Are you an author? Promote yourself using the Authors Bureau ECN

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Posted at 6/18/2018

We've all sat down to enjoy a good book and perhaps it touched us. Often times those books leave us wanting more or filled us with unanswered questions. What if we could speak with the author? What if he or she could answer those questions for us? What if you were that author? What if you could directly answer the questions of your readers?

Now you can.

There is no better way to market your work than making yourself available to your fan base. You become a real person. Your fans have questions that only you can answer and you can now answer those questions one-on-one and over the phone through the Authors Bureau ECN - a personal media platform for authors.

Self-promotion is the life-blood of authors. The Authors Bureau ECN is a feature rich promotional platform and gives authors the opportunity to reach out to their fans and make connections on a personal level. While this is beneficial to established authors, it is especially critical to new authors still building a following.

While the Authors Bureau ECN enables authors and their readers to interact, that's not all it does. Have we mentioned that authors get paid? That's right, authors get paid for interacting with their fans. Promoting yourself, building your fan base and getting paid to do it. It doesn't get better than that.

Let the Authors Bureau ECN take your visibility to the next level. You've written a book, you have a growing base of fans -- let us help you reach them.

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The Crazy Life of a Kid From Brooklyn

Bill Morgenstein Bill Morgenstein
Posted at 12/26/2016
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My book will make a great gift for family, friends, current and prospective customers. The people were real and their very funny stories are true. It's a fast reading book and it is loaded with lessons in sales, fashion and general business practices.  It will also inspire a young person in your family to succeed.
 
"The Crazy Life Of A Kid From Brooklyn" is available at createspace.com, amazon.com (42 mostly Five Star reviews), goodreads.com, smashwords.com and for a signed copy (USA only) at the web site: www.thecrazylifeofakidfrombrooklyn.com
 
Note that all of the royalties will go to charity.
 
After you read it please give it a review or even a brief comment on the site that you received the book from.
 
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5 Best Blogging Platforms for New #Authors

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Posted at 12/13/2016
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As a new author you might be surprised to discover that in addition to everything else you are doing you are also responsible for helping to promote your work, as well as yourself as a new and emerging author. This is where a blog will come into play. Your blog will be the main focus of your new platform. Your blog is a reflection of you, but it is also a place to post updates on your published work and any works in progress. The key is finding the best blogging platforms for new authors.


WordPress
Posting a new piece to WordPress is really simple; all you have to do is use the WYSIWYG editor. Uploading images, choosing categories and tags are also relatively simple. WordPress offers a variety of widgets and plugins that allow you to add just about anything you need to your blog. Most importantly WordPress is highly reliable, new and seasoned users have never had an issue with their work suddenly disappearing. The downfall to WordPress though is you will need to integrate your blog with an email service provider to allow people to subscribe to your blog via their email. WordPress isn’t considered a social network, so networking is non-existent.

Blogger
Like WordPress posting in Blogger is really simple; all you have to do is use the WYSIWYG editor. Making certain customizations is pretty easy, although you do not have total control like you do in WordPress, but like WordPress the HTML/CSS is easy to access. One of the biggest problems authors find with Blogger is uploading images is not as easy as it is in other platforms. For some reason Blogger automatically resizes every image that is uploaded, so you will have to make adjustments before posting. If you plan on posting a lot you are limited to 1GB of storage, which we all how quickly it can run out. Social sharing is limited to Goggle+.

Medium
This is one of the newer blogging platforms that new authors will find highly useful, as well as easy to use. With Medium you don’t have to worry about widg

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What is the Authors Bureau ECN? (#authors)

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Posted at 12/9/2016
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Are you a new author and wondering, "So what exactly is the Authors Bureau ECN?" Essentially, this revolutionary new platform serves as "a cross between a personal speakers bureau and an online marketing platform for authors." An ECN allows book clubs, reading groups, or individual readers to ask authors questions about their characters, settings, inspiration, or discuss talking points of the book. The possibilities are endless, as are the monetary and marketing benefits to the author.

And there's yet another aspect to the Authors Bureau ECN: the bureau's membership includes publishers and experts to whom you can turn for advice and information. Authors can reach out to publishers and other member experts in the publishing field for advice on publishing, marketing, and promoting their work.

Check out these and other features the Authors Bureau ECN offers and see how it can help your career as an author. It may just be the connection you need to establish yourself and your work in the book world.

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Quick Leadership Tip and a little inspiration.

Eric West Eric West
Posted at 4/7/2016
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Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/management-doing-things-right-leadership-eric-west?trk=mp-reader-card

 

Be brave. If not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.

Eric West - Showing Up 

 

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Mt. Everest and mega-yachts meet the Grateful Dead? Enter Showing Up

Eric West Eric West
Posted at 3/15/2016
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The Showing Up book has redefined self-help and the bucket list, but it all started with an enticing book trailer. These short films convey your book's message in 90 seconds or less. And they are much easier to create than you might think. Enjoy the Showing Up book trailer and contact Eric West from Showing Up to learn more on how to create the ultimate promotional tool for your book.

Showing Up book trailer

 

Eric West / Showing Up LLC at ECN

https://authors.expertcallingnetwork.com/profiles/edit

 

Showing Up book reviews on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Showing-Up-Eric-West/dp/0578157330

 

 

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Writing a book in an age of snacking tweets

Ray Garcia Ray Garcia
Posted at 2/6/2016
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Early in my professional career, like most of my peers, I read many how-to, business, technology, leadership, history, economics, philosophy, design, and every other type of book I thought might give me the secrets to understanding success and how to achieve it. After being saturated with cliches, storytelling narratives, and prescriptions, I began to realize that none of the books ever addressed what I was experiencing and what seemed to be missing from the narratives. I could not relate to most of the stories from CEOs and the overly simplistic formulaic representations of the "7 secrets you need to know", and the annual proclamations of this years potion just did not work. I was seldom working with people who I could relate to without needing to put on a smiley face to conform to the unwritten protocols of corporate society.

As I advanced in my career, through sheer force of competency and restrained tolerance for conformity, I developed a sense that all notions of leadership where a fabricated myth, an ideology of personality, that devalued the work of the collective in favor of iconic symbolism. This disdain for authority and concentration of power based solely on personality lead me to the conclusion that large organizational structures were ineffective at solving the real problems of society and the economy.

I thought I must fine another way besides existing in a corporate job and leaving my fate to others to determine. This is what lead me to becoming an entrepreneur, leaving behind the jobs that dictated the means and the end and only within limited parameters could any creative problem solving take place. The moment of inspiration came for me to write a book, but this was 25 years ago, it would take a bit of hubris to write about what I had not yet done myself. So I set aside my own impulse to have a voice in favor of finding it first so that when I did write a book I would have something to say that was based on my own direct experience ...more

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A Unique Personal Media Platform for Authors -- the Authors Bureau ECN

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Posted at 1/18/2016
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As a new author or an established author, you know how it can sometimes feel like an uphill battle to get your book in front of interested readers and keep them hooked. You can spend hours upon hours looking for ways to connect with your readers and expand your reach; newsletters are a good way to stay in touch, but most people already get too much email and either don't sign up or hit the delete key without even reading.

Social media is an extremely important tool for indie authors and mainstream authors alike, and now it's gotten even better - you can communicate even more effectively with your readers (and potential readers) through the Authors Bureau ECN - a personal media platform for authors.

While the typed word on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, or any other outlet can be limited and sometimes misunderstood, the Authors Bureau ECN (Expert Calling Network) allows you, the author, to have actual conversations with your readers via paid phone calls. This helps establish a unique personal relationship between author and reader, something that is key to keeping current readers interested and forging a bond with new readers. But beyond that, it's another income stream generated from interest in your book - you set the rates you'll charge for each call, and calls can range from fifteen minutes to an hour.

So what exactly is the Authors Bureau ECN? Essentially, this revolutionary new platform serves as "a cross between a personal speakers bureau and an online marketing platform for authors." Conversations with book clubs, reading groups, or individual readers allow them to ask authors questions about their characters, settings, inspiration, or discuss talking points of the book. The possibilities are endless, as are the monetary and marketing benefits to the author.

And there's yet another aspect to the Authors Bureau ECN: the bureau's membership includes publishers and experts to whom you can turn for advice and information. Author

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