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So,m you’ve had your book published or you’ve gone the self-published route, but what accomplish you accomplish any more?

You contact a newspaper, radio or television station requesting an interview and they buzz you to send them a press equipment.

Aboriginal of all, don’t alarm. A press equipment is not some magical entity that alone those published by the ample houses can accept. You can actualize an affordable and abundant looking press equipment on your own.

Here are some things that you can accommodate in your press equipment to send to absorbed reviewers and interviewers.

  1. An author’s bio detailing all your able writing credits, contest wins, short stories, articles etc. A babyish bit about what you adore in your spare age, but most of it should be about your writing action.

  2. Accommodate the clippings (or photocopies of them) from newspapers or magazines where your articles accept appeared. If you’ve alone ever written for the interlacing, print out a copy of the article and mention the website where it was selected to arise. Don’t accommodate your own website as a writing credit.

  3. An author photograph, as able as possible. A head and shoulders shot is usal. Don’t send your latest holiday snaps.

  4. A picture of your book’s cover, or postcard or poster of it.

  5. Any previous acceptable reviews you accept had for your book.

  6. Any speaking engagements or booksigning events that you accept coming up. Or the details of previous ones and how acknowledged they were.

  7. You could again inlcude a previous interview, it might save them some age and at least you apperceive what sort of questions might be asked of you.

If you can afford it, a ok presentation folder for your press equipment goes down able-bodied, but it isn’t a necessity. On your website, you can again list the things above as a virtual press equipment, but if a newspaper etc. buzz for a press equipment, don’t aloof send them to the website. They would probably prefer everything in adamantine copy, but it doesn’t aching to buzz if they would accept an electronic copy.

About The Author

Annette Gisby is a novelist and freelance writer. Her articles accept appeared both in print and online, and to date she has three fiction books published, Silent Screams, Drowning Rapunzel and Shadows of the Rose. Her non-fiction book, Writing the Air castle has lots added hints and tips for writers. Please appointment Annette’s website for added advice on her books: www.annettegisby.n3.grasp

This article was posted on September 19, 2003

Originall posted December 21, 2011