Publishing your book is only the first step of a long series of steps which start with a marketing plan.
My marketing plan is designed for the do-it-yourselfer who needs only links, recommendations and direction for sources to market their new book.
If you've self-published your book and don't know what steps to take next, I can produce a Marketing Plan just for your book.
This isn’t ‘boilerplate advice’ for generic marketing; but a custom-made set of tips on how to market into different areas. It would point out a myriad of directions you can go, provide links to different media sources for your specific book, and outline steps you can take to get your book recognized. I’ve worked in the reviewing industry for 35 years now, so this reflects accumulated knowledge of the ever-changing field of book publicity and marketing.
For more information just email me and ask (please put 'Marketing Plan Inquiry' in your subject line.):
My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feedback for My Marketing Plan:
Marjory Kaptanoglu (author of Dreadmarrow Thief): "Diane provided me with a 187-page marketing plan specifically tailored to my ya fantasy novel. The plan lays out her proposed strategy in a focused, well-organized manner. It’s packed with fantastic ideas I never considered before, with clear instructions on how to follow through on them. She provides links to all the recommended sites, and to articles that discuss the pros and cons of various approaches. I’m excited to move forward implementing her suggestions as soon as possible."
Rebecca Scarpati (author of Mercy): "Diane Donovan's marketing plan is comprehensive, accessible to authors like me who have no idea how to market ourselves, and filled with resources. My novel would not be where it is today without Diane Donovan's insight and expertise."
James Smathers (author of Transformations): "Just a note to tell you how pleased I am with your marketing plan. It is very impressive. I'm working on doing everything in it, which will be quite task. I had 982 (8 short of 1,000) sign up for my drawing on Goodreads and am sending out books to the twenty-five winners this week. I just sent my entry into the Indie Awards. I went with only one category (First Novel between 60,000 and 90,000 words). Also, I started a blog and have had some nice positive reactions from folks I don't know. There is no question that Goodreads is the place to work on promotion.
https://jamesfoleysmathers.wordpress.com/ I gave a little talk to the Winter Haven Library last month on writing and self-publishing and am now doing the same for the Orlando Library in March."
Maeve Nolan (author of Heaven Earth or Hell): "I commissioned a marketing plan for my historical novel because I think I'm a fairly typical author with no idea how to actually sell. I was deeply impressed when I received an extremely thorough, professional plan tailored specifically for my novel.”
Susan DuBosque (publisher of The Lullaby Illusion): "Very impressed with the detailed and comprehensive marketing plan you've created for my new book, Good Morning Diego Garcia. It's brilliant! You've presented so many unique methods and channels to generate book reviews and get publicity, and I love the embedded URLs that take me directly to the information sites. Thank you for being so focused and thorough!”
Lois Rafferty (author of Carnie’s Child): "Both my publisher and I have been more than pleased with the extensive and practical marketing plan Diane Donovan prepared for us. Since utilizing our plan, following Diane’s step-by-step suggestions, we’ve had a real spike in “splash” for my novel. This marketing plan is not just generic, but really offers a wealth of specific avenues regarding our genre. When we’ve gone back with additional questions, Diane has answered us immediately and pointed us in the right directions. We also purchased a press release from Diane, which has absolutely helped get the book into a number of book stores and libraries. We would whole-heartedly recommend Diane’s excellence services.”
Bob Powers (publisher of The Ukrainian Phrasebook): "I just now read over your marketing plan after returning from a wake in San Francisco. This plan you put together is a TREASURE CHEST of useful advice and information! You did an absolutely FANTASTIC job! To say that I’m satisfied with it is the understatement of the decade. You certainly gave me my money’s worth - and then a bunch more.
Thank you ever so much for doing such an outstanding job in compiling this plan, Diane. I’m truly grateful. And you can be assured that I’ll recommend you to whoever I can.”
O'Brien (author of Taming the Diabetes Wave): "Diane
Donovan is a highly experienced book reviewer with a
strong reputation for excellence. As a result of her professional
with authors and publishers over many years Diane is also skilled in
marketing plan crafted for a specific title—a plan that weaves together
every conceivable element that the author will need to have their book
recognized and accepted.
The plan that Diane has produced for my book, “Taming the Diabetes Wave: The Fast and Easy Way to Control Diabetes”, includes sixty-three website addresses, all of them relevant to the challenging tasks involved in bringing my new book to the attention of readers and purchasers within an environment that has for years been replete with published material about this widespread disease. Nearly twenty percent of these referenced websites offer free placement of e-book versions of a title—a very promising marketing opportunity for authors.
The twenty-three page marketing plan that Diane has produced for my title is focused on the unique approach I have taken to self-management of this complex and dangerous disease, based upon the “wave” metaphor; and opens multiple pathways for reaching the roughly 30 million Americans who have diabetes, as well as the estimated 75 million Americans who reveal the symptoms of pre-diabetes."
Rajesh Williams (Publisher of V.K. Green’s The Tale of the Wulks):
Many thanks for developing such a detailed marketing plan for V. K. Green’s The Tale of the Wulks. It is not only ingenious but also feasible, and I'm sure that it will serve as a guiding star to our marketing efforts. Your marketing plan has also given me valuable information on how I can use social media to promote the book.
I sincerely appreciate the good work you have done for the author; and I'm pleased to say that I've got my money's worth!
Anthony Elgin (author of The Alcatraz Rose):
Since discovering Donovan Literary Services, I have been making big strides in developing publicity and promotional ideas for my latest mystery novel, The Alcatraz Rose.
It all began with a review of my book that Diane Donovan wrote for Midwest Book Review. Soon thereafter I found that DLS was a trove of information, know-how and a myriad ways to help promote authors books, particularly new writers and those who are self-publishing.
Recently DLS has compiled a 15-page marketing plan for The Alcatraz Rose. The blueprint is detailed and comprehensive. It not only identifies the many methods and resources that are available to promote the book, get reviews, generate publicity and identify other marketing techniques, but also includes many URLs that allows the author to go direct to the various sites. Brilliant.
If you are an author looking to further promote your book, I recommend that you contact Donovan Literary Services. You’ll be most impressed, as I was and still am.
Would you like to speak with someone who has used my services? These authors have agreed to serve as references. Just go to their websites and locate their contact information. Please refer to 'Your Experience With Diane Donovan's Marketing Service' in your subject line.
1. Vivek Saredana, Author of Straight From the Gut:
2. Alan Brenham, Author of Rampage:
3. Svetlana Grobman, Author of Education of a Traitor:
4. Deborah Hawkins, Author of Ride Your Heart Till it Breaks: