The Book Publicity Blog

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Morning Brief — Thursday, September 25

Stacey J. Miller of The Book Promotion Blog links to a podcast with All Things Considered producer Carol Klinger, who talks about how she picks guests for the show.

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The Publicity Hound reminds us not to neglect outreach to weekly newspapers (alternative papers, ethnic publications, trade journals, etc.)

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Short Stack, the Washington Post’s book blog, apologizes for not reviewing a lot of good books.  They list several books they thought should have been reviewed but weren’t, pretty much because there are too many books and too little space.  Really now.  This reminds me of a column I read years ago by the Rocky Mountain News’ book editor Patti Thorn — knowing that she would never be able to review all the books she wanted to, Thorn wrote “reviews” of the half dozen books she was in the middle of reading.  (She made it clear that she had not finished the books so the piece wasn’t misleading in any way.)  It was one of the most fun, clever book columns I’ve read (albeit not one in the running for a Pulitzer for criticism).

September 25, 2008 - Posted by | Miscellaneous, Pitching Tips, Reviews | , , , , , ,

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