Book Boom in 9 Months? 8 Resources to Inspire & Guide Writers During COVID-19

The LA Times predicts, “Looking ahead, only one thing is certain: Writers now have a lot more time on their hands to write. The end of the crisis may find literary agents inundated with fresh manuscripts.” Even Gwyneth Paltrow is suggesting now is the time to do “something you’ve always wanted to do” including “writing […]

“All Things Book Marketing” Podcast: The New Normal of Covid-19 – How Authors Can Engage Their Audiences

In this episode, Mike Onorato talks with author, speaker and publishing veteran Dean Karrel about authors and all of us navigating the new normal  in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis, digital learning platforms, shifting from in-person events to web events and how to change your plans during these tumultuous times.     On the […]

Book Marketing During COVID-19: A Note to Partners and Friends of Smith Publicity

We hope this note finds you and your family well. In the midst of the ever-evolving news surrounding the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, our team at Smith Publicity is reaching out to share what we are seeing overall, how our book marketing strategies effectively carry on, and what we are doing to support our clients and their […]

Binge-Worthy: What the Smith Publicity Book Marketing Team is Watching 

This week, at the end of a virtual all-team meeting, the conversation turned from brainstorming, campaign updates and sharing book marketing tactics to a lighthearted topic we can all appreciate during this uncertain time: TV shows we can’t get enough of. It became apparent that though our noses are often in books, the staff at […]

New Podcast Episode: Working With a Media Trainer – Featuring Paula Rizzo

In this episode of the Smith Publicity “All Things Book Marketing” podcast, Mike Onorato talks with media trainer and former news producer Paula Rizzo on the best ways authors can work with media trainers, how to practice and prepare for an interview and some tips on the best practices when working with the media. FULL TRANSCRIPT: […]

Self-published book marketing services by Smith Publicity received an all time high of unique visitors in 2019

Self-Published Authors Seek Our Advice in Record Numbers

Our free online advice pages for self-published authors were the most in-demand topic when we tallied up the yearly figures of our Smith Publicity website. In the past year alone, more than 10,000 people visited two service pages for self-published authors. It’s clear these higher numbers fit in with the continuing fast growth of self-published […]

5 Interesting Facts About … Lindsey Brodowski

At Smith Publicity, we want clients to know that we’re real people; each with interesting backgrounds, some odd hobbies and interests, strange backgrounds, and all kinds of fascinating things! At too many companies, when a visitor goes to an “About Us” page there are no names, no faces, no people … nothing but the text […]

Lynn Johnton describes her experiences as a literary agent to book marketing expert Mike Oronato of Smith Publicity.

New Podcast Episode – What It’s Like to Work With a Literary Agent

In this episode of the “All Things Book Marketing” podcast, we talk to literary agent Lynn Johnston about how authors can work with agents, what they can do to get noticed, published and other tips and tricks including the importance of platform, social media, and author websites. Lynn talks about trends she is seeing and […]

Mike Onorato Vice President of Publicity Services, Smith Publicity, Inc.

Preparing Your Book Marketing Campaign for Success

Preparing for Success: 7 Facts About Book Marketing Campaigns Every Author MUST Know By Mike Onorato Congratulations! You’ve finished your manuscript, turned it into your editor or self-published your book and now you’re done and ready for media to come knocking and the sales to start, right? Wrong. Writing a book is just the first […]

New Podcast Episode – A Discussion of Publishing Options

In this episode of the “All Things Book Marketing” podcast, Vice President of Publicity Services and host Mike Onorato talks to Sarah Miniaci, Senior Book Publicist and Business Development Associate at Smith Publicity and gets her take on the various options for authors to publish their book – traditional, hybrid or self and the pros […]