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It's not at all uncommon for a writer to get a ton of publicity for one book and then not get as much for the next one. I don't worry about that because I try to worry about the one single part of the job I can control: the writing of the book. If I do that well, I feel, good tidings generally will follow and readers will stick with me.
My mum is, like, my biggest fan, and she's the one who will basically do all the publicity for me back home... She'll constantly be talking to me saying, 'Dan, what's going on? We've heard this. Tell us about it! Dad wants to know!' And so I'll give them as much information as I can, and Mom and Dad are both my biggest fans.
I didn't realize - you think you are doing a movie but then you realize it's a Columbia Pictures movie so it's probably going to have some publicity. Then you see a billboard and it's like, 'God! I'm on a billboard!' It doesn't hit all at once, it kind of unravels itself and it's still unraveling.
I did decide that you have to put your name about a bit, and so, although I would have preferred to have never done publicity or an interview or a fashion shoot for a magazine or a chat show.
If my work was good enough, I would never have to do publicity.
I don't stage my own publicity.
Don't believe your own publicity. You can't; you'll start thinking that you're better than you are.
I don't crave publicity, you know.
When the Internet publicity began, I remember being struck by how much the world was not the way we thought it was, that there was infinite variation in how people viewed the world.
I'm not that kind of publicity, attention-grabber type of artist.
It's a difficult line to tread, where sometimes you go to the movies or you watch someone do publicity for movies or TV shows, and they do all the jokes that are good in the promotion of it, and you see the movie, and you're like, 'I kind of get it already. I'm not that psyched about it.'
Live by publicity, you'll probably die by publicity.
I'll never do a film because it's a massive budget and I'm gonna get lots of publicity for it and it will bring something else.
I've never really sought out publicity.
There is a time and place for publicity, but to stay a sane person, you must have a personal life.
I never, ever used my son for publicity. He'll have his say one day if he wants it. He'll have the last word. He has time to defend himself.
My first full year of touring, I did 300 days on the road. That was not including the travel time or publicity or anything else - that was just dates. I was home probably less than 50 days that year.
Writers say many true things about their own experiences with publicity and promotion.
Teresa Nielsen Hayden
I've always avoided publicity. I've never been good copy at any stage of my life. I don't strive for it, because I don't think it's important whether I'm good copy or not. The two can go together, if that's your personality, but every person on this earth is unique.
I'm shy, but not on a one-to-one basis. Over the years, I have become acclimatised to a bit of publicity.
Awards are only a publicity gimmick.
Personally I estimate about a third of my time is spent on author events, social media and traditional publicity.
I know it's good when I see a smaller film get recognized because it means more publicity for them. When you start producing and directing the movies become a little more like your children.
What's nice about what we have is when you enter the set, the world of film, it becomes this real cocoon, very different from all the publicity. That's the fun part.
I've learned to stay away from publicity addicts, people who want to be famous for no reason.
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