I’m thrilled to share that Book One in the Build a Business with Your Book Quick Guide Series is now available on Amazon!
Develop Your Author Platform is Book One in the Build a Business with Your Book Quick Guide Series. In this book we’ll be exploring a variety of ways you can gain more visibility as you develop your online presence. While there are many ways that you can develop your author platform, we’ll be focusing on three primary areas; your blog, your Facebook author fan page and your author page on Amazon Author Central.
The Build a Business with Your Book Quick Guide Series is designed to support authors in developing key areas of online book marketing as they develop online training and coaching programs based on the topic of their books. Building a business with your book can transform your lifestyle and bring you a great deal of personal and professional satisfaction as your message moves beyond the pages of your book, into the lives of the people who can benefit from your message. By doing this, you’ll not only earn many times the price of the book, you’ll help your readers to digest the material at a deeper level and support them in taking action on what they’ve learned.
Here’s What People Are Saying
|“D’vorah Lansky does a masterful job of laying out the foundation to build your author platform. She gives specific action steps with step by step guidance, while demystifying tech challenges in her reassuring style. Writing your book takes a lot out of you, but the journey just begins with the finished book in your hand. Now you have to sell it! The strategies D’vorah teaches to build your platform will get you in front of more people and opportunities. With increased visibility, doors will open.Don’t worry if you don’t have much experience with online marketing- she’s done a fantastic job of giving you the most important things you need to know so you can create a strong online presence as an author. Get the book, follow what it says and good luck getting your book into the world!”~ Nancy Marmolejo, Founder, T.A.G. The Intersection of Talent and Genius – www.TalentAndGenius.com|
|“What a delight to read such a well put-together book – it is going to help so many authors! I love this Quick Guide. It’s packed with actionable, practical steps to guide first-time and seasoned authors to make the most of the exposure opportunities, offered by the internet. I have been learning with D’vorah for almost an entire year, and still there were fabulous tips and action steps in this book that I had not yet considered or heard about.D’vorah’s language is clear, compelling, inviting, inspiring and I was almost torn between reading and stepping right into action! She provides clear action steps that she made easy-to-follow. I am a big fan of making things simple for authors who may not yet be tech-savvy and D’vorah’s book succeeds in exactly that. Every chapter provides enough information about a particular branch of the author platform (like Facebook, Amazon Author Central, your blog) so that we can spend time digging into that aspect, before reading about the next piece. It’s clear what to do, how to do it, and keeps reminding us of the benefits of expanding our author platform.Whether you’re a first-time author, or have not yet published your book, or even have 10 books out there, you can benefit from this guide. As an author myself, I discovered to my great dismay that books don’t leap off the shelves into willing buyers’ hands. As authors, we need to make it easy for those who need our message, to find us. With this book, you can! Bravo – I can’t wait for the next Guide in this Series!”~ Liesel Teversham, author of No Problem: The Upside of Saying No, www.SavvySelfGrowth.com|
|“I just finished reading “Develop Your Author Platform” and picked up so many golden nuggets to improve my author platform. This book contains so many tips and strategies in an easy to follow, easy to implement format. My favorite part was the breakdown of what every author should have on their blog or website pages to make a huge marketing splash so they can get more sales and reach for their offerings. I know that I will be referring to this guide frequently for ways to catapult my already successful business to even higher levels!”|
|“D’vorah Lansky has a talent for breaking up big tasks and giving you action steps to get you where you need to go in the online book marketing world. I have been taking D’vorah’s courses for about a year, and I am never disappointed by the materials D’vorah creates for authors. I read through this quick start guide in a day and was amazed how well D’vorah as simplified the process of setting up an author blog and developing an author platform. I have created all the pages for my blog that D’vorah recommends, and they are essential for an author’s success. I would not be where I am today in my business without D’vorah’s help! This book will save you a great deal of time.”~ Gina Akao, Author of Tales of a Law School Dropout, www.WritingAndEditingToday.com/|
|“D’vorah’s short book, “Develop Your Author Platform” is a great resource for new authors. Her book will help authors get started on their book marketing journey by helping them set up a blog, Facebook page, and Author Central profile on Amazon. Her book provides an overall strategy of how to set up each of these elements of an author platform and I love how D’vorah even includes a checklist at the end of the book to help her readers apply what they learned.”- Shelley Hitz, best-selling author and owner of TrainingAuthors.com|
|“Develop Your Author Platform is a resource I will return to again and again. If you’re an author who’s stuck on how to spread the word about your own book – you need to take a look inside.I was feeling overwhelmed about the whole process. I am relieved to hear that I don’t need to be selling books out of the trunk of my car. With this book, I have a step-by-step guide. It will help me take action on the steps I need to take and the order in which to take them. I’ve been floundering around with this for months. Now it’s clear. Only wish I had read this sooner. It would have saved me a lot of time and hair-pulling.”~ Jan Moore, author of Work On Your Own Terms in Midlife & Beyond, www.WorkOnYourOwnTerms.com|
|“D’vorah Lansky’s Develop Your Author Platform is the resource every author needs to own and use as their first step in book marketing. She explains the reasons why it’s important to put into place each of the platform planks as well as walks the reader through the “how-to” of doing that. The book is a user-friendly explanation and to-do/checklist so no step is missed, from creating a website for the book to doing the same on Facebook and much more. Every author needs this information, even seasoned authors who are marketing their own books. By following D’vorah’s advice, your author platform will be solid and support your marketing efforts.As one of D’vorah’s students, I know first-hand of her generosity and ability to share her knowledge, guiding authors through what may feel like a maze until she walks with us through it. D’vorah is patient in her instruction and perhaps more importantly, she mentors, coaches, and supports authors who learn from her.”~ Moreen Torpy, author of Going Forward: Downsizing, Moving and Settling In, www.GoForwardDownsize.com|
If you are like me and have decided out of the blue to publish your own books, because you feel others need to hear what you have to say and see what you can create, you know that the first step is to get all the information you need on the subject. The trouble comes when you realise that there is way too much information and, because you have no background in the book business, you do not know which information is relevant to you. So, you start sifting through all the available information. If you are lucky you may stumble on what you need in a few days or weeks, or if you are like me you can spend years attending local author meetings, book publishing meetings, reading everything Google has to offer, and still not have a clear idea of what steps to take to get your book out there.
I have published my first hardcover picture book, “Animals In My Hair”, about a year ago and have spent MORE time trying to figure out how to reach the people who can benefit from my book. It was not until a few months ago that I discovered Sandra Beckwith whose e-mail led me to D’vorah Lansky’s Book Marketing Challenge. There is only a week left in the Challenge, but for the first time in my life, I know what exact steps I need to take to reach my audience.
With this book series Lansky is putting together all the tips and action steps you need to follow to see yourself succeed as an author. In this first book you will learn what pages you must have on your site/blog, how to set up and use your Author Facebook Page effectively, what are the essential social sites you should frequent, and how to create an unstoppable presence on Amazon. Lansky writes in a clear and concise manner, but with enough information that allows you to explore each topic further if you desire. If not, you can just follow her actionable steps and start your journey to success on a clear well-mapped-out track.
I want to cry, because I wish I have discovered this woman’s work sooner. If I could I would give her ten stars, but five will have to do. I have not had the time to implement all the steps suggested, but as soon as I do, I know I will be on a bullet train to success. All aboard?
~ Mili Fay, author of Animals in My Hair, www.ArtOfMili.ca