Mariel Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway’s granddaughter, is helping authors promote their books with MindStir Media
Mariel Hemingway has been a part of the entertainment industry for over four decades, with starring roles on major motion pictures such as Manhattan with Woody Allen, a film that earned Hemingway an Oscar nomination. She is also an accomplished author, having penned over a half dozen books of her own, including a cookbook and a memoir entitled Out Came the Sun. She also happens to be Ernest Hemingway’s granddaughter. As a successful entertainer, Mariel has decided to use her status–and her last name–to help other up and coming artists, specifically authors in need of promotional help.
Earlier this year, Mariel partnered with MindStir Media to help authors promote their books. MindStir Media is a very well-renowned self-publishing company. It offers various self-publishing service packages. You have to select one among them. The packages cover everything that you need to self-publish your book. The book publishing services comprise book cover design, editing, ISBN assignment, interior layout, barcode generation, marketing, book printing, etc. No matter what package you choose, you can sell your book to the customers through the company’s distribution network (Baker & Taylor, Ingram, Books-A-Million, Powell’s, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon).
The distribution network reaches almost 30,000 wholesalers, booksellers, and retailers across 100 countries. The company handles all the printing work as well as the deliveries. The company is going to print copies of your book and will deliver it directly to your customer. If you want, you can also order author copies for yourself, and the company will ship them to your home. You might find this feature quite convenient in case you have in-person events or if you want to sell copies of your book on your website. You are going to make money on every single sale. The royalty statements and checks will be issued, by the company, to the authors every quarter.
Since her partnering with MindStir Media, she made headlines by taking a 7-year-old author under her wing and helping to market the young author’s book onto several Amazon bestseller lists. The child author’s name is Isabell Hayden and her book focuses on love of nature, a topic that is right up Hemingway’s alley, as she’s a longtime lover of nature and the outdoors. Mariel hailed Isabell’s book, The Adventures of Amber, as “a great addition to your child’s home library, and it will certainly be enjoyed by everyone else at home as well.”
Through MindStir Media, Mariel is able to help independent authors like Isabell through endorsement and influencer services. One such service, according to the MindStir website, allows an author to receive an endorsement video produced by Mariel. Another offering, an Endorsed+ publishing package, assists the author with the entire process of publishing, marketing and publicity — and it includes a foreword written by Mariel Hemingway, plus the endorsement video.
In an interview with J.J. Hebert, the founder of MindStir Media, called this form of influencer marketing revolutionary for authors. “Mariel and I both agree that having a celebrity attached to your book can be a game-changer for an author,” he added. “Influencer marketing is no longer just for big corporations. Authors can use this marketing strategy as well and a Hemingway is an ideal fit for this sort of promotion for authors.”