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Silver Spring, MD
United States

888-577-9342

Stories To Tell is a full service book publishing company for independent authors. We provide editing, design, publishing, and marketing of fiction and non-fiction. We specialize in sophisticated, unique illustrated book design.

Marketing

HELP with Book MARKETING

Self-publishing authors don't have to go it alone. Book marketing has endless opportunities, so many that it is impossible to tackle them all. Our solution? We break the most accessible marketing strategies into four categories, and suggest you pick and choose from them, as your budget allows. Remember, there is a lot you can do YOURSELF on social media AT NO COST. We can teach you how to do that effectively, as well as suggesting ideas unique ways to sell your unique book.

Foundation

A solid plan is the foundation of successful book marketing. We help you to create a marketing plan and design professional business identity materials that will launch your plan into action.

Identity materials

  • Business cards
  • Bookmarks
  • Postcards
  • Marketing copy (write or edit)
  • Book description & author bio

MARKETING CONSULTING

  • Create a marketing plan that fits your budget
  • Explore appropriate marketing strategies
  • Social Media Profile assessment
  • Finding Your Ideal Reader worksheet
  • Marketing calendar

Platform

Modern book marketing is about you, the author, as a “brand.” Build a platform to capture readers’ interest, show them who you are, and win their loyalty. Create a social presence, and book sales follow.

Platform services

  • Set Up Author Facebook Page
  • Set Up Author Twitter Account
  • Set Up Amazon Author Page
  • Set Up Goodreads Author Page
  • Create Website with Blog

SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING

Learn how, what, and when to post on social media.

  • Blogging
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Buzz Builder

We know how to get people talking about your book. We locate reviewers, experts, bloggers, and online groups who care about your book’s subject or genre. We can teach you how to reach out to them, or manage your media campaigns for you.

Buzz Builder Services

  • NetGalley set up (for eBooks)
  • Influencer research
  • Influencer campaign training
  • Intensive social media campaign
  • Maintain social media presence

ADVANCE REVIEW COPY (ARC) CAMPAIGN

Get positive reviews, book blurbs, and social media buzz.

  • Printed book with ARC cover
  • Distributed to targeted influencers
  • With personalized pitch letter

Publicity Plus

There are many publicity and advertising opportunities for authors, all designed to get readers or pro book buyers to click on the buy button. We’ll help you to decide which strategies are suitable for your marketing budget.

  • YouTube video book trailer
  • Library Thing set up
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Publishers Weekly Select & Booklife
  • ...and more
  • Book launch press releases
  • Email marketing account & newsletter blasts
  • Listings on top eBook promo sites
  • Facebook targeted advertising
  • Goodreads targeted advertising
 
 
 
I was really impressed with their simple approach. They only do what you need them to do, and they don’t try to push an expensive plan on you if you don’t need it.
— James Lanier, interview with the Santa Maria California Sun, January 16, 2013