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3 WAYS to get Traditional Publishers Vying for Your Self-Published Book

by Erin Entrada Kelly, Book Publicist, Smith Publicity A recent article in Publishers Weekly noted that 47 percent of publishers acquired self-published titles in the past year. That number jumps to 60 percent for general trade publishers. What does this mean for writers who want to get picked up by one of the traditional houses?…
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How to Use Video to Build Your Author Platform

[caption id="attachment_5026" align="aligncenter" width="604"] When marketers include video, the click-through rate increases three-fold, some research shows.[/caption] By Kathy Berardi, Video Producer, Red Clip Video As an author or sought-after consultant, you’ve likely considered adding video into your marketing mix. Not only can it elevate your brand’s visibility, it can also have a high return on…
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Award-Winning Journalist and Acclaimed Author Erin Entrada Kelly Joins Smith Publicity Book Marketing Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 8, 2015 Contact: Katie Benesch 856.489.8654 x 323 Katie.benesch@smithpublicity.com Award-Winning Journalist and Acclaimed Author Erin Entrada Kelly Joins Smith Publicity Book Marketing Team CHERRY HILL, NJ – Smith Publicity (www.smithpublicity.com), a leading book marketing and book publicity firm with offices in the U.S. and Toronto, has announced that award-winning journalist, editor…
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Power Book Publicity Tips September 2015

4 Outdated Book Promotion Strategies This article originally appeared as a guest post on the BookBub Partners Blog. by Sandra Poirier Smith for BookBub.com The book publishing industry has experienced dramatic changes in the past couple decades. Previously, a few gatekeepers at major publishing houses determined what was worthy of publication. But the digital revolution democratized…
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How to Boost Your Chances of Getting a Publishers Weekly Review

by Carl Pritzkat, Vice President of Business Development, PWxyz Publishers Weekly launched BookLife, its website dedicated to indie authors, one year ago. BookLife is best known for allowing authors to submit their self-published books for Publishers Weekly review consideration for FREE. In fact, in the site’s first year, Publishers Weekly reviewed over 500 books from…
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Power Book Publicity Tips August 2015

7 Surefire Ways to Maximize Holiday Book Sales Dan Smith, CEO/Founder, Smith Publicity Believe it or not, August is the time to start planning ways to sell more books around the holidays. There’s no doubt about it – books make great holiday gifts. They’re inexpensive, easy to find and buy, and can be very thoughtful…
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5 Free Things You Can Do TODAY to Market Your Award-Winning Book

There are many wonderful ways to celebrate your award-winning book. That, of course, is the good news. The bad news is that everyone else is using the same channels for all kinds of things. With our checklist of five easy things, you can cut through that noise and put those social channels to work for…
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Beginner’s Guide to Running Ebook Price Promotions

  One of the biggest challenges authors face is getting their books in front of new readers, especially since hundreds of thousands of books are published each year. A price promotion is one of the most effective ways to get more exposure and make your book more attractive to potential readers. Whether you’re looking to…
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7 Surefire Ways to Maximize Holiday Book Sales

Believe it or not, August is the time to start planning ways to sell more books around the holidays. There’s no doubt about it – books make great holiday gifts. They’re inexpensive, easy to find and buy, and can be very thoughtful gifts right in line with a person’s interests. In other words, if you know…
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