Sunday, January 23, 2022

Sell Your Books Today! by Jennifer Perry - Author Interview


Dear Readers and Authors:

It is rare when I find a book that compliments books that I have written for authors, but today's author interview featuring Jennifer Perry does that. If you purchased my book "How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Writing, Editing, and Distribution," Perry's book is perfect for you. Take a look at the book and joy the interview.


Sell Your Books Today!
by Jennifer Perry

All you need to start promoting your own books. Professional tips from a seasoned entertainment publicist!

Jennifer Perry


Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, I studied Communications at Georgia State University, Japanese at Brenau, and Spanish at Georgia State Univ including a semester at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. And a semester at The University of California Los Angeles studying Film Unit Publicity. I recently returned to Atlanta from Asheville, North Caroline; however, I travel every chance I get. I've had my own jazz band, television show, and now produce and host a podcast called Madame Perry's Salon, which is my modern-day version of the literary and cultural salons of centuries past.


What inspired you to author this book?

I've worked in public relations for business, film, and event companies and enjoy it all. As a lifelong book lover, I was saddened to see how many writers put years of work into writing and getting published yet doing nothing to get it to the world and going into depression when it's not an immediate success. Maybe they have the fantasy of immediate fame and long lines at book signings. That's the fantasy they see on television and in the movies.


Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?

My intent was to design something modern and eye-catching. I hope it works.

Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?

My husband and a girlfriend of mine encouraged me to get something published. They both had a lot of faith, or maybe they just got tired of hearing me go on and on about this and figured the time I was sequestered writing it would give them a break.


What were the struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?

My goal was to show writers what to do to promote their books and how to do it. I also give them an overview of the how the media works and their challenges with changes in the business, downsizing, and the differences between digital and traditional.

Tell your readers about your book.

SELL YOUR BOOKS TODAY! is a professional guide to being your own publicist if you can't afford to hire someone like me. My mantra is that people can't buy your books until they know about them.

Who is your target audience, and why?

Writers, of course, though I also hope someone who just wants to help a friend or significant other promote their work.


What do you consider your greatest success in life?

Getting a college degree about two decades after graduating high school and studying abroad was a dream come true. Opening my own public relations firm and being asked to speak at colleges is still exciting.

What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?

In the classic film Auntie Mame, the title character, who suddenly is awarded custody of her young nephew when his parents are deceased, tells the lad "I'm going to open doors for you that you never knew existed.!" That's the same way I feel when I help clients achieve things they only dreamed of. BTW - In 2012, while living in Asheville, I did an "ignite" speech on "Life Lessons Learned From Auntie Mame" that you can find on YouTube.