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Science Fiction Author Seeks Publicist

I am a new writer planning to self-publish a science fiction novel. The manuscript is approximately 75,000 words in length, has been through multiple revisions, and is presently under developmental editing with a professional editor. The story spans the recent past to near future, with plot elements including space travel, first contact, business, adventure, and romance. I anticipate being ready for publication within 60 days.

I am looking for a publicist with the ability to make large numbers of potential readers aware of and interested in the book, hopefully to the point where some of them will actually buy it. I don't expect to become the next Andy Weir or Hugh Howey, but I want to be sure I get the most out of my work that it has to offer.

The ideal candidate will possess the following traits:

- Long-term familiarity with Science Fiction specifically (not fantasy, horror, or other genres sometimes lumped with SF)

- Experience in the world of marketing self-published works.

- A willingness to read the manuscript (I'll provide a excerpt if you need that to decide)

The reason I've chosen self versus traditional publishing is that traditional publishing houses nowadays seem to provide little in the way of marketing assistance or publicity for new authors. So if I need to do the publicity on my own anyway, I might as well manage that relationship myself.

Please specifically include in your response the following:

- How you will go about generating interest in the book?

- What skills/abilities/experience/knowledge you bring to the project that others might not?

- What will be our metric of success? That is, how will we judge whether we've succeeded?

- At least one 'war story' about how you've done what I'm looking for for others.

- What should I be thinking about that I'm missing? After all, you're the expert.

While I am cost-senstive, I will be looking for the best value, skill set, and chemistry, which I realize may not be the lowest bid. I have set the contract price at a number that I hope will generate interest, but I will gladly listen to reasons why it would be in my best interest to spend more.

Looking forward to your response

Skills: Public Relations, Publishing

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