Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Media Kit

As promised, the Media Kit.

In all honesty, I did not know what this was. Now don’t get me wrong, I understood what it was supposed to be, without knowing exactly what it should be composed of. Within the space of a week I had heard about, saw one, followed a webinar on it and made my own. Since my book is now on a blog tour, this quickly became a great tool to have on hand. It kept me from having to repeat the same information over and over again, made sure I didn’t leave out any details, and in some cases, offered more info than requested.

OK, so here goes:

            -you should have a professional head shot, (link to the photo in high resolution),

            -your resume (especially if you write non-fiction),

            -your biography,

            -interview topics,

            -media appearances, (links)

            -a high resolution picture of your book,

            -the book blurb,

            -an excerpt from the book,

            -other people’s comments, reviews and recommendations,

            -the link to your book trailer,

            -contact info: email, facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, blog, web page, etc.

            -purchase links: Amazon, B&N, Chapters, etc.

Add to it as you see fit. The idea is to have an instant package that can be shipped off in a matter of seconds.
You will not regret the time spent on this. You end up with a professional tool that will quickly become indispensible.


  1. thanks so much for this, Deb. I'll get started on it right away. Do you save everything in a folder on your computer or an e-mail with all attachments and links?

  2. On my computer. I find it easier to add or change things this way.

  3. Thank you Debbie I have to start getting things together.

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  5. This is a great post :) Thank you!