On today’s episode I chat to Millie Seaward, publicist for Little, Brown, about the art of getting books to readers.
She answers questions like:
– what kinds of books are easiest to sell?
– what types of books get most reviews?
– what makes a book an ‘event’?
– what’s a blog tour and is it worth it?
– what types of publicity sell the most books?
If you’d like to support me, the podcast and all the things I’m putting out into the world, if you like what I do and would like me to do more of it, and if you’d like to be the first to read my brand new novel, please help me by pre-ordering a copy of THE ICE HOUSE. It’s got an old lady pulled out of retirement for one last job, a 400-year-old forensic pathologist field medic battle nun looking to bring down an empire, psychedelics, dungeon crawls, jungle adventures, a locked-room murder mystery, intrigue, romance, minotaurs, a secret testing facility, giant sentient beetles, immortal mutant aristocrats, knife fights, an angel, larceny and ancient menaces rising from the depths. You’re going to dig it and it helps me so much. Here are some places you can order now:
Mr B’s Emporium are an indie bookstore who deliver worldwide – I’ll sign all pre-ordered copies from here.
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