Obtaining national media endorsements for book covers (and for Amazon and other sales listings) can prove a difficult, if not impossible task, especially for first-time authors and for independent publishing houses. If you’ve ever tried sending your book to a journalist in the hope of getting some feedback, you’ll understand how long-winded – and often soul destroying – it can be.
Media Endorsements For Books From UK National Journalists
Media endorsements for new books, or cover blurbs as they’re also known, are on every serious author’s wish list. And rightly so.
Book endorsements from the media, typically displayed in speech marks on the jacket cover or inside flap, add trust and credibility. They’re short, snappy, and specifically designed to grab consumers’ attention. They set a good book apart from the four million others that are published each year.
Read on to find out more about how Palamedes PR helps authors get media endorsements for books.
The Influence of Media Endorsements for Books
The Impact of Press Journalist Endorsements
Media endorsements can wield a profound influence over a book’s reception. When press journalists endorse your work, you earn a stamp of objective recognition that simply can’t be achieved through Amazon reader reviews. The power of book media endorsements lies in their ability to enhance your book’s credibility, expand its reach, and resonate with audiences who trust the opinions of journalists. Endorsed books often become the focal point of wider conversations, discussions, and features, extending their influence even further.
Harnessing the Strength of Journalist Soundbites
Journalist endorsements are concise, impactful soundbites that can be used on your book cover, in marketing materials, on social media platforms, and on author and publisher websites. These quotes serve as a bridge between your book and your audience, often influencing consumers’ buying decisions.
Palamedes PR Can Normally Deliver Guaranteed Media Endorsements for Books Within Just 2 Weeks
We can usually obtain endorsements for books from members of the media within two to four weeks of engagement, subject to the type of book in question. And if we can't, we'll refund your fees in full. Our fees are just £999 plus VAT for two journalist endorsements.
Publishers and authors use media endorsements for their book covers, Amazon listings, Amazon author profiles, author and publisher websites, and social media platforms. If you’d prefer to obtain media endorsements for a new book yourself, our PRscribe blog post, “Media Endorsements for Books – A How-To Guide to Puff Quotes” explains how we do it.