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nina-amir's picture
Nov.21.2011
For the next nine days of Write Nonfiction in November, you’ve got to wear your writer’s hat while you work on your writing projects. But when you read this final series of blog posts, you must put on your business hat. I know that’s not something writers like to do, but it’s a necessary part...
barbara-ray's picture
Dec.22.2010
Facing two tv appearances and many radio slots for the launch of Not Quite Adults on Dec 28, I bit the bullet and hired a media trainer to prep me. As many of you on this site can attest, we authors didn’t go into book-writing so we could be on tv. In fact, I write books so I don’t have to talk to...
vickie-jenkins's picture
Sep.07.2010
Just a fast note to say that I'm back in the Bay Area for a few days working with clients on speeches and presentations and to prep authors for book tours, including media interviews. If you know someone who needs my help Sept. 9-11, give me a call:  888-331-7714. Cheers! FYI, here is what I cover...
vickie-jenkins's picture
Jan.11.2010
2010 is off to a flying start. My newly-trained authors begin their book tour in New York-- I've completed the first draft of my second-in-a-series murder mystery novella-- Got notes back on my father-son screenplay-- And am happy with the online and ebook sales of my poetry book Random Martinis...
nina-amir's picture
Nov.19.2009
Yesterday's WNFiN blog post discussed tips for building platform and becoming an expert by becoming a socially relevant writer so the media will seek you out often. However, many nonfiction writers find speaking to the media intimidating. In fact, speaking to the media -- radio and television show...
nina-amir's picture
Nov.18.2009
Now that we are more than halfway through the month, it’s time to get really serious about platform building and promoting ourselves as writers.  We must also take a hard look at how to promote our writing work. (That’s next…) Part of building platform involves becoming a socially relevant author/...
vickie-jenkins's picture
Sep.11.2009
I was just interviewed by novelist & teacher Caroline Leavitt from her home on this rainy day in Massachusetts, and she shared her own horror story about how she once started her rather innocent book tour with a frightening encounter on-air. But wait!  The story has a happy ending.  I'll let...
vickie-jenkins's picture
Sep.10.2009
It's time to hit the road again.  I'll be in San Francisco running media marketing workshops, and will be available to media train authors for book tours, speeches, and presentations. Dates of availability in the S.F. area include October 6th, 8th & 9th. If a group wants to do a media training...
vickie-jenkins's picture
Jul.27.2009
I recently discussed media training with an author who was getting ready to go on her first book tour.  The publisher wasn't going to pay for that service, so she searched around locally and hired someone at the last minute. Later I called to see how it went.  "Frankly, I was disappointed...