Five Star Publications - Authors and Publishers Resource

Book Publishing and Book Marketing

Five Star Publications has been providing authors and publishers with award-winning book publishing and book marketing services since 1985.

Book Publishing

Our family of publishing resources includes everything from "publishing for pennies," where the author controls most or all aspects of book design and layout, to full book production. Authors interested in self-publishing are provided lists of quality, reasonably priced book production professionals and instructions for obtaining copyrights, barcodes, ISBNs and more. Authors looking for more peace of mind in publishing their book will find our professional, full book production services exceed their expectations of quality while remaining a reasonably priced alternative.

Book Marketing

We offer a full range of book marketing services for the author and publisher seeking help with book promotion including author web sites, book media kits, author speaking opportunities, screenwriting services, book contests and awards, and media exposure.

Marketing a book is a multi-layered challenge--that we thrive on. Five Star is known for its persistent and successful efforts to locate and take advantage of every marketing opportunity. We create materials that sizzle. We position you as the authority in your field. We create that magic that has the media knocking at your door. As part of a comprehensive campaign for your book, Five Star will also:
  • Design a web site promoting your book.
  • Research associations and other groups and mail your printed/bound book, promotional postcards, and/or fliers to selected associations and other groups as appropriate.
  • Research conferences where your book might be displayed and arrange for such displays.
  • Research appropriate opportunities for book awards and submit your book.
  • Arrange and coordinate author signings for you.
  • Include your book in the next edition of our book catalog.
  • Promote your book with a media kit or an online press kit.
  • Provide you with your own book page on our web site.


Author Web Sites

If you're looking to create your own web site--or would like to be a part of ours--our experienced web design staff is ready to help. An important extension of your promotional efforts, your site can be set up to pull in visitors and sell your book, product or services...all while you do something else, like work on your next book!

To contact us for more information or to discuss a project you have in mind, click here.


Content Management Web Sites


If you would like a web site that you can update yourself, Five Star is has the solution for authors. Our staff of web site designers and writers will produce compelling copy and dynamic designs for your own site and we'll provide you with instructions and support when the time comes for you take control.

Our content management web sites are hosted on this server and you can take a tour of some of them by clicking on the images in the column on the right side of this page.

For more information about how Five Star can help build a custom web site for you, contact us through e-mail or using our contact form.


Custom Web Sites


If you would like to create a custom web site, Five Star can help. Our talented staff of web site designers and writers is available to produce compelling copy and dynamic designs for your own site. We'll even manage your site once it's up and running. From start to finish, creating your own custom web site is easy with Five Star's experienced team.

If you've already got a custom web site you'd like to add to, simply provide us with the information you'd like to include, and we'll take it from there.

Samples of custom websites can be found by visiting:
www.AZAuthors.com
www.FiveStarSleuths.com
www.ZombieIslandBooks.com
www.SecretLifeOfaSnowbird.com
www.TicTalkBook.com

For more information about how Five Star can help build a custom web site for you, contact us through e-mail or using our contact form.


Mini Web Sites


Many authors choose to have their books featured as part of Five Star's web site. We will be happy to provide this service by renting web site space to you for a nominal fee. Either provide us with promotional copy, or we'll write it for you, and then design your page. We'll even feature your media kit and/or link to your own custom site.

Mini Website samples can be found by visiting:
www.TicTalkBook.com
www.AddieSlaughterBook.com
www.UnaVidaNovel.com
www.OneSoldiersJourney.com
www.50YearsofGunsmoke.com
www.VincentBeach.com


To find out more about Mini Web Sites e-mail us, or use our contact form.


Web Site Marketing


Inspiring graphic design and stimulating copy will not bring visitors to your web site if they don't know it's there. Employing creative marketing strategies to provide visibility for your web site is essential to its success. Five Star combines both traditional marketing techniques with innovative Internet strategies to help put your site's name out there above the clutter where it will be noticed. Our marketing specialists will submit your site to the top search engines, establish and exchange your link with other sites, as well as provide publicity designed to create awareness of your site.

Contact us now about Web Site Marketing by e-mail or using our contact form.


New or experienced authors, authors looking for affordable self-publishing or full book production, and authors and publishers seeking book promotion and marking services have found Five Star Publications to be the best in the book publishing and book marketing industry. If you are looking a "five star" resource with book publishing or book marketing you've found the right place.