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paula-margulies's picture
Jan.04.2014
 Your work is to discover your world and then, with all your heart, give yourself to it. - Buddha As a publicist and an author who is getting ready to publish three books of my own this year, I understand the dilemma authors face when it comes to finding the time and energy to promote their...
nina-amir's picture
Nov.22.2013
It’s often been said, “Writing the book is easy, marketing it is the hard part.” Maybe that’s because there’s just so much to do! And in many—or most—cases, the whole job falls to the author. A few traditional publishers offer a little help, but many do nothing at all. So all authors have to...
sherry-jones's picture
Jun.22.2012
I have a novel to write — a complex, challenging tale, my most ambitious project yet. Under contract with Simon & Schuster, I have a deadline to meet. So what the heck am I doing on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads? Publicizing FOUR SISTERS, ALL QUEENS, is what. Six weeks after my novel’s debut...
dorothy-thompson's picture
Apr.29.2012
Working in book publicity, my most asked question is "What's the best way to sell books?"  I know they are wanting the million dollar secret to book sales but that's hard to answer because all books are different.  You can't just do this for an author and expect the same thing to work for...
lucinda-blumenfeld's picture
Apr.24.2012
  Before the telephone, there was the telegram. Before electronic mail, there was the facsimile. And then there was Twitter. As “electronic mail” and “facsimile” are terms that we’re now hard-pressed to remember, so, too, will the word “tweet” sound indecipherable to our grandchildren. But...
robert-earle's picture
Feb.27.2012
  FEB24 At sixty-one, I own a lot of books and was brought up reading things on paper, but here is the deal: we are in a fantastic, unpredictable revolution caused by online and ebook publishing.  If you are a writer, you have to find your place there. I began to confront this fact a few...
jennifer-niven's picture
Jan.02.2012
It seems like only yesterday my mother was teaching me to read. And now, many, many years later, I’m teaching her the ins and outs of social media. While she was visiting from North Carolina for Christmas, we set aside one day for a Social Media Crash Course (aka Teaching Mom to Tweet). My...
camille-marchetta's picture
Oct.26.2011
Thinking it would be easier for him than for me, I asked my very obliging publisher to put my book up on Kindle, and though he always insisted he’d done it, it was never there when I looked.  Since this was at a time when Amazon.com was being difficult about self-published books not printed by...
tracy-oliver's picture
Sep.08.2011
Here’s a list of free PR resources for writers and experts: Help a Reporter Out (HARO) http://www.helpareporter.com/ http://twitter.com/helpareporter http://www.facebook.com/HelpAReporter Many writers have heard of Help a Reporter Out (HARO). For those of you who haven’t, HARO is a free resource...
thomas-burchfield's picture
Jul.30.2011
(Thanks for coming by, but if you're not reading this at my official web page, you are sure missing some nice photos!)   On Friday, Elizabeth and I walked through golden morning to the Alpine County Sheriff’s Office to present Dragon’s Ark to Christine Branscombe, deputy, support services...