Do Provocative Photos Help Sell a Book?
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Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato have been producing docs (The Eyes of Tammy Faye), reality TV (RuPaul’s Drag Race) and films (Party Monster) for 21 years. Now they have produced a new coffee table book, The World According to Wonder.

The question is: Do provocative photos help sell a book?

Photos by Mathu Andersen, Idris Rheubottom, and Tony Craig.

I don’t know what the book sales have been, but they are getting great publicity. Here are a few of the media placements they’ve gotten in the past few weeks:

PAGE SIX: http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/sightings_E91BJxEKDNNlE8zUinh9nO

INDIE WIRE: http://www.indiewire.com/article/photo-gallery-from-rupauls-drag-race-to-party-monster-film-reality-tv-gurus-world-of-wonder-release-coffee-table-book

ADVOCATE: http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/books/2013/01/04/exploring-world-wonder

CELEBRITYGOSSIP.net: http://celebrity-gossip.net/chloe-sevigny/chloe-pamela-and-tori-%E2%80%9C-world-according-wonder%E2%80%9D-photo-book-posers-806187

DAILY FREAK SHOW – VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEA_IRsMK8k

DAILY SCANDAL: http://www.dailyscandal.net/fenton-bailey-and-randy-barbato-the-world-according-to-wonder-celebrating-the-firebrands-freaks-and-nonconformists-who-queered-american-culture

DANGEROUS MINDS: http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_world_according_to_wonder_saluting_the_pioneers_of_alt_and_gay_tv

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: http://shelf-life.ew.com/2013/02/12/the-world-according-to-wonder-photo-book

GOSSIP CENTER: http://gossipcenter.com/chloe-sevigny/chloe-pamela-and-tori-%E2%80%9C-world-according-wonder%E2%80%9D-photo-book-posers-806187

THE HOMO LIFE: http://thehomolife.com/from-the-producers-of-rupauls-drag-race-comes-the-gayest-coffee-table-book-the-world-has-ever-seen

HOMORAZZI: http://www.homorazzi.com/article/world-of-wonder-creators-randy-barbato-fenton-bailey-rpdr-season-5-book

THE HUFFINGTON POST: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/fenton-bailey-and-randy-barbato/the-world-according-to-wonder_b_2618348.html

IN TOUCH WEEKLY: http://www.intouchweekly.com/stars/news/naked-chloe-sevigny-baring-it-all-why-photo

THE INQUISITR: http://www.inquisitr.com/520303/chloe-sevigny-poses-nude-in-the-bath-for-new-book

METROSOURCE: http://metrosource.com.s123317.gridserver.com/2013/01/28/the-world-according-to-wonder

NEW NOW NEXT: http://www.newnownext.com/the-world-according-to-wonder-the-prettiest-coffee-table-book-this-year/02/2013

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS – FEATURE: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/drag-race-creatives-release-book-article-1.1248731

NEW YORK POST: http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/starr_report_ukZchxKvu7fpV9Y3EjuszN

OUT MAGAZINE: http://www.out.com/entertainment/movies/2013/02/18/world-wonder-fenton-bailey-randy-barbato

PEREZ HILTON: http://perezhilton.com/2012-12-10-josh-kilmer-purchell-brent-ridge-beekman-boys-naked-hay-pile-pic

QUEERTY: http://www.queerty.com/photos-rupaul-chloe-sevigny-pam-anderson-and-more-in-the-world-acc

RADAR ONLINE: http://radaronline.com/photos/celebrity-portraits-in-the-world-according-to-wonder/photo/489800

SOCIALITE LIFE: http://socialitelife.com/10-questions-with-randy-and-fenton-from-world-of-wonder-02-2013

TREY SPEEGLE: http://treyspeegle.com/010113/2013/2/5/the-world-according-to-wonder

US WEEKLY – VIDEO: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/selena-gomez-attends-star-studded-bible-study-group-201342

V MAGAZINE: http://vmagazine.com/site/content/477/the-real-world-of-wow

VARIETY: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118063697 and
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118063398

About John Kremer

John Kremer is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, the Relationships Matter Marketing program, and many other books and reports on book marketing, Internet marketing, social media, and book publicity. -- .


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