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Morning Brief — Wednesday, October 1

GalleyCat reports that the Chicago Reader and the Washington City Paper are the latest publications to declare bankruptcy.  Not quite sure what “filing for bankruptcy” means for us book publicists since we still fly on bankrupt airlines (and bank at bankrupt banks).

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Ami from Folio mentioned that she’s been seeing quite a bit about online book launches — instead of getting people together in some fancy digs (and having to pay for all that wine and cheese), authors interact with their readers (and other authors) through podcasts and online chats.  Here’s an example.

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NPR has launched their own online networking community.  Which I would try except I’m already juggling Facebook.  And Twitter (which is, incidentally, how I found out about this — WBUR tweeted the news).  And LinkedIn.  And Shelfari.  And probably some other sites I no longer remember.  But maybe someone else can try the NPR community and report back …

October 1, 2008 - Posted by | Online Marketing, Social Networking, Update Your Database | , , , , , , ,

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  1. […] the company that owns the Chicago Reader and the Washington City Paper has declared bankruptcy, the editor at the Chicago Reader assured GalleyCat that book coverage would […]

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