How to get author speaking opportunitiesA podcast about changes in the book marketing industry in the past 20 years, from 1999 to 2019

Speaking Opportunities for Authors – “All Things Book Marketing” Podcast

How to Get Speaking Opportunities & What to Plan. This “All Things Book Marketing” Podcast” features Perry Hooks of Hooks Book Events, discussing key aspects of speaking engagements for authors – from how to get them to how authors should plan their talk. FULL TRANSCRIPT: Welcome to the Smith Publicity, all things book marketing podcast. […]

Discussion About Foreign Rights: “All Things Book Marketing” Podcast

In this episode of the “All Things Book Marketing” podcast we talk to Ashley Mabbitt, who has been in foreign rights in publishing for nearly 20 years. We discuss the Frankfurt Book Fair, what questions authors should be asking about foreign rights, what markets are growing fastest and how foreign rights has changed in the […]

Dr Alan Zimmerman on how to destress, reenergize. All things book marketing podcast by Smith Publicity

Help for Stressed-Out Authors

All Things Book Marketing Podcast       Help for Stressed-Out Authors: How to De-Stress, Re-Energize, and Re-Balance Your Life by Alan Zimmerman TRANSCRIPT: Welcome to the Smith Publicity, All Things Book Marketing podcast. The best tips, insights, and advice from the best in the publishing industry. Dan Smith: Hi, this is Dan Smith, and […]

5 tips on business book marketing practices by Smith Publicity Inc

5 Business Book Marketing Tips

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Hi, I’m Marissa Eigenbrood, vice president of Smith Publicity, and I’m here today to talk about five tips for business authors to maximize your publicity and focus on your marketing efforts. First of all, we have here, number one, your network. Don’t be afraid to tap into your network. I like to say […]

Hiring a Book Publicist is Scary, But You Probably Still Need One

From Questionable and Mixed Metrics to No Guarantees and Misconceptions: Hiring a Book Publicist is Scary, But You Probably Still Need One

Why would anyone hire a firm to fulfill a service when there are: No guarantees of any results Achieving a positive ROI is challenging Measurement metrics vary based on opinion This is the reality of book promotion. Aside from these facts, let’s toss in some common misconceptions about book publicists. Some authors look at book […]

Netgalley, self-publishing for independent authors.

The Benefits of NetGalley for Independent Authors and Publishers

By Michela DellaMonica Team Manager, Smith Publicity NetGalley is a cost-effective way to reach a growing community of professional readers (media, reviewers, booksellers, librarians, bloggers and educators) who can read, review and recommend titles. On average, over 80% of the monthly traffic is represented by repeat visitors who regularly visitNetGalley to see what titles are […]

Maureen Joyce Connolly, author of her debut, widely acclaimed novel, Little Lovely Things

“All Things Book Marketing” Podcast

Maureen Joyce Connolly Discusses Fiction Marketing, Personal Branding and Working With a Publicist In the latest “All Things Book Marketing” episode, Mike Onorato talks with former Smith Publicity client Maureen Joyce Connolly, author of her debut, widely acclaimed novel, Little Lovely Things. Maureen discusses book promotion, author promotion, social media and how to effectively promote a […]

Getting back to the basics with an effective book marketing plan involves setting deadlines and goals according to the schedule of author publicity services.

Back to the Basics: Tips for Creating an Effective Book Marketing Plan

A successful book starts with an effective book marketing plan. In today’s publishing world, a book cannot succeed without defined goals, careful planning, audience identification and determining target media markets. If an author just “wings it” and launches a book with no plan, disappointment is a certainty. Here are five basic tips for developing an […]

Book publicist with Megyn Kelly promoting a book from one of the authors we publicize.

4 Things Book Publicists Need From Authors

As publicists, our job is to secure as much media interest and coverage for a book and author as possible. With thousands of books published every week, the competition is fierce. At Smith Publicity, we consider a book marketing campaign to be a partnership. Yes, authors pay us as professionals and experts, but book publicity […]

Why Authors Need Book Publicists

A Hybrid Publisher’s Perspective on Why Authors Need Book Publicists

by Trena White Co-founder and principal of Page Two As a busy hybrid publisher of brilliant non-fiction, we work with a wide range of clients—some are well-known authorities in their field, others are just beginning to make a name for themselves. Many come into our first meetings declaring they want a bestseller.  Of course, we […]