This is where your story begins.

I am so glad you found me. Let me guess. You are in the beginning stages of writing your book and visions of best-seller lists dance in your head or maybe you have just completed a manuscript and marketing isn’t your thing. It’s daunting just thinking about it.  Am I right?

I get it. It’s a noisy world of books out there.

Your book is going to go out in the world and do things you can’t control. That’s where I come in.

My name is Lynda Bouchard and I have been advising, working with, traveling with, writing about and creating marketing campaigns for authors and publishers for over 20 years. I know how to navigate the ever-changing landscape of the publishing world. I know where the pot-holes are and I help you avoid them on your way to success.

Every story has a story. What’s yours? Together we’ll go on a deep-dive to find it. We’ll dig around for ‘outside the book’ ideas while I help you discover and craft a nuanced message that will be uniquely yours.  The end result is a more creative, engaging  and meaningful message about the book you’ve spent monkish hours writing.  It will make all the difference in the world for your readers.

I think outside the book. I find connections in the unrelated. I believe that marketing is part of the creative process – not separate from it.

Successful marketing is about telling the better story.

Let’s begin with yours.

 

“No one in this business is more hardworking, imaginative, fearless, straightforward and fun to work with.”

Ken Burger

Southern Independent Publishers award-winning author
of Baptized in Sweet Tea (Evening Post Press)

“One of the most pleasurable book tours I ever had was due to the welcoming readers of South Carolina and Booking Authors Ink. Not only did Lynda greet me at the airport and get me to book events on time but she gave me a delightful walking tour of Beaufort, educated me on some of the history of the Low Country, took me to the best restaurant for fried green tomatoes and made sure that I was ensconced for the night in a beautiful old plantation house. When we were all finished, I felt like I had been on a mini-vacation. Booking Authors Ink makes an author happy.”

Mary Jane Clark

New York Times best-selling author of Dying for Mercy (Macmillan)

“Lynda was my secret weapon at the BMW pro-am in Greenville, SC. Her knowledge of golf, media savvy and cheerful enthusiasm made my tour a memorable one.”

Kevin Costner

Academy Award-winning director, actor & darn good golfer

“I think Lynda at Booking Authors Ink taught the Energizer Bunny everything it knows!”

Steve Doocy

Fox News Emmy award-winning broadcaster & best-selling
author of Tales from the Dad Side (William Morrow)

“I’ve worked with Lynda on several occasions, when the weather was bad and the timing was tricky. Lynda always made sure I was there on time and not a bit frazzled.  She’s a great lady with a wonderful personality!”

Dorothea Benton Frank

New York Times best-selling author of Return to Sullivan’s Island (William Morrow)

“If you want to maximize your time on your next book tour, I highly recommend you call Lynda at Booking Authors Ink. Her media savvy and knowledge of what it takes to promote you and your book made my tour in Charlotte, N.C. a standing room only, sold-out success. Lynda goes the extra mile to create the “‘wow” factor!“

Harvey Mackay

New York Times awarding-winning author, nationally syndicated columnist, business speaker (HarperCollins)

“I LOVED working with Lynda during my book tours to North and South Carolina. She made hectic days of visiting book sellers and entertaining my readers so much more enjoyable. I sincerely appreciated her attitude, her professional and direct approach to everything we did, her knowledge, her sense of humor, and her patience. I hope to work with Booking Authors Ink and her great team again soon.”

Mary Monroe

New York Times best-selling author of God Don't Like Ugly (Kensington)

“Lynda punctuated my media interviews and book events in Raleigh with professionalism and humor. My Southern book tour stands out as a most memorable highlight thanks to her.”

Edmund Morris

Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award–winning author (Random House)

“I always enjoy collaborating with Lynda on publicity for our authors. Her specialized knowledge of Southern media markets and solid working relationship with regional media is invaluable to us. She is a rare combination of creative genius, journalist, marketing pro and always an author evangelist.”

Buzzy Porter

Publicist, William Morrow Publishing

“Lynda is a creative force. She taught me the importance of marketing my book BEFORE it was published. She inspires, empowers and enlightens authors. The consummate professional, Lynda puts all of her passion into teaching you how to market your book while you target and engage your audience.”

Kathryn Brown Ramsperger

Author of The Shores of Our Souls