New Podcast: How to Work with a Book Distributor

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Ways to Make a Book Cover Stand Out

You CAN Judge a Book by Its Cover — Make Yours Stand Out By Gwyn Flowers, GKS Creative In these modern times, the old adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is rarely followed. What makes a consumer click or move on? In today’s war of thumbnail covers, get noticed by using core visual […]

“All Things Book Marketing” Podcast – Morgan James Publishing: How They are Changing Publishing – Part 1

In this edition we talk with David Hancock, founder of Morgan James Publishing. Hancock is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today bestselling author. NASDAQ cites David as one of the world’s most prestigious business leaders, and he is reported to be the future of publishing. As founder of Morgan James Publishing, he was selected for Fast Company magazine’s Fast 50 for his leadership, […]

Smith Publicity Announces 2020 Book Marketing Scholarship Winner

Smith Publicity recently announced that Jami Govaerts of Florida International University was selected as the winner of its 2020 Book Marketing Scholarship. Govaerts was one of more than 200 applicants. The $1,000 academic scholarship is based on a 1,500-word essay examining persuasive writing, a core component of book marketing and publicity. A group of Smith […]

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Using SEO as Part of Your Author Marketing Strategy

by Jeniffer Thompson, Monkey C Media Did you recently write a book that you’re super excited about but find that your sales numbers are a bit lackluster and disappointing? Or maybe you have a blog, and it’s just not getting the traffic you want? Well, there’s something you can do about it. Among the most […]

social media for author promotion and book marketing.

Building Your Brand Via Instagram: 10 Ways to Optimize Your Page

by Joelle Speranza of Smith Publicity Writing and publishing a book is just the beginning of an author’s journey; promoting the book is more than half the battle. Something you may not realize as an author is that YOU are a brand. Selling your book isn’t just about sharing an Amazon link; it’s about building […]