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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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • 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

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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.

Who is the target audience?

  • Aspiring Authors
  • New Authors
  • Self-Published Authors
  • Strictly nonfiction authors.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Start Here

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

Section 2: Beginning Foundation for Success

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


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


Discover how local talk radio interviews can help your message.

New: Book Reviews - 12/2/25
1 page
Author Website Quiz
1 question
Section 3: Let's Talk Social Media

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

Social Media Quiz
2 questions
Section 4: Local Media Opportunities Uncovered

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.


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.


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

Local Media Opportunities Quiz
1 question
Section 5: Giving Back Gives You an Edge

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


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

a national trade organization.

1 question

Do you remember about giving back?

Section 6: Events R Us

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.


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


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!!

1 question

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

Section 7: Recap

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

Section 8: Bonuses

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

2 pages

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

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Instructor Biography

Taffy Wagner, 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.

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