Getting Media Exposure
Don’t waste your time and money trying get interviews on a show, or in a magazine or newspaper section where your book or work doesn’t fit.
To capture media coverage most effectively, you must first understand that newspapers, magazines, radio programs, and television news are all driven by common needs to attract advertisers and subscribers.
Newspaper and magazine editors look for stories that inform, educate, or entertain their viewers and subscribers. They have a need to fill time and space, to stand out, to be special, to be first, as well as provide information of interest and value to their readers, viewers, and listeners.
If you are seeking publicity for your book or work, e-mail, phone, fax, or postal mail your news/press release, press kit, sales letter, and your book to the appropriate media contacts.
If there is an interest or your material is accepted you may be requested to send additional materials which could include sample chapters, your bio, a marketing plan, and or articles previously written by or about you or your work.
Follow up in about a week by phone if you don’t hear back after submitting your promotional material. Follow up by email or postal mail. Leave a voice message or have that person paged, and be ready to tell them why yours would be a good story and fit for their audience and they will interview you.
[FINALLY] A Proven Step-By-Step Sales and Marketing System for Black Authors and Writers
The purpose of the Black Authors & Published Writers Directory: Black Black Literary Marketplace is to save you from long hours of literary research in your marketing and publishing efforts. All the resources for identifying and reaching the Black Literary Marketplace you are likely to ever need are listed here!
New and Updated Listing (s)
Raw and Unedited listings for inclusion in the next edition 2018 Black Authors & Published Writers Directory: Black Literary Market Place [11th Edition] Industry Reference ISBN-13: 978-1877807-13-3.Publication Date: December 25, 2017. http://www.bapwd.com
Karen Minard Minard1111@sbcglobal.net (313) 821-1237 8200 E Jefferson Ave Detroit, MI 48214 Screenwriter, published poet and essayist, award-winning stage playwright, various other short works. Writer. http://IMDB
Lady Esquire Group, LLC (LEG) email@example.com 888-988-4249 401 Hawthorne Lane Suite 110-154 Charlotte, NC 28204 Lady Esquire Group, LLC (LEG) is a full service literary boutique and management firm. We are here to help authors achieve their goals and reach their fullest potential by offering an array of literary and media services. LEG’s aim is to combine excellent service and expertise in publicity, marketing, publishing, and literary representation. Our mission is to deliver quality books that appeal to a widespread audience. Publisher http://www.writeleg.com
Mike Warren firstname.lastname@example.org (443) 651-3661 1 Lemon Grove Court Baltimore, MD 21212 Urban Gay Fiction Author
Toure Muhammad email@example.com (773) 531.8798 PO Box 2176, Chicago, IL 60690 I’m a writer and digital strategist with roughly 20 years experience in media, marketing and publicity. author http://www.beansouptimes.com
David Bass Dancy Freelance Journalist/local media writer, David has been a freelancer for more than ten years. I have interviewed a-list talent like Cedric The Entertainer, Oscar winning actress Monique, Queen Latifah, Juelz Santana and many more. I write with an investigative flair tackling tough subjects like Police Brutality and the history of contemporary race relations in America. I currently reside in Upstate New York for over 10 years. Utica, New York area. Publishes a blog ‘Dancy’s Corner’. Reviews books, and events. Contact Mr. David Dancy, 2226 Pinnacle Drive, Utica, New York 13501 Phone: (315)723-5020 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website:www.dancyscorner.com
Roland S. Martin Nationally award winning journalist and syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate, the founding editor of BlackAmericaweb.com and formercurrently the executive editor of The Chicago Defender, is a frequent commentator on TV-One, CNN, MSNBC, and Black Entertainment Television (BET). He is also author of the book, Speak, Brother! A Black Man’s View of America. Contact Roland S. Martin, NuVision Media, Inc., 1327 West Washington Boulevard #102B, Chicago, Illinois 60607 Phone: (312) 543-6000 E-mail: email@example.com Website:www.rolandsmartin.com
 Black Authors & Published Writers Directory: Black Literary Market Place [10th Edition] Industry Reference Publication Date: February 24, 2017 Publisher: Grace Publishing Company Editor Grace Adams ISBN-13: 978-1877807-11-4 Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.8 inches Photo-Illustrated Language: English