Friday, January 8, 2016

Announcing an A-Z and DIY Book Publicity Course -- with Me!


(Note: as of 15 January, the early interest form is closed. I expect to launch the course this week. If you are still interested in being part of the early interest group, however, email me and I'll handle it.)

Hello again, friendly readers! I am pleased to announce that this winter I am launching a course on Udemy. It will be on DIY book publicity, which I often talk about, but it's going to be a total package, an A-Z course on what I do for my clients, how I do it--and how you can do it, too. If you are interested in knowing when it launches, enter your info here. The people who tell me they are interested using this form will get first dibs and a discount code for the course if they join in the first month! Feel free to spread the word if you think you know someone else who might be interested. If you refer three or more people who enroll in the course, you'll get something extra special just for you.

If you take the course you can look forward to knowing how to identify the best places to get publicity for your creative work, what to say when you contact them, and how to keep the whole thing organized. You'll also get office hours where I'll be available for Q&A, a message board just for fellow students in the course--and lots more. Sign up now to be among the first to know when it's live, and get yourself that discount on tuition the process.

Goals and 2015 Wrap-Up

2015 was the year of nearly no blog posts for  me. While I don't foresee ever being a particularly prolific blogger, I'd like to offer you more value this year.

See, the thing with my Book Marketing without BS brand is that if I have nothing to say, it seems silly to me to create a blog post to say nothing or to repeat myself. That said, I think I can do better than I have. I have retained some topic suggestions from the last time I asked people what was on their minds, but please let me know (in the comments or by email) what topics you'd like to see with regard to book publicity and marketing.

Those are my goals. What are yours? What do you look forward to this year? And don't forget to tell me you're interested in my course so you can reserve an earlybird discount code.


  1. In May I'll release the book I ran a Kickstarter for this past November. I've built four months into my timeline for the big review sources to take a look at it. I'm an award-winning author, and Betsy Mitchell did my developmental edit -- the book is rock-solid, and it'll get good reviews if it's considered on its merits.

    1. Great! You are a perfect candidate for this then. If you do enroll (my target for launch is second-to-last week of January) feel free to ask lots of questions! :)

  2. Hi Beverly, the document where you want people to enter their interest seems to be closed. But I'm interested in hearing more about this course...

    1. Hi M, I don't see a way to reach you so what I'll do is open the form back up for a bit. I wanted to close it so I could focus on my launch, but I am glad to include you. :) I'll go re-open it right now and leave it open until I see you appear. Thank you for being interested enough to say something. :)