Doing this publicity job is hard work. I knew it would be tough but I don’t think I truly grasped just how tough it can be some days. You feel like you are trudging through a swampy gooey mess some days and getting nowhere fast.
When things come together though, it’s the greatest job in the world. Talking about books all day to different people and helping promote them, both the books, and the authors, is just fantastic.
Then it comes to the awkward bit. The bit when a job finishes and you ask the client what they thought.
I now know how all you authors feel when you are waiting for a review to come in. It is nerve wracking. You spend the length of time between requesting the feedback and getting the email, pacing the floor in pure anticipation, and fear! Then when the email comes. You can’t open it for an hour for fear of seeing what is inside.
Well I just finished my first proper publicity tour with newbie author Stuart R Brogan. He has just sent me his feedback. His testimonial.
I will be adding this to the testimonial page but I will just leave it here.
I am amazed, humbled and proud, all at the same time.
Thank you, Mr Brogan. I appreciate it.
“I do solemnly swear……. Oh damn, wrong place! Seriously, what can I say about Nev Murray and his business, Confessions Publicity?
As a spanking newbie, taking his first steps into the world of Fiction writing, I was a small fish in a rather colossal pond. I had looked around for someone to assist me with regards to getting my name out there, and obtaining reviews for my debut novel, and that’s when I heard his name for the first time from another author.
I could waffle on about what he did for me but I don’t want to bore you with the details but I can assure you that Nev is hands down one of the best publicists out there and I am blown away by his dedication, professionalism and good character. Once a plan of action was agreed upon, he kept me informed and went the extra mile to insure all details were correct and exactly how I required them. He made himself available to answer any questions I had and never once grumbled with regards to any requests put forward.
It sounds like I am blowing smoke up his arse but I can assure you that I found him to be one of the most trust worthy individuals I have encountered within the publishing world. In an industry full of sharks and snakes, it truly is a joy to find someone who is not only passionate about what he does, but true to his word.
I have absolutely NO reservations about utilising his services once again when I next have a release, and would strongly urge anyone that needs that little “extra” push to hook up with him and employ his skills.
To summarise I will say this. Not only have I found a fantastic publicist but also a friend, colleague and ally.
If you are on the fence and undecided then trust me and take the step because this man has a bright future ahead of him and I for one am glad I got aboard on the first floor.
I cannot thank him enough.”
CONFESSIONS REVIEWS STUART R BROGAN
Former nightclub Bouncer and unwaveringly proud Heathen who loves nothing more than expanding people’s minds with Pagan related Non-Fiction or blowing people’s brains out with fast paced, gut wrenching Horror / Thrillers.
Harley lover, extreme metal drummer and avid movie nerd, Stuart has never followed the crowd but instead carved his own path and danced to his own tune. Since his early years, Stuart found escapism in both the written word and the silver screen. A huge fan of 80’s Action / Horror movies such as The Thing, Aliens, Predator & Die Hard and literary heroes such as Shaun Hutson, Clive Barker. Richard Layman and Brian Lumley, Stuart endeavours to bring an unapologetic cinematic eye to his fiction in the hopes of rekindling his childhood sense of wonder, all whilst blowing through vast amounts of ammunition down his local shooting range.
Stuart currently resides in Glastonbury, UK with his long-suffering Wife and man eating Shih-Poo dog “Poppy” where he co-owns a kick ass Viking / Asatru shop, fiercely named “Shield Maiden”
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