Rootstock Author PublicitY
& Promotional Services

            We not only grow our books in Montpelier, Vermont, but we support our authors with an entire menu of promotional, marketing, and publicity efforts.  For authors who partner with us as their publisher, these support services run the full gamut from editing and design to promotion, advertising and social media support, and are included in our two levels of author partnerships.

Working with Select Authors, Publishing with Other Presses, and Those Who Self-Publish

            Because of our more than 30 years of experience producing and supporting music and book projects, we also offer our skills and expertise directly to authors who are publishing elsewhere, but who wish to acquire professional promotional services to support their work.

            If you are working with another small publisher or you intend to self-publish, we can support your book in many other ways, some of which are listed below.

Author Services:

  • Create an author/book website

  • Create a book page on Facebook

  • Produce a book trailer

  • Support your efforts to promote and publicize your book through social media campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and other social media platforms

  • Create your sell-sheet/tip sheet

  • Show you how to obtain your ISBN and LCCN

  • Assist you in attracting blurbs and reviews

  • Assist in creating your press kit

  • Write an effective press release

  • Advise you about possible advertisements and related costs

  • Set up and create your email database and email promotional campaigns

  • Create a snail-mail promotional campaign to specific audiences, like bookstores and libraries

  • Show you how to target bookstores in your state, regionally, or on a national scale

  • Provide alternatives and ways to obtain the most effective online eBook selling presence

  • Recommend awards entries

  • Recommend possible conventions and trade shows to attend or, if you are on a shoe-string budget, represent you when we attend some of these conventions

Contact us to devise a set of support services for you and your book, according to your needs and budget.

Some authors we've worked with:

Susan Z. Ritz / A Dream to Die For

Mary Dingee Fillmore  / An Address in Amsterdam

Rickey Gard DiamondScrewnomics, Whole Worlds Could Pass Away

Linda Gartz / Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago

Laurie Forest / The Black Witch

Grammy-award Winners Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer / Sing to Your Baby/Cantale a Tu Bebe

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings & Victor Company of Japan, Ltd. — Co-Production and Coordination of Editorial Board for The JVC Video Anthology of World Music and Dance — A 9 book, 30 DVD volume collection

Multicultural Media Inc Project Coordination and support for several book/DVD and book/CD projects






A dream to die for cover

Book trailer for A Dream to Die For.