Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Welcome Home: The Author's Guide to Building A Marketing Home Base Paperback – August 1, 2012
|New from||Used from|
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more
Top Customer Reviews
For example, Facebook could one day decide to start charging you to get your message across to folks who've already indicated that they like you and want to hear from you. Oh wait. I guess that's already a reality.
And see? That's the reason you need a home base. So some monster corporation can't freeze you out of your own audience or make life unnecessarily difficult. Social media is great. It's a crucial aspect of building your marketing home base but the idea is not to setup base on those social media sites, it's to setup outposts that lead people to your home base. They are recruiting stations. Tools.
That's why you need a home base. And that's what Welcome Home helps you do. The chapters move at a quick clip and provide enough detail to teach you what you need to know without burying you in unnecessary information. The information is presented in such a manner that you feel excited to begin his method. It seems so easy.
The book addresses the topics I've mentioned above but also goes into detail such as what blogging platform Nick prefers (WordPress), what Plugins he prefers (many) and what tools he uses to schedule and automate his presence (Buffer). Chapter twenty-one is the automation chapter and in my opinion that chapter alone is worth the cost of admission. In fact, I find myself eager to get this review finished so I can start putting some of those plugins/apps into place and signing up for some of the same services that hooked me in.Read more ›
The author doesn't inundate you with all the possibilities, but rather provides you with the exact approach he's found to work best. I'm a website builder, and I found very little that I would do differently... none of which would make a big difference.
As self-published books go, I found very few errors that would have been caught by more careful editing. The author uses "Wordpress.org" (source of WordPress software) twice where he should have used "Wordpress.com" (service for free websites).
Writers in this day and age NEED this book. Gone are the days where skill and talent drove your sales. Now ANYONE can break into print, but success comes from the hard work and effort YOU put in before your books even hit the shelves. If you truly want to succeed as a writer, work at it with everything you have and market before you even write your first manuscript page! :)
And buy this book... :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an excellent book full of great advice for authors (and applicable to others as well). Nick definitely know his stuff, and this book is exactly what I needed.Published 6 months ago by JSloan
Great Title, confusing cover.The first part of this book threw me a curve. The second sentence begins,"When I starting envisioning". Read morePublished 20 months ago by Bob Covert
I am reaching for the goal of publishing online and this book is a friendly easy to read and understand guide. Read morePublished on April 2, 2013 by loxystardust
Pretty good advise on how to get things going not only authors, but I think anyone with a small business might benefit. Read morePublished on October 28, 2012 by NYM
Nick Thacker created a craftful concept here! The idea of having a home base online is one that can spur everyone from the newbie to the regular to reorientate their mindset. Read morePublished on October 7, 2012 by Chihuahua Zero
This is both useful and current. Writers seeking a practical plan for setting up a blog to promote a book, or books, will find it very helpful. Read morePublished on September 4, 2012 by Candy
A great book for new authors, or those who aren't sure what it really means to have a home base.Published on September 2, 2012 by Sundi Jo Graham
Having studied this topic for several years, I can say that Thacker has hit pretty much all of the necessary topics to get someone started. Read morePublished on August 27, 2012 by Ripley Nox
As a new indie author, (Moon of the Hawk) I find his book incredibly helpful. Its no longer good enough to write a good story - you have to be a good marketer/promoter as well and... Read morePublished on August 26, 2012 by moonhawk