Writing essays and feature stories for print and online media outlets is one of the best ways to get known before your book is published and to promote your book once it hits the market. Well-written articles can establish your expertise, curate an audience, increase book sales, and lead to more opportunities. In this session, you will discover how to find a sizzling topic related to your book and get tips on successfully pitching editors—including locating their often hidden contact information. You will also learn how to structure and write essays and articles, so they create a buzz that benefits your book. The skills and tools presented are those used by the presenter to help her clients land bylines in national media outlets, noteworthy regional publications, and beloved literary magazines.
Joey Garcia is an editor and author platform coach. She helps writers get known while they’re writing their book, so when it’s published, there’s an audience waiting to read it. Joey’s clients have been interviewed by, or have bylines in, The Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian magazine, Ms. magazine, CNN, and The Tamron Hall Show, among others. Joey is the indie author of When Your Heart Breaks and It’s Opening to Love and has been a featured Relationship Expert in HuffPost, USA Today, Deutsche Welle, KVIE public television, Global Woman TV Sweden, Australia’s Ticker News and Slate’s Dear Prudence podcast. In 2017, Joey established the first-ever literary fellowship in Belize, her birthplace. She also partners with literary agents to co-lead an annual retreat in Belize for writers from all over the world. www.joeygarcia.com