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PODCAST: So you want to self publish…

Self publishing is no longer the Wild West of book publishing that it used to be, and there are a lot of services out there offering potential self-publishing authors a little or a lot of help on their journey. We talked to Christina Henry de Tessan, VP of Strategic Partnerships, and Meghan Harvey, Director of…
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Sandy Smith talks book publicity on the Greenleaf Book Group podcast

Our own company President Sandy Smith was recently a guest on the Greenleaf Book Group podcast.  "When authors are getting ready to launch their books, publicity can be a big factor in book sales. The publisher and author create the push that gets the book onto the bookstore shelves, while the publicity team creates the…
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Banning books is still a thing? Banned Books Week 2017

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher, Marketing Manager and Book Publicist Happy Banned Books Week! As a former bookseller and advocate for independent bookstores, when I think of banned books week I think of traditionally challenged books like Lolita, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird. These were the books that typically made up…
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Friday Publishing News Roundup: Finding a book agent, Amazon’s latest controversy and more…

A weekly roundup of what people are talking about in book marketing and book publicity. We shared some clients' book birthdays, seen left, on the Smith Instagram Google book searches will now return results from your local library [The Millions] The National Book Foundation named Annie Proulx winner of medal for distinguished contribution to American letters [Publishers' Weekly] Amazon has…
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VIDEO: Promoting your memoir

[embed]https://youtu.be/Knai7hG9j6I[/embed] Girl Walks Out of a Bar: A Memoir author Lisa Smith shares some of the unique challenges and rewards of marketing a memoir. We caught up with her at Hippocampus Magazine's Hippocamp17 creative nonfiction conference in Lancaster, PA, where she gave a reading and was part of the debut author panel.
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PODCAST: Sandy Smith talks about when to start thinking about book publicity, and what to do when you get it

In this episode of the All Things Book Marketing Podcast, Smith Publicity President Sandy Smith talks a bit about her experience in the industry, when an author should begin planning for the publicity of their book, and what they can do to make the most of that publicity when it starts coming in. https://www.spreaker.com/user/smithpublicity/sandy-smith-on-when-to-start-thinking-ab
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Thursdays with Dan: 5 of the Strangest Books Ever Published

There are so many serious things going on in the world, I think it's important to take a little trip to the far side. Laugh. Lighten up. Wonder. Be amazed. Be intrigued. In fact, I make a habit of finding things that are contrary to the usual, things from "the other side."  So, here are…
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VIDEO: How to get your YA book featured on EpicReads

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdQ9xbSVifc[/embed] We caught up with Bess Braswell from HarperTeen about how authors can get their books on Harper's "publisher agnostic" YA book blog EpicReads! Getting reviews and features on sites like EpicReads can help make or break a book publicityEi campaign.
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