Since 2006 we have worked with several of Harlequin's bestselling authors, such as Diana Palmer. Our goal this year was to help launch four of Harlequin's authors to the next level through a combination of our radio and internet campaigns. Our internet campaigns not only target bloggers for reviews and interviews but we also teach authors how to utilize social media - from Twitter to Facebook in order to increase their fan base. The authors ranged in genre from romance to chick lit to mystery/suspense. Some of the authors were already well established and others were on the path to being bestsellers. All of them though, took their internet presence to another level through our campaigns.
PTA has now promoted the last five of Diana Palmer's books through a combination of radio tours, local television, author appearances and most recently an online/blog outreach. PTA blanketed her local media market of Atlanta, arranging several television interviews along with four book signings. For the first time, we added the additional element of blogger outreach to her traditional radio and local media campaign. In addition to 25 top radio stations, Diana guest blogged and was reviewed on over 35 sites.
INTERNET PLACEMENT HIGHLIGHTS FOR DIANA PALMER:
Thank you for your excellent work promoting our book, Vital Factors - The Secret To Transforming Your Business and Your Life. As you are aware, Vital Factors was our first book and we were novices at the fundamentals of promoting a business book. Our decision to work with your firm was based upon your extensive experience promoting business books and we are not disappointed. I sincerely appreciated your consistent coaching and advice as we executed the book campaign. This spirit of teamwork and collaboration made a difference. We learned a great deal about promoting a book and we can also apply many of these principles to future PR efforts. Your weekly updates kept our eye on the ball as we moved the campaign forward. I will continue to recommend you and your firm to business associates who want to gain national exposure for their books.
JOHN MANNING, Director of Marketing MAP