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Four Ways to Leverage Social Media to Promote Your Book

Hi everyone,

I’m proud to announce that I’m hosting a guest article, “Four Ways to Leverage Social Media to Promote Your Book,” on my business website, http://www.WritingandEditingToday.com. Don’t forget to enter your email to claim your Top Ten Career Tips!

Debra’s professional credits include:

  • Producer of the Secrets of The Millionaire Woman audio series, in which extraordinary female entrepreneurs share the secrets of what makes them so unique
  • Featured expert author on 
  • Co-host of the Align Your Passion, Power & Purpose for 2010 conference, featuring Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Hines and New York Times bestselling author of The Passion Test, Janet Attwood
  • Co-author of Bestselling book GPS Your Best Life™:Charting Your Destination and Getting There in Style (2012) with Charmaine Hammond
  • Author of The Entrepreneurial Mom’s Guide to Growing a Business, Raising a Family, and Creating a Life YOU Love (2013)
  • Graduate of Jack Canfield`s The Success Principles coaching program
  • Real estate investor
  • Member of eWomenNetwork

Have a great day,

Gina

My Virtual Book Tour Travels to HelpDeskJA.com: Turn Your Book into a Business

Hi everyone,

I’m proud to announce that today my virtual book tour travels to the website of Corine LaFont, a talented entrepreneur who helps authors publish and market their books. She is the only certified author assistant in the Caribbean, and and I would never have connected with her if it wasn’t for D’vorah Lansky’s Virtual Book Tour course, which allows authors from all over the world to network and to learn from each other.  Corine also has a radio show on Blog Talk Radio called “Between the Lines,” which is devoted to empowering authors.

To check out the full article, please click on the title: “How to Turn Your Book Into a Business.” This article covers:

  • How I marketed my book, Tales of a Law School Dropout, with a Virtual Book Tour (VBT)
  • How my VBT helped me double my freelance writing and editing income
  • How I turned my hobby into a business by starting with a SCORE business plan and mentor

I didn’t mention this in the article, because it is personal, but one of my main motivations for launching http://www.WritingandEditingToday.com is because my 76-year-old dad has early-onset Alzheimer’s. This disease has shaken up our family in ways I never could have imagined, but as a result of those challenges, I have pushed myself to turn my own hobby into a business. Writing has always been something I did for fun, but now, I am blessed to have clients tell me that I’m an answer to their prayers by helping them with their own books and small businesses. Owning a business has its own set of challenges, so I encourage those of you who are brave enough to take up my small business challenge to balance your lives so that you can manage the stress of owning a business while you remain healthy and happy at the same time!

Also, if you are following http://www.GinaAkao.com and haven’t yet received your free copy of my Top Ten Career tips, please click here.

Namaste,

Gina

My Virtual Book Tour Travels to SavvyMarketingSecrets.com!

Hi everyone,

I’m proud to announce that my Virtual Book Tour stops at Marcia Ming’s blog today! My article is titled, “Kindle Publishing: Marketing a Book on a Budget.” Please click the link to view the entire article. Marcia is a talented marketing entrepreneur whom I met through D’vorah Lansky’s Virtual Book Tours Made Easy course.

To find out how I published my book on a budget, read the article to learn:

  • How much I spent on my domain, http://www.GinaAkao.com
  • How I built my personal brand through WordPress.com
  • How I set up hosting for WordPress.org with Bluehost, and how much it cost
  • How to break even and make a profit by selling my book and doubling my freelance income!

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Have a great day,

Gina

Virtual Book Tour Blog Posts!

Hi everyone,

My Virtual Book Tour is well under way, and recently I traveled to the blog of Jacci Turner, a talented Young Adult writer who I met through my writers group, the High Sierra Writers. She gave a passionate presentation on building a platform, so I was excited when she agreed to feature one of my articles on her blog, www.JacciTurner.com. Jacci has published three books, The Cage, The Bar, and The Lamb.

In case you missed it, please click here to view the whole article, “What is God’s Purpose for You?”

During her presentation, Jacci mentioned that her blog had a spiritual theme, and although I am a Christian, I normally do not blog about religious topics, but after reading some of Jacci’s posts, I was inspired.

To see a full list of my upcoming blog tour stops, check out my Events page. The idea behind a Virtual Book Tour is that instead of traveling from city to city to do book readings, authors in the digital era can steamline the process by taking their tour online! Each blog “stop” takes the author to the blog of another successful author who writes about a similar topic.

Do you know what your God-given purpose is? Let me know! Please feel free to comment below. And if you haven’t already, sign up for my subscription list to receive your free gift, “Top Ten Career Tips.”

Have a wonderful day,

Gina

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