Morning Brief — Tuesday, June 10
If you’re an author considering blogging (or someone in publishing encouraging an author to blog), keep in mind that actually writing the blog is only one part of the equation. Another piece of the puzzle is getting people to read the blog. Social media guru Chris Brogan explains how to get and expand an audience for a blog. Copyblogger also posts about how to increase blog traffic.
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Fall 2012: I’ve really enjoyed writing about book publicity and meeting (0nline and in person) writers, publicists, editors, agents and others in the publishing industry, but I’ve — reluctantly — come to the conclusion that I just don’t have the time to maintain this blog.
I imagine there is some information that will remain the same and that will remain useful, but there is much more that is or will become out of date, so please keep that in mind if you find yourself perusing my posts.
For some time now, I’ve closely followed a lot of very informative sites about media and about the publishing industry. Since I find myself quite voluble at times about issues that pertain to my job in the publicity department at a large publishing house, I thought I’d set up a book publicity blog. The purpose of this blog is provide tips, primarily, but also information about publishing / marketing trends that will help book publicists — and hopefully others in media and publishing — do our jobs with greater ease and efficiency. Please note that the opinions expressed on this blog are my own, not those of my company.
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- What is an imprint?
- Why email subject lines are so important
- Why email signatures are important
- What's a book blog tour?
- Contact / Submitting Tips
- List of freelance book publicists
- What you need to include in your email signature
- Why haven't I received my review copies yet?
- What authors (and venues) need to know about scheduling book talks / signings
- Facebook profile or fan page? Who should set it up -- author? Publisher?