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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.

The Journey To Wondercon, Update #3… The Final Stretch

 

It’s Monday. That means I only have tonight, tomorrow morning and evening and Wednesday to finish up what ever I have left before we go to setup at the Anaheim Convention Center. That isn’t very much time given I will also be studying for my Real Estate License Exam that I will be taking on Wednesday. I don’t know what I was thinking when I scheduled the exam for this week and not next! The combination of stress from both has negated each other I am afraid. Which has left me in a state of feeling at peace even though there is still stuff to be done and information to learn!

I took some pictures today. I thought I’d have some fun with these updates. Today was crunch time. This weekend I spent most of the time listening to the sounds of my printer dancing back and forth to the printing of book catalogs. I did about 200 catalogs and almost emptied my ink cartridges. In retrospect, using a company like uprinting.com would have cost me into the $400s+. $16 dollars For 2,500 sheets of paper (in which I didn’t even use half of that) + 76 for the ink (mainly two colors are depleted). I am tempted to print up another 100 catalogs. I noticed a spark in eBook sales after Condor 21 with our catalogs. It might be worth it.

 

I was in the process of putting them together. They are missing their final touches in this picture!

I was in the process of putting them together. They are missing their final touches in this picture!

Today however, I did more merch. I finished the feather pens that had taken me so long to finish because of my schedule. I hand dye my own ostrich feathers. Usually I make the feathers for my hats for the Renaissance Faire, but I’ve decided to make feather pens with them… considering our logo is a quill.. I thought it would be fun and relevant! I’m pretty happy with how they turned out and I hope you like them too! I will have them on Etsy after this weekend for about 7-8 dollars each. I was going to stick to red, black, and white feathers but I figured that people might want other colors.

 

 

I also put the final touches on the book bags that I have been working very hard on. I had my team of minions to help me this morning. photo 3

 

So the feather pens are done, although I could do more plain white feathers if I got enough feed back suggesting that I should. The book bags are complete. I did 55 of them. The poles are painted and the last of the signs have been printed. This is the final stretch! Now my list stands at finishing putting the giant book covers on poster board, cutting them evenly, and packing. Of course I may be doing more catalogs and feathers, but that is yet to be determined.

The advice I have received on Reddit has been wonderful! Thank you to all those who have commented, helped, and suggested what to do. I feel that this is going to be a great event. I am so excited!

 

The Journey to Wondercon, Update #2

I’m more surprised that I haven’t lost my head at this point. I hit a point yesterday where I felt all the stress overwhelm me. Though, I am proud to say that I’ve made it through and am ready for what ever tomorrow brings.

There is still a big list of things that need to be done, but I see the light!

We haven’t done many big events quite yet. So there has been a lot of setup that I won’t ever have to do again! *Hopefully*

We created a very tall banner sign holder from PVC. Had an 8ft banner printed and set it all up in the entry way of my house. Why? Because the thing towers at least 10+ feet over my head! In my nervous excitement, I want to be over prepared for next weekend. We have set up now a demo of what our display will look like next weekend. It makes me feel a little better, knowing the display stands out and looks amazing.  I can be a creative perfectionist though and that will definitely delay completion of our table.

The books have been ordered and shipped. It was a big decision. I hope I made the best call on the numbers.

The book bags have been finished too.

I still don’t know what to expect! Anyone I ask keeps saying, “It depends on the crowd.” Some years they buy and other years they don’t. I don’t like those numbers. I prefer a yes or a no!

Advice? Thoughts? I will post pictures this weekend of my dilemma. To have the second book stand or not? That’s update #3’s main topic for discussion.

 

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Holiday Book Sale at Ink Smith Publishing

The holiday sale season starts this weekend at Ink Smith Publishing! 

Our Black Friday Sale which has the deepest discounts starts this Friday, November 29th 2013 at midnight. The sale will go through the weekend until Sunday at midnight. Then to kickoff Cyber Monday and the rest of the holiday shopping season, Ink Smith Publishing will be keeping our prices discounted at 30% for paperback books and 40% for eBooks. 

A special offer for Cyber Monday, buy a paperback version of any book and receive the eBook bundle of the same book for free! 

 

So once more our holiday sale will go as followed:

Black Friday Sale= Nov. 29th-Dec. 1st=50% off Paperback Books and 60% off eBooks.

Cyber Monday= Dec. 2nd=30% off Paperback Books and 40% off eBooks. Free eBook bundle with every paperback purchase!

Holiday Book Sale= Dec. 3rd-Dec.16th=30% off Paperback Books and 40% off eBooks. 

We look forward to gaining more fans of our great books here at Ink Smith Publishing.

www.ink-smith.com

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November’s Exciting Events at Ink Smith

 

Starting off the first full week of November, Ink Smith’s upcoming release goes on sales. Any pre-orders will ship on it’s release date of November 7th.

On November 10th, Ink Smith is looking into attending the world famous Rose Bowl swap meet in Pasadena, CA. We are looking at different possibilities for successful venues to get our books out there into the hands of the readers. We will be in the white section near food court and the entrance.

November 22nd is an exciting day for many of our authors. Barnes and Noble is having their Discovery Friday at participating national stores. I can confirm a few of our authors will be at local stores, but more details will follow.

November 28th-December 1st Ink Smith Publishing will be having their first Black Friday Sale! All of our books on our website will be selling at a 50% discount.  This sale will kick off our holiday season sale that will run until December 24th.

 

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