All About Book Awards: A Q&A with Doug Fogelson of The National Indie Excellence Awards

Among the questions authors often ask is, “should I apply for book awards?” They are interested in learning whether book awards are worth trying to get, what the submission process is typically like, how their book will be judged (and who does the judging!), what the longer-lasting effects of winning a book award may be, […]

Portrait of Josh Steimle who is an expert about the marketing value of books.

New Podcast Episode: Your Book as a Powerful Business Marketing Tool

In this episode, Dan Smith speaks with renowned entrepreneur, speaker, and publishing consultant Josh Steimle. They discuss how entrepreneurs, consultants, and business owners of all types can write and publish a book and use it to enhance their expert brand, attract new clients, secure speaking engagements, and much more. Other discussion points cover how to […]

How to write books in the experience of a multi-award-winning author.

Multi-Award Winning Author Shares Her Writing Process and Tips

By Cheryl Campbell I’ve written a few lines of poems (none are complete), several short stories (none are complete), one novelette (complete but not released), and eight novels spread among two series (seven are released and one is pending release in November). I’ve never tried writing songs or other varieties of the written word, so […]

Infographic about advanced book marketing strategies.

10 Advanced Book Marketing Strategies | Grow Your Audience, Boost Sales

By Stephanie Chandler, CEO, Nonfiction Authors Association There is plenty of information about marketing books, though not every strategy works for every author or book. Also, it takes time to implement each new tactic and determine how well it’s working. It is not uncommon for new authors to feel a bit overwhelmed by all of […]

Meet Smith Publicity’s New Vice President of Publicity

Janet Shapiro is the Now Vice President of Publicity Ms. Shapiro has progressed through the company as an integral member of the team for over 12 years, most recently serving as Director of Publicity Services. “Janet is a dynamic, innovative, and charismatic leader whose talents will help elevate Smith to even higher levels of outstanding […]

Smith Publicity named as one of the top-100 pr companies by PRNews

Smith Publicity is Named Among the Top 100 Elite PR Agencies for 2022

Our Industry Leadership Has Earned PRNEWS’ Notice All of us at Smith Publicity are proud to announce our debut on the independently compiled 2022 list of the Top 100 Elite PR Firms from PRNEWS. It’s a listing of leading agencies with expertise in many practice areas, including several of those for which we are well […]

Smith Publicity Announces 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Ayana O’Brien of Loyola Marymount University Smith Publicity is pleased to announce that Ayana O’Brien of Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, is the recipient of the 2021 Smith Publicity Scholarship. O’Brien is a member of the class of 2023. O’Brien’s impactful winning essay, “Kaleidoscopic Words,” was selected out of 365 other submissions and […]

Greatest Hits: The Top 5 Most Downloaded All Things Book Marketing Podcasts

Book Marketing Podcasts See Continuous Audience Growth Any good summer soundtrack is filled with the greatest hits; why should your podcast playlist be any different? Since 2016, Smith Publicity’s All Things Book Marketing podcast, hosted by Vice President of Publicity Mike Onorato, has covered a sweeping range of book marketing and book publicity topics. Whether […]

what book editors want from authors when they submit their book manuscript for editing.

4 Frequent Writing Mistakes Authors Make: What Top Editors Want You to Know

By Astra Crompton If you want to improve your writing, an editor can provide valuable advice. Is your manuscript ready to be put to the test? FriesenPress’s team of professional editors has more than 100 years’ of combined experience helping authors publish the best books possible. There’s no better group of people to ask to […]

How to write a book proposal.

How to Write a Captivating Book Proposal

by Ally Machate Many authors believe they must write a book before they can start trying to pitch their work to agents and publishers, but if you’re writing a prescriptive nonfiction (i.e. problem-solving) book, you can save yourself a lot of time and energy by giving these industry pros what they really want: A captivating […]