A two-sided primer for authors looking for cheap, effective ways to promote their own books. Many publishers won’t tell authors about these tools because the publishers understandably hate Amazon. If you work Amazon right, however, you don’t even need a website.
Orobora provides Online Marketing Services.
We specialize in Authors, Experts and Celebrities.
For a Free Consultation call 540-324-7023.
Your list is a significant part of the value of your enterprise.
It pays to grow and groom your list.
Like many small businesses, Orobora has been working at wedding our Content Management System (CMS) and our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software into one full-circle marketing marriage.
A remembrance of Judith Appelbaum, author of How to Get Happily Published, former managing editor at Publishers Weekly, and Editor at Large for the IBPA Independent.
I went from not liking Greg Koorhan’s new book,
“Don’t Sell Me, Tell Me,” to being a big fan.
If you’re trying to write your story this book helps.
Decades of wisdom are cooked down in
“Secrets of the Softer Side of Selling”
a great guide for couples or families in business together.
The Staunton Media Lab reveals a breakthrough in assistive technology:
— The ARMi Assistive Technology Arm —
putting advanced technology within reach of the disabled.
Self-publishing is on the rise, but the authors are not alone though they can be as independent in their decision-making as they choose.
The honey badger is considered to be the fiercest fighting animal on Earth. So what kills a honey badger? The answer will surprise you.
Steve O’Keefe discusses the nature of poor decision-making, based on his Amazon review of Thinking Fast & Slow by the Nobel economist Daniel Kahneman.
A critical review of “Thinking Fast and Slow” by Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman, one of the founders of Behavioral Economics.
You can get anything you want…
… even Alice!
Fresh Ideas on How to Pitch
Mom’s Spaghetti Sauce is held up as something that cannot be improved upon. Steve O’Keefe reveals a secret recipe for making your mom’s spaghetti sauce even better. Will it survive his Sicilian mother’s scrutiny?
A successful entrepreneur, bodybuilder, business coach, and psychologist, Matthew Michalewicz, suggests five doors you must walk through if you’re serious about achieving success.
A bankruptcy court recently valued a single CRM database at $1 billion.
Find out who owns this billion-dollar database and how you can
build a customer database worth $10 to $25 per contact.
What is a “book,” anyway? And how did we arrive at that definition? Actor and author B.J. Novak addresses this in his children’s book, appropriately titled, “The Book With No Pictures”. His performance in this video demonstrates something all book lovers know: a “book” is simply the delivery device. What is actually a “book” is […]
Last week The Wall Street Journal ran a piece about building a brand with a small budget. The recommendations from two entrepreneurs were right on the mark. The first bit of advice was to focus on investing time, not money. The second was to have the company establish a trusted “Figurehead.” Both are so important to branding. Investing […]
We admit it: we’re a bit spoiled living and working in Staunton, Virginia.
Orobora is dedicated to the science of continuous improvement. This post explains how to boost your business by 15% this year using simple practices for distributing content and harvesting followers.
Average monthly visitors increased 33% in 2014 at the blog, Childhood Obesity News. If that doesn’t grab your attention, maybe this will: Most of the traffic went to posts written *before* 2014. What’s up with that?
Børk! Børk! Børk! Swedes are so-so on him but the Swedish Chef, the classic Muppets character, remains a cultural favorite. Add one part pop culture featuring tweeting chefs (see: the premise of last year’s Chef), and two parts nation of self-proclaimed foodies and “social media experts,” you get a soupy mix, of, well:
At orobora, we hire journalists with experience covering a specific news beat. We also hire writers with a combination of specific credentials (often masters degrees or doctorates) and superb writing samples.
Bloggers are key to any modern marketing strategy. How you reach out to them is as important as the quality of the product or service you hope they will review. Here are best practices:
Orobora is the science of continuous improvement. Orobora, Inc. is a new business dedicated to continuous improvement of our clients’ communications and the professional lives of those who work with us.
I have smelled the future of marketing, and it is much sweeter than its past!
I recently attended a Newsjacking webinar with the legendary David Meerman Scott.
In a recent issue of The Wall Street Journal, long-time publishing correspondent Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg outed book PR firm ResultSource for engineering appearances on bestseller lists for clients’ books.
Focus shifts from the sales funnel to the buyer’s funnel, social marketing gets harder, and other trends.
Apparently, there’s no such thing as “bad” publicity. Sony sets records for online revenue after a vicious hack curtails the release of “The Interview.” Digital first the new distribution model?
The dominant view of business is one of adversity against competitors. A smarter view is understanding how competitors working together can achieve success. Read the post at Business.com. Photo by Antonio Thomás Koenigka