The Book Publicity Blog

News, Tips, Trends and Miscellany for Book Publicists

Morning Brief — Tuesday, July 8

Critical Mass, the NBCC blog, reports that the (Cleveland) Plain Dealer is trimming its book section by 25 percent.  Bummer.  The PD was one of the few papers with its own bestseller list (although I haven’t seen that in months) and that also regularly covers paperback reprints.

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Chris Brogan makes the distinction between different types of social media — what exactly is a blog good for vs. a social network vs. a wiki?  And if you do decide to blog, Joan Reeves of Sling Words posts about how to get started.

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Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists is running a series of posts about the publicist-author relationship.  #2 is about unrealistic expectations.  Have a look.

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Speaking of expectations, the New York Times via Ed Champion talks about anticipated vs. actual publicity (and sales) for Vincent Bugliosi’s new book — the book has hit bestseller lists apparently boosted by ads and radio interviews but scant print or TV coverage.  Interesting.

July 8, 2008 - Posted by | Blogs, Miscellaneous, Social Networking, Update Your Database | , , , , ,

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