candy harrington wrote:
Actually I've found that some of my best promotion comes from other travel writers. Think about it, one writer can easily reach 100k readers who may buy my book. I've had some of my best PR -- WSJ, NYT, MSNBC, National Geographic, USA Today -- from other travel writers who either reviewed a book I wrote, listed it as a resource or interviewed me. So i make it a point to let everybody know what I cover. Sure some folks are too preoccupied with their own work to look at what others are doing, but i've found that those are not the folks who really land the top assignments. I always take the time to do interviews, no matter how busy I am, as it's something that has really done well for me PR wise. And, I've also promoted other travel writers in my work.
Of course, what you say just stands to reason but then again it's a tested and tried method of promotion that you've been using. It doesn't depend on thinking because you have 15 live tags after your name that you'll automatically garner more traffic to your site, which is just still unproven theory no matter what anyone says. But I wouldn't bother much with thinking a thread on this site is an ideal venue to exercise your strategy for broadening your coverage, you'll do better at freelancesuccess or mediabistro or just going to a writer's conference. There are different ways to create your own community, but yours works. It's pragmatic and not based on cybervoodoo.
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