Join Our Team as Our Book Events and Partnership Specialist

Do you have a background in marketing, book promotion, book publishing, or book distribution? Are you driven to strategize, find solutions, and serve? Do you love books and are excited about being a driving force behind events that features our authors?

If you’ve answered “yes” and are excited by what you’ve read so far, then please allow us to introduce ourselves.

We are Book Launchers. We help thought-leaders and people with a powerful story write, publish, and sell impact-driven non-fiction books. Our goal isn’t just to help our clients get a book published. We help our clients create a great book they will be proud of for years, AND we help them use their book as a tool to achieve their business and brand goals. To achieve that, we have developed an incredible team of publishing professionals who help our authors develop their story, write the book, refine it through editing, and design the book to stand out. During the development and publishing process, we layer in marketing support so our authors are positioned for sales success when their book is done. We also do a wide range of things to support our clients including author platform coaching and development, media pitching, author partnerships, speaking engagement support, and even look for and negotiate wholesale book sale opportunities.

You will report directly to our Book Marketing Manager and will play an essential role in the success of our clients’ book launches and beyond.

This role would ideally be full-time (~35-40 hours/week) which would mean eligibility for profit-share, health, dental, and optical insurance, as well as paid vacation after 90 days, but if you’re awesome and would prefer to be part-time, we can also work with you on that.

To apply, please complete the form at the bottom of our “Join Our Team” page. Please include a résumé and cover letter.

What is your role?

In this role, you will report directly to the Book Marketing Manager and will be the driving force behind securing live and virtual events that feature our authors, as well as providing support to landing high quality PR opportunities for our authors. As the Events Specialist, your role will center around finding opportunities to get Book Launchers’ authors on stages with their target reader in the audience, including bookstore signings, library events, paid speaking opportunities and more. You will seek to build relationships and partnerships that will, over time, more easily facilitate the consistent sale of books and the exposure of our authors to in person audiences. Your ability to pick up the phone and find answers, seek solutions in creative ways, and innovate for this emerging industry of self-published authors to sell more books will be essential to the success of our clients’ book launches and beyond. Our overarching goal is to be our clients’ first choice for publishing, not the alternative to traditional publishing. And, we will know we’ve succeeding when referrals are our biggest source of new clients and existing clients create multiple books with Book Launchers.

Specific Tasks Include:

  1. Working alongside the Book Marketing Manager and Media Coordinator to strategize on key event targets, including book stores, libraries, corporate buyers, meeting and event planners and conference producers with an eye on securing engagements for our authors.
  2. Identify and pitch speaking engagement outlets and decision-makers including conferences, webinars, panels, schools, and libraries.
  3. Support the book marketing manager with bulk book sales for clients, media pitching, and any other projects underway to generate sales and exposure for our clients.
  4. Identify opportunities for authors to partner with groups, associations and companies that want to use their book as a resource.
  5. Work alongside the Marketing Department to strategize on each author’s project including pre-sale, book launches and authors in post-launch marketing to find the best opportunities to present those books to potential buyers.
  6. Work with the Book Marketing Manager to identify the authors best suited for partnerships and conduct research to learn where the opportunities may be for the author.
  7. Identify corporate opportunities and their decision makers in order to pitch the author’s book as a solution in their organization (this may be in exchange for content delivery like a talk, workshop, or webinar).
  8. Work with the Book Marketing Manager to develop relationships with book buyers, library distribution networks, airport bookstores and airport book distributors and any other key relationships that could help get our clients books in physical locations.
  9. Contribute to client Roadmap documents on a quarterly basis showcasing our marketing strategy.
  10. Stay up to date with the news and opportunities for book distribution and book marketing.
  11. Participate in company meetings and reporting.
  12. Complete weekly reports on client and job progress. Update marketing metric board and update team on media wins daily.

Job Requirements:

    • Experience in marketing, book promotion, book publishing, book distribution, or events.
    • Problem solving and willingness to just get in there, or go out there and find the people you need to solve the problem we’ve encountered
    • The ability to work with authors from multiple genres and explore the partnership and events opportunities within those genres.
    • Savvy with social media and other platform specific to book marketing like GoodReads, BookBub or other book platforms.
    • You love books and even more than that you want to support authors and are excited about helping them succeed with their book.
    • Possess the ability to listen to clients’ needs, provide solutions and execute strategies.
    • Comfortable pitching clients’ materials for varying opportunities
    • Have connections and/or established relationships in book marketing, media, or book distributors
    • Able to work collaboratively with the team
    • Comfortable working alone and from home
    • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with book buyers, book distributors, and other relevant industry professionals
    • Access to a webcam for video calls, reliable internet connection, and reliable phone signal and service

If this sounds like a perfect fit for you then you’re obviously someone special; so we want to tell you why we’re worthy of your greatness.

Here’s the deal:

We are based in Las Vegas, but the team works remotely. We believe that you should not battle traffic if you don’t have to.

What unites us is a passion for quality and our clients’ success. Book Launchers founder Julie Broad started the company to support authors to succeed not just in creating the highest quality of book, but to also help authors sell those books to readers. She is a Top 20 under 40 award-winning entrepreneur, an Amazon Overall #1 bestselling author (her first self-published niche non-fiction book actually topped the charts of all the millions of books sold in Canada on Amazon and was in the Top 100 print books sold for 45 days!), and she’s a recognized expert on self-publishing (Book Launchers YouTube channel has more than 47,000 subscribers – and is definitely worth watching to get a feel for the company).

Most importantly, we’re growing and learning every day so working here is a fun adventure. If you want to know more about what we offer (including our health benefits, vacation policy and profit-sharing), please read all of the information here.

As mentioned above, this role would ideally be full-time (~35-40 hours/week) which would mean eligibility for profit-share, health, dental, and optical insurance, as well as paid vacation after 90 days, but if you’re awesome and would prefer to be part-time, we can also work with you on that. The salary range for full-time would be $48,000-$53,000/year.

If this doesn’t sound right for you, but you know someone who would be perfect for this position, please pass it along and make sure we know who to thank if we hire them. 🙂

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