Best-selling author, keynote speaker
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Learn from Maria

Smart, practical advice on book publishing and marketing

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Do you dream of getting published but have no idea where to begin? Or does the thought of “marketing” a book scare you more than the writing itself? No matter where you are in the publishing process, I can help you.

I began my career by self-publishing and now have a traditional contract for my novels. Given everything I’ve learned along the way, I’m excited to offer author consulting services to help you learn from my successes—and my mistakes.

Following are a few ways to work with me. Contact me at maria@mariamurnane.com to schedule a session.

  • Workshops (in person or via phone, see below)

  • Hourly advice (in person or via phone, see below)

  • Recorded webinars

Workshops

I’ll provide you with a working knowledge of both traditional and self-publishing so you can decide which route is best for you. I’ll also explain how to avoid mistakes I made that cost me a LOT of money, and I’ll teach you how to spot scamsters looking to take advantage of unsuspecting authors.

If you’ve already got a book in your hand, I’ll show you how to create a targeted, grassroots marketing campaign!

Topic: I want to get published. Where do I begin?

Length: approximately 1.5 hours
Price: $250

This option is a good fit for you if:

  • You’ve written a manuscript but have no idea what to do with it
  • You’re a small-business owner and know a book will help build your platform
  • You’ve self-published a book but have no idea how to get the word out
  • You have a publisher but not a lot of marketing support

What you will get out of it:

  • Working knowledge of both traditional and self-publishing
  • Confidence to choose the right route for you
  • Action plan for the next steps
  • Tips for saving time, energy and money

Topic: I need help with book marketing!

Length: approximately 2.5 hours
Price: $400

What you will get out of it:

  • An understanding of how to build a foundation for your campaign
  • Creative ideas for how to target and reach the right audience—even for self-published books
  • The confidence that you CAN do it if you put in the effort
  • Tips for avoiding mistakes that will cost you time, money and readers

Click here to schedule a private phone workshop.

Hourly advice

Pick my brain on anything regarding book writing, publishing or marketing! Whether you’re struggling with writer’s block, have no idea how to find a literary agent, or want to know exactly how to set up speaking engagements to promote your self-published book, I’ll answer as many of your questions as we can fit in.

*Hourly fee: $165

Click here to schedule a phone or in-person session.

Recorded webinars (on-demand)

Topic: Want to become a published author? Learn the secrets to getting your book into print…and mistakes to avoid along the way

This on-demand course will teach you:

  • The difference between self-publishing and traditional publishing for fiction and non-fiction
  • The benefits and drawbacks of each route
  • What to expect along the way
  • How to avoid mistakes that can cost you time, money and readers

Length: 70 minutes
Cost: $75
Click here to view the first few minutes, read customer testimonials, or buy this webinar.

Topic: Grassroots book marketing: smart, creative tips for getting the word to the right ears

This on-demand course will teach you:

  • How to build a foundation for your marketing campaign
  • How to tap existing and new networks to build credibility and a fan base
  • How to spread the word to a larger audience
  • How to avoid mistakes that will cost you time, money and readers

Length: 80 minutes
Cost: $75
Click here to view the first few minutes, read customer testimonials, or buy this webinar.