Morning Brief — Thursday, August 14
I was doing laundry yesterday when a neighbor entered the laundry room with her golden retriever, which promptly began sniffing around my clean clothes. I was about to ask Neighbor if she could keep Dog away from my clothes when I realized I really liked Dog better Neighbor. I edged Dog away from my cart and reached for my dryer sheets.
BookTour.com, a database of author events nationwide, announces a new partnership with IndieBound, which means that events scheduled with IndieBound members (most independent bookstores) will automatically be posted to the BookTour site. I like automatic.
At Three Percent, Chad Post has just updated his extensive Translation Database of works in translation published by American publishing houses this year.
Off the Page, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s book blog, comments on the various book-oriented social networking sites like Goodreads, LibraryThing and Shelfari. I once spent a Saturday afternoon adding all the books I’ve ever publicized (154 at the time, if I remember correctly) to my Shelfari shelf. Why, you may ask? Good question. One which I continue to ponder.
Down the Avenue posts an interesting piece about what happens to blogs when they get big — usually we think of bloggers as individuals marching to the beat of their own drums, but some blogs have grown so large like Boing Boing (or started out that way like The Huffington Post) that they have multiple writers, editors, ads, etc. — sort of like … traditional media.
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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some information that will remain the same and that will remain useful, but there is much more that is or will become out of date, so please keep that in mind if you find yourself perusing my posts.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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