Friday, May 2, 2014

Hey K.B.! What should be in my media kit?

Media Kits

A few days ago I posted on my Facebook profile inviting other authors to send me their cover reveals, new releases, and giveaways for added promotion. Because extra promotion never hurt anyone's work . I would post their material here on my review blog. I asked that all authors send me in an email, what they wanted promoted and asked them to include a media kit. That makes my life easier than tracking down covers, blurbs, links, and author info. Especially since I was offering to do them a favor <3
I was a little shocked as I began receiving emails at just how many authors didn't know what a media kit was or what it included. So, I thought that I would take this opportunity to let authors out there that may not be aware of what a media kit was, or those that were too afraid to ask.

What should be included in a well prepared media kit?
  • Media kits should always be prepared in a Word Doc, or another program that is compatible.
  • Approved Author Picture
  • Author Biography
  • All of the covers of your books
  • All of your book blurbs
  • All of the links to purchase your books
  • All of the links that fans can stalk you on
  • Book Trailers
  • Excerpts
  • And, any promotional graphics. 

As you can see, it's really quite simple, but still one of those things that a large majority of new authors, and a few seasoned authors don't know about.

A media kit makes things very easy on you, AND all reviewers and bloggers helping to promote you. Since we want to ensure further dealings with our blogger friends, a media kit is a handy-dandy thing to have ready to go.

As always, until next time...