Press Release vs. Publicity Release

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Hi Angela,

What is the difference between a press release and a publicity release? Is there information about this at the Booklocker site? Midwest Book Review would like me to include a publicity release and/or a media kit when I submit my book for review and I’m not sure how to proceed.

Thank you, M.


A media kit usually includes a press release, info. about the author and the book, and a copy of the book’s cover.

A Publicity Release, on the other hand, is a release giving someone permission to publish your info. See a sample of a publicity release.

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