What Is Public Relations Public Relations is way to penetrate the public’s consciousness with your book. Public Relations allows you to reach a target audience and stand out from other authors in your genre. It cannot guarantee sales. It takes time. It is as hard if not harder than writing the book A typical public ..
Barnes & Noble announced that they will be closing 30% of their brick and mortar stores over the next ten years. They will be putting a greater emphasis on e-books and online sales. Barnes & Noble’s announcement represents a trend in the book world, readers are buying books online leading to the decline of brick ..
If you’re waiting for a slow news day to pitch your story ideas to the media, you’ll probably have a long wait. In fact, you might never succeed in shouting down the major events of the day, and you might find yourself waiting forever to find a lull in the news so that you can ..
Are authors entitled to book promotion? Or book sales? Or shelf space in a particular bookselling venue? Joan Rivers seems to think Costco has banned her autobiography, I Hate Everyone … Starting with Me, and that’s possible. However, we tend to think that Joan Rivers is on the wrong track here. Many books are pitched ..
More than publicity services, some authors need our help with branding first. And then, when their brand is tightened up and pretty-fied, they’re truly ready for us to take them public. If you are in this position, wondering whether or not your brand needs some tweaking, here are five questions you can ask your brand: ..
While advance planning is an important component of book PR, the reality is that publishers and authors often find themselves with great projects and little lead time to do the advance work. Whether your book is close to – or even past — its publication date, do not despair. There are countless ways to promote ..
One of the reasons that the book sections of newspapers are shrinking is because in today’s social networking world people are more interested in a dialogue than a one-sided summary or narrative about a particular book. They want a more visceral, personal reaction with questions and an open forum for responses. People want to know ..
One thing that the push towards digital may create is an increase in the art and artistry of printed books. Fast Company recently profiled Penguin books cover designer Coralie Bickford-Smith and The Atlantic ran a piece on their hand sewn covers that will be releasing soon. Penguin seems to be the leader in this area, ..
When should I begin a publicity campaign? The ideal time to begin a publicity campaign is 2-3 months prior to a book’s publication unless you need galleys mailed out, in which case, that should be done 4 months prior to publication date). This schedule allows enough time to write press materials, edit materials, build media ..
The book world is seeing an explosion in books coming out each year. Self-publishing has changed the book world forever. No longer do a few publishing houses control who gets published and who doesn’t. More and more people are achieving their dream of being an author. Yet the challenge for authors to stand out is ..