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What Every Author Needs to Know About Book Editing

You’ve finished your book. You’ve read through it 12 times. It’s clean. It’s good to go. It’s Ready. No, it’s not.  You’d be surprised at how many authors I’ve seen make the mistake of having their book published without having it professional edited. And I mean a professional editor, not a friend or family member;…
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It Can Only Help: Thoughts on the Power of Positive Thinking

by Dan Smith Most of our blog posts offer solid information, advice and tips, or announce newsworthy occurrences. This post is much different. Forgive my preachiness for a moment, roll along with my ramblings, and hopefully you'll like it. Most of you probably have heard of the Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, author of The…
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PODCAST: Book marketing plan tips for authors [Guest: Noelle Stary from 20Lemons]

Noelle Stary from 20Lemons, a full-service marketing company, talks about the foundations of a good marketing plan, when and how to implement them. Find 20Lemons at http://www.20lemons.com. As always, for more book marketing and book publicity tips, please visit www.smithpublicity.com, Smith Publicity on Facebook, and @smithpublicity on Twitter and Instagram. Host/Producer: Andrea Kiliany Thatcher [spreaker…
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We’re Growing! Talented Publicist Needed

Powerhouse Publicity Firm Seeks Talented Publicist Are you the right match? The Smith Publicity team is growing and we are recruiting new talent. We're on the hunt for an experienced, talented publicist to join our team. If you fit the bill and want to join one of the premier book marketing firms in the world,…
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Smith Publicity’s BookExpo 2018 Recap

by Corinne Moulder, Vice President, Business Development, Smith Publicity BookExpo 2018 marked Smith Publicity’s 16th year exhibiting. While much has changed over the years, there is one constant that keeps everyone coming back—a passion for books and authors. This year, Reed geared most of the panels and education sessions towards the resurgence of independent bookstores…and…
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Smith Publicity connects authors and readers at BookCon 2018

In our second year hosting author signings at BookCon, Smith Publicity brought even more readers and authors together in 2018. With a mix of genres from romance, thriller and young adult to memoir and children's picture books, the breadth and variety of our clientele was truly represented. All our authors had long lines for their…
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5 Book Marketing Mistakes Self-Published Authors Make

The reality of book marketing is that a few mistakes can seriously undermine the effectiveness of a campaign. If you're self-promoting, you need to learn to avoid the pitfalls, traps and mistakes that can derail tour efforts.  Check out this post by Dan Smith on the blog of our friends at IngramSpark for some common mistakes…
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Interested in Doing TEDx Talks? Everything Authors Need to Know

TEDx talks are becoming more popular, and more authors want to employ the power TEDx affords for book marketing and expert branding. In this edition of the "All Things Book Marketing" podcast, host Andrea Thatcher talks with Josephine Gross and Elena Herdieckerhoff, founders of www.RedDotStage.com, a dynamic company with an impressive record of helping authors…
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