Follow-up to #Authors #Marketing Yourself and your Work article…


As a demonstration of how to put into practice; and get results from, what Susan Toy was telling you in her great 5 day series, we decided that a few statistics, based on the series, would be interesting:


Part ONE has had 351 views, 104 likes, 60 Comments, 54 tweets, 58 uploads to Facebook, 33 uploads to LinkedIn and 13 reblogs

Part TWO has had 232 views, 88 likes, 57 Comments, 34 tweets, 56 uploads to Facebook, 21 uploads to LinkedIn and 11 reblogs

Part THREE has had 186 views, 73 likes, 38 Comments, 23 tweets, 51 uploads to Facebook, 22 uploads to LinkedIn and 9 reblogs

Part FOUR has had 155 views, 66 likes, 36 Comments, 21 Comments, 16 tweets, 31 uploads to Facebook, 26 uploads to LinkedIn and 7 reblogs

Part FIVE has had 172 views, 72 likes, 18 tweets, 47 uploads to Facebook, 25 uploads to LinkedIn and 8 reblogs

There have also been quite a number of Retweets and re-shares within Facebook, LinkedIn & Google+

Viewers coming ONTO the blog FROM ELSEWHERE to read the series are as follows:

Facebook 155, Google+ 41, Twitter 41, StumbleUpon 29, LinkedIn 23, WordPress Reader 18.

I can confirm that these figures are STILL increasing as people catch up with the parts they’ve missed!

We’d like especially to mention the great comments all 5 parts received, and how much we appreciated people taking the time to tell us what they thought of the series.

THIS is what is MEANT when we say MARKETING and not one ‘BUY MY BOOK’ to be found!

SO – can you envisage the spread and potential audience this has given, not only to the series, but to Susan herself?

smtHere’s what Susan had to say:

The success of this series has really been a boost for me. I’m hearing from all my pals about how good they think this series has been.

But all sorts of new-to-me people have made comments, and now subscribed to my blog, because they discovered me through the series.

Now – as a special reward for all those who have shared, in some form or other, the articles – Susan has generously stated that she will send an eBook copy of her book to some lucky recipients drawn from her large Caribbean hat, so watch out for an email from her 😀

NOTE: If you missed any of the series, click on the relevant links below:






Main BlogReading Recommendations

Published Books:

Island in the Clouds and That Last Summer

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17 thoughts on “Follow-up to #Authors #Marketing Yourself and your Work article…

  1. An excellent series informing authors/writers of all of the marketing strategies from someone inside the industry. I reblogged the series this week and saw a good number of people visiting The Linden Chronicles blog! Learned a lot of good strategies to use 🙂 Thanks, Chris, for your focus on empowering the author in the publishing industry!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  2. Reblogged this on blindoggbooks and commented:
    A final follow up thought about Susan Toy’s recent series about author marketing…the take-away from this should be “give the people a reason to be interested in you and they’ll find your work without harassment.”

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  3. Reblogged this on Tricia Drammeh and commented:
    If you read all (or parts) of Susan Toy’s 5-part marketing series, you might be interested in reading this summary on Chris the Story Reading Ape’s blog. Links to each episode are listed at the bottom of the post, so if you missed any parts of the series, you can easily click to be directed to the section you’re looking for.

    I’d like to thank Susan and Chris for presenting such valuable information to the writing community. And all for free! There are paid seminars out there that don’t offer half of what Susan offers, not just in this series, but on her blog as well. I strongly encourage you to subscribe to Susan’s blog. Spend an hour or two perusing the site and reading the helpful articles there. I would also strongly encourage you to follow Chris’s blog. His blog is unique because it combines author promotion with helpful articles. Chris is constantly combing the net in search of the best and most informative articles. He reblogs or links back to the original articles so authors can read the posts for themselves.

    Again, thank you Chris and Susan for everything you do for the writing community!

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  4. Thanks, once again, Chris, for posting this series and for crunching these numbers so all of us can see the success it has been! It’s certainly the most popular posting (guest blogging or my own blog posts) I’ve ever written or been involved with, so I’m a very happy blogger! I have already sent emails to the lucky recipients notifying them of their gifts and thanking them for the large part they played in the success of this series, but I’d like to thank them all again here, because by spreading the word as they did and by making comments telling us what they thought, they increased the readership far more than either Chris or I ever hoped this series would attract. So much so that I’ve already begun planning another series, this time on promotion ideas for all authors and publishers to consider implementing. No doubt Chris will begin notifying you in advance of its publication, so please be sure to subscribe to his blog, if you aren’t already following, and watch this space for more information!

    And Mr. Ape, there’s a whole Geest Shipping-boatload of bananas just leaving the Bequia wharf that should be arriving for you in about a couple of weeks! Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your encouragement and support! You are a true friend of authors!

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