How to contact your local newspaper about your book signing

USNPL LogoYour book has been published, and you’ve arranged to do a signing at your local bookstore. Congratulations!

But now you need to get the word out, because you sure don’t want to sit there by yourself for two hours. Yes, you should tweet about it on Twitter and post an event on your Facebook page, but you’ll also want to let as many local folks in the community know about the signing as well — and one of the best ways to do that is to contact the local newspaper for the bookstore. How do you find out what newspaper covers the area for the bookstore? Why, you can use this handy-dandy list of newspaper contacts. Continue reading

Things worth doing

Okay, so my last post was kind of a downer because I talked about “what not to do.” That’s always sobering. Today is the day before Turkey Day in the US, so I wanted to post a few positives going into the long weekend.

I want to talk about what one new author is doing RIGHT… and doing very, very well.

First, I want to mention that this is a brand new, never-before published author. A newbie. The kind of author VT specializes in. So everything I’m saying here is meant to truly inspire you, because she is just amazing. Continue reading