The Book Publicity Blog

News, Tips, Trends and Miscellany for Book Publicists

Morning Brief — Monday, May 19

The Literary Saloon mentions a couple new book blogs at Harper’s and the New Yorker.  Also, Bud Parr of Chekhov’s Mistress brings our attention to the new Kenyon Review Online and the accompanying blog.


Ed Champion of Edward Champion’s Filthy Habits sent over a link to A Whole Lotta Nothing post that provides some tips about how to pitch bloggers; chief among them, don’t blast email a stock press release.


Thinking about starting a blog but wondering what it should look like?  Chris Brogan gives some tips including what to include in your “About” link, what to include in a blog roll, what fonts and colors to use, and more.


Joan Stewart of The Publicity Hound’s Blog talks up the benefits of commenting of blogs.  (Blogging isn’t just about writing posts on your own blog — it’s about interacting with other blogs and bloggers too.)


And finally, authors who are comfortable blogging and who have regular traffic (or are willing to blog regardless), may want to consider blogging their tour.  Buzz, Balls & Hype links to Tony Horwitz’s USA TODAY guest blog for his tour for A Voyage Long and Strange.


May 19, 2008 - Posted by | Blogs, Online Marketing, Pitching Tips | , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Thanks for mentioning my article about the benefits of leaving comments at other people’s blogs.

    You also might want to know that The Blog Squad, Denise Wakeman and Patsi Krakoff, are hosting two teleseminars this week on how to write a better business blog. They’re the real deail–terrific teachers and prolific bloggers. You can learn more at

    Comment by Joan Stewart, The Publicity Hound | May 19, 2008 | Reply

  2. Thanks for the great tips, I will incorporate these ideas into my own blog which can be accessed through my website.
    Thank You!

    Comment by Hypnoman | May 21, 2008 | Reply

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