Demystifying BookBub: Sneak Preview from Stephanie Barko

by Stephanie Barko

Hi HNSNA 2021 Conference Registrants and Board Members –

Glad to be with you again! If we met in Scotland in 2018 or Florida in 2013, I look forward to reconnecting with you. And if we’ve not yet met, I’m keen to virtually meeting you Saturday, June 26 at 4 PM for Demystifying BookBub. If you’ve always wanted to do something with BookBub but didn’t know where to start, this hour is for YOU. You really can become a bestseller on BookBub. You just need to know how to pitch an offer that appeals to their staff. In this one-hour presentation, I will show you how to get BookBub interested in featuring a single eBook from your body of work. 

After I give you the inside scoop on what staffers are looking for, you’ll have an opportunity to query me and a historical novelist whose series debut became a bestseller from a BookBub campaign.

Here are some of the questions we’ll explore during Demystifying BookBub at HNSNA Con 2021.

 Q. What the heck is BookBub?

Q. How does BookBub make authors bestsellers?

Q. Do I wait for BookBub to approach me, or do I approach BookBub?

Q. Which publishing tracks does BookBub feature?

Q. Does a title needed to be listed on BookBub to be considered for a Featured Deal?

Q. Where do I make bestseller status? On BookBub or Amazon? Who is the retailer?

Q. Do certain subgenres work better than others on BookBub?

Q. What’s the best way to pitch a Featured Deal to BookBub?

Q. Is it common to have your first Featured Deal pitch accepted by BookBub?

Q. Is it better to offer your book at a reduced price or free?

Q. What will a Featured Deal cost me if BookBub selects my title to feature?

Q. To whom does BookBub promote my Featured Deal?

Stephanie Barko has specialized in preparing adult pre-pub historical novels and nonfiction for success in the marketplace for the past 15 years. She was voted 2020 Best Book Promotional Firm, Site, or Resource by 23rd Annual Critters™ Readers’ Poll (formerly Preditors & Editors). Historical novelist clients include Pam Webber, Sandra Worth, Jane Kirkpatrick, Karen Kondazian, and Jack Woodville London. Stephanie has served as a Recommended Associate at Author U, an Industry Expert at Author Learning Center, and a Panel Moderator at Texas Book Festival for the past ten years. Based in Austin, Stephanie has degrees in Business & Sociology.


Sign up for the 2021 Historical Novel Society Conference to attend this exciting presentation and more!

Saturday, June 26, 4:00-5:00PM (CT)

DEMYSTIFYING BOOKBUB

Stephanie Barko

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