I have had reasonable success with being quoted in local and national magazines. I’ve been quoted in Cosmopolitan twice, Family Circle, Modern Bride, Woman’s Day, Woman’s World, Arizona Weddings, The Wedding Chronicle and numerous local publications, e.g., Scottsdale Life. To increase the odds of being interviewed for a national magazine article make sure you have a place on your Website that lets the media know you are available on short notice.
Check out the Editorial Calendar, which is usually listed on the magazine’s Web site. It usually highlights upcoming article topics and advertising themes. Select an article or theme that matches your area of expertise and send an e-mail to the editor briefly but clearly addressing how your knowledge of the subject matter can contribute to the article.
Usually a staff writer assigned to that article will contact you to be interviewed. Patience is a virtue. Always follow up but be patient.
By the way, while the editor has the final say, make a request that your book and Website be mentioned. Ask for what you want!
Copyright © 2010 – Larry James. Larry James is a professional speaker and the author of three relationship books, “How to Really Love the One You’re With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship,” “LoveNotes for Lovers: Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing” and “Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers.” His newest book is “Ten Commitments of Networking.” Larry James also offers “Author & Speaker” coaching. Contact: AuthorsandSpeakersNetwork.com, P.O. Box 12695, Scottsdale, AZ 85267-2695. CelebrateLove@cox.net – More than 110 articles especially for Authors & Speakers at: www.AuthorsandSpeakersNetwork.com
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