Power Book Publicity Tips April 2014

March 27th, 2014

Determining the Retail Price for a Printed Book, Miles Nelson Self-Publishing Industry Blogs: Keeping Authors in the Loop Display Your Book at Book Expo America 2014 Smith Publicity at Two Book Industry Events this spring

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Smith Publicity at Two Book Industry Events this spring

March 27th, 2014

Authors and publishers are welcome to visit Smith Publicity at two events this spring: The 43rd Annual American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) Writers Conference and BookExpo America (BEA) 2014. The ASJA Writers Conference will be held in the Roosevelt Hotel in NYC, April 24 to 26. Smith Publicity is an official sponsor of Read more…

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Display Your Book at Book Expo America 2014

March 27th, 2014

Showcase your book at BookExpo America (BEA) 2014–held in the Javits Center in NYC, May 29 to 31. At BEA you will have the chance to have your book showcased in front of more than 20,000 “verified” book industry professionals for four days—from agents, book buyers to librarians and reviewers. BookExpo America – New Title Showcase Read more…

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Self-Publishing Industry Blogs: Keeping Authors in the Loop

March 27th, 2014

The self-publishing industry is in a seemingly constant state of change. Staying on top of trends and changes can be challenging. Reading popular publishing and writing related blogs helps authors stay informed. The following ten blogs offer self-publishing news, industry trends, tips and advice: ALLi (Alliance of Independent Authors): self-publishing advice blog The Creative Penn: Read more…

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Determining the Retail Price for a Printed Book

March 27th, 2014

At Dog Ear Publishing, determining the retail price of a book is a routine task. There are various factors we consider when advising authors on setting a retail price. First, what type of genre does your book fall into—non-fiction, fiction, children’s, juvenile, self-help or something else? Some genres allow for higher retail prices or have Read more…

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Digital Age Authorship: 2014′s Four Best Ways to Market your Book

March 19th, 2014

No matter what you’re marketing, two things remain true: it’s important to market through mixed media, rather than depending on one single tactic; and you have to be consistent. When marketing the first book you’ve published, you aren’t likely to already have an established following of readers — now is the time to build one Read more…

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What is Google+? Author’s Beginner Guide to Google’s Social Media Platform

March 7th, 2014

Google+ is the world’s second largest social media site with roughly 235 million users. The social media site is linked to your Google account and customizable for personal use as well as professional work. Like Facebook friends and Twitter followers, Google+ allows you to connect with people by adding them to “Your Circles.” Users design Read more…

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Power Book Publicity Tips March 2014

February 27th, 2014

Cover Your Back: Writing the Blurb, Dave Bricker Becoming a TED/TEDx Talk Presenter:Tips for Authors and Experts to Secure Speaking Opportunities with TEDx, Sandy Poirier-Diaz Display Your Book at the 43rd Annual London Book Fair Smith Publicity is Exhibiting at Book Expo America 2014 Smith Publicity Scholarship—Last Chance to Enter! Free Author Platform Webinar Hosted Read more…

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Becoming a TED/TEDx Talk Presenter: Tips for Authors and Experts to Secure Speaking Opportunities with TEDx

February 27th, 2014

One of our long-term clients is a highly successful business professional and author. She was the COO of a Fortune 200 company and now sits on the boards of several organizations including one of the world’s leading telecommunications companies. Over the course of her book publicity campaign with us, we’ve secured a number of high Read more…

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Cover Your Back: Writing the Blurb by Dave Bricker

February 27th, 2014

After writing a book, many authors are surprised by how hard it is to create a few engaging paragraphs for the “blurb” on the back cover. In traditional bookstores, the book’s cover attracts readers. Inspired by the back cover blurb, they thumb through a few pages and hopefully buy the book. But the majority of Read more…

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