Category Archives: Marketing

Nov-Dec Issue Self-Publisher’s Monthly!

The new issue of Self-Publisher’s Monthly is out! Why am I excited? Well, not only am I a contributing editor to this fine publication, but every month, you are treated to a plethora (yes, I said plethora!) of fine articles … Continue reading

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Branding & Social Media Networking in this New Era of Multi-Screens

I had a great Hangout On Air with Rachel Thompson and we talked… Branding & Social Media Networking Watch the Bad Redhead herself Rachel Thompson, published author and social media consultant talks the business and craft of using social marketing. … Continue reading

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Round Table Discussion with Master Writers Talking about Marketing: The Call To Action

Google Have you ever wanted to sit at a table with writers and just listen to them talk amongst themselves? Well… I DID IT! Founder and host of RAKESTRAW BOOK DESIGN LIVE EVENTS… John Rakestraw. That’s right, I got five wonderful … Continue reading

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Conversations with author Ann Charles

Google Sharing the love of writing, reading and murder! I would like you to meet author… Ann Charles Your host John Rakestraw talks with author Ann Charles. Every bit of her paranormal mystery, Nearly Departed in Deadwood, gives you romance, … Continue reading

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To Be Engaged You Need To Engage…

All you wonderfully talented writers and readers out there: here is something we all can do to help each other out to grow our readership. It’s really simple and it only costs you time. You see an author talking about … Continue reading

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Content Marketing… The Creation and Sharing of Content!

I gathered my band of wonderful minds together, minus one. We talked… Content Marketing with +David Amerland, +Adam Boenig, +Simon Grew, +R. Harlan Smith, +Sergey Andrianov and Cowboy, aka +Simon Grew. We were missing +Susanne Ramharter… she should be back … Continue reading

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Creativity… Can You Buy Some On eBay?

I had a great Hangout On Air for 10 minutes and 25 seconds… then, my internet died and the power didn’t want to behave. +David Amerland, +Susanne Ramharter and +R. Harlan Smith had great things to say… so, did I! … Continue reading

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Not just any book… YOUR BOOK!

At Rakestraw Book Design and Your Master Class, we want you to have the best book possible. Not just any book… YOUR BOOK! We work with you, helping you manifest your story, your characters and getting your book the way … Continue reading

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Maximizing your Author Pages

If you have a book published on Amazon, Smashwords or Barnes & Noble, you have an author page. Are you utilizing it to its full potential? If not, why? It can be a great way to interact with your fans. … Continue reading

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99 Cent eBooks… Who Gains?

The readers gain a book to read. The writer and publisher get a sale. But, who gains? You have to sell a huge amount of books to make money this way. No matter how you look at the issues of … Continue reading

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