Book Publicity and Promotion
With the thousands of new book published each month, it is a difficult task for authors and publishers to make their new releases stand out, attract attention and spark book sales.
Combined Book Exhibit has teamed up with Smith Publicity, Inc. to offer publishers and authors creative, effective and highly tailored book publicity options.
Below is information about book publicity services. Smith Publicity is providing Combined Book Exhibit author with special discount pricing. Please contact Sandy Diaz at CBE@SmithPublicity.com or 856-489-8654 x301 to learn more about a program best suited for your project. When calling, please make sure to ask for the Combined Book Exhibit discount.
Book Promotion Options
Smith Publicity emphasizes the creative presentation and pitching to put the author and the book in the best possible position to secure media opportunities including:
If it makes sense for the project, Smith Publicity also includes a "personality cultivation" component into campaigns where they will promote the author as an expert in his or her field, along with creating awareness for the title. They are essentially using the book as a business card to introduce target audiences to the author's ideas and philosophies. The goal is to position the author "thought leaders" in his or her industry to attract additional business opportunities, while increasing book sales.
In their publicity campaigns, Smith Publicity:
About Smith Publicity, Inc.
Smith Publicity, Inc. has forged a reputation as one of the most creative publicity and public relations agencies in North America with offices in New Jersey, New York City, Los Angeles and London.
They have worked with over 800 authors and publishers worldwide since 1997 to create a "buzz" about their projects and spend a great deal of time getting to know the author, the publisher and the goals for each project.
They are know for taking unorthodox, creative approaches attacking the media with different mixes of strategies, using provocative, always persuasive written materials in combination with personal pitching to reach their long time media contacts. The ultimate goal is to get their authors the best possible chance of securing media attention and boost book sales.
Smith Publicity has worked with hundreds of authors and publishers worldwide to promote titles in every genre, including fiction, non-fiction, self help, business, mind, body and spirit, cookbooks, how to, memoirs, political, health, current events, religious titles, and select poetry and children's books.
A sample of top media placements includes New York Times, TIME, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Today Show, Washington Post, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, USA Today, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Chicago Sun Times, Parade Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Inc., FOX News, Fox and Friends, CNBC News, ABC News, Newsweek, National Public Radio and in the U.K. BBC national and local radio and television, The Guardian, The Times, The Financial Times, Business Week, Chat Magazine, She Magazine, Sky TV and LIFE.
Visit www.SmithPublicity.com for more information. To receive a Combined Book Exhibit discount price, please contact Sandy Diaz at CBE@SmithPublicity.com or 856-489-8654 x301. Please make sure to ask for the Combined Book Exhibit discount.
Save 75% on your LTL Shipping costs
We are pleased to be working with GMG Transportation & Logistics to offer you significant savings on your LTL shipments nationwide. Because of the sheer volume of shipments we are providing, GMG can offer you a 75% discount off published LTL rates anywhere in the United States. It's as easy as calling a toll-free number, and mentioning that you are a member of the Combined Book Exhibit. You automatically get the discount. Click here for the number and easy instructions…
Receive your 75% discount off LTL rates by calling GMG and mentioning that you are a Combined Book Exhibit member.
*Customer must provide an accurate description of articles being shipped including weight of the shipment.
Letter from a School Librarian -
Dear Mr. Malinowski:
Last week I attended the NYLA conference in Saratoga Springs, NY. From time to time over my career I have gone to these conferences. I have always found that one of the most valuable parts of the conference is the time that I am able to spend at the Combined Book Exhibit. it is the one time when I get a chance to actually examine and review for myself new books. I can examine the photographs, the graphics. I can scan the index and table of contents and skim through the pages getting an overview of the content. I can examine the materials for information pertinent to our curriculum and assignments students are given. I can check the size of the print and binding to determine if it will take the wear students will give it. I don't have to rely on one reviewers point of view.
While perusing this exhibit I discovered one book which had lots of information and would have been well-suited to a middle school but the graphics on the cover would have stopped any but the most determined user. Another had a lot of god information on its subject matter but a particularly gruesome photo of a shooting victim changed my mind about the book. I discovered Eleanor, a most appealing early biography I will recommend to our elementary librarian. I haven't mentioned the books that had not been reviewed anywhere and were appealing and informative that I have now added to my list to order in the near future.
This exhibit for me is one of the highlights of the conference. I always plan to spend an extended time examining these wonderful new books. Please keep up this most helpful and needed service!
In this day and age when the Internet is constantly in the news and most definitely in our lives as librarians we cannot forget the importance of selecting books wisely for our collections. Your exhibit makes this task easier and more enjoyable.
Pamela A. Hatton
Geneseo Middle/High School Librarian