This month’s article is a video of a discussion many of us have been waiting for! I am talking with Marcella Smith, publishing consultant and Barnes and Noble career book buyer. In our conversation, Marcella fills in gaps for us in our understanding of how book representation works. With this knowledge, we are equipped to handle more of the marketing than we thought and to be knowledgable in hiring a publicist or marketing coach like Marcella. If you want to know more about her services, visit

Our conversation is resource-rich and Marcella includes these three resources for writers wanting to increase the market for their books, whether they are self-published or out there from a press, small or large:

We hope you enjoy our conversation.

Be prepared to take notes! And if you’d like, we’d love to hear about what helped. Leave a comment at the end of this post.


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Marketing Conversation with Marcella Smith, Publishing Coach and Career Book Buyer — 1 Comment