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The Hub and Outpost Method of Social Media Marketing Webinar
Do you feel like you’re on the social media hamster wheel?
Spinning fast and going nowhere?
Do you find social media confusing and crazy-making?
Do you find yourself asking questions like these?
What’s it all about?
Do I have to be visible on all these sites?
Isn’t this going to take a whole lot of time?
Am I going to get any real results from all this?
If you do, you’re not alone. If you talk to other authors you’ll find that lots of us are trying to work out the best way to deal with social media “craziness.”
Not only that, the whole world of social media just keeps changing.
Facebook changes their interface about every 10 minutes
New sites spring up almost overnight and become giants, like TikTok
Everybody keeps telling you you have to market your books yourself
What’s a busy author to do? How can you make sense of it all?
Don’t despair! I’ve got a simple, strategic plan for using social media that any author can use, no matter what she writes about.
I call it the Hub and Outpost Method for Social Media Marketing.
(Okay, I didn’t make up that name, but I love the plan!)
It’s a simple, easy-to-understand system that will:
show you how to pick the right social media sites
make sure that you’re not just wasting your time
help you grow your following in a logical way
keep you sane with a common-sense approach to social media book marketing
Dozens of enthusiastic authors have attended this webinar and learned this system that will help you make the most of all the hard work you put into your books.
And they loved it. I was thrilled to get feedback like this:
Thanks @jfbookman and @ibpa for a great webinar today – such valuable info. We really appreciate it! —ArielandShya
… and this:
@jfbookman @ibpa Your webinar was filled with great information and tactics I can use immediately. Thanks so much. —Monica Barrois
… and even this:
“This was one of the best webinars yet! (Joel) was so encouraging and confident… it just made me feel good to listen to him.”—Pat Garrison
Now this training is available to you, so you can use this method to make sense of your own social media efforts.
Joel Friedlander, The Book Designer
About the Founder: Joel Friedlander’s blog, TheBookDesigner.com, has become a leading resource for authors, publishers and designers on book design and the best practices for self-publishing. It has been named a top blog for writers by Writers Digest Magazine, the Alliance of Independent Authors and many others.
His articles are featured on websites and in print publications including Writer’s Digest, Publetariat, The Self-Publishing Review, Kindle Nation Daily, The RIT Open Publishing Lab and the IBPA Independent. He is an expert contributor for Amazon’s CreateSpace community, and as a trusted industry resource, Joel has been called “the best teacher for new self-publishers” on the internet.
What People Are Saying…
“Joel, your teaching materials are tremendous help to me. They cover virtually every area I need.”—Joseph P., Chicago, IL
“Your advice is a tremendous help to independent publishers but will help all authors who want their books to succeed.”—Mike Larsen, Larsen-Pomada Literary Agency, San Francisco, CA
“I cannot say enough about Joel. Every day I’m in awe at how he shows one how to make the self-publishing process simple.”—Sylvia Hubbard, founder of The Michigan Literary Network, Detroit, MI
“I have been able to go from being stuck and not knowing what to do with my completed manuscript, to having a well-prepared book that is ready for self-pub.”—Margo Gallagher, Petaluma, CA
“My first book, The Book of Palms, just won the IPBA Benjamin Franklin “Book of the Year Awards” Silver Medal for 2011. Without Joel’s help my book would never have been published. Thank you Joel!”—Tom Millea, Carmel CA
“I’m new to the self publishing arena and I find myself coming back to Joel’s website, information and vast resources time and time again.”—Annette Elton, Longmont, Colorado
“So you’ve written a book, you’ve published it—now what? If you’re lucky, you find out about Joel. He’s helped me avoid many of the pitfalls of self-publishing, from layout mistakes in ebooks to acting gauche while you’re trying to get the word out.”—Henning Bauer, San Francisco, CA
“Joel does a spectacular job of creating an overall perspective, combined with the best practices, details, examples, steps, techniques, etc. of the specific tasks that need to be D&D–either Done by the author or Delegated to someone who does it. I appreciated his ability to effectively teach to different experience levels, without overwhelming newcomers or boring experienced types.”—Roger C. Parker
“You have the most comprehensive and up-to‐date blog on self-publishing on the internet. I read you all the time and always learn so much. Thank you for the work that you do—it makes my life a lot easier.” —Janet Bennett, Vermillion, OH
“The clarity of your writing combined with the obvious insight is what I valued most as, to me, that seemed to be your most unique trait or value.” —Joe Reisinger, Placencia, Stann Creek District, Belize
“Joel, thanks so much for your information which proved to be quite helpful starting out! It is so easy when you have an expert going along before you to ensure you’re making the correct steps.” —PJ, Peoria USA
“Joel, Your posts have become invaluable to me—I would not miss even one. Your information has expanded significantly the direction (and success) of our business. Keep up the great work!” —John Harding, IDKPress, Los Angeles, CA
“I have just begun receiving Joel’s blog. It is by far the most informative site for self-publishers that I have found anywhere. I look forward to receiving it each day.” —Will Gibson, Pacific Grove, California
“Joel is full to the brim with great information for authors of all kinds. I wouldn’t dare limit his knowledge to only those who want to self-publish. I think you’ll be impressed with the way his mind works and, not to mention, his calm approach.” —Paul Larosa, CBS News, New York, NY
“Joel is a fountain of useful information. And he is willing to share it time and again.” —Eugene A. Miller, Mill Valley, California
“If you go to only one place for help with your book, Joel’s web site should be it.” —Peter S. Hart, Oakfield, New York
“Joel, your teaching is superb!” —P.I. Barrington, Los Angeles, CA
“Your blog is one that I have bookmarked and subscribed to. Not only do I get timely advice as an author, but your archives are full of rich, go-to info for every publishing issue I run across.” —Tony Eldridge, Forney, TX
“Joel, your articles consistently deliver more comprehensive information than I could ask for. The publishing industry is fragmented and polarized as it rumbles through the biggest transition of our time, and you manage to straddle every issue.” —Suzanna Stinnett, Sausalito, California
“I’ve always found your articles full of wisdom; I never come away empty-handed, and considering I read an awful lot, particularly on the internet, that’s a solid compliment.” —Hazel, Brisbane, Australia
“Joel, when it comes to self-publishing there are very few who compare to the value, insight and clarity you provide. Yes, I bookmark many sites… but your site has a permanent hot-button on my toolbar! You’re that important to my success. Thank you.” —Jaime Buckley, South Jordan, UT
“Joel, I can’t tell you how happy I was to find your blog. It’s been such a help to me! In a world full of “rah rah” and “you can do it,” it has been wonderful to find so much actual PRACTICAL advice on things most others don’t talk about.” — Jaimi Sorrell, Memphis, TN
“Joel, I always look forward to your daily posts. They are consistently interesting and useful for the start up self-publisher.” —David Johnson, Minneapolis, MN
“For me, you have really made indie publishing accessible… Thanks.” —Jackie, Bath, UK
“Fantastic job, Joel. You make everything clear and simple.” —Susan Russo Anderson, Chicago
“Joel, Your daily blog posts have saved me countless hours, not to mention money, of wasted effort by clarifying important topics or simply making me aware of issues authors new to self‐publishing have never considered.” —Kevin Sivils, Katy, Texas
“Joel, your blog posts and book have been like AAA road maps and tour guides for this traveler on the journey of self-publishing.” —Clay Clarkson, Monument, CO
“There is no one I know who does just what (Joel) does, or who could do it any better.” —James DenBoer, Sacramento, CA
“Joel, you are my go-to person for anything I need to know on self‐publishing. No one explains it all as well as you. Thank you!” —Marcia Richards, Oneonta, NY
“Joel, I always benefit from the concise information you provide. Thanks very much for your ongoing encouragement, and for sharing your expertise during this era of quantum shifts in the publishing industry.” —Marcia Quinn Noren, Soquel, CA
“Joel, you exude common sense in a polished, practical package. Thanks.” —C. C. Hope Clark, Chapin, SC
“Joel’s writing style is clear and easy to understand. Add in his wealth of knowledge and his blog is a must for anyone interested in self-publishing.” —Judy Baker, Sonoma, CA
“Joel, I’m enormously grateful for all that I’ve learned about internet marketing and so many other related topics you’ve written about. I’ve been a fan for a year and will continue with you as long as you’re writing. Thanks so much.” —Joan Chamberlain, Chesterfield, MO
“Joel knows how to get to the heart of the matter. His examples and how-tos are meaty and relevant; he’s seasoned and knows his material inside and out. Would openly endorse anything that he puts his name on.” —Dr. Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd, Denver, CO
“This is the most informative, accurate, and helpful online source for self-publishers that there is.” —Roemer McPhee, New York, NY
“Joel’s blog is one of the most valuable resources for self‐publishers on the web. Even if you have no intention of getting into the nitty-gritty of designing your book, Joel still provides budding authors/publishers with all the tools they will need.” —Deb Dorchak, Las Vegas, NV
“Joel, your reverse method for self publishing was really a great help to me and I am already making good use of it.” —Bill Benitez, Austin, TX
“Joel, your advice and tips are golden! If it had not been for your online resources, I’d never have achieved my dream of seeing myself in print. My book is ranked Top 10 in several Amazon beauty/fashion categories!” —Audrey, Houston, TX
Want to stop spinning your wheels and get started being productive? Here’s the link again: