What does it take to be a book publicist? Kathleen Carter has worked with bestselling authors for years and has launched publicity campaigns for many of our most treasured books. It takes a lot of know-how to work in the publishing industry and her book promotions have garnered the attention of many bestselling authors and literary agents.
Today we discuss how she landed this dream job, what goes into book publicity, and what really helps drive book sales for authors.
She also shares the social media scoop on how to land those advanced readers, how to write and tag your book reviews, and what helps book marketing the most. Bookstagrammers will love this thoughtful feedback and a glimpse at Kathleen’s reading routines.
We end our time with some of Kathleen’s favorite backlist and under-the-radar book gems that I can’t wait to check out.
Book Gang Podcast Episode 27: A Day In The Life Of A Book Publicist
Listen to the Show:
Listen below or listen on your favorite podcast listening platform!
Mentioned in this episode:
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Kindle First Reads
Book of the Month
Dear Pope Francis by Pope Francis
Pope Francis Meets Children Letter Writers
Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave by Shyima Hall
People Magazine Shyima Hall: My Escape From Slavery
The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis
BookGang Podcast: Best Thriller Books You Might Have Missed with Mary Kubica
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez
Inside Out by Demi Moore
Going There by Katie Couric
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Musical Chairs by Amy Poeppel
Elin Hildebrand Literati Book Club
Limelight by Amy Poeppel
MadWoman by Louisa Treger
Magic Season: A Son’s Story by Wade Rouse
Kathleen on Twitter
Kathleen on Instagram
Kathleen Carter Communications
Connect With Me:
Amy is @momadvice on Instagram
Join the Patreon Community For the Bonus Content
Do you want to have the best reading year ever?
Join the MomAdvice Book Gang for just $5 for an exclusive one-of-a-kind reading experience, and let me be your tour guide. I have selected 12 phenomenal books to read together that were picked just for you. These are thought-provoking stories that deserve discussion, and many are hidden literary treasures. The official 2022 MomAdvice Book Club selection announcement will happen on December 1st. Your $5 membership will grant you access to the following exclusive features.
Monthly in-depth video interviews with each of our chosen authors. Learn the stories behind each of their stories and what they hope you will walk away from each of their books.
Exclusive Bookstore Coupon Discounts. Our Fables Bookstore partnership will give Patreon members 15% off ALL the book club selections for our year. This can be applied to both paperback and hardback selections.
Exclusive MomAdvice Book Gang Podcast Episodes & Early Access Book Reviews. Your stack will be toppling over with my real-time reviews each month. These reviews are available in both audio and printable formats.
Monthly Themed Playlists & Digital Downloads. Pair your favorite thriller with my spooky playlist. Brew some tea and listen to an instrumental mix with your favorite classic. Embrace short story songs with my favorite storytellers. The playlists are endless and digital downloads are available for your reading journals.
Sneak Peek Upcoming Content. You will know before anyone else what to expect in upcoming podcast episodes and what I’m researching for our next shows. Be bookishly curious with me and give your input for these MomAdvice Book Gang podcast shows.
This post contains affiliate links.
Shop the above (Amazon) links or shop through my new MomAdvice Book Gang Bookshop Page!! They pay a 10% commission on every sale and give a matching 10% to independent bookstores.
Sign Up For The MomAdvice Newsletter!
More Book Gang Fun!