What I Do…

I help authors spend less time marketing and more time writing by teaching a proven method of book marketing that is simple: you don’t have to be everywhere, just the right places doing the right things. I lean on my 20+ years of experience as a successful marketer to help you figure out how to sell more books and build raving fans. And I do that by offering online instruction, speaking, and live workshops that teach you how to steer your own marketing ship. . If you have a question, email me at chris@cksyme.com


Hire Me to Speak or Do a Live Webinar…

My services for authors include online classes, group webinars, and live event speaking.  If your group is looking for the best marketing information from a seasoned veteran, you can hire me to do a live webinar or speak at your event. I have experience speaking at national events as well as doing small writer group live events.

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Please contact me at chris@cksyme.com for more information


Take an Online Class to Jump Start Your Marketing…

I also have a number of free resources you can take advantage of. Start by taking one of my free online classes. There are a couple on the link below and I’m sure you’ll find one that will help you pin down a marketing challenge you’re wrestling with.

See a list of my current free online classes here

Listen to our Award-Winning Podcast…

The Smarty Pants Book Marketing Podcast is in its fourth season. I co-host this podcast with my lovely daughter, USA Today bestselling author Becca Syme.  Our motto is, “less is more.” Learn what to keep, what to quit, and what to question. In 2018, our podcast was chosen as one of the top six book marketing podcasts out there. Take a listen. You’ll be glad you did.

Listen to a podcast here




R.L. (Becca) Syme, USA Today bestselling author

Author-In-Residence: Rebecca Syme is a USA Today bestselling author and online instructor. She writes Cozy Culinary Mystery as R.L. Syme and does productivity coaching for authors as Becca Syme. She brings a unique voice to the team representing the needs and views of independent authors. Her popular online classes are in high demand.

Becca is the founder of the Write Better-Faster classes. She has a masters degree in Transformational Leadership and uses her certification as a Strengths Finder Coach to help authors learn how to use their strengths to get maximum productivity in their writing. Learn about her classes here.