Publishing a book is stressful enough, as we have noted many times on this podcast, even in the most normal of times. But books are continuing to come out, even as much of the world takes to quarantining itself in the coronavirus pandemic. That means many authors are left with cancelled book tours and are now scrambling to refocus their efforts toward online promotion—and hope at least some readers can tear themselves away from the news, tune in, and buy some books online.
This week, we’re attempting to remain calm while talking through the options with our guests: Author Andrea Bartz, whose (great!) book The Herd (PLEASE BUY NOW!) is out this week, shares how she’s shifting her promotion and joins us in recommending some other upcoming releases for your quarantine reading list; and media strategist Lauren Passell of Tink Media gives us a complete playbook for getting your book onto podcasts, a perfect alternative right now.
Andrea Bartz The Herd A Mighty Blaze Christina McDonald Bookshop.org Libro.fm (USE CODE: AUTHORING) All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban Take Me Apart by Sara Sligar The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s by Andy Greene Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby By the Book: What We Learned from Living by the Rules of 50 Self-Help Books by Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife by Bart D. Ehrman Pop Star Goddesses: And How to Tap Into Their Energies to Invoke Your Best Self by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong Tink Media Lauren Passell’s favorite book podcasts to pitch to: Author Hour Otherppl Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannoon The Maris Review Reading With Robin The Book Show The Literary Life Bookworm #amwriting Reading Women So Many Damn Books Feminist Book Club Reading Glasses Writer’s Bone Debutiful Feminist Coffee Hour Write Or Die First Draft Just One More Chapter What Should I Read Next? Bookable