For today’s Book Review Wednesday, I’ve got a non-fiction book that offers a lot of excellent information on book publicity…

The Tao of Book Publicity: A Beginner’s Guide to Book Promotion

In The Tao of Book Publicity, publicist Paula Margulies outlines the basics of book promotion and explains how the business of publicizing a book works. Designed for beginning authors but also useful for those with some experience in book publishing, The Tao of Book Publicity provides information on the importance of writing a good book and the need for developing a platform, as well as how-to explanations for developing publicity material, including front and back cover text, press releases, Q&As, media and blog tour queries, and newsletter and media lists.

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The Tao of Book Publicity also covers social media, book pricing and sales, book tours and media interviews, and author websites. In addition to explaining how book publicity works, this valuable handbook explores practical topics such as publicity costs, timing, and considerations when hiring a publicist.

Simple, straightforward, and informative, The Tao of Book Publicity includes expert advice on all aspects of book promotion and is a go-to reference guide for beginning and experienced authors alike.

My Review: 5 Stars

I purchased this book from Paula at a local author event, and I have to say that I found it VERY helpful. It contains a lot of useful information on book publicity–which, as most people don’t understand, is different from marketing.

The book has information on smart marketing tips, but it also takes a look at book publicity. It’s a great look at the ins and outs of publicity, how to find a publicist you can trust, and a lot more.

It’s definitely a must-have for authors who want to be as effective as possible with their book launches–a handy road-map to success as an author!

About the Author

Paula Margulies is the owner of Paula Margulies Communications, a public relations firm for authors and artists. She has received numerous awards for her essays and books, including her nonfiction handbook, The Tao of Book Publicity, her historical novel, Favorite Daughter, Part One, her debut novel, Coyote Heart, and her short story collection, Face Value: Collected Stories. She has been awarded artist residencies at Caldera, Red Cinder Artist Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and Centrum. Margulies resides in San Diego, California.

Find the book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CS5DS6W/

Visit Paula’s website: http://www.paulamargulies.com

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