5 Tips to Be a “Go-to” Media Source

Read almost any article, and you’ll notice quotes peppered throughout the piece by experts. The quotes will be attributed to the expert and often list their title, company name, and/or book title, if they have one. As an author, providing commentary to media contacts that are putting together relevant pieces on your topic of expertise […]

Dan Smith and Sandy Smith Featured on “The Premise” Podcast

Dan Smith and Sandy Smith were recently interviewed on “The Premise” podcast, the official podcast of The San Diego Writers Festival. “The Premise” is hosted by Jennifer Thompson and Chad Thompson, the founders of Monkey C Media, a creative agency that helps authors and speakers bring their ideas to life. Sixteen years of working with storytellers has […]

Smith Publicity Increases Staff By Six

Five New Publicity Team Members, Business Development Coordinator Added to Keep Smith Publicity Poised for Continued Growth. Smith Publicity, one of the leading book marketing firms in the world today, has announced six new hires. Five expand its publicity services team and the sixth adds to the business development department. “Despite the significant challenges 2020 […]

New Podcast: How to Work with a Book Distributor – With Bailey Davis of Ingram Content Group

In this episode, we talk with Bailey Davis of Ingram Content Group about key questions a publisher should answer before entering a contract with a distributor, some of the services that a distributor can provide and activities and initiatives a publisher should keep their distributor updated on. Bailey started her career at Ingram in the […]

Book Marketing Tip: Give Your Book Away

by Corrin Foster Director of Marketing and Branding  Greenleaf Book Group Authors often ask me for my top book marketing tip – what one thing should they be absolutely certain they do to support the launch of their book – and the answer never fails to horrify (authors) and delight (me, a book marketer). Give […]

New Podcast: Cultivating and Maximizing Your Author Community

In this episode, we talk with Becky Robinson, Founder and CEO of Weaving Influence  – which assists clients by growing their influence and creating robust online communities – about the importance of building, maintaining and cultivating your fan community and personal and professional networks.

How to Find Your Author Support Group

Writing a book is a process that can be both exhilarating and exhausting; after all, an extraordinary amount of time, energy, thought, money, and effort go into it! With all that’s involved, authors often underestimate one crucial element: the author support group. What is an author support group? It’s the group of people you find […]

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4 Habits to Increase Your Output During the Writing Process

As an author, carving out regular perfect moments to write may seem like a dream, and even reading the phrase “perfect moments to write” may make you LOL in a scoff. In general, life can be hectic, and 2020 has even the most focused personality types struggling to tap into that creative flow. You may […]

Your Author Brand: How to Develop It & Why It’s Crucial – With Kait LeDonne

Kait LeDonne is the founder of LeDonne Brands, a personal and author brand agency based in New York city which builds author and executive personal brands using content marketing strategies through social media. Kait has authored the book The Attraction Magnet: “The 7 Insider Secrets The World’s Biggest Brands Use to Attract Customers Who Can’t Wait to […]

On the Blog: 5 Reasons to Promote Books to Bloggers  

When it comes to promoting your book, many types of media placements might initially come to mind: book reviews in trade publications, features in magazines, newspaper coverage, television interviews, and more. While these are all fantastic opportunities, an often-underappreciated source of attention, and potential new fans, and even sales for your book is… blogs! Blogs […]