Smith Publicity Announces 2020 Book Marketing Scholarship Winner

Smith Publicity recently announced that Jami Govaerts of Florida International University was selected as the winner of its 2020 Book Marketing Scholarship. Govaerts was one of more than 200 applicants.

The $1,000 academic scholarship is based on a 1,500-word essay examining persuasive writing, a core component of book marketing and publicity. A group of Smith Publicity publicists selected the winner.

“It is an absolute honor to be selected for the Smith Publicity scholarship and be given the opportunity to further my education,” says Govaerts. “I am looking forward to making a difference in the world and making my dreams come true with the support of this scholarship for my educational endeavors.”

“Persuasive writing is such a vital component of many jobs, in addition to personal communications,” says Smith Publicity CEO Dan Smith.

Image of 2020 Book Marketing Scholarship winner Jami Govaerts.

Jami Govaerts

“Every day, our publicists are tasked with writing compelling, persuasive pitches, and we want to both celebrate and encourage the craft of powerful, impactful writing.”

Govaerts is a graduate student in the Masters of Hospitality Management program at Florida International University.

The 2021 Book Marketing Scholarship will increase to $2,500.