A couple of weeks ago, I was able to dedicate eleven consecutive days to the Press. During this time, I cooked up the imprints and thought a lot about improving our marketing. One of my goals was to identify a web portal through which movie and television industry people could review content. I was not able to locate such a site and thought what a good idea it would be for someone to start one. Lo and behold, only two days later, I received a phone call from a group starting such a site. They had reached out online and requested a conversation. This group of entertainment industry agents were starting up and were looking for independent presses with interesting content. They were impressed with our diversity and our breadth — just the kind of thing they were looking for. I told them THEY were just what I was looking for too. We had a good laugh, and I signed us up. The site will be in beta until early 2018. At some point early in the year, they will open up the site to the industry.
How will it work? Those with access to the site can review the books we post and can inquire directly with us about their availability. We will be posting information about the books we wish to promote — but not the book content. Of course, if they request a review copy, we will oblige.
So — what do you have to do as an author? If we are managing your media rights for you, you need to do absolutely nothing. We will be promoting your books. If you withheld these rights and would like to participate, let me know and we will work something out to get you involved.
As I get more information over the following months, I will share it with you.