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Friday Publishing News Roundup: Finding a book agent, Amazon’s latest controversy and more…

We shared some clients' book birthdays, seen left, on the Smith Instagram. A weekly roundup of what people are talking about in book marketing and book publicity. 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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Why one author chose Smith Publicity

We have a lot of Smith Publicity reviews in our testimonials section, but how do clients decide to go with Smith? Author Chrissie Kahan whose latest book Roadmap to Navigating Your Child’s Disability came out this summer, gives a glimpse into the process that lead her to our (virtual) doorstep. A little over a year ago…
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Labor Day Weekend Publishing News Roundup

Finally have time to read all those stories circulating the internet on your long weekend? Here's some writing and publishing stories we've been talking about at Smith Publicity this week! Tips for Aspiring Op-Ed Writers - A lot of our authors are experts in their fields, the perfect people to comment on news of the…
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How authors and book cover designers work together

We got to talk to Matt Sternbergh, author of "The Blinds," and Sara Wood, Ecco Books Associate Art Director, about the process they went through to collaborate on the book cover. Wood explains that the book's editor acts as a go-between for the author and their ideas for the book cover and the designer who will obviously…
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