June 24, 2011
-- Book marketing strategist Don McCauley offers book marketing training to authors and publishers and some sage advice to both traditionally published and self published authors: Don't fall prey to using tools and techniques that do not produce real world results - sales.
"Everyone hopes to achieve success," McCauley states, "but there is quite a bit of hype out there, and lot of advice that is not based on proven facts. Each and every book is unique. Every target market is specific in regards to age, gender, geographic region, wants, needs and preferred approach. In regards to marketing, using a 'one size fits all' marketing strategy is much the same as taking someone else's medicine - the results will likely not be good."
"So many people new to marketing are looking for that elusive 'idea that works'. They all work. However, not all of them, or perhaps none of them, will work for a specific book. Many people, in the hopes of creating success, listen to all the 'great ideas' out there and then 'try them out', one by one. This is precisely the wrong approach. Using this 'try it out' approach will cost a great deal of money. That money will be wasted on experimentation. Not only will money be wasted, but there will also be a terrible waste of time."
Mr. McCauley offers no charge ebooks, reports and video training at his website. All can be downloaded and put to use immediately by those hoping to create success by utilizing proven, common sense marketing methods, tools and strategies. But Mr. McCauley offers one final piece of advice that is especially important to those who hope to create success in today's inbound marketing environment.
"Don't use a tool or method because someone else said it should be used. Failure usually results from concentrating on a tool, rather than concentrating first on the blueprint - the strategy. For the blueprint will determine which of those working tools will be needed to accomplish one's very specific goals. The personalized, strategic marketing strategy is the key component, as it is this plan that will determine WHICH methods the individual should use, HOW they should be used, IF, WHEN and WHERE they should be used."
Don McCauley is available for media interview and can be reached using the information below. More information is available at his website.
Don McCauley is a marketing strategist with over 30 years of experience. He helps individuals, small businesses, authors and professionals create low cost and no cost publicity and marketing campaigns to increase sales. The primary goal is to demonstrate how anyone can develop a massive marketing and publicity campaign for little or no money. This is accomplished by utilizing cutting edge strategic marketing and publicity resources. The goal is always to produce bottom line results. He serves as facilitator of the Free Publicity Focus Group. He is the co-founder of 'Book Marketing - The Authors Marketing Powerhouse', and serves as host for several of 'The Authors Show' radio programs.