Recently I joined in the Futurelearn Digital Marketing Course. Why you might ask? Well, I figure that any help that I can get to help me get my book published has to be worth investigating. And,  I’m a bit of a perpetual student, I love learning!   I’m no expert, in fact I’m a bit of a novice, but here are some suggested links from the course and a few more that I found myself that I think may be of interest:

Free digital media guides to  create, manage, deliver and use digital media.

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Learn how to be an authorpreneur!

‘Padlet Walls’  places to share media like images or text with other learners.

‘Welcome to the easiest way to create and collaborate in the world.’ Padlet is free to use, does not require you  create an account, and works on most devices including desktop, mobile and tablet.




Learn about using photos on google plus.

‘Capture and Share the World’s Moments’:

‘Inspiring photography. Share and connect with the Flickr Community.Stunning photos made easy. All your pictures in one place.’:

“Easily share photos and videos right from the Dropbox website. Share a link to a single photo or an entire album you’ve created, such as for a special event. Anyone who receives the link can take a look, even if they don’t have a Dropbox account. “

‘Join Pinterest to find (and save) all of the things that inspire you.’

Pin interest basics:’P

‘Your images have never looked better. Unlimited uploads. Unlimited space. Safeguard your high-res photos in the cloud.’



No doubt we all know about youtube:

But, there is also Vimeo: Watch, upload, and share videos :

Facebook and Google groups:

How to create a FB group:

‘You can use Google Groups to share information and interact with people who have your passion for a particular hobby, interest, or organization. And you can also share documents and send calendar invites to a group so you don’t have to list people individually.’

‘You can use Google+ communities to find other people who share your passion for a particular hobby, interest or organisation. And if no-one’s started a community for what you care about, you can create your own.’ Creating a google + community:

Facebook groups recommended by award winning author Dianne Harman


Or you may prefer LinkedIn. I tend to associate this one with business, but I suppose plenty authors, use it too.

Enterprise social network:

‘Yammer is a private social network that helps employees collaborate across departments, locations and business apps.’ :



On-line conversation:

‘Neat Chat is the easiest and fastest way to have an online conversation with a group of friends or colleagues. No signups or software installs are required. You simply use a web browser to communicate via Neat Chat’. :

‘Schedule. Manage. Measure’:

Simon Fogg’s links:

Building Your Platform: Michael Hyatt:

Podcast: “How to Write Web Copy That Sells”, Ray Edwards:

Storytelling Ads: Social Media is Sweet: A Hootsuite Story:

“The 5 Elements of a Powerful, Personal Brand”, Michael Hyatt:


 A couple of links I discovered via fellow Futurelearners:
 Amusing marketing approach by Ikea, found the link via Louise Hoffmann, fellow futurelearner : ‘Experience the power of a bookbook.’