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.

Report from the Virginia Festival of the Book

In Erin's Perspective by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox This weekend, I’ve traveled down to Charlottesville, Virginia for their annual literary festival, The Virginia Festival of the Book.  It seems only natural for Charlottesville to host a literary festival since it was the home to many great writers, including Edgar Allan Poe and William Faulkner. I am here to speak on a panel called “Agents …

Robert Miller talks about his departure from HarperStudio

In News by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox A year and a half after founding HarperStudio, the innovative new publishing imprint at HarperCollins, Robert Miller will be leaving to take on the role of group publisher for Workman Publishing.  HarperStudio was founded on Miller’s ground-breaking approach to publishing which focused on smaller advances (no advance exceeded $100,000 for one book), no returns, and a move towards the author …

Sorry Hilary, I’m voting for The Little Stranger

In Erin's Perspective by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox If you missed it, The Independent just announced the Orange Prize shortlist.  Among the books where Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning WOLF HALL and one of my favorite books from 2009, Sarah Waters’ brilliant THE LITTLE STRANGER.  Read the article above for more information.  The winner will be announced on June 9th.

Bye Bye Twitter, Hello Bubbly

In What's the Buzz by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Just when you think you’ve mastered Twitter, there’s a new social media network that’s gaining ground, Bubbly. Started by the Silicon Valley and Singapore-based company, Bubble Motion — a global provider of mobile messaging and social media applications, Bubbly is said to act like Twitter, where you can follow your favorite voices using your cellphone. For book …

Who Writes History? Tone of Textbooks Changed in Texas

In Erin's Perspective by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox I believe it was Winston Churchill who said, “History is written by the victors.”  And, that phrase could not be truer when examining today’s decision by the Texas Board of Education to change social studies curriculum standards.  The vote came down 11-4 in favor of changing the guidelines for history, economic, and government textbooks to reflect a conservative …

Bestselling writer, Simon Winchester, starts small-town paper

In Erin's Perspective by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox In the hamlets of America and even in big cities, the print news industry is declining.  While book publishers are finding a way to work with the eBook industry, the threat of blog-news and 24-hour news cycle is hurting print editions of major newspapers and closing papers in small towns and hamlets around the country. But, …

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 …