Tag: publicity

by Julie Keck

1. Can Stephen King impact the future of e-books? (Bright Side of News) 2. Amazon to launch commercial fan fiction platform (The Bookseller) 3. 5 things indie authors do very well (Indie Reader) 4. E-book publicity: A checklist for success (Digital Book World) 5. 10 challenges to innovation in publishing (Futurebook)  Subscribe to get this newsletter delivered straight to your inbox! more »

by Carla King

At first, you came to the San Francisco Writers Conference to learn the craft of writing, to hear famous writers describe how they became famous, to learn the secrets of how to create a winning book proposal, to become enlightened by publishers about what they want and, most of all, to pitch literary agents, those […] more »

by Ian Capstick

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts operates luxury properties in countries all over the world, from the U.S. and Canada to Asia the Middle East and Africa. Aside from traditional promotions, one of the ways it connects with current, past and future guests is via its main Twitter account. Several accounts are also maintained by individual properties. […] more »

by Mike Rosen-Molina

When most authors write a book, they go the traditional route: pitch it to publishers, wait months for a reply, shop it around, wait some more, go through rewrite, and wait some more… But when blogger Sramana Mitra partnered with Amazon’s BookSurge to self-publish her new book, she was taking a different route. For a […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Foremski’s View of the Press Release (Illustration by Chris Dichtel) Silicon Valley journalist/blogger Tom Foremski had had enough. Two years ago, he wrote a poison pen letter to the PR industry in a blog post titled Die! Press release! Die! Die! Die!, in which he exhorted publicists to break down press releases into sections, tag […] more »