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Musings of a New York Publicist  // Browsing posts in Musings of a New York Publicist

Should I Promote My Book or Buy New Shoes?

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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“I want HBO, Ellen and The New York Times.”

We live in an age of immediacy, thanks to the Internet and advancements in communication technology there’s usually no reason we can’t get what we want, exactly when we want it. But the one thing we can’t do?  Ignore reality. Well, we can, but it’s usually not an efficient way to go through life. And...

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The Importance of Writing for Your Market – Seriously.

  So I was reading through a manuscript last week and it’s a young adult dystopian, futuristic novel, which is a super hot genre right now with Hunger Games, Divergent, all that good stuff, so I was super excited when I heard we might be working with this best-selling romance author who was branching out,...

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Quotes from Great Women – Helen Giangregorio

“He who laughs last didn’t get it.” – Helen Giangregorio I love this! He’s not laughing longest, he’s just slow on the pick up. In my industry everything is changing, almost daily, so the idea of laughing last is really antiquated, nothing lasts anymore, we like to think that true love does, I hope my great...

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Quotes from Great Women – Indira Gandhi

“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” – Indira Gandhi Well this is a tough one for me because I deal with so many infuriating people on a daily basis. Sure, I have a say in which authors we bring in to Lavigne House, but not every great book is written by a great...

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Monday’s Quick & Healthy Recipe

Monday is here and with it generally comes a little stress, a little anxiety, and a little depression that the weekend is over. I’m sure by now you all know how crazy my schedule is, I love to eat good food but honestly when I walk in the door at 8:00 some nights the idea...

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Quotes from Great Women – Maya Angelou

“People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou This concept has really changed my life. When I started Lavigne House I knew I had to change the way publishing happens, at its core. And while at the end...

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My Christmas Wish List for North Korea

Life is so unfair. I mean seriously. You know I actually wanted to see The Interview, now, poof, the chances for that are pretty much washed up. Then I thought, you know why the heck didn’t North Korea get rid of a movie that is seriously bad like 50 Shades of Grey? As I said,...

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Barbie Porn

Over the years there are things that have been ruined for me. You know flying isn’t the glamour trip I thought it would be, hot dogs are flat out gross and most celebrities (without their make up) rival the TV show The Living Dead. I get that at some point we all have to grow...

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Why Are All Creative People Nuts?

“All poets are mad.” – English writer Robert Burton Have you heard someone saying he or she has no filter? Well, that’s actually a real thing. According to those who study these things, we’re constantly filtering information, in different forms, even subconsciously through our senses, and being able to filter relevant from irrelevant data is...

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