Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Real Costs of Self-Publishing a Book

Beverly Bambury/ May 25, 2013/ cover art, editing, Publicity, self-publishing/ 3 comments

If you missed PBS Mediashift’s piece on the costs of professional quality self-publishing, it’s a real eye-opener. Read it here: http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2013/05/the-real-costs-of-self-publishing-book. Go on. I’ll wait. So what did you think? I am sure the high end prices were a little frightening, but notice that there are lower end prices, too. If you think you can’t afford an editor, don’t go without.

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The Power of Default Choices: Psychology, Influence, and Bank of America

Beverly Bambury/ May 20, 2013/ Marketing, Psychology/ 0 comments

This is another originally posted on elsewords.com. This is a favourite of mine, combining some of my consumer interests and media literacy interests. Update: It looks like reports like the one I discuss below have led to another solution. Some cursory info here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/31/foreclosure-review_n_2389431.html. I was browsing my beloved Consumerist the other day when I came across this piece: Bank Of America Provided Cheat Sheet

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How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Product Placement

Beverly Bambury/ May 16, 2013/ Ads in Books, Advertising, Marketing, Product Placement, Product Placement in Books/ 0 comments

Until recently I thought of product placement as the corporate sponsorship only of movies and television. In the past I, like many, railed against it as the destroyer of all things creative and I never would have seen product placement in books. It made me want to watch only the indiest of indie films. It made me want to make

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Comic Books: Marketing Leads to Creative Storytelling

Beverly Bambury/ May 16, 2013/ Marketing, Publicity, Transmedia/ 0 comments

Today I offer this delightfully informative blog post by Kendall Whitehouse (Wharton School’s tech and media blogger) about transmedia and how it relates to marketing and publicity for comic books.Transmedia: this is a term I’ve only seen around for a few years, and I haven’t been to any panels or done in-depth research yet; however, it’s a concept that appeals to me

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More Book Publicity Info: Rates, Advice, and Services

Beverly Bambury/ May 16, 2013/ Facebook, Publicity, Rates/Fees/ 0 comments

I started a new Facebook page recently for Beverly Bambury Publicity, and I’ve been using it to share advice, information about my clients’ books and appearances, and information about what my fees are to do it. You can follow the page by clicking like, or I’ll occasionally do round-up posts of the useful advice and info here on the blog. This is

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