Through iRead Book Tours' many years of providing tours for authors, we have worked with many publishing and marketing professionals. Often, we are asked for recommendations for editing, publishing, and book promotion.
Alphabetically listed below are professionals with whom iRead Book Tours has worked.
No editor, publisher, or publicist is the right fit for every author or book! Before contracting with a services provider, we recommend that you requested references and look at former clients to ensure you and the contractor is a good fit for you and your book.
Mary Walewski, owner of Buy the Book Marketing, is a book marketing consultant for indie authors and publishers who specializes in online marketing. Mary has been in sales and marketing for most of her working life – Newspapers, libraries, and high tech corporations. (And one hideous job selling printing services – It’s why she decided to go to library school.) Mary founded Buy The Book Marketing in 2005 after discovering a need for marketing services among local authors. After she helped a friend market her first book, her phone started ringing with referrals, always starting with the phrase, “So and so gave me your number. I just published a book and I need some help in marketing…”
Got a question about book marketing or how Buy the Book Marketing can work together to market your book? Mary offers a free, 30-minute consultation. Follow this link to her online form.
CamCat Publishing is more than a publisher. CamCat Publishing is the sum of its readers and writers … and then some. They facilitate and engage in communication between readers and writers because that’s where the magic happens. They involve their authors and readers every step of the way–in the process of choosing the books they publish, the formats in which they offer them, even the way they advertise and publicize them.
Foreword Publicity is a book marketing service that specializes in custom book PR campaigns with combined strategies in marketing, sales, and branding. Built by award-winning, bestselling authors Alysson Bourque and Lori Orlinsky, their mission is to build a platform for an author to succeed and maintain their success as a writer. Foreword Publicity creates customized campaigns for authors to generate hype for their books while at the same time, building their credibility. Using the latest trends in social media, technology, and applications, they’ve launched and promoted more than 300 books in all genres and all routes of publishing. Contact email@example.com for a special iReads discount!
Writing and publishing a book is an intimate process. You are putting yourself, your work, and your words “out there” for the world to see. Launch My Book knows how vulnerable this process can be. They are writers and artists ourselves and are sensitive to the delicate balance between art and commerce. They take great care to make sure that you and your work are expressed beautifully and accurately in everything they do–from marketing copy, to author websites, to social media campaigns.
Lewis Publications has a team of professionals that are ready to work with you to make your dream of becoming a published author a reality. They are committed to giving each of their authors an enjoyable, smooth and stress-free publishing experience.
Does your current website content, marketing content, or written communications make its mark in the cyber sky? Does it engage, persuade, delight, entertain, educate? Maybe your words fly free in the great blue sky... or maybe they're stuck in the trees. If so that's where Melody Bussey & Associates come in.
A Florida based writing service, Melody Bussey & Associates is dedicated to giving your words the wings to fly, the heart to go to greater heights, and the know-how to deliver and do the job right the first time. They carefully craft content that not only represents their clients but makes them proud as well.
Do you need kickass website content, blog posts that entertain as well as sell? Do you need press releases, informative articles, educational design/content, television treatments, resumes that shine, brochures, and snappy biz cards, or more? No matter what industry you are in (or at all) they have the writers with the experience, vision, ability (who ooze so much talent they had to do away with carpet), to deliver your project well above expectations.
Your resource to make it happen! My Word Publishing can guide you from your book idea through publication and marketing, or you can cherry-pick the services that you want. And whichever services you choose, you always make the final decisions, you keep the profits, and you keep all distribution and copyrights. In other words, at My Word it’s your book. Their website includes a link to Publishing 101 on their YouTube channel. This 36-minute video is very helpful. In it, Polly Letofsky, founder of My Word Publishing lays out what you need to know before diving into the self-publishing world: what costs to expect, what timelines to expect, what steps to take, what you should know, and what you should never put up with. She also lays out side by side, black and white, what the various options are in publishing, and the pros and cons to each.
New Shelves Books is one of the top agencies specializing in book sales, distribution and marketing in the U.S. New Shelves has been the best chance for small presses and motivated authors and the best source of information from the front lines of publishing since we opened in 2006. Founded by Amy Collins as a book distribution company, New Shelves has adapted as the publishing industry has changed over the last sixteen years to become one of the largest book sales and marketing providers in the United States.
2017 brought on another big change in the form of Keri-Rae Barnum. Keri came from a marketing background and was thrilled to pair her creative marketing skills with her lifelong love of books. Keri and her team have continued the New Shelves tradition of passionately helping those with good books—both traditionally and indie published—gain a solid footing in the marketplace. Click here to request a free 15-minute consultation.
YellowStudios, a premier indie-publishing book and author marketing studio, is located in the beautiful state of Colorado. Their team is dedicated to supporting authors both locally and internationally on their journey to success.
YellowStudios believes that every aspiring author deserves the opportunity to take control of their work and bring their stories to life. That’s why their mission is to make the publishing process as painless and easy as possible, so you can focus on what matters most – your writing.Their showcase of books is a testament to the many talented authors they’ve had the pleasure of working with. From gripping thrillers to heartwarming romances, they’ve helped bring a wide range of stories to readers all over the world.
Whether you’re a first-time author or a seasoned pro, YellowStudios is here to help you achieve your publishing goals. Join their community today and take the first step towards making your dream a reality.