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The Reciprocal Email: The Currency for Today’s Author, Teacher, and Internet Marketer!

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I just finished launching my new book, When God Spoke to Me, and I’d like to share with you some insights about what authors have to go through to get their books out into the world.

 

Video Transcription: In this day and age, unless you’re a huge name brand, multi-million dollar best-selling author, publishers do not spend tons of money promoting your book. For the most part, publishers provide distribution. They get your book into bookstores, and that’s about it. They just don’t have the money to do a lot of promotion because most books lose money or barely break-even. One out of 10 books will actually make a publisher money. So for the most part, authors are forced to promote their books much more intensively than they ever have before, especially given the fact that more and more books are being published each and every day.

So how do authors do it? Well of course there are lots of different ways of ways, but for the most part, authors need to find inexpensive if not free ways to promote and market their books. They do this on their website. They do this through social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, and they do this through developing their own mailing lists. A mailing list or a huge following on Twitter or Facebook is one of the most valuable assets to any author. It’s a way for them to reach out directly to people who want what they have to offer. To an author, the most valuable thing they have are their fans.

So over the years what authors have started doing is partnering with other authors, teachers, and experts to swap e-mails with one another, i.e. if you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours, or if you send an e-mail to your mailing list about me, I’ll send an e-mail to my mailing list about you. It’s one very important, free way that authors can expose themselves to more more people who might be interested in what they teach or write about it.

Because I believe so much in the power of When God Spoke to Me to really inspire and touch people’s hearts in a very deep and impacting way, I wanted to do whatever it took to help as many people as possible find out about this book. Sure, my publisher spent a few thousand dollars here and there to get the word out, but if I really wanted to give millions of people the opportunity to know about this book, I was going to have to do it myself, as inexpensively as I could.

So what did I do?

I started e-mailing every best-selling author and expert I could asking them to support me in my book campaign by sending out an e-mail to their mailing list on March 17, and in exchange, I would e-mail my mailing list about them. That equal exchange was the key! In order to make it a win-win for everyone, to be able to give back to them for their support, and to encourage them to want to participate and help me get the word out, I really felt inspired to offer them that opportunity for an equal exchange.

So after months and months of e-mailing people, I ended up with nearly 250 partners, with a combined e-mail reach of about 5 million people. So March 17, about 5 million people received e-mails about the existence of When God Spoke to Me, which made it a national bestseller and impacted of a lot of people’s lives.

So here’s the challenge… how am I going to reciprocate for 250 people without hurting my mailing list? This is why I’m talking with you today because I want you to understand why I’ll be sending out so many e-mails in the coming months. Don’t panic … I’m not going to send out 250 e-mails. People with small mailing lists, anywhere from 5,000 to 25,000 people, I’ll simply include in one of my newsletters. however, I do feel obliged to send solo e-mail announcements for people who have large mailing lists like my own.

So here’s what I ask from you. Please be open to receiving these e-mails. Every single one of these people is following their heart and the inspiration they receive within them. We all have a purpose, and we are all meant to reach different types of people with different types of information and teachings. If anyone in the world is following the Voice of Love within, they are fulfilling their purpose in the world and following God’s will for them. So even though my personal work in the world may look different, it’s all coming from the same place, from the same Source of love and passion. I don’t expect you to be attracted or inspired by every single person’s work. I know I’m not, but what I ask of you is this. Be open to seeing the goodness, the holiness, and the love within each and every person who I share with you. Allow yourself to acknowledge the beautiful gifts and teachings that God is inspiring them to bring into the world. If nothing sparks your interest about them, just click delete and move on with your day. It’s that simple. But if something does entice you or interest you, please read through what they have to say and check out their website. I’ve personally spoken or interacted with most of these authors and teachers. They’re good people, with good hearts, and they have a lot to give. So I encourage you to check them out and then just follow your heart, as you should.

Thank you for understanding why I’ll be sharing so many different people with you over the coming months, and thank you for all of your support in bringing God’s communication and love to so many people people throughout the world. I think When God Spoke to Me is a very important book, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to share it with as many people as possible.

Many blessings to you.

DavidPaul Doyle

  • Fantastic, David!

    I followed your wonderful wisdom, and offered reciprocal emails to my parters as well.
    You are so right – that is truly the key! I am so proud of you, as we all are, of your success with this book and launch!
    And really looking forward to your newsletters that provide all the wonderful information of your many and varied
    supporters.

    I am SO excited to start reading my copy, which just arrived today!!!

    With love and gratitude,
    Sally 🙂

  • Thanks Sally! I appreciate your feedback. I'm also dying to know your experience of the book after you've had time to read it 🙂 blessings to you!

  • marc grecco

    I'm a fan of David Paul,and I was amazed at all the Email I received about the book and I'm reading it now and an enjoying it greatly. I've had experiences with Gods Voice and presence and I was so glad that people are willing to share their stories about God and Spirit. Thank you David Paul and you are truly a great Person and Marketer.

  • zebedeeamukanga

    My dear david iam glad this morning that i send to you this message of thanks, of many days as you said its over a year when i have been getting your “voice for love”.Always the message has been my daily bread that i couldn't go without it , if we actually know the truth then it will set us free. That has made you go beyond and reach us who you dont know but have been in touch.
    May GOD bless you more abundantly.

  • naomibesumbu

    GOD bless you brother David Paul,i have been part of this blessing each day of my life and i pray GOD will continue to use you so that through you many will come to see the light and their lives are going to be transformed especially at this crucial moment that the devil is fighting hard to make sure that he stands on the way so that many will not make.Do not stop!GOD will continue to provide for your every need in JESUS name.

  • ilanamoss

    Hi David,
    You really don't need to “apologize” for sending 250 emails. Through your work 5 million people learned about you, and now that they've found you they will learn about many others whom I assume do work somehow related to yours. It's an ever expanding Universe <3
    Thank you, and congratulations! I know how very long you have worked for this! Most people don't see you until you are “successful”, but I know it did not happen overnight!
    Love,
    Ilana

  • sabrinamarie

    I look forwaed to the emails. Life is about learning from others & that includes artists , author, teachers that may have different niche markets.

    I have enjoyed reading the book also, just a bit more to go!! The stories make me reflect on my own daily walk with God

  • Margaret

    Thank you David, for all the information and Im glad you have something out there about others experiences, very helpful.

  • joydolci

    It is interesting how you were able to get the reciprocal co-operation of people with large lists. I congratulate you and certainly support you and your work! I published my book about 6 months ago but I have small mailing list (110 people) of which only 40-50 are open to our belief system. Not much to offer someone with large lists. Same subject/ based on my writings with Holy spirit High Self over past 30 some years. Along with how to use ACIM and Meridian Tapping techniques with creating reader's connection to their Divine Being.
    Several books with same theme coming out now which is great . The more people become aware of how to connect and remember the more we can raise the consciousness of this planetary illusion. Thanks for all the work you do. Love, Light and Laughter, Joy

  • joydolci

    It is interesting how you were able to get the reciprocal co-operation of people with large lists. I congratulate you and certainly support you and your work! I published my book about 6 months ago but I have small mailing list (110 people) of which only 40-50 are open to our belief system. Not much to offer someone with large lists. Same subject/ based on my writings with Holy spirit High Self over past 30 some years. Along with how to use ACIM and Meridian Tapping techniques with creating reader's connection to their Divine Being.
    Several books with same theme coming out now which is great . The more people become aware of how to connect and remember the more we can raise the consciousness of this planetary illusion. Thanks for all the work you do. Love, Light and Laughter, Joy

  • ivybenedicta

    living out here in Malaysia ….find it hard to get to buy your book. as it is not on the shelves of bookshops. if I could get an account where I could send you the money for books and types , i would gladly send through the western bank and you could post me these books that you have written . I am an old lady and don't have those credit cards that some people work with .
    do tell me the amount with the postage charges and I will send you the required amount . thank you ….ivy

  • Hi David
    I am very extited to read your book, however we are in Namibia, Africa. Would this book be coming to this side of the world as well? Your book will be a winner – as everybody wants to hear about a miracle.
    Blessings, Bianca

  • Ciradah

    Greetings, Dear one – I will welcome your e-mails along with the others I receive from you. I'm looking forward to reading you newest book, and I am always blessed by being open to receiving and sharing Love and more Love. Goddess bless,

  • Ciradah

    Oops . . . perhaps the first comment never made it through. Receiving mail from you and your site is simply another one of the blessed ways God speaks to me. Thank you for sharing more of this Unlimited Love. Peace be with you, my Brother,

  • Cynthia Daep Goyeba

    Dear David Paul Doyle
    I will support you Sir I will read the emails that I will be getting, your right a lot of author's and teachers are neglected by a lot of people and miss the opportunity to be bless. We put a lot of our time in games and junk mails like chain letters but we are too lazy to read inspiring teaching.

    Well, may the Lord touch the heart of His people that will have the Spirit of Support and Cooperation, and not spirit of competition.

    God bless, I enjoy your inspiration message that I'm getting from The Voice for Love and I do paste it in my FB wall.
    Grateful to be able to support the work of all the servant of God.

    GBU

  • caryane

    hello dave
    im living in morocco is it possible for me to get the book? thanks.
    may God bless you.

  • Cindy Paulos

    Aloha David,
    I bought your book and have started looking it over…Interesting…I do wonder if the stories people shared were coming from
    their higher selves…or their Guardian Angels…or ChristI
    … really know people can have a very real and direct experience with God…
    and once that connection is made they can go to that place any time they choose…In my book Put a Little Light In your Life
    I encourage people to use this inner connection every day..
    As far as your promotion…I have to say I felt tricked into buying your book.
    I thought that by purchasing your book I would be entered in a drawing to win an IPAD…then I found out that you had to enter your email list to win…I found this unethical..bate and switch and I work in Radio and in that medium it would be considered a Lottery…which is illegal..I know you have great marketing skills but I really encourage you not to do anything you can to sell your book..Listen to your heart and soul , Listen to God and do what's right always…God Bless You

  • Cindy,

    Thank you very much for your message. I'm so glad you are enjoying the book! I'm sorry to hear that you felt tricked. If you think about it, when people purchase the book through Amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com there's no way for me to know that they have purchased the book. The only way that I can know if people purchase the book is if they tell me. But I can't possibly receive dozens of e-mails and sort them all and keep track of everything, so the only real way to do it is to simply have people enter their name and e-mail address, which automatically puts them into our database, and then I can have the list of people for the drawing, and when they win, I know how to contact them. It was honestly not a bait and switch. Amazon does not share who purchases their books with anyone else, so there would simply be no way for me to know since I wasn't selling the books directly.

    Lots of love to you!

    DavidPaul

  • The book is not available directly in Morocco, but it can be purchase through our website or through online resellers.

  • Thanks for understanding!

  • Thank you 🙂

  • Good to hear from you. Thanks so much! Let me know how you enjoy the book.

  • Thank you Bianca. I think it will eventually make it to South Africa. You can always purchase an e-book version of it on Amazon as well, or order directly and have the book shipped.

  • Please send me an e-mail and I will gladly give you our mailing address to write a check or send you the information to wire the funds. Blessings to you!

  • Thank you joy for your e-mail. I'm grateful to hear it! I appreciate your positive attitude. Lots of love to you, DavidPaul

  • You're welcome, Margaret

  • So glad to hear you are enjoying the book. 🙂 lots of love to you!

  • So good to hear from you after all these years, Ilana! thanks for your kind e-mail. Wishing you lots of love and joy, DavidPaul

  • cindy

    Aloha David,

    I really appreciate you responding to my comment….
    Smile….may you make a difference in people's lives..
    Blessings

  • JOSEPH RUGAH

    wonderful work you doing to the other brethren.

  • Olga Proniewski

    Thank you very much for bringing some books to my attention. Without your help by doing so, I would have missed the “information” you forward. Please continue to do so, as in France, it takes time to be informed about such books.
    Many blessings to you and all the persons writing some books bringing more light in our lives.

    Olga

  • ivybenedicta

    Dear DavidPaul Doyle,  

    Please send me an account whereby I could send through the western bank the amount needed to purchase the book ” God spoke to me”  and any other material which is useful and good reading , .Please cote the book and the prices and so I could choose a few . thank you .  God Bless …Ivy…

  • Akinfemiwa Oyebanji

    Thank you David, The Word of the Lord is really in me now. Continue your good work as you change many of us in Nigeria.

  • Thomas B. Massah

    I LIKE BE IN CONTACT YOU , BECAUSE YOU ARE MY BROTHER IN THE LORD, AND WANT KNOW IF YOU RECEIVED GIFTS THE
    DVD AND THE PHOTOS.

  • Thomas,

    I received your beautiful gift in the mail! Thank you so very much for the pictures, the DVD, and the beautiful shirt! Congratulations with your ordination! How fantastic. It looked like a beautiful Ceremony. I'm glad you're sharing God's voice and messages with everyone in your community. I send you my love and blessings!

    With joy and gratitude,

    DavidPaul

  • pagamonyootutru

    thanks for your wonderful emails and the video, you just made my day. i was very down but after watching your video i became alright. I've had experiences with Gods Voice and I am so glad.

  • You're very welcome 🙂

  • Victorino Chin

    I love reading your letters, and your programs and books really look inspirational, but here in Belize it's very difficult to pay or buy any of your materials cause our credit cards are only for local buying. We don't have international credit cards.

  • Teelyons29

    It's no problem. I'm just wondering about the internet job opportunity link that was sent from Dan Kuscell? Because I was actually thinking about ordering this Home Based Business. Thanks

  • Dan is a very reputable person. I have not participated in his home-based business, so I recommend listening to what he has to say and following your heart and intuition. Blessings to you!

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  • Racqueldumasig

    very well said… sure you can count on me… i'm willing to help you with all my heart

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