The Writer’s Media Kit

I’ve been doing a bunch of guest posts for IMPERIUM’s book tour, and I found I was emailing out the same information over and over again to each person on the tour. So I finally got smart and put all the commonly requested info into a zip file that I could just attach to an email.

Here’s what my kit includes:

  • Author bio (including website, Twitter handle and other social media info)
  • Author photo
  • Book cover art
  • Book excerpt
  • Book blurb
  • Links where people can buy the book

I took all those items and used 7-zip to create a zip file. You can use other tools, but I’ve found 7-zip gives the best compression. Plus it’s free, which is always a good thing.

Now, when a blogger or reviewer asks me for information around my book, I can just shoot off my trusty media kit and be confident that they’ve got all the info they’ll need.

If you’re a writer, what other bits of info do you include in your media kits? If you’re a reviewer or blogger, are there other things you often ask writers for? Sound off in the comments.

BLB Book Tour

I’m very excited to announce that I’ve got a book tour starting in September. There will be giveaways, guest posts & excerpts from IMPERIUM. The schedule is below. Enjoy!
9/1 – review @ Books Glorious Books
9/8 – review @ Fameless Ramblings
9/8 – giveaway @ Books Glorious Books
9/12 – guest post @ Jagged Edge Reviews
9/13 – review @ Owl Tell You About It
9/13 – review @ Jagged Edge Reviews
9/14 – giveaway @ Owl Tell You About It
9/15 – review @ Keeping Up With The Rheinlanders
9/17 – review @ The Phantom Paragrapher
9/18 – guest post @ The Phantom Paragrapher
9/19 – review @ It’s All About Books
9/20 – excerpt @ Keeping Up With The Rheinlanders
9/21 – guest post @ It’s All About Books
9/25 – review @ Aobibliosphere
9/28 – giveaway @ Aobibliosphere
9/28 – review @ Sara Is Reading What?
9/30 – excerpt @ Sara Is Reading What?