Last time we looked at interviews, events, and podcasts. Today, we are focusing on local media, conferences, media kits and links.
No 64 – Pitch yourself to Local Media – offer to be interviewed, provide a quote, contribute and excerpt from your work, offer to be a source – be available, dependable, helpful. I was talking with the publisher of the local newsletter and she suggested I do an article for the local newsletter about my book. Great idea. But don’t forget the local newspapers as well. Especially if you want to launch your book 🙂
No 65 – Go to a Conference – use your business cards, have an elevator pitch and meet people. Listen to the speakers, organisers and even your “competitors” – there is an RWNZ conference coming up in August 2015 – mark it in your books people.
No 66 – Create a media kit. This is something I have had to do recently because of the launch of Cursed Love. Basically you need to have a bio page (copied from my “Who is Catherine Mede” page), a photo of the book cover, a blurb, a bit about the book, and other relevant information – such as interview questions, other books you have already released. Just thinking about it now, I perhaps should also have a media kit for Flying Kiwi Press – the publishing press I have created to print my books. Hmmm, something to think about. The useful link from Your Writer Platform for creating a media kit is here.
No 67 – Check your links – do your social media buttons work? Any website links that no longer exist? I was just thinking the other day that I need to update my fellow bloggers links – there are some I no longer follow, and some that I would like to include because I think they are awesome. Check out some of the links on other writers pages – they may be worth while checking out too.
Next time, we will be looking at polling your readers, keeping a journal, sharing freely, email signatures and your best quality work.