BOOK PUBLICITY MASTER COURSE AND PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

Calling all authors, publishers, and publishing industry professionals.

welcome to the book publicity master course AND PROFESSIONAL certification program

A professional publicist teaches how to get media attention for yourself or your clients.

6-Week LIVE Course Returns September 24, 2024
SELF-STUDY COURSE AVAILABLE NOW!!

 

Join us for a COMPREHENSIVE 6-week ONLINE course

The Book Publicity Master Course shares the secrets top publicists and media trainers use on a regular basis that will land you the media coverage you desire for your books now — and in the future.

Whether you want to publicize your own books or help your clients get media attention for their books, this comprehensive course will help you:

Discover what you really want. Is it fame? Visibility? To be in demand? Grow your following? Make more money? Get more speaking engagements? Give more interviews? Become a thought leader? Become an influencer? Feel more empowered and in control of your own destiny? What you want to feel less of? Do you want less frustration? Less overwhelm? Less fear and indecision? We will get clear on your goals so you can align them with media-attracting strategies that get results.

Land media interviews. This includes cracking the top tier: New York Times, Washington Post, Fast Company, Cosmo, Self, and whatever outlets are at the top of YOUR dream list. Then learn what must you do for the top tier to even look at you. (Hint: The only way to get to the top is to start where you are.) Learn how to use this and make it work for you and your book(s).

Deliver like a pro. Present yourself with the kind of finesse and polish that makes you a media rock star. Hint: A lot of people do this badly, but once you know these media training tips and strategies you will master your media presence.

Embrace the Inner Game of Media. Few talk about this, but it is critical to your success. There are things that hold us back from reaching our dreams. Now is the time to resolve that inner conflict and get ready to go for it by replacing stress with excitement.

Embrace the outer game of media and stand out. It is not enough to stand up these days. Anyone can do that. The trick is standing out in an incredibly noisy and distracted world!

Leverage hooks, and soundbites, and stories. (Oh, my!) Messaging is everything. Discover your key messages that will move your target audience and learn the tips and tricks that will get you responses instead of landing in the media black hole.

Create a professional media kit with materials that impress. Landing the interview is only the beginning. How to anticipate what media will need and have it ready to go is equally important. Show you are a professional and you know how the system works by building an effective media kit.

Anticipate Surprises! Learn how to handle the unforeseen and unexpected during an interview and come out smelling like a rose.

Master the rules of the game. Discover the top media mistakes to avoid and the tasks you should do consistently.

Deliver like a pro. Present yourself with the kind of finesse and polish that makes you a media rock star. (Hint: The tools have democratized. Being good at it has not.) A lot of people are doing it badly. You can master it once you begin practicing these pro tips and strategies.

Become a Media Darling and create your own media empire. Learn essential media strategies now so that everything you do builds on previous successes. Then you will make yourself irresistible to the media and they will begin to call YOU!

 

    MEDIA ATTENTION IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK

    THE BOOK PUBLICITY MASTER COURSE WILL TRANSFORM YOU INTO A PR PRO

    BOOK MARKETING MASTER COURSE

    VIDEO Presentations

    Each session is delivered LIVE using Zoom video, including Q&A with the instructor. You will receive all recordings the same day as the live course so attendance is not mandatory. 

    COMPANION WORKSHEETS AND COURSE HANDOUTS, PLUS private FACEBOOK group

    All students receive companion worksheets and handouts for each of the six modules.

    BECOME YOUR OWN PUBLICIST
    certified book marketing professionals - first graduates

    optional certification program
    FOR PUBLISHING INDUSTRY PROS

    The professional certification is an add-on option. This one-of-a-kind program is ideal for book publishing and marketing consultants, virtual assistants, publicity and marketing staff members at publishing houses, authors’ assistants, and other publishing industry professionals.

    Graduates from our certification programs (available for book publishing, book marketing, and book publicity) have raved about their experiences. They appreciate being featured in our Recommended Resources and having added credentials to share with their own clients.

    meet your course instructor joanne mccall
    a leading expert in media and book publicity

    Joanne McCall

    Publicist, media insider, trainer and coach Joanne McCall helps influencers, nonfiction authors, and business leaders become Media Darlings, so the media calls them. Her secret sauce is not only positioning, securing, and helping authors to capture media attention and deliver compelling interviews, she helps them create and develop their own media empire, while enjoying the process. On a first-name basis with hundreds of top-rung producers, editors, writers, and journalists, Joanne secures coverage for clients including Brian Tracy, Ken Blanchard, Dave Ramsey, Geneen Roth, Dr. Donna Stoneham, The Deepak Chopra Center for Wellbeing, the co-founder of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Dr. Richard Bandler, and many others. She is the creator of Media Book Camp and Media Finishing School, and is the author of Media Darling: Shine Through Every Interview.  Learn more: www.joannemccall.com.

    READY TO BECOME A CERTIFIED BOOK PUBLICITY PROFESSIONAL?

    Certification is an OPTIONAL ADD-ON to the Book Publicity Master Course.

    If you’re a marketing or publicity professional, virtual assistant, authors’ assistant, publishing industry professional, or you want to build a career in one of these fields, this certification program is for you.

    Participants take an online quiz following each course module. Once you pass all quizzes with a score of 80% or higher, you will receive the following:

    • A one-year listing in our online directory of Certified Book Publicity and Marketing Professionals OR our directory of Virtual Assistants for Authors, which will be promoted to our community year-round. We expect your listing will generate more than enough business opportunities to justify the cost of this program. ($297 value for listing)
    • Written interview with you featured in our blog and shared across our social media networks, highlighting the services you offer.
    • Frame-worthy gold foil-accented certificate mailed to you.
    • Exclusive Certified Book Publicity Professional logo, a digital asset you can post on your website and in related marketing collateral. This endorsement from the Nonfiction Authors Association is meant to set a standard in our industry, making you a founding member of this program.
    • Professionally-designed graphic featuring you as a certified pro and shared across the NFAA social media channels. You will receive a copy too!
    • Access to an exclusive database of content available only to graduates of this program, including digital templates you can customize with your own logo and use with your clients. 
    • Invitation to join our private Facebook group available only to Certified Book Publicity Professionals, providing ongoing support for your business journey.

    Yes, we’ve PACKED this certification program with value! We want to be sure you leave the program ready to grow your business and help authors expand their businesses, too.

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    Certification Program Q&A

    How long is certification valid? Certification is valid for three years. You can re-take the course and re-certify at a special discounted rate.

    Can I renew my website listing in the directory after the one-year term? Yes, directory listings can be renewed for just $297 per year.

    What kinds of opportunities can I expect from my directory listing? Our existing Recommended Resources page is one of the most popular pages on this website. We expect most certified professionals will receive client inquiries from our site throughout the year, and though we cannot guarantee results, we generate tremendous website traffic to this directory and know your listing will be viewed by thousands of site visitors.

    How is this different from the certification with the Book Marketing Master Course? Marketing and publicity are two different functions. Publicity deals with media interviews (radio, podcasts, television, newspapers, magazines, and online outlets), while book marketing has a broader scope. Publicity is covered briefly during the Book Marketing Master Course, but this program provides an immersion into the topics of attracting media, sending pitches, and delivering interviews successfully–all by a seasoned publicist.

    What happens if I am unable to pass the quizzes? The quizzes are self-paced and open-book so we expect all students will be able to pass. You can re-take all of the quizzes as many times as needed.

    Students who successfully complete the certification program can use this badge on your website and in your marketing collateral.  > > >

    Certified Book Publicity Professional

    “I just wanted to let you know that I gained my first client through my posting on your website. Not only is it a lucrative project, but it is the type of content I absolutely love to work with. Cheers to supporting awesome creative endeavors!

    Catherine Fishman, Certified Book Marketing Consultant

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    About the Nonfiction Authors Association

    Optional: Join nfaa when you enroll in the course!

    The Nonfiction Authors Association is a vibrant community for experienced and aspiring writers to connect, exchange ideas, and learn how to write, publish, promote, and profit with nonfiction books.

    NFAA helps writers reduce the overwhelm that comes with the publishing industry while learning to navigate the many options successfully. We aim to help you sell more books, reach more readers, and become more profitable.

    Authority Membership Benefits:

      Exclusive Author Advisor email sent every Friday with curated media leads, educational podcast recordings, and featured templates, checklists and reports from our massive database of member resources.

      Author Brainstorm Exchange, monthly meetings held with Zoom breakout rooms where members and publishing pros connect and share ideas, challenges, and solutions.

      Popular members-only Facebook group to connect with fellow members and industry pros.

      Meet-the-Members program to share and interview and/or book announcement with our email list, blog, and social media community, plus get featured on NonfictionBookClub.com.

      Discounts off the year-round Nonfiction Book Awards program and author toolkits,

      Discounts off live and self-study courses, including the Book Publishing Master Course and Book Marketing Master Course, both with optional professional certification.

      Discount off the Nonfiction Writers Conference, a virtual held entirely online since 2010.

      Discounts with NFAA partners including Lulu, IngramSpark, Office Depot, Findaway Voices, and more.

      Mini welcome kit mailed to U.S. members with an annual membership (international members receive a digital bonus gift).

      ANNUAL AUTHORITY MEMBERSHIP RATE: $390

      VIP Membership Benefits:

      VIP membership includes all benefits of Authority membership plus:

      FREE Platinum admission to the Nonfiction Writers Conference (online event), including all recordings and transcripts.

      Monthly group consulting meeting on Zoom.

      All Author Toolkits, available for immediate download.

      The Nonfiction Writers Conference greatest hits.

      Welcome kit mailed to U.S. members (international members receive a digital bonus gift).

      Total added value: $1,600+

      ANNUAL VIP MEMBERSHIP RATE: $790

      VIP MEMBER BADGE - NONFICTION AUTHORS ASSOCIATION

      THOUGHT LEADER Membership Benefits:

      Thought Leader membership includes all benefits of VIP membership plus:

      Immediate access to the Book Publishing and Book Marketing Master Courses (self-study version) and attendance in live version.

      All-access pass to attend ALL live courses.

      Free entry in the Nonfiction Book Awards.

      Expanded welcome kit mailed to U.S. members (international members receive a digital bonus gift).

      Total added value: $6,400+

      ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP RATE: $2,490

      THOUGHT LEADER MEMBER BADGE - NONFICTION AUTHORS ASSOCIATION

      I just wanted to tell you how much I value all that you are doing with NFAA. It is one of the best investments in a membership I have ever made. I have been listening to your webinars and taking copious notes during them. One of my favorites was Revenue Stream for Authors. I am using it as a checklist for the many ways I can promote my book. It helps keep me focused. Being a first-time author was daunting enough. I didn’t realize how much time and effort it takes to promote a self-published book. NFAA has given me the tools for structuring that process. I would recommend NFAA to both the novice and seasoned author.

      David Petrovay, PhD

      Author of Life Between Jobs: Out of Work…Not Out of WORTH

      Join nfaa when you enroll in the course and take advantage of special member pricing!

      land top interviews

      WHO SHOULD TAKE THE BOOK PUBLICITY MASTER COURSE?

      This course is ideal for:

      • Nonfiction authors, new or experienced, who want to gain more media coverage
      • Book publicity and marketing staff
      • Virtual assistants and authors’ assistants
      • Book coaches, editors, and ghostwriters who want to gain a better understanding
      • Publishing industry professionals
      • Fiction authors will find value here too, though materials are crafted for nonfiction

      BOOK PUBLICITY MASTER COURSE

      WHO SHOULD PURSUE BOOK PUBLICITY PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION?

      The Book Publicity Professional Certification is ideal for:

      • Marketing staff for book publishers, publicity firms, etc.
      • Virtual assistants and authors’ assistants
      • Publishing industry professionals
      • Anyone wanting to enter the above fields
      • Authors are welcome to participate in certification as well (You can expand your own service offerings and challenge yourself to enhance your professional credentials!)

      Whether you want to learn how to get media coverage for your own books or you want to obtain skills to apply in your business working with authors, this course is jam packed with educational value that will transform you from a novice to an expert. You can take the course on its own, or take the course and add the certification program to expand your skills and get featured in our services provider directory.

      Feedback from PREVIOUS STUDENTS

      Thank you for a practical pathway to book publicity. I appreciated the detailed tips, examples, and “don’ts”. I now have a good understanding of the types of media that I can confidently provide for my authors as a publishing pro — and the types of media that are more effectively targeted by a publicity pro.

      Ella Ritchie

      StellerWriter.com

      Joanne McCall is a treasure for writers who desire more visibility and more avenues for finding readers. Her course is dense with vital information and behind-the-scenes knowledge for all of us who aim to be guests for interviews, podcasts, news stories. Her generosity and candor in sharing her years of experience are much appreciated!
      I’ll watch each session again so I don’t miss a thing.

      Alaina Bixon

      The book publicity master course is a must for anyone who is in the publishing business. Joanne McCall is a seasoned professional publicist who knows the business inside and out and passes on valuable information about how to interact successfully with the media that is difficult to find elsewhere.

      Karel James Bouse, Ph.D/Ph.D

      Author, Psychologist, Historian, Educator, Coach/Consultant: Integrative Spirituality & Self Discovery Finding the Phoenix (2022); Transgenerational Colonialism (2021); Neo-shamanism and Mental Health (2019)

      I can’t say enough about Joanne McCall and her NFAA Media Training course. She did a fantastic job of presenting key points in a well-organized way. And, she is both incredibly competent and kind. In three sessions, she was able to make everyone feel comfortable, to give both general and more specific guidance, and to generate noticeable improvement! This course went above and beyond my expectations. Highly recommended.

      Vicki Garlock

      Author ABC's of the World's Religions

      Joanne McCall not only exudes positive energy, but shares her abundant knowledge through constructive critiques of practice interviews. I’m using the media training to help my HikingAutism.com website become a springboard for my book Just Get to the Trailhead that I’m working on for publication. Very helpful class for honing effective media skills!

      Lisa Louis

      Joanne McCall provided us with practical tips for preparing for media interviews, successfully launching an interview, and maximizing opportunities to get our key messages out about our books in a thoughtful, success-oriented way. I highly recommend this training to members!

      Susie Kundrat

      It’s called a master course for a reason. You’re going to gain tremendous skills!

      SECRETS PUBLICISTS USE TO GET MEDIA ATTENTION2
      LEARN MEDIA TRAINING TECHNIQUES
      LAND TOP INTERVIEWS WITH NEWSPAPERS MAGAZINES TV AND RADIO

      Satisfaction is always 100% guaranteed.
      If for any reason this course isn’t for you, notify us within the first week of purchase and receive a full refund.

      BOOK PUBLICITY MASTER COURSE RECAP

      6-Week Course Delivered LIVE

      Tuesdays at 10am PT / 1pm ET

      September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2024

      Sessions last around 90 minutes each

      COURSE REGISTRATION INCLUDES

      • Access to six weeks of live training sessions, averaging 90 minutes each
      • Recordings shared same day following each live session
      • Downloadable handouts and bonus materials
      • Option to join the Nonfiction Authors Association and attend the Nonfiction Writers Conference (online event)
      • PLUS recordings and materials from the 2023 Book Publicity Master Course so you can begin self-study immediately!

      CERTIFICATION REGISTRATION INCLUDES

      • All course benefits
      • Quizzes for each module
      • One-year listing in our directory of Certified Book Marketing and Publicity Professionals or Virtual Assistants for Authors (must pass all six quizzes with score of 80% or higher)
      • Gold foil certificate mailed to US participants upon completion
      • Logo featuring professional designation for use on your website and in marketing collateral
      • Customizable templates you can use for your own clients
      • Invitation to private Facebook group available only to certified professionals

      publicity master course benefits

      3-Pay Options Available at Checkout
      Divide your payments over 60 days–option available in cart.

      Members of the Nonfiction Authors Association:
      Visit your member dashboard for special discount code.

      Not a member yet?
      You can join with course enrollment and receive the member discount instantly.

      Want to land more media interviews and deliver them like a pro? This course is for you!

      COURSE REGISTRATION OPTIONS

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        Includes all course benefits plus AUTHORITY MEMBERSHIP in the Nonfiction Authors Association for one year ($390 value). Price includes 33% member discount off course.
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              COURSE + CERTIFICATION OPTIONS FOR PUBLISHING INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

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              Includes all Book Publicity Master Course benefits plus six quizzes, one for each learning module. Pass with 80% and receive a certificate of completion, badge for marketing materials, and listing in our directory for one year.
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                  Includes all course and certification benefits PLUS VIP MEMBERSHIP in the Nonfiction Authors Association for one year ($790 value) with free conference access, monthly group consulting calls, and more. Price includes 33% member discount off course with certification.
                    COURSE + CERTIFICATION +
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                    $1,790 OR $635 x 3 PAY
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                    Includes all course and certification benefits PLUS THOUGHT LEADER MEMBERSHIP in the Nonfiction Authors Association for one year, admission to the Nonfiction Writers Conference (held online), and all-access pass to live courses during membership term. ($6,400 value)
                      COURSE + CERTIFICATION +
                      THOUGHT LEADER MEMBERSHIP
                      $2,990 OR $770 x 4 PAY

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                      Please note that we do not guarantee any outcome or financial benefit for participants. Results will vary and depend in part on the effort you put into participating in the course and then implementing your marketing plans. Course benefits, dates, and times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. As a reminder, you can cancel and request a full refund for any reason within the first two weeks of the course. We look forward to having you join us. Questions? Contact us here.

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