Empowering Modern Authors

Introducing Author Teams | by Laurence O'Bryan

The biggest struggle most modern writers face after they’ve written a book is selling it. Like many other authors, you’ve probably tried a bunch of marketing tactics to build your readership.


And like most writers, you’ve probably struggled with getting book sales without spending big on ads.

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Here's my story.


When I started promoting authors and books to my followers in 2012 I did it for free.

I believed that what goes around comes around. I still do. I believe in you. I ignore and forget evidence to the contrary. That's who I am.

I started charging low fees in 2013, as I needed to pay web site hosting fees and either get a job or do book promotion full time.

I decided that my twenty five years in sales and marketing could be useful to authors.
But the marketing landscape for authors is changing. Email marketing services such as BookBub are being dominated by traditional publishers, who are also dropping the ebook/Kindle prices for their back lists.

It's time for indie and small press authors to stand together.

Our Author Teams are one way you can do that. The commitment is small and the potential rewards huge.

And we will be giving away free prizes, including money to spend at Amazon and free book promotion services. The idea is occasional collaboration with other authors in your genre, who are willing to promote your book, in exchange for you promoting theirs.

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You will NOT be giving your contacts to other authors or to BooksGoSocial at any time with this program. This is not about being forced to do things you are not comfortable with either.

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Only promote books you are happy to promote. Our Author Team system has developed from the collaboration authors are delivering in the BooksGoSocial Author and Reader Groups on Facebook, which between them have almost 30,000 members, and the author promotion work we do on Twitter and by email and on our blog.

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If you want to sign up now to become a team member for free click here. You won't regret it.

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If you want to learn more about collaboration and the team system take the mini course detailed below by clicking the Enroll button at the top of this page.


Here's some real reviews about us:




What we are doing is connecting modern authors, who have built a following on one or more online channels into teams.


Sure, you can join a Twitter team or a Facebook event or an email sharing system elsewhere, but no one else has a system that combines a blog tour with a Twitter sharing system with a Facebook posting system with an email collaboration system from WILLING authors.


If you want to sign up now to become a team member click here. If you want to learn more about collaboration and the team system take the mini course by clicking the Enroll button at the top of this page.


In 15 minutes you’ll learn:

  • How collaboration helps thousands of businesses in the physical world,

  • How you can benefit from working together with other authors,

  • How you can increase your marketing reach fast, for free,

  • How the Author Teams work.


If you’re looking to build your readership you won't want to miss this.


This will expand your reach on social media, through your blog or by email in a way that will be fun and productive.


Our additional optional training courses for authors on how to make the most of each online marketing platform will help you if you are new to the tools or simply want to get it all right for your team.


If you want to sign up now to become a team member click here. If you want to learn more about collaboration and the team system take the mini course by clicking the Enroll button at the top of this page.



Laurence O'Bryan
Laurence O'Bryan
Founder BooksGoSocial & the Dublin Writers Conference

I founded BooksGoSocial.com in 2013 after being traditionally published, by Harper Collins, and translated into 10 languages. I found myself with a huge online following and decided to help other authors find readers.

Before getting published I was the international sales director for a software company. I spent 25 years in sales, sales management and training. I was teaching sales and marketing skills from 1998 in London, trained as a facilitator in Phoenix, Arizona, in 2005 and also gained a facilitation qualification in Dublin in 2012.

I am a board member of the Irish Writers Center, a committee member of the Irish Writers Union and the founder of the Dublin Writers Conference.

I live in Dublin, near the Dublin mountains, from where I commute to our office in the literary heart of the city.

What's Included

Content 1
00:25
Turning On To Collaboration
Content 2
03:38
Coopetition
Content 3
03:13
Making It Work
End
01:06
Closing Slide
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Reviews (5)

Looking Forward!

by Linda Zupancic
I love the collaboration idea. I have not finished my novel yet as I am in recovery from my 2nd concussion which had brought everything to a halt 9 months ago. I have been working on my platform with twitter, blog and Facebook, when I can, which seems to be less intense for the brain at this time. So, I am looking forward to being part of a historical/fiction group when I finish my novel.

Co-opetition

by Carmel Audsley
It makes perfect sense that people selling compatible products would advertise or promote together. The idea of 'co-opetition', authors promoting other authors, should draw readers to the 'shops' where they can browse.

Good overview of the new program

by April Brown
Good overview of the new program. My concern as a person with few followers on any platform - if all the people I am grouped with several others who also have few followers, we are not very likely to improve our reach. The way to help those with a reach of 20 or less, would best be to pair them with someone who is somewhat successful. My goal is to sell more than two books a month. That's rare. Hoping to be paired with someone who has a newsletter list that has at least 20 active members, preferably more. It's very difficult to find newsletter readers these days. And very difficult when the only part of the process we have any control over is the writing. Convincing people to read an buy is very challenging.
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Looking Forward!

by Linda Zupancic
I love the collaboration idea. I have not finished my novel yet as I am in recovery from my 2nd concussion which had brought everything to a halt 9 months ago. I have been working on my platform with twitter, blog and Facebook, when I can, which seems to be less intense for the brain at this time. So, I am looking forward to being part of a historical/fiction group when I finish my novel.

Co-opetition

by Carmel Audsley
It makes perfect sense that people selling compatible products would advertise or promote together. The idea of 'co-opetition', authors promoting other authors, should draw readers to the 'shops' where they can browse.

Good overview of the new program

by April Brown
Good overview of the new program. My concern as a person with few followers on any platform - if all the people I am grouped with several others who also have few followers, we are not very likely to improve our reach. The way to help those with a reach of 20 or less, would best be to pair them with someone who is somewhat successful. My goal is to sell more than two books a month. That's rare. Hoping to be paired with someone who has a newsletter list that has at least 20 active members, preferably more. It's very difficult to find newsletter readers these days. And very difficult when the only part of the process we have any control over is the writing. Convincing people to read an buy is very challenging.

by Angela Stevens
This sounds a great idea. Good clear instructions

Effective made me curious

by Joanne Doucette
Excellent, concise, informative, I like the ideas