Why you need an RSS reader (and how to set it up)
For those of you who have not yet set up RSS readers because you think it’s too complicated / don’t have time to set one up / have no idea what I’m talking about, check out ReadWriteWeb‘s “Ode to RSS.” This RSS 101 explains why you would want an RSS reader (it’s easier to follow blogs and podcasts), allows you to click through directly to Google Reader in the post so you can open up an account immediately (Bloglines and Newsgator are other RSS readers) and includes links to other RWW posts that explain how to get the most out of RSS.
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Fall 2012: I’ve really enjoyed writing about book publicity and meeting (0nline and in person) writers, publicists, editors, agents and others in the publishing industry, but I’ve — reluctantly — come to the conclusion that I just don’t have the time to maintain this blog.
I imagine there is some information that will remain the same and that will remain useful, but there is much more that is or will become out of date, so please keep that in mind if you find yourself perusing my posts.
For some time now, I’ve closely followed a lot of very informative sites about media and about the publishing industry. Since I find myself quite voluble at times about issues that pertain to my job in the publicity department at a large publishing house, I thought I’d set up a book publicity blog. The purpose of this blog is provide tips, primarily, but also information about publishing / marketing trends that will help book publicists — and hopefully others in media and publishing — do our jobs with greater ease and efficiency. Please note that the opinions expressed on this blog are my own, not those of my company.
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- Facebook profile or fan page? Who should set it up -- author? Publisher?
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- What to include on author websites
- What authors (and venues) need to know about scheduling book talks / signings
- In-house vs. freelance book publicists
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