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About danblanchard

Parent, Educator, Author Dan Blanchard the Award Winning Author and Speaker, two-time Junior Olympian Wrestler, and two-time Junior Olympian Wrestling Coach who grew up as a student-athlete. Dan admits that as a youth he was more of an athlete than a student. Since then, Dan has successfully completed twelve years of college and has earned seven degrees. He teaches Social Studies in Connecticut’s largest inner-city high school. In addition, Dan is a Teacher Consultant for the University of Connecticut’s Connecticut Writing Project. He was chosen by the American Federation of Teachers as their face and voice of educational reform. Dan has authored the two dynamic teen leadership books, Feeling Lucky? and Feeling Good. His third book of the Granddaddy’s Secrets series, Feeling Strong! will be out next winter. As an educator, coach, author, and speaker Dan feels that it is his duty to positively influence our youth every chance that he gets! He lives with his wife, Jennifer, their five children, and family dog, Daisy.

Book Marketing For Authors Blog 99- Using LinkedIn to Build Your Connections and Get Customers

Using LinkedIn to Build Your Connections and Get Customers   LinkedIn is a pretty cool place for us self-publishing indie authors because the people on LinkedIn are professionals who actually have some money. They’re not teeny bobs chewing gum, with a lot to say, but nothing to back it up. LinkedIn is different from other [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 98- Rapid-Fire Book Production

Rapid-Fire Book Production   Times have changed my self-publishing indie authors. We authorpreneurs know that the old days of putting out one book every two years in no longer a good business model for our authorpreneurship business. Hey, I get it. It used to take me two years to write a book, too, when I [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 97- Meeting Big-Time People

Meeting Big-Time People   Smile and say, “Hi,” my self-publishing indie authors. Yup. Smiling and saying “Hi” will open up many doors or at least help start a lot of conversations. And if you think your path might have just crossed with a big-time influencer, do what you always do; smile and say “Hi.” If [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 96- Finding a Mentor

Finding a Mentor   All professional athletes have coaches and mentors. Most movers and shakers have had coaches and mentors, too. Just because we're all grown up now, my self-publishing indie authors, it doesn't mean we're too old for some expert guidance. So be wise, and seek some. What is the difference between a coach [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 95- Increasing Your Income and Exposure with Audiobooks

Increasing Your Income and Exposure with Audiobooks   Is audiobook production complicated? Hmm… maybe. If you’re going it alone, it can be a complicated and tricky road. First, you have to have a good voice, my self-publishing indie authors. And to tell you the truth, my voice is raspy like Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones. [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 94- Improving Your Book Listing

Improving Your Book Listing   Too often our books don’t sell as well as we’d like them to sell. Or perhaps, my self-publishing indie authors, we had a book that was selling pretty well, but eventually, the sales slowed to a trickle. We all hate these two scenarios above, but guess what, my authorpreneurs? All [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 93- Make Even More Money This Month

Make Even More Money This Month   More work done means more possibilities of income streams, right my self-publishing indie authors? Every book, informational product, and service we provide has a chance to become a constant and steady drip of money into our bank accounts. None of these income streams have to be gushing streams [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 92- Making Some Money this Month

Making Some Money this Month   I know making money through our authoring business can be very frustrating for all of us self-publishing indie authors. We try and try, and so little seems to come from it. From time to time, we wonder if we’re really just hobbyists instead of authorpreneurs. Sometimes, the money is [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 91- The Benefits of Good Networking

The Benefits of Good Networking   Okay, quick story. And I’m sure some of you can relate to this story. A long time ago, I saw a fellow co-worker unfairly targeted by his supervisor because he wouldn’t keep his mouth shut in meetings. This co-worker was a high-quality guy, and when he saw something that [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 90- Retargeting to Increase Sales

Retargeting to Increase Sales   Did you know that the big boys and girls in this business love cookies? That's right, my self-publishing indie authors. Every time we do a search, the big boys like Amazon and Facebook, to mention a few, try to use their cookies. Their cookies are little bits of code that [...]

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