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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 89- Creating Offers

Creating Offers   Hey, my self-publishing indie authors, do you want to take the next step to become a real authorpreneur? Of course, you do, right? Okay! This is what you do. You get better at creating offers. Too many of us just put our books and services out without a good offer. Or, if [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 88- Facebook Ads

Facebook Ads   Too many people spend good money and time to do Facebook ads and walk away with less-than-stellar results, my self-publishing indie authors. Many frown and say, “Well, that didn’t work. Boy, this authorpreneur thing is a tough business.” To have success with Facebook ads, it’s kind of like Stephen Covey, author of The [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 87- Creating A Successful Book Prelaunch

Creating A Successful Book Prelaunch   Writing a book and then launching a book is a big deal, right, my self-publishing indie authors? A successful launch will help us sell a lot of books so we can gain some ground in our authorpreneur world and really make a difference out there with our books and [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 86- Bringing a Book Back to Life

Bringing a Book Back to Life   Hey, someone put our book to sleep. Our book seems to be hibernating, my self-publishing indie authors. What are we going to do to bring our book back to life? We worked way too hard and way too long for our book to just check out on us. [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 85- Creating Value so People want to do Business with Us

Creating Value so People want to do Business with Us   I’ve always preached how we should always be kinder than we need to be. Being kinder than we have to be makes it so that others want to be around us, my self-publishing indie authors. Sometimes, the world is lacking in kindness; I think [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 84- Instagram

Instagram   Hey, my self-publishing indie authors, wouldn’t you agree that people love pictures? And guess what? Instagram is all about photos! They are also well-aware that people these days want to monetize on their social media channels. So they are doing everything they can to help their customers use fantastic pictures and make some [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 83- Getting Social Proof

Getting Social Proof   Hey, my self-publishing indie authors, guess what? If I tell you or anyone else how great I am, or how right I am, you may be hesitant to believe it. But, if you say it, or if others say it, then I have some credibility now. This sort of thing gets [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 82- Increasing Facebook Engagement

Increasing Facebook Engagement   All of us self-published indie authors would love for our Facebook posts to go viral, wouldn’t we? Of course, we would! For this to happen, though, we have to create shareable content. Now I know this is a lot easier said than done. If it was easy, we’d all be going [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 81- Writing Better Emails that Make Some Money

Writing Better Emails that Make Some Money   Hey, my self-publishing indie authors, I want you to know that our email lists are precious. They are worth their weight in gold. If we don't already have that mindset, then we need to shift our thinking to that mindset of treating our email lists like they [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 80- Networking

Networking   Networking is a must. But networking doesn’t work my self-published indie authors unless the work is behind it. Networking is really just an accelerator to all the work we’re already doing. I’m sure my authorpreneurs are already aware of this fact. Some great work to be doing is interviewing. Yup. This is such [...]

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