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Category Archives: Book Publicity Services

Eight Questions to Ask When Hiring a Book Publicist

by Smith Publicity President Sandy Poirier Smith, originally written for Girl Friday Productions Finding the right book publicist can be tricky. You need a to find a match with the right skill set for your genre, personality, and budget. Because promoting a book is a highly specialized skill, ideally, you want a publicist/agency that specializes…
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Why one author chose Smith Publicity

We have a lot of Smith Publicity reviews in our testimonials section, but how do clients decide to go with Smith? Author Chrissie Kahan whose latest book Roadmap to Navigating Your Child’s Disability came out this summer, gives a glimpse into the process that lead her to our (virtual) doorstep. A little over a year ago…
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What to Consider Before You Publish Your Book

By Renee Lamine, Marketing Coordinator at IngramSpark You’ve crafting the perfect manuscript and poured months, and maybe even years, into writing it, so I completely understand that you’re eager to get that baby published. But before you jump into the next stage, it’s essential that you take the time to make sure your book is at its best. After…
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Meet the Smith Publicity Team!

Want to know what really makes Smith Publicity go, go, go? Get a glimpse into the philosophy, ideology and leadership style that makes Smith Publicity the premier book marketing and book publicity agency in the industry. You'll be taken inside the Smith office with commentary from several Smith Publicity clients, executives and publicists.
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Thursdays with Dan: 4 Dirty Words of Book Marketing

by Dan Smith, CEO and Founder Hopefully the headline above caught your attention. That’s what we try to do in book publicity – quickly get the attention of an editor or producer and entice them to read further. If you’re still with me, enticement = accomplished. I don't literally mean “dirty words,” like the “The…
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Veronica Appleton on Fox32 Chicago

Journey to Appleville author Veronica Appleton was recently featured on Fox 23 in Chicago! Focusing on hot topics related to your book is a great way to approach book publicity from a new angle, as Veronica did with the diversity lessons in her children's book.
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Smith Publicity to award 3,000th client $5,000 in free publicity services!

Smith Publicity, the most prolific book marketing agency in the publishing industry, will soon promote its 3,000th author. To celebrate this milestone, the company is offering $5,000 in free publicity services to the lucky author who signs on for services, and brings the number to 3,000. “This is a huge accomplishment for Smith Publicity,” says…
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Book Marketing Predictions for 2015

By Dan Smith Since Smith Publicity was founded in 1997, every year in the book publishing and book marketing industries has been marked by one constant theme: change. Like many industries, and perhaps more so than most, the book world underwent a massive transformation via the convergence of technology and market changes. A snapshot from…
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