BOOK MARKETING + PUBLICITY
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THE ROOT OF EVERYTHING & LIGHTNING
Scott Alexander Hess
A July 2021 release, this is a collection of two LGBTQ+, historical fiction novellas, and the campaign will be focused on gaining coverage in literary journals, queer outlets, podcasts, and industry reviewers.
EVERYONE WORTH KNOWING
A forthcoming June 2021 short story collection with Circuit Breaker Books, campaign with Mindbuck Media. We will be looking for features with high-level bookstagrammers, bloggers, and literary journals and outlets interested in short stories.
This domestic thriller published last fall had a robust “bookstagram” campaign, with features on over 25 profiles ranging from 2,000–90,000 followers, and forthcoming podcast coverage from the Dark and Stormy Book Club, The After Show with McKensie Stewart and Amy Shannon, Writer Writer Pants on Fire, and others.
THE GREATEST HOAX ON EARTH: CATCHING TRUTH WHILE WE CAN
Alan C. Logan
This true crime exposé of conman Frank Abagnale Jr. published in Winter of 2020 to glowing reviews from The US Review of Books, The Feathered Quill, The Portland Book Review, The San Francisco Book Review, IndieReader, The Self-Publishing Review, The Independent Book Review, and BlueInk.
This ongoing campaign has focused on high-ranking true crime YouTubers, with features from Georgia Marie and others, and the author was recently interviewed on WHYY/NPR’s The Pulse.
CRAVING LONDON: CONFESSIONS OF AN INCURABLE ROMANTIC WITH AN INSATIABLE APPETITE
A foodie- and travel-lover’s memoir of living and trying to find love in London, the campaign for this November 2020 release was focused on “bookstagram” posts and excerpts on food-related sites. with over 20 features on Instagram accounts with follower counts ranging from 5,000 to 30,000 and on The Spirited Table and The Savvy Age sites.
PALE MORNING LIGHT WITH VIOLET SWAN
With Mindbuck Media Book Publicity, I aided the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publicity team with the marketing campaign for this literary fiction novel that published October 2020, including sending pitches to over 150 media contacts. This new title from a highly-respected author was featured in 1859 Oregon’s Magazine, Coast Weekend, The Oregonian, and various influential blogs and bookstagram accounts.
This October 2020 release from Apprentice House Publishing was a reader favorite for the year, and was featured on many highly-followed bookstagram accounts as well as in Kirkus, The Masters Review, the New York Journal of Books, Midwest Book Review, MUTHA Magazine, Literary Mama, and The Marin Independent Journal. Campaign with Mindbuck Media Book Publicity.
COOKING FOR HER EYES: TRANSCRIPTION OF A SONATA
Susan Uehara Rakstang
A memoir by a retired Chicago-area architect, this October 2020 debut has been featured or reviewed by Publishers Weekly‘s BookLife, Sweet Lit Journal, Slow Culture Magazine, and Architecture Lab, as well as on various blogs and in Japanese American organization newsletters. Campaign through Mindbuck Media Book Publicity.
I ran the publicity campaign with Mindbuck Media for this January 2021 Texas-set thriller from Palmetto Publishing, which resulted in features with Publishers Weekly‘s BookLife, Texas’s Coast Monthly magazine, Indie Crime Scene, and Hey It’s Carly-Rae! Book Club, as well as with a robust list of local Texas blogs and influential thriller bookstagrammers.
This February 2021 environmental legal thriller from a Pennsylvania environmental lawyer’s campaign was through Mindbuck Media Book Publicity. The author and book have been featured by Good Day PA, Publishers Weekly, Euphony Journal, The Burg, and Dragonfly.eco, as well as multiple influential bookstagrammers, and will be or has been interviewed on the podcasts Stories for Earth, Crime Cafe, The Story Blender, the Writer Types Podcast, and The Charlotte Readers Podcast.
A WEEK AT SURFSIDE BEACH
Pierce Koslosky Jr.
The campaign (through Mindbuck Media) for this collection of short stories, published by Loba Publishing, June 2020, included a highly-publicized giveaway and contest and pitching to over 250 media contacts, resulting in coverage by many influential bookstagrammers, a review by the Midwest Book Review, and features on various blogs and sites, as well as 30+ reviews each on NetGalley and Goodreads.
The campaign for this young adult memoir adaptation from Propriometrics Press included running all social media publicity and pitching reviews and interviews, resulting in a feature in YES! Magazine, Podship Earth, and the Sustainable Dish podcast, and reviews by School Library Journal and Indies Today.
FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES
Alongside publisher powerHouse Books, I helped run this cookbook’s publicity campaign for Mindbuck Media, which included features by The Brooklyn Reporter, News 12 Brooklyn, Zoomer Magazine, the National Italian American Foundation’s Ambassador Magazine, and the “Best New Regional & Cultural Cookbooks for Fall 2019” by Chowhound, as well as reviews by multiple cookbook review blogs.
THE OCEAN IN MY EARS
I project managed the publicity and social media campaign for this YA fiction published by Ooligan Press as part of my master’s degree program. It received a Kirkus starred review; reviews in Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and Booklist; and was featured in “Must-Read YA of 2017” lists by Bustle, BookRiot, and Barnes & Noble alongside Big Five frontlist titles. It was also a Powell’s Staff Pick, part of The Oregonian‘s “2017 Gift Guide for Book Lovers,” and received write-ups in Anchorage Daily News and The Frontiersman.
VETERANS CRISIS HOTLINE
I ran the campaign for this Foreword INDIES & Grace Paley Award-winning collection of stories published by The University of Massachusetts Press. Publicity hits included reviews in the Midwest Book Review, The Tampa Bay Times, and decomP magazine.
25 HOUR CAMPAIGN
Creation of and pitches to a list of 150 media contacts including newspapers, magazines, blogs, “bookstagram” influencers, podcasts, and websites and sustained follow-up to ensure maximum amount of reviews.
50 HOUR CAMPAIGN
Creation of and pitches to a list of 250 media contacts including newspapers, magazines, blogs, “bookstagram” influencers, podcasts, and websites and sustained follow-up to ensure maximum amount of reviews, as well as 1-3 paid guaranteed reviews or promotions (depending on price of services).
Additional $450–$850 to any campaign, depending on package.
Creation of a NetGalley account and included promotions, as well as follow-up emails sent to all downloaders to promote reviews posted on blogs, Amazon, and Goodreads.
Additional $500 to any campaign.
Three-month curation of Twitter and Instagram posts on your personal author profiles, including interactions with potential blurbers and reviewers.
FREE 15-minute phone or video call consultation of publicity/marketing needs. 30 minutes or more will be billed at $40/hr.
5+ years of book publicity experience, including with Mindbuck Media Book Publicity, and a master’s degree in book publishing from Portland State University.
Emily HagenBurger Keough
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