By: Jeanie C Williams | January 07, 2019

There are countless people for whom writing a novel is on their ‘to-do’ list. It seems only natural since creating and telling stories are integral parts of the human experience. Yet, whether due to time, motivation, or the dreaded writer’s block, it’s an achievement that far more begin than finish. In fact, so much emphasis is placed on the initial goal of writing a novel, that some may reach the end of their book and wonder “Now what?”


There are those that will be satisfied in the act of completing their story, and may choose to end their journey as an author there. But many want to share their tales with a wider audience, and for them, the words “The End” are merely the beginning of the process.

So if you’ve written a novel and are now ...

By: Jeanie C Williams | December 17, 2018

“Literary prizes should honor good books.” - Jennifer Szalai, New York Times Book Review


The literary awards season is an exciting time of year for us at PenPower Book Marketing. We often enter our authors into appropriate awards, but there is always a thrill when one of our own is selected as a finalist or awarded a prize.

However, there is more than just the elation that comes with each shortlisted title or recipient. For while an award honors the individual greatness of each book, there is also the increased notoriety that comes with the titles, a valuable commodity in itself. Or as Szalai puts it, “The true currency of prizes is recognition -- in scarce supply as books struggle to cut through the glut of our crowded culture.”

There is tru...

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By: Jeanie C Williams | September 29, 2018

Books are everywhere. From the newest must-read megahit to the independently published novel from a friend, it seems that one hears about a new book at every turn. And with the proliferation of e-readers, and book apps on phones and tablets, it’s easier than ever to carry around a virtual library for on-the-go reading.


If it seems like there are more books than ever before, you’re right. According to Bowker, the official ISBN agency of the US, there are now over 1 millions books released each year between both traditional and self-published works. Combined with millions of existing available titles, it’s increasingly difficult for a book to rise to prominence or get any kind of meaningful publicity. And the struggle for visibility isn’t li...

By: Margaret | December 11, 2017

Here at PenPower, we're firm believers in the value of books as great presents for the holiday season. In our humble opinion, there's nothing better than curling up at the end of the day with a new book next to a crackling fire. (Bonus points if it's snowing.) What's more, there really is something for everyone - from the mystery junky on your list to the fine art aficionado and everything in between. If you're looking to jumpstart your holiday shopping, check out these recently released titles!



1. Missing by Diane Lynn


Diane Lynn's Missing is the gripping, heart-in-your-throat sequel to her debut novel, The Secondary Target. After the terrifying events of the previous book, attorney Beth Scott now has the perfect life, l...

By: Margaret | October 18, 2017

We're still in the process of getting it up and running, but it should be under way soon!

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