Sometimes authors like to purchase an email address along with their website domain. For example, AUTHOR-NAME@websitedomain.com. If you purchase our author website service and choose to use our website hosting service, your domain email will NOT be affected. You will still receive your email the same way you always have.
We can’t help authors set up book signings, but only because we work with authors from all over the country. It’s best to set up a signing in your local community, so either approaching local locations (e.g. bookstores, coffee shops, library) on your own or with the help of a local publicist is the
Typically, yes. For the most part, fiction and nonfiction books have two different purposes—one to entertain and one to educate. Two purposes means two separate types of audiences, and how you approach them will—and should—be different. To learn more, visit our blog on promoting your book with media outreach.
You should never respond to a bad review. If you’d like to respond to a positive review, however, that’s ultimately up to you. Reviewers fall into two camps: those who love hearing from an author and those who feel reviews are for other readers and that authors don’t belong in that space. To make
One of the benefits of participating in Expanded Distribution is that your book will be presented to buyers at Barnes & Noble Small Press. Along with your book, we provide them with a copy of your marketing plan, which we have you fill out. The marketing plan is important for these buyers because in
The best way to do this is to hire a publicist to pitch your book to do it for you. While you can do it yourself, most media contacts would prefer working with a publicist rather than directly with an author. After all, while you would be starting from scratch, a good publicist will
Great! If you’d like to include endorsements you’ll want to make sure you secure them before you start book production. Since your endorsements will either go on the cover of your book (front or back) or in its interior, you want to have them before these processes start. If you get them after your cover
You need to start marketing your book before it’s been published and shortly following publication, but there are some activities you can do after the fact. If your book has been out for a while, promoting it on Goodreads with giveaways or an advertising campaign can draw attention to your book (often a good
Depending on the type of marketing you purchase, promotions can begin at different times in the publishing process. For example, website, Facebook page, and Twitter profile creation can begin as soon as your book cover has been designed. These marketing activities are best suited to start before your book is published so you can
Marketing is concerned with getting attention for your book in the media or getting your book in front of your target reader. Sales and distribution are concerned with the actual sales and online listings of your book.