Think of me as your Publishing Cheerleader!

My name is Jeniffer Thompson and I am an author, speaker, and Internet Marketing strategist. I’m not a guru—I don’t have some miracle answer to guarantee your online success. What I do offer is a common sense approach to Internet Marketing. I concentrate on the nuts and bolts of how you can establish a professional online presence and will teach you simple steps anyone can follow:

  • develop your brand and fine-tune your message,
  • build a professional website and implement a strategic marketing funnel,
  • write engaging content that draws in your audience,
  • drive traffic and convert that traffic into revenue.

You can start reading my blog now, hear me speak at a conference near you, call me (619-955-8286), or email me questions. I offer free 15-minute consultations, as well as complete website analysis, consulting, and coaching services.

Plus, my team at Monkey C Media specializes in author services. We’ll implement anything you don’t have the time or the energy to tackle yourself: basic to advanced websites, custom Wordress websites, book cover and interior design, logo design, business cards and more—if you need it, we’ll create it.  We will deliver on time—above and beyond your expectations.

Benefits of Facebook Groups for Authors

10/15/2014   |   No Comments »

facebook logoAnother great way for authors and aspiring authors to utilize Facebook is by joining various like-minded communities, or “groups,” within Facebook. Groups are often used to share ideas, posts, tips and to offer support and dialogue within a certain area of interest. I’ve even seen them used to help authors promote their books and to increase their Facebook “likes.” Basically, they’re a great resource, no matter where you’re at in the writing/publication process.

Depending on the privacy settings of the group, you may be able to join freely, or you may have to request access from a group moderator. But, either way, to find groups on Facebook, the step-by-step process is the same:

Step 1: Log into your Facebook account.

Step 2: If you know the exact name of the group you are looking for, enter it into the search field at the top of any Facebook page. Or, if you’re just looking to discover a group, you can enter a keyword or two to see what’s out there, like “author” or “suspense fiction” or “writing,” etc. Then, Read the rest of this entry »

How Long Should a Book Trailer Be?

10/08/2014   |   No Comments »

How long should a book trailer be? The answer is simple: short enough that people want more.

It’s like this: you order a gooey, rich, over-the-top, velvety-chocolate dessert at your favorite restaurant that makes you close your eyes and savor every bite silently. But then you find yourself at a crucial crossroads—do you stop at, oh my, that was amazing … or do you order more?

chocolate brownie photo by Chad Thompson photography

Option A:

You leave feeling like you want MORE, you dream of that dessert, you find yourself obsessing and telling people how good it was, how you can’t wait to go back and have more….

Option B:

You overdose on that chocolaty goodness until you feel sick, your belly aches all the way home; you rifle through your medicine chest looking for that magic cure: antacid, no, gax-x, no, valium, maybe … you’ve overdone it, you find yourself telling people to avoid the caramel-smothered brownie….

So it goes with good songs, good movies, good book trailers. Just enough will make people want more, cause them to play it over and over again, sharing it with friends, coming back to it again and again—they’re hooked. Read the rest of this entry »