We need people who can produce some captivating copy for our authors – something that we can send out to the media in full confidence that some of them will bite and want to know more.
Have you got a proven track record for writing PR’s? Can you meet our requirements? Here’s the sort of thing we’re looking for:
- Correct grammar, spelling and punctuation (the word was ‘correct’, not ‘good’ or ‘OK’)
- Above average lexical depth
- Experience with the media
- Background in commercial writing
- Interest in the literary world
Any hack writer can produce 500 to 1,000 words about a book or an author but any PR from them would just be consigned to the ‘Delete’ or ‘NFA’ folders on the recipient’s email account. We want your PR to go into the ‘Action Required’ folder – that’s what we’re selling our clients and that’s what we intend to deliver.
If this has got your appetite whetted, don your ‘PRESS’ armband, put the whisky bottle back in your coat pocket and get your application in today.
FAQ’s for Press Release Writers Wanted
Here are some specific FAQ’s for the Press Release Writers Wanted Jobs section:
How long do I commit for?
You commit on a book by book basis.
What if I can’t or don’t want to do a PR for a particular book?
Just be honest at the outset and we’ll wish you well and find someone else (maybe you can recommend someone).
What do I get paid?
We prefer to pay on a specific book basis as it depends on a number of factors. All you’re agreeing to by signing up is to receive offers of work and to comply with our conditions once we’ve settled on a deal with you. We are generous but we do expect perfection in return. Does that sound fair?
How does it work? How do I know what I’m writing about?
Before you start typing, we’ll supply you with the raw material in the form of an info pack. Exactly what this will consist of is going to depend upon the nature of the PR (of course) but, for a new book release, this info pack might consist of:
- Title, genre, author’s name
- Brief synopsis of plot
- Photograph of author
- Creative for book (e.g. a banner to go at the head of the release)
- A written ‘Q&A’ interview with the author (to give you quotes to use)
- An answer to the question ‘Why should someone buy this book?’
- A suggested word count for the finished article
- Links to previous books by the author or in the same series (if applicable)
- Formats available and distributors from whom the book is available for purchase
- Contact details to be used for further information
In other words, you’ll be very well prepared.
Please note, we have a house-style for new book releases so we’d like you to follow that unless there are good reasons to the contrary.
Will I be expected to send out the PR?
No, not normally but, if you’ve the contacts, we could talk about it (with suitable remuneration if successful, of course).
What happens after I apply?
We’ll assess your application, confirm to you either way whether you’ve been accepted onto our list of press release writers or not and, if you have, get in touch when a suitable job arrives. At that point we’ll tell you what we’ll need from you, what the work entails and what our best offer of payment is. Then it’s for you to say ‘Yea’ or ‘Nay’.