Morning Brief — April 9, 2008
Yesterday GalleyCat posted some a list of some “unboring” book blogs.
And a friend who attended the recent PCNY / Publicity Club of New York online media lunch passed on a list of some media blogs:
— Business Week’s BlogSpotting
— HuffPo’s Eat The Press
— MediaPost’s Just an Online Minute
— New York’s Daily Intelligencer
— Portfolio’s Mixed Media
Depending on what kinds of books you work on, you may be pitching these bloggers or you may just be following these sites. Of course, it goes without saying that you need to be familiar with the blogs if you are pitching them. Also, keep in mind that some blogs have multiple writers who regularly post, each with a different “beat,” so make sure you pitch the right person. Sometimes the best — or only — way to pitch a blog is to use a Comments or Contact form on the site. Use it. If an email isn’t listed, it isn’t listed for a reason — it’s not an oversight. Although it may be a little inconvenient for us, we need to contact bloggers (or any media person, really) on their terms.