In addition to writing as Rachel Thompson, I’m also a social media and author marketing/branding consultant.*
Notice I don’t say expert, guru, or any of those goofy words #eek
Here’s my deal: I graduated from California State University, Sacramento in 1986 with a degree in Communications Studies and a Minor in Journalism, and went straight into…selling! After 17+ years in soul-sucking Big Pharma (sales, marketing, and training, now recovered, thank you), I started my blog, RachelintheOC back wow, in ’08. Mostly because like you, I had something to say. I embraced blogging and social media like a dog to a bone. Blogger, Facebook, Twitter — yea! Okay…I’m here everyone…! Now what? *crickets*
Perhaps many of you feel the same. And that’s where I come in. Utilizing my almost two decades of sales, marketing, and training, plus my own experiences in social media and publishing, I learned how to brand myself, what pre-release activities work prior to book launch, all about Amazon, and what it takes to make my four books (Broken Places, Broken Pieces, A Walk In The Snark, and The Mancode: Exposed) Number One bestsellers!
I currently write social media articles for many outlets, such as Huffington Post (Books Section), Feminine Collective, bit rebels, Business2Community.com, and am currently the Senior Director of Social Media Services for AuthorBytes.
New: Join Rachel every Wednesday 6pm pst/9pm est for #BookMarketingChat! Follow @BkMarketingChat and/or @BadRedheadMedia each week to learn insiders tips and tricks how to effectively market your books. Don’t miss it!
I can help you figure out the maze of social media, simplify it, make it work for you. My specialties include:
I keep my rates simple: $150/hour no matter what I do for you. Minimum: two hours. I find we can’t do much without a two-hour consultation. Rates non-negotiable. (Military discount available however.) I take PayPal exclusively. Please contact me here or email me at BadRedheadMedia@gmail.com to discuss your needs. If I’m not the right person for you, I know lots of terrific people who are amazingly smart and talented. I’ll happily refer you. Check out packages and services here.
References happily provided upon request.
Rachel Thompson is the author of the award-winning, bestselling Broken Places (one of IndieReader’s “Best of 2015” top books and 2015 Honorable Mention Winner in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Book Festivals), and the multi award-winning Broken Pieces, as well as two additional humor books, A Walk In The Snark and Mancode: Exposed. Rachel is represented by literary agent Lisa Hagan, and published by ShadowTeamsNYC.
She released the BadRedhead Media 30-Day Book Marketing Challenge in December, 2016 to rave reviews.
She owns BadRedhead Media, creating effective social media and book marketing campaigns for authors. Her articles appear regularly in The Huffington Post, IndieReader.com, The San Francisco Book Review (BadRedhead Says…), bitrebels.com, and Self-Publishers Monthly, FeminineCollective.com, Medium, and Mogul.
Not just an advocate for sexual abuse survivors, Rachel is the creator and founder of the hashtag phenomenon #MondayBlogs, the weekly live Twitter chat, #SexAbuseChat, co-hosted with certified therapist/survivor, Bobbi Parish (every Tuesday, 6pm pst/9pm est), and #BookMarketingChat (every Wednesday 6pm pst/9pm est), helping authors learn all kinds of great tips to market their books!
She hates walks in the rain, running out of coffee, and coconut. She lives in California with her family.
*Please note: Rachel is NOT a reviewer. However, she suggests you check out the Book Bloggers List to discover reviewers for your genre.
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