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Inspirational Journeys Presents: All About Book Marketing with my Special Guest Ann Dayleview

In today’s episode, my special guest and I talk about book marketing for new and aspiring authors. Topics covered include the Amazon algorithm with a bit about Amazon ads, social media marketing and targeted ads on various platforms, and content marketing including: starting a blog, building an author website and building your author platform. Click the links below for more details.
INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

ANN DAYLEVIEW!
Hello:
I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.
Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.
Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

WHO?
ANN DAYLEVIEW
WHEN?
Saturday, March 28, 2020
WHERE?
YouTube:

Podcast:

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Ann Dayleview…

Ann Dayleview is a fantasy writer working on the release of her debut young adult contemporary fantasy.
When she is not creating magical worlds, she works as an expert digital marketer. Ann’s clients have included NY Times Bestsellers, indie authors, as well as Fortune 500 companies. She lives in (not always sunny) Philadelphia with her two dogs and husband.
Ann’s fantasy worlds are inspired by her travels. She loves to explore places where tourists often don’t go. Getting to know locals, eating at hole-in-the-wall restaurants, and shopping at unique stores is when she feels most invigorated.
Most of all, Ann loves to connect with her fellow writers. Connect with her on social media to see updates on her works and have a chat!

Connect with Ann at the following links:
Twitter – https://twitter.com/AnnDayleview
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/anndayleview/

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com or fill out the form found at:
https://annwritesinspiration.com/contact.
Please be sure to leave Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email or in your comment on my contact form so that I can send you my interview framework.
If you’re launching a book, please let me know and I’ll send you my featured book questionnaire. I ask that you do this, so I can feature your book in the show notes blog post associated with the podcast
Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Celebrating two milestones and my goals for 2020

Hello everyone in the blogosphere and welcome to new followers.

Today I have three bits of news to share. And these news worthy items are actually milestones in my writing career.

The first of these milestones is as follows: I became a patron of my friend Jen Lowry’s Writing Warriors for Jesus patreon page.
The second milestone happened as part of the task she’s been challenging me to do for the past few months. This milestone was the simple fact that I recorded a video introduction on Zoom and uploaded it to our Facebook group.
The Third and final milestone will be presented at the bottom of this post in the form of a Youtube version of my latest solo podcast episode.

I shared two of these milestones with you in the episode and I shared with you my goals for 2020. You can either listen to my discussion on the go via your favorite podcatcher or you can watch the video on YouTube. I tried to upload it to my Facebook page, but It didn’t show up when I looked later today.
To listen to the podcast episode, visit:

Or if you’ve already subscribed to my podcast, you’ll see it in the Inspirational Journeys podcast feed.
If you’d like to watch the video on Youtube, Here’s the link for you:

Blessings,
Ann

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Special Guest Interview with Derek Doepker

The following interview is full of tips and advice for authors at all levels. Be sure to have a notebook, journal, or digital notes ap handy. If you’re driving when you’re listening to this, Please be sure to come back to the podcast episode often so you can capture as many notes as possible.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Special guest Interview with Derek Doepker!
Hello:
I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.
Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.
Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

WHO?
DEREK DOEPKER
WHEN?
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
WHERE?
YouTube:

Podcast:

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR DEREK DOEPKER…

Derek Doepker is a former aspiring rockstar turned seven-time #1 bestselling author. He discovered a proven process that took him from struggling author to selling over 75,000 books. Now he shares this process with experts and aspiring authors to turn their knowledge into a bestselling book.
Visit Derek’s website:
BestsellerSecrets.com
To get his book entitled, Why Authors Fail, for free. While you’re there, sign up for his newsletter packed full of author tips.

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com or fill out the form found at:
https://annwritesinspiration.com/contact.
Please be sure to leave Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email or in your comment on my contact form so that I can send you my interview framework.
If you’re launching a book, please let me know and I’ll send you my featured book questionnaire. I ask that you do this, so I can feature your book in the show notes blog post associated with the podcast
Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

this is the cover art for my podcast

Podcast cover art photo provided by Nathan Anderson on Unsplash:
https://unsplash.com/@nathananderson

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First Things First – 7 Tips to Build Your Author Platform

In the post linked below,Jen gives us some valuable tips on how to build our audience and use social media for good. As I alsays say, listen to the experts, read widely and find what works for you, when it comes to writing, publishing and marketing your books.

via First Things First – 7 Tips to Build Your Author Platform

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: 8 Content Marketing Ideas for your Blog

The content marketing ideas I discuss in today’s podcast episode are as follows:
Number 1: Keeping your readers abreast of your writing process
Number 2: Book lists and recommendations with purchase links
Number 3: Run an Occasional Contest
Number 4: Author Interviews/Guest Posts
Number 5: Reader Q&A
Number 6: Link to your favorite writing music playlist or your favorite podcasts
Number 7: Reader reviews
Number 8: Writing tips
If you’d like to read the blog post that inspired this episode, you may do so at the following link:
https://nicholasrossis.wordpress.com/2019/09/01/10-ideas-to-keep-your-author-blog-fresh/

To hear my in depth discussion of each of these key points, listen to the latest episode of my podcast at the following link:

https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/episodes/8-Content-marketing-ideas-for-your-blog-e57lio

Support this podcast:

Leave feedback and connect with me at the following links:
Email: annwrites75@gmail.com
Website:
https://annwritesinspiration.com/contact

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Special Guest Interview with Laura Legendary

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

LAURA LEGENDARY, AUTHOR, SPEAKER, EDUCATOR, OWNER OF ELEGANT INSIGHTS BRAILLE CREATIONS AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE FASHIONABILITY CHANNEL PODCAST!
Hello:
I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.
Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.
Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

WHO?
LAURA LEGENDARY
WHEN?
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
WHERE?

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR/ENTREPRENEUR LAURA LEGENDARY

Laura Legendary is a speaker, author, educator and entrepreneur
specializing in disability awareness, accessibility, advocacy, and
assistive technology. She is the owner of Elegant Insights Braille
Creations, an ecommerce store which offers a distinctive collection of
jewelry and accessories, all handcrafted, made in the USA, and embossed
in crisp, readable, braille. She is the co-founder of The
Fashionability Channel podcast, which offers relevant fashion, beauty,
fitness, and lifestyle information and education for people with
disabilities. You can subscribe to The Fashionability Channel podcast
on iTunes, or listen to individual episodes at:
http://fashionabilitychannel.com/

Laura is also the author of the Sparkle On blog, which you can find along with her Elegant Insights Braille Creations at:

For every season, Elegant Insights has braille jewelry and accessories you’ll fall for…

Laura majored in music at California State University, Northridge. Born and raised in
Southern California, she now lives near Las Vegas, Nevada.

Follow Elegant Insights on Twitter at:

like Elegant Insights on Facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/Elegant.Insights
and on Instagram at:
http://www.instagram.com/elegantinsights/

FEATURED PRODUCTS:


Our first product is called “The Love Always and Forever Set”, which includes matching bracelet, necklace and earrings. Each piece is made of brass with shades of purple gemstones and crystals. The necklace says “I love you” in braille, the bracelet says “always,” and the earrings are deliberately mismatched, so that one earring says “always,” and the other one says “forever.”

Our next featured product is a piece called the Autumn Abundance necklace. It is a charm dangle necklace in mostly copper, with brass accents, and forest green and burgundy pearl beads. The necklace features a gorgeous cluster of leaves, pine cones, acorns, and beautiful embellishments. The centerpiece is a long leaf braille embossed with the word “abundance.” The chain is copper, and all of the charms dangle from the toggle clasp, which is worn in front.

Our final feature is a set of four charms for mobility canes and other types of canes with straps attached. This set is called the “Charmed by the Seasons” 4-piece cane charms set. There is one each for spring, summer, winter, and fall. The one for spring has a baby butterfly, pastel beads, a flower braille embossed with dream, the summer charm has a sun embossed with shine, along with a tiny flower and bright pearl beads, winter features sparkly snowflakes, white beads and a large disc that says let it snow, and the one for fall is a maple leaf with a tiny pine cone charm and autumn toned beads, embossed with cherish.

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com or fill out the form found at:
https://annwritesinspiration.com/contact.
Please be sure to leave Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email or in your comment on my contact form so that I can send you my interview framework.
If you’re launching a book, please let me know and I’ll send you my featured book questionnaire. I ask that you do this, so I can feature your book in the show notes blog post associated with the podcast
Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

Podcast cover art photo provided by Nathan Anderson on Unsplash:
https://unsplash.com/@nathananderson

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Changes to Amazon Advertising: What Authors Need to Know – by Dave Chesson…

I couldn’t share this post from the original blog, so you’ll have to go to two different blogs to get to it. However, if you are looking into posting ads for your books, here’s some information you’ll need to know before you start your first ad campaign.

via Changes to Amazon Advertising: What Authors Need to Know – by Dave Chesson…

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Building your Author Brand is More than Social Media Ads Alone

This article explains why engaging with readers and building your author brand is more important than throwing up “buy my book” adds on social media.

Promotion is NOT Platform & Ads are NOT a Brand: Know the Difference