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The Book PR Life
Learn about book publicity, and writing and marketing tips,
from a seasoned PR book pro.
Approaching a Publicist as an Asset
March 6, 2023
Approaching a publicist as an asset - not an expense - is advantageous to a PR campaign.
How to Pitch Trending News Topics
April 26, 2022
Learn how to incorporate trending stories into effective publicity pitches.
Yes, It's an Email-Centered World, but Phone Pitches Are Still Important
December 15, 2021
Phone pitching has distinct advantages over email pitches and should absolutely be a part of your publicity outreach.
Looking Back on My Life (So Far) as a Successful Book Publicist
September 29, 2021
On my 40th birthday, I look back on the road to owning my own successful book publicity business.
Good PR Professionals Are Like Olympians
August 3, 2021
We can't mimic an Olympian's physical feats, but there is plenty to learn from their grit, determination and commitment to strategy.
How to Sell a Book in an Interview
June 24, 2021
Make the most of your coveted interview time with these tips that can help boost book sales.
How to Be a Paid Speaker
May 26, 2021
Paying your dues with free speaking gigs, building a killer website and mastering the art of the pitch are just some of the things you'll need to do to become a paid speaker.
Radio vs. Podcasts
April 26, 2021
Know the benefits of each platform. Hint: they are both valuable.
How to Become a Thought Leader
March 27, 2021
Learn 6 tips on how to become a thought leader in your niche.
6 Tips to Slay Your Zoom Media Interview
February 17, 2021
Learn what to do and not to do so you come off like a pro during your next Zoom media interview.
New Year, New You: How to Pitch a Nonfiction Book for the New Year
January 19, 2021
The new year can be a PR goldmine. Learn how to create a New Year's pitch and when to do it.
How to Pitch During COVID
October 27, 2020
Explore the challenges particular to pitching during COVID and tips on how to successfully pitch during the coronavirus.
How to Become a TV Political Commentator
September 23, 2020
Learn five tips on how to transition your career into TV political commentary. Tip 1: Write a book!
The Secrets to Nonfiction Book Publicity
August 20, 2020
The big secret: use your book topic and expertise to your advantage when pitching to media outlets.
Great Nonfiction Summer Reading
July 20, 2020
Consider exciting nonfiction subgenres, like memoirs and self-help, and specific titles to add to your summer reading list.
How to Create a Marketing Hook
June 17, 2020
Learn how to connect your book to news or trends of interest and land the media spots you want.
10 Tips for Giving a Great Media Interview
May 15, 2020
Come up with a killer elevator pitch, be upbeat and personable, wear comfortable and conservative clothes, and more tips on giving a great media interview.
Advice for First-Time Authors
April 15, 2020
In a nut shell: write the best first draft you can, and determine whether to self-publish or go the traditional publishing route.
Is a Book Publicist Worth the Money?
February 15, 2020
Find out what a book publicist does and if working with a publicist is worth your investment.
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