Digital Age Authorship: 2014’s Four Best Ways to Market your Book

No matter what you’re marketing, two things remain true: it’s important to market through mixed media, rather than depending on one single tactic; and you have to be consistent. When marketing the first book you’ve published, you aren’t likely to already have an established following of readers — now is the time to build one […]

Bestseller Breakdown: What It Takes to Become a Bestseller and Why It Does(n’t) Matter

Writers dream of plastering the words “Bestselling Author” next to their name on business cards, resumes, books, blog posts, photos, and virtually every other place their moniker appears. And they can’t be blamed—that phrase counts for a lot, especially for authors hoping to attract customers with a “national bestseller” banner on their cover. But what […]

How Building a Loyal Following on Social Media Can Help to Market a Book

A loyal social media following can be integral to marketing your book.  The trick is to get followers, engage them, and increase their interest levels in your book.  If you do it correctly, they will share your work with all their friends. Many authors often forget that readers want to build lasting relationships with authors. […]

What Exactly is Book Publicity and Do Authors Really Need it?

But what is book publicity? How is it performed? Do all authors need it? Book publicity is not an exact science, but it is a crucial promotional art form that every author needs to understand. What Is Book Publicity? Unlike sales and marketing, publicity is more nuanced. When you see authors on a talk show, […]

The Seven Deadly Sins of Book Marketing – UPDATED!

The competition for book publicity is fierce! More books than ever are being published, which means more authors than ever are reaching out to the media to get on radio and TV and in newspapers and magazines. In the self-publishing arena alone, the number of self-published books produced annually in the U.S. has nearly tripled, […]

Why Media Coverage is Essential to Author Marketing

There are various ways to implement an author marketing program, especially now with the wonders of the Internet and social media, etc. Blog reviews can start the launch of a book to bestseller status. Endorsements on Facebook from well-known people can spark huge sales. Blog tours are becoming more popular. For e-books, special programs from […]

Pro vs Solo: How much can authors really do on their own?

The rise in available resources for authors has absolutely revolutionized the publishing industry over the past five years. Rather than turning to self-publishing as a last resort, authors are now choosing the DIY approach for the freedom and flexibility it allows. But those new to publishing may quickly find that writing the book was actually […]

5 New Years Resolutions for Better Book Marketing

Many people tend to procrastinate when it comes to book marketing. As we move into 2013, the book industry is predicted to become even more competitive. Here are five resolutions you can make this year that will lead you to more success in your book marketing efforts. I will consistently market my book through my […]

4 Useful Book Promotion Tips

You’ve written a book, and you want to sell it. Thousands of others are in the same position, so how do you get noticed among all the competition? Smith Publicity offers you these five book promotion tips. Media exposure Successful book promotion should always include as much media exposure as possible. Fortunately there are plenty […]

Finishing That Book Over the Holidays? Time to Think About Book Marketing

If you plan on finishing a book over the upcoming holidays, you should also spend some time considering book marketing. By incorporating a solid book-marketing program, your book has a chance at success in the highly competitive bookselling industry. Whether you want to self-publish or pursue traditional publishing, a well-planned book marketing campaign is essential. […]