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Author marketing

Authors, Can You Market Your Book?

Are you kidding me? I just finished writing, editing, and putting this baby to bed! The publishing world has evolved from a whirlwind, cross country, all expenses paid book tours to a “no” marketing plan. Authors are on their own. Not only do authors research and write books, edit for publishing, now they must establish their digital presence, gather followers on social media sites, and get their book in the door of bookstores. On top of trying to carve out time to write, this could put any author over the edge! Let’s examine some of the things authors should be thinking about when activating a book marketing plan. 1. Take a step back Authors weren’t meant to be marketers but are thrust into that position after the hard work and pleasure of writing your book has come to “the end.” There’s no time to breathe until you get ready for a new ride…..marketing the book! TIP…  When you complete your book take a step back, but don’t let the momentum stop. It’s the most critical …

ImaginePublicity on Air: Faith Phillips Returns with 2020 Visions

What is Okie Noir? It is the struggle and pain, survival and rebirth of people in this land, the place where we descend from outlaws and survivors of attempted genocide and the Dust Bowl. -Faith Phillips Author Faith Phillips returns to ImaginePublicity on Air to talk about new books, surprising opportunities and 2020 Visions, a memoir describing the time of COVID-19 by the Senior Class of Stilwell High School! Stilwell is situated in eastern Oklahoma between Muskogee and Fayetteville, Arkansas, just miles from the Cherokee Nation capitol of Tahlequah. Stilwell may be poor in economic opportunity, but it’s history is richly steeped in family, tribal community, survivorship and social responsibility. Riding high on the accolades of her last book, Now I Lay Me Down, Phillips was presented with an offer she was definitely not going to accept, teach English to the seniors of Stilwell High School. After consulting her trusted circle of family and friends, they unanimously convinced her to take the job. Arriving for duty she quickly realized her students didn’t have the learning tools …