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By: Marika Flatt on September 15, 2021

Adapting Your Book into a Screenplay

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This article was written by Oliver Tuthill and Tara Walker, professional screenplay writers who work with book authors to adapt their book into a commercial screenplay. Tuthill and Walker are also successful film producers who are currently producing their latest client’s story, about an Alzheimer’s doctor, into a feature film. They can be reached at…

By: Marika Flatt on July 10, 2020

5 Tips for Being an Expert on Camera

Digital Relevancy | Traditional Book Publicity

For some of us, being in front of the camera is a challenge. Many authors find it difficult to translate their writing skills into being savvy on air. However, the good news is that with just a few tips, you can be comfortable on camera, too, just like pros you’ll find on TV and other…

By: Marika Flatt on October 9, 2019

5 Publicity Tips for Indie Authors: October 12 celebrates Indie Author Day

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October 12th is Indie Author Day! Because the market is flooded, it can be challenging for indie (and traditionally published) authors to gain publicity for their books. Your book might be phenomenal, but it won’t matter if you don’t get it into hands of readers.  Luckily, there are some easy steps that indie authors can…

By: Marika Flatt on August 10, 2021

Six Tactics to Think Like an Entrepreneurial Author

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We are pleased to feature this article written by David Hancock, founder of Morgan James Publishing, a publishing company that blends traditional book publishing with the flexibility and authorial engagement of self-publishing.   I firmly believe that book publishing, like any other business, needs to be shaken by a revolution from time to time. The…

By: Marika Flatt on July 20, 2021

Early Reviews & Their Influence

Traditional Book Publicity

Publicizing new books is often based on momentum. The more traction a book or author gets early on, the more it will snowball into something larger later down the line. One of the most common ways to be noticed by a larger audience is through book reviews.   Why Early Reviews Matter People are more…

By: Marika Flatt on June 30, 2021

How Book Awards Can Help You Reach a Wider Audience

Traditional Book Publicity

An often-overlooked tool of book marketing are book awards. Book awards not only are a way to make your book more appealing, but they will also allow more people to see it. Even just nominations for book awards can help your book and your name gain more traction. How Book Awards Work: Most book awards…

By: Marika Flatt on June 1, 2021

PR Trends That Are Predicted to Shape the Industry

Digital Relevancy | Traditional Book Publicity

The past year has brought about many changes, new practices, and ideas to the world of public relations. Many businesses have had to pivot their business capabilities to meet the new needs of clients, thus forcing anyone using public relations tactics to build an audience and brand to rethink their strategies in order to thrive…

By: Marika Flatt on May 17, 2021

Welcome to the Club!

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There is a new exclusive club in the social media world and it’s called Clubhouse, an audio-only social media platform. This is your inside scoop about the platform, which is known for its conversation and invite-only status, as well as how you, as authors, can take advantage of it.  Here’s how Clubhouse works… After receiving…

By: Marika Flatt on April 29, 2021

Water Your Accounts and Watch Their Organic Reach and Engagement Grow!

Digital Relevancy | Social Media

Just like with gardening, growing an online social media presence takes time and effort before it blossoms from a planted seed to a beautiful flower. This can often lead to frustration and questioning of whether your efforts are actually working. In the pay-to-play social media world we are living in, it can be easy to…

By: Marika Flatt on April 9, 2021

Outstanding Austin Communicator 2021

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Honored to be named Outstanding Austin Communicator 2021 From Marika Flatt, founder of PR by the Book I’m so very honored to receive this award from Women Communicators of Austin (WCA), an organization that’s near and dear to my heart. As I reflect back on my 24-year career, I see WCA threaded throughout all the…

By: Marika Flatt on March 9, 2021

Using Festivals and Other Opportunities to Your Advantage

Digital Relevancy | Traditional Book Publicity

For an author, book festivals serve a multitude of purposes. Booths and tables are available, usually for a set fee, for the purpose of selling and marketing your books. With an attractive display and a good supply of promotional items to hand out, you’ll benefit from both sales and exposure. Your display might also draw…

By: Marika Flatt on March 9, 2021

The Importance of Public Speaking for Authors

Traditional Book Publicity

Another aspect of being an author is public speaking. Very few authors make a living on writing alone; most never quit their day jobs. However, it is possible to expand your income opportunities through public speaking. Public speaking. Those words often strike fear in the heart of an author. It’s bad enough we have to…

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