5 Things I Learned from PW’s BookLife Indie Author Forum

Last weekend, P&C co-sponsored the inaugural BookLife Indie Author Forum by Publisher’s Weekly, a virtual conference for indie authors, publishers, and book experts from all around the world. The forum featured expert-packed panels discussing every aspect of the book world! The day was packed with workshops and information sessions (as well as networking!) devoted toContinue reading “5 Things I Learned from PW’s BookLife Indie Author Forum”

5 Publishing Predictions for 2022

2021 was a record-setting year for the publishing industry–many publishers saw some of the best years they’ve ever had in sales. So what’s ahead for us in 2022? Read on for our industry predictions, and let us know what you think is the next trend for publishing. Prediction: Supply chain issues will continue, and pricesContinue reading “5 Publishing Predictions for 2022”

11 Publicity & Marketing Secrets to be a Successful & Media-Savvy Author

Come in close, we’re going to share a little publishing secret with you… A happy publicist makes for a happy author. The secret to happiness all around? An active and engaged author! While publicists will not admit to having a favorite author or client, there are a few tips, tricks, and things every author shouldContinue reading “11 Publicity & Marketing Secrets to be a Successful & Media-Savvy Author”

3 Social Media Do’s (and 1 Don’t) for Authors

As an author, it’s important to get your books out there, know your audience, and communicate with them. Afterall, they’re the ones that buy your books! Social media is a great way to directly reach your audience, market your titles, and grow your following. Whether you’re starting from zero or have 5,000 followers, growing yourContinue reading “3 Social Media Do’s (and 1 Don’t) for Authors”

5 Ways to Boost Book Sales This Holiday Season

We are right in the middle of the holiday shopping season, and no matter where you go or who you ask, books remain a popular and timeless gift year after year. Around 30-40 percent of consumers who responded to annual surveys between 2012-2020 said they plan to buy books as gifts for the holidays. BasedContinue reading “5 Ways to Boost Book Sales This Holiday Season”

Publicity vs. Marketing: An Author’s Guide

Your book is done! You’re as ready as you’ll ever be to share it with the world. But what’s next? How do you get your book out there? How do you make sure your audience finds it? Should you look into publicity or marketing? Or both? And what’s the difference between PR and marketing anyway?Continue reading “Publicity vs. Marketing: An Author’s Guide”

4 Tips to Promote and Market Your Non-Fiction Book

Promoting and marketing non-fiction books is a different experience compared to other genres of books. Here are some tips to get you started. — There you have it! It may seem daunting at first, but if you take it little by little, you’ll be amazed at what you can do. If you need some helpContinue reading “4 Tips to Promote and Market Your Non-Fiction Book”

Publishing 101: An Interview with an Acquisition Editor

So, you’ve finally done it. You’ve written your book–congratulations! Now what do you do? How to do you publish your book? We sat down with Casie Vogel, the director of editorial and acquisitions of independent publisher, Ulysses Press, to ask her some questions you may have about publishing. Here’s Publishing 101. Introduce yourself! My nameContinue reading “Publishing 101: An Interview with an Acquisition Editor”

Publicity 101: An Interview with a Publicist

Interested in getting publicity for your book, but don’t know where to start? Look no further! We sat down with Pacific & Court President, Kourtney Jason, to ask your burning questions. Here’s Publicity 101! — Introduce yourself! Hi! I’m Kourtney Jason, and I’m the president and co-founder of Pacific & Court. I have more thanContinue reading “Publicity 101: An Interview with a Publicist”