By: Jeanie C Williams | July 08, 2019

With so many books released each year it can be difficult to find a way to stand above the crowd. Friends, word of mouth, and social media are just some of the valuable tools an author cab utilize to promote a book, but one of the best ways to reach more potential readers is through media interviews and endorsements. Print and broadcast media (radio and television) appearances and/or mentions can reach thousands of potential readers at once. And many of the audience members or listeners may already have an interest in your genre or niche.

But, with thousands of newspapers, magazines, radio and television programs, it can be difficult to narrow down options and target those venues most likely to highlight your book. At PenPower, we do the w...

By: Jeanie C Williams | October 11, 2018

Marc Romanelli started his professional life as a photographer, and was able to travel the world in pursuit of his photos. Whether he was working with a person or a place he was able to find and showcase the beautiful soul of his subjects by utilizing a loose, fluid style of work that allowed him to adapt quickly.

It was this sense of fluidity that carried Romanelli to his next passion: writing. And just as he’d found the flow that allowed him to see and reveal the story in his photographs, he channeled that same energy into telling his own stories.

The result is his debut book, The Imagination Warriors, which has already received a prestigious 2018 Mom’s Choice Silver Award.

The story brings together three heroes, Philomena, whose adven...

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...