We recently had the opportunity to share with Publishers Weekly some key guidelines to follow when hiring and working with a freelance book publicist. Read on to learn more and then let us know your thoughts!
Sara Paretsky’s 17th crime novel featuring female detective V.I. Warshawski will be published October 22 by Putnam. CRITICAL MASS has already received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, and they featured a great Q&A with Sara. This will be one book to watch this Fall!
To read the full Q&A visit http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/interviews/article/59017-bombs-away-pw-talks-with-sara-paretsky.html and for more information on Sara visit http://www.saraparetsky.com/
In this week’s Publishers Weekly we wrote an article for the Soapbox section that provides publicity and marketing tips and advice for authors who don’t deserve to get lost in the shuffle. This advice is especially important now, after the recent announcement of the merger of Random House and Penguin. Please read the article:
Ramez Naam’s debut science fiction novel, NEXUS, is receiving great early buzz. Publishers Weekly says “the action scenes are crisp, the glimpses of future tech and culture are mesmerizing .” You can read the entire review here: Publishers Weekly, November 5, 2012.
To understand what a book publicist does, we encourage you to read this week’s Publisher’s Weekly magazine and the Soapbox essay written by Claire McKinney: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/columns-and-blogs/soapbox/article/47737-do-you-know-what-a-book-publicist-does-.html