Making your book newsworthy = ongoing sales!

Making your book newsworthy is all about being a news junky! Keep your eyes and ears to the ground for anything in the news that may relate to your story or book. Even old books can gain a new lease on life if you can find a good angle that people are interested in NOW!

The topic may only be vaguely related to your story but that doesn't matter; it's all in the wording. Pull out the issues your story has raised and connect them with the news story. If a news story is topical people want to find out more. If people want to know more about it, the media will run the story.

Here are some examples that some authors have used recently:

The Greenfield Legacy by Meredith Resce, Paula Vince, Rose Dee and Amanda Deed, is a story about four women and the aftermath of forced adoption in the '60s. The press release was written and sent out during the time the Federal and State Governments made an official apology to those affected by forced adoption policies.

Coming Home by Sharon McGuinness, is a children's book about a child coming to terms with her father's depression. This book was released during Mental Health Month (October).

Bethlehem's Warrior Baby by Ray Hawkins, takes a closer look at the Christmas story. It was released and promoted in the lead up to Christmas.

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