The Indie Author’s Dictionary: 25 Publishing Words & Phrases You Need to Know

If you’re new to the publishing world, there are many common words, terms, and phrases you’ll want to learn and need to know as you work on your book! Here’s the Indie Author’s Dictionary, highlighting 25 words and phrases to help you become a publishing pro. Advance: A payment made in advance of the book’sContinue reading “The Indie Author’s Dictionary: 25 Publishing Words & Phrases You Need to Know”

P&C Year in Review: 2022 Publicity + Marketing Highlights

As 2022 comes to a close, we are filled with gratitude to have worked alongside our incredible roster of authors and independent publishers. This year, with all that was accomplished and achieved, was one for the BOOKS–pun intended! We secured wishlist coverage for our authors, supported book sales with our marketing strategies, grew digital audiencesContinue reading “P&C Year in Review: 2022 Publicity + Marketing Highlights”

Book Events 101: What You Need to Know About Planning Author Events

Book events can be so much fun and signing books for readers can be an out-of-body experience! However, for the average author, planning successful book events will not make your book a bestseller. They are a great way to celebrate the accomplishment of your book being published, but they also require heavy lifting for promotionContinue reading “Book Events 101: What You Need to Know About Planning Author Events”

How to Beat Writer’s Block: 10 Authors Share Their Tips + Tricks

Every writer knows that feeling. You sit down with the intent to write, but instead, you end up staring at the blank page in front of you, hopelessly stuck, with the cursor flashing in your face–you’ve got a case of writer’s block. Maybe you just can’t find the inspiration to get your creative juices flowing,Continue reading “How to Beat Writer’s Block: 10 Authors Share Their Tips + Tricks”

Want to Start a Newsletter? 5 Dos and Don’ts for Authors

Having a newsletter is a great way to build and maintain an active, engaged audience of readers. When you have an email list, you have direct access to your audience in their inbox. This is especially important if (worst case scenario!) you lose access to your social media accounts or however else you communicate andContinue reading “Want to Start a Newsletter? 5 Dos and Don’ts for Authors”

Inside the PR Campaign: The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook

In this new blog series, the P&C team will take you through a PR campaign, detailing everything from the client’s goals, our strategic planning, and creative pitch angles to the secured placements, overall campaign results, and the author’s perspective on the experience. Book: The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook by Bridget Thoreson Publication Date: September 7,Continue reading “Inside the PR Campaign: The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook”

Plan Your Social Media Strategy: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

In the last few years, the social media strategy of book publicity and marketing campaigns has exponentially grown and changed–just like the ever-changing algorithms of these social platforms! (We’re looking at you, Facebook and Instagram!) At P&C, our PR campaigns include media outreach to book reviewers on Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube for coverage opportunities includingContinue reading “Plan Your Social Media Strategy: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself”

5 Ways to Get Community Support for Your Book

It’s never easy to ask for help. And that rings especially true when you need to ask your real-life and virtual communities to support the launch of your forthcoming book. Authors often tell us how uncomfortable they feel posting about their book on social media–it can feel too braggadocious, they say. But in reality, theContinue reading “5 Ways to Get Community Support for Your Book”

Everything You Need to Know About BookTok

When BookTok first came on the scene, the publishing industry was taken by storm. BookTok has consistently remained one of the most active communities on TikTok, with over 72 billion views as of the writing of this post. BookTok is the spot for book lovers of all kinds to share books they’re reading, new orContinue reading “Everything You Need to Know About BookTok”

The Social Media Timeline Every Author Needs

Bookstagram, BookTok, BookTube–one of the best ways to spread the word about your book is through the power and community of readers and book reviewers on social media. But it’s not enough to rely on others to promote your book–you need your own strategic social media roll-out to boost pre-orders, generate buzz, highlight your mediaContinue reading “The Social Media Timeline Every Author Needs”