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About Barb Drozdowich
She is the author of 27 books, over 60 YouTube videos, & several online courses, all focused on helping authors & bloggers. Barb lives in the mountains of British Columbia where her primary duties are serving as a taxi driver for kids and a treat master for the puppy princess. Her household runs on coffee, lots of it!
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Are you a new author & don't understand the role of Social Media in marketing a book?
Unfamiliar with social media? Frustrated by books that are too technical? Too overwhelming?
Barb is an experienced technical trainer with decades of teaching under her belt and 27 books published. She has been helping authors demystify technical subjects for almost a decade. She can help you:
- Learn what is required to set up each social media account
- Learn the demographics of each audience
- Learn to be more comfortable on social media
- Learn about some tools to manage your social media accounts
Barb's relaxed, conversational style translates to easy to understand books. Her books have been described as "down to earth," "easy to follow," and "full of actionable advice."
Pick up a copy of this clear & concise guide today and be one step closer to conquering social media.
Every author knows that book reviews are an important part of author success
How do you find someone to review your book?
Have you exhausted your personal contacts & want to explore the online world of voracious readers & reviewers?
You have found the right book!
Award winning The Author’s Guide to Working with Book Bloggers explores the world of Book Reviewers and Book Bloggers. Based on survey answers from over 700 bloggers, this book contains down to earth, basic information that will help every author understand the book blogger world. Although there are many sources of book reviews, this book will focus specifically on the benefits the online reader world can bring to you and your book.
In this book you’ll learn about who book bloggers are and where to find them as well as learn all about these essential promotional tools:
- The Query
- The Review
- The Giveaway
- The Guest Post
- The Book Blurb/Cover Graphic Feature
- The Cover Reveal
- …and so much more!
Discover how to move comfortably in the blogging world, putting your best foot forward. Learn to introduce yourself to coveted reviewers to obtain valuable reviews and promotion of your book.
Whether you are a new author or have many titles under your belt, let the award-winning The Author’s Guide to Working with Book Bloggers demystify the promotion of your book.
Pick up a copy today!
Winner of a Global eBook Award
"So, the low down is: this wonderful, well organized book will assist any author in their goals of self promoting their work. I highly recommend it, both for the almost step by step format the book follows, and for the perspectives it offers. Understanding your audience is the only way to be able to reach them, and this book will help in that." ~Amazon reviewer
"I have learned a mountain of indispensable information for authors. It would be impossible for me to acquire all this knowledge by rummaging about the web. Great job!" ~ Amazon Reviewer
"I found this book to be very forthright, with no fillers, easy to understand and easy to reference. I think every author should have this in their private library to refer to from time to time." ~Robin
Do you need to connect with readers but find you waste valuable writing time trying to figure out Goodreads?
Many authors struggle to master the Goodreads site and many will give up before tapping its true potential. Don’t let this happen to you. With 75 million account holders and almost 9,000 book clubs from every country in the world, this site should be part of every author’s platform.
Technical trainer Barb Drozdowich brings decades of teaching experience and breaks down this “Reader Heaven” into understandable sections. By using a combination of a how-to book and an easy-to-follow video demonstration course she provides clear instruction for every type of learner!
Feedback from authors just like you…
"I found this book very helpful in giving me an overview of Goodreads and the paths by which to navigate what had long been a deep forest into which I dare not venture." ~ Eileen Goudge
"Barb did a good job covering all the bases. She didn’t promise a get rich quick scheme as some do of this genre. She did explain all the tools and how to use them." ~ William Joiner
This book will:
- demonstrate how to create a strong profile that convinces readers to buy
- show hidden gems of functionality that help authors keep in contact with interested readers
- illustrate networking opportunities
- share how to tie the power of the author blog and other social media to Goodreads for increased marketing effectiveness
- reveal how to optimize your time on Goodreads
This book and video course will demonstrate how to create a robust presence, network with millions of readers, and do so in an effective, time-saving manner.
Pick up a copy and start marketing effectively today.
Are you looking for a new way to communicate with readers? Have you considered blogging?
Do you feel uncertain about website or blogging technology or what to blog about?
Technical trainer Barb Drozdowich has been blogging for more than a decade. She understands how blogging to can be used to communicate with a growing audience of readers. She also understands how to use a blog to build a large engaged audience.
Authors know that readers are the key to success. One of the best ways to connect with these readers is through the establishment of a blog - one that isn’t just a billboard for sales & release information, but a method for establishing long term relationships with readers.
In award winning Blogging for Authors, Barb teaches not just how to set up a blog but how to turn it into a powerful tool of communication with readers. She brings several decades of teaching experience to help even the beginner author.
In this book you’ll discover:
- How blogging can help to improve communication with readers
- How to create powerful topics to blog about that generate shareable content
- How to create optimized blog posts that will get people talking
- How to protect & backup your content to keep your site safe for years to come
Through the use of clear, everyday English instructions & helpful hints, award winning Blogging for Authors helps you choose the right platform, understand the technical aspects & get started today.
If you like an easy to understand book that cuts through the technobabble that exists in many tech manuals, this book is for you!
Pick up this great deal today & start connecting with readers right away.
Named one of the top Blogging books of all time by Book Authority
"Straightforward, easy to follow. Most helpful information I've found on this subject. Recommended." ~Amazon Reviewer
"Covering the basics of blogging, with a spin for authors, Barb tackles each topic effortlessly, effectively, and efficiently." ~Amazon Reviewer
"I found Barb Drozdowich's Blogging for Authors to be one of the most useful books I have read in a very long time." ~Daniel
Are you being told you need an author platform or an online presence but don’t know what the heck that is? Tired of wasting valuable writing time trying to figure things out by yourself? Everyone is offering advice, but not the details you can understand?
You have come to the right place.
The Author’s On-Line Presence is a clear primer covering the topic of an author’s platform and how to use it in language that will have you feeling confident of your abilities. It will start you confidently on the road to finding readers for your work as well as confidently communicating with them.
Barb Drozdowich is the author of 27 books and has a background as a technical trainer. She started teaching in 1986 and has been breaking down complicated subjects for non-technical people ever since.
The Author’s On-Line Presence is aimed at beginners and breaks down every part of an author’s platform in language suitable for even the technology challenged.
In this book you will not only learn all about the parts and pieces of a platform, but what the rules are that need to be followed. It will answer the question “why” without overwhelming.
You will learn:
- What is the difference between a blog and a website and why do you need one
- What are the popular blogging/website platforms
- What content is needed on your blog/website to share with readers
- What is Twitter & who uses it
- What is a Facebook profile, page & group
- What are Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram?
- Why do you need an Amazon Author Page and a Goodreads account
- Why is a mailing list so important
- Most importantly, you will learn how to use an author platform to connect with and communicate with readers
This book is different than the others on this topic. It doesn’t try to convince you it is easy to sell a million copies or that being an author is an easy way to make a living. It isn’t an “I did” book.
If you are looking for help aimed at your skill level to help you along the road to marketing your book, pick up a copy of this book today.
“This is a very thorough, detailed resource that is a must-have for anyone considering self-publishing a book” ~Jane
Are you interested in self-publishing a book, but fear it is beyond your capabilities?
When confronted with the confusing, multifaceted world of publishing, many authors make the assumption they aren’t capable of self-publishing, but nothing could be further from the truth!
How to Self-Publish a Book: For the Technology Challenged Author is perfect for authors who have finished a wonderfully creative story, but are intimidated by the next steps. The step-by-step, friendly format will make it easy for you to shake off the anxiety of the unknown and find your way safely and quickly to the fun and profits of self-publishing.
Many books on publishing focus only on Amazon. This book helps you understand the full range of choices available to all authors.
Author & Technical Trainer Barb Drozdowich, has worked with non-technical authors for years and understands how to break complex topics down using non-technical language. She has traditionally published and self-published a total of 27 books and understands all of the various iterations of publishing. Barb cuts through all the technobabble to teach you what you need to know to successfully self-publish your book in a down-to-earth and practical way.
Some of the skills you will learn from this book include:
- How to find an editor & cover designer
- What an ISBN is and where to get one for the country you live in
- How to structure and format your book
- Where you can sell your book, how to set up all the retailer accounts, and how to get paid
- What real numbers tell us about book sales
- What to look for in a self-publishing company and how to decide if it’s the right option for you
You will also have access to a huge appendix filled with articles for further reading, lists of helpful videos, lists of distributors, a multi page glossary and much more.
Don’t let your struggles with technology hold you back from self-publishing. Let Barb help you to learn the language and move forward into the self-publishing world with confidence.
"As a first time novelist who is also a techno-phobe, this book was just what I needed." ~Susan
"It's easy to read and is packed with well researched information as well as practical advice." ~Willy
"I expected to find surface level information about self-publishing a book but I was pleasantly surprised when that was not the case. Not only it's useful, currently applicable and wasy to read, but also fun." ~Lady Elizabeth
Does emailing your readers feel like shouting into the void?
Are you struggling to connect in any meaningful way?
Are you tired of following instructions from the experts but not really understanding why it’s not working? Do you want to get a better grasp on the whole subject of mailing lists and newsletters? Author consultant Barb Drozdowich has spent decades teaching writers how to navigate the technological pitfalls of publishing. Now, she’s here to help you master your mailing list.
The Complete Mailing List Toolkit provides a holistic approach to reader engagement through the power of direct communication. This bundle of four essential books provides strategies for list building and step-by-step guidelines for creating content that turns readers into lifelong fans. Through a series of easy-to-follow explanations, you’ll finally discover how to optimize your use of Mailerlite and revolutionize your author platform.
In The Complete Mailing List Toolkit, you’ll discover:
• How to create attractive newsletters your readers will eagerly anticipate
• How to troubleshoot deliverability issues so you can reach more readers
• How to overcome stumbling blocks and get more readers to join your mailing list
• How to tailor your message to meet the needs of your unique audience
• Why quality engagement matters more than subscriber quantity, and much, much more!
The Complete Mailing List Toolkit is your how-to guide for mastering email outreach and connecting with more fans. If you like practical solutions, down-to-earth explanations, and empowering guidance from an industry expert, then you’ll love Barb Drozdowich’s eye-opening box set.
Buy this book today to jumpstart a new phase of your author career!
Book Blogging - One of the Best Hobbies in the World!
Join thousands of book bloggers in expressing your joy of reading!
Are you a book blogger or do you want to be one? Are you having trouble handling the technical details of blogging? The Book Blogger Platform is a "user manual" that answers all of your blogging questions. A book written by a book blogger for book bloggers! Based on suveys with 700+ book bloggers.
The Book Blogger Platform covers topics such as:
- Essential content of a book blog.
- Primer on obtaining free books, growing an audience & monetizing
- Common features hosted by book bloggers.
- Technical aspects of blogging using a website
- Over 60 videos that simplify blogging technical issues
- ...and many more subjects!
Learn what you need to know from a book blogger with 10+ years experience as well as 20+ years as a successful technical trainer.
Pick up a copy today and approach blogging with confidence!
Are you overwhelmed by the sheer number of promotion companies wanting to take your money to promote your book? Want a curated list of sites that is organized, categorized and explained?
Are book blog tours a great idea…or a waste of time and money? Discover how to harness the power of a blog tour to your advantage.
The Author’s Guide to Book Promotions demystifies Book Promotions and Book Blog Tours – two major methods of promoting a book. This book teaches how social media is consumed, helps you understand where your audience is and which set of companies to target to meet your promotional goals.
You will learn there is no easy button for promoting a book – but there are easy ways to cut through the “razzle-dazzle” and “technobabble” and form a clear, logical, actionable plan.< br>
The Author’s Guide to Book Promotions will teach:
- Why networking is so important to author success
- How to evaluate a blog’s reach
- What is the goal of a book blog tour
- What to expect of a book blog tour
- How do book promotion companies spread the word about a book
- How do people consume social media content
- How to evaluate a promotion company
The Author’s Guide to Book Promotions combines clear, easy to follow information, listings of over 60 book blog tour companies and 190 book promotion sites, a glossary, an extensive list of helpful videos – everything an author needs to conquer the world of promotions.
Does the marketing aspect of being an author puzzle you? Learn how to transform your marketing efforts and reach more readers.
The Author’s Guide to Book Promotions is a primer that helps you think differently about book promotions and helps you take confident steps into the promotions world.
Pick up a copy today!
Are you just starting out and feel lost?
Tired of books that aren’t written in normal language that you can understand?
This 4 book collection puts together everything you need to know about finding reviews from bloggers, creating an on-line presence to network to readers, various ways you can promote your book to gain some visibility and everything you want to know about blogging. All the language is plain English and all the books have extensive glossaries, lists of resources for further reading, lists of videos that walk you through trouble spots and pages of book promotion resources.
Here’s a short list of what you will learn:
- How to find bloggers who will review your book for free
- How to convince them to choose your book
- What do to with a website, newsletter and social media to communicate with readers
- How to set up and optimize your blogging platform
- How to establish yourself on-line to talk to readers
- What book blog tours are and how one can be an advantage to your book promotion efforts
- How to find a book promotion company and how to figure out where to spend your money on promotion
- What is blogging, why should authors blog and how to actually blog
With over 700 pages, this book will start you on the right path to marketing your book. This book will help you understand the world of book promotion and will help you set realistic expectations.
Pick up a copy today!
You’ve finally figured out how to create a website to promote your book—great! But once you set it up, how will people find you? What are readers looking for anyway? How do you fix it if something looks off?
The answers are easier than you think.
In “Website Tips & Tricks,” you’ll gain access to a ton of useful skills to build upon the foundation you already have and maintain your site throughout the years. It’s designed for authors who have very little technical knowledge, and you can implement what you learn right away.
Just a few of the topics include:
• The three pages your website absolutely must have
• Choosing your theme and plugins
• Creating content that is reader-friendly and highlights your books
• Setting up your website so it loads faster
• Improving your website’s visibility in searches
Most importantly, you’ll become comfortable playing around with your website.
Barb Drozdowich has published 27 books on a variety of tech topics, most focused at the needs of authors. She breaks complex topics down into simple steps so that you can use what you learn right away.
Managing your website doesn’t have to be scary.
Pick up a copy and start improving your site today!
Have you published a book and struggle to get reviews?
Do you want to target book reviewers but don't know where to find them?
Learn how to find quality bloggers to not only review your book, but also help you get attention for your book.
Many authors are highly creative people who excel in storytelling but struggle with the marketing aspect of publishing a book. New vocabulary, not very technical, unfamiliar with the online world - all these things are a source of stress for many authors.
Barb has worked in the blogging world since 2010 as a blogger as well as an author. She has conducted the largest surveys of bloggers to date and her background as a technical trainer makes her good at explaining technical subjects - especially ones that relate to the blogging world.
In this book you will learn:
- How to identify quality blogger/reviewers
- The language of the blogging world
- How to develop realistic expectations
If you are new to the publishing world or if you are struggling to understand how to source out free reviews of your new book, this short guide will get your feet wet and help you along your journey to understanding more about the book blogger and book reviewer world.
Pick up a copy today and get started learning!