Thursday, November 5, 2015

Why You Need a Publicist

You spent endless hours writing your manuscript and fine-tuning your wording and character development. You’ve proofread it until you can’t see clearly any longer. You’re ready to give it wings and send it out into the world. But you’re not sure what next steps to take. Seek an agent? Query publishing houses? Self publish? The sea of published books available and the various ways to purchase them, print, e-book, audio book, all seem daunting.

bookSo… if you are reading this you may be wondering, why do I need a publicist?

If this is your first manuscript, we can offer copy-editing services from developmental line-by-line editing to overall polish up.  

If you need to assistance deciding which publishing path is best for your work, whether its self publishing, small print house or a top tier New York City print press we can help you weigh out the pros and cons of each and decide which is the best fit for your work.

Once you’ve made a decision you are confident in and have a direction, we will help to draft a course of action. Perfecting your pitch, writing letters to potential agents, helping craft the perfect cover art for your self published work, or pitching smaller presses are all items we can assist with.

publicistOur graphic designer can assist in creating a one of kind book cover for your self-published work and our photographer can capture your spark for your personal headshot to be used in promotion.

If a book trailer is desired our videographers will take care of all the details: casting, location, film and production. We will then upload it on your website and push it through all relevant media channels.
Pre-publication we can aid in designing a website that talks to your target audience, and is in line with the style of your book and who you are as artist. Simultaneously we can manage and launch your social media campaign Tweeting and posting on your behalf to make sure you are heard and that you build and keep the “buzz” about you as an artist and about your work.  

book publicistJust prior to your book launch we will book venues and help to design them so they are lively, entertaining and not just another signing. We will work with the bookstore, school or other location to make sure your event is promoted properly through all appropriate channels.  Authoring and distributing press releases, designing posters, postcards and other printed materials that are eye catching, and ensuring your event is well publicized are taken care of in a way that represents you well. We’ll even be on hand the evening of the event and introduce you, check AV equipment, whatever is needed to ensure all goes smoothly. If your tour takes you to numerous stops, we can build your itinerary around bookings. All you need to do is be you. We will take care of the rest.

Whatever your needs, we are able to assist. Call to schedule a complimentary consult and see how we Focus On Your Success.