Catherine Townsend-Lyon



Cat enjoys helping authors’ books succeed – Helping them learn how and where they should focus their efforts starts with a solid marketing plan to build exposure throughout social media, digital media, and large reader and book sites. Marketing is an essential part of an overall strong book promotion plan.

Engaging and interacting with your readers through media platforms via marketing and advertising on Lyon Literary Services will enhance your social media and gain more book exposure, sales, and reviews. We focus on those areas through our marketing plans and do so in the most affordable way. We have marketed for many authors from first-time authors, high profile authors to sports pros to your regular Joe’s.




Here’s what you receive within our Marketing Plans:

  • Where you need to be on social media and Large Book Reader Sites
  • Literary Influencer Book Placement and Magazine Sites 
  • An extensive list of free book sites to list all your books
  • A Guest Author & Book Spotlight on Catherine’s Book Blog
  • Book Added to Catherine’s “Hot Book Picks Page and Photo Gallery”
  • All Sites Are Search Engine Submitted to Increase Your Search Presence 
  • List of low-cost book and discounted advertising for book blitz promos throughout social media & media
  • New Book Launch Marketing sites that are affordable packages through mainstream media 
  • Catherine will order front cover promotional photo’s, book teasers/banners for promoting tools
  • List of places for free or low-cost Read and Reviews for your book on Literary Influencer magazines
  • BEST Book Award Programs that are legit trusted, award prizes
  • AND:
  • All Plans include a Master List, Email, and all links to all sites you are listed
  • All plans include a free Author and Book Spotlight on our website
  • Books placed in our Book & Author Photo Gallery 
  • One Paid Book Advertisement
  • ALSO Includes FREE Consulting, Referrals, and Book Ad Discounts!
  • On-Going: Emails about other free, low-cost, and book ad discounts from book sites to list your book and do free author interviews. Most are free or low-cost ads that get results. I utilize Facebook and Twitter for Boost, or Per Click Ads is CATS Specialty. Other book sites that send Emails, Newsletters, or even a TEXT to their large membership and subscribers of readers when a new book is listed!




Our goals for all your book marketing needs are pretty simple! With our plans, these help build your exposure and following for your books, branding, and craft as a writer and published author. We strive and work hard to help increase your sales, book reviews, and ratings on Amazon. In addition, we will place your book reviews on Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble. 




We combine low-cost book ads, digital media, literary magazines, larger reader and book promo sites, award entry, and social media platforms. Amazon budgeted book-sponsored ads are methods used to market your book. We have three plans to choose from or custom-build a plan around your marketing budget.


Silver Marketing Plan – $69

All Needed Social Media Sites + Links (For setup)

Where to be set up on social media

4 – ‘Must Be Listed On’ Sites + Links

4 – ‘Free & Low-cost’ Book Review Submissions + Links

5 – Hottest Free or Low-cost Advertising Sites + Links

4 – Trusted Book Awards Programs

5 – Free Sites to List Your Books

Gold Marketing Plan – $79

  • Includes everything in the Silver Plan and more added sites in each category
  • Free literary consulting
  • Includes Read and Review placement on Amazon & Goodreads

Platinum Marketing Plan – $159

  • Includes everything in the Silver and Gold Plans
  • More added listing sites. 
  • Most services setup completed for you. 



A Memoir by Advocate & Four-Time International Best-Selling Author Darren Prince (Forward by Magic Johnson, former Laker) and his book Aiming High: How a Prominent Sports and Celebrity Agent Hit Bottom at the Top Marketed his new E-book & Audiobook versions in 2020-2021.

“I have known Catherine for a few years now, as we met at a mutual speaking event for addiction and recovery awareness a few years ago. When COVID hit last year, my new book sales stalled some, so I released new audiobook and e-book releases formats. I hired Cat to help market them as I knew her forte was in literary marketing and advertising books is much different than running a Sports/Celeb marketing business. I was very impressed with the wealth of knowledge Catherine has in marketing books. She did a professional job. I am a stickler about keeping my personal life private. She gave us exceptional personal service worth way more than the money I paid for her platinum plan and additional services.

My sales for both formats increased, and we acquired more reviews! I highly recommend her literary marketing and consulting services.

Great job, Catherine.” ~Author, Darren Prince of Prince Marketing Group  




Please visit our websites for more detailed information at Lyon Literary Services, Marketing, & Consulting and our author showcase at Cat Lyon’s Reading & Writing Den.

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