Friday, June 14, 2024

Do Authors Need To Stutter More?

 

 

As a book promoter, for years I have media coached authors and prepared them to participate in interviews with members of the news media. But we didn’t go over what I have recently discovered to be the most effective way to get people to listen to them.

Of course, I discussed their messaging, down to the buzz words, stories, and statistics that they would share. We would go over the pace and length in which they would speak, how to exude confidence, and the persona that they wanted to sell. If a camera was on them, we discussed clothing, posture, body language, and background.

But what was missing were things many of us would think are detriments to being heard:

* Stuttering
* An Accent
* A Lisp
* Saying um and uh
* Pausing while speaking
* Low-talking

Yes, each of these things or a combination of them, depending on how extreme they are, can kill an interview. No one wants to try to decipher mumbling from a stroke victim or ramblings from a muttering fool, but it turns out when we are forced to listen a little harder, we pay more attention to what is being said.

Take an accent. I love a British accent. If the person speaks slowly, I can understand them but only if I fully tune in to their pitch. Every word that comes out of their mouth sounds new in sound but familiar in meaning. People with accents, presumably because they come from elsewhere, may not use English perfectly, which also can draw us in closer as we seek to process and interpret their statements.

Some studies show that when a person says uh or um, we listen hard for the words immediately following their pauses. We feel the talker comes off as unpolished — in a good way — and appreciate that they struggle to find the right words to reflect their inner struggles to compose their thoughts.

A lisp can be annoying to listen to for too long but we tend to listen in a sympathetic mind frame, making us more open to their views.

Low-talkers may be the hardest to follow because you really can’t hear them. We attach a lack of energy, confidence, and enthusiasm to low-talkers, but we will strain to listen to them and if we can hear them, we may give their views some weight merely because they desperately strained to convey them.

So, if you stutter or have an accent or do the um-uh dance while you speak, have no fears. These aren’t handicaps at all. They may just help you deliver your message.

 

 

Need PR Help?

Brian Feinblum, the founder of this award-winning blog, with over 3.9 million page views, can be reached at brianfeinblum@gmail.com  He is available to help authors promote their story, sell their book, and grow their brand. He has over 30 years of experience in successfully helping thousands of authors in all genres. Let him be your advocate, teacher, and motivator!

 

About Brian Feinblum

Brian Feinblum should be followed on www.linkedin.com/in/brianfeinblum. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2024. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester with his wife, two kids, and Ferris, a black lab rescue dog, and El Chapo, a pug rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent.  This award-winning blog has generated over 3.9 million pageviews. With 4,900+ posts over the past dozen years, it was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby  http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/09/the-best-book-marketing-blogs  and recognized by Feedspot in 2021 and 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by www.WinningWriters.com as a "best resource.” For the past three decades, including 21 years as the head of marketing for the nation’s largest book publicity firm, and director of publicity positions at two independent presses, Brian has worked with many first-time, self-published, authors of all genres, right along with best-selling authors and celebrities such as: Dr. Ruth, Mark Victor Hansen, Joseph Finder, Katherine Spurway, Neil Rackham, Harvey Mackay, Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Warren Adler, Cindy Adams, Todd Duncan, Susan RoAne, John C. Maxwell, Jeff Foxworthy, Seth Godin, and Henry Winkler. He hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America several years ago, and has spoken at ASJA, Independent Book Publishers Association Sarah Lawrence College, Nonfiction Writers Association, Cape Cod Writers Association, Willamette (Portland) Writers Association, APEX, Morgan James Publishing, and Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. His letters-to-the-editor have been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, NY Daily News, Newsday, The Journal News (Westchester) and The Washington Post. His first published book was The Florida Homeowner, Condo, & Co-Op Association Handbook.  It was featured in The Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

A.I. Has No Place For Writers!

 


This won’t be a long post, but please give me two minutes to just declare my disgust that AI is being used by people to write poems, letters, articles, speeches, term papers, books, and anything else! AI is cold and dispassionate, a digital wasteland for lazy people who refuse to think and actually put some effort in to creating something personal, unique, and non-formulaic.

I am disappointed in my wife, who used to work in book publishing (though it was audiobooks), when she turned to AI to generate a poem for her mom’s 80th birthday party. She fed in some facts and information and gave AI some parameters to turn it into a cogent poem.

What she got was something usable, though it was also filled with some errors or nonsense. She then made some edits and added in some personalized lines of text. Boom! She had a poem.

But it lacked authenticity. It was missing authorial integrity. This poem was a fake, not written passionately from the heart and mind or experience, but from some cold-hearted computer algorithm.  Impostor!

Words mean something. So do experiences, feelings, and ideas. Good writing is not a mechanical, fill-in-the-blank exercise. It is a soup that boils many things down to their essences, and then flows in a personable way.

Writing comes from the heart and not from a putting a bucket into a well of mere words that a robotic app can just drudge up and affix to a random place or next to each other, hoping that they meet linguistic metrics and sound like they really mean something of substance.

AI is another species or life form. It is a byproduct of humans, but not human. It is bull shit.

Screw you, AI!

 BookCAMP Is Coming – Get Half Off!

 

I am speaking at BookCAMP June 23rd!

 

BOOKCamp 2024 is June 23-25, 2024 in New Jersey.

The business of publishing, marketing, & craft:

Register at https://www.independentpressaward.com/ipabookcamp


Here is a discount link for a three-day pass to BookCAMP

https://www.paypal.com/ncp/payment/WDLJNRK87864Y that you can share/post.

 

Need PR Help?

Brian Feinblum, the founder of this award-winning blog, with over 3.9 million page views, can be reached at brianfeinblum@gmail.com  He is available to help authors promote their story, sell their book, and grow their brand. He has over 30 years of experience in successfully helping thousands of authors in all genres. Let him be your advocate, teacher, and motivator!

 

About Brian Feinblum

Brian Feinblum should be followed on www.linkedin.com/in/brianfeinblum. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2024. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester with his wife, two kids, and Ferris, a black lab rescue dog, and El Chapo, a pug rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent.  This award-winning blog has generated over 3.9 million pageviews. With 4,900+ posts over the past dozen years, it was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby  http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/09/the-best-book-marketing-blogs  and recognized by Feedspot in 2021 and 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by www.WinningWriters.com as a "best resource.” For the past three decades, including 21 years as the head of marketing for the nation’s largest book publicity firm, and director of publicity positions at two independent presses, Brian has worked with many first-time, self-published, authors of all genres, right along with best-selling authors and celebrities such as: Dr. Ruth, Mark Victor Hansen, Joseph Finder, Katherine Spurway, Neil Rackham, Harvey Mackay, Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Warren Adler, Cindy Adams, Todd Duncan, Susan RoAne, John C. Maxwell, Jeff Foxworthy, Seth Godin, and Henry Winkler. He hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America several years ago, and has spoken at ASJA, Independent Book Publishers Association Sarah Lawrence College, Nonfiction Writers Association, Cape Cod Writers Association, Willamette (Portland) Writers Association, APEX, Morgan James Publishing, and Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. His letters-to-the-editor have been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, NY Daily News, Newsday, The Journal News (Westchester) and The Washington Post. His first published book was The Florida Homeowner, Condo, & Co-Op Association Handbook.  It was featured in The Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald.

Interview With Author B.E Thompson

 

  

1. What inspired you to write this book? I was inspired by my faith and love for God, also my love for reading and flowers which is why I mirrored my life journey with the life span of a flower!! 

2. What exactly is it about and who is it written for? It is a story (Memoir) about my life journey. It is written for anyone who is looking for hope who may have had a difficult start in life and are seeking to know their purpose, hopefully my story will help people know that they can accomplish their goals no matter how things were in the early days of childhood!! 

3. What do you hope readers will get out of reading your book? I hope people will be able to connect with the idea that It’s not where you start in life, its where you finish that really counts! Along with, hope, awareness of different struggles and the importance of self-care, an improved trust in God for those who have a faith-based life and for those who are curious about God! I hope that people can realize that carrying emotional wounds from childhood into adulthood is not a life sentence, with awareness, self-compassion and support, it is possible to heal these wounds and change these behavioral patterns. 

4. How did you decide on your book’s title and cover design? The title was something that came to me first, many years before deciding to write the book I thought of the title and wrote it down. I was not aware of its significance at the time. I really like flowers so designed the book around the title with help from my publishers. 

5. What advice or words of wisdom do you have for fellow writers – other than run!? Keep running:)... Believe in your story and do not let anyone else hold the pen! 

6. What trends in the book world do you see -- and where do you think the book publishing industry is heading?  I see so many great books and feel the book world has exploded with many great authors which is nice! Hopefully the publishing industry can evolve with the times, keeping it viable and strong for the future. 

7. Were there experiences in your personal life or career that came in handy when writing this book?  Definitely, I had many experiences in my personal life from a child and in my career as an adult that I was able to use whilst writing the book. All these experiences are mentioned and played out in the book by 'Karen' my main characters perspective. 

8. How would you describe your writing style? Which writers or books is your writing similar to? I would probably say the book is a narrative writing style, my book is actual events told in chronological order but this is also created in a timeline illustrated on the growth of a flower. I am not sure which writers or books my writing is similar to but I guess anyone who writes a memoir or biography. 

9. What challenges did you overcome in the writing of this book? The challenges for me was being able to overcome the fact that I am dyslexic, so designing a structured time line was important to keep me on track and focused whilst receiving assistance with editing from my publishers. 

10. If people can buy or read one book this week or month, why should it be yours? My book is not very long so won't take up too much of someone's time but I promise in that time the reader will go through a rollercoaster of emotions that unveil my life journey in a vivid and resonating way. I think my book makes the unfamiliar feel more familiar by touching on the vulnerabilities and hopes that I believe connects us all. Hopefully, this will make the reader certain that through the withered weeds of life, flowers can truly blossom into petals of achievements whilst allowing what was in the dark to  become the light a person can use to help them to shine. 

About The Author: B.E Thompson is a Masters graduate in Coaching Psychology with background experience within the Criminal Justice field, she is also a member of her local church where she has spent time developing and coordinating the Prayer Ministry Team. B.E.Thompson has recently become a CEO and founder of her recruitment service set up to coach, advise and empower individuals or groups to obtain and sustain employment. For more information, please see: https://forums.onlinebookclub.org/viewtopic.php?t=430707  

 

BookCAMP Is Coming – Get Half Off!

 

I am speaking at BookCAMP June 23rd!

 

BOOKCamp 2024 is June 23-25, 2024 in New Jersey.

 

The business of publishing, marketing, & craft:

 

Register at https://www.independentpressaward.com/ipabookcamp

 

Here is a discount link for a three-day pass to BookCAMP

https://www.paypal.com/ncp/payment/WDLJNRK87864Y that you can share/post.

 

*$251 off a three day pass $299 (instead of $550.)

Need PR Help?

Brian Feinblum, the founder of this award-winning blog, with over 3.9 million page views, can be reached at brianfeinblum@gmail.com  He is available to help authors promote their story, sell their book, and grow their brand. He has over 30 years of experience in successfully helping thousands of authors in all genres. Let him be your advocate, teacher, and motivator!

 

About Brian Feinblum

Brian Feinblum should be followed on www.linkedin.com/in/brianfeinblum. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2024. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester with his wife, two kids, and Ferris, a black lab rescue dog, and El Chapo, a pug rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent.  This award-winning blog has generated over 3.9 million pageviews. With 4,900+ posts over the past dozen years, it was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby  http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/09/the-best-book-marketing-blogs  and recognized by Feedspot in 2021 and 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by www.WinningWriters.com as a "best resource.” For the past three decades, including 21 years as the head of marketing for the nation’s largest book publicity firm, and director of publicity positions at two independent presses, Brian has worked with many first-time, self-published, authors of all genres, right along with best-selling authors and celebrities such as: Dr. Ruth, Mark Victor Hansen, Joseph Finder, Katherine Spurway, Neil Rackham, Harvey Mackay, Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Warren Adler, Cindy Adams, Todd Duncan, Susan RoAne, John C. Maxwell, Jeff Foxworthy, Seth Godin, and Henry Winkler. He hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America several years ago, and has spoken at ASJA, Independent Book Publishers Association Sarah Lawrence College, Nonfiction Writers Association, Cape Cod Writers Association, Willamette (Portland) Writers Association, APEX, Morgan James Publishing, and Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. His letters-to-the-editor have been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, NY Daily News, Newsday, The Journal News (Westchester) and The Washington Post. His first published book was The Florida Homeowner, Condo, & Co-Op Association Handbook.  It was featured in The Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Interview With Sci-Fi Thriller Author Janet Stilson

 


 

1.      What inspired you to write this book?  

There were a couple of major inspirations. One relates to my “other life.” In addition to writing fiction, I’m a journalist who has chronicled the media industry for many years. It’s allowed me to chat with a lot of executives who work behind the scenes, planning new programming, technology, and ways of attracting revenue. A lot of what I’ve discussed with them had to do with the future. And that got me thinking about what big media companies might be like a few decades from now and how they might influence our thoughts and actions even more than they already do. 

The second inspiration relates to something that has happened to me now and again, and which drives me nuts: important email messages that are automatically routed to my spam folder. And because I (admittedly) fail to check the spam folder as often as I should, it sometimes takes me a while to discover them. 

Trying to find some kind of humor in the situation, I imagined a place in the upper stratosphere where missing messages are trapped. That became a creative “seed” for this novel. The name of the book, Universe of Lost Messages, refers to a metaverse that looks like a vast cosmos, but it’s filled with bubble-like spheres (rather than planets and stars). Each one contains holograms of people delivering messages. They are all in limbo, unable to reach the people that were supposed to receive them. A few of them have life-and-death consequences for the novel’s characters. And on a larger scale, the missing messages could impact people across the entire world. 

2.      What exactly is it about and who is it written for?  

Universe is a sci-fi thriller, so it’s for anyone who gravitates stories of that sort, and hopefully anyone who loves literary fiction as well. I’ve sprinkled in some romance, humor, and mystery for good measure. 

The novel is about an eclectic assortment of people—from a reckless megastar celebrity to a down-on-his-luck maintenance guy. Some characters aren’t normal humans. They have levels of charisma that go way off the spectrum of what regular people exude. As such, they’re known as Charismites. Their powers of charm are so great that they can get anyone to do almost anything. So they can be very dangerous, if they use their powers in the wrong way. 

Two 17-year-old Charismites, Izzie and Tristan, are abducted by a mysterious organization who want to force them to deliver information out into the world that is completely false. This disinformation will give the abductors a massive amount of power. 

The people who love the Charismites will do anything to find them before they can be used to warp the minds of humans all over the world. 

3.      What do you hope readers will get out of reading your book?  

I really hope they find it entertaining. But it would be an added bonus if the book sparks some thoughts about how media could evolve in the future. 

4.      How did you decide on your book’s title and cover design?  

There didn’t seem to be another title that would work as well as Universe of Lost Messages, because that metaverse is so critical to saving Izzie and Tristan—along with a few other people who were abducted. 

My publisher and I batted around some cover designs, and we hit on the one we’re using as the best reflection of what the book is about. It features one of the main characters, Cheeta Lucida LaVera, who’s a street-tough teen who travels around the Universe in search of crucial messages. 

5.      What advice or words of wisdom do you have for fellow writers – other than run!?  

LOL! I could go on and on, in answering that question. I’ll give you just a few thoughts. 

First, find your tribe. By that I mean identify other writers who can offer support, and that you can help, too. Maybe you give each other feedback on drafts, or a shoulder to sob on during moments of despair; or an occasional piece of advice. Mentors who are much further up the food chain than you are fantastic, but most don’t have a lot of time. So don’t discount writers who are at the same professional level as yourself, or better.  

Also, understand that rejection is part of the gig. It doesn’t go away when you reach a certain level of success, although it probably will come a lot less frequently. When your work is rejected, pay attention to why that might be. Sometimes rejection notices offer some clues, or maybe you need to vet your story with trusted colleagues before sending it out again. Learn from the feedback, develop a thick skin, and move on. 

Finally, focus! It’s so easy to become distracted by emails or social media—they can seem like an escape hatch the second you reach a stumbling block and you don’t know what to write next. Limit the distractions as best you can while you’re in creative mode. Meditation helps me enormously with that—and sometimes it helps me reach higher levels of inspiration. 

6.      What trends in the book world do you see -- and where do you think the book publishing industry is heading?   

Oh gosh. I’m not sure I can answer that with a great deal of authority. But from my limited vantage point, it’s extremely competitive. I see no signs of that changing. At the same time, while there are so many ways to entertain ourselves in this world, a huge community of people still love reading books. I suspect that as time goes by, audio books will become even more popular. 

7.      Were there experiences in your personal life or career that came in handy when writing this book?   

Yes. My whole experience as a journalist reporting on the media industry, as I mentioned. In addition, I’ve set most of the book in two places that I know and love: New York City and Upstate New York. Plus, I know some very charming people! 

8.      How would you describe your writing style? Which writers or books is your writing similar to?  

A couple of people who have read Universe liken the style to that of Phillip K. Dick. Two other books, The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin and Europe in Autumn by David Hutchison, have also been mentioned. 

9.      What challenges did you overcome in the writing of this book?  

In the early stages, I struggled to find the proper amount of time to really focus. As part of that, I was adjusting to the death of my husband, who was a huge supporter of my work. 

10.  If people can buy or read one book this week or month, why should it be yours? 

If readers are looking for a thriller that peers into the future—and which also contains a slow-burn romance, humor, and a mix of wildly different characters trying to solve a huge mystery—then Universe is probably a very good fit. 

About The Author: Janet Stilson writes scripts, novels and short stories that largely fall in the sci-fi and fantasy genres and illuminate the human condition in provocative ways.  Her work has been selected to be part of the Writers’ Lab for Women, which is funded by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman. And it’s also been published by the esteemed sci-fi literary magazine Asimov’s. As a journalist, Janet got her “chops” at the storied showbiz bible Variety. She has traveled the world, chronicling the business of media. Learn more on janetstilson.com

 

BookCAMP Is Coming – Get Half Off!

 

I am speaking at BookCAMP June 23rd!

 

BOOKCamp 2024 is June 23-25, 2024 in New Jersey.

 

The business of publishing, marketing, & craft:

 

Register at https://www.independentpressaward.com/ipabookcamp

 

Here is a discount link for a three-day pass to BookCAMP

https://www.paypal.com/ncp/payment/WDLJNRK87864Y that you can share/post.

 

*$251 off a three day pass $299 (instead of $550.)

Need PR Help?

Brian Feinblum, the founder of this award-winning blog, with over 3.9 million page views, can be reached at brianfeinblum@gmail.com  He is available to help authors promote their story, sell their book, and grow their brand. He has over 30 years of experience in successfully helping thousands of authors in all genres. Let him be your advocate, teacher, and motivator!

 

About Brian Feinblum

Brian Feinblum should be followed on www.linkedin.com/in/brianfeinblum. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2024. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester with his wife, two kids, and Ferris, a black lab rescue dog, and El Chapo, a pug rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent.  This award-winning blog has generated over 3.9 million pageviews. With 4,900+ posts over the past dozen years, it was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby  http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/09/the-best-book-marketing-blogs  and recognized by Feedspot in 2021 and 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by www.WinningWriters.com as a "best resource.” For the past three decades, including 21 years as the head of marketing for the nation’s largest book publicity firm, and director of publicity positions at two independent presses, Brian has worked with many first-time, self-published, authors of all genres, right along with best-selling authors and celebrities such as: Dr. Ruth, Mark Victor Hansen, Joseph Finder, Katherine Spurway, Neil Rackham, Harvey Mackay, Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Warren Adler, Cindy Adams, Todd Duncan, Susan RoAne, John C. Maxwell, Jeff Foxworthy, Seth Godin, and Henry Winkler. He hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America several years ago, and has spoken at ASJA, Independent Book Publishers Association Sarah Lawrence College, Nonfiction Writers Association, Cape Cod Writers Association, Willamette (Portland) Writers Association, APEX, Morgan James Publishing, and Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. His letters-to-the-editor have been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, NY Daily News, Newsday, The Journal News (Westchester) and The Washington Post. His first published book was The Florida Homeowner, Condo, & Co-Op Association Handbook.  It was featured in The Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

BookCAMP Is Coming – Get Nearly Half Off!

 



I am speaking at BookCAMP June 23 -- don't miss it!


BOOKCamp 2024 is June 23-25, 2024 in New Jersey.

The business of publishing, marketing, & craft:

Register at https://www.independentpressaward.com/ipabookcamp


Here is a discount link for a three-day pass to BookCAMP

https://www.paypal.com/ncp/payment/WDLJNRK87864Y that you can share/post.

*$251 off a three day pass $299 (instead of $550.)


BookCAMP 2024 will help indie authors & publishers market, publicize, meet with other publishers & authors, make literary agents available, audiobooks and its impact on print books, direct on how to get your books into Costco, Target, and other big box stores, among a myriad of topics.

 

We also recognize our worldwide authors of our award programs.  This year we will host 200 attendees for our Independent Press Award / NYC Big Book Award awards ceremony & dinner at BookCAMP 2024 on June 24, 2024. BookCAMP 2024 grew out of a quarterly magazine BookCAMP, which addresses authors and publishers' business challenges of book publishing. 

ALL SESSIONS pass includes 

Meet new people  *  Hobnob with professionals  *  Learn and engage  * Find new suppliers

Get motivated to learn new techniques and plan your publishing strategy with the help of

experts

Register today for an ALL SESSIONS pass:

  • All Keynote Presentations

  • All Deep Dive Breakout Sessions

  • All Breakout Sessions

  • "Meet the Expert" one-on-one consultations with a field expert

  • "40 Under 40 in Publishing" ceremony

  • Sunday Cocktail Reception (pending sponsor)

  • How to get the most out of the show session (Sponsored by Audible's ACX)

  • Literary agent "Speed Dating" 

  • Monday and Tuesday Opening and Wrap-Up/Closing Sessions

  • Lunch, coffee, tea, snacks on June 24, and breakfast on June 25

  • Access to Sponsor Tables in the main ballroom

  • Discounted tickets to the IPA / NYC Big Book Awards dinner & ceremony

Who should attend BookCamp 2024?


* Independent publishers * Independent authors * Hybrid publishers  *Self-published authors * 

Association presses *  University presses * or anyone who is interested in advancing their

book publishing know-how should attend BookCamp 2024. The event will feature informative

sessions, networking opportunities, and hands-on workshops on a variety of topics, including:


  • Marketing and promotion

  • Sales and distribution

  • Selling to Costco, Target,etc.

  • Get into bookstores

  • Literary agents

  • Writer Circles

  • Business planning

  • Self-Publishing

  • Book Design

  • Writing a companion piece

  • Book Distribution

  • Advertising & Promotion

  • Public Relations

  • Book Printing

  • Audiobooks / Podcasting

  • Selling to Libraries


See you soon!​

 

Need PR Help?

Brian Feinblum, the founder of this award-winning blog, with over 3.9 million page views, can be reached at brianfeinblum@gmail.com  He is available to help authors promote their story, sell their book, and grow their brand. He has over 30 years of experience in successfully helping thousands of authors in all genres. Let him be your advocate, teacher, and motivator!

 

About Brian Feinblum

Brian Feinblum should be followed on www.linkedin.com/in/brianfeinblum. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2024. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester with his wife, two kids, and Ferris, a black lab rescue dog, and El Chapo, a pug rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent.  This award-winning blog has generated over 3.9 million pageviews. With 4,900+ posts over the past dozen years, it was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby  http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/09/the-best-book-marketing-blogs  and recognized by Feedspot in 2021 and 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by www.WinningWriters.com as a "best resource.” For the past three decades, including 21 years as the head of marketing for the nation’s largest book publicity firm, and director of publicity positions at two independent presses, Brian has worked with many first-time, self-published, authors of all genres, right along with best-selling authors and celebrities such as: Dr. Ruth, Mark Victor Hansen, Joseph Finder, Katherine Spurway, Neil Rackham, Harvey Mackay, Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Warren Adler, Cindy Adams, Todd Duncan, Susan RoAne, John C. Maxwell, Jeff Foxworthy, Seth Godin, and Henry Winkler. He hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America several years ago, and has spoken at ASJA, Independent Book Publishers Association Sarah Lawrence College, Nonfiction Writers Association, Cape Cod Writers Association, Willamette (Portland) Writers Association, APEX, Morgan James Publishing, and Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. His letters-to-the-editor have been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, NY Daily News, Newsday, The Journal News (Westchester) and The Washington Post. His first published book was The Florida Homeowner, Condo, & Co-Op Association Handbook.  It was featured in The Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald.