Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Who Do Authors Listen To?


When authors launch a book, whom do they consult with for guidance and advice?

Likely, just people close to them — a spouse, sibling, parent or adult child, perhaps. Maybe they confide in some friends or work colleagues. Most do not get one-on-one professional advice. Why?

Why don’t they hire a pro for guidance?

It Costs Money — and too many authors are penny wise and pound foolish.

Lack Convenience — they have no time (and too lazy) to go somewhere to seek help.

Attend A Webinar/Conference
— they may attend a group setting online or in-person at a nearby event, but they are not interacting one-on-one with a trained professional who is focused just on the author’s book.

Watch A YouTube Video or Read A Blog Post — sure, one can get free advice but you need to know where to go, whom to trust, and you must feel that you learned enough to do things correctly on your own.

Every author would benefit from a number of personal, targeted, focused, and customized consultations on strategy and the execution of a solid book marketing plan.

Too many mistakes, a lack of knowledge, and bad timing can conspire to do a book in and leave an author heart broken — and poorer in the wallet.

I highly recommend that authors seek the help of a trained, experienced, and savvy book marketing coach. Hint, hint!


Need Book Marketing Help?

Brian Feinblum, the founder of this award-winning blog, can be reached at  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!


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About Brian Feinblum

Brian Feinblum should be followed on LinkedIn. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2023. 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 3.4 million pageviews. With 4,600+ posts over the past dozen years, it was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby  and recognized by Feedspot in 2021 and 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by 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 two jobs 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 recently hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America, and has spoken at ASJA, Independent Book Publishers Association Sarah Lawrence College, Nonfiction Writers Association, Cape Cod Writers Association, Willamette (Portland) Writers Association, APEX, 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. He has been featured in The Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald. For more information, please consult:  



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