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I’ve found that when it comes to launching a book, networking—or learning how to best leverage your networks—is perhaps the single most important factor driving your success.

Of course, networking can be difficult, so I’ve put together a step-by-step battle plan that I use to help people leverage and grow their networks, or what I like to call “relationship ecosystems.”

  1. Drawing Your Relationship MapWhen you start the process of launching your book, one of the first things you should do is to make a map of your entire relationship ecosystem. Who do you know, and how can those people help you, in ways big and small, to promote your book?

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