Dana Lynn Smith has 19 years of experience in the book publishing business and a degree in marketing.
Dana's professional background includes:
- 13 years at Hoover's Business Press, overseeing book production, marketing, fulfillment, and bottom-line profitability. Distribution channels included direct sales, library sales, online bookstores, and retail bookstores.
- Writing search engine optimization content for a group of travel web sites.
- Managing and promoting conventions and tradeshows for several associations.
A fifth-generation Texan, Dana has a passion for travel and writes a Texas travel column. She and her husband live on a small ranch near Austin, Texas.
Authors have said these fine things about Dana and her work:
"My business book recently had the good fortune to land on the NY Times, WS Journal and USA Today best seller lists. You are one of the people I've followed over the previous year to learn about book promotion . . . obviously it works! More recently I've noticed how well you're optimizing your LinkedIn profile, and I plan to update my own based on your strategies."
— Kevin Kruse, author of We: How to Increase Performance and Profits Through Full Engagement
"I feel obliged to reiterate how helpful are your posts and advice, and to say once again that you are one of the few true, knowledgeable book marketing experts online or probably anywhere else! I look forward to your emails and blog posts and pass them along to my author marketing group regularly. Thanks for all the sound advice and sage wisdom you deliver to authors."
— Juli Schatz, Author! Author! Book & Author Marketing Network
"Special thanks to Dana Smith, who is an angel in disguise for new authors, sharing her valuable resources and excellent tips."
— dedication page from Take a Peep Inside Our Lives by Roberta Blango
"My book sales have increased since I put into practice the things I learned in your e-books, from your blog, Facebook page, and from your speaking seminars. You are a great help to newbie authors as well as those who have been marketing books online for a while."
—Yvonne Perry, author of Whose Stuff Is This? Finding Freedom from the Thoughts, Feelings, and Energy of Those Around You
"Dana Lynn Smith is a multi-talented book marketing consultant. She helped me set up my website and the Amazon page that features my book. Her editorial suggestions for featuring the benefits of my book on its back cover were indispensable. Her in-depth knowledge of how libraries acquire books like mine was quite helpful."
"These qualities are augmented by her understanding of social media and other marketing tools which have furthered my publicity efforts. Her fifteen years in marketing and publishing have served me and her other clients well, and her blog, newsletter and e-books offer a wealth of book marketing tips. Added to this is her friendly, calm demeanor and her extremely responsive manner as she guides her clients. All this has made her an invaluable asset."
— Rabbi Ed Weinsberg, author of Conquer Prostate Cancer: How Medicine, Faith, Love and Sex Can Renew Your Life