On January 23,2019, we featured publicist Sherri Rosen on our website. Here’s what we shared about this amazing writer:
Hello, my name is Sherri Rosen and I’ve had my own publicity firm in NYC for over 18 years giving a powerful voice to authors that are doing good things in the world. The very first book that I did publicity on was 12 years old, self-published and went onto The NY Times Bestseller List for 63 weeks.
It’s super hard to complete a review on Sherri Rosen’s books without thinking of her youtube rap video “Give Me Your Truth”. When we agreed to review thought Sherri would send one book. We never imagined that she was sending us two books, but we are honored that she allowed us to read her books!
In our opinion, Give Me Your Truth is a book to sound the alarm and give you more of a boost or a swift kick in the butt, while Publicity From the Trenches is a book to educate you more about publicity and why someone would need it.
When we first received the book for review we skipped straight to social media and then went back and read the rest of the book. read, Because we had recently read, #FBlogger: 20 Secrets to Fashion Blogging & Attracting Brands to You, we were curious to see if the information about social media would have similarities. In some ways they did.
One thing that was enjoyable about reading Give Me Your Truth was the picture it painted about why authors need a publicist. Give Me Your Truth, explains the pros and cons of having a publicist. The book mentions, “not having a publicist is like trying to go on a road trip without a car.” This book only has short chapters, but they are chapters to give you tons of information from why you need a publicist, making it happen, not settling and why you could use a ghostwriter.
Most of the time when life has dealt us the wrong cards or we are having ups and downs, most of us are quick to say, ” when life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” Sherri’s motto is “when life gives you lemons, you paint that SH&% gold!”
Book Review: Publicity From the Trenches
To be honest, after reading both Publicity From The Trenches and Give me your truth, we DO NOT recommend purchasing one book without the other because in our opinion you won’t get the full lesson. You may miss something trying to read one of the books and skipping the other.
As stated before, Publicity From The Trenches is more to teach you about why you need a publicist, challenges you may face while attempting to find a publicist like unreturned telephone calls, lack of interest for your project and detail information about the client/publicist relationship in general.
Most of us could create a project daily but it doesn’t matter about creating the project if now ever hears about it which is one of the points stressed in this book.
- If you’ve ever written a book without a publicist in order to save money or just because you didn’t know any better, this book is for you.
- If you wrote a book and now you’re confused about what will work to help promote your book, this book is for you.
- If you wrote a book and you’re wondering, how do I find the perfect audience for my project, this book is for you. One of the quotes used in the book is ” great publicists find your audience and support you every step of the way.”
This book provides information for both published and self-published authors. One thing that the book mentions about self-publishing is the need for excellent editors. This book has 127 tips to help you not only find that “perfect publicist” it also gives you tips along the way they help you avoid making mistakes of having a book that ultimately will collect dust if you don’t how to market your project effectively.