Morning Brief — Monday, June 23
Hope everyone had a good weekend. Humidity was low on Saturday and I managed to go for a long run without keeling over, so all is well with the world. I did, however, arrive in the office this morning to two voicemail messages saying, “I have a question for you — please call me.” Unless you’re leaving me a message to let me know a loved one has died or I’ve been fired, please, take 10 seconds to set the context.
Boing Boing reports that Cody’s in Berkeley has closed (as of June 20).
TechCrunch ranks the “real market value” of the social networks. There are lots of complicated numbers, but it boils down to MySpace being the top-ranked network followed by Facebook. I don’t know about MySpace (having shut down my account on International Shut Down Your MySpace Account Day) but a lot of publishing folk are on Facebook.
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Fall 2012: I’ve really enjoyed writing about book publicity and meeting (0nline and in person) writers, publicists, editors, agents and others in the publishing industry, but I’ve — reluctantly — come to the conclusion that I just don’t have the time to maintain this blog.
I imagine there is some information that will remain the same and that will remain useful, but there is much more that is or will become out of date, so please keep that in mind if you find yourself perusing my posts.
For some time now, I’ve closely followed a lot of very informative sites about media and about the publishing industry. Since I find myself quite voluble at times about issues that pertain to my job in the publicity department at a large publishing house, I thought I’d set up a book publicity blog. The purpose of this blog is provide tips, primarily, but also information about publishing / marketing trends that will help book publicists — and hopefully others in media and publishing — do our jobs with greater ease and efficiency. Please note that the opinions expressed on this blog are my own, not those of my company.
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