About the Author

Erin L. Cox

Erin L. Cox is the Business Development Director for Publishing Perspectives and a Senior Associate at Rob Weisbach Creative Management, where she represents writers and handles publicity and advertising clients.

Are Book Tours Worth the Money and Effort?

In Erin's Perspective by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Today, on The Los Angeles Times book publishing blog, “Jacket Copy,” they published a story called “Book Tour? More Like a Safari” about the joint book-tour of authors and couple, Bill Cotter and Annie La Ganga. While their respective publishers chose not to pay for a formal author tour, the two took to the road and traveled …

RH makes Video Games and Nintendo Works with Classics

In News by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox After last week’s Publishing Perspectives story about Nintendo releasing “100 Classic Books” in June, it seems funny to have Random House announce that they are now in the development of video games of their own. I’d say it’s a touch of “Freaky Friday,” but maybe this is the future of publishing companies, to work with all forms of …

Taking Issue with Newsweek’s Non-Book Club

In What's the Buzz by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Hold on for a second as I get up on my soap-box…okay. I appreciate any media outlet that supports books through reviews, interviews with writers, listings of upcoming books, bestseller lists, or any other kind of support, but Newsweek’s column “We Read it (So You Don’t Have to)” and William Boot’s column on bestsellers in “The Daily Beast” are both …

Will a Gold Medal Help Kim Yu-na be Published Worldwide?

In Global Trade Talk by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Last night in Vancouver, 19 year old Korean figure skater Kim Yu-na would skate a flawless program that would  win her the gold medal. Voted Person of the Year in 2009 by The Korea Times, spokesperson for products from Nike to Hyundai, Yu-na is a star in Korea.  Now, coming home with a gold medal in hand, Yu-na will now be elevated to an …

Using Fiction to Tell the Truth

In Feature Articles by Erin L. Cox

Portuguese journalist and novelist José Rodrigues dos Santos discusses how fiction can be a better way to tell a true story. By José Rodrigues dos Santos LISBON, PORTUGAL:  The American Super Stallion helicopters landed in the Kuwaiti desert amongst much dust and panache, and the US Marines took position in the sandy grounds in full combat gear, pointing their guns …

A Year Without Work and I’ve Never Felt Better

In What's the Buzz by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Yesterday, Larry Hughes, former HarperCollins USA publicist, published a post on his blog “Book Flack at Large” looking back at his year without work. While he does lament not having a “day job” that he loves, his list of personal achievements seems extraordinary and something of which to be quite proud. Next week marks my own one-year …

Hate Valentine’s Day and Want to Commiserate?

In What's the Buzz by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox This Sunday is Valentine’s Day, a day marked, at least in the US, by flowers, chocolate, cards, and romantic evenings…but what happens if you don’t have a love to share the day with?  Below are some publications that take an interesting twist on the day of love: The New Yorker is requesting Dear John letters from their …

Jerry Pinkney and his family’s book dynasty

In Children's, What's the Buzz by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox In USA Today, Bob Minzesheimer writes a lovely piece about Jerry Pinkney who recently won the Caldecott Medal for his book The Lion & The Mouse.  As the first individual African-American to win the Caldecott Medal, Pinkney is an inspiration to other African-American writers and illustrators…even the ones in his family. His wife, children, and their spouses …

What is the best way to learn a language?

In Global Trade Talk by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox In today’s story, Siobhan O’Leary writes about the role of translators in international publishing.  As publishing goes global and learning other languages are necessary for conducting business, it begs the question…what is the best way to learn a language? Write in and tell me what has worked best for you.

The New Yorker’s Lillian Ross on the life and death of J.D. Salinger

In News by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox On Wednesday, reclusive American writer J.D. Salinger died.  Author of The Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zooey, Salinger had spent the last 50 years in seclusion. Famed New Yorker writer Lillian Ross had a close personal friendship with Salinger over the years and wrote a powerful piece about the life and death of the …