For years I’ve thought of writing a memoir. Over ten to be exact. For the past several months I’ve finally got serious about writing a memoir and am now working on the first rewrite.
It’s been an interesting process. Very different than writing a business book. Yet, there are similarities with writing a business book and a memoir.  Actually, it doesn’t matter what type of book you write, there are “must do’s” any author should pay attention to.

  • Focus
  • Writing time
  • Editing
  • Rewrite
  • Marketing
  • Sales

Most authors are on-board with the writing part, but not always with the rest. Some will write their first draft and leave it at that while moving on to their next manuscript. What a pity. This kind of behavior results in no book sales. None. Zilch. Zip.

Successful Authors Do This

You won’t find me, or any of the successful authors I know buying into this type of mindset. Not at all. Actually, the successful authors I know don’t miss the marketing piece. Nor do they wait until their book is done to put a solid marketing plan together.
Here’s a fact: the reason most books never sell more than $100 in the lifetime of the book is because authors give little, if any thought, to how they will market their books.
What I’m loving about my memoir, is knowing that most of how I’ve marketed my other books applies to marketing the memoir.

High Numbers on Amazon

One area I shine is getting high rankings on Amazon with every book I’ve ever published. Not sure how to do this? Get my FREE report – Hit #1 on Amazon at It’s chock full of great information designed to help you sell more books.
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Speaking of selling more books, did you know video is one of the best ways to promote your books? Not only that, video is a great way for you to build community.
The stronger your community, the more books you will likely get in the hands of eager readers aka raving fans.

Video Facts

Here’s a few fun facts about video…
FACT! Enjoyment of video ads increase purchase intent by 97% and brand association by 139% ­- Unruly 
FACT!  By 2018, 79% of all Content online will be Video ­- ReelSeo
FACT!  Social Video gets shared 1200% more than links & text combined ­- Brightcove
FACT!  96% of B2B organizations use video in some capacity, of which 73% report positive results to their ROI ­- ReelSeo
FACT! Smart entrepreneurs are getting in the game of using video to market their businesses.
Because I know how important video is to market yourself as an author AND your books, I’ve joined together with video expert, Jeany Park for a one day, in-person training in Portland, Oregon on September 12, 2017.
During this content-filled event, you will learn exactly what you need to do to create power-packed videos and get lots of visibility in front of your ideal clients and readers.
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You will learn:

  • How to do DIY video yourself, and make it look professional
  • The right mindset behind visibility for video
  • How to write copy for video
  • How to brand yourself on video so you don’t sabotage your business
  • Where to get the greatest results on visibility for your efforts
  • How to avoid the most common mistake entrepreneurs make when trying to become visible
  • Step-by-step implementation strategy to gain massive visibility
  • Hands-on video instruction, with YOUR SMARTPHONE

If you’re an entrepreneur who is ready to gain lots of visibility through the power of video…this hands-on workshop is for you.  Information and registration at (5 spots left)
Jeany Park is the CEO and Founder of Compass Rose Video, a boutique videography agency based in Portland, Oregon, that helps small businesses to connect with their tribe and create massive lead generation by creating polished & effective marketing videos. She leads a team of talented videography professionals who are passionate and dedicated in their craft, and under Jeany’s leadership, partner with clients to help realize their vision into reality. Jeany started out as on camera talent for 15 years, was in the Acting Company of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and is also a certified Life Coach. She lives in West Linn with husband Geoff, who’s the CTO of Compass Rose, and with their daughter, Hannah, who’s a Junior at Oregon Episcopal School.
Kathleen Gage is a woman of a certain age who is known as the “no-nonsense, common sense” online marketing strategist, speaker, author, product creation specialist, and owner of Power Up For Profits. Kathleen works with other woman of a certain age who identify as conscious entrepreneurs who are ready to quit playing small in order that they can get their signature message out in a BIG way through speaking, writing, information products and a targeted online presence.
Her clients are driven by making a difference through their own unique voice. As an early adopter of online marketing, Kathleen is known for cutting through the fluff and helping people leave their sob stories behind so they can stop focusing on the past and start looking towards the future. She speaks and teaches about what she believes are the core elements of a successful life: accountability, integrity, honesty, and living with passion and hope.
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