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Meet the Smith Publicity Team!

Want to know what really makes Smith Publicity go, go, go? Get a glimpse into the philosophy, ideology and leadership style that makes Smith Publicity the premier book marketing and book publicity agency in the industry. You'll be taken inside the Smith office with commentary from several Smith Publicity clients, executives and publicists.
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Using Your Book as a Business Card

by Dan Smith, CO & Founder  What is 6" by 9," usually weighs roughly one ound, and is giving an increasing number of business people an advantage over the competition? A book. The use of 'the book as a business card' has added a new and powerful tool to marketing arsenals to build credibility and…
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Thursdays with Dan: 4 Dirty Words of Book Marketing

by Dan Smith, CEO and Founder Hopefully the headline above caught your attention. That’s what we try to do in book publicity – quickly get the attention of an editor or producer and entice them to read further. If you’re still with me, enticement = accomplished. I don't literally mean “dirty words,” like the “The…
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Booksellers, libraries and schools prepare for Children’s Book Week

by Andrea Kiliany Thatcher. Children's Book Week will be held May 1 - 7, 2017 and booksellers, libraries and schools are getting ready with the help of the Children's Book Council. It is a week for celebrating children's literature and literacy initiatives.  The programming consists of incentives for stores, schools and libraries to raise money for…
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5 Questions With… Corinne Moulder about changes at Book Expo!

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher BookExpo (BEA), formerly BookExpo America, is the main annual trade show for the book industry serving book publishing and selling, book marketing and book publicity. In the past few years the conference added the more consumer-facing BookCon to the last day of the schedule. This year, more changes are afoot. We speak with Corinne Moulder who is the Director of…
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Bookstores see 2.5% increase in sales in 2016

by Andrea Kiliany Thatcher Despite what some saw as a worrisome holiday season, Publisher's Weekly reports that "bookstore sales in 2016 rose 2.5% over 2015, according to preliminary estimates released Wednesday morning by the U.S. Census Bureau." This news is particularly significant when you consider that the improvement came in a book environment that, with the…
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Veronica Appleton on Fox32 Chicago

Journey to Appleville author Veronica Appleton was recently featured on Fox 23 in Chicago! Focusing on hot topics related to your book is a great way to approach book publicity from a new angle, as Veronica did with the diversity lessons in her children's book.
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We’re looking for an intern! Learn about book marketing and publicity first hand

Book Publicity Intern Smith Publicity, Inc. works with experts, authors and publishers worldwide to help create awareness about their work to spark book sales and attract opportunities including new business, speaking engagements, writing assignments and develop author/expert brands. Since 1997, Smith Publicity has promoted every genre of book, from New York Times bestsellers to first…
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We’re hiring! Experienced Publicist needed

Smith Publicity is looking for an experienced publicist. Work independently and/or as part of a team with authors/publishers; get to know their books—then “pitch” to the media—newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and online outlets—with the goal of securing coverage interviews, articles, book reviews, feature stories, etc. Day to day, after training, you will be the primary…
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