So, as an author, one of your greatest tools is your media kit.
At least that is what I have been told. A media kit is a marketing tool used to sell not only your book(s) but yourself – as an author. Remember – You are not gearing your media kit to readers, your media kit is designed to attract potential agents, publishers, book retailers and interviewers (bloggers, radio, magazine, newspaper, etc.). I have read many – MANY – articles about what an author should include in a media kit. Everything from author head-shots with bios to full-length copies of your printed books. I have weeded through all the information I have found and have settled on the following list of items I plan to include in my media kit.
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Nope… wait a second. I’d like an opinion first. I had thought about doing two media kids. Why? I’m not really sure. Actually, I am but I’m not sure if my reasoning is sound. I was thinking that because I have written more than one book – and of those books there are two different series – I should have two media kits. In order to sell myself properly, I thought that maybe there was a need to have a media kit specifically designed for each of my book series (the Blood Angel Series and the SECTOR C Series). I have decided to move forward with just one media kit for now, but if you are an author, with media kit experience, please chime in and tell me if you think the right move is one comprehensive media kit or two series media kits.
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Below I list what I plan to include in my media kit… No, it is not complete yet, but it is on my ‘TO DO LIST’! Lets call it a goal for the coming months. (preferably by the end of 2nd Quarter 2015)
Nina Soden, Author Media Kit
Author Information Sheet – with photo, bio, contact information, and social media site information
Blood Angel Series – Information Sheets/Press Release Information
Awaken (book 1) One Sheet and Treatment
Beginnings (book 2) One Sheet and Treatment
Revenge (book 3) One Sheet and Treatment
SECTOR C Series – Information Sheets
The Chosen (book 1) One Sheet and Treatment
The Hunted (book 2) One Sheet and Treatment (to be included after the book is completed and in the editing phase)
Copies of Reviews of each book (not sure how many to include just yet or how long this should be)
Bookmarks and Postcards with my book covers
Q&A about myself and both of my series (this can be used for bloggers to assist in writing articles or for those wishing to conduct interviews)
Color copies of each of the book covers
Target Market Information (who my readers are!)
So, what do you put in your author media kit? I’d love to know, please share in the comments section below.