It’s finally here! August 24 is the official book launch for Success Secrets of the Social Media Marketing Superstars. With over 20 authors, including me – “Barbara Rozgonyi – as the LinkedIn author [book excerpt], the book reads like an essence of success compilation. Lead author and online marketing master Mitch Meyerson and I got to meet up when he was here in Chicago in June.
Although I’ve been mentioned in two books, this is the first book I’ve ever co-authored. As a co-author, you get to contribute. You, probably, like me, don’t get paid. You get a byline and a door open to publicity from making the inner circle, which in this case is truly humbling for me.
I’ll get to that part in a minute, but first I want to make one thing clear: everyone is a superstar at something.
Although this blog and my twitter account make powerful lists, I am not a superstar or a rock star or even kind of a big deal – unless you say so.
I invite you to compare any of my social media profiles to others that are out there. You’ll see that I am not into amassing masses of fans. It’s okay with me if people go that route. I’m thinking that being in this book might swell my followers so if you read this in a few months, my follower count may be dfferent than it is today. While I welcome new connections, the purpose of the relationships for me is to connect more people to information, to each other and to ways to improve business and life. So, that’s my “superstar” platform.
Now, on to the people I’d like to thank, which may seem a bit too pretentious, even for me, but I’ll keep it short and LinkedIn-book focused.
Scott Allen of LinkedIntelligence for holding a contest that prompted me to write “Top 10 Ways to Quickly Become a Subject Matter Expert Using LinkedIn.”
Rick Calvert, founder of BlogWorld New Media Expo, for giving away the prize to Scott’s contest that I won: my first trip to the first BlogWorld.
Larry Weber for including me in his book “Sitcks and Stones: How Digital Reputations are Won Over Time and Lost in a Click.”
Jenny Hamby, The Seminar Marketing Pro, and friend who introduced me to Mitch Meyerson.
Mitch Meyerson, the lead author of Success Secrets of the Social Media Marketing Superstars, and a great guy to work with.
Sarah Evans for letting me mention the upcoming book during my Mashable SummerMash interview.
Barry Moltz for my first radio interview about the book on his Business Insanity radio show.
Mari Smith for asking me to present a LinkedIn webinar for the International Social Media Association.
From the book . . .
Get an an unmatched advantage into the world of social media – the priceless secrets, strategies, tactics and insights of more than 20 of today’s social media elite. Handpicked to cover almost every aspect of social media marketing, this distinguished team of experts open their playbooks and teach you how to create effective social media campaigns to cut through the clutter, reach out to millions and grow your business.
Success Secrets of the Social Media Marketing Superstars Author List
Twitter is the source for all information: bio and site links.
Keith Ferrazi & Tahl Raz: Relationship Strategy
Bio Thought leader. Relationship Guru. Consultant. Author of “Never Eat Alone” and “Who’s got Your Back.”
Site: Keith Ferrazi
Brian Clark: Psychology of SMM
Bio: Founder and CEO of Copyblogger Media. Living proof that anyone can become a CEO.
Mitch Meyerson: Online Marketing
Mitch Meyerson is Founder of Guerrilla Marketing Coaching, author of eight books including Mastering Online Marketing
Site: Mastering Online Marketing
Ann Handley: Creating Content
Bio Head of content, editor, social media, marketing, great food, good wine, writer: ContentRulesBook.com
Site: Marketing Profs
Gary Vaynerchuk: Building Mega-Followings
Bio Wine guy, host of Wine Library TV. Video blogger and Businessman that loves people and the hustle
Site: Gary Vaynerchuk
Andy Wibbels: Personality
Bio Creative malcontent. Work @gitomer. Author of Blogwild http://GOblogwild.com/
Site: Andy Wibbels
Chris Brogan: Building Communities
Bio President, New Marketing Labs. More? http://bit.ly/cbbio . email: blog at chrisbrogan dot com
Site: Chris Brogan
Joel Comm: Success Qualities
Bio Husband, Father. Author of Twitter Power – TwitterPower.com – Speaker, New Media Marketing Strategist
Site: Joel Comm
Craig Valentine:Communicate with Impact
Bio Professional speaker and author. Currently helping speakers become Certified World Class Speaking Coaches
Site: Craig Valentine
Starr Hall: Building Profits
Bio A full time kick ass publicist, author, speaker, social media strategist, branding consultant/coach, mom, friend, and truly grateful being
Site: Starr Hall
Dan Janal: PR Strategies
Bio Publicity expert, PR, author, speaker, avid reader, kayaker, blues/acoustic guitar
Site: PR Leads
Michael Stelzner: Go Viral
Bio Author of ‘Writing White Papers,’ founder of SocialMediaExaminer.com & organizer of summits + writer and a dad. Also see Facebook.com/smexaminer
Site: Social Media Examiner
Bio Founder of The Blog Squad. Tips on business blogging, online marketing and boosting your visibility on the Web.
Site: Denise Wakeman
Mari Smith: Facebook
Bio Social Media Speaker & Trainer | Chic Geek & Facebook Passionista! | Author of @FacebookMktg | Spiritual Truth-Seeker | Bubbly Scottish-Canadian ?’s San Diego?!
Site: Mari Smith on Facebook
Deborah Cole Micek: Twitter
Bio Authored 1st book on New Media Marketing; Published 1st book on Twitter: Twitter Revolution; Created QuanSite.com 4 small business owners 2 dominate Google!
Barbara Rozgonyi: LinkedIn
Bio Wired Writer | Photographer | Social Media Marketing PR Maven |SMC Chicago Founder |Publisher, wiredPRworks |Hungarian | Kids:20~17~15 | Cat=tabby
Site: Wired PR Works
Julie Perry: YouTube
Bio Social Media Director @BLASTMediaPR, YouTube Expert, and Author of luxury yachting career book: www.WorkOnAYacht.com
Site: Blast Media
Paul Colligan: Podcasting
Bio Reach more – with less effort – for greater profit – with new media.
Site: Paul Colligan
Chris Garrett: Social Bookmarking
Bio Web geek and co-author of ProBloggerBook.com
Site: Chris Garrett
Kim Dushinski: Mobile Marketing
Bio Author of The Mobile Marketing Handbook ~ Fascinated with New Media ~ Happy Palm Pre Owner ~ Avid Reader ~ Dislike celebrity gossip ~ Love smart people
Site: Mobile Marketing Profits
Shama Kabani: Online Video
Social Media Marketing, Host of Shama.Tv, President of The Marketing Zen Group
Dave Evans: One Hour a Day
Bio Social Media enthusiast and author of Social Media Marketing: An Hour a Day.
Site: Read This
When you buy the book, you can access bonus audio interviews with the authors and Jason Falls, a fellow Social Media Club chapter founder – he is Louisville and blogger at Social Media Explorer.
If you’re looking for a LinkedIn PR social media marketing speaker, consultant or workshop leader, feel free to call or text me at 630.207.7530 or check out my [Barbara Rozgonyi] LinkedIn profile.
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