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),
-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.