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Managed Book Marketing
No matter your motivation, our goal is to bring your books closer to your readers and help them find you.
Why We Do What We Do
Part of why Fifth Pillar Books exists is to help authors figure out what is best for them. We ring true to our mission of bringing the right book at the right time to the reading community; of helping authors succeed.
Marketing is the most misunderstood amongst the four main ingredients for a book's success. In many ways, the work done in marketing a book varies and goes into different levels. In general, publishers market upstream to booksellers and distributors who will be purchasing the books, you—the author must focus on marketing downstream to your fans and readers. This is a rare scenario to happen in self-publishing, so rare that most books are not given enough attention, authors are not coached on the best methods to reach out to readers, and books are enrolled into a generic but expensive marketing platform.
Our marketing programs are anchored on assisted marketing. It means that you have a team, a real person working for your book, just like how it is in trade publishing. Here are the areas that your virtual assistant for authors has the mastery and years of experience;
Book Discoverability and Visibility
Good working relationship with our trade partners
We will provide a line-item estimate detailing all cost for book marketing. We can also have all the cost bundled with our publishing program.
Metadata is the backbone of the publishing industry, and we make it as the foundation of your book's discoverability. The data being sent to retailers is what drives the sales of your book. Without it, publishers can't sell books to retailers, readers can't efficiently find your books online and sales suffer tremendously. Book metadata is the primary marketing and discovery mechanism for readers and retailers, and it's the lifeblood of the publishing industry.
Make no mistake, your strongest brand is your name. Ever wondered what make readers 'feverish' & race out to buy the latest book or new releases from authors such as J.K. Rowling? Two words: Author Branding. This is what distinguishes you from other authors in the market and identifies you and your work. Stand Out. Let your book take the spotlight.
Our Staff, Your Team!
You now have access to specialist and professionals trusted by publishers and authors.
With years of experience in both trade and self-publishing, our virtual assistant for authors can work with you on the publishing and marketing process. Through their expertise and years of experience, they can share with you their acquired industry knowledge and give you recommendations on what could work and what wouldn't, on what publishing or marketing traps to avoid and what necessary steps to take.
Fifth Pillar Books through the virtual assistant for authors program will collaborate and team-up with authors to create comprehensive marketing programs that include conventional platforms, social media, and other methods to create a buzz and raise awareness about your book.
With many years of solid experience in both trade and self-publishing, we have built a good working relationship with other publishing professionals who can help spread the word about a particular book. We have two marketing categories and a solid working relationships with trade partners.
Managed Marketing Campaign
Advanced Marketing Tools
Partnerships with regional and national magazines & publications
We will provide a line-item estimate detailing all cost for managed book marketing campaign. We can also have all the cost bundled with our publishing program.
Marketing is the most misunderstood amongst the four main ingredients for a book's success. In many ways, the work done in marketing a book varies and goes into different levels. In general, publishers market upstream to booksellers and distributors who will be purchasing your books and you—the author focus on marketing downstream to your readers. Our marketing programs are anchored on assisted marketing.
Our packages are designed with the author's welfare in mind. With the advent of self-publishing, and the ever- growing maze, traps, and puzzles of DIYs. We pride ourselves that you are always first and always guided with us. From curated publishing to assisted marketing, our packages are designed to offer authors the support, solutions, expertise, and tools they need to maximize their book's potential. Make your book a success story with us!