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What every author should know about Goodreads

Goodreads is a free website for book lovers. Think of it as a social network where readers can see everyone's bookshelves, their reviews, and their ratings of their favorite (or least favorite) reads. You can also post your own reviews and catalog what you have read, are currently reading, and plan to read in the…
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6 Ways to Boost Holiday Book Sales

Books make ideal gifts. They are super-easy to buy, inexpensive compared to other gifts, and the gift giver can give something they know the receiver will like because they know their interests! It's not too late for authors to take advantage of the upcoming holidays to spark book sales. So, here are some tips and tactics…
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Smith Publicity is Growing and Looking for a Few Great Publicists!

We have an immediate opening for two experienced publicists to join our team.  Work independently but also part of an experienced team with authors/publishers; get to know their books, craft and execute pitches to media, with the goal of securing coverage in the form of interviews, articles, book reviews, feature stories, etc.Day to day, after a…
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Bid Indie Publishing News: Amazon Merging Createspace Into KDP Print

It's not necessarily surprising, but Amazon has made it official that CreateSpace in being merged into KDP Print. Earlier this year, author services at CreateSpace were eliminated, and there were other telltale signs that the days of CreateSpace were numbered. It's important news for any authors currently considering self-publishing options. Here's an article from The…
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5 of the Most Common Complaints Smith Publicity Hears From the Media

It’s easy for authors – and book publicists – to complain about the media. From a lack of response to what we see as great pitches or super-short interviews that barely give an author a chance to talk, to a host or reporter not mentioning a book, it can indeed be frustrating. But it’s important…
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A Smith Super Bowl: Smith Publicity Promoting Books About Tom Brady, the New England Patriots and Super Bowl Coaches Doug Pederson and Bill Belichick

It’s the “Super Bowl Replayed” at Smith Publicity! We’re currently promoting books by and about the two 2018 Super Bowl coaches, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.  Led by lead consultant of our sports division, Adam Rifenberick and Press Box Publicity, the books currently being promoted include: -Fearless: How an Underdog Becomes a Champion, by…
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Speculation on the Future of BookExpo

by Dan Smith Smith Publicity has exhibited at BookExpo America (now called BookExpo) for 15 consecutive  years, and the event has gone through many changes in recent years. As the most important publishing industry event in the U.S., all of the changes have affected the publishers, agents, numerous industry vendors, authors and others who attend. For many,…
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