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The Art Of Social-network Marketing Available Online For Free

Posted by: Ken Powers on 05/16/2012 - 1:14 AM

I have been having great success with the sales of my book, "The Art of Social-Network Marketing." However, I owe its success to the amazingly supportive online community to which I belong. Therefore, in order to say "Thank you for your support," I have decided to release one section of my book in an online text format on its website every week until the entire text is available for FREE! The online version won't have the fancy graphics, illustrations, and charts but the entire text and all its information will be there to aid all who are interested in marketing their artwork, crafts, sculpture, and assorted products. The Print, PDF, Nook, iBook, and Kindle versions will still be available for those who want to have all the bells and whistles but the meat and potatoes will be online for all to view for FREE. I sincerely hope the information aids those who are looking to find their way in this confusing Internet-based marketing arena! Check the site often, and by the way, "Thank you for your support!"


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Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 05/16/2012 - 2:10 AM

Dear Ken, I've received my links...and want to thank you most sincerely for your generosity and the sharing of your tech knowledge...truly a boon to me, certainly, and am sure many, many, othrs.........and......Thank YOU for YOUR support........and for all the beauty of your Art that we can enjoy and that you share so freely. Cheers, true gratitude.


Posted by: Andee Photography on 05/16/2012 - 9:38 AM

Thank you Ken!!!!! Free is all I can afford so I will see what I can glean from your generosity! Thanks again! :)


Posted by: Ken Powers on 05/16/2012 - 9:47 AM

Thank you very much Vivian and Andee!

I sincerely hope the information helps. It will take me a while to get all the sections online due to my time restrictions (I have 2 children under the age of 6) but I plan to have the third section of the book online later this week. I will then try to make a weekly update until the entire text is available online for free. There are no catches or gimmicks, just a genuine hope that others can benefit from the information. Have a great day everyone!


Posted by: Jon Baldwin Art on 05/16/2012 - 9:48 AM

I was looking through this last night, sound advice! thank you



Posted by: Ken Powers on 05/16/2012 - 9:49 AM

Glad to hear it Jon! Hopefully you will find the next installments even more helpful!


Posted by: Richard Rizzo on 05/16/2012 - 10:06 AM

that's awesome Ken, thank you !


Posted by: Christine Till on 05/16/2012 - 10:52 AM

Thanks big time, Ken.


Posted by: Ken Powers on 05/16/2012 - 11:30 AM

Glad to help! Hopefully you all find the information useful! I will try to post in this thread when new sections are available.


Posted by: Marlene Burns on 05/16/2012 - 11:58 AM

ken, a most magnanimous offer....i hope many will read this post and then use the link!


Posted by: Allen Beatty on 05/16/2012 - 12:13 PM


Thank you so much. I can wait to start reading your advice. Heaven knows I need it when it comes to social media marking. Very generous of you.



Posted by: Allen Beatty on 05/16/2012 - 12:29 PM

@ Ken,

I just went to your link and I will be buying your book. Thanks again.



Posted by: Ken Powers on 05/16/2012 - 3:23 PM

Thanks Marlene and Allen for the support! I am planning to get the third section up on the website later this evening. I think Wednesdays will work the best for me when it comes to posting the book sections. Hopefully each section will provide something to help some aspect of each artist's online promotion! The original text, in print form, is 147 pages long. The HTML web version will be more condensed since each section will have its own webpage and there won't be the charts, graphs, and illustrations to take up space. Enjoy!


Posted by: David Patterson on 05/16/2012 - 4:58 PM

Thank you neighbor! I'll check it out! :)


Posted by: Ken Powers on 05/16/2012 - 9:08 PM

Just a quick note to let everyone know that I have uploaded the 3rd segment of my book to the website. It will probably be a week before the 4th is ready though! Have a great week!


Posted by: Allen Wilson on 05/17/2012 - 12:52 AM

thanks Ken, good stuff.


Posted by: Ken Powers on 05/17/2012 - 1:02 AM

Thanks for the kind words Allen! Expect a weekly post until the entire book is online for free. I think there are 40 sections. Some may be more useful than others to different people depending upon their needs.


Posted by: Marilyn Wilson on 05/17/2012 - 1:32 AM

Thank you Ken! I'll check it out. This is a very generous offer.


Posted by: Leana De Villiers on 05/17/2012 - 3:38 AM

Ken, thank you for your generous offer, it really is much appreciated. Bookmarked the link. ;))


Posted by: Carol Groenen on 05/17/2012 - 7:13 AM

Wow, that is so generous, Ken! I continue to recommend your book to anyone who asks me about online marketing. Your book was so helpful to me!



Posted by: Ken Powers on 05/17/2012 - 9:36 AM

Thank you everyone!

Thanks Carol! I am glad you found the book to be helpful. The online version won't have the graphics, charts, illustrations, or handy index but the text will be there. I have a long few weeks getting all the sections up. I am still playing around with the navigation but it is okay for now. By the way, thanks for the testimonial you gave for the website!


Posted by: Carol Groenen on 05/17/2012 - 12:05 PM

My pleasure, Ken. :) I like all the charts and illustrations in the book and am glad to have my hard copy. Good luck with getting all the sections online.


Posted by: Ken Powers on 05/17/2012 - 11:48 PM

Thank you Carol! I appreciate your kind support. I have a lot of sections to add online over the coming weeks. Hopefully it doesn't cut into my painting time too much!


Posted by: Jean Moore on 05/18/2012 - 12:18 AM

Why, thank you Ken!


Posted by: OTIL ROTCOD on 05/18/2012 - 12:34 AM

thanks for the free share ken! kudos and GodBless


Posted by: Ken Powers on 05/18/2012 - 9:51 AM

Thank you for the kind words everyone! This is a big project so I am pleased that you are all finding the information useful. I can't wait to get more sections uploaded. I just need more time! LOL

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Posted by: Ken Powers on 02/18/2013 - 6:16 PM

Glad to help. I hope you find the information useful.

I have been having trouble lately with the server that is hosting the site so it may eventually move. For now it is working fine but if you experience an outage, it usually comes back within a couple hours.

Best of luck,



Posted by: Ann Powell on 02/19/2013 - 6:14 PM

Thanks Andee for the bump on this! I somehow missed it the first time around. And a belated thanks to Ken for sharing this!


Posted by: Andee Photography on 03/09/2013 - 4:31 PM

Glad it helped you Ann, I know it gave me some good tips! :)


Posted by: Andee Photography on 03/17/2013 - 12:20 AM


Posted by: Ken Powers on 03/19/2013 - 1:34 AM

Thanks for continuing to promote the free version of the book Andee! It is a great feeling to see the positive feedback and to know that the information is helping fellow artists.


Posted by: Andee Photography on 03/23/2013 - 4:00 PM

You are welcome. We have so many new one come all the time so I will

bump it from time to time as it really helped me! Thanks again! :)


Posted by: Andee Photography on 04/05/2013 - 10:59 AM

Great info for all but in case you have not read this or you are new, there are some really great tips.


Posted by: Ken Powers on 04/08/2013 - 7:49 PM

Thanks for spreading the word Andee!

Sunday April 7, 2013 I was forced to move the website to a new server due to Comcast's failure to support their free Personal Web Pages (they are going away and Comcast is not offering them to new customers). Funny thing is, as soon as the new server space was being created, the new host (GoDaddy) went down for 6 hours. My main art site was also on the fritz for the same amount of time. I apologize for the inconvenience but the book site is now up and running again and the free version of the book is at its usual URL:


Posted by: Andee Photography on 05/06/2013 - 12:17 PM

Bump for newbies.


Posted by: Roy Erickson on 05/06/2013 - 12:53 PM

What I need is "step by baby step" instructions for setting up and using facebook. I'm totally disinterested in my relatives and several of my friends from being friended - but would be interested in having a use for it as a selling tool.

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Posted by: Stuart Fowle on 05/07/2013 - 6:12 PM

Ken, many thanks for posting this. I was sort of doing most of the activities, but reading your guide has made me realise that I need to be more coordinated with it all. So a BIG thank you :-)


Posted by: Ken Powers on 05/07/2013 - 7:19 PM

Roy - A step by step guide would be great but I have found that Facebook changes so often that it would be tough to keep it accurate. Things changed drastically the month after I wrote the book and the previous year Facebook was continuing to mutate so decided to keep it vague.

Stuart - I am glad you found the information helpful. One of these days I am going to have to do a revised version.


Posted by: Roy Erickson on 05/07/2013 - 7:43 PM

I guess that means no facebook for me - I'm not willing to stumble about on my own.


Posted by: Roger Swezey on 05/07/2013 - 8:06 PM

I just bought the Hard copy Version.....I haven't yet weened myself off of actual ink on actual paper.


Posted by: Ken Powers on 05/07/2013 - 11:56 PM

Thanks Roger. I know that the free digital version doesn't appeal to some people. Others prefer the versions for ebook readers or PDFs. The print versions of books are still my favorites though. I am slowly beginning to accept that more and more people enjoy the e-readers and I am starting to give those a chance for my personal reading as well. It is a tough change to make!


Posted by: Andee Photography on 05/16/2013 - 7:01 PM


Posted by: Andee Photography on 06/12/2013 - 12:46 PM

Bump for new folks.


Posted by: Cynthia Decker on 06/12/2013 - 12:49 PM

Thank you!


Posted by: JAXINE Cummins on 06/12/2013 - 12:55 PM

Thank you Ken , just put in on my kindle to read at length. I need this.


Posted by: Ken Powers on 06/12/2013 - 3:35 PM

Hopefully you find the information useful. Some of it is a bit out of date since many of the Social Media Services change their functionality from time to time. Overall, the information and system are still valuable though.


Posted by: William Cain on 06/21/2013 - 4:51 AM

Tried your link and clicked on Free copy but nothing happened
William Cain


Posted by: Ken Powers on 06/22/2013 - 1:39 PM

Thanks William! I will check it out!


Posted by: Judy Kay on 06/24/2013 - 8:27 AM

What a great tool! Thanks for sharing this...


Posted by: Ken Powers on 06/24/2013 - 9:42 AM

Thank you very much! I hope you find the information helpful.


Posted by: Thasyn Ali on 07/05/2013 - 12:36 PM


Posted by: Richa Sharma on 07/28/2013 - 7:47 AM

Thanks for sharing


Posted by: Ken Powers on 07/28/2013 - 11:27 AM

You are welcome! I hope you find it useful!


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