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So What’s Going on at Amazon and Createspace?

Internet retailer and bookselling behemoth Amazon announced it was laying off workers for it’s self-publishing service, Createspace, because it’s getting out of the business of offering editing, marketing and design services to authors. Createspace will continue its normal printing operations for authors with ambitions to sell their work without a publisher. Does this indicate anything…
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Looking Ahead – Should you Consider Attending the London Book Fair?

The London Book Fair (LBF), held April 10 through 12 in 2018, is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. LBF has grown in both size and importance over the years and is considered as second only to the Frankfurt International…
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5 Book Marketing Predictions for 2018 from Dan Smith

So much has changed since Smith Publicity started in 1997. Just a few examples: Email was nowhere near the preferred mode of communication it is now, broadcast faxing was popular, and editors and producers actually liked to be called on the phone! And, our media “database” were enormous printed books from Bacons, one for each…
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How to Throw a Book Launch Party That Isn’t a Waste of Time

By Chris Robley  (Originally published on BookBaby Blog here.) If you’re self-publishing or releasing a book through a small press, being pampered isn’t usually part of the equation; you’ll have to take the lead on planning your own launch party. But don’t get fever chills; it’s not all that different from throwing a Super Bowl party,…
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New Year’s Resolutions for Publicists

by Mike Onorato, Executive Director of Publicity Most of us begin 2018 with some resolutions in mind for personal or professional growth.  There are areas we want to improve upon or bad habits we’d love to break.  Setting goals and objectives for yourself are important.  They don’t necessarily need to be big, but I’ve always…
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Podcast: Query letters that get agents’ attention with Reedsy Founder Ricardo Fayet

This week we discuss query letters and more with Reedsy Founder Ricardo Fayet. We were inspired to do this episode by reading Ricardo's excellent post for the Reedsy Blog on query letters, which you can view here: https://blog.reedsy.com/how-to-write-a-query-letter/ Find out more about Reedsy and Ricardo at: https://reedsy.com/ https://twitter.com/reedsyhq https://www.facebook.com/wearereedsy/ https://twitter.com/ricardofayet Email: ricardo@reedsy.com As always, for more book marketing…
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How to Find the Right Book Publicity for Your Book

by Corinne Moulder, Director of Business Development (Originally Published on IngramSpark) Just like you can’t write a book for “everyone,” you can’t expect all media to be a fit for you and your book. Sure, a plug on Good Morning America or a review in the New York Times would be a major accomplishment for…
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Podcast: Getting the Most Out of Literary Conferences

In this episode we talk to the founder and publisher of Hippocampus Magazine, Donna Talarico. The magazine sponsors Hippocamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers. We discuss how authors can benefit from attending literary conferences, and how to get the most out of the experience. More on Hippocamp: http://www.hippocamp2017.hippocampusmagazine.com/ More on Hippocampus Magazine: http://www.hippocampusmagazine.com/ Host/Producer:…
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