December’s Dark Days can Offer Light

Before we get into the meat of today’s Savvy Sunday News, I want to make sure you saw last week’s edition, New Rules for Interviews. It included a lot of actionable tips for doing interviews with television programs from your home or office. It generated a lot of response, not only about the tips, but…

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New Rules for Interviews

Let’s talk media interviews and technology this week. There once was a day when almost all broadcast interviews had to be in-person and in-studio. With advances in technology, particularly regarding the improvement of audio and video reception, other options are available that are actually becoming the norm. In addition to the phone, Skype calls and…

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Interview Interruptus

Some years ago as it became clear that as media platforms were transforming into multimedia platforms, authors had to transform as well. It isn’t enough for authors to pitch to media great ideas about a book or to share their tips and information with an audience. Not only do authors have to be proficient at…

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Camera Etiquette in Book Publicity

When it comes to table etiquette, networking etiquette, and even social media etiquette, we’re all pretty savvy. We know to chew with our mouths closed, ask open-ended questions when at gatherings, and not to be sales driven while on social media. We know what works and what doesn’t work in many different contexts, but what…

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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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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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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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