What’s in your MEDIA KIT?

Nina Soden

So, as an author, one of your greatest tools is your media kit.

media-kit-checklist

At least that is what I have been told. A media kit is a marketing tool used to sell not only your book(s) but yourself – as an author. Remember – You are not gearing your media kit to readers, your media kit is designed to attract potential agents, publishers, book retailers and interviewers (bloggers, radio, magazine, newspaper, etc.). I have read many – MANY – articles about what an author should include in a media kit. Everything from author head-shots with bios to full-length copies of your printed books. I have weeded through all the information I have found and have settled on the following list of items I plan to include in my media kit.

….Drum Roll Please….

Nope… wait a second. I’d like an opinion first. I had thought about doing two media kids…

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Anti-Social Media (a book review)

Thank you so much to Mojofiction (www.mojofiction.com) for taking the time to read and review my book. Here is the review xx

MojoFiction

Anti-Social Media All publicity is good publicity…

The novel Anti-Social Media, by first-time author Kate Beth Heywood, describes itself as “savagely funny.” In its own unique way, that statement is entirely true. But let’s get to that later. First, what is this novel about?

Constance Anderson is a young woman living out her dreams in the UK. In other words, she is an aspiring screenwriter with no screenplay and no real prospects at selling one. She has no job, a boyfriend she’s fed up with, and a whole 23 Twitter followers, most of whom are of the “we can help you grow your Twitter base if you just…” variety. Yeah, it’s the dream. When superstar actress Jennifer Roberts follows Constance on Twitter, she’s rocketed to fame literally overnight. As the sharks circle in, hoping to use Constance to bite into their piece of fame and fortune, she has to decide if she really wants that life or not.

Jennifer…

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Mars Bar Anyone?

It’s been just over a month since I self-published my first novel, Anti-Social Media, and the random sales are just starting to drip in and every single one is still exciting for me. I think we all start with dreams of waking up and hoping that overnight we went viral but in reality, there’s a big fat zero.

Today I excitedly told my husband that yesterday somebody had bought my book through Kindle Unlimited, and another again today. He was genuinely pleased for me and then said, ‘at this rate by the end of the year, you’ll be able to buy a Mars Bar.’ Bastard.

It’s not quite as bad as all that, but not far off. Any dreams I once had of making money from this first book have dissipated over the past month and I’m more than happy with that. I’ve found that I’m more excited about the fact that some people actually want to read my book than the fact that there may be some money in it for me.

Naturally, however, I’d be seriously fucked off if I didn’t start to make some big bucks with my next novel – I’m not a flippin’ saint! But dragging myself reluctantly back to the real world I know I need to build up a catalogue of work behind me first.

For now, I’ll settle for that Mars Bar. And I might even have enough to get my husband one too.

FREE TO DOWNLOAD ALL EASTER WEEKEND ON AMAZON – Anti-Social Media by Kate Beth Heywood

Kate Beth Heywood

My novel – Anti-Social Media- is free to download on Amazon all this weekend so please download your copy! And if you want to add it to your ‘Want to Read’ list on Goodreads, I won’t complain 🙂

Here is the link to the free download: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Anti-Social-Media-Kate-Beth-Heywood-ebook/dp/B00UHZXISO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1428157254&sr=8-1&keywords=anti+social+media

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Anti-Social-Media-Kate-Beth-Heywood-ebook/dp/B00UHZXISO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1428157254&sr=8-1&keywords=anti+social+media

And there’s a nice pic of the front cover attached to this post, just so you know you’re in the right place.

Naturally, I’d be cock-a-hoop if you also wanted to leave me reviews on Goodreads and Amazon so don’t hold back if the fancy takes you 🙂

Thanks for reading (both this post, and hopefully, my book.)

Kate

p.s. If you’ve got any comments about my cover, I’d love to hear them.

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FREE TO DOWNLOAD ALL EASTER WEEKEND ON AMAZON – Anti-Social Media by Kate Beth Heywood

My novel – Anti-Social Media- is free to download on Amazon all this weekend so please download your copy! And if you want to add it to your ‘Want to Read’ list on Goodreads, I won’t complain 🙂

Here is the link to the free download: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Anti-Social-Media-Kate-Beth-Heywood-ebook/dp/B00UHZXISO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1428157254&sr=8-1&keywords=anti+social+media

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Anti-Social-Media-Kate-Beth-Heywood-ebook/dp/B00UHZXISO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1428157254&sr=8-1&keywords=anti+social+media

And there’s a nice pic of the front cover attached to this post, just so you know you’re in the right place.

Naturally, I’d be cock-a-hoop if you also wanted to leave me reviews on Goodreads and Amazon so don’t hold back if the fancy takes you 🙂

Thanks for reading (both this post, and hopefully, my book.)

Kate

p.s. If you’ve got any comments about my cover, I’d love to hear them.

The Payday Sale??

I’m quite likely a little late to the party on this one but at the end of last week I was inundated with emails and adverts for Payday Sales!

Groupon, Boohoo, Debenhams, eBay, House of Fraser, Jane Norman, and The Book People are just a few of the cheeky beggars that I received messages from and/or saw adverts online from enticing workers to spend their hard-earned cash on unnecessary crap.  And that’s just the emails I haven’t deleted already.

Is this now the norm? Payday used to be about (in my early twenties) going out for (quite) a few drinks, then when I got older, it was about going food shopping to fill the desperately empty cupboards.  Going shopping for clothes, or books, or buying falconry experiences, fish foot spas, or new bedlinen (thank you, Groupon – I am guilty of the first two) were not really hot on the list. They were things that could wait a few days and weren’t, you know, desperately on the agenda.

I hate how cynical the world is. Payday sales! The entire concept is horrible! Hey! It’s payday! Come and spend all your (limited) spare cash on crap you don’t need! Woohoo!

NO! JUST NO!

Despite all the so-called great news coming from Osborne and Cameron, there are so many people who can’t afford the basics of life – food and shelter. And they don’t need cynical companies trying to steal their few spare pennies out from under their noses.