As we kick off a brand new year, we’re also looking back at trends and learnings from 2022 that we can carry forward into 2023. These are the 2023 book advertising trends we encourage publishers and authors to leverage for the strongest campaign performance:
AdBiblio Case Study: The Complicities from Algonquin Books
There’s the stories we tell ourselves, and then there’s the truth. And sometimes they aren’t one and the same. This is exactly what award winning author Stacey D’Erasmo’s examines in her newest novel, The Complicities. We were thrilled to help Algonquin spread the word about this haunting and compelling story that’s a perfect pick for book clubs!
AdBiblio Case Study: Flora from DK
In the previous blog post, we shared how we helped DK reach ballet & dance enthusiasts for the gorgeous book Ballet! This week, we move away from the stage and deep into the world of plants. Using our niche targeting and unique reach, we were able to help DK reach botany enthusiasts, gardeners, and more for the spectacular book Flora.
AdBiblio Case Study: Ballet from DK
There are some books where you are so fascinated by every single page that you never end up flipping to the next. Ballet and Flora, two visual guides from DK, are exactly that. They came to us over the holiday season for help in promoting these beautiful books! Today we’re going to share exactly how we reached readers for Ballet, and stay tuned for all the details on the Flora campaign next week!
Proximity Targeting: Trolling the Competition
Burger King recently took advantage of proximity targeting for a genius ad scheme designed to troll their largest competitor. The promotion “works by geofencing McDonalds locations across the country,” Burger King said in a statement. “If a guest is inside one of these geofenced areas and has the new BK App on their device, the app will unlock the WHOPPER sandwich for a penny promotion.”
AdBiblio Case Study: The Best American Poetry 2018 from Simon & Schuster
While browsing Bustle the other day, I came across this article: 8 Reasons to Give the Gift of Poetry This Season. As it points out, there’s so many reasons to love poetry: it’s timeless, deeply personal, offers perspective – and so much more! I’ve long been a fan of poetry, even if I grapple with the meaning behind some of them (but I guess that’s part of the fun!). So, I was super thrilled when Simon & Schuster came to us to help promote the 2018 edition of The Best American Poetry.
Happy Halloween: Reach Horror Readers!
There’s one children’s book in particular that has stayed with me: R.L. Stine’s The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena. I can honestly say I think this is the only “horror book” I have ever read. I suppose it has stayed deep in my terrified 9 year old mind for so long that I haven’t picked up another one since! And while I may not be one to curl up at night and devour a scary story, I know plenty of people who love the genre. In honor of Halloween this month, we’re sharing ways we can help you reach horror readers!
AdBiblio Case Study: An American Marriage from Algonquin Books
If you’re deciding whether or not to read An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, just ask Oprah. In addition to being chosen as a Book Club 2018 pick by the Queen reader herself, An American Marriage is a New York Times Instant Bestseller and holds rave reviews from widespread publications including People, The Atlantic and Nylon. Not to mention Oprah is planning on turning it into a movie! When we first got our hands on Tayari Jones’s debut, we knew (like Oprah) that it was something special, so we were beyond excited when Algonquin asked for help in keeping the excitement alive for this book!
AdBiblio Case Study: How to Write an Autobiographical Novel from HMH
Alexander Chee is a well known name in the literary world . He’s the best-selling author of the novels The Queen of the Night and Edinburgh, and, as a novelist, has been described as “masterful” by Roxane Gay, “incendiary” by The New York Times, and “brilliant” by The Washington Post. Pretty solid resume! So, when HMH came to us for help in promoting his first collection of nonfiction, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, we were beyond thrilled to help get the word out.
Brand awareness for books – does it matter?
Brand awareness may seem like an empty and nebulous buzzword at first glance. It’s no surprise that unambiguous metrics like Clicks and CTR tend to be more popular than “awareness” when determining the success of ad campaigns. (We love clicks and high CTRs as much as the next advertiser!) But does that mean brand awareness is useless for book ads, or could it still be worth your time and ad dollars?