President & CEO Heidi Komlofske sits down with Publishers Weekly — well, okay, it was a telephone interview — to discuss Kids’ Book Review, San Francisco Book Review, and Sacramento Book Review. Click HERE to read the article.
“Do book awards matter?” YES!!
As a book publicist I am here to inform you that yes, they absolutely do matter! In fact, one of my clients won the prestigious Los Angeles Book Festival award. That then led to a flurry of media interest, which subsequently led to a major New York agent deciding to represent the book and pitch it to all the major publishing houses. Deals are in the offing. This author, needless to say, is happy he decided to enter.
The author website or blog is an essential book marketing tool, and it’s important for authors to understand how to get people to their site. Google Analytics (a tool for measuring website traffic) tracks four different ways that visitors land on websites. Let’s take a closer look at these four sources of author website traffic.
Let’s talk about reviews, shall we?
We’ve all read instances where an author acts poorly in the face of a one or two-star review. It’s usually referred to as ‘authors behaving badly,’ usually for good reason.
As a modern-day writer, you've learned when and where you write best. Rarely, I'm sure, does inspiration strike when you're seated at your desk in front of your computer at 9:00 am. More likely, you're inspired while you're out and about. To efficiently capture and save every new idea, detail, story line, etc., you need to download some new apps to your iPhone. The list below will help you research, brainstorm, write, and even publish your work, whether you're at home, at the office, or in the middle of daily errands. Check 'em out.
Philip K. Dick is one of science fiction's masters. Among the great science fiction authors, he is in the top five of most people’s lists, including mine. While his work tends to be overshadowed by many of his peers who were writing at the same time, Philip K. Dick wrote many iconic stories that are still with us today, and still relevant many years later.