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InfoGraphic: Confused about eBook distribution? Here’s help.

When authors come to us for book marketing or book publicity for their Ebook, one of the first questions we ask them is about distribution. To help authors reach readers who can actually buy their book, we need to know where that book is available. Many self-published authors are lost when it comes to Ebook…
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Thinking about turning your blog into a book? Advice from the experts

This post by Paul Turnbull first appeared on the BookBaby Blog and is excerpted from “Create an eBook: The Complete Guide” on Blogging.com. Publishing a book takes effort, so before you start, do a reality check: Do you have what it takes to make your blog a book? Congratulations! Your blog’s been doing well for a while…
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What is a bestseller anymore? And does it do anything for sales?

There’s been a lot of talk this year about bestseller lists. From gaming the New York Times best-seller list to the same venerable institution cutting 10 categories from its lists and how Amazon ranks its bestsellers, it's a lot for an author to monitor and digest. But... what do bestseller lists even mean anymore? How…
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BookBaby Independent Authors Conference 2017

This weekend our own fair city of Philadelphia hosted the BookBaby Independent Authors Conference, the only conference that educates independent authors on how to cultivate a successful self-publishing career.  Around 400 authors and writers attended presentations from 22 successful self-published authors and industry leaders and over 20 constructive workshops and panels focused on publishing and marketing…
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Smith Happenings: Indie Author Day and the Push to Publish Conference

The Smith Publicity team recently participated in two regional publishing industry events. Executive Director of Publicity Mike Onorato attended Montclair Public Library's celebration of Indie Author Day - a nationwide event sponsored by BiblioBoard designed to bring local indie writers together to meet and learn from each other. He spoke on the topic of book…
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How to write a great galley letter

by Mike Onorato, Executive Director of Publicity, originally posted on the IngramSpark blog Galleys (or ARCs) continue to be a vital step in the book marketing process, which can help garner reviews which make or break a book. As important as galleys are, the accompanying galley letter is equally important. Knowing how to construct a letter that helps…
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PODCAST: Angela Maria Spring talks pop up bookstores, stocking diverse writers, and advice for authors from her time as a manager at Politics & Prose

In this exciting episode we speak to Angela Marie Spring, founder and owner of Duende District, a mobile bookstore focused on reaching Hispanic, black, immigrant and other communities of color throughout D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area.  We talk about stocking diverse writers, how an author or brick and mortar bookstore could benefit from a pop up shop or…
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Bookbaby shares how to make the most out of a professional book review

This post by Patricia Moosbrugger of BlueInk Review first appeared on the Bookbaby blog. Professional reviews from trusted sources command credibility from the outset and can be used in ways consumer reviews cannot. Here are eight ways to make the most of a professional book review. Let’s face it, all book reviews are not created equal. You…
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