Tuesday, September 20, 2011

How to get quoted in the media

Yesterday was very hectic so I didn't get a chance to blog.  I was very productive though, as I managed to attend 3 meetings before 11am and people were quick and efficient.

I'm almost ready to hand over the first book to the client with quality control, artwork briefs and all references done.  I'm still doing quality control and review for the second book, which I'm handing over to the client at the end of October.

(P.S. my name or the name of my company will not be in the books, so I won't be able to do any publicity for them once they come out.I can  honestly tell you though that you are NOT a target audience for the books, as they are being written for a very specific niche market with a built-in audience).

Count-down to a book launch

The fantabulous news is that I am now finally ready to launch an ebook on media relations that I have been working on for the past couple of months. The book, entitled "How to get quoted in the media" was co-written with my friend Christelle Du Toit and is being published through Damaria Senne Media.  Christelle also took the images used in the book.

We've already done the edits, and we met with the lay-out and design professional this morning to hand over the manuscript and brief him on the lay-out and design.

Launch date is the Monday 3rd October 2011. The book will be available on this site, with a Paypal and credit card payment facility. We're also exploring the sale of the book in other outlets (e.g smashwords.com etc)

I'll post the book cover here once it's ready, so you can get a preview of what it's going to be like. I'd also like to thank the following people for helping make the book possible:
Judy Croome - for her excellent suggestions on content and flow
Pamela Moeng - for a very thorough edit of the book.
Itumeleng Mogaki - for his suggestions on phrasing  so the advice resonates better with the readers
Nkuli Mngcungusa - your comments told me we were ready to publish.
All my readers - your encouragement was the catalyst that pushed me to start this book.

The launch and publicity plan is ready and the press release is also ready to go out ( should you wish to blog about the book, please email me and I'll send a copy of the press release).

Through a series of meetings this morning, Christelle and I have also organised a radio interview and the possibility of having articles published by a major community newspaper group in their community newspapers. Hopefully that will go a long way to creating the media blitz we need for when we launch in October.

Phew! It's been a busy couple of days, no? How is your week going?


Tamara said...

Well done, you! Very exciting. Will you have a teaser page or two available for us to read?

Damaria Senne said...

Thanks Tam. And yes, I'm ging to have a sample available to read. Putting it up soon.

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