Story Marketing: How to Have Fun Marketing Your Fiction Book
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You Don't Have to Dread Book Marketing - Discover a Fun Way Authors Can Attract More Readers
3.2 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
213 students enrolled
Created by Leah M Berry
Last updated 11/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Catapult the number of readers hungry for their books.
  • Have fun creating Story Marketing content to attract more readers.
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Requirements
  • You don't need to wait until you have your novel written. I encourage authors to begin sharing Story Marketing content WHILE they're writing their book.
  • You also don't need any specific software. There are many ways to create Story Marketing content.
Description

Your audience doesn’t want another email from you asking them to buy your book. But they do want to immerse themselves in a great story. In Story Marketing: How to Have Fun Marketing Your Fiction Book, you'll learn how to attract more readers by sharing the characters, setting, and other aspects of your story to make them hungry for your books.

You’ll learn lots of Story Marketing ideas like:

  • Having one of your characters write an advice column answering your readers’ questions
  • Setting up a Twitter account for your character and tweeting as if you’re them
  • Sharing photos of the location where your story is set
  • Asking your readers to suggest which actors should play your characters once the book is made into a movie

In this course you'll learn how to quickly create your own Story Marketing content that will skyrocket the number of readers passionate for your books.

Story Marketing is more enjoyable for your readers to consume. It’s more fun for you, the author, to create. It also helps you write better stories. If you’re tired of traditional book marketing and you’re ready to attract more readers, it’s time to try out Story Marketing.

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MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

This course comes with an unconditional, 30 day money-back guarantee from Udemy. You can try the course risk free. The alternative is risking your book is never discovered by thousands of hungry readers. You wrote a story your audience will enjoy. Enroll in the course and allow me to help you get your book into the hearts and hands of your readers.


Who is the target audience?
  • Authors who want to share their books with more readers.
  • Even if you currently HATE book marketing, or especially if you do, this course is for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
64 Lectures
01:38:55
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Introduction - The Benefits of Story Marketing and Why You Need It
6 Lectures 21:33

Learn how Story Marketing builds upon existing and effective content marketing methods non-fiction subject matter experts use to succeed. I also explain the structure of the course.

Preview 04:47

You don't have to become a salesperson in order to promote your book.

Preview 01:37

Learn the top three benefits of Story Marketing over traditional book marketing.  

Preview 03:25

Learn about the four Story Marketing categories and the principles to help you succeed in promoting your books.  

Story Marketing Categories & Principles
03:42

I walk you through the four steps to create effective Story Marketing content.

Creating Story Marketing Content
05:14

Get a brief taste of the types of Story Marketing ideas we'll cover in the course.

Story Marketing Ideas
02:48
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Have Fun Attracting More Readers with Story Characters
20 Lectures 26:54

Do Something Related to Your Character’s Likes or Dislikes to share your story.

Story Marketing #1 - Do Something Related to Your Character’s Likes or Dislikes
02:02

Want to make your readers hungry for your books? Check out this Story Marketing idea to improve your book marketing.  

Story Marketing Idea 2 - Characters Get Hungry Too
00:43

Learn how to market a book with this Story Marketing technique.  

Story Marketing Idea 3 - What Do Your Characters Look Like?
01:40

Promote your book and have fun with your friends with this book marketing tip.  

Story Marketing Idea 4 - Host a Character Costume Party
01:23

Story Marketing Idea 5 - Reveal More Backstory
03:09

This is one of the book marketing tips you can't afford to ignore.

Sidenote: If You're Under Contract
00:40

Learn how to market your book by getting to know your characters better.

Story Marketing Idea 6 - Ask Your Character Additional Questions
01:11

This Story Marketing tip helps you writer a better story - and do your book marketing.

Story Marketing Idea 7 - Talk to Your Character
02:21

Get to the heart of your characters.

Story Marketing Idea 8 - Write Journal Entries from Your Character’s Perspective
01:37

The possibilities are endless with this book marketing tip.

Story Marketing Idea 9 - Your Character’s Words
01:22

This is one of the seasonal book promotion ideas.

Story Marketing Idea 10 - Your Character’s Christmas Wish List
00:45

Are you a big fan of Halloween? This is another fun seasonal book promotion idea.

Story Marketing Idea 11 - What Will Your Characters Wear for Halloween?
00:53

This is another book marketing tip that can cost you if you ignore it.

Side Note - Don't Break the Law, Let Your Characters Do That
00:38

Your characters get all the attention. Put them to work helping promote your books.

Story Marketing Idea 12 - Delegate - Make Your Characters Do Your Work
01:28

Use social media in a new way that will captivate more readers.

Story Marketing Idea 13 - Social Media Accounts for Your Characters
01:25

Story Marketing Idea 14 - Do Periodic Twitter Chats with Your Readers as Your Ch
00:27

Discover the possibilities of allowing your story characters to move beyond your books.

Story Marketing Idea 15 - Do Twitter Chats with Characters from Other Books
01:03

Discover a new way to get more book reviews from your readers.

Story Marketing Idea 16 - Have Your Character Ask Your Reader to Post a Review
00:51

This book marketing tip will keep your readers coming back for more.

Preview 01:20

It's time to put these book marketing tips into action.

Summary and Putting Your Learning Into Action - Your Characters
01:56
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Have Fun Attracting More Readers with Your Story Setting and Theme
8 Lectures 09:53

Promote your book with the help of your story's setting.

Story Marketing Idea 18 - Publish Photos & Details about Where the Story Is Set
01:38

Your story characters shouldn't be the only ones who get to go on adventures.

Story Marketing Idea 19 - Visit the Setting and Share Your Adventures
00:31

A quick and easy book marketing tip when you're short on time.

Story Marketing Idea 20 - Provide Weather Forecasts
00:38

Learn how to help your readers connect deeper with your story.

Story Marketing Idea 21 - Identify Important Locations on a Map
00:57

Is your story set in the past? If so, don't miss out on this book marketing tip.

Story Marketing Idea 22 - Present Historical Information if the Book Is Set in t
02:16

What's your story all about? Promote your book by sharing articles related to the topics in your story.

Story Marketing #23 - Post Articles Related to the Topics or Themes of Your Book
01:37

Learn how to help your readers and their friend become more engaged with your story.

Story Marketing Idea 24 - Discuss Difficult Topics or Themes and Ask Readers for
00:53

Let's put more of these book marketing tips into action.

Summary and Putting Your Learning Into Action - Setting and Theme
01:23
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Have Fun Attracting More Readers with Story Highlights & Related Material
11 Lectures 14:10

Learn how to sell more books at once.

Story Marketing Idea 25 - Produce a Study Guide for Your Novel
01:14

Another method for selling multiple copies of your books.

Story Marketing Idea 26 - Create a Book Club Discussion Guide for Your Novel
00:45

Promote your books and help satisfy your readers' curiosity.

Story Marketing Idea 27 - Extra Learning Can Be Fun
01:32

Take advantage of the work you've already done.

Story Marketing Idea 28 - Share Your Research
01:30

A quick and interesting way to promote your books.

Story Marketing Idea 29 - Post Videos Related to Topics in Your Story
00:52

Keep your readers hungry for your next book.

Story Marketing Idea 30 - Write Short Stories and Novellas
02:40

Use highlights to bring attention to your stories.

Story Marketing Idea 31 - Post Favorite Quotes or Scenes from Your Story
01:06

If a picture can say a thousand words, why not combine pictures to help promote your books?

Story Marketing Idea 32 - Create Art with Your Quotes
00:41

Discover the power of moving text with kinetic typography.

Story Marketing Idea 33 - Kinetic Typography
00:58

Grab hold of your readers' interest.

Story Marketing Idea 34 - Share Short Snippets of Your Book
01:12

What kind of Story Marketing content will you create to attract more readers?  

Summary and Putting Your Learning Into Action - Highlights and Related Material
01:40
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You, the Author
8 Lectures 09:11

What led you to become a writer?

Story Marketing Idea 35 - Include Stories about What Led You to Become a Writer
00:49

What drew you to the ideas and characters within your story?

Story Marketing Idea 36 - Reveal What Led You to Become Interested in Your Story
00:41

Allow your readers to interact with you to promote your books.

Story Marketing Idea 37 - Do Weekly Twitter Chats with Your Readers (As Yourself
00:35

Let your readers interact with you via a webinar.

Story Marketing Idea 38 - Host Webinars
01:02

What are your favorite books?

Story Marketing 39 - Divulge Your Favorite Books, Characters, Movies, & More
00:43

What did you do to research your story? Any interesting stories to tell?

Preview 02:46

Share your struggles and triumphs.

Story Marketing Idea 41 - Include the Struggles and Triumphs of Writing a Novel
01:12

How will you allow your readers to get to know you better? Put it into action.

Summary and Putting Your Learning Into Action - You, the Author
01:23
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Your Readers
10 Lectures 12:58

So no to boring webinars.

Story Marketing Idea 42 - Make Webinars More Interactive
02:22

Ask your readers for input.

Story Marketing Idea 43 - Conduct Reader Surveys
01:54

Listen to your readers.

Story Marketing Idea 44 - Ask Your Readers What They like Most about Your Book
01:01

What you need to be aware of if you're going to do giveaways and contests.

Story Marketing Idea 45 - Run Giveaways for Your Readers
01:48

Where will your book travel?

Story Marketing 46 - Encourage Readers Take Photos of Themselves with Your Book
00:51

Get your readers to connect with your stories.

Story Marketing Idea 47 - Ask Your Readers to Share Their Own Crazy Stories
00:57

Will your readers agree?

Story Marketing Idea 48 - What Does Your Character REALLY Look Like?
00:56

Get started now and have fun with it.

Story Marketing Idea 49 - Prepare Early for Your Book to Be Made into a Film
00:35

Promote your book and do good at the same time.

Story Marketing Idea 50 - Promote Your Story and a Good Cause
00:57

How will encourage your readers to interact more with you, your story, and other readers? Do it now.

Summary and Putting Your Learning Into Action - Your Readers
01:37
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What's Next?
1 Lecture 04:16

How to come up with even more captivating Story Marketing ideas.  

Preview 04:16
About the Instructor
Leah M Berry
3.6 Average rating
4 Reviews
469 Students
2 Courses
Author and Trainer

I help writers and other creative entrepreneurs overcome the barriers to get their books and other work into the hearts and hands of their target audience.

I have been a professional trainer for over twenty years and love helping my students reach their goals.

Like so many authors, I worked full-time (in IT and marketing) and wrote on the side. I saw the struggle authors and other creatives faced with their marketing and IT challenges and found myself continually answering their questions and helping them get their books into the world. In time, I finally decided to make the transition and focus full-time on assisting writers with the creation and marketing of great books and other content.

I look forward to helping you too.