Book Review: 30 Day Book Marketing Challenge by Rachel Thompson

30 Day Book Marketing Challenge
Rachel Thompson
Publisher: Lisa Hagan Books

Publication date: December 23, 2016
Genres: Marketing, Business

Are you unsure how to market your book? Do you feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of author platform options out there (or not even sure what the term means)? Do you wish someone could break it down for you in simple steps? Then this is the book for you! Over the course of one month, Rachel provides you daily challenges containing a wealth of information, and easy to follow assignments to help energize your book sales. If you haven’t released your book yet, this book will help you set the stage necessary to build the strongest foundation possible for success. Topics include: *Twitter secrets *Facebook page must-do’s *Social media ideas you might not know or haven’t thought of *Promotion, giveaways, and other book marketing secrets *Website, blogging, and SEO tips designed just for authors This book is a must-read and must-DO for any aspiring, new, or veteran author! Bloggers and small businesses can also benefit from this guide as well.
 30-Day Book Marketing Challenge speaks directly to the social media needs and challenges of the 21st century author. Authors, aspiring writers, and self-publishers can find beneficial recommendations and tools to use in this handy day by day project with weekly wrap-ups. It is convenient to use and is prepared to be in a position to do the workouts with explanations as to why. It consists of social media (even Google +). Every link and task has given me more information on creating a blogging platform aimed at authors and readers. Thompson, who over delivers on the book’s promise, approaches the topic of book marketing with a proficient showcasing of several platforms and skill sets any author (traditional, independent, or hybrid) must develop for successful online, and offline, marketing. She teaches the reader how to craft a REAL social media presence. This commonsense, exceptionally enlightening, profoundly proficient book is an easy-to-follow manual. Moreover, Thompson provides clear, compact, simple to-achieve daily, brand-building assignments. In bite-size portions, she walks the author (or blogger...anyone who publishes) through a well-thought out strategy, designed to create and expand the coveted online presence. Her communication style is friendly and down-to-earth. While most instructional books are prescriptive in nature, she gives you a well-written and impactful dialogue. Her social media and literary dossier speaks for itself. Thompson’s BadRedhead Media 30-Day Book Marketing Challenge offers authors and book bloggers all of the equipment and resources necessary to efficiently and effectively promote the book of your choice.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 
About Rachel

 Rachel Thompson is the author of Broken Places (one of IndieReader's "Best of 2015" top books and 2015 Honorable Mention Winner in the San Francisco Book Festival and Los Angeles Book Festival), and the multi award-winning and bestselling Broken Pieces, as well as two additional humor books, A Walk In The Snark and Mancode: Exposed. She released the BadRedhead Media 30-Day Book Marketing Challenge in December, 2016 to rave reviews. Rachel is represented by Lisa Hagan Literary Agency. Her books will be published by boutique literary publisher ShadowTeamsNYC as of May, 2016. Broken Places continues her exploration started in Broken Pieces, through honest, raw yet lyrical poetry, essays, and prose, one women's journey from trauma to healing. She owns BadRedhead Media, creating effective social media and book marketing campaigns for authors. Her articles appear regularly in The Huffington Post,,, and Not just an advocate for sexual abuse survivors, Rachel is the creator and founder of the blog-sharing hashtag phenomenon #MondayBlogs and the live Twitter chat, #SexAbuseChat, co-hosted with certified therapist/survivor, Bobbi Parish (Tuesdays, 6pm pst), and #BookMarketingChat (every Wednesday 6pm pst). She hates walks in the rain, running out of coffee, and coconut. She lives in California with her family.