Publicity work is hard work. Most people see a post being shared for a book or an author and think it just appeared there, looking pretty, all by itself. Those of us who make those posts up, know the reality of the amount of work it takes to put things like publicity tours, and launch parties, and simple posts advertising something, together.
It ain’t easy.
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.
Two publicity tours, that Confessions Publicity had the privilege of putting together, recently finished. Thankfully, our clients, Andy Graham and Mark Cassell, were happy with what we put together for them and had some nice things to say about us.
The aim of this post, is just to share with you what they thought, just in case you have something you would like us to do for YOU, but want to know what our work is like.
These have been added to the testimonial page, but we will just leave them here for you to see.
We are amazed, humbled and proud, all at the same time.
Thank you Mr Graham and Mr Cassell. We hope to work with you again, very soon.
“Service with a (slightly sinister) smile. The world needs more people and companies like Nev Murray and Confessions Publicity – professional, reliable & efficient.”
CONFESSIONS REVIEWS ANDY GRAHAM
Andy Graham is a British author currently living in the Czech Republic who will now stop talking about himself in the third person because it’s odd. I have two main collections of books: The Lords of Misrule is a series of dystopian political thrillers set in an alternate world based on life in 21st century EU/ US. I also have an expanding collection of creepy reads that explore the darker side of life, death, and the undead. There are a few unfinished stories rattling around in my hard-drive and some unstarted ones knocking around in my head. They range from disposable airport fiction and YA sci fi to grimdark epics, but they will have to wait their turn. (Unfortunately for my wife, who is waiting for me to write something ‘nice’, preferably with sparkly vampires.) Outside of reading and writing, I’m a musician, qualified osteopath, seasoned insomniac, and father to two young kids who have too much energy to let me grow old gracefully.
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“When it was time to release my Shadow Fabric Mythos novella Hell Cat of the Holt, I snatched up the Confessions Publicity Gold Package. From day one, I had no doubt I’d made the right decision. Despite already using the invaluable proofread service they offered, one of the highlights for me was the Facebook Launch Party. This was something I’d never experienced before with previous releases. For this, Confessions managed to get their mitts on some fabulous prizes, including a couple of signed Shaun Hutson paperbacks. On release night, a bunch of old and new readers joined in with the seemingly endless fun, which in turn led to new buddies on my friends list as well as subscribers to my newsletter.
Following that, came the Book Tour where I had guest posts and interviews to write for some high-end bloggers. This harnessed some awesome reviews and gave the novella an extra kick in sales. So much so that the book leapt into the Top Ten on Amazon’s Kindle charts on both the UK and US sites.
Plus, I’ve not even mentioned the ongoing brilliance of their social media attention that ran before and after the book’s release. I have nothing but praise for the guys at Confessions. Massive thanks!”
CONFESSIONS REVIEWS MARK CASSELL
Mark Cassell lives in a rural part of the UK where he often dreams of dystopian futures, peculiar creatures, and flitting shadows. Primarily a horror writer, his steampunk, dark fantasy, and SF stories have featured in several anthologies and ezines. His best-selling debut novel THE SHADOW FABRIC is closely followed by the popular short story collection SINISTER STITCHES and are both only a fraction of an expanding mythos of demons, devices, and deceit.
Mark’s 2017 release HELL CAT OF THE HOLT further explores the Shadow Fabric mythos with ghosts and black cat legends.
The dystopian sci-fi short story collection CHAOS HALO 1.0: ALPHA BETA GAMMA KILL is in association with Future Chronicles Photography where he works closely with their models and cosplayers.
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