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The Smoakhouse Publishing Process


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Positioning you and your
book as a leading brand
is our passion.

~LIZZ SMOAK

Everything we do here at Smoakhouse is created with the desire to reflect a bold, professional brand for your work.

Our team of experts – book designers, New York Times Bestselling editors, web developers and copywriters – are at the top and leading edge of the branding and book publishing industry and we bring that combined expertise to you, the aspiring author.

Writing the book is the easy part – marketing the book, branding the author and creating a profitable business around your work should be left up to a team of experts who can package your overall brand and place your book in front of the readers ready to buy it.

When you publish a book with Smoakhouse Publishing, you make a serious commitment to doing what’s best for your work. Our talented team of professionals change the very nature of how authors interact with their publishing company and are driven to level the playing fields for all authors. Smoakhouse is here to help drive your book toward success. It’s our job to provide the expert guidance and advice it takes to give your book its best chance of getting discovered in the marketplace by readers, reviewers and retailers.

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Get Published
Submit Your Manuscript

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Be Inspired
Browse Our Work

Our Process includes the following:

  • Unique, industry – leading book cover design (ebook & paperback)
  • Book cover comparison with other authors in your genre
  • Page layout & interior book design (ebook & paperback)
  • Back cover copywriting
  • ISBN Number + Barcode
  • Ebook & paperback distribution on
    amazon.com, Amazon Europe & Kindle with “Look Inside” feature
  • Amazon Author Page Set-up
  • Book Launch Strategy
  • Book Description Optimization
  • Pre-Sale Marketing & Management
  • 3-Page Author Website
  • Book(s) Landing Page
  • Email Marketing Set-Up
  • Video Book Trailer (local authors only)
  • Author Media Kit
  • Creation of Press Release
  • Residual Book Business Strategy
  • Book Promotion Material Design (Bookmarks, poster,business cards, Social Media Graphics)
  • Facebook Brand Set-up

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