Books By Janet Fouts – Janet Fouts

Books By Janet Fouts

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When Life Hits the Fan – A Mindful Guide to Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others

In  When Life Hits the Fan I share my own experiences and those of a number of caregivers with activities we can all do to take care of ourselves, body and soul. The practices in the book come from my training in mindfulness, emotional intelligence and positive psychology as well as my own caregiving journey.

With a practical approach to stress reduction and easy to follow exercises, When Life Hits the Fan helps us understand what’s going on inside our minds and our bodies and ways to create resilience and care for ourselves.Learn More

Reader Review

“When you are facing a wrenching or otherwise difficult situation, especially if it involves caring for others, read Janet Fouts’ new book When Life Hits the Fan. Discover steps to take to become more grounded and caring – towards others and yourself. Her insights are based on her research, first-hand experience and actions she’s taken toward that end.” –Kare Anderson Author, “Mutuality Matters: How You Can Create More Opportunity, Adventure, & Friendship With Others

Mindful Social Marketing

mindful social marketingIf you’re a marketer who feels overwhelmed by all the new roles getting thrown at you, mindfulness will increase your efficiency and help you be happier at your job.
If you’re already using mindfulness practices in your life, this book will give you new insight on how to use mindfulness in marketing and tested social media marketing tips that will help pull it all together. You’ll also learn a few things about social media marketing along the way.
Mindful Social Marketing will teach you how to use mindful business practices to be more focused, present, effective and happy at your job.Buy now

Reader Review

Whether you’re a marketer by trade or not, this book is a must-read to learn how to stay relevant – and sane – in a connected world where we’re bombarded by constant information and messaging. I know, you might be thinking, “Mindfulness sounds like a great concept, but who has the time for sitting in lotus when you’re struggling to stay on top of it all?” On the contrary, Janet Fouts explains how mindfulness is the key to not only improve your effectiveness as a marketer, but also to make meaningful connections in your work and find balance in your life. The good news is that you don’t have to spend hours on a meditation cushion! This book shows you how you can incorporate mindful moments into your work, from your day-to-day customer interactions to planning your long-term marketing planning, and is chock-full of resources and examples to inspire and guide you. So take a deep breath…and dive right into this insightful guide.

~Megan Keene


Screenshot 2015-10-07 18.39.11Success is a concept universally embraced but individually defined. Our definition of success truly depends on our individual goals. For example, your goal might be monetary, a physical accomplishment or a moral achievement. To flesh out this topic, we are adding a few comments made by famous and successful people in diverse fields – similar and familiar concepts to those put forward by the Premier Experts® in this book.Buy now

Reader Review

The Soul of Success is a stellar collection of stories and advice from a varied range of experts in their respective fields, providing an array of insights on success—and how someone can achieve it—that can apply to or speak to anyone. If you want to learn from entrepreneurs and experts who have gone before you and succeeded, or if you are simply looking for inspiration from leading thinkers in a number of industries, then this is the book for you!

~Alyce L Hammans


social media success coverSocial media success is not about numbers. It’s about conversations and relationships. It’s about getting to know your customers, your friends and neighbors and yes, even your competitors! Build good strong relationships, have lots of conversations, and your social media efforts will be successful.

‘Social Media Success!’ will be your guide to getting started in many of the top networks and building a cohesive plan to be as efficient as possible with your valuable time and resources. Learn from real life cases of businesses large and small who have successfully used social media networks and strategies to grow their businesses, improve customer service, raise funds and even find employment using these tools. Buy now

Reader Reviews


Ever since LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and the rest crossed into the mainstream, my clients have been asking “Does social media really work for business?” Thanks to Janet Fouts, who has been practicing it professionally and well for more than a decade, I now have proof positive. Her book contains “practical advice and real world examples for social media engagement.” SOCIAL MEDIA SUCCESS is must-reading for everyone working – or playing – online today.

~ Allan




social media non profit coverVirtually every nonprofit realizes that, pretty soon, social media will no longer be optional. Janet Fouts, Social Media Enabler, is well aware of the situation. Which is why she, along with industry expert Beth Kanter, stepped forward to put together ‘#SOCIALMEDIA NONPROFIT tweet,’ a collection of bite-sized wisdom especially for nonprofits.

Janet’s book takes that into account. In it, you will find guidance on how to convince the naysayers, how to measure the benefits of social media, how to manage volunteers and create evangelists, and best practices for using Twitter and Facebook.

Written in the easy, digestible, and popular 140-character tweet format, ‘#SOCIALMEDIA NONPROFIT tweet’ distils the knowledge and expertise of industry leaders to bring you guidance and wisdom that you can deploy immediately and easily start using social media for your nonprofit today. Buy now

Reader Reviews

Not often do you have the opportunity to read such an easy to digest volume that has so much wisdom distilled in it. Social media gurus @kanter and @jfouts have managed to include 140 Twitter-sized tips for nonprofits to make the most of social media space in a way that is brilliant: packing all their knowledge about this topic in a way that demonstrates HOW you walk the talk (in case you are wondering how you can cram a socially good message into 140 characters the way Twitter requires you to). This book is a must starting point for anyone working in a nonprofit trying to figure out how to develop engagement through social media.

~ Manny Hernandez – @askmanny



social media pr coverPR has always been demanding. With expectations of lightning-fast responses, today’s consumers, vendors and general public all make it challenging to manage and control corporate messaging and PR. Surely you have heard somebody promoting social media as a silver bullet or band-aid for all PR issues?

In #SOCIAL MEDIA PR tweet Book01 Janet Fouts shows you how. Social media, as she explains lucidly, is not about one-way broadcasting but about two-way communication. The tips and guidelines in #SOCIAL MEDIA PR tweet Book01 will get you on the road to understanding the potential of social media for PR. You will learn about communicating and inbound media, with individual sections related to Facebook, Twitter, blogs and promotional events. With Janet Fouts’ book at hand, you can confidently harness the power of social media for your PR messaging. Buy now

Reader Review

I really appreciated this book. I’ve been in the position of recommending ways of tweeting for companies, and as I read this book, I wish I’d had it earlier, as its advice is spot-on and well-written. Twitter so easily intimidates people, and Fouts makes it approachable and useful. A quick read, and very valuable. Worth getting to prevent all of those mistakes that people make when using Twitter, too. Especially great for people who manage Twitter accounts for consumer brands. Spot-on. Fouts is an “uber-twitterer,” and got me started a few years ago embracing the very powerful medium for professional, and personal means. Her books are very approachable and have such gems of wisdom, it’s truly a treat to see another one published. A definite must-have if you so any kind of social media in your job.

~ Anna Billstrom


google plus for business coverHas the buzz about Google+ got you wondering what you might be missing? Have you ever brushed Google+ off as simply another social networking site, as merely Google’s answer to Facebook? If you answered yes to either question, you need to read Janet Fout’s new book #GOOGLE+ for BUSINESS tweet. As Janet explains, the buzz around Google+ is all for very valid reasons. Much more than simply another social media platform, Google+ has been conceived to revolutionize the way you ideate, plan, and act.

In #GOOGLE+ for BUSINESS tweet, Janet walks you through the gamut of Google+ tools and techniques. Starting with tips on creating a compelling profile, Janet explains hangouts, circles, and more before tying it all together with proven techniques for developing a coherent Google+ strategy.Buy now

Reader Review

I have been using Google+ for a while now, but still am not using all the features. I fnid with all the social media avenues available to us, people dread having to learn how to use yet another social network. This book #Google+ for Business Tweet by Janet Fouts is an easy to read and understand little book that you can use to help you navigate Google+ and help you build circles, connect with others and take advantage of all that Google+ has to offer you and your business. At a time when we are overwhelmed with social media, this easy to read book of tips is a life saver! I would recommend this book to anyone new to Google+.

~ Michelle Dunn – Award winning Author, Columnist