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Power Book Publicity Tips March 2014

Cover Your Back: Writing the Blurb, Dave Bricker Becoming a TED/TEDx Talk Presenter:Tips for Authors and Experts to Secure Speaking Opportunities with TEDx, Sandy Poirier-Diaz Display Your Book at the 43rd Annual London Book Fair Smith Publicity is Exhibiting at Book Expo America 2014 Smith Publicity Scholarship—Last Chance to Enter! Free Author Platform Webinar Hosted…
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Cover Your Back: Writing the Blurb by Dave Bricker

After writing a book, many authors are surprised by how hard it is to create a few engaging paragraphs for the “blurb” on the back cover. In traditional bookstores, the book’s cover attracts readers. Inspired by the back cover blurb, they thumb through a few pages and hopefully buy the book. But the majority of…
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Mike Albee — The Book Publicity Con Man Who Just Won’t Quit

I've posted about the amazing scamming and fraudulent adventures of the fake book publicist Mike Albee before. He's also faced increasing scrutiny and criticism around the book industry, but rather than deter him, he just keeps expanding his scams. He is a man dedicated to his craft. Unfortunately. Now, Albee has ventured into the book…
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You wrote a novel, now what?

Enter to Win a Book Publicity Consultation and Exposure on NetGalley  Writing a book is just the beginning. The next stage is helping readers and influencers discover you and your book. Novelists who participated in the 2013 NanoWriMo are eligible to win a one-hour book marketing consultation with Smith Publicity. Smith Publicity is the most experienced…
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Cover Your Back: Back Cover Blurbs

This article discusses approaches to writing a back cover “blurb.” After writing and polishing a complete book, many writers are surprised at just how difficult it is to write a few effective paragraphs for the back cover. Think carefully about publishing goals when tackling the back cover. Traditions and opinions about back cover text are…
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Authors: Jump-Start Your Social Media with Twitter

With 2014 just beginning, now is a great time to begin using social media or to improve the social media platforms you already have. Twitter continues to become more popular. It has become THE place to connect with others of similar interests and share your thoughts. As an author, effective use of Twitter can be…
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