Loving the book publicity!

Hey guys, how are you? It’s Friday the 13th and it’s all going swimmingly well (touches wood just in case). I know I’ve been away for some time, so I guess I’m trying to compensate by going into blogging overdrive. In between starting another book, reading more scripts and everything else in between, I had a lovely chat with James Hartnell from the Bank Street Writers. If you fancy hearing about my inspiration for writing, what I’m up to at the moment, or just have a few minutes to kill (it’s Friday, you’re allowed to take a chill pill or two), then please do check out the video below. I would love to hear what you think of it!

I’m also chuffed to bits that Screaming Snowflakes is getting some really great coverage. I must say a massive thank you to all for picking up the story. Here are a few links where they are posted, please do take a few moments to browse their websites too!

Indies Unlimited: http://www.indiesunlimited.com/2012/04/02/sneak-peek-screaming-snowflakes-by-amber-tesia/

Urban Asian: http://urbanasian.com/bollywood/2012/04/british-debut-novelist-cites-bollywood-as-inspiration/

Arts Council: http://www.artsjobs.org.uk/index.php?id=25&ne_post_id=78133

Have a grrrrrreat day guys (I feel like Tony the tiger from those Frosties adverts)!


6 thoughts on “Loving the book publicity!

    • Hi Edward,
      Thank you for stopping by. In response to your question, I think a snappy press release, and making yourself available for interviews definitely helps in the publicity department. I take it you have an interest in book publicity? Have a great day Edward! 🙂


      • quickfamesystem says:

        OK, thanks, I can see how that would work. Yes, I have a big interest in book publicity as I have been on both sides of it, both as a author and show host. OK, thanks again, Ed.


      • Wow, that’s great Ed! How are you finding the book publicity these days? What do you write about / host? Would love to hear about what you do! Best, A:-)


      • quickfamesystem says:

        Well suprisingly, book publicity is getting easier in some ways and harder in others. On the harder side, there are more books being published by self-published authors and they tend to do a better publicity job than books from the big publishing houses, so there is more competition looking for interview bookings. On the positive side there are more outlets to be interviewed in and all media outlets are more open to pitches if done the right way. There are more internet interviews shows, blogs, etc that will feature interviews, etc. Also the traditional media is more open to pitches that are more complete. If you can spell out a full segment and show the producer that there is limited work on their part, they are more interested. As you know the staff cutbacks give them less time to work on things, so the more work you do, the better your chances of being booked are.

        I had a TV show in the New Jersey market, that featured interviews with experts in the field of motivation, success, peak performance, etc. I am phasing that out and concentrating on coaching authors in how to pitch broadcast TV producers to be booked as an expert guest for interviews.

        OK, hope that answers your questions and if you want any info on any aspect of the media pitch process, just ask.

        Thanks, Ed


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