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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 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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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 79- Being Everywhere

Being Everywhere   A great way to appear everywhere self-publishing indie authors is through repurposing our content and using social media. Regarding repurposing, previously, we talked about not recreating the wheel. But to just look at what you’re already doing and figuring out other ways to tweak it and use it in other ways and [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 78- Repurposing

Repurposing   We shouldn’t have to recreate the wheel every time we want to create something new in our self-publishing indie authoring world. When we learn to repurpose, we will be on the right track to becoming real authorpreneurs. So, what is repurposing? Well, it really is quite simple. It’s the same philosophy of not [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 77- Enjoying the Little Things

Enjoying the Little Things   Hey, my self-publishing indie authors out there, we are in an overwhelming business. If this is our side-hustle around our normal day job, then this authorpreneurship business is even more overwhelming. We’re working two full-time jobs and some. There are many days when I don’t even get to see the [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 76- Turning Your Weaknesses into Your Strengths

Turning Your Weaknesses into Your Strengths   I know most of us self-published indie authors don’t have to deal with the downfall of not having any flaws or weaknesses. Remember, people don’t like perfect people. Flawless people are not relatable to most of us. And that’s a good thing because I have a lot of [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 75- Believing in Yourself

Believing in Yourself   It saddens me when I think about how many of us self-published indie authors look for others' approval. We're all scared. Me, too. We're all looking for the world to say it's okay to move forward. It shouldn't be that way. After all, we've written books, right? We've done something most [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 74- How to get Paid

How to get Paid   Part of getting paid is being able to take other people’s money. Yeah, I bet I have your head swirling right now, huh? Okay, this isn’t a nefarious as it sounds. Let me explain what I mean by being able to take other people’s money. When I talk about taking [...]

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