Should I Hire a Publicist for My Book?

Beginning Writer’s Answer Book by Jane Friedman

Should I hire an outside publicist for my book?
If you can afford it, yes. A 2006 study found that authors who had outside help sold an average of 10,000 copies for their first book and earned royalties averaging $55,000, while writers who depended solely on the efforts of their publishers sold 4,500 copies and saw royalties of $25,000. The majority of authors who hired an outside firm said they would do so again.

A publisher will not be offended if you hire your own publicist (or marketing firm), who will work in tandem with the publisher to make sure there isn’t duplication of effort.

You might also like:

  • No Related Posts


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.