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5 Elements Independent Authors Must Include in their Press Kits

Jun 19, 2013, 13:24 ET from PR Newswire Association LLC

NEW YORK, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As a new author or even a veteran writer there is no sense of satisfaction greater than publishing your own book. Since most books won't sell themselves, as an independent author you must now focus on developing a book marketing strategy in order to actively promote your book and you.



PR Newswire contributing author Heather Wied believes that the basis of any good marketing strategy is to have a solid press kit assembled and ready to distribute to a number of different media contacts.  In the latest article on PR Newswire's PR Toolkit, "5 Essential Elements for an Indie Author's Press [Media] Kit," Wied delves into the must-haves of any independent author's press kit. From investing time in creating a captivating bio, to hiring a professional photographer for a headshot, and showcasing your previous works, Wied explains how this simple tool can be the driving force behind a successful book promotion campaign.

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