Self-Publishing Book Expo 2013

For the fifth year, Smith Publicity exhibited at the Self-Pub Book Expo in New York City, led by Director of Sales Corinne Liccketto and other Smith team members.

The Self-Pub Book Expo is a trade show for self-published authors, or writers considering self-publishing. It is a place for authors to gather information and meet with fellow members of the book industry.

It is a great first step for authors to learn about the book industry from distribution to marketing and publicity.

Corinne noted this year was one of the best years she can remember. The authors were more knowledgeable than ever.

“There are so many online informational sites and book resources that authors are well prepared when we talk to them,” said Corinne.

Smith team members Lauren Covello, Sophia Lazare, Dina Barsky and Corinne met with 26 authors for consultations.  The authors ranged from those with published books to some with just ideas for books.

“Getting to meet the authors and learn about their interests was a great new addition,” adds Corinne.

The Smith team enjoys exhibiting each year because of the high number of repeat exhibitors as well as authors.

“We were pleasantly surprised with the wide variety of genres represented,” notes Corinne.

Special thanks go out to organizers Diane Mancher and Karen Menter.  The Smith team cannot wait to exhibit again in 2014.