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Get the Media Exposure You Deserve Using These 5 Steps to Mega Book Publicity Most authors fall short when it comes to getting exposure through the press. They either don't make the effort, don't know how, or go about it the wrong way. Most book publicity efforts are hastily thrown together without much thought or purpose behind them. Authors just get busy promoting themse Get the Media Exposure You Deserve Using These 5 Steps to Mega Book Publicity Most authors fall short when it comes to getting exposure through the press. They either don't make the effort, don't know how, or go about it the wrong way. Most book publicity efforts are hastily thrown together without much thought or purpose behind them. Authors just get busy promoting themselves and seeking publicity ... without any real knowledge of how the media work. I'd like to help you overcome these obstacles with this simple ebook Over the years I've been blessed to receive a good amount of publicity. Some of the biggies include being interviewed on NPR's "Morning Edition" and quoted in The Guardian in the United Kingdom. I've been either reviewed, interviewed or quoted in dozens of national and international magazines - from Electronic Musician and VIBE to Canadian Musician and American Songwriter. I've had coverage in The Salt Lake City Tribune, The Sun-Sentinel in Florida, and even the print version of The Onion in Chicago. Over the years I've also appeared in just about every newspaper and on most radio and TV stations in my hometown of St. Louis, MO. And if you include interviews, book reviews and mentions on blogs, podcasts and Internet radio shows, I've enjoyed hundreds of publicity "hits" over the years. Where did I learn how to get all this publicity? For 10 years I published a music magazine in St. Louis. Over that decade I was approached by promoters of all kinds - from local musicians seeking exposure for the first time to veteran publicists who worked with major recording artists and record labels. After being bombarded with pitches, phone calls, emails, and press kits of all kinds for years on end, I formed some pretty clear opinions about what works and what doesn't. I knew what types of tactics caught my attention and lead to coverage ... and which ones pissed me off and did more harm than good :) When you serve as a writer, editor, or magazine publisher, you quickly realize that most people go about seeking publicity in the wrong way. It's not a malicious thing on their part. People just don't know any better. BUT ... I also recall the rare people and press kits that caught my attention. I remember the well-thought-out pitches that sold me on a band's or an author's worthiness ... and quickly motivated me to assign a feature story on the person or event. Here's the thing ... The people, bands, and books that caught my attention were not the flashiest or most expensive. They weren't the loudest or the pushiest of the bunch. Not at all. In fact, the most effective promoters used a very simple approach. The thing that set them apart was that they did a few things different. Sadly, the vast majority of authors are clueless about these basic techniques and how to use them. With this powerful little ebook I reveal the most important "insider secrets" you can use to get more media exposure for your books.


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Get the Media Exposure You Deserve Using These 5 Steps to Mega Book Publicity Most authors fall short when it comes to getting exposure through the press. They either don't make the effort, don't know how, or go about it the wrong way. Most book publicity efforts are hastily thrown together without much thought or purpose behind them. Authors just get busy promoting themse Get the Media Exposure You Deserve Using These 5 Steps to Mega Book Publicity Most authors fall short when it comes to getting exposure through the press. They either don't make the effort, don't know how, or go about it the wrong way. Most book publicity efforts are hastily thrown together without much thought or purpose behind them. Authors just get busy promoting themselves and seeking publicity ... without any real knowledge of how the media work. I'd like to help you overcome these obstacles with this simple ebook Over the years I've been blessed to receive a good amount of publicity. Some of the biggies include being interviewed on NPR's "Morning Edition" and quoted in The Guardian in the United Kingdom. I've been either reviewed, interviewed or quoted in dozens of national and international magazines - from Electronic Musician and VIBE to Canadian Musician and American Songwriter. I've had coverage in The Salt Lake City Tribune, The Sun-Sentinel in Florida, and even the print version of The Onion in Chicago. Over the years I've also appeared in just about every newspaper and on most radio and TV stations in my hometown of St. Louis, MO. And if you include interviews, book reviews and mentions on blogs, podcasts and Internet radio shows, I've enjoyed hundreds of publicity "hits" over the years. Where did I learn how to get all this publicity? For 10 years I published a music magazine in St. Louis. Over that decade I was approached by promoters of all kinds - from local musicians seeking exposure for the first time to veteran publicists who worked with major recording artists and record labels. After being bombarded with pitches, phone calls, emails, and press kits of all kinds for years on end, I formed some pretty clear opinions about what works and what doesn't. I knew what types of tactics caught my attention and lead to coverage ... and which ones pissed me off and did more harm than good :) When you serve as a writer, editor, or magazine publisher, you quickly realize that most people go about seeking publicity in the wrong way. It's not a malicious thing on their part. People just don't know any better. BUT ... I also recall the rare people and press kits that caught my attention. I remember the well-thought-out pitches that sold me on a band's or an author's worthiness ... and quickly motivated me to assign a feature story on the person or event. Here's the thing ... The people, bands, and books that caught my attention were not the flashiest or most expensive. They weren't the loudest or the pushiest of the bunch. Not at all. In fact, the most effective promoters used a very simple approach. The thing that set them apart was that they did a few things different. Sadly, the vast majority of authors are clueless about these basic techniques and how to use them. With this powerful little ebook I reveal the most important "insider secrets" you can use to get more media exposure for your books.

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    Andrew Bushard

    After consuming hundreds of marketing articles, books, blogs, and podcasts, I find the same advice repeating itself over and over, so anytime I find something new, I rejoice. This short book, though repeating some of the stuff I have seen before, does offer a couple of fresh perspectives. I trust this piece of the puzzle will enable me to advance toward my goals. The writing engages, informs, and inspires and it won't take too long to read. After consuming hundreds of marketing articles, books, blogs, and podcasts, I find the same advice repeating itself over and over, so anytime I find something new, I rejoice. This short book, though repeating some of the stuff I have seen before, does offer a couple of fresh perspectives. I trust this piece of the puzzle will enable me to advance toward my goals. The writing engages, informs, and inspires and it won't take too long to read.

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