“Rico Austin presents an intelligent book on navigating the ever-changing social media world. Its value extends far beyond the needs of just Indie Authors. Anyone with any product or service to sell should grab their copy.” Lala Corriere—bestselling author of Kiss and Kill, reviewed by USA Today as ‘Must Read Suspense’. Whether you’re an experienced salesperson or a complete novice, Rico Austin's Author and Artist Guide to Marketing has something for you. He stresses that anyone can market, it's a matter of learning what to do or not do. Rico's book is written in an easy going style that's a comfortable read. He doesn't use terms that are difficult to understand. I am not a marketing aficionado, so I appreciate that. Especially helpful are the numbered key points at the end of each chapter. This provides a clear summation of the prior chapter. This book is all about readability and easy learning. I can tell that this is a resource I will refer to again and again. Three cheers (and shots of tequila) for Rico Austin's new Marketing Book for Authors and Artists! Comfortably written in Rico's easy going style, the words of wisdom he shares are things that all authors, such as I, can learn from. This book is designed to help beginners, as well as experienced, marketers. Thank you, Rico!" © 2015 Dellani Oakes - author of the popular Lone Wolf series and Red River Radio Host. “Few Marketing Individuals are Authors, Artists or Musicians; however, all Artists, Musicians and Authors must become adept at Marketing.” Rico Austin - writer, marketing guru, blogger, tequila connoisseur, speaker, world adventurer Born and raised in Southwestern Idaho, Rico is the oldest of five boys, growing up in an area that was ripe for several adventures with his four younger brothers and numerous cousins. A few years out of high school, he moved to (the big city) of Boise and enrolled at Boise State University as a student and walk-on football player. However, he could not escape the allure of traveling the world and began writing and storing his experiences in hopes of someday becoming a novelist and writer. He began reading every chance he had. From contemporary novels to classical literature, Rico’s love of storytelling was uncontrollable. He appeared occasionally at Boise’s former Comedy Club as a stand-up comedian, retelling his stories of growing up in a comedic fashion. Rico earned an Associate Degree in Marketing and Sales from BSU. After a few years of low level management positions, Rico moved to Hawaii for a short time, surfing the waters of Kaua’i and enjoying the outdoors. He then moved to Idaho. In 1991, Rico moved to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area and continued his education, receiving a Bachelors of Business Administration in International Business at Grand Canyon University, named the “Outstanding International Business Graduate of 1995.” That same year he was also selected as “Mr. Future Business Executive” at the State Leadership Conference which included all universities in the State of Arizona.