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How to send books to TIME

Ben from Viking Penguin just forwarded a memo from Lev Grossman at TIME.  Lev says: 

One, Time is moving to a different floor in our building, and our office numbers will be changing.  And two, there has been a bit of confusion lately about who to send review copies to at Time — we still see books going to people who don’t want them, or who don’t have time to read them, or who haven’t actually worked at Time for years.  And we’d like to try to clear that up.

So.  In most cases, books for review should be sent to two people: Lev Grossman and Andrea Sachs. Our new addresses are:

Lev Grossman
Time
1271 Sixth Ave

Fl 22
New York, NY 10020

Andrea Sachs
Time
1271 Sixth Ave

Fl 23
New York, NY 10020

Lev’s new address is effective April 10th. Andrea’s is effective as of today.

Don’t send books to Belinda Luscombe, the arts editor, unless you’ve discussed it with her first, as she doesn’t have time to read them.  Don’t send books to MarcArthur St. Juste or Alan Abrams or Marianne Sussman.  They don’t work here anymore.

In certain cases, where a book has a particular focus, additional copies can go to the person who covers the appropriate beat here.  For example, it never hurts to send religion books to David Van Biema, our religion writer.  Barbara Kiviat often writes about business books for us.  Richard Lacayo, our art critic (and book critic emeritus), should see art, architecture and photography books, and any histories and biographies related to those areas.  If you’re not sure where to send a book, just ask, or we can direct the book to the appropriate person when it gets here.

March 27, 2008 - Posted by | Update Your Database |

2 Comments »

  1. Is it a good idea to share contact addresses on a blog like this? I’m a fan of this site, but if you’re posting reviewer contact info in an online forum you should probably ask permission first.

    Comment by friendlyflack | March 27, 2008 | Reply

  2. Thanks for your feedback — I have removed their desk numbers. Office addresses are so widely available and easily accessible though, that I don’t feel like I’m overstepping any boundaries — all I’m really doing is saving someone 30 seconds on Google (or any one of a multitude of databases). In this particular case, I’m guessing that Lev’s mass email announcing the address changes reached far more people than this blog. (He did, however, include both phone numbers and email addresses in his message that I did not post for privacy reasons.)

    Comment by Yen | March 27, 2008 | Reply


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