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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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Thursdays with Dan: The crash and burn of Tate Publishing

By Dan Smith, Founder & CEO, Smith Publicity The recent news of Tate Publishing ceasing operations shouldn’t have come as a surprise. Various lawsuits, complaints and accusations about shoddy service appeared throughout 2016. Consider just a few that were widely reported on: Lightning Source, on-demand producer of print and digital media based in Tennessee, sued…
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Smith Publicity to award 3,000th client $5,000 in free publicity services!

Smith Publicity, the most prolific book marketing agency in the publishing industry, will soon promote its 3,000th author. To celebrate this milestone, the company is offering $5,000 in free publicity services to the lucky author who signs on for services, and brings the number to 3,000. “This is a huge accomplishment for Smith Publicity,” says…
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