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 […]

Marketing tips for authors on working with book cover designers.

How an Author and Book Cover Designer Work Together

The importance of a book cover can’t be overstated. A cover can make or break the book marketing and book publicity process, and affect how many readers pick your book up off the shelf.  You have a vision for your book, but communicating that vision to the person designing your book can be difficult. We […]

Dr Alan Zimmerman on how to destress, reenergize. All things book marketing podcast by Smith Publicity

Help for Stressed-Out Authors

All Things Book Marketing Podcast       Help for Stressed-Out Authors: How to De-Stress, Re-Energize, and Re-Balance Your Life by Alan Zimmerman TRANSCRIPT: Welcome to the Smith Publicity, All Things Book Marketing podcast. The best tips, insights, and advice from the best in the publishing industry. Dan Smith: Hi, this is Dan Smith, and […]

7 mistakes commonly made in book marketing

Smith Publicity Identifies the “Seven Deadly Sins of Book Marketing”

by Dan Smith Most authors take the time to educate themselves about the book marketing process and go into campaigns understanding key elements of what book publicists do, how they do it, and how the process works. On the other hand, based on observations of over 3,500 book publicity campaigns Smith Publicity has implemented, we’ve […]

6 tips to maximize media exposure for your book launch.

“Ask not what book publicity can do for you…”
— 6 Tips to Maximize Media Exposure

In book publicity, it’s tempting to sit back and wait for publicity to “do its thing.” After all, your book has been featured in newspapers and magazines, you’ve been interviewed countless times on radio programs, appeared on TV, and even enjoyed some glowing published reviews. Now, you might think, it’s time to sit back and […]

Fiction book promotion ideas.

7 Killer Ideas for Non-Fiction Writers

Today, writers have a plethora of online resources to help further them in their journey to a successful writing career. Because there are so many websites out there, it can be challenging trying to figure out the best ones. 

Social media tips and tricks for authors

Social Media Tips and Tricks

Social Media Tips and Tricks from Publisher’s Weekly Webinar for Social Media Marketing and Content Strategy for Books By Lindsey Brodowski If social media apps were Senior Superlatives, Facebook would win most popular, Twitter would win Class Clown, and Instagram would win Most Artistic. None of these are bad titles to claim, but all are […]

3 Key Publicity Tips for Nonfiction Books 

3 Key Publicity Tips for Nonfiction Books

3 Key Publicity Tips for Nonfiction Books  By Mike Onorato Vice President, Publicity at Smith Publicity Distinguishing your book from the thousands of other titles available in the marketplace can be the biggest challenge for an author.  More competition, more media outlets and a news cycle that seems to change by the second makes the […]

Crush the competition with our helpful book marketing and promotion tips.

3 Book Promotion Tips to Crush the Competition

Book promotion isn’t as black as white as the pages sandwiched between your covers. At Smith, we’ve tested all types of book promotional campaigns. The goal always is to help make our author’s voices heard, and we’ve learned that the ways to expand our tactics are never-ending. In a digital, media-driven society, authors, publishers, and […]

Building platforms to help promote and market your book.

Marketing Your Book Takes Building a Platform

Marketing a Book Requires These Platforms Because of today’s high level of competition, a robust book marketing platform is a minimum requirement for success. Gone are the days when writing a book is automatically newsworthy. Therefore, authors must establish their platform for marketing and set a clear path for promoting their books long before they […]