Why The Media Doesn't Care About Your Book
As a writer, it can be disheartening to realize that the media seems more interested in you as a person than in your book. However, it’s important to understand that the media’s focus on you is not a personal insult or a reflection of your book’s quality.
The truth is the media is interested in stories that are newsworthy and relevant to their audience. While your book may be well-written and engaging, it may not necessarily be newsworthy on its own. However, if you have an interesting backstory, a unique perspective, or a compelling message that ties into current events or cultural trends, the media may be more likely to cover you and your book.
Additionally, the media is interested in building relationships with people, not products. By focusing on you as a person, they are able to build a relationship with you and potentially tap into your expertise or insights for future stories. This can lead to more media opportunities down the line, even if they don’t directly relate to your book.
So, while it can be frustrating to feel like the media isn’t paying attention to your book, it’s important to remember that the media’s focus on you as a person can actually be a positive thing.
By building relationships with journalists and sharing your unique perspective and experiences, you can increase your visibility and potentially generate more interest in your book over time.
A few ways to go about gaining their attention are by doing the following: