Free Webinar: Facebook Advertising for Authors

I’m registering for this upcoming Facebook Marketing webinar. It’s presented by Mark Dawson, who I recently featured here. Thought I would share the webinar info, in case anyone else was interested too…













Facebook advertising works – if you know how to take advantage of the incredibly powerful platform.

We partnered with Mark Dawson, bestselling self-published author and expert Facebook marketer, to bring you a free webinar.

We’ll show you:

  • How to use Facebook to grow your mailing list & get your books noticed
  • How to target your ads to reach the right people
  • How to implement a strategy to add subscribers at no cost
  • And much more!

Don’t miss your chance to learn how to leverage Facebook advertising from the pros: Mark Dawson and Written Word
Media CEO Ricci Wolman.

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The Cypress Trap – available August 16th

Reader 1A good vacation delivers you home alive.
This is not a good vacation.

When Rayanne commandeers her husband’s weekend fishing trip, she knows it’ll take work to adjust Owen’s attitude. She has no choice. Since the tragedy, they lost so much. They need to reconnect.

Without her knowledge, Owen texts his best buddy, Daryl, to join the getaway. The three of them aren’t alone in the backwoods of Georgia, though.

Owen took something that didn’t belong to him. Something that changed their lives. And now the owner wants it back. By any means — including a posse led by a killer dog.

At first, Rayanne is clueless about the item and its value. One thing becomes crystal clear: If it’s not returned, they might not make it home alive.

You can purchase the book on Amazon or by clicking here.

Amazon Pays $450,000 A Year To This Self-Published Writer

Mark-Dawson-resize-2From FORBES.COM | April 17, 2015 | By Jay McGregor

The London Book Fair lands on an unusually sunny three days in the capital. The scorching rays – rarely seen at all, let alone in April in the UK – seem at odds with a closed-off indoor book fair. But that hasn’t stopped scores of page-turner enthusiasts scouring the giant exhibition centre’s main floor, looking for publishers to schmooze, books to buy and advice to receive.

It’s the advice from authors who’ve ‘made it’ that seems to resonate most with attendees. Seminars and workshops are scattered in between the stands – all packed with a baying audience that fire off seemingly endless questions. They’re all trying to piece together an escape route out of the doldrums of full-time work.

One man, Mark Dawson, has a queue of wannabe writers lining up to speak to him as we sit down for an interview. Dawson is one of the self-publishing success stories that Amazon likes to wheel out when journalists like myself come knocking. But Dawson’s success isn’t down to simply publishing his crime-thriller series and hoping for the best.

Dawson has become an entrepreneur. With the self-publishing platform, he had no choice. The tactics he employed to promote his series aren’t game-changing, or even particularly clever, but the scale in which he implemented them is what made the difference.

To date he has sold over 300,000 copies of his series about an assassin called John Milton. Dawson says he pocketed “ six figures” last year and he’s on course to make much more this year. And he’s got plans for bigger and better things for this series outside of print form.

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