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Karma Bennett is now friends with Jill Celeste and Sondra Sneed
Oct 9, 2012
Karma Bennett liked jeff herman's blog post MOST SELF-PUBLISHED BOOKS DON'T SELL ANY COPIES.
Oct 8, 2012
Karma Bennett commented on jeff herman's blog post THE TRUTH ABOUT SLUSH PILES
"Want to add that this is my favorite thing I've read of your postings so far, Jeff. People who don't work in publishing really don't understand how daunting the slush pile is. And now many writers, frustrated with the process, give up…"
Oct 8, 2012
Karma Bennett commented on jeff herman's blog post THE TRUTH ABOUT SLUSH PILES
"This is so true as a publicist too! There's always one more blog to research, or I could go back and pitch again a magazine I've pitched recently, or there's always Twitter to check, or HARO, or Seek and Shout, or forums like this…"
Oct 8, 2012
Karma Bennett replied to jeff herman's discussion WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MARKETING AND PUBLICIZING? in the group Book Promotion
"Both are about spreading the word, but marketing is "Check out my awesome new book!" while publicity is convincing someone else to say, "Check out this awesome new book!" Today's savvy consumers don't trust marketing,…"
Oct 8, 2012
Karma Bennett liked jeff herman's discussion HAVE YOU CRAFTED YOUR PUBLICITY MATERIAL?
Aug 15, 2012
Karma Bennett replied to jeff herman's discussion PLEASE DEFINE LITERARY FICTION. in the group Fiction
"This question interests me too. I'm under the impression that I write literary fiction, but don't want to describe it that way because it's a murky word and using it to describe my own stuff I fear would convey nothing more than…"
Aug 8, 2012
Karma Bennett replied to jeff herman's discussion DO YOU THINK BOOK PROMOTION SHOULD BE THE PUBLISHER'S JOB? in the group Book Promotion
"Hi Peter, to be honest, I'm not sure precisely what you're getting at (I suspect you might be taking a dig at me, but fortunately I've yet to have my morning coffee, so I'll assume otherwise). I'm for the perfect world where…"
Jul 26, 2012
Karma Bennett replied to jeff herman's discussion DO YOU THINK BOOK PROMOTION SHOULD BE THE PUBLISHER'S JOB? in the group Book Promotion
"Jeff, if you were to post a question thus: "Should writers make every effort to publicize their books" I would whole-heartedly and shout: "Yes!" If you were to phrase the question even more specifically: "Are writers more…"
Jul 25, 2012
Karma Bennett replied to jeff herman's discussion DO YOU THINK BOOK PROMOTION SHOULD BE THE PUBLISHER'S JOB? in the group Book Promotion
"I don't understand why so many commenters are focusing on this. First, don't assume I'm speaking for myself as a lazy author who doesn't want to sell herself. If you read my other comments here, you'd know that I'm a…"
Jul 25, 2012
Karma Bennett replied to jeff herman's discussion DO YOU THINK BOOK PROMOTION SHOULD BE THE PUBLISHER'S JOB? in the group Book Promotion
"Peter, this is exactly the sort of reply that got me so fired up about this question. How sad that publishers have been shirking their responsibility for so long that you believe a writer's job is to be a marketer. I would rather have a world…"
Jul 24, 2012
Karma Bennett replied to jeff herman's discussion DO YOU THINK BOOK PROMOTION SHOULD BE THE PUBLISHER'S JOB? in the group Book Promotion
"Hi Sondra, Can you elaborate a bit more? I don't disagree, but not seeing the tie to the question. Sorry if it's obvious to everyone else---I haven't had my coffee yet."
Jul 24, 2012
Karma Bennett replied to jeff herman's discussion DO YOU THINK BOOK PROMOTION SHOULD BE THE PUBLISHER'S JOB? in the group Book Promotion
"Hi Sondra! Yes, but it is still a business decision. If the market is ripe for that book, they may take a chance on an unknown author. For example, if you wrote a compelling zombie book two years ago, they might think your book could sell on the…"
Jul 23, 2012
Karma Bennett replied to jeff herman's discussion DO YOU THINK BOOK PROMOTION SHOULD BE THE PUBLISHER'S JOB? in the group Book Promotion
"Exactly. This is why you can get an idea of how much money the publisher is going to spend on publicity by founding out what advance they paid the author. There's no direct connection at all, but if they're willing to pay a high advance it…"
Jul 23, 2012
Karma Bennett replied to jeff herman's discussion DO YOU THINK BOOK PROMOTION SHOULD BE THE PUBLISHER'S JOB? in the group Book Promotion
"Hi Jinjer, I am a book publicist. My website is at karmabennett.com. Let's chat. I'll give you a free consultation, and if I'm not a good match for your book I know many other publicists as well. Email me at karma@futureisfiction.com."
Jul 23, 2012
Karma Bennett replied to jeff herman's discussion DO YOU THINK BOOK PROMOTION SHOULD BE THE PUBLISHER'S JOB? in the group Book Promotion
"I agree 100% with your clarification. It's never occurred to me to compare the amount spent marketing the book to retailers to that of the budget of the publicity department, because the former has always been the most important thing. If you…"
Jul 22, 2012

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The Future is Fiction
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http://karmabennett.com
What do you do?
Writer, Other
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What school did you attend?
Forida State University
What is your hometown?
Brandon, FL
What are some of your interests?
Music, Writing, Reading, Politics, Technology, Photography

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At 12:43pm on July 20, 2012, Jill Celeste said…

Hi Karma, I love your comments on the book promotion group...you sound like you would make a good publicist...I definitely flunked promotion when I wrote my first non-fiction book in 1997. I am working on several other books right now and hope to "Do it right" the next time. I'll check out your website for info about your work as a publicist.

At 10:19pm on June 22, 2012, Patricia Herlevi said…

"Go Lucy" is only available for 6 months because it is not selling well and I do not have the energy to put behind it.  I thought I would give it a test run, but only one bite so far. 

At 7:11pm on May 20, 2012, Patricia Herlevi said…

Thanks.  "Go Lucy" is not one of my main novels and I don't want to spend more than 6 months promoting it.  Of course, if it finds an audience and pulls its weight, I'll publish it for a longer duration.  So far, it's only sold one copy. 

 
 
 

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