There’s a new alternative to hiring a publicist

Beverly Bambury/ December 21, 2020/ Announcements, author services, Book Marketing, Budget, comic creators, Comic Marketing, DIY, Marketing, Public Relations, Publicity, Rates/Fees, Self-Promotion, self-publishing, Service Highlight, Useful Stuff, writers/ 0 comments

I recently launched a coaching program where for anywhere from $5 USD to $75 USD per month you have access to a publicist to help guide you as you do your own marketing and publicity for your work. OK. I admit it still involves me, a publicist. But this is something more affordable for everyone and I love that it’s an option now! Anyway, it’s pretty new, but already have 13 subscribers and we’ve gone over all kinds of stuff from what authors should have on their website, to organic social media growth, to the ideal timeline for promoting your book. We have coaching sessions several times a month, depending on the level at which you join. It’s been going great and helping authors

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Self-Promotion for Authors and Comic Creators Webinar Update: Timing Survey

Beverly Bambury/ March 3, 2014/ authors, comic creators, DIY, Self-Promotion, survey, Timing, webinar, writers/ 0 comments

Hi, all! I am planning that webinar on self-promotion for writers and comic creators sometime this month. It’s an update and expansion on the free talk I gave at SFContario this past fall. I plan to charge somewhere in the neighbourhood of $15 for the session, which I expect to take 1.5 to 2 hours. If you’re potentially interested in this, take this survey to help me get an idea of the best day and time to run a session. I’l consider two sessions if necessary, or even more, depending on response, so tell me what works for you and I’ll make a schedule late this week. Anyhow, here’s the survey for your radio button-clicking convenience: Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey ,

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Self Publishing Comics Panel Report: A Guest Post by Ricky Lima

Beverly Bambury/ February 22, 2014/ comic creators, comics, Conventions, DIY, Guest Post, Marketing, Self-Promotion, self-publishing/ 0 comments

This past January there was a comics self-publishing event at PAMA (a local art gallery and historical archive). On the panel were Sanya Anwar (Site | Twitter), Ricky Lima (Facebook | Twitter), Jason Loo (Site | Twitter), and David Bishop (Facebook | Twitter).  I was unfortunately unable to make the event, so I asked Ricky to tell me about it in the form of the guest blog post you are about to read. I hope you enjoy it, and let me know if there are similar events in your city you might like to report on.  Bishop, Loo, Anwar, Lima (L-R)Photo credit: Stadium Comics Peel Art Gallery, Museum, and Archive is hosting an exhibit dedicated to graphic story telling. The gallery has an awesome collection

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Amazon Exclusivity and KDP Select: Book Marketing without B.S. #7

Beverly Bambury/ December 23, 2013/ author services, BookMarketingWithoutBS, Budget, comic creators, DIY, Publishing, self-publishing, Useful Stuff, writers/ 3 comments

Book Marketing without B.S. is a weekly publicity and marketing advice column for writers and other creators who prefer a realistic, clear, and no-nonsense approach. My goal is to help you cut through the bullshit with direct, understandable advice you won’t be embarrassed to follow. Send your questions to beverly@beverlybambury.com. Once I began working independently of a publisher, I ran into an issue that I hadn’t dealt with before: exclusivity with Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Select program. From a publicity perspective I found it frustrating, as I have contacts affiliated with other book-buying outlets and I am unable to call on them in exclusivity situations. Why would they help with a book they can’t sell, after all? Still, I know it is more complicated

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Social Media for the Misanthropic and the Anti-Social: Book Marketing without B.S. #2

Beverly Bambury/ November 7, 2013/ authors, BookMarketingWithoutBS, comic creators, DIY, Self-Promotion, Social Skills, Twitter, writers/ 3 comments

Book Marketing without B.S. is a weekly publicity and marketing advice column for writers and other creators who prefer a realistic, clear, and no-nonsense approach. My goal is to help you cut through the bullshit with direct, understandable advice you won’t be embarrassed to follow. Send your questions to beverly@beverlybambury.com. One of the best things about being a publicist, is that I get to do all the social, extrovert, asking-for-things work that my clients usually don’t want to do. I get to give them more time to create, and take away the stress of putting themselves directly out there. Also, given that my clients are overwhelmingly writers of dark fiction of some kind or another, they’re frequently put off by other social media tone

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