The MeMeMe Authors Press Room
A writer wears many hats. Writing is the “fun” hat. If you love writing, you enjoy the activity, the planning, the creativity and the stress of developing your story/poetry or characters in your piece. Along with the fun must come the responsibility of promoting your work, selling your articles, books, poetry, etc.
I have stressed the importance of every writer/author having a website. The website is the vein to your existence, the Who’s Who of the website. The site is how the followers, readers, and future purchasers of your work will connect with you and witness you evolving from an unknown writer to someone they follow and hopefully purchase every creative bite you release.
The Authors Press Room is part of you – An extension of you that answers all the questions of who you are, where you came from, and where you’re heading. The Authors Press Room releases more information about you that you care to think about, but all of it good.
What should your Authors Press Room include:
- Information provided on the cover of your book: This information should be approximately 2-3 short paragraphs. It is a tool that exposes you to publications, other writers, media gatekeepers, bloggers, reporters, and producers. The information publicizes you and your talent. You can refer to it as the “MeMeMe Release.”
- This release isn’t your life history exposing every nano-secret you have. Read other bios on the book jackets or websites to get an idea of “what’s in a bio, and what’s out.”
- Ensure your content is SEO (search engine optimization) enhanced. SEO is your gateway to exposure on the internet. Title the section on your website as “Press Release.” “Media Materials,” “Author’s Bio and Info.” Anything that can easily be identified by journalists, magazines, newspapers and reporters will help search engines zoom in on you. You must be the megaphone for your writing.
- Ensure your bio includes a picture of you that newspapers and journalists can grab and add to their copy.
- Add a brief objective description of your work, book, the website of what you hope to bring to your readers and followers. To become recognized as one of the “best sellers” your book must sell more than 10,000 books in the first two weeks.
- Include in your bio your education, brief description of your work experience, writing acclaims, style/genre, your writing education or training you have provide others.
- Include a copy of your book cover in your Press Room to view and download.
- Also, create a list of downloadable files from your Authors Press Room to make it easy for newspaper journalists, magazine article writers, and bloggers to have the correct information you wish released.
- You can also create a list of commonly asked questions of authors, and provide the answers.
- Include your contact information so that you can be easily reached for additional information.