A Book In Hand

Information and resources related to A Book In Hand – coming in August 2024.

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Booking the Library: A Guide for Entertainers, Musicians, Speakers & Authors, Jessica Brawner, 2015, ISBN 9780692350188

Five Critical Things For a Successful Book Signing: An essential guide for any author, Adam Dreece, 2019, ISBN: 9781988746159

Stark Reflections Podcast.

Episode 345 – The Art of Libromancy with Josh Cook

An insider’s look at bookselling from an independent bookseller and author.

Episode 340 – Personality, Passion, Presentation, and Persistence with Todd Fahnestock

Effective strategies for bookselling at in person events.

Episode 338 – An Amazing F*cking Pivot Into Sh!t-Tons of Money with James Fell

Episode 296 – Powerful in Person Book Marketing with Richard H. Stephens

Marketing books at in person events

Episode 207 – Library and Bookstore Strategies for Authors

A recording of a talk Mark gave at When Words Collide 2021.

Episode 203 A Rant on Unprofessional Author Behavior

A reflection and rant on one of the unprofessional things that indie authors sometimes do.

Episode 193 – Showcasing Indie Authors in an Indie Bookstore with Susan Faw

A look at an independent bookstore run by indie author Susan Faw.

Episode 191 – Insights from the Immersive Media and Books 2020 Consumer Survey

Dr. Rachel Noorda and Dr. Kathi Inman Berens shared details about the Immersive Media & Books 2020 Consumer Survey conducted by the Panorama Project and Portland State University.

Episode 190 – The Episode Where Shit Went Down with James Fell, Sweary Historian

Episode 187 – Business-Minded Creative Marketing with Diana Wink

Diana Wink, writer, blogger, film-maker shares insights for successful storyteller marketing.

Episode 177 – Author Insights From Youth Services Librarians

Julie Bonser (Head of Youth Services) and Michelle Rutter (Teen Services Librarian) from Eastern Munroe Public Library in Pennsylvania.

Episode 167 – Author, Author Give Me the News: Bookseller Insights with Laura Hayden

author and bookseller Laura Hayden, who is the co-founder and owner of Author-Author an experimental retail bookshop that deals in online sales, special events, books for writers and books for authors.

Episode 142 – Strategies for a Successful Book Launch During a Pandemic with Suzy Vadori

Suzy Vadori shares details from the massive in person book launches for her first two books and the pivot for a major launch during the pandemic.

Episode 141 – Homemade Game Guru Luanga ‘Lue’ Nuwame

Strategies employed by a writer and publisher of comic books, cardboard crafts, and board game developer.

Episode 134 – Pitching Your Book to Local Media with Melissa Dalton Martinez

Insights from a publishing industry PR and marketing manager, marketing consultant, and media professional.

Episode 110 – A Conversation about Working with Bookstores and Libraries

An interview conducted in the Draft2Digital offices for a Facebook Live video where Dan Wood interviewed Mark about his book An Author’s Guide to Working with Libraries and Bookstores.

Episode 99 – Getting Your Book into Libraries

How authors can get their books into libraries in print, eBook and audiobook format.

Episode 87 – You, Your Book, and Bookstores

A perspective on bookstores, booksellers, and bookselling, and shares ideas on how authors can best get their books into bookstores.

Episode 26 – Armand Rosamilia on Engagement and Community

A look at a unique “beers and fears” brewery tour for authors.

Episode 4 – Optimizing Your Author Brand with Robert J. Sawyer

How optimizing his brand and SEO has led Robert J. Sawyer to 1000 radio and television interviews.