Posts Tagged: publicity

“Dear Abby” for Books

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Stop any comparisons… turn to your own project with laser-beam focus, and bolster your own campaign as if you’ve spent years of blood, sweat, and tears working on this creative achievement—because chances are, you have spent years working on it. Lit Hub launches a new advice column, “Ask the Publicists,” with publicists Kimberly Burns, Whitney […]

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Annoying Authors

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Writer Delilah Dawson on why self-promotion for authors is a bad idea: From the very beginning of my writing career, I’ve been told that publishers want a writer to have a brand, a platform, a blog, a built-in army of fans. But that was 2009, and now it’s 2015, and that doesn’t work anymore. Book […]

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Paying for a Book Tour

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Katey Schultz published her debut collection of stories, Flashes of War, through a university press. Lacking the support of a major publishing house meant Schultz ended up self-financing her book tour. To get started, she spent $12,000 on a publicist, tour manager, and airfare—about forty-percent of her yearly income—she tells The Billfold. But she knew if […]

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Where Has All the Anonymity Gone?

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What are the cultural consequences of cell phone cameras, social media websites, and online photo hosts? The degradation of anonymity and an obscured understanding of privacy. It’s shockingly simple to identify people on the web—whether to scorn them for an embarrassing moment or pinpoint the victim of political violence as an activist. This newfound publicity […]

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Welcome to Rumpus Books

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At The Rumpus, we believe that a healthy literary culture is one which embraces writing of all kinds, by authors of all stripes – young and old, established and emerging, traditional and experimental, writing from the margins or from (or about) the heart of mainstream culture, published by “major” houses or by smaller presses.

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