Winner of 2014 Best Social Media Agency – SoMe Awards

Chris Syme is principal of CKSyme Media Group a strategic book marketing and communications agency. She has 20+ years of experience and is a former university media relations director and adjunct professor. CKSyme Media Group specializes in online book marketing services for authors. SMART Marketing For Authors, the learning arm of CKSyme Media Group, offers online classes for authors and personal assistants interested in learning the best strategies for selling books and building loyal fan bases.

Chris is a sought after expert on social media marketing and social media training. She spent many years traveling and training college athletes, coaches, school staffs, and students how to use social media responsibly.  She has provided expert  opinions for the media including MSNBC, Digital Book World, Sports Illustrated, and numerous magazines and digital news organizations. She is author of five books on social media including bestsellers Practice Safe Social 2.0SMART Social Media For Authors and Sell More Books With Less Social Media. Her newest book, The Newbie’s Guide To Selling More Books With Less Marketing is currently available exclusively on Amazon.

Chris Syme may be reached for expert opinions for media at

She received her bachelor’s degree in English from Montana State University (1994) and master’s degree in Athletic Administration from Eastern Washington University (2002) with a published thesis in crisis management. She and her husband live in Montana. She loves to read cozy mysteries and is a Masterpiece Theater addict. 

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