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How to Market Your Book

Featuring: Stephanie Barko

Today we’re talking with Stephanie Barko, a Book Publicist who helps adult nonfiction authors & historical novelists prepare their books for market.  She works with authors from all three publishing tracks – indie, hybrid, and traditional – making sure their books are well designed, professionally edited, and properly positioned to sell once they hit the market.

As a pre-publication specialist, Stephanie creates the author infrastructure that is required for a book to be found by readers and the media.

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    How to Market Your Book
    Stephanie Barko

How to Market Your Book

  1. What is the #1 mistake that indie authors make?
  2. Name the two images that a publicist uses repeatedly and why their quality is so important.
  3. How do you recommend that authors communicate with their following?
  4. What are the three marketing elements that every author needs to have?
  5. What have you observed among your clients that helps them sell books?

Visit Stephanie at and on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Goodreads! You can gather more book marketing tips on Stephanie’s blog at – Watch for Stephanie’s newest service coming soon- half hour phone consults, with self booking from her homepage.

Thank you all for listening to this AuthorExpertWire podcast brought to you by #AnnieJenningsPR. Visit to learn how you too can enjoy high-powered, NO RETAINER performance publicity to build an influential brand and achieve your marketing and PR goals and objectives.


Stephanie Barko

Stephanie Barko, Literary Publicist’s clients include adult nonfiction authors and historical novelists from all three publishing tracks—traditional, hybrid and indie. A pre-publication specialist, Stephanie’s ideal client is a debut author who is about five months in front of, that’s prior to his/her release date. Stephanie’s expertise has been quoted in Writers’ Digest and published in Southern Writers Magazine. Over the past 14 years, Stephanie has presented at the larger editors and agents conferences across the country, gone one on one in Scotland for Historical Novel Society UK Conference, and moderated panels at Texas Book Festival. Stephanie Barko makes her home in Austin, where she enjoys hiking with her partner Jim, experimenting in the kitchen, and hanging out with her book group.

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