Opportunity for Authors: Books Forward Gives Away Free $20,000 Literary Publicity Campaign

To celebrate its 20-year anniversary, literary publicity company Books Forward (part of the veteran JKS Communications brand) is hosting a giveaway for one free full-service, customized author publicity and book marketing campaign valued at $20,000. The giveaway is part of Books Forward’s mission to elevate new books and promote diverse, barrier-breaking voices in publishing.

The comprehensive book publicity prize package includes:

  • Customized press package including a news release, author Q&A, and interview talking points
  • Personalized pitching and promotional outreach to a targeted list of national media, regional media, reviewers, and online influencers
  • $1,000-worth of digital advertising and/or review submission to industry publications, positioning the author directly in front of consumers and industry influencers
  • One-on-one consultation with Books Forward’s social media specialist, with customized guidance for maximizing online exposure and engagement
  • Creative promotion to indie booksellers and librarians 
  • Industry tips to help the author make the most of book events and mobilizing networks for promotion
  • Books Forward’s Author Guide, an easy-to-use roadmap of the publicity process that clearly breaks down the tips, tasks, and trade secrets to give a book its best chance at success

Entry for the giveaway is free. To enter, authors must be willing to submit a completed manuscript to Books Forward, and must have a targeted publication date between May–December 2021. Deadline to enter is October 1, 2020. The winner will be announced in November 2020. Authors can enter the giveaway here.

Books Forward celebrated 20 years of innovative literary promotion in 2020 with a successful company rebrand, new team members with publishing and media expertise, and expanded services. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the forward-thinking publicity team launched a Virtual Learning Author Program to provide free at-home education, as well as the #BooksForwardHelpline to help readers support indie bookstores and libraries, troubleshoot e-readers, and connect with great new book recommendations.

About Books Forward: Books Forward is an author publicity and book marketing firm committed to promoting voices from a diverse variety of communities. From book reviews and author events, to social media and digital marketing, the company helps authors find success and connect with readers. Interested in what’s possible for your book sales and building readership? Check out the Books Forward author services, submit a query form with your individual author brand goals, and get a customized publicity campaign.