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Texas Writers Month Revived to Celebrate 25 Years

Wednesday, April 10, 2019   (0 Comments)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Austin, Texas - April 10, 2019) -- Austin based book publicity firm and IBPA member benefit provider, PR by the Book, is relaunching Texas Writers Month in May, just in time for its 25th anniversary. Texas Writers Month began in 1994 to support Texas authors and writers with book signings, readings, events, and celebrations across the state, and fizzled out around 2000 because no one was carrying the torch.

PR by the Book founder Marika Flatt states, "When I started in book publicity in 1997, Texas Writers Month was a big deal - a way for everyone to celebrate authors around Texas. Everyone in Texas knows a (struggling) author; they deserve to be recognized!"

Check with Texas booksellers for TWM events planned across the state, and share on your social media all during the month of May. Read what the Texas book industry is saying about Texas Writers Month:

"We always love promoting Texas authors, and what better way to do it than with Texas Writer's Month! We are so lucky to have great local authors, and we hope you'll come by the store and discover a new Texas writer this May." -- BookPeople, Austin

"We’re proud to be a Texas publisher, and proud of the Texas writers on our list. Texas is a passionate and proud place, and it’s no coincidence that it is also a treasure trove of writers who bring that same passion and pride to their work. From poets to novelists, playwrights to essayists, and everything in between—they’re all stars of the Lone Star State." -- Cameron M. Ludwick, Publicity & Communications Manager, University of Texas Press

"As an indie bookstore, we rely on our community of writers and readers -- and conversely, they rely on us as well. A great initiative like Texas Writers Month will only help strengthen the bond of the literary community in Texas!" -- Brazos Bookstore, Houston

"Texas has become home to many outstanding authors. Support a literary Texas in May!" -- Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston

"Our Texas roots run deep, and we're thrilled to call the Lone Star State home. The independent spirit that makes Texas so strong carries into the way we run our publishing company - our way. Texas Writers Month is a wonderful tribute to Texan writers." -- Tanya Hall, CEO Greenleaf Book Group

"River Oaks Bookstore has been proud to support Texas writers for nearly forty-seven years! We host Texas authors regularly in (and out of) our bookstore – whether it be book signings, childrens’ reading hours, “pop-up shop” events, even book clubs. We also have an extensive and well stocked Local Authors section. We’re always eager to meet and support the authors that are such an important part of our community!" -- River Oaks Bookstore, Houston

"I've been in the Texas media scene over 16 years, and during that time, I've been lucky enough to meet so many amazing Texas authors. We love to tell our readers about the amazing talent in our region, supporting authors through On The Dot and Austin Woman magazine. We're thrilled Texas Writers Month is back!" -- Melinda Garvey, Founder, Austin Woman Magazine and On the Dot Woman

"A spirit of independent thought is significant in publishing today. It leads to innovation, stand-out voices, and, in our case, runs smack dab into our mission of creating more goodness in the world. Absolute Love Publishing champions authors — and readers — who embody this independent spirit, and we are thrilled to support Texas Writers’ Month and to celebrate alongside the many who make our great state so bold, brave, and bookish!" - Caroline A. Shearer, Founder, Absolute Love Publishing


About PR by the Book

PR by the Book specializes in taking stories to the media, and getting readers buzzing. From start to finish, PR by the Book helps turn books and literary talent into news, utilizing both traditional and social media. Their publicity campaigns are available both long-term (6+ months) and short-term (2-4 months), and in addition to media outreach, they offer media training, publicity consulting services, social media set up and maintenance, book tour scheduling and speaking engagement outreach.


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