How a Nonfiction Author Becomes a Local Expert
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How a Nonfiction Author Becomes a Local Expert

Go from Unknown Published Nonfiction Author to Local Expert in 12 Easy Steps.
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839 students enrolled
Created by Taffy Wagner
Last updated 12/2015
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 5 mins on-demand audio
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how to utilize articles to become the local expert in your category.
  • Implement social media as one of your strategies to expand your reach.
  • Importance of having a book signing
  • Contact local radio stations within their genre and request an interview.
  • Lifetime access! Login from any computer and go at your own pace.
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  • Have an open mind to learn new steps regarding marketing and branding
  • • Desire to make money from your book(s)
  • It will require commitment to follow the steps so you can succeed

Nonfiction authors share stories that will change people's lives. Yet they don't always get the recognition they should. They know they've poured their heart out and revealed something so personal that the triumph makes them want to tell it all. Once they do, they don't get the book sales they expect. Why does this happen?

Newsflash: You have to brand and market yourself starting in your local area.

Latest updates added December 2, 2015.

If you're an author who has released your first book or maybe even your third and haven't had sales, then this course is for you. Or, if you are currently writing your first book, this is a course you want to take and be ahead of the game.

This course walks authors through the steps of becoming a local expert.

You'll learn:

  • Purpose of creating an Author Website
  • Insider tips on participating in local Author Events
  • How to get exposure from your local library
  • Importance of a press release and where to submit
  • How to use Social Media in your branding and marketing
  • How to utilize radio interviews in your marketing
  • Giving Back through Local Nonprofits and much more…

Get started today and become the local expert newspaper editors and radio shows contact again and again.

Who is the target audience?
  • Aspiring Authors
  • New Authors
  • Self-Published Authors
  • Strictly nonfiction authors.
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Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
Start Here
1 Lecture 02:23

Who Dr. Wagner is and why you should take this course.

Preview 02:23
Beginning Foundation for Success
4 Lectures 15:41

Find out why you need to create an author website. You will learn the key components your site MUST have.

Preview 05:17

Why do you need a press release, how to send it to local media and national distribution sites.

Preview 05:00

Discover how local talk radio interviews can help your message.

Local Talk Radio in Your Author Tool Box

New: Book Reviews - 12/2/25
1 page

Author Website Quiz
1 question
Let's Talk Social Media
1 Lecture 06:52

Do you know Social Media can be a GREAT component to your brand and marketing efforts.

Twitter, Facebook, Youtube

Social Media Quiz
2 questions
Local Media Opportunities Uncovered
3 Lectures 15:28

Learn how to partner with your local library to carry your books and gain more exposure. Even though your book is being checked out, there's a benefit to the library having your masterpiece on its shelves.

Partner with Your Local Library

How many of your local newspapers do you read? Have you ever read a story and said to yourself, I could've written that. Find out the advantages to submitting articles to your local paper.

Article Submissions

What a hidden gem this is! Do not skip this lesson by any means. If you do, it could costs you money!

Guest Blogging

Local Media Opportunities Quiz
1 question
Giving Back Gives You an Edge
2 Lectures 06:17

What you can offer to a nonprofit organization, can expand your reach.

Local Nonprofit Organizations are An Open Door

It is important to remain current in your trade. You will learn the benefit of joining

a national trade organization.

Join a National Trade Organization

Do you remember about giving back?

Giving Back Gives You an Edge
1 question
Events R Us
3 Lectures 12:00

This is the first event you have been waiting for!! Now you can put in place some of the other tips to ensure your book signing happens.

Book Signing

Get ready to find out about local author events, book clubs and even stores that will carry your book on consignment.

Local Author Events

This is the lesson that will make you stand up strong!! You will be positioned to conduct your own seminar, with you as the speaker!!

Run Your Own Seminar

Events R Us is about you and what you got from this lesson.

Events R Us Quiz
1 question
1 Lecture 04:16

Recap the 12 steps that a nonfiction author can use to become a local expert.

Recap of the Entire Course
2 Lectures 05:11

This is an audio lesson that gives additional insight on HOW to use Facebook as an Author!!

More on Facebook

Resources for getting national interviews which also adds credibility when reach out to local press, media and radio shows.

Update 12/2/15 - BONUS - Resources for Getting National Interviews
2 pages
About the Instructor
Taffy Wagner
3.4 Average rating
27 Reviews
3,370 Students
9 Courses
Personal Finances Educator, Author and Homeschool Mom

Dr. Taffy Wagner is a Personal Finances Educator who provides financial counseling to individuals and small groups. She also conduct pre-marital and post-marital financial counseling. Dr. Wagner has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, Denver Business Journal, Business Insider, Woman's Day, Learn Vest and many more national outlets. She is the President of Own Your Health Care, LLC where she educates consumers on Obamacare (good, bad and ugly), how to use their health insurance and provides them with alternatives when they cannot afford traditional health insurance. Dr. Wagner is also a homeschool mom of twins who are Udemy Instructors, best-selling authors and Youtubers. She is also a best-selling author of personal finances and health books.