Publicity For Authors

Learn to market and earn publicity rewards
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  • Lectures 9
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2013 English

Course Description

This course for authors gives the tricks of solid marketing and techniques to getting the best publicity.   You will get maximum results. 

This course is intended for authors or soon to be authors who want the best success with their book sales.   

Before marketing, the first step is to copyright your work as well as all marketing materials you will be using.    

The course describes the difference between marketing and publicity.   Publicity is the vehicle for which the marketing content is delivered.   You'll learn three element categories for marketing that are tied together to make a comprehensive package.   This package will be delivered through your publicity efforts.

This course is based on the book "Publicity Made Simple: Success With Media Relations" by David K. Ewen, M.Ed. 

What are the requirements?

  • Soon to be or current published author

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create your complete marketing material
  • Represent yourself well for publicity
  • Protect the work you own

Who is the target audience?

  • Author selling book

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Section 1: Introduction
Overview of how your book will end up
Section 2: Copyright
Copyright protection
Section 3: Marketing and Publicity
Understanding marketing and publicity
1 question
Marketing and Publicity have two different meanings.  They are needed together.  Each one cannot work successfully alone.  The are effective together.
  • Marketing are the elements that describe why your product is worth buying by the consumer
  • Publicity is the vehicle to get the marketing elements to the consumer so they know about your product.

An example is a newspaper ad.
  • What is written in the ad is the marketing
  • The newspaper itself is the publicity

Both need to work together to be effective.  You need marketing and publicity together to reach the consumer to explain why your product is worth buying.
Section 4: Marketing Elements
Understanding the consumer
WIIFM definition
2 questions
Describing author and book
RASCIL factors
1 question
The complete marketing package
1 question
The Five W's cover other elements in marketing.  It also includes the WIIFM and the RASCIL factors.  The 5 W's are  (1) WHO  (2) WHAT  (3) WHEN  (4) WHERE  (5) WHY

The WHO and the WHAT  are the RASCIL factors describing the content creator and the product.  For example the RASCIL factors describe the author and the book in identifying terms "who" and "what"

The WHY is the answer to WIIFM.  This is the question the consumer is asking about your product

To understand the 5 W's, it is important to review  WIIFM and RASCIL briefly.
  • The WHEN  is any type of time frame represented - This is very flexible
  • The WHERE is any type of location represented - This is also very flexible
Section 5: Publicity
Publicity Techniques
Section 6: Conclusion
39 pages
Detail on marketing and publicity

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Instructor Biography

Professor David Ewen, Forest Academy

David K. Ewen, M.Ed. is a touring professor of multimedia technologies and publicity.    He has been lecturing in the seven states of New York and New England since 2004.   Professor Ewen has been an author, speaker, talk show host, film director, record producer, and publicist since the 1990's.  

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