Inaugural Publishers Weekly U.S. Book Show Recap

Last month, the Smith Publicity team was pleased to exhibit at the inaugural U.S. Book Show, which ran from May 25 – May 27. The latest numbers reveal that the show – which was hosted by Publishers Weekly – saw nearly 7,000 registrations and reported close to 80,000 booth entries. Professionals from across the industry gathered […]

New “All things Book Marketing” Podcast – Publishing With Hybrid Publishers – With Jenn T. Grace

    Jenn T. Grace is a nationally recognized business strategist, speaker, and award-winning author. She has been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and CNBC.  Jenn passionately believes the more raw and real we can be—the deeper the connections we can experience. This drives her fierce commitment to bring voice to […]

New “All Things Book Marketing” Podcast: Non-Profit Publisher Discusses Amplifying Marginalized Voices

Host Mike Onorato speaks with Joshua Demarest, Executive Director at CatStone Books. CatStone Books is a non-profit publishing company that specializes in publishing minority voices in speculative fiction. In addition to publishing novels, CatStone publishes the pro-rate short fiction market Pharos Magazine. CatStone offers the annual Samuel R. Delany Fellowship, a $10,000 grant to one author […]

Tips and Tricks to Know Before You Hire a Ghostwriter

By Kevin Anderson, Editor-in-Chief and CEO of Kevin Anderson & Associates, Congratulations! You’ve made the monumental decision to collaborate with a ghostwriter. By doing so, you’ve chosen to bet on yourself and your book and made a tangible step toward becoming an author. But before you sign that ghostwriting contract, be sure to properly prepare […]

Authors Becoming Thought Leaders: “All Things Book Marketing” podcast with Peter Winick

In this recent “All Things Book Marketing” host Mike Onorato speaks with Peter Winick, host of the “Leveraging Thought Leadership” podcast and founder and CEO of Thought Leadership Leverage. For the past two decades, he has helped individuals and organizations build and grow revenue streams through designing and growing their thought leadership platforms as well […]

How to get an ISBN number. Step by step instructions for authors looking for information on how to get an ISBN number.

How to Get an ISBN Number (and Why) – What You Need to Know Step-by-Step

Every book needs an ISBN (International Standard Book Number); it’s that simple. Having an ISBN number is a unique identifier that is required for important reasons. Traditional publishers automatically register their titles and if you’re the author of a self-published book you need to do the same. This article provides detailed ISBN information and discusses […]

How Authors Can Get on National TV – Smith Publicist Joelle Speranza Offers Tips

Veteran Smith Publicity publicist Joelle Speranza offers tips and advice on how authors can get on national TV. Joelle is well-known for her long record of top national placements for authors on national news and daytime talk shows. Learn how to take your book publicity or book marketing campaign to the highest levels!

How to Set Up Amazon Automatic Targeted Ads to Sell More Books

by Stephanie Chandler, CEO, Nonfiction Authors Association While advertising can seem like a risky expense, if done right it should pay for itself multiple times over. Not surprisingly, these days online ads account for a major portion of modern advertising, with digital ads alone already accounting for 54% of ad spending in 2021, according to […]

Happy World Book Day! Our Staff’s All-Time Favorite Picks

It’s World Book Day! Today is a day when reading enthusiasts around the world unite in their love of books. After a particularly challenging year, it feels especially good to celebrate the joy that reading brings us. Diving into a good book has long been a favorite pastime, but the past year has proven that […]

Free virtual training for authors and experts interested in speaking – From Our friends at Heroic Public Speaking

If you are an author and/or expert curious about the world of speaking, or looking to improve your speaking career, we highly recommend enrolling in HPS STREAM: How to Create Transformative Content that Books Gigs and Changes Lives.  It’s a free two-day livestream event on April 26th & 27th (12:00pm – 4:30pm EDT). Run by […]