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March, 2013  // Posts published in March, 2013

French Government Plans Bookstore Bailout

So it seems France, thanks to their Culture Minister, is taking some very deliberate steps to ensure the “digital age in publishing” doesn’t completely wipe out their physical bookstores. New budget allowances are making funds available for loans, which will be offered to both independent and chain stores. There are also plans to mandate mediators...

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Getting Inspiration From “The Beyond”

I was at a writer’s event this past weekend, some of us less jaded publicists do this on occasion to stay connected with the next crop of authors, to get their perspective on any new challenges the industry is presenting, what their visions and goals look like, I personally know it keeps me grounded to...

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Rationalizing The Existence Of E.L. James

When I first heard that E.L. James, the Fifty Shade of Grey author, is publishing a writing guide I literally spit out my coffee. Which also made a mess of my desk and kind of made me hate her even more – irrational as that may be. Fifty Shades of Grey: Inner Goddess (A Journal)...

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Is The NYT Best Seller List Past Its Prime?

I had drinks with some industry people recently (a rare occurrence, and for obvious reasons if you read this blog) and some VERY interesting information regarding the New York Times best seller list was revealed by someone who works for Amazon Publishing. You’ve got to love what a little alcohol can do… Essentially what she...

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Marketing Budgets VS. Shopping Excursions

As much as I sometimes kvetch about the publishing industry, my job and trying to maneuver around outrageous client egos, my friends in the freelance publicity sector always know how to shake me out of moments of self-pity with a good laugh. When it comes to marketing and publicity budgets I should really feel grateful...

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