Drum roll, please! And again.
Yep, this is it. I've finally done it. Despite knee-knocking fears, and backpedaling from the very idea, I have tackled the media kit.
For those of you novices (I was one until a couple of minutes ago), a media kit is not to be confused with a news release, press release, or anything along that line that you may have heard of. I am told there is no longer such a thing as a press or news release - it is a media release. Woe to the poor writer who shows their ignorance for sending an editor a news release.
I can't say that I'm all done. Partly because the media kit's very essence is evolving, as one has more reviews to post, a different synopsis to add, more writing credits, and so forth.
What I've done is tackle it with my usual organizational efficiency (where has it been hiding these past couple of weeks?), and made a list of the contents of said kit. Synopsis. Check. Author bio. Check. Sell sheet. Check. Of course that's not all, but it is a beginning. I am slowly building each page.
I am fortunate to have printed out about three different media kits, and am using them as templates. Where they overlap, I'll be sure and create my own version. When I become more comfortable with the whole idea of a media kit, I think it will be easier to finish, or add to, what I've already begun.
I've borrowed mother hen's (read: Lea Schizas) wet noodle, and will liberally flog you with it if you're like I was until today: staring at a media kit and not taking that first step.