What’s a publicist and do you need one?

For all my writer pals…

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“A lot of artists feel it’s not worth it to sign with a major label, because if you don’t have a giganto hit, then you’re not going to get a video made. You’re not going to probably get much tour support. You’re not going to get promotion. You’re certainly not going to get a publicist who’s going to pay much attention to you.”
— Ann Powers

Sound familiar to any of you self publishing authors, indie/small press authors out there?

What should a publicist do for you?

At the minimum, your publicist should contact venues on your behalf to set up signings, presentations, appearances that incorporate your strengths and interests with the interests of your readers. Read about the importance of finding your tangent audience here.

Your publicist should contact local media – newspapers, community calendars, television stations, radio stations, related businesses and social organizations in the area where…

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About melindamcguirewrites

The young man or woman writing today has forgotten the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself which alone can make good writing because only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the sweat. ------ William Faulkner, Nobel Prize Speech, Stockholm, 1950
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3 Responses to What’s a publicist and do you need one?

  1. Pingback: What Publicists Need From Musicians – Guest Post by Anne Leighton | Studio 1215 news Blog

  2. I’m a up and coming artist trying to make a name for my self looking to gain some help or edvice on how to accomplish that goal.

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