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Getting the Media to Pay Attention to You…


Getting Media Attention I’ve done a lot of writing here about what can be called book promotion or author platform or social media engagement or a few other things you can find categorized  in the Subject Index Links (in the the left side-bar…).

I’ll share just a bit from my past post of June of 2016:

“There are many things an author can do to increase the likelihood that their book will sell.

“None of those actions will guarantee sales…

“Some writers think landing a traditional publishing deal will assure book sales.

“Not so…”

Plus, this:

“I’ve certainly gone out of my way…to figure out what might be called ‘Rational-Book-Promotion’…

“If I’d done every technique that’s been touted to give me millions of paying customers, I’d be dead from overwork—and I may not have any more sales than I do now…”

And, this is a perfect place to link to what’s now the second most important post on this blog—What About All The Authors Whose Books Don’t Sell Very Many Copies?

So…

How would you like some info from an article by a man named Chris Well—author, magazine editor, newspaper contributor, reporter, columnist, broadcaster, podcaster, web content manager, and digital content producer?

The article is on BookWorks and is entitled, Media Attention: 9 Ways Any Author Can Get It.

Excerpts:

“In today’s publishing landscape, it’s tougher than ever for authors to be discovered. There are so many books competing for those potential readers. That’s why free media attention can boost your visibility.”

And, lest you think you automatically have to have a publicist:

“Too many authors assume they have no chance of getting attention from media outlets. Speaking as a 30+ year media professional, I can tell you from experience that whether an author represents herself or himself is not a problem. An author with the right mindset can pitch to the media and be taken seriously.”

There’s a lot more Mr. Well says that striving authors could profit from; and, I’ll encourage you to go to the full article by listing Chris’ main bullet points:

Media Attention Is FREE

Media Attention Is Easier Than You Think

You Can Do This Yourself

Interviews Can Be Done By Phone Or Online

You Don’t Have To Be Famous

Every Type Of Author Has A Shot

You Don’t Need A Brand New Book

You Don’t Need A Book At All

The Media Is Always Hungry

What Are You Waiting For?

Are those section titles enough to get you over to the full article?

Are they enough to have you share this post with an author you know?

Were they enough to prompt you to call your local media and wing it? :-)
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