I’d bet you 20 bucks that most authors reading this wouldn’t be willing to do what a gutsy, energetic indie author did this month.
Publicity expert Joan Stewart, aka The Publicity Hound, has mentored, worked with and taught more than 50,000 authors, speakers, experts, CEOs and small business owners how to get thousands of dollars in free publicity and tell their story to the world, on their own, without a $10,000 publicist.
She's a contributing writer for The Book Designer and Entrepreneur.com.
A former newspaper editor, Joan shows you how to use free publicity to establish your credibility, enhance your reputation, position yourself as an expert, and sell more books, products and services. Her clients have pitched themselves to get publicity on the front page of The Wall Street Journal, the "Today" show and in hundreds of print and broadcast media outlets.
The Publicity Hound website and blog include more than 2,000 articles on all aspects of free publicity. You can find several thousand more tips in the archives of her popular email newsletter, The Publicity Hound's Tips of the Week. You can subscribe to her snack-size tips, delivered every Tuesday and Saturday.
Joan is a board member of Author U, a non-profit membership community of authors, writers and publishers. She's also a faculty member aboard the annual Publishing at Sea cruises.
Under The Publicity Hound brand, she has written five books and created more than 150 training tools, from the popular Quick & Easy Media Kit Templates for authors to special reports and video courses in The Publicity Hound Shop.
She is quoted in more than 60 books on marketing, public relations and small business. When Joan isn't writing or teaching, she indulges in her guilty pleasure: eating gourmet popcorn while reading The National Enquirer.
Books by Joan Stewart
How to be a Kick-butt Publicity Hound, 4th Edition available on Amazon.
How to Hire the Perfect Publicist, 2nd Edition available on Amazon.
Quick & Easy Media Kit Templates available at Authortoolkits.com
The Best of the Publicity Hound's Tips of the Week of 2016 available on Amazon.
The Best of The Publicity Hound's Tips of the Week of 2015 available on Amazon.
The Best of the Publicity Hound's Tips of the Week of 2014 available on Amazon.
Quick & Easy Ways to Pitch Your Book available at Author Toolkits.
Press Release Masterclass available at Author Toolkits.
Quick & Easy Blog Post Templates available at Author Toolkits.
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