Book Marketing & Distribution Services

Now that your books are complete, the real challenges of publishing must be met head on. Jenkins Group works closely with authors and publishers to create and execute highly effective pre- and post-publication marketing and distribution service plans; an integral part of any book publishing project.

  • We help you develop an overall marketing strategy through our one-day in-house workshop.
  • We develop promotional material specifically for your project.
  • We have connections with distributors, wholesalers, national bookstore chains and fulfillment houses to help you sell your book.
  • We research and promote your book to targeted media publications generating publicity opportunities.
  • We direct you to the best in public relations firms, and literary agents.
  • We ensure your book is properly listed with major Internet retailers.
  • Want to sell books by the thousands? We can help you find book clubs, catalogs, and corporations through our special market sales services.

Below is a comprehensive and unique menu of premium services that serve your needs no matter where you are in the process of creating or marketing your book.

To learn more about our services and pricing, visit store.JenkinsGroupInc.com

 



Global Book Shows / Combined Book Exhibits

Here is your chance to display your books at the world’s premiere publishing and book selling events. Now you can promote and exhibit your books alongside other authors and publishers in a variety of book exhibit’s being offered at incredible prices. We’ve secured great spaces and are offering the best prices available. No matter what type of book you have, we have a show for you.

These unique displays are located in high-traffic exhibit areas at each of the shows and are visited by thousands of visitors throughout the show weekends. Staffed by Combined Book Exhibit personnel, the displays have proven to be a valuable marketing tool to share your title with the largest gathering of book buyers and professional, around the world.

Your participation includes shelf space to display your title with a full-facing cover as well as a listing in the Combined Book Exhibit feature catalog and database that includes all of your pertinent sales, company and contact information.

To learn more about our services and pricing, visit store.jenkinsgroupinc.com

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Media Direct

 

Jenkins Group, Inc. proudly offers the Media Direct Program. The comprehensive media index and press release delivers maximum exposure to regional and national media contacts at a fraction of the cost of traditional publicity campaigns.

The JGI Media Direct Program provides you with many different options on both a national and regional level to maximize your media reach while achieving your publicity goals.

Each program begins with the creation of a professionally written press release highlighting the pertinent information about your title and the desired news angle. You provide us answers to key background questions surrounding your title and we deliver to you approximately 500-800 contacts for leading media sources. Contacts include editors, reporters, columnists and syndicated writers, all yours to keep for contact and information delivery. Individual a la carte publicity services are also available.

To learn more about our services and pricing, visit store.jenkinsgroupinc.com

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Blogger Direct

Bloggers have a constant finger on the pulse of the public. They know what their audience likes and they are able to react quickly in the virtual world. Additionally, they’re always looking for new content. You and your book could be just what someone needs to get this week’s blog post online fast!

Jenkins Group will:

  • Build a list of bloggers targeted to your book genre and message
  • Prepare a blogger pitch message featuring your back cover sales copy and brief author bio with front cover image
    • Offer a free book copy (either physical or eBook) to the blogger
    • Offer 1 to 5 additional free copies of your book for the blogger to use as a give-away to their audiences
    • Notify the bloggers that you are available for interviews and/or guest blog posts
    • You must agree to providing a minimum of 2 free copies of your book to each blogger who expresses interest
  • Give you the blogger contact information for your files and future use (name of blog, contact person, blog URL, email address, and other social media contact info where available)
  • Provide you with a free tip sheet that outlines how to establish and build relationships with bloggers, what steps to take in the commenting process, and how to make a personalized pitch on your own for a future, drilled-down blogger outreach

To learn more about our services and pricing, visit store.JenkinsGroupInc.com

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GoodReads.com Set-Up

Launched in January 2007, GoodReads is the world’s largest portal for readers and book recommendations, with 30 million members, featuring 34 million reviews. If you’re not already established on GoodReads, you should be. Jenkins Group will build your GoodReads author profile page by:

  • Uploading an author bio to your GoodReads account (and set up an account for you if you do not already have one)
  • Uploading an author photo to your profile page
  • Entering a short blurb about your hobbies and interests
  • Entering a blurb about your favorite book genres and reading experiences
  • Providing information about your own website, giving readers another opportunity and place to get to know you
  • Preparing a one-time listing of upcoming events (speaking engagements and book-signings)
  • Providing you with a free tip sheet that outlines how to maximize and update your GoodReads account and author profile page

To learn more about our services and pricing, visit store.jenkinsgroupinc.com

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Sales Submission Material Development

To further support your title, Jenkins Group produces a high-design sales submission package that includes a PDF sell sheet with sales copy, marketing summary, book images and title fact sheet.
*Promo materials are required for submission packets to reviewers, distributors and wholesalers.

To learn more about our services and pricing, visit store.jenkinsgroupinc.com

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Rhoades & Easton Reviews

Rhodes & Easton Reviews is a new, online service with the long history of the Jenkins Group behind it. Their approach is based on a simple philosophy- provide quality, timely, and unbiased reviews to small and independent publishers. Featured reviewers are librarians, booksellers, editors, and other book experts- all with published works. Many come from traditional publications like Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly and are specialists in the genres they cover. They are dedicated book lovers who read each work start to finish to fully experience it. Authors will get the honest appraisal from a professional as they deserve. Reviews will be between 250-300 words and take approximately 6-8 weeks to complete. You can learn more at http://rhodesandeastonreviews.com/

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Distributor Placement

Submitting your book for distribution is never an easy task. Jenkins Group offers services that assist you in choosing the right distributors to approach for your book. Our team drafts professionally written cover letters, produces support materials and submits your title to appropriate trade distributor for acceptance. Services also include timely follow-up to our premium list of insider contacts and industry leaders within the top distributor companies. 
*Does not include promo material development fees

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Internet Retailer Placement

Submitting your book to the top Internet retailers is nearly an insurmountable task. But with help from the Jenkins Group, we make getting your book listed a snap. Submission of your title to Internet giant Amazon.com and includes the completion of the time-consuming entries and special “tricks” to increase the exposure of your book.
*Does not include submission for Search Inside the Book features.

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eBook Conversion and Distribution

Jenkins Group provides complete ebook publishing services for publishers looking to enter the digital book market.  We convert your existing book to any of the popular ebook reader formats including Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad.

The process is simple and the result is your ability to sell more books to new customers.

Converstions can start as low as $90 with a typical non-fiction book conversion coming in around $400 for the Kindle + ePub iPad package.

Jenkins Group also helps you distribute your ebook through major online retailers Amazon.com and Apple iTunes.  We set up your accounts and ensure your files are ready for sale.  All revenue from ebook sales will get paid directly to the publisher.

Contact us for a complimentary conversion quote.

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Book Promotion Material – Postcard, Bookmarks and Posters

 

Make a professional impression with custom designed selling material. Our design staff will work with you to design and print bookmarks, post cards and posters that will bring interest and sales to your book. Let us help you promote your book(s) with custom designed and printed postcards, bookmarks and posters. The designs will feature your book cover, ordering information and marketing information. Once the designs are finished, we will print the postcards, bookmarks and posters for your usage during book signings, direct mail campaigns, press kits, etc.

Description:

Bookmarks Specifications: 4 x 6 inches, 4-color both sides, 14pt stock, aqueous coating front and back

Postcards Specifications: 7.25 x 2 inches, 4-color both sides, 14pt stock, aqueous coating front and back

Poster Specifications: 11 x 17 inches, 4-color one side, gloss stock mounted to foam core board
 

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Fulfillment Services

Since your book is selling like hotcakes, it might be time to take the delivery of your title to the next level. Jenkins Group offers services to research the most appropriate fulfillment services available. Recommendations are offered after critical cost analysis, service quality and the best fit for your individual needs.

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Public Relation Firm

Consistently marketing your title at a national level often requires the commitment of a professional PR firm. Jenkins Group offers services to further enhance an existing marketing campaign through its recommendations and introductions to the book industry’s top firms. Our team works to pair you with the most appropriate companies for your book and submits a request for proposal (RFP) from a variety of firms. We further evaluate responses, solicit proposals and examine the objectives of each firm.

To learn more about these and all our other services, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-706-4636 or via email here.

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