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Smith Publicity Client Denise Dudley: Example of a Terrific Author TV Interview

TV interviews can be nerve-wracking, palm sweating ventures for any author. Anyone who has been interviewed on TV knows that gestures, body-language and every word matters. Smith Publicity client Denise Dudley, author of Work It! Get In, Get Noticed, Get Promoted, provides an excellent example of a great TV interview. As her book marketing campaign rolls…
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How I find my next read – from a twenty-something bookaholic

by Hope Holroyd, Publicity Assistant I’ve always valued reading and being able to escape into a story. As I grew up, the way I learned about books changed. When I was younger, I relied on magazines and catalogs that were sent directly to school that I would sift through to find my next read. But…
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The book industry responds to Amazon buying Whole Foods

Amazon is such a behemoth in the book industry it comes as no surprise that publishers, booksellers and authors had a lot to say about the company purchasing Whole Foods last week. The following article comes from Shelf Awareness Pro, a daily newsletter for people in the book business. (They also have a consumer version…
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Smith client tells ‘why publicists are worth the expense’

Anne Montgomery is a former TV journalist and the author of The Scent of Rain. She is also a Smith Publicity client! She recently penned a blog for her Web site that we wanted to share. A lot of authors considering book marketing wonder if professional book publicity services are worth the expense. Anne says…
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Does Book Publicity Create Book Sales?

Publicity can make many good things happen for authors such as establish a dynamic author brand, create speaking opportunities, increase business and attract prospective clients for business authors, and lead to offers for film rights and traditional publishing deals. But some think book publicity and book marketing does't equate to book sales. While book sales…
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What we’re reading!

We are in the business of book publicity, so it's no surprise that we love books! We thought it would be fun to share what our staff is reading right now! Since we can't play favorites among clients, check out some of the books we've been reading in our down time. One of our biggest…
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Branding expert Deb Gabor calls out Smith Publicity for Book in a Box

Independent Publishing mavericks Book in a Box recently featured one of their most successful authors Deb Gabor on their blog. You can read "How Deb Gabor Became the Media’s Go-To Expert on Branding" here. And who does Gabor credit with some of her book marketing campaign's success? Smith Publicity! "The first step was to hire a…
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E-books and Book Marketing: What Authors Need to Know

E-books continue to maintain a steady share of the book publishing market. By 2018, e-book sales are forecast to account for about a quarter of global book sales. (https://www.statista.com/topics/1474/e-books/) www.Statista.com provides one of the better summaries of the e-book market I’ve seen:  “E-books have found their place in the hearts of American bookworms – 13…
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