Sunday, December 29, 2013

5 Star Review: Public Relations for Authors - Take Hold of Your Own Promotions by Babs Hightower

Getting help to promote your book just got easier. Public Relations for Authors Take Hold of Your Own Promotions will help you locate that special publicist who will help you promote your book the right way. As a Publicity Director for two publishers Babs brings knowledge to the book.

Public Relations teaches you why you need a publicist and how to find the right one for you. To understand what you need she covers:

How publicity can help sell books
What you need to know about publicity
Writing Pitches
Media Kits
Press Releases
Where to find a PR agent
What to send to your PR agent

Sapphyria's Review:

Public Relations for Authors: Take Hold of Your Own Promotions is a very eye opening short book.  It's packed full of useful and helpful knowledge that all authors should have available at their fingertips.  Public Relations for Authors contains detailed instructions that all authors, new or established, can learn from, and also includes samples of pitches, press releases, and media kits.

Social media is discussed, as well.  Social media is very important when networking and promoting you and your books.  But don't spam-this turns people off.  Babs also includes the benefits of radio publicity.  Also included are various types of other means of publicity and how to work with them.  She also includes the how's and why's to hiring a Public Relations (PR) Specialist.

There are also tips that can help bloggers assist authors as they travel the publicity road for the first time or the hundredth time.  This book can also assist bloggers themselves to become better, more efficient hosts for the multitudes of authors and genres of books currently in the marketplace.  I learned a lot about the entire process of book promotion that will help me, as a blogger, help you, as the author.

Review Copy Courtesy Of:  The author, at no cost, in exchange for an honest review.

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Book Details:

File Size: 1965 KB
Print Length: 29 pages
Publisher: Babs Hightower (October 22, 2013)
Language: English

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About the Author:

Babs Hightower has been helping authors since 2000. She owns a book review blog Babs Book Bistro which got her started in PR and helping authors promote themselves.

In 2012 she started working for Entangled Publishing and worked her way up to Publicity Director over the Scandalous Imprint. She is also the publicist for World Castle Publishing. She is also known as Morgan Kincaid writer of Historical Romance.

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