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Brian Feinblum, July/August 2019
How Book Publishers Can Brand Themselves With the Help of Their Authors »

PUBLISHED JULY/AUGUST 2019 by Brian Feinblum, CMO and Senior Vice President, Media Connect — Book publishers of all genres and sizes need a lot of help with branding-and it can come from working more productively with their authors. So, what is branding for a publisher? I had the opportunity to speak at IBPA’s annual conference …

Peter Bowerman, July/August 2019
Why That Book Title Caught Your Eye »

PUBLISHED JULY/AUGUST 2019 by Peter Bowerman, Professional Copywriter, Well-Fed Self Publishing — The perfect nonfiction book title needs a promise. You discover a nonfiction book-in a newspaper book review, while poking around at B&N, or on Amazon. The title instantly grabs you. Obviously, it calls to some need/desire/hope you have, and it’s enough to have …

Bruce Brown, May/June 2019
How Goodreads Can Help Publishers Connect to New Readers »

PUBLISHED MAY/JUNE 2019 by Bruce Brown, Author Publisher — Goodreads provides an incredible promotion platform for publishers and their books. Contrary to popular belief, not everyone has heard of Goodreads. Or, if they have, they might not understand the value it can offer to them. It is one of the most useful free online tools …

Michael Higgins, May/June 2019
How Books Can Lead to Adventures…and More Revenue »

PUBLISHED MAY/JUNE 2019 by Michael C. Higgins, Ph.D. — “You’re never going to make a lot of money from selling your books. Money is made from how your books can open doors to make money in other ways.” I’ve definitely heard that way too many times. And while I don’t want to believe it, I …

Jodee Blanco, May/June 2019
Professional Speaking: A Lucrative Game-Changer »

PUBLISHED MAY/JUNE 2019 by Jodee Blanco, Founder & CEO, Jodee Blanco Group — Speaking is something anyone can do, costs little to nothing to initiate, and has substantial rewards. And I’m not just talking about the income from speaker’s fees, which can be significant, but also what those engagements can mean for your presence, brand, …

Alexa Schlosser, January/February 2019
Looking Back and Foreword: An Interview with Foreword Reviews Victoria Sutherland »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 interview by Alexa Schlosser, Managing Editor, IBPA Independent magazine — Indie book reviewer Foreword Reviews has been around for 20 years. What has changed, and where are they going? Foreword Reviews began in 1998 with a mission to help booksellers and librarians discover great books from independent presses. In the 1990s and …

Seth Dellon, November/December 2018
The Value of Book Reviews »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 by Seth Dellon, Director of Strategic Development, Publishers Weekly — How a quality book review can enhance your book’s marketing technique. The term “independent publishing” has seen as much evolution as the actual industry that spawned it. What once included books by non-corporate-but-otherwise-traditional publishers that accounted for a small number of books …

Joanne McCall, September/October 2018
Before You Hire a Publicist, Read This! »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018 by Joanne McCall, Premier Publicist and Media Training Expert — Before reaching out to a book publicist there are three things you should handle first. To say our world is changing quickly is cliché. In fact, quick change is the new norm, so we must be willing to learn new things and …

Brian Feinblum, September/October 2018
23 Reasons Why Writers Pursue Book Publicity … Other Than to Generate Book Sales »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018 by Brian Feinblum, Chief Marketing Officer, Media-Connect.com — Books sales are great, but check out these other excellent reasons to garner book publicity Most authors look to pursue a book publicity campaign for reasons other than to generate book sales. This may surprise some writers, but there are actually 23 reasons why …

Krista Clive-Smith, July/August 2018
How to Create a Personal Brand »

PUBLISHED JULY/AUGUST 2018 by Krista Clive-Smith, Author, Get Noticed. Be Remembered. — The act of branding is about proactively shaping others’ perceptions. When an author creates a book, they labor over each paragraph, sentence, word, and punctuation mark. The book is their baby. Once the writing is complete, it’s time to put a cover on …

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