It’s a little over a year since I published Scar, and the promotional effort has finally run out of steam, so I thought I’d share a few thoughts on the whole process of bringing a book like this into the world. It's probably not going to come as a surprise that the publishing industry is a mess. But if you're new to the industry, you may not be ready for quite how chaotic it truly is. By way of example; I was scheduled to be interviewed on a major national arts and culture pr
Getting interviewed by the media is not as difficult as you might think. We live in a 24 hour news cycle, and your next door neighbour has a blog. The all-consuming internet beast needs to be fed, and your book could be a tasty little morsel. You can get interviewed in print. You can get interviewed on the radio. If you’re lucky/brilliant/connected or some combination of all of the above, you can get on TV too. You just have to know where to look. The Media Kit The first thin
My latest interview, with Starla Faye of Two Talk Books, can be listened to here: http://www.latalkradio.com/Starlafaye.php I had fun doing this interview. Starla was very enthusiastic about Scar, and read the book very thoroughly in preparation for the interview, which is less common than you’d think.