Saturday, June 22, 2024

Authors Should Market To These 11 Cities


Every book has a targeted readership, based on its genre, plot themes, setting, and who the writer is. But one thing is clear, there are 11 cities that ooze with more wealth and disposable income than any other part of the country. Authors should follow the money as they market their books.

According to a recent USA Today story that cites the findings of a wealth management firm, our nation has nearly 5.5 million millionaires — around one in every 67 Americans. Of them, 10,000 each have over a hundred million bucks. They are called centi-millionaires. And of them, there are 788 billionaires in the US, which reflects about 28 percent of the globe’s total number of billionaires. The US has over 67 trillion dollars in wealth, exceeding any other nation.

The cities with the most millionaires, each with at least 25,000 such people, are as follows:

1. New York City
2. Bay Area
3. LA
4. Chicago
5. Houston
6. Dallas
7. Seattle
8. Boston
9. Miami
10. Austin
11. DC

I would recommend that all authors peddling their books should absolutely have a plan or a strategy to sell their books in each and every one of those cities. They tend to be literate, book-buying locations, and just about all of them but Dallas are liberal places. They value the cultural arts. 

In each city, approach bookstores and libraries for book signings and appearances. Seek out potential readers online from these cities. Explore how you can connect to these places as best you can, for your book buying reader is there.

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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 3.9 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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