Some Tips on Self-Marketing

By Kim Batchelor on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 in Advertising, Marketing, Self-Publishing. No Comments

Self-publishing is becoming an increasingly popular way get your book out there. But, once it is out there, how do you get people to actually buy and read it? How do you get them to take notice? With self-publishing, also comes self-marketing. Here are some of the ways that you can market yourself and your works to […]


Book Trailers: Still On Trend?

By Kim Batchelor on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 in Marketing, Research, Uncategorized, Writing. No Comments

When you are trying to self-promote your novel, getting people interested can be hard. One of the tried and true methods to do so is to make a trailer for your book, much in the same way there are trailers for movies.  But, the average person may not have ever seen a book trailer. This […]


What to Consider When Looking to Translate Your Book

By Kim Batchelor on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Marketing, Research, Self-Publishing. No Comments

If you are looking to sell your book internationally, something to consider is the option to localize your book by translating it into other languages. Translation is more than a plug and chug. Harry Potter has been translated into 68 languages and each translation needed to edit all the anagrams and acronyms so they worked […]


Setting Up the Perfect Book Launch

By Kim Batchelor on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 in Advertising, BookHive Corp, Marketing. No Comments

Your book is finally published and printed; it’s time to get the good news out to the rest of the world! Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when setting up your Book Launch. Venue: There are a lot of potential locations to consider renting for your book launch. Conference rooms at hotels […]


Writer’s Digest Annual Conference 2017 Recap

By Kim Batchelor on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Marketing, Research, Self-Publishing, Writing. No Comments

This previous weekend, August 18-20th, I was lucky enough to attend the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New York and represent BookHive as an exhibitor. The conference itself ran for three days, Friday through Sunday, with a few early events taking place on Thursday, and featured many speakers, talks, tables, and pitch opportunities. I, unfortunately, […]


An Inside Look at Book Festivals

By Jennifer Bowen on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 in BookHive Corp, Marketing, Novels, Writing. No Comments

A great way to stay abreast of what’s new in the publishing world is to attend local book festivals. A simple google search of your town or city followed by “Book Festival” will tell you when and where your next one will be! I’ve spoken to Patrick Weir, intern at Melville House Publishing about his […]


Marketing ‘yer book!

By Jennifer Bowen on Thursday, January 29th, 2015 in Marketing, Novels, Self-Publishing. No Comments

I met Beth Kallman Werner when we both spoke on the Marketing 101 panel at the Self-Publishing Book Expo this past November in New York City. The Founder and President of Author Connections, Beth has been a professional editor and marketer for 20 years. She has worked on book marketing and special media projects with […]