Monday, April 8, 2024

Is Brian Feinblum The Book Marketing Poet Laureate?



In honor of April being National Poetry Month, I am trying my hand at a book marketing poem. I hope you enjoy:

You wake up wondering what will happen on this day,
Surely you should market your book, that’s what I’d say.

Speaking? Social media? Advertising? So much to do,
If you won’t try to get it done, then tell me who.

Your procrastinate, avoid, and escape to do busy work,
But if you ignore your priorities you become the jerk.

Your curse the publishing industry and wonder why your greatness they do not see,
But the reality is your weak platform and lack of marketing potential makes them flee.

You need to be creative with ideas that kill,
Or prepare to pay for others to be your shill.

You may cure cancer and write very well,
But you need to push your book to make it sell.

You question, with so many distractions, does anyone even bother to read,
Yes, nearly a billion books bought last year and no I am not smoking weed.

With so much free content, will anyone buy your book?
Yes, but they need to discover it with an eye-catching hook.

Every author wants to know how to rise up the bestseller charts,
But they end up doing nothing, like a bunch of lazy, old farts.

Success comes when you take action and pursue your dream,
Don’t just bury your fears and feelings in apple pie topped with cream.

All authors love to imagine, research, and write,
To break through, marketing must also be in your sight.

I know, so many books compete with yours,
Why is it that yours lags and theirs soars?

Is takes hard work, connections,  creativity, skills, time, money, and luck,
So get off your butt and make sure you really try so your marketing won’t suck!

Need PR Help?

Brian Feinblum, the founder of this award-winning blog, with 3.6 million page views, 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!


About Brian Feinblum

Brian Feinblum should be followed on 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 3.8 million pageviews. With 4,900+ 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 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.

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