How to drive readership and recognition in 2014

Five Star Publications, Inc.

Chandler, AZ, Jan. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Each day, a torrent of books is unleashed by publishing houses and self-publishers. During the week of Jan. 27 alone, Barnes and Noble will release 7,940 new titles. The "Coming Soon" section of Amazon shows 40,000 - 60,000 new titles any given month with 46 million books for sale overall. In 2014, differentiating a book from the stacks and finding the right audience will not be a question of luck; it will be a matter of strategy. That's why, one of Google's top ranked resources for authors, experts and speakers, is announcing a new pricing structure and enhanced benefits for 2014.

"This year, the book publishing industry will continue to be an erratic world for authors, and an increasingly crowded one," says Linda F. Radke, president of Five Star Publications, Inc. "Every sale counts, so every opportunity to connect with the right audience becomes crucial to success."

With more than 38,000 unique visitors annually, is proven to boost visibility. And now the first month of all membership levels is free.

"It was like clockwork. I signed up with and as with the other success stories that I've read, the first 24 hours were exciting indeed! I landed two radio interviews in markets where I'd not yet been on air," said Julie Clark Robinson, author of Live in the Moment. is a unique directory and marketing website connecting authors with media, event planners, businesses and community groups. It provides exposure for authors by positioning them as subject matter experts, readily available to provide quotes and presentations. Membership for media representatives and organizations looking to book authors, experts or speakers is always free.

"It is a fairly easy task to find guests for a radio or television show; it is another to find interesting guests. has yet to let me down," said Jack E. Jett, TV and radio talk show host.

Membership includes an author profile in a searchable directory used by the media and organizations. Depending on the membership level, it can also include:

· Automatic media notification when your profile becomes active

· Blog spot for announcing book launches, tours and events

· Personal marketing consultation session with the president of Five Star Publications, Linda F. Radke, who has helped market award-winning books for almost 30 years

· A rotating featured listing on the homepage

· Social media promotions

· Free book events calendar

· Free eBooks: Promote Like a Pro: Small Budget, Big Show and The Economical Guide to Self-Publishing

· Book contest discounts

"In 2013, the prices of even best-selling eBooks fluctuated wildly with many priced under $10. On the flip-side, hardback sales soared and self-published books sold at a pace equal to publishing house titles," said Radke. "The market is increasingly unpredictable. can help authors with great books forge a solid path through the maze."

For more information about, visit the website or email is a division of Five Star Publications, Inc

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Source: FiveStar Publications, Inc.