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The best ways to get author and book publicity – by Sandra Beckwith…

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on Build Book Buzz:

Publicity is that free media exposure you get when you’re quoted in the press. It could be an interview for a(n):

  • Magazine
  • Newspaper
  • Online media outlet or content site
  • Radio station
  • TV program
  • Blog
  • Podcast

It’s more powerful than advertising and other paid-for marketing tactics because it brings with it far more credibility. That’s because when you’re quoted by the press, you get an authority boost.

People are smart enough to know that journalists are selective about who they use as sources. So, if a reporter chose you, you must know what you’re talking about.

What are the easiest and most effective ways to get publicity? Here are my top three.

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Writing Stories & Crossing Stepping Stones #AmWriting

One of the hardest things to come to terms with when you start writing seriously is that… not all your stories will work out.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but some will be rubbish. Every writer, regardless of ability, I believe, has an imaginary rubbish story quota to meet. We all, at some point in our careers, have to hit this quota of rubbish, bin worthy stories.

Some of our stories will have potential, but will require a LOT of work on our part to discover that potential and bring it out into the light.

Some of our stories will break us and some will simply act as stepping-stones to other stories.

Sadly, these stepping stone stories won’t set the literary world on fire and they might not reach a second draft.They will still require blood, sweat and tears, which when looking back, will feel like…

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1984?

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Hello SE friends, Gwen with you today, and I’ve an unusual topic to share. It was generated by recent comments made by neighbors, friends, and family members.

Have you heard folks mention 1984? Not the year, but the book or the movie? Rarely a day passes that I don’t hear references to George Orwell’s book as somehow related to current events. I’ve heard it so many times that I finally decided to watch the movie as a refresher. Well, that scared the living daylights out of me! It also made me wonder if Orwell knew that his concerns might be relevant years after his book was published.

This line of thinking prompted questions about writers who predicted future events or solved crimes. Writers like you and me. What is it about this avocation that opens doors to the future?

Let’s look at a few examples.

  • George Orwell’s book

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