So now you have your book written, designed, and ready to
go to press and you're asking yourself, what's next?
How many books should I print?
How do I start marketing to sell them?
Do I need a web site? How can I use my web site?
What about Google, Yahoo, or any other search engines?
Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks as a marketing tool?
How do I get this book into bookstores? Into Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and independent book stores locally and across the USA?
Who is going to warehouse and drop-ship my books?
Do I have an audience in Canada, Europe, and Asia?
Should I create an ebook?
Would an ebook fit into my marketing plan?
for our Authors
Old Stone Press knows you have a myriad of questions and because of this, we have designed powerful and unique book-marketing services to develop a customized and highly effective marketing and sales distribution plan for you. Services are ideal for both first-time or seasoned authors and can be provided individually or in bundled packages.
customized to produce sales.
Custom Royalty Agreement
In the self-publishing world, most book projects are funded by the author or the organization paying the bills. However, Old Stone Press from time to time will share in the risk or invest in the project through discounting services (especially in the non-profit world). In the for-profit world, we may choose to invest in the project if it makes good business sense. In some special cases we may consider partnering with the client and share in the marketplace risk by investing a portion or all of our fees and in return share a percentage commission or "royalty" payment with the author or author organization based on book sale performance in the marketplace.
Special code for selling your book on your blog or website
Old Stone Press Marketplace BookBuy Page
This can be a simple as links from our web site to Amazon or Barnes & Noble or directly to an independent bookstore in your community, depending on the custom PR and marketing distribution package we build for you. Our book-marketing partnerships could open a whole new marketplace you never dreamed you could reach—that you never even knew existed.
Social Media BookBuy Page
Integration with Facebook and Twitter
PR Basic Package
Draft press release that ensures wide distribution for
SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
PR Media Outreach Package
Create a targeted media list
Outreach to the most effective media outlets tailored
to the specific genre and book market as follows,
but not limited to:
New York Times
The Huffington Post
Wall Street Journal
Christian Science Monitor
School Library Journal
Scholastic Parent & Child
The Horn Book Magazine
Discuss book review/giveaway opportunities
Manage getting books to media
Follow up with media to answer questions
Issue Media Feedback Report with contact information and status
PR Social Media Package
Discuss social media opportunities and objectives
Offer examples of successful campaigns
Develop Facebook and Twitter pages
Provide passwords to author
The value that Old Stone Press
brings to the table is a well-researched and well-developed network of the best
book-marketing collaborators in the business. Working with them, we can bundle and customize services to fit your individual budget, goals, and requirements. Together we make the art of book marketing, promotion, and distribution affordable, less complicated, and easy to understand.
We will make sure that your project gets everything it needs, and—just as important—that you don't purchase services your book doesn't need.
We don't believe that one size fits all. Customized means just that—a perfect fit designed especially for you and your project.