First of all, Joelle asked a follow up question for our publicist in the comments: I'd be interested to know how valuable Kathy feels it is for an author to hire and outside publicist. Especially a debut author.
Kathy Dunn's answer: I would recommend having an honest conversation with your editor and in-house publicist to see what kind of promotion they will be doing for your book and their timeline, and if you find yourself wanting additional things that your publicist may not be able to achieve given their schedules, then you may want to explore a freelance publicist.
1. It would be a great way to practice blogging without having to commit to your own blog.
2. It would be a public service to your fellow introverts.
3. And, of course, the extra exposure never hurt anyone—especially an author.
If you think you’d be interested, please email us! We know we have some very smart, savvy readers of this blog and we’d love to give you a chance to share what you know! Plus, with Mary and I having deadlines popping up right and left, we could use a few pinch hitters in our back pocket. (How’s that for mixing metaphors?)
That’s all for this week, my dears. I’ll be back next week with tons of new marketing advice, tips, and ideas to share with you!