~Joel R. Dennstedt, Readers' Favorite
"5/5: Rachel Thompson, has created a very useful and concise marketing tool which combines with her obvious sense of humour to produce a workbook that is informative and practical. Divided into easily attainable daily tasks, together with assignments, it is also a step-by-step guide to tackling the maze of social media available to use in marketing a book."
~Jane Finch, Readers' Favorite
"5/5: Described by many in the writing industry as a genius in social media, Rachel Thompson discusses several strategies which are often overlooked when an author is trying to get their book noticed. Spaced out over four weeks, you are given a step-by-step run-down on the right and wrong way to go about achieving higher sales."
~Rosie Malezer, Readers' Favorite
"5/5: I have read a number of books on marketing, but none came close to delivering such an accessible and comprehensive package. Thompson's a naturally gifted teacher as well. Her enthusiasm for the subject is apparent throughout the book, and every link I clicked and instruction I followed led to the desired result."
~Jack Magnus, Readers' Favorite
"4/4: Verdict: Social media expert Rachel Thompson lays out the fundamentals of promoting a book using (mostly) the internet--for those ready to pimp their own work, but not sure how best to do so--in her step-by-step guidebook, the 30-DAY BOOK MARKETING CHALLENGE.
A distinctly modern and social-media driven take on the art of marketing books, the focus of Rachel Thompson's colorful text is how to get your hard work in front of the public, using the internet. As the content of this very website demonstrates, the market for the almost endless kinds of written work is a bustling one, filled with talented writers. Being good, like in many areas of life, is absolutely no guarantee of success.
Like Thompson says, there should always be a promotional plan alongside any book launch. This practical, step-by-step guide focuses the mind on areas that are likely to yield results should you be running your own promotional campaign, giving a day-by-day breakdown of things that will certainly lead to more eyes on your work, and with a bit of luck more sales, too.
The advice makes sense, doesn't look like a huge amount of work for the reasonably technically savvy, and - if your product is decent, of course - does look reasonably likely to add a few sales, too. Essentially, Thompson's book is clearly knowledgeable, crammed with useful outside links, and does what it says on the tin."
~James Hendicott, IndieReader
About the Author
Rachel Thompson is the author Broken Places (one of IndieReader's "Best of 2015" top books and 2015 Honorable Mention Winner in the San Francisco Book Festival and Los Angeles Book Festival and 5/5 Readers Favorite), and the multi award-winning and best-selling Broken Pieces, as well as two additional humor books, A Walk In The Snark and Mancode: Exposed.
She is humbled to be part of two gorgeous Feminine Collective poetry anthologies. Her final Broken book, Broken People, will be released Winter, 2018. She's also currently finishing up the next BadRedhead Media book, the 30-Day Twitter Challenge. Look for both very soon!
She released the BadRedhead Media 30-Day Book Marketing Challenge in December 2016 to rave reviews, where it has remained in the top #100 on three lists and is a 5/5 Readers Favorite. She released an updated version late 2017 with many new tips and tricks.
Rachel founded BadRedhead Media in 2011, creating effective social media and book marketing campaigns for authors. Her articles appear regularly in The Huffington Post, IndieReader, FeminineCollective, BookMachine, BlueInk Reviews, and TransformationIsReal.
Not just an advocate for sexual abuse survivors, Rachel is the creator and founder of the blog-sharing hashtag phenomenon #MondayBlogs, the weekly live Twitter chat, #SexAbuseChat, co-hosted with certified therapist/survivor, Bobbi Parish (Tuesdays, 6pm pst), and #BookMarketingChat (every Wednesday 6pm pst) to help writers learn how to market their work.
She hates walks in the rain, running out of coffee, and coconut. A single mom, Rachel lives in California (with her two kids and two cats) where she daydreams about Thor. And sleep.