Rachel Thompson is the author of newly released BadRedhead Media 30-Day Book Marketing Challenge: How to energize your book sales in a month - created to help authors market their book. She is also the author of Broken Places (one of IndieReader's "Best of 2015" top books and 2015 Honorable Mention Winner in the San Francisco Book Festival), and the multi award-winning Broken Pieces, as well as two additional humor books, A Walk In The Snark and Mancode: Exposed. 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…), 12Most.com, BookPromotion.com, and Self-Publishers Monthly. Not just an advocate for sexual abuse survivors, Rachel is the creator and founder of the hashtag phenomenon #MondayBlogs, #BookMarketingChat (co-hosted with Melissa Flickinger) and #SexAbuseChat, co-hosted with certified therapist/survivor, Bobbi Parish all live Twitter chats. She hates walks in the rain, running out of coffee, and coconut. She lives in California with her family.
HAS TWITTER LOST ITS MOJO, BABY? Or have you? If you’ve read my last few posts or heck, read your stream lately (or listened to anyone on Facebook), it certainly seems so; what with the hackers, spammers, automation, and, as someone (whom I greatly respect) said recently in an article, ‘branding is ruining […]
Before you freak out, read the post. (Don’t worry, my mama raised me right.) Michael Brenner talked this week about thanking people on Twitter and was kind enough to mention me personally and the article I wrote for Jorgen Poulsen and his site, Catalyst Partnership. A nice fella commented here on my BadRedheadMedia […]
LINK REHAB. THE FIRST STEP: ADMITTING YOU NEED HELP. People use links like crack on Twitter. Which is great! How else can we find out about all this cool, great stuff? Like charitable causes (seen Caine’s Arcade yet), art, amazing peeps, and yes, great books. We, as authors, must promote our books. If […]
(*Please note: this post originally appeared in 2012. I now have three books out.) My two books were free for three days over Easter weekend. So were 4,999 others. So, how’d I do? Results: I had almost 50,000 downloads between the two and as I write this, A Walk In The Snark is #1 on […]
Many people who are new to Twitter are unaware of lists. Actually, I should amend that. They may be aware of them but are frightened and run away from them, scared they might bite or blow up. In fact, in a survey of Twitter’s own employees, less than half used lists! And in the […]
THE TOP SIX REASONS NO ONE IS FOLLOWING YOU BACK A very nice older man asked me recently on Twitter why people weren’t following him back. I offered to look at his stream and see what I could see. There were several things going on that were potential ‘turn-offs.’ He was a nice […]
In addition to writing, I’m also a social media consultant. Notice I don’t say expert, guru, or any of those goofy words #thankgod Here’s my deal: I started my blog back wow, now about four years ago in ’08. Mostly because like you, I had something to say. And after hanging all day with my […]