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Book Marketing International is the Number One consultancy for book publishing. 

As President and Founder of one of New York's most successful literary agencies, Langtons International Agency, I have recently developed Book Marketing International to help writers navigate through the changing world of the publishing industry. 
Book Marketing International can help you develop your ideas into a finished book by guiding you through the editing, publishing, and marketing process.
I truly believe that everyone has a book inside them and we are here to help and encourage to make that book a reality.
Contact us today to start your journey towards becoming a published author!  
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June 20th, 2014
Company News

To all our readers, we wish you all a fantastic 
This has been a great month for us so far!

We have sold the book Dancing on Her Grave by Diana Montane and Carolina Sarassa to Berkley Books for publication in March 2015.
 This extraordinarily, tragic, true crime book is about a beautiful, fiery young Latino woman, Deborah Flores, who had three college degrees and vanished on December 12th, 2010, from Las Vegas, where she was rehearsing as a showgirl dancer in the "Fantasy Show" at the Luxor Hotel. Her body was later found dismembered and in cement in an abandoned house.  Her ex-boyfriend, another dancer, Jason "Blu" Griffith, was arrested and has been convicted for second degree murder and is currently serving a twenty year sentence.
The story of Deborah Flores will be featured on the Discovery Channel's Deadly Sins in February 2015 and we have also sold the rights to Lifetime Television, which will be producing a two hour television movie on the tragedy.
Spotlight On Our Authors 
Dancing on Her Grave by Diana Montane and Carolina Sarassa
Diana Montane
Diana Montane is a reporter, editor and published author.  
She has co-written six true crime books all published by major commercial publishers. 
 Her last book, Invisible Killer, with Sean Robbins was sold to Titletown Publishing and was featured on Dr Phil and reached No 1 in true crime and 300 over all on Her second book, I Would Find a Girl Walking, which she wrote together with Kathy Kelly (Berkley Books, 2011) is still selling well and will be featured on Discovery Channel's Deadly Sins in the near future.
Carolina Sarassa 
Carolina Sarassa is a three time Emmy award winning news anchor with MUNDO Fox. She has been awarded three prestigious  Emmys, including "Best Crime Reporter". She is a member of the Board of Governors as well as an active member of National Television Academy of the Arts and Sciences, and the LA Press Club.  
Jeremy Balkin's 
The Noble Cause: How Finance Can Repair the World

Jeremy Balkin is a financier and philanthropist originally from Sydney, Australia. He is an international expert on values in finance. Described as the "Anti-Wolf of Wall Street" by the Huffington Post, Jeremy appears on humorous TED talk internationally.

We have sold The Noble Cause: How Finance Can Repair the World to Bibliomotion Publishing for publication in Spring 2015.



Praise From Our Authors

Thank you, Terry for your kinds words!


"My recent inspiration to complete a rewrite of my book, When I Was a Child, is due to Linda Langton and her editor's overview, which I found to be comprehensive, insightful, very positive and absolutely constructive. I am greatly impressed and encouraged by their professionalism in all aspects of my experience with Book Marketing International. 

I would not hesitate to recommend this team to any author- without reservations.-" 

T.L. Needham

Guidelines for New Authors

For new authors, breaking into the publishing industry can be a very daunting task. We are here to help. Below you can find some guidelines that will take you from being a writer to a published author. 

  1. Have a plan. If you're writing a non-fiction book, you need a book proposal plus three chapters, and if you're writing fiction, start off with an outline, for which you will need to do a lot of thinking and answering tough questions about your plot.
  2. Hire an editor. Once completed, every new writer needs an editor, no exceptions! It might take several edits before the book is ready to send to agents, but put in the effort and research the different types of editors available.
  3. Know your elevator pitch. This will be the foundation for which you market your book to agents, publishers, and most importantly, readers. 
  4. Understand your publishing options. Commercial publishing isn't for everybody. Self-publishing might be a better option. Whatever you decide, remember, "content is king." 
  5. Start marketing now. The marketing process should start at the beginning, not at the end. Build your platform with a website, blog, and other social media tools.
Industry News 


New UK Competition to Find the "Next Big Thing" in Kids Books

A new competition to find the "next big thing" in children's literature is being launched by the UK's National Literary Trust and Bloomsbury Children's Books. More Information.

Amazon Responsible for Huge Share of Hachette Ebook Sales

Amazon is responsible for 78% for Hachette ebook sales in the UK, and 60% in the United States- which makes the company especially vulnerable. More Information.
US Court Rules that Sherlock Holmes Belongs to the Public
The U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld a decision that Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes is now in the public domain. More Information.
 Upcoming Events 

Book Signing Event: Hillary Clinton, Friday, June 20 at 3:00pm, BookPeople, North Lamar. Austin, TX

Hillary Clinton, former State Secretary, will be signing her recently published book "Hard Choices" by Simon & Schuster Publisher.  More Information.

Dan Brown's Birthday on Sunday, June 22

Happy birthday to the popular thriller novelist Dan Brown! More Information

Tuesday Storytime: Five Little Monkey's Jumping on the Bed, Tuesday, June 24 at 10:30 am, Barnes & Noble, Staten Island, New York, NY

Foster a love of reading in your child with weekly Storytimes. Each week, different authors and themes will be featured. This week: Five Little Monkey's Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow. More Information.
Thank You for Reading!

 Linda Langton, President.
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