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In today’s world of marketing, one of the important aspects of marketing is the social media platform. This marketing tool applies to a variety of professions. However, the practicalities of Internet life can be tricky for many, not everyone is computer savvy and would prefer to solely focus on their craft or they have a tight budget but need help in this arena. How does one market their own work if they have little money or they don’t understand how the market works or both? There are so many entities out there charging fees that are not doable for most or they promise what they cannot deliver. Stephanie Hopkins has created L.A.P. It Marketing to tailor to these needs and much more.

L.A.P. stands for Literature, Art and Photography. She has a passion for these arts and knows firsthand the continual changes in marketing and how to reach an audience. Stephanie has designed a social media platform that reaches out to a diverse audience.

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The publishing industry is continuously evolving. Social media plays a pivotal role in marketing authors, unpublished writers, publishing houses and small presses.

Whether you are publishing traditionally through a publishing house or going the indie route, you must have a marketing strategy in place. Social media can be over-whelming and it takes a lot of time, energy and creative ideas to keep your audience interested in your stories. L.A.P. it Marketing is here to help!

Perhaps you are a debut indie author, a new start-up publishing house, an author who does not have the time or does not have a marketing plan in place or does not know the ins and outs of social media? L.A.P it will walk you through the steps you need to take and will provide marketing services for your needs at affordable rates. 

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Book Doggy

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Alfred woollacott iii

Janet R. Stafford

Tony Riches

Norton Upson

Mike Torreano

ELISABETH MARRION

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Kevin O'Connell

MELIKA DANNESE LUX

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The BookDoggy team is committed to seeking out and providing their readers with free and almost-free eBooks. You’ll often see USA Today and New York Times bestselling authors promoting their new releases or on-sale books. Although they enjoy bringing you names that you may recognize their specialty always has and always will be finding undiscovered gems. Many of their authors are new and rising stars. Some of their books may not have a lot of reviews, but many go on to become international bestsellers. They believe in these authors and their work and they think you will too. BookDoggy posts eclectic selection of books on their website and send out a newsletter three to four times a week. If you haven’t signed up yet you can join them by subscribing at their website.

Webpage: Book Doggie

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Alfred Woollacott, III retired from KPMG after a career spanning 34 years, choosing to reside full time at his summer residence on Martha's Vineyard. Being "45 minutes from America" and with a 50 - 60 hour per week void to fill, he began dabbling into his family history. His dabbling grew into an obsession, and he published several genealogical summaries of his ancestors. But certain ones absorbed him such that he could not leave them. So he researched their lives and times further while evolving his writing skills from "just the facts ma'am" to a fascinating narrative style. Thus with imagination, anchored in fact and tempered with plausibility, a remote ancestor can achieve a robust life as envisioned by a writer with a few drops of his ancestor’s blood in his veins.

When not writing, Al serves on several Boards, and keeps physically active with golf, tennis, and hockey. He and his wife of 44 years, Jill, have four children and ten grandchildren.

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Alfred Woollacott

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     Janet Stafford is a Jersey girl, book lover and lifelong scribbler. She readily confesses to being overly-educated, having received a B.A. in Asian Studies from Seton Hall University, as well as a Master of Divinity degree and a Ph.D. in North American Religion and Culture from Drew University. Having answered a call to vocational, but non-ordained ministry, Janet has served six United Methodist Churches, working in spiritual formation, communications, and ministries with children, youth, and families. She also was an adjunct professor for six years, teaching college classes in interdisciplinary studies and world history.
     Writing, history, and religion came together for Janet when she authored Saint Maggie, an historical novel set in 1860-61 and based on a research paper written during her Ph.D. studies. She thought the book would be a single novel, but kept hearing readers ask, “What happens next?” In response, Janet created a series that follows the unconventional family from the first book through three other novels and three short stories, all set in the traumatic years of the American Civil War. Janet also ventured into the contemporary romance genre, going closer to home (the church) for her source material. Heart Soul & Rock ’n’ Roll tells the story of 40-year-old Lindsay Mitchell, who led a rock band in college but for the past fifteen years has worked as an assistant minister. Besieged by mid-life crisis, Lins wonders if perhaps she isn’t called to something new. But could that “something new” be a relationship with Neil, a man with a messy life and a bar band called the Grim Reapers?

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Tony Riches is a full-time author of best-selling historical fiction. He lives in Pembrokeshire, West Wales and is a specialist in the fifteenth century, with a particular interest in the Wars of the Roses and the lives of the early Tudors. For more information about Tony’s other books please visit his website and his popular blog, The Writing Desk and find him on Facebook and Twitter, See links below.

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Lifes full of hiccups on the road of life and I had my fair share.
     Growing up I also knew what I wanted to be. A Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. To start accomplishing my goal, while at UCLA besides my regular classes and ROTC I took several prelaw classes. My plan had been to do my military service then go to law school.
     Then, the first hiccup came along. I was assigned to an Army intelligence group. From the very beginning I became hooked on the detailed work involved. Guess I must have gotten that from my dad who had been a federal prosecutor in Los Angeles. Anyways, instead of serving four years then go into the reserves I decided to stay in the Army.
     Then, my second hiccup. July 7, 1937. I had been assigned to the embassy in China. When I was walking near the Marco Polo Bridge fighting broke out between Chinese and Japanese soldiers. I was shot in the leg and ended up getting discharged. With my injury becoming an FBI agent was out so I took what I learned in the Army and opened Upson Detective Agency.
     Finally, a great hiccup. I was walking down Rodeo Drive when I saw a familiar face. Maggie Neilson, my girlfriend from high school, walked back into my life.
     To find out more about Maggie and myself you’ll have to read the Upson PI Mystery books as we solve some of the most baffling cases ever to cross a private detective’s blotter.
     In conclusion, everything I’ve written about me is fiction. Or is it? You decide.

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Mike Torreano has a military background and is a student of history and the American West.

His western mystery, The Reckoning, was released September 2016 by The Wild Rose Press and the sequel, The Renewal, is due to be released soon. He’s working on the next western now and he also has a coming-of-age Civil War novel looking for a publisher.

Mike’s written for magazines and newspapers. An experienced editor, he’s taught University English and Journalism. He’s a member of the Historical Novel Society, Pikes Peak Writers, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, Western Writers of America and several other western writing groups. He brings his readers back in time with him as he recreates life in 19th century America.

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ELISABETH MARRION was born August 1948, in Hildesheim Germany. Her father was a Corporal in the Royal Air Force and stationed after the War in the British occupied zone in Germany, where he met her mother Hilde, a war widow.

As a child Elisabeth enjoyed reading novels and plays by Oscar Wilde, Thornton Wilder and never lost her love of reading novels by Ernest Hemingway, or short stories by Guy de Maupassant.

In 1969 she moved to England, where she met her late husband David. Together they established a clothing importing company. Their business gave them the opportunity to travel and work in the Sub Continent and the Far East. A large part of their working life was spent in Bangladesh, where they helped to establish a school in the rural part of the country, training young people in trades such as sign writing, electrical work and repair of computers and televisions. For inspiration she put on her running shoes for a long coastal run near the New Forest, where she now lives.

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Kevin O'Connell is a native of New York City, the descendant of a young officer of what had—from 1690 to 1792—been the Irish Brigade of the French army, believed to have arrived in French Canada following the execution of Queen Marie Antoinette in October of 1793. At least one grandson subsequently returned to Ireland and Mr. O'Connell's own grandparents came to New York in the early twentieth century. He holds both Irish and American citizenship.

He is a graduate of Don Bosco Preparatory School, Ramsey, New Jersey; Providence College and Georgetown University Law Centre.

For much of his four decades-plus long legal career, O'Connell practiced international business transactional law, primarily involving direct-investment matters, throughout Asia (principally China), Europe, and the Middle East.

Mr. O’Connell has been a serious student of Eighteenth Century Europe, especially of Ireland and France, for much of his life; one significant aspect of this has been a continuing scholarly as well as personal interest in the extended O’Connell family of Derrynane, many even distant and long-ago members of which, especially the characters about whom he writes, he has “known” intimately since childhood.

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I have been an author since the age of fourteen and write novels that incorporate a variety of different genres, including historical fiction, suspense, thrillers with a supernatural twist, and dark fantasy. I am also a classically trained soprano/violinist/pianist and have been performing since the age of three. Additionally, I hold a BA in Management and an MBA in Marketing.

If I had not decided to become a writer, I would have become a marine biologist, but after countless years spent watching Shark Week, I realized I am very attached to my arms and legs and would rather write sharks into my stories than get up close and personal with those toothy wonders.

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Melika Dannese Lux

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City of Lights

Corcitura

With internet technology, artists are able to promote their work via social media. How does one capture people’s attention to their work besides showing images of their creations? To promote your art, you must also find ways to articulate the depth of your work. L.A.P. it will offer consulting, social media advice, and promotions at affordable rates.

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Jenny Q, historical fiction enthusiast, editor, and graphic designer, makes it her mission to create eye-catching book covers for independent authors that capture the theme and tone of the story and entice readers to click on it or pick it up from the shelf. By paying close attention to trends in the genre, she ensures that every cover is attractive to its target audience and can hold its own in the marketplace next to covers coming from the big publishers.

Webpage:    Historical Fiction Book Covers

Email:   jennyq@historicaleditorial.com

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Lee Davis is a writer and illustrator whose work has appeared in anthologies, children's books and magazines. He has a corny sense of humor and likes to make ridiculous, cheesy movies in his free time. He also watches a lot of horror movies and wishes he could spend more time at the beach.

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In the early 2000's Digital Technology changed the world of photography forever. Once photography went digital the internet was the natural platform to share this medium. Amateurs and pros alike have been presented a worldwide audience for sharing their work via Social media, photography specific websites and photo sharing sites.

The photography world is made up of many dynamic and different types of clients and expectations. Whether shooting portraits for families or commercial products for large corporations, understanding your audience is key. LAPit Marketing will analyze and discuss this with you, understand your brand and how to best reach the diverse and unique clients that photographers work with daily. 

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     Scott Moore started his photography venture in 2008. His work is rooted in his love and practice of architecture. He has been practicing architecture for nearly 20 years, while shooting architecture, throughout the Southeast U.S. and abroad in South Africa, for 9 years.
   What allows Scott's work to stand apart from others is his background in architecture and design. By practice and training Scott understands the architect's vision. He has had the opportunity to shoot a number of projects he also designed and managed through construction. It is this comprehensive understanding of place, design and architectural vision that influences his eye through the lens.
     Scott also enjoys shooting landscapes and cityscapes from various continents. This love of architecture and photography comes from his understanding and appreciation of the context all of us live around and within. Capturing places and things, while an extension of his education and practice in architecture, is an extension of his passion for the beautiful world we all live in.

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“Stephanie’s dedication to literature is a boon to all who love books. She’s a passionate advocate of authors, & a clear-eyed business pro. There isn’t a more diligent soul in the business.”

Barbara Kyle, Page-Turner: Your Path to Writing a Novel that Publishers Want & Readers Buy

"I have collaborated with Stephanie on several projects over the past few years. She's particular about who or what she supports because once she starts rolling she doesn't stop until we hit the finish line. A motivated marketer who has no "quit" in her."

 Martin Crosbie, author & owner of bookdoggy

"LAP it Marketing is my favorite independent creator hub!"

Lee Davis Graphic Novelist 

“Stephanie is passionate about books and works tirelessly to share that passion with readers. A true enthusiast and a great support to authors and readers alike.”

Award Winning Author Clare Flynn

"It’s rare to come across someone like Stephanie who has such a natural gift for the arts. A true professional, her expertise and passion shine through, and you know instantly you’re in the best of hands. With an exceptional flair for discovering great stories, fiercely supportive and loyal, Stephanie’s skills are truly invaluable to any artist."

Suzy Henderson/Historical Fiction Author of The Beauty Shop

"Stephanie Moore Hopkins is the high guru of the book business. Her story analysis skills are amazing, and that's only the beginning of her value. She knows the vicissitudes of the independent market like few do, and how to navigate a worthy manuscript to the highest potential for success. If you're looking for the best advice and promotional work available, you can't do better than Ms. Hopkins."

Lou Aguilar - Author, "Jake for Mayor" 

"L.A.P. it Marketing is a much-needed tool for every author, photographer, artist who is interested in turning their passion into a profession."

Julie McElwain, author of "A Murder In Time" and "A Twist In Time"

"Stephanie is one of those rare professionals in the marketing business who's not only savvy and dedicated, but has a true passion for her clients and their products."

Award Winning Author Glen Craney

"Stephanie has been a tireless supporter for indie authors since I first met her. She always goes that extra mile to help and is a true champion of the arts"

Stuart S. Laing (Author of The Robert Young of Newbiggin Mysteries Series) 

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Start up Includes:
An exclusive “Layered Pages” interview, your profile on L.A.P it website for six months and the first month of service.
       
 

$100 startup fee & then $50/Month 

$50/Month Includes:

Upgrades of content on your L.A.P. it Profile, 2 custom blog entries once a month and marketing your brand on 2 social media platforms of your choice.


Sign a 1-year contract and pay the total monthly fees up front for the year and we will reduce the monthly payment to $45 a month, plus the $100 start-up fee. 

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Start up Includes:
An exclusive “Layered Pages” interview, your profile on L.A.P it website for one year and the first month of service.       
 

Monthly Service includes:
1.   Upgrades of content on your L.A.P. it Profile, 3 custom blog topic ideas for your website every month and marketing your brand on 3 social media platforms of your choice.
2.    One guest post feature at the L.A.P. it Blog.
3.  A consult on branding and marketing on multi-social media and on-line platforms. The do’s and don’ts and what will work best for you.
4.   If you don’t know how to set up social media accounts, we will set those up for you and walk you through the steps on how to maintain them.


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For pricing, add-on's and more information about our marketing packages, contact L.A.P. it at :

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Startup Includes:
1. An exclusive “Layered Pages” interview, your profile on L.A.P it website for one year and the first month of service.
2. Consulting Fees on branding and marketing via social media or other venues outside the on-line platform.
       
 

Monthly Service Includes:
1. Upgrades of the content on your L.A.P. it Profile, 4 custom blog ideas for your website once a month.
2. Two guest post features at the L.A.P. it Blog.
3. Scheduled Book Signings and Guest Speaking, and Art Gallery Showings.
4. Advise and create accounts on various on-line platforms for your social media needs.
5. Manages your social media and on-line platform.
6. Consult about which platforms are the best to use on social media.



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For pricing, add-on's and more information about our marketing packages, contact L.A.P. it at :

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book launches

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1. Spotlight/Q&A at Layered Pages
2. Cover Reveal at Layered Pages
3. A feature post about upcoming launch on the L.A.P. It Marketing LLC Blog.
4. Share on various social media sites for the entire month.
5. Free add & Video in the BookDoggy Newsletter
       
 

1. Spotlight/Q&A at Layered Pages
2. A tailored Guess topic post at Layered Pages about upcoming story.
3. Cover Reveal at Layered Pages
4. A feature post about upcoming launch on the L.A.P. It Marketing LLC Blog.
5. Share on various social media sites for the entire 2-months.
6. Free add & Video in the BookDoggy Newsletter
7. Consult on Price Points for ebook


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Pre-Book Release Promo-One Month in Advance/$50

Pre-Book Release Promo-Two Months in Advance/$100

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Novel Expressions Blog Tour Package

Tour Pricing:

1. Five Day Blog Tour/$125 plus,cost of books. The tour can include up to 10 bloggers for an entire tour.


2. Ten Day Blog Tour/$225 plus,cost of books. The tour can include up to 15 bloggers for entire tour.

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1. Spotlight/Q&A at Layered Pages
2. Cover Reveal at Layered Pages
3. A feature post about upcoming launch on the L.A.P. It Marketing LLC Blog.
4. Share on various social media sites for the entire month.
5. Free add & Video in the BookDoggy Newsletter
       
 

Pre-Book Release Promo bronze package:

One Month in Advance = $50

Bronze

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Silver

launch 2

1. Spotlight/Q&A at Layered Pages
2. A tailored Guest topic post at Layered Pages about upcoming story.
3. Cover Reveal at Layered Pages
4. A feature post about upcoming launch on the L.A.P. It Marketing LLC Blog.
5. Share on various social media sites for the entire 2-months.
6. Free add & Video in the BookDoggy Newsletter
7. Consult on Price Points for ebook


Pre-Book Release Promo silver package:

Two Months in Advance = $100

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Gold

launch 3

1. Three-day blog tour: Includes up to six book bloggers
2. Collaboration feature at the L.A.P it Blog with other artists.
3. Spotlight/Q&A at Layered Pages
4. A tailored Guest topic post at Layered Pages about upcoming story.
5. Cover Reveal at Layered Pages.
6. A feature post about upcoming launch on the L.A.P. It Marketing LLC Blog.
7. Share on various social media sites for the entire three months.
8. Free add & Video in the BookDoggy Newsletter
9. Consult on Price Points for ebook.

PRE-BOOK RELEASE PROMO Gold Package:

THREE MONTHS IN ADVANCE = $200

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Stephanie Hopkins has been blogging and marketing authors, artists, and book bloggers since 2012. She was formally on the indieBRAG Team for five years as their social media director, and was a co-short-list judge for the 2016 Historical Novel Society indie award. Stephanie has reviewed books for the Historical Novel Society, and is currently reviewing for various Publishing Houses, NetGalley and indie Authors.

Stephanie is working on a couple of projects including a start-up company that promotes Historical Fiction and conducts specialized Book Blog tours called, “Novel Expressions”. Her knack for marketing, branding and creativity in promoting different professional’s products and her passion for literature, art and photography is the inspiration for L.A.P. it Marketing.

Not only that, but her own endeavors in creating mix media art, dabbling in photography and her love for reading and writing gives her the advantage of finding new inspiring ways to spotlight different mediums. 

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