The Core Program is our strongest marketing package; an all encompassing program that will take you through the most effective methods for creating a branded and powerful online presence, and methods to use that presence, as well as a host of other effective marketing avenues and the tools to use them.This program includes two courses:

  • Creating a Branded and Effective Online Presence
  • Effective Book Marketing
Developing your platform and creating a branded and effective online presence is vital for an author’s success

Creating the elusive author platform that works hand-in-hand with your website, social media, Amazon presence, and promotions doesn’t have to be overwhelming. This course will help you understand and create a complete online platform, preparing you to take on marketing with our Effective Marketing Course.
This comprehensive course covers the following areas of building your online presence:
  • Understanding branding and why it’s important
  • Understanding your author platform
  • Creating an effective and branded website*
  • Branding your social media presence
  • Branding your Amazon author page
  • Branding your Amazon book page(s)
  • & tips and tricks to get you noticed
This program includes:

TWO videos designed with easy-to-understand instructions
SEVERAL articles and handouts
ONGOING SUPPORT via private Facebook group

*This program includes the information covered in the Creating An Effective Author Website course, and assumes understanding of setting up and using social networks. If you do not have any social network experience, we strongly recommend taking the Social Media Made Easy course prior to taking this particular course.

“I highly recommend this course if you want to sell more books.”
Andrea Hurst, Literary Agent and Author

“This course covers everything an author needs to know about branding yourself and the type of platform needed to get the maximum exposure. I give this a five star review.”
Author Laura Stolmeier

“Within a day or two, my paperback book has risen to #7 on the Solo Travel Category on Amazon & #11 on the Kindle!”
Author Margie Miklas

“I followed all the steps for my website and social networks and now my brand is clear across the board!”
Author Andrea Buginsky

Writing a book is what authors do, marketing a book is what authors learn to do, and I’m here to help walk you through the process


There is no magic bullet when it comes to marketing, but I can show you tips and tricks to help give your book the wings it deserves. This program will teach you marketing techniques to bring your books onto the radar screen of readers.


This dynamic course covers effective book marketing techniques in the following areas:


  • The value of sales vs. exposure
  • How, when, and where to drive traffic
  • Harnessing the power of social media
  • The essentials of blog tours
  • Effective Newsletters
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Paid & Free Marketing Techniques
  • & many other tips and tricks to get your book noticed
This program includes:


FOUR videos designed with easy-to-understand instructions
SEVERAL articles and handouts
ONGOING SUPPORT via private Facebook group
COURSE DURATION: self-guided
OPTION TO PURCHASE members only webinars with Melissa Foster


FREE WITH COURSE! Get Connected: 101 Places to Promote Your Books Online

“What a difference this course made. I have direction and expertise
behind me now to launch my book.”

Andrea Hurst, Literary Agent and Author

“The quantity and quality of the information provided me with an invaluable road map that will keep me from detouring onto dead-end roads of promotion. Most important, Melissa walks the talk. She doesn’t just talk about helping other authors; she LIVES it.”
Author, Connie Barrett

“Because of Melissa, I’ve made better use of my marketing time and budget, learned to understand Amazon rankings, and even hit the Top 100 on Amazon Best Sellers list.”
Author, Lisa M. Lilly

“I loved this course, it was exactly what I needed going into my debut book launch.”
Author, Hunter Emkay

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