Media Ready, Media Savvy

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Like a typical Brit, I abhor promoting myself and my work, preferring to let others do it on my behalf. But in today’s economy where the provision of book publicists is offered to only the already successful and well-known, it is incumbent on the rest of us to take over the job. And if you want to present yourself in a professional manner, you can do no better than use the Media Ready, Media Savvy Workbook to prepare.

Alison Hill takes us through the whole process from writing your synopses, constructing a strong online presence and targeting the right media outlet for your work. Ms. Hill provides checklists and makes suggestions for the types of questions you should be asking yourself before you make your pitch – another of the topics covered – to media personnel.

What makes this book stand out is its interactive nature. There are many ‘blank’ pages for the writer to fill as he or she works through the topics. When you get to the end of the workbook, you cannot help but feel more in control and ready to tackle the promotional activity required from the modern writer.

I’d recommend this book for all writers, whether they are published traditionally or are taking the new indie route.

You can buy Media Ready, Media Savvy from Amazon.
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7 Comments

  1. sharkbytes
    Apr 12, 2012

    The marketing part is SO hard. I read your bio. Sounds interesting. I’m trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month.

  2. Liz Brownlee
    Apr 13, 2012

    Maybe I should get this… my book is out today! What a coincidence, landing here today on the A-Z. Mind you I have been doing my best – the book is about endangered animals, so I’ve been blogging an endangered animals a day, trying to write a poem a day and illustrate as well, but I am getting a little..tired now… and there’s all the other stuff to do as well like vist other blogs, so this is a welcome one!

    And your poodles are lovely! Very fond of all things poodly, fab dogs. I have a little poodle cross who is my medical alert dog, she alerts me for low blood sugar as I have no warning sigs. Info about her on my blog too!

    If you are interested, I’m leaving you my A-Z link as blogger always identifies me as my shared blog with other poets – my A-Z is this one: http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

    • nettiewriter
      Apr 13, 2012

      Hi Liz,
      Thanks for dropping by. I’ve had to stop the A to Z challenge as I was running out of time for some other stuff. Your blog sounds very interesting and I’m definitely popping over for a read.
      Nxxx

  3. Ruby Young
    Apr 16, 2012

    Hello, I am going down the list of A to Z Challengers and this morning, I arrived at yours. What fortuity! I enjoyed your bio at “Home” and wondered, “How do I get to her comment section?” Then scrolled back to the top and saw the heading, “Blog”. Aha! I read the snippet from your very charming Pirate story. I will be back after all this challenging is complete. Come visit me (if you wish) and read my scribblings. I am doing a serialized mystery. Best regards to you, my new friend. Ruby aka Grammy

    • nettiewriter
      Apr 16, 2012

      Hi Ruby/Grammy!
      Lovely to meet you. I’ve had to stop the challenge as I have just started work again and was finding it a bit hard to juggle everything else I wanted to do. I’m looking forward to reading your blog too.
      Nx

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