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Guest Author Interviews!

Hello everyone!

Ink Smith Publishing would like to help authors reach more readers! With an increase in staffing, we have decided to begin Guest Author Interviews on our blog (The Inkwell & Quill) and want to offer the opportunity to all of you.

I will also be posting your interviews on a separate blog, TBA, so that we can boost our SEO a bit. This blog is in the works!

This is no charge! We only ask that you share your interview with your social media following so that we can both generate some traffic. 

If you are interested in being interviewed, please e-mail: EditorInkSmithPublishing@gmail.com with your last name and author interview in the subject line (EX. ANDERSON, AUTHOR INTERVIEW). I will send you a form to fill out and send back. Please make sure to fill it out as thoroughly as possible.

*There are no restrictions on what kind of books you publish!

We look forward to hearing from you all!

Sincerely,
Corinne Anderson
Managing/Acquisitions Editor
Ink Smith Publishing

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Ink Smith Publishing is seeking a PR/Marketing Intern

Description

Ink Smith Publishing and its imprint Native Ink Press are budding publishing companies. Together they publish both fiction and nonfiction.

Ink Smith Publishing was founded in 2012. It is now growing steady with over 15+ fiction titles.
Native Ink Press was founded in 2013 and has 5 nonfiction and children’s books.
www.ink-smith.com
www.nativeinkpress.com

Both publishing companies are traditional companies looking to make a difference in the industry.

We are building a PR/Marketing department. We are looking for someone who can come new ideas.
Our goal is to get our authors more coverage nation wide.
This is a non-paying internship that can turn into a paying position if sales increase.
We are looking for someone to do marketing with our PR intern. Candidates must be able to manage their time and preform duties on their own. There are no set hours, just deadline dates.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and sample marketing package that you would do per book or author.

Responsibilities

Email and work with our authors regularly.
Work with book reviewers.
Schedule book interviews
Get authors in newspapers and magazines
Schedule radio and TV interviews
Grow our contact list
Post blogs about marketing
Work with the authors
Tailor a campaign per author and book

General Overview: Get our authors more media coverage and increase sales.

Weekly duties can take 12-15 hours a week depending on your time management.

Requirements

Requirements:
Bachelors Degree or working on one in any related field.
Must type at least 50 WPM
Must be familiar with social media websites: Goodreads, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, WordPress
Must be able to work at home and manage their time.
Must complete tasks by the deadline.
Must be a go getter and creative.
Takes initiative.

To Apply please send in your cover letter, resume and sample book marketing package to contact@ink-smith.com.

What’s Up At Ink Smith Publishing

You can find our books online at major retailers both in the U.S. and internationally. Our books have also been found in stores such as Barnes and Noble and BJ’s Warehouse. You can of course purchase the books both paperback and ebook off of our website. www.ink-smith.com

We have been around since 2012, and while the first few books were very daunting, we now have an understanding of this industry and where it is heading. It’s not easy being an indie author or publisher for that matter. It’s not a matter of printing out a few books and becoming famous anymore. Its working together to develop a relationship with readers through the publisher and the writer. 

What do we look for in an author? We look for marketability. 

What does this mean? You should be developed online meaning social media( Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, WordPress..etc) 

It also means that your story has to stick out among the rest. If your story does not catch my eye then how can it appeal to readers? This can be a simple answer of making your query letter interesting. Query Letter/ Cover Letter/ Synopsis. All three things sell to different people. The query and cover letter sell the book to the agent or editor. The synopsis sells the book to the reader (and the editor of course). With the disappearance of book stores, readers will be going off how the synopsis. 

Anyways. 

Ink Smith Publishing is currently accepting submissions. We have a 4-5% acceptance rate, which allows us to keep our submission window open for the time being. We do not want to read the manuscripts right away. So please be sure to read the submission guidelines, but they are simple. You can find them here: www.ink-smith.com/submissions We emphasize the guidelines at both Ink Smith and Native Ink Press. Not following the guidelines can result in a rejection.

You will always get a response back from us, letting you know our decision either way. 

If we like what we read, I will request the manuscript. If we really like what we see after that, we will send you a contract. 

We ask nothing of our authors but to do their own marketing. Of course we don’t just put them out side with books in their hands going, “Here you go now market”. We work along side you with our marketing plans as well. 

We do book fairs, local events, online and social media marketing. 

We handle everything, but we allow for creative freedom. If the author wants to do their own cover they can, or I can work with the author and we can create a simple cover. 

We don’t offer advances, but we do offer some of the highest royalties around. They start at 13% of the retail price of the book and go up from there. 

We are also a close family of authors. What do I mean by that? Well, we are connected online by Facebook where my authors work together, support each other and feed off each other with marketing and sales ideas. I can’t really put into words how neat it is to work on a personal yet professional level with our authors. Instead of cold emails and feeling forgotten about, we are always there giving you updates, ideas and new information. Of course we send out monthly newsletters and my authors are notified of events in the area by email. This is what makes us unique.

If you like what you see, send us a submission! 

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