Congratulations on your book!

We invite you to join our Books Forward family and receive a complimentary Social Media Booster Pack to help you connect with more readers!

When you sign up for an author publicity or book marketing campaign with Books Forward, we will provide you with free, customized guidance for making the most of your social media presence, including:

  • A formal written audit of your current efforts
  • Recommendations on the most effective platforms for reaching your target audience within your genre
  • Personalized advice on creating engaging content with the greatest reach
  • Proven tips for boosting your online engagement and exposure

A phone consultation to further discuss strategy and ideas to grow your social media following
Books Forward serves clients on four continents and has offices throughout the U.S., including:

Nashville, TN | New York, NY | New Orleans, LA

We dream big with our authors and deliver world-class book promotion and author publicity, from full-service “Blue Sky” campaigns to targeted outreach.

For more than 20 years, Books Forward has been leading the literary publicity industry with our creative and tenacious campaigns:

  • We were among the earliest creators of virtual book tours.
  • We underwrote the first book blogger convention in New York City.
  • We create eye-catching “book boxes” that have caught the attention of Buzzfeed, Bustle and other major national outlets.
  • We design interactive Authorless Events and Virtual Learning programs for libraries and reading groups nationwide.
  • We pioneered the use of book trailers for literary promotion.
  • We publicized our book trailers in never-before-seen ways, such as distributing them as advertising spots in movie theaters and on taxi cab screens.
  • We developed comprehensive author publicity and book marketing campaigns to include traditional media coverage, influencer outreach, social media support, digital marketing, Amazon optimization, Goodreads promotions, bookstore and book club events, advertising, innovative partnerships and other unique tactics to build author brands, boost book sales and grow readership.

Contact us to learn how we can launch you and your book in an unforgettable way, and put you ahead of the crowd!

Our full-service tailored campaigns start at $12,000, run for 6 months on average, and involve the most cutting-edge book marketing in the U.S. today. We also offer some a la carte targeted promotional support.

Our book publicity campaigns are uniquely personalized for you and your title, and may include:

  • Media Placement (to a variety of print, online, radio and television outlets)
  • Coordination of book reviews, interviews, author features and industry placements
  • Special notices to booksellers and librarians nationwide
  • Author Website Development and Maintenance
  • BookBub & NetGalley Management
  • Book Award Campaigns
  • Goodreads & Amazon Optimization
  • Facebook & Amazon Advertising
  • Book Tours and Author Events
  • Digital Marketing
  • Bookstagram and BookTube Promotions
  • Press Kit Creation
  • Spectacular Creative Mailings to Influencers
  • Social Media & Website Audit
  • Book Trailer Production
  • Email List Building
  • Amazon Reviewer Outreach

Books Forward has been invaluable to our work at American Blackguard, Killer Nashville, and for me personally as an author. I’ve worked with PR firms for over 30 years and the team at Books Forward is hands-down the best, bar none. I recommend them all the time to other authors and literary organizations.

Clay StaffordPresident/CEO of American Blackguard, Founder of Killer Nashville and bestselling author of over 1.5 million copies


When you join the Books Forward Family, you’re no longer alone on your book publishing journey. We will empower you with effective book publicity expertise, and we’ll be your biggest advocate each step of the way. Let’s work together to give you and your book your best chance at success!