8 Second PR wins 2019 Best Book Award for Communications Public Relations Category

8-Second PR is honored to be the Winner of the 2019 Best Book Awards in the Business: Communications / Public Relations Category by American Book Fest

We wrote 8-Second PR as a way to give back by sharing our PR Secrets based on booking thousands of media interviews on CNN, TODAY Show, CBS Health Watch and more. We hope this Best Book Award and free ebook promotion helps us magnify more brands. ~ Liz H Kelly, Goody PR Founder and Author

Marketing and Public Relations book, “8-Second PR: Energize Your Story for Ultimate Media Success!”, is proud to announce that it was selected as the Winner for the 2019 Best Book Awards in the Business: Communications / Public Relations Category by American Book Fest. And in support of Author Liz H Kelly’s goal “to empower 1 million brands to amplify their story,” the Kindle ebook version will be $0.00 as a holiday book promotion on Cyber Monday (December 2, 2019) and Giving Tuesday (December 3, 2019) ONLY on Amazon.

American Book Fest is an online publication providing coverage for books from mainstream and independent publishers with over 138,000 fans on Facebook. Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of American Book Fest said that the 16th Annual Best Book Awards contest received over 2,000 entries, which were narrowed down to over 90 category Winners and 310+ Finalists for books published in 2017-2019. Winners included books published by HarperCollins, Penguin/Random House, Simon and Schuster, Hay House, and hundreds of Independent Houses throughout the United States.

Goody PR Founder and Author Liz H Kelly expressed thanks, “We’re so grateful to the American Book Fest for recognizing 8-Second PR as the Best Book Awards Winner in the Business: Communications/ PR category. We wrote the book as a way to give back to the community by sharing our PR Secrets after booking thousands of media interviews on CNN, TODAY Show, CBS Health Watch and more that most PR agencies would never tell you.”

In addition, Kelly announces the release of a new 8-Second PR online course on Teachable. Course 4: How to Write Powerful Media Hooks that Connect with Reporters can help small businesses, brands, entrepreneurs, marketing professionals and authors increase awareness and sales through earned media interviews (TV, radio and print) that are 3x more valuable than any paid ad. This interactive online course includes videos, slides, case study examples, and workbook exercises for how to book major media.

Based on the book, 8-Second PR’s Online Course 4 on Teachable includes how to:

1.    Write a moving email subject line that gets opened by reporters.

2.    Write a clear and compelling first sentence in every pitch.

3.    Define the star(s) in each story pitch.

4.    Make your story relevant and timely.

5.    Define HOW your brand is improving lives.

6.    Define key talking points to support your story hook.

7.    Provide supporting media to amplify your brand.

8.    Test Media Hooks A, B, C and repeat.

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(Free eBook promotion December 2-3, 2019)




American Book Fest – 2019 Best Book Awards Winners



Award-Winning 8-Second PR: Energize Your Story for Ultimate Media Success (January 2019) is a “New Crash Course in PR”. This Amazon bestseller is a fun how-to promote your brand guide that includes a proven 8-step story energizer process in 8 chapters with 8 action items each, along with case study examples. Readers will walk away with a success roadmap for how to tell a powerful story in 8 seconds (average attention span of an adult), reach millions of raving fans, connect with influencers, secure major media interviews and increase sales – Plus 8 New PR Superpowers that together can make a brand unstoppable! This book is ideal for small business owners, CEOs, entrepreneurs, authors, along with marketing and public relations professionals. College students are using 8-Second PR as their primary textbook at California State University San Bernardino’s PR Writing Class taught by Instructor Jessica Nerren. A portion of the profits from this book will be donated to the Autism Society of America. http://8SecondPR.com


Based on 15 years of Public Relations experience and a unique 360-view as a marketing professional, author and columnist, 8-Second PR Author and Goody PR Founder Liz H Kelly uncovers her PR secrets in a fun how-to promote your business guide. Kelly is passionate about magnifying brands, experts and causes through compelling marketing, PR, and social media campaigns. After working for Fox Interactive Media/Myspace, Paramount Pictures, Sprint PCS, and LA startups, Kelly decided to use her marketing experience for GOOD full-time in 2008. Kelly’s work and books have been featured on CNN, FOX News, USA TODAY, The Chicago Tribune, Thrive Global, KTLA, KCBS, BBC Radio, NPR and thousands of media outlets. Kelly also teaches Digital Marketing at UCLA Extension and is a Social Media Club Los Angeles Board Member. Follow @LizHKelly or visit http://GoodyPR.com.

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