Do you have an adventure to share or a funny story that’s just begging to become the next humorous short story or fodder for a novel? Do you have friends and family that urge you to put those stories into a publication so that the tales can be shared with the rest of the world?
If this description fits you and you have a great story to share, what’s keeping you from becoming the next great author?
Sure, writing for publication has its challenges. You might have a great story and some writing ability in order to convey that story, but perhaps you’re intimidated about finally putting those words onto paper. Maybe you’re afraid that once you make the commitment, no one will want to read your story, save for those loyal friends and family members who told you to write in the first place.
But have no fear. Just as there are great editors to help polish your work, there are great promoters who know how to get you and your writing the publicity it deserves.
So rest assured, once that story has been committed to paper and its ready to be published, the next step you need to take is getting a great public relations firm to help you promote your book to publishing houses, editors, reviewers and venues.
The Power of Book Publicity
Having effective public relations professionals working for to promote your materials can make all of the difference in the world. You could have a fantastic novel on your hands, but if the book isn’t promoted to the fullest, your great novel could be one of many collecting dust on a bookseller’s shelf.
So how do you nab a great PR professional?
While it makes sense to look for an individual or professional PR firm that specializes in book publicity, above all, it’s important that the individual or firm has a good track record and values your input. You also want to look for a pro (or firm) that has excellent working relationships with the media who can creatively and accurately build a campaign that’s best suited for you and your book.