Press release: Second edition of Marketing your Business

This is the official press release announcing the launch of the second edition of Marketing your Business. Press members can also download hi-res pictures of the book cover and author for use alongside the press release.

Press Release
For immediate release
31st August 2005

Martin Bailey releases second edition of Marketing your Business

August 2005 - Gloucestershire, England. Management Books 2000 Ltd has announced the publication of a second edition of Martin Bailey's successful marketing book, Marketing your Business. The book is aimed at small to medium sized companies looking to either increase their existing marketing activities or to bring currently outsourced tasks in-house.

Broken down into two main sections across 21 chapters, the first ten chapters concentrate on theoretical issues, such as company image, resources, internal and external communications, the Internet, the media, trade shows and advertising. The second part consists of eleven chapters that focus on practical applications, taking the reader step by step through common processes such as creating press releases and newsletters, writing case studies, structuring a website, e-commerce, contact management and creating multimedia content for web, CD and DVD distribution. The second edition of the book has been expanded considerably, with a third more content over the original, and a new practical chapter focusing on creating automated websites.

The book also includes a CD-ROM that features a wide range of freeware and trial applications that are recommended for every Marketing Manager's hard drive. In addition to applications widely regarded as industry standard in their field, such as Adobe PhotoShop, Macromedia Dreamweaver and ACT! the CD also includes several extremely useful freeware programs, including a completely free Office suite, web design software, video conferencing, bulk emailing and search engine optimisation software. A number of video tutorials are also provided, visually demonstrating procedures documented in several of the practical chapters, together with additional statistics and fact sheets.

In writing the book and CD-ROM, the author obtained input from world-leading companies and individuals to provide advice to each relevant chapter. Book and CD-ROM content providers include Adobe, Actinic, Cunning Stunts, Macromedia, Nimlok, Richard Branson, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sage and Weber Shandwick.

Commented Martin Bailey, 'Many still believe marketing and web design/promotion to be a black art, but in reality anyone with basic computer and design skills can create an impressive portfolio of material, and then distribute it to the press, their customers and prospects. It is frightening how many companies are still missing out on the basics of promoting their company and products effectively. I wrote the book to dispel many of the myths associated with promotion, and the feedback from readers of the first edition was tremendous. I hope that readers of this edition will have similar success.'

James Alexander, Publisher for Management Books 2000 Ltd added; 'This book will really open the eyes and minds of anyone looking for creative and innovative ideas for marketing their company.  Martin's approach is extremely practical and is founded on a wealth of experience. We were so pleased with the concept of the book and the messages it contained that we invited Martin to redesign our own website and we have been delighted with the results. Every business should have a copy of this book - and use it constantly.'

The book is published by Management Books 2000 Ltd and is available to purchase from, and all major book retailers. Retail price is £19.99, including CD-ROM. Co-branding options are also available. Review copies are available to bona-fide media organisations. Please use the contact form on this website. Digital cover artwork is available below.  The author is also available for interview upon request.

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