My Ten tips from the Society of Authors’ Marketing and Publicity Conference in Bristol on Wednesday 26th June 2014


Ten best ideas from the Society of Authors’ Conference in Bristol on Wednesday 26th June 2014
1. always have a marketing plan and timeline
2. blog at least twice a week
3. when publicising, contact people who have lots of contacts
4. feed the media with what they are interested in; journalists are interested in people
5. write articles about topical stories – pitch 3-4 more stories linked to your topic; your articles should connect with people’s hearts and emotions
6. offer to write on other blogs – ask by email first
7. personalize a request to a review blogger to review your book(s)
8. adapt the information about your book to whomever you are contacting
9. offer 3-hour workshops at festivals
10. offer to help local bookshop on Books are My Bag Party Day, 11th October 2014 register with http://www.booksaremybag.com or contact the publicist jo.james@booksaremybag.com

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