Fauzia Burke

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The Six Elements of Digital Marketing Success for Authors

The Six Elements of Digital Marketing Success for Authors
by Fauzia Burke
by Fauzia Burke

There are six essential elements for successful digital marketing and when used together they make for a powerful combination. Each element is important on its own, but when you use all six together you will see a strategy that is effective, scalable and long term. Website -- A professional website is the single most important step towards your digital marketing plan. Your website is your homebase, so make sure it is updated regularly and is current. Use your site as a platform for all other activities. Post your blog and photos along with links to your social networks. Always remember your audience when developing content. If a person cares enough to come to your site, you need to make...

Personal Branding Advice for Authors

Personal Branding Advice for Authors
by Fauzia Burke
by Fauzia Burke

With over 15 years of experience in online marketing, I can say without a doubt or any reservations, that developing a personal brand online is crucial to your success as an author.

Personal branding is new to all of us, but its importance is growing exponentially. So the question I get asked most is, "What's in it for me? Why should I invest in building my brand online?" The most important element of a personal brand is that it helps you be yourself and stand out from the crowd. After all, there is no competition for you.

The essential elements of personal brand development include: web publicity, blogs, syndicating content for guest blogs, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.  The benefits of...

Developing Your Digital Marketing Blueprint

Developing Your Digital Marketing Blueprint
by Fauzia Burke
by Fauzia Burke

Here are seven steps to developing a digital marketing blueprint. Many people skip the first four, but these first few steps are the crucial difference between success and failure. I have also uploaded slide presentations to help you along. Assess Your Situation - This first step is perhaps the most important. Before you can commit to doing more digital marketing, you need to know what's working and what's not. Take a snapshot of where you stand. Think of the following questions: how well is my website working for my goals? Do I have email addresses of my customers? How many fans or followers do I have on Facebook or Twitter?When you are assessing your website, look over the traffic numbers....

'You Gotta Be In It To Win It'

'You Gotta Be In It To Win It'
by Fauzia Burke
From many years of promoting books online, the one thing I know for sure is that each book has its own sales trajectory. Some start selling right out of the gate and reach great heights, others take the scenic route and sell steadily for years, and yes, there are some that don't sell well at all. We--publishers, marketers, authors--can make the same effort for both kinds of books and yet some books resonate with buyers better and more quickly than others. Why is that?

As much as I would love to say, "I know the answer," or "I guarantee your book will be #1 on Amazon if you hire us" it's just not possible. We have worked on many books that...

There Is No Competition for 'YOU'

There Is No Competition for 'YOU'
by Fauzia Burke
by Fauzia Burke

With over 15 years of experience in online marketing, I can say without a doubt or any reservations, that developing a personal brand online is crucial to your success as an author.

Personal branding is new to all of us, but its importance is growing exponentially. So the question I get asked most is, "What's in it for me? Why should I invest in building my brand online?" The most important element of a personal brand is that it helps you be yourself and stand out from the crowd. After all, there is no competition for you.

The essential elements of personal brand development include: web publicity, blogs, syndicating content for guest blogs, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.  The benefits of...

Marketing Tips for Authors: Go Digital. Start Early. Be Authentic.

Marketing Tips for Authors: Go Digital. Start Early. Be Authentic.
by Fauzia Burke
By Fauzia Burke

Anyone who works in the book industry will tell you it's the people that make our industry so amazing. Everyday I work with publishers who are generous and smart and want to do right by their authors. So when I started working on a piece on marketing tips for authors, I decided to tap into the collective intelligence of our industry. I asked them, "What is the one marketing tip you would give to authors?" Of course as is their nature, they responded right away.

If you are an author or aspiring author, I hope you will find these tips helpful. Maureen Donnelly, VP, Director of Publicity of Penguin Books advices that you, "Listen to your publicist. If you are a...

5 Easy Ways To Build Your Digital Reputation

5 Easy Ways To Build Your Digital Reputation
by Fauzia Burke
By Fauzia Burke

Social media has given us great ways to protect and build our digital reputations. Today we have the ease of searching conversations, the ability to set alerts to help us monitor our names, the constant availability of learning opportunities and more ways to communicate and interact with others. All of these tools, which were not available just a few years ago, now make it possible for us to be proactive in maintaining, building and protecting our good name. Here are five easy ways to do just that:

#1 Set Goals I am sure you have done this already, but just in case, first do a search on Google for your name in quotation marks. It is important to see what comes...