Posts by Maggie Langrick:

How to promote your book offer

Running a pre-order campaign is a great way to spread the word about your book and stimulate advance sales. There are different pre-order strategies to consider and not every one will be suited for your particular book. But whether you choose to give away a free ebook, webinar, or something else, people will need to […]

30 Jul 2020 in Marketing

How to get top endorsements for your nonfiction book

To attract the attention of new readers and booksellers, it helps to have the endorsement of relevant, high-profile people that the reader already knows and trusts. So, how do you get those endorsements? You’re going to reach out to experts, published authors, and influential people in your network to ask them to support your book […]

22 Jul 2020 in Marketing

2 Essential Tools of an Online Author Platform

You might have seen the term “platform” tossed around online, but what does it mean for an author to have one? When publishers talk about an author’s “platform,” what they’re referring to is how visible or widely known the author is, and all the ways in which the author shows up in the world. Traditionally, […]

16 Jul 2020 in Marketing

How to run a successful book launch media campaign

Media coverage, also called publicity or public relations (PR), is often the first thing that comes to mind when we think of marketing. Publicity is, in essence, the spreading of information. Of course, you hope that readers will enjoy your book so much they’ll spread the word themselves through word-of-mouth. But in the beginning, you’ll […]

27 May 2020 in Marketing

How to Choose the Right Book Publicist

Even in today’s world of digital and guerrilla marketing, publicity is an essential aspect of promoting your book and generating buzz. Media coverage is harder to come by than ever, but it’s still the most effective way to stimulate book sales, especially appearances on national TV. Unless you are a publicist yourself, do not attempt […]

20 Apr 2020 in Marketing

How to Earn Fair Amazon Book Reviews

Nothing feels better than knowing that people are talking about your book, but having your book reviewed can be nerve-wracking, too. What if the reviews are negative, or what if there are no reviews at all? By taking your word-of-mouth buzz—or influencer marketing—into your own hands, you can get your book into more conversations and […]

13 Apr 2020 in Marketing

Three Killer Book Pre-order Strategies

One of the most important goals in marketing your book is generating pre-orders. But getting those pre-orders can be challenging—not only must consumers be aware of your book well in advance, they must also be excited enough to part with their money, long before they can get their hands on your book. That’s a tough […]

06 Apr 2020 in Marketing

Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before Writing a Book

As a publisher of nonfiction expert-written books, I have seen first-hand the transformative difference that becoming a published author can make in an individual’s personal life and career. In fact, it’s the single most powerful way to position yourself as a thought leader—if you do it right. There are more routes to publication available than […]

22 May 2019 in Writing tips

Networking, learning, and celebrating indie publishing at IBPA’s Publishing University 2018

On April 6–7 I joined 300 independent publishers and authors in Austin, Texas, to go “back to school” and advance our education at the Publishing University 2018. The annual conference, organized by the Independent Book Publishing Association, featured a mix of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and in-depth seminars run by industry experts, on topics ranging […]

23 Apr 2018 in LifeTree Media news, Publishing

Hybrid Publishers are not Vanity Presses

Authors today have many publishing options available to them, which can make it hard for them to understand the differences, much less choose the route that suits them best. Some authors want the professionalism and market reach of a traditional publisher, while others prefer the accessibility, higher royalties, and expediency that self-publishing provides. And then […]

27 Feb 2018 in Publishing