I need someone to create a media contact list with press outlets in Queensland and the surrounding areas. The list should include names and email addresses of the following media: blogs, television stations, newspapers, magazines, and radio stations in Queensland and the surrounding areas. The contacts from these stations need to have an interest in covering the following topics: Australian authors; hair and beauty issues; Aboriginal and Islander heritage women; and women of color (i.e., African American, African).
I am an author in the United States who is preparing for my book launch within 2 months. My book addresses issue of hair, beauty, and ethnicity. My book includes an interview from an award-winning Australian author Sue McPherson. Development is underway this year for the Magpie Pictures children's series Grace Beside Me (Magabala Books), which is being adapted from Sue’s novel. Sue’s book was also shortlisted for the Deadly Award for outstanding contribution to Indigenous Literature in 2012; selected for the White Ravens List 2013; and shortlisted in the Young Adult category for the Prime Ministers Literary Awards in 2013.
Once identified, I will need this contact information placed into an Excel spreadsheet. We will discuss what version of Excel you have so that it is compatible with my version. While is my idea for coverage, I am open to your ideas since you actually live in the region and have firsthand knowledge of this media market. Communication with the freelance is critical to this project’s success.