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Linda Mooney
July 4th, 2010, 01:49 PM
Maybe it's because I write romance, but my local newspaper has never (and probably will never) respond whenever I send them a press release about my new releases. Least of all whenever my publisher announces one of my books to be a best seller. They'll print a big write-up about someone who self-publishes a book on local history, but so far nothing I've done (even when I was announced as WCPT's Author of the Year) is good enough for even a one-inch paragraph.

I had a book signing at Hastings yesterday that went fabulously, but I stopped counting how many times people asked where I was from (Ans: Here.), and why haven't they heard of me before? (Ans: It's not for lack of trying!)

Two people who came by worked for the public library system. When they asked if I'd thought about putting some of my books there, I told them I had tried, but no one's ever called back.

Is anyone else having problems getting any kind of local coverage? BashingHead

Bethanne
July 5th, 2010, 12:04 AM
That stinks. :(
Have you considered paying for ad space in the paper?
Too bad about the library too. You can have really awesome librarians, or the churchlady kind--and I don't mean to say all church ladies are not nice, but the combination can be rough. :D

Good luck with it! I know promotion is a big deal and NOT VERY EASY!