Positioning and Uniqueness are Key

Everywhere you look these days there is something written or spoken about morning routines and how they set the tone for the entire day. I agree, and you probably do too, that how we begin our day can have a significant impact on the kind of results, productivity, and general sense of well being we…

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Tie Your Book into a Holiday

Authors are always looking for ways to keep their books relevant after publication. I recently discussed how you should look for news hooks, culture hooks and calendar hooks for your pitches (see that blog post here). Today, I’m focusing on calendar hooks. For example, Father’s Day is being celebrated today in much of the world.…

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It’s close to accurate… I think.

When it comes to book publicity and marketing fundamentals, there is one very big rule: Get the facts right. As you may know, my work is all about books: Book marketing, book publicity, book promotion, author and expert speakers, and ultimately book sales. Prior to launching McCall Media Group, I was completely enveloped in the…

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Memorial Day: Strategy for Book Publicity & Marketing

It is Memorial Day in the United States. This is a day of remembrance and reflection for those who have lost their lives in service to our country during any war. On this day we pause to honor them. Memorial Day also caps off a three-day weekend that is considered the unofficial start to summer,…

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Radio Tours for Book Publicity and Marketing

When it comes to publicity and marketing for your book, there are a lot of strategies that can work for building visibility and sales. While you are planning your marketing strategy, don’t overlook radio. Podcasts are getting a lot of attention right now and that’s a good thing, but don’t overlook the power of radio.…

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Don’t let fear keep you from taking action

What do successful authors have in common regarding book publicity and marketing? One word: Action. It’s true for all well-known business people, authors, speakers, consultants, and others who are successful and have influence within their spheres. They all have this in common:  Action. They take action and quickly — even when they’re not quite sure…

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Booking Media Interviews

When it comes to book publicity and marketing, asking the right questions makes it much easier. If you have a book and you want more visibility, then gaining exposure through the power of media is a fantastic way to do it. This post isn’t about how to land an interview via positioning, pitching and approach;…

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Tips for Working with Top Tier Earned Media

When it comes to book publicity, top tier is the holy grail and you must be prepared. In life we have accepted rules around etiquette and graciousness. For example, when you set a date and time to get together with another person, you are expected to be there and on time. Unless you’ve renegotiated that…

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