Book Gang Podcast Episode 27: A Day In The Life Of A Book Publicist

Book Gang Podcast Episode 27: A Day In The Life Of A Book Publicist

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

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Mentioned in this episode:

Reading Retreat

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Kirkus Reviews

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

Viola Shipman

Magic Season: A Son’s Story by Wade Rouse

Kathleen on Twitter

Kathleen on Instagram

Kathleen Carter Communications

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