Monthly Archives: February 2012

Book blogs: Great source for reviews

Not long ago, one of my most important jobs as a book publicist was to submit books for review to national publications like Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal. Although I continue to submit to PW and other such pubs,  I … Continue reading

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Ask and Ye Shall Find

The publisher I work for, David Gray, passed on a great tip I’d like to share. When I got my new Kindle, I asked David if he knew how I could download e-books from the public library onto my electronic … Continue reading

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I love

Every now and then a web site comes along that makes me want to stand on the rooftop and yell “Where have you been all my life? I LOVE you!” That’s how I feel about For authors who’ve never … Continue reading

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A Blogger’s Tale

  Writers often ask me: What’s the payoff for blogging? Other than those little ads that sometimes show up, are there other ways to actually make money from writing a blog? The answer is “yes,” but the rewards are sometimes … Continue reading

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It’s no mystery: Blogging builds readership

One of the authors I work with, Cleveland mystery writer Les Roberts, recently began blogging despite a little trepidation on his part (Les, I hope you don’t mind me telling tales). “I’d rather spend my time writing novels than blogging,” … Continue reading

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Welcome to the new world of book publicity

For over 25 years, I’ve worked as a book publicist using all the traditional tricks of the trade- setting up radio and TV interviews, pitching stories, writing news releases, and planning author parties. If I look back on my long … Continue reading

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