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Media Kits for writers…

Writing Wednesday

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Wednesday is the day I share what I have learned on my journey from writing to publication, marketing and writing and publishing again. If you have any questions please feel free to leave them in the comments and I will do my best to answer them. If you have any tips please share them with us…

Media Kits

Once you become a published author you have no idea who may be stalking visiting your website. If a member of the media visits looking for information on you and/ or your book what will they find? This information will help them decide to call you for an interview or not. Professional bloggers should have media kits too.

Does your site appear professional?

Do you have up to date blog posts and current information?

Is the site easy to navigate? Is information easy to find?

Do you have an easily accessible media kit?

Media kit photo

 

Sadly my answer to most of those questions is no. With a new book coming out late summer/ early fall I need to update my media kit and my site as soon as possible.

Your media kit should be easy to find on your website and should include:

2 author bios. 1 long and 1 short (200 words or less)

Include several current and professionally done author photos, (350 dpi.) All of the photos do not all have to be headshots.

radio

If you have any early reviews include a few lines from the best ones.

Any writing or blog awards

Sample interview questions and answers (3 or 4)

Links to podcasts of TV or radio interviews you have done. If you don’t have any, have a friend interview you and create a video.

Press Club Comcast 2

A press release

Complete contact information for you, your agent, publicist and/ or your publisher

It took you months or maybe even years to write your book. It is a good idea to spend at least a few days working on your media kit and also a good idea to have your editor look it over.

Happy writing,

Doreen

 

 

 

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