  • Scheduling/coordinating book signings
  • And much more!
These services are available to both Outskirts Press published authors and authors that have published their books elsewhere.

Meet one of the Outskirts Press Personal Marketing Assistants:

Terri was born in Amarillo, Texas and lived in Fort Worth for most of her adult life. She has been a “newlywed” for 29 years and has two amazing sons and daughter-in-laws. Her first granddaughter is due in August.

Professionally, Terri has worked in the marketing department for an PPO Plan, where she was responsible for designing marketing collateral, revamping the website, and writing copy for all marketing materials. She has designed sales presentations and marketing email “blasts” for various organizations.

She went on to start her own business offering marketing expertise.


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Testimonial from Frances Jones (for Author Dr. Paul A. Jones), author of American Due Process:

“How exciting. I have just gotten into all the recent emails. I am looking forward to exploring all the information.

I just wanted to tell you again how happy we were with the article. Paul
commented after my other email, “It sounds like she read my mind, it sounded
like something I would have said.

Thanks again.

Frances”

 

 

The Personal Marketing Assistant is available as an a-la-carte option or as part of the Book Blast package where authors can save 25% on 5 powerful marketing services to blast their book into the stratosphere! Outskirts Press authors can easily and conveniently add the Personal Marketing Assistant option or the Book Blast package at any time from the Marketing Options screen of the Publishing Center.

Outskirts Press has a team of Personal Marketing Assistants ready to help you in your book promotion efforts today!

Ready to get published and start receiving
marketing support and services like this?

Start Publishing

Meet Elise, Outskirts Press Personal Marketing Assistant

Successfully marketing a book can be a lot of work. A Personal Marketing Assistant (PMA) is ideal for authors who want marketing assistance that is personal and specific.

Some things your PMA can assist you with include:

  • Soliciting book reviews
  • Contacting local bookstores
  • Completing the verbiage on an author’s webpage
  • Improving your Amazon tactics
  • Scheduling/coordinating book signings
  • And much more!
These services are available to both Outskirts Press published authors and authors that have published their books elsewhere.

Meet one of the Outskirts Press Personal Marketing Assistants:

With a background in the online marketing industry, Elise brings several years of marketing experience to Outskirts Press authors. She began her career working in the radio broadcasting industry. Since then, she has gained experience in finance, government, retail, customer service, and online marketing.

Elise is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management (Emphasis in Technical Communication). Outside of work, she enjoys surfing the internet, watching reality TV shows, and traveling.



Testimonial from Earle (Doc) Van Gilder, author of Said the Spider:

Of course we can’t valuate the success of the tour yet but I certainly can attest to your effort, professionalism, advice and tenacity. I’ll be happy to give that testimonial regardless. I doubt if anyone could have accomplished more in such a short time.

 

 


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The Personal Marketing Assistant is available as an a-la-carte option or as part of the Book Blast package where authors can save 25% on 5 powerful marketing services to blast their book into the stratosphere! Outskirts Press authors can easily and conveniently add the Personal Marketing Assistant option or the Book Blast package at any time from the Marketing Options screen of the Publishing Center.

Outskirts Press has a team of Personal Marketing Assistants ready to help you in your book promotion efforts today!

Ready to get published and start receiving
marketing support and services like this?

Start Publishing