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The 5 Best Book Marketing Questions to Ask a Publicity Company

The 5 Best Book Marketing Questions to Ask a Publicity Company

Reading Time: 4 minutesI can tell you very honestly that the best book marketing campaigns are created and executed when the author, and the marketing team, are all on the same page about goals and expectations. Of course, your book has to be amazing, and the readers have to resonate with it – but finding those readers and making those connections is critical, and a good book marketing plan is the first step in getting to the next level with your brand. So I wanted to compile a list of 5 questions you should be asking any book publicity team...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for January 20, 2022

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for January 20, 2022

Today's Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday's Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals State of Terror by Louise Penny, Hillary Rodham Clinton for $6.99 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami for $1.99 Sistersong by Lucy Holland for $4.99 Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri for $2.99 Wonderland by Zoje Stage for $2.99 The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys for $2.99 The Trouble with Hating You by Sajni Patel for $2.99 Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor for $1.99 The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton for $6.99 The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes for $2.99 A Dying Fall...

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Little Free Library’s Action Book Club has an Environmental Theme in 2022

Little Free Library’s Action Book Club has an Environmental Theme in 2022

Since 2017, Little Free Library has run the Action Book Club, a book club where “participants read books on timely topics, engage in lively discussions, and take part in meaningful—and fun—group service projects to benefit their communities.” Participants sign up their local group, read a book on the topic, do a service project based on the theme, and then share their story online to encourage others to do the same. Action Book Club has 1,400 registered clubs and 65,000 members of all ages in 45 countries, and they’ve announced that their theme for 2022 will be In Our Nature, “honoring...

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High Plains Library District Programming Policy Welcomes Censorship

High Plains Library District Programming Policy Welcomes Censorship

“We need to remain neutral in all that we do.” Those words emerged during a long board meeting in mid-November of the High Plains Library District (HPLD) in Colorado. The Board’s focus that evening was to reevaluate and update various library policies of the district, including the Programming Policy (beginning at page 111), which hadn’t been updated since April 2015. One of the meeting attendees pointed out language in the newly updated policy that she felt was controversial (minute 50). This lead to the emphasis that libraries are neutral and should therefore not offer programming that doesn’t afford “both sides”...

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How to Sell More Books Using The Global Reading Habits of 2021

How to Sell More Books Using The Global Reading Habits of 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutesI recently came across this awesome infographic from Global English Editing from buildbookbuzz.com, and I absolutely had to share it!  As authors, we may think we have a pretty good grasp of the world’s reading habits and trends. However, some of these statistics may surprise you! Take a look and see how 2021’s reading habits can help inform your 2022 book marketing decisions. You may be thinking, “Woah, this is a lot to take in!” Well, here are some of my major takeaways. The Romance Genre Is Booming Yes, it’s true! The Romance genre is the most...

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Xiran Jay Zhao Auctions Signed Book They Sat On and Raises Over $1,000

Xiran Jay Zhao Auctions Signed Book They Sat On and Raises Over $1,000

Xiran Jay Zhao, author of the New York Times bestselling YA sci fi book Iron Widow, is well known for their social media presence, particular on TikTok. On January 8th, they posted a TikTok of themselves sitting on a “throne” made of copies of Iron Widow. Soon, they began receiving comments joking about wanting to own one of the copies they sat on. Zhao began to notice this trend: “Then I saw the same sentiment expressed multiple times across my social media platforms. That was when I was all ‘OH NO, Y’ALL NEED JESUS.’ But at the same time, I...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for January 16, 2022

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for January 16, 2022

Today's Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday's Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl for $2.99 I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron for $1.99 Mirage by Somaiya Daud for $2.99 Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane for $1.99 Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce for $4.99 Sophia Khan Is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik for $0.99 Three Perfect Liars by Heidi Perks for $1.99 You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero for $3.99 I'm Still Here by Austin Channing Brown for...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for January 15, 2022

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for January 15, 2022

Today's Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday's Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals Three Perfect Liars by Heidi Perks for $1.99 You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero for $3.99 I'm Still Here by Austin Channing Brown for $2.99 The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley for $2.99 The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms for $1.99 At The End of the Matinee by Keoochiro Hirano for $1.99 Skyward by Brandon Sanderson for $2.99 An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena for $1.99 Deal with the Devil by Kit Rocha for $2.99 Me by...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for January 14, 2022

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for January 14, 2022

Today's Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday's Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals Deal with the Devil by Kit Rocha for $2.99 Me by Elton John for $2.99 The Editor by Steven Rowley for $1.99 Messenger of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear for $2.99 How Long 'til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin for $3.99 Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi for $2.99 Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow for $4.99 All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace for $2.99 Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas for $2.99 The Mirror and the...

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