About Me

Welcome to Authorpreneur Launch, the place where authors learn how to dramatically increase their fan following and sell more books. My name is Marquina, and I help authors feel empowered — not overwhelmed — by cutting-edge marketing strategy.

We should work together if you are…

  • A first-time author looking to promote your debut book.
  • An experienced author looking to ramp up your book sales & online presence.
  • Confused about how to market yourself and your book—and still find time to write the sequel!

For the past 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of working with all of the “Big Five” publishers to help them sell more books—Penguin/Random House, Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, and Macmillan. Having teamed up with leading publishers and independent presses alike, in total I’ve helped thousands of authors to build online platforms and increase book sales. Exemplary titles I've promoted include: Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, Lee Child’s Worth Dying For, Bret Easton Ellis’ Less Than Zero, Michael Connelly’s The Lincoln Lawyer, Janet Evanovich’s Takedown Twenty & Smokin Seventeen, Sophie Kinsella’s Twenties Girl, The Shopaholic Series & Mini Shopaholic, James Rollins’ Sigma Force, Jennifer Weiner’s Good In Bed, Jay-Z’s Decoded, Katie Couric’s The Best Advice I Ever Got, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander Series, Suze Orman’s The Money Class, Jane Fonda’s Prime Time, Dhani Jones’ The Sportsman, and Brad Thor’s Full Black. I’ve built hundreds of Facebook applications, grown Twitter followings, launched giveaways, and sent over 1 million daily eBook deals per year.

It’s an amazing time for fiction and nonfiction authors alike! Anyone who can tell a story or solve a problem can share their work with the world by self-publishing their own book.

But while authors may be experts in their field, they may not be experts at online marketing. After you write your book, how do you find your audience? Who helps you build and maintain your social media accounts? Which social accounts are right for you and your audience in the first place? And most importantly, how can you avoid wasting time and money on promotion efforts that simply do not work?

That’s where Authorpreneur Launch comes in.

The Authorpreneur Launch mission is to accelerate sales of your book, no matter what genre of writing it may be. I provide tools, training, tracking/analytics, helpful insight, and time-tested advice to help new authors find and engage their audiences.

Starting in 2007, I had been working with publishers and authors to expand their social media reach, find thousands of new fans and subscribers, and acquire more media coverage than ever. Then in August of 2015, I decided to take all the knowledge I’d acquired and start my own business to help new authors break into the market.

Here are just a few of the incredible publishers and imprints I’ve been honored to work with:

Some exemplary established authors I’ve worked with include:

And now, I’d love to help you.

You can find my posts about author marketing on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and my blog.

I am available for interviews, guest posts and articles, seminars, presentations, and speaking engagements. To inquire about my availability, please email or tweet.

➜ Want to take your book sales, author platform, and social media presence to the next level? Check out the Authorpreneur Launch courses, and then email me — let’s chat!

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