Newsworthy or Nicheworthy?

I recently took a poll on social media that asked people to rate their favorite things about fall. (We are connected on social media, right? If not, see my P.S. below.) Here are the results of the poll, with the most popular item first: Autumn Leaves Comfy Clothes Crisp Air The Weather Hot Chocolate Soups…

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Work Your Way Up to the Top Tier: Part 2

Last week we discussed how to work your way into those elusive, yet extremely desirable top-tier media outlets. You can read about it here. This week, we’re going to delve a little deeper into this topic and focus more on the networking aspect of it. You already know you must have great content and show…

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Work Your Way Up to the Top Tier: Part 1

So you want media attention for your book. I get it. I totally do. I get a lot of questions from people asking what exactly media is these days.  Short answer? Everyone! So the next question is, what do you want to do and where do you want to be seen? Do you want to…

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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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What is media?

Publicity and Marketing Distinctions and Opportunities   I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. An argument can be made that everyone is the media these days. Let’s take a moment and break this down. For years I’ve made the distinction between “You Media” and “Earned Media” but we need to expand this even…

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How Authors Can Become Newsworthy and Land Media Coverage

One way to keep your book and message timely is to find a way to become newsworthy. You can do that in a number of ways, and a good place to being is with the calendar. It’s now the month of March, and time to look at Chase’s Calendar of Events. Chase’s is an event-listing…

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How Media Has Changed

Media has changed dramatically over the past few years. Discover what you need to know now in order to secure it.

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