The CBE team has just returned from The Frankfurt Book Fair and it was a fantastic experience. There were many inquiries about the books in our display, meetings going on throughout and of course large amounts of traffic. While at the USA Pavilion reception area there were a few questions that turned out to be frequently asked, and it became clear that some authors had some misconceptions about what they should be doing at a fair like Frankfurt. Like anything when it comes to publishing, research is key. Before…
I travel pretty often and one of the things I use to pass the time on airplanes or hotel rooms is podcasts. If you followed the Serial phenomenon, you’ll know how big podcasts have become recently but aside from true crime programs, there are hidden gems that can help writers with everything from querying to research for their novel. I’ve only been listening to writing podcasts for a few months but below are some of my favorite finds….
Via Rad/Dom Blog
Below is a compilation of my favorite quotes from The London Book Fair’s Author HQ events.
This is true for so many reasons. You just never know when you’ll meet someone who wants to know more about your book (and that someone could be a literary agent). If you can’t sum up your book quickly, and start stammering/make no sense they might assume you have no sense of your own project and if…
What is a book trailer?
Book trailers are an engaging and fun new way for authors to spread the word about their books. Think of a movie trailer but for your book! A book trailer can draw in new readers and give them a better idea what your book is about.
How does it work?
With a background in video editing and production, either our Digital & Social Media Specialist, Matt Lehman, or our social media manager Claribel Ortega will…
By Keely Brooke Keith
I recently came up with a new author interview series for my blog and announced to a couple indie author groups that I had spots available. I was thinking maybe I’d get enough authors to feature one per week until summer. An hour after my announcement, I had over sixty authors request an interview, and the requests are still coming in. I’m now featuring two authors per week for the foreseeable future and still cannot host them all. On the interview questionnaire I asked for the…
Having your book displayed at any of our shows can generate sales, interest and most importantly give your project exposure. As with any form of marketing there is never a guarantee on how much success you will have, however there are extra steps you can take to ensure you’re getting the most out of your investment. Read on to see how you can make the most of your print or eBook display with The Combined Book Exhibit.
1. Spread the Word Beforehand:
I sometimes joke with authors that…
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By Keely Brooke Keith
As a new author releasing my first book, I was warned that unless my book is being released by one of the Big Five (it’s not) with a hefty marketing budget (nowhere close to hefty) I should be prepared to work for my readership. I was also warned that the initial burst of sales would consist of people I had reached through my blogging efforts and social media, the book’s pre-release marketing, and largely people who knew me personally, and at about the 6-week mark, sales…
Author Signing or Event Services – CBE Authors Central
Author events such as signings and book readings can be a great way to connect with readers and reach another audience. But how do you get your own author event? There are several options, whether you can spend money on a dedicated are at a major trade show or fair, or you want to set up a smaller local signing or event, there are many avenues to choose from if you know where to look. I’ve done signings at…