Posts Tagged ‘book publicity’

Baltimore Book Festival, Refer a Friend Promo, What Is Book Publicity? Tips, and more!

September 20, 2012


Baltimore Book Festival

Do you follow us on Facebook or Twitter? We have a lot going on lately! We’re so excited to be heading to the Baltimore Book Festival Sept 28-30! There, we’ll be sharing information on our three different membership options and the benefits to being on board with

Do You Know the Difference?
Right now, we’re preparing useful give-aways for you, so stop by our table! Many of you that we’ve connected with on social networks will be at the festival, and we’re excited to meet with you and chat. In fact, we’re so excited that we are currently offering a special “Refer a Friend” promo for you, and following the festival we will have upcoming discounts and contests, so keep an eye out for that! We’d love to know– will you be attending the event? We’d love to see you there!

Refer a Friend
Recently, we’ve been adding more public book marketing tips to our forum as well as full publicity articles for our premium members.. Our new post is all about book publicity— and who couldn’t use some marketing tips? Anyone can sign up for a FREE lifetime account to read and chat on the forum. We’d love to hear from you there and on our other pages. Head over to our social networks!

ImageSee? Marketing can be funny, too!



We Know You Like Promos!

September 10, 2012


We Do! You Do.


Poetry and PR with Jeannine Hall Gailey #YDPoetry

September 9, 2012

@YouDoPR @webbish6

Tonight’s the night! Chat with us on Twitter @YouDoPR and @Webbish6 with the hashtag #YDPoetry to talk everything about poetry, PR, Jeannine, marketing, and more! Following the chat, we will be providing resources for poets in helping them market their work!

Event info:

Twitter Contest Update: What exactly is book publicity?

September 6, 2012

Remember our recent Twitter Contest? Our first winner, David Smith, has been using our service recently, and gratefully included us in his newsletter, the Heritage Writer’s Guild. We included a newsletter snippet to show you what does, and to get writers like you interested in this monthly resource for authors!

We loved David Smith’s response to book publicity so much, that we extended the contest time. We decided to move our winner from a “serious” contestant’s definition to a “funny” one! With that said, our second contest winner for a free one-month premium membership with is fiction writer Carol White, whom we featured on the original post. Congratulations! Please use the contact form to get in touch and start your book marketing with us!

Naturally, we wante to include our personal YouDoPR definition of book publicity:

Book publicity is the use of the media — radio, TV, newspapers, magazines, and online outlets — as a conduit to spread word of a book and author to the public or special interest market segments. In it’s purest form, it is a classic “you scratch their back, they scratch yours” arrangement. If a media contact (producer, editors, etc.) is presented with quality information and a good topic from a book, they will set up an interview or run a print story about the topic and your book will be “plugged”. In short — you give them story or interview ideas, they will reciprocate by providing a venue to promote your book.

Let us know what you think about book publicity in the comments!

PS: We have a great virtual event for writers coming up. Like poetry? Check it out!

Twitter Contest: What exactly is Book Publicity?

August 20, 2012

Over the weekend, we decided to give away two premium memberships for free in a creative writing contest. Any time between Friday and Sunday (8/17-19), people in our social media circles just had to send a tweet @YouDoPR or post a comment on our Facebook thread on their definition of book publicity. Check out our results below to see our first and second place winners!


The various responses from Twitter and Facebook created some excellent starting points for discourse on the book publicity industry. While we were anticipating serious feedback, some of the definitions had us laughing in the office, with entries providing such surprisingly playful remarks.


While we loved all of our submissions, we were particularly impressed with David Smith’s succinct definition on book publicity. Congratulations on being our first-place winner in receiving a free 1-month premium membership from, David! To get started, please contact us on our website. David’s premium membership includes a monthly 100 media outlet list, 500 contact press release distribution, NetGalley showcase, social media visibility, and more! Are you curious on what he had to say about book publicity?


I bet you’re wondering who our second winner is? Keep tuned in and we’ll let you know soon! We want to thank everyone who participated in this conversation on book publicity. Since we received so many different perspectives, who really knows what book publicity is? CEO Dan Smith of recently bunked popular book publicity myths to enlighten those that are new to the book marketing industry. He has been in the industry for 15+ years and has written several articles on how to maximize your publicity as an author. Authors, publishing groups, and writer’s circles need publicity, so where do they get their start? You can sign up as a free member to see our articles, monthly newsletter, marketing tips, and more here.

Who do you think had the best definition in our twitter contest? Share your definition in the comments! Who knows, maybe you’ll end up winning a premium membership with YouDoPR!