Why I Decided to Hire a PR Company as an Indie Author


  1. Julie Luek
    Julie Luek October 14, 2013 at 8:25 am .

    I hope you come back and keep us updated on your experience with a PR firm. I’d be curious to know how it worked for you. I think it’s a great idea. You’re so right; it’s a different beast out there when we have to push our own writing so much. It’s daunting!

  2. Alex J. Cavanaugh
    Alex J. Cavanaugh October 14, 2013 at 12:18 pm .

    I think even those of us with publishers feel like that sometimes. So far I’ve managed on my own, but it hasn’t been easy.

  3. Susan Gourley
    Susan Gourley October 14, 2013 at 12:41 pm .

    I found this really interesting. I spend a lot of time promoting that I could use to work on writing.

  4. PK Hrezo
    PK Hrezo October 14, 2013 at 4:42 pm .

    This is a great point Colleen, and something I’ve been considering. I’n about to venture into the indie world next month and already feel consumed with PR stuff. How to find time to write in between?? But it’s truly a labor of love, and we all hope that maybe just maybe our books will take off and we won’t have to do so much on our own anymore.

  5. Patricia Stoltey
    Patricia Stoltey October 15, 2013 at 10:34 am .

    Promoting/marketing eats up a lot of time. Hiring a publicist would rank up there with having my own chef and housekeeper. Maybe someday…

  6. Reese Ryan
    Reese Ryan October 16, 2013 at 9:21 am .

    Marketing and promotions are very necessary, yet very time-consuming. Love the way you laid out your reasons for going with a publicist. Definitely something to think about.

  7. Hugh Smith
    Hugh Smith October 21, 2013 at 4:15 pm .

    Man, you hit the nail squarely on the head with this post. I’m not a huge fan of self-promotion and don’t enjoy it so I enjoyed reading about how you went about solving that problem. Please keep us updated.

  8. […] aside, outsourcing your PR efforts can be incredibly useful because a) You have more time to write, b) You are working as a […]

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