Digital Marketing Resources

Welcome to this page of FREE digital marketing resources. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but it does give you a good head start. If you just experienced the fire hose that was my digital marketing seminar, I hope this helps. 

Writer Get Noticed!

Colleen Story provides a great guide to your path to building your author platform and getting noticed. The difference with this approach? It plays to your strengths.  What are you good at? What do you enjoy?

Stop feeling invisible and start attracting the attention you deserve!

Have you been writing for years, but feel like no one notices?

Have you published your stories, only to gain a handful of readers?

Do your marketing efforts feel like shouting into a void?

Veteran writer and motivational coach Colleen M. Story helps you break the spell of invisibility to reveal the author platform that will finally draw readers your way.

Not every writer has to do everything, and this book will help you decide what is right for you and your writing goals and career. Check it out today!

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Choosing Your Path to Publication

Editor and publishing coach extraordinaire Stacey Smekofske walks you through what each path to publication really means, and how to choose the right one for you.

This is one of the most important decisions any writer will make, and this will help determine your digital marketing strategy. Check out this short but valuable course today!

Tell her I send you by using the coupon code TROYROCKS! and get 20% off!

Social Media for Writers

Social media is good for writers, right? Right? Well, it can be, or it can become the bane of your existence and the biggest enabler of procrastination. 

How do you handle it? What platforms should you be on? Here is some advice on all of them from Dave Chesson and Kindlepreneur. Check it out using the button below!

Building Your Email List

You need the right tools to build your email list. But what are they? How do they work? What do they cost? Which one is best?

As someone who is Mailerlite certified, I have my favorite, but I make a good comparison for you here, so check out the post and use it to find out what works best for you and your goals.

Check out the review post here.

Need help with Mailerlite? I can help you make the most of your email software, and I’m MailerLite certified. Click here to learn more. 

There are many ways you can grow your email list, but you can also use it to get more reviews. Here is a post about how to do just that using an author tool called Story Origin. 

You’ll learn how I did it, and how you can, too. This is one of the many reasons to build a powerful email list and keep it active. 

Keyword Research

I use two programs for Keyword research, and each has its own features and advantages. K-Lytics is greater for keyword and category research to spot trends. 

Publisher Rocket is great for keyword research on the spot, as far as what Amazon looks like right now. Check out both, and if you have to choose just one, go for Publisher Rocket. 

Facebook Ads

Facebook ads can be – well, tricky. There are those people who help you figure them out (but your journey will never be complete). Here is a great resource by a friend and Facebook ads genius Mal Copper. 

Mal also has courses on the topic, and while spendy, I can’t recommend the Self Publishing Formula by Mark Dawson enough either. 

But before you go there, start here with Mal’s great book and with one of her Facebook ad courses.

Amazon Ads

Ah, Amazon. We love them, we hate them, and we give them our ad dollars so we can keep selling books. That’s right, the bane of our existence can be explained. 

And your Amazon ads can do better than they do now. Start with Bryan Cohen (great guy, and smart too) and his FREE quarterly Amazon Ad challenge. And if you want to go deeper, try Amazon ad school. 

BookBub Ads

A BookBub featured deal is the holy grail. BookBub ads also can have a huge impact on your business. But you need to know how they work, how to bid, and how to test various aspects of your ads.

David Gaughran has your answers to that and more. You can grab just his BookBub Expert book, but I highly recommend just grabbing the whole “Let’s Get Published” series. It’s affordable and invaluable advice. 

Promo Sites and Promo Stacking

And once again, David comes through, this time with another FREE resource. This is a list of various promo sites that work, and how to use them. 

Stacking promos is a great tactic and something you can learn about and use to have more successful sales and freebie times. 

Did I miss something? Do you have other resources I should add? Let me know by contacting me or email them to info [at] and I’ll add them to the list. 

Best of luck with your digital marketing and keep learning!