Marketing for Authors

For more than fifteen years, I've helped writers sell books.  Millions of books.  I've watched clients' books hit The New York Times Best Sellers list more than 60 times, and each time is as exciting and energizing as the last one!

My expertise runs the gamut from the manuscript phase to long-term brand management.  I've supported fiction and non-fiction titles for St. Martin’s Press, Doubleday, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Random House, and Penguin, as well as self-published authors.

Do you have dreams of becoming a renowned author?  If so, I can answer questions like these:

  • Will my manuscript appeal to readers?
  • How do I convince publishers to sell books?
  • How do I establish an author platform?
  • How do I grow a reader fan base?
  • What should I feature on an author website?

"I am very happy to recommend Lucy Davis for her marketing and communication skills. She recently worked with me to promote my new book. Lucy is very savvy regarding social media and an expert on marketing books. She was great to work with — she understood my project and was very supportive. Lucy provided me with patient explanations and was persistent in following up with third parties. She was attentive to detail and responded to my communications and requests promptly. This was a terrific working relationship and one I plan to continue in the future."

—JEAN ELSON, PhD, EMERITA AT DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY, THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

"As a first-time author also running a busy consulting practice, I’ve found that Lucy has been invaluable in guiding me through the maze of necessary steps to attract the attention of publishers. She has exceptional skills in marketing, website optimization, manuscript preparation and practical knowledge based on years of experience working with various types of authors. She is encouraging, extremely hard working, genuine and sincere. It is a pleasure to work with someone with such outstanding professional skills and personal qualities."

—DR. MARK TOBIN, PRINCIPAL, THE TOBIN COMPANY

"My publisher suggested I needed a 'Facebook presence.'  Okay.  But what did that mean?  And a fan page?  And how...?  I'm a novelist, but to make a long story short, Lucy Davis of MarketNext Communications got me up and running.  She also advised me about practices and subtleties of social  networking that would have taken me decades to master.  She was direct, understandable, and offered sound counsel.  I'm so glad I had her guidance."

—SUSAN ISAACS, NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING NOVELIST AND SCREENWRITER

Ready for help navigating the marketing world?