Erin’s Must-Brings for Frankfurt Sanity

In Erin's Perspective by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox I’m leaving for The Frankfurt Book Fair on Saturday. With my multiple hats on (literary agent, Biz Dev/writer for PP, and publicist), I am juggling a few things on site and at home while I’m there. Because I’ll be busier than a one-armed paper hanger, it is important for this week to be very organized to …

What Makes a Game Changer?

In Erin's Perspective by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Today in the Huffington Post, author Jason Pinter published a piece called the “12 Game Changers in Publishing.”  While I appreciated Pinter’s attempt to celebrate those innovative people in publishing that the Huffington Post “100 Game Changers” neglected to list, I didn’t find his list all that comprehensive or, well, game-changing. Other than two of the …

Proof that Brooklyn Rocks the Literary World!

In Erin's Perspective by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox With this week’s release of the authors slated for The Brooklyn Book Festival, it seems clear that Brooklyn is the center of the literary universe.  As has been noted in an earlier story from our BEA coverage, Edward Nawotka, Publishing Perspectives‘ Editor in Chief, and I often diverge on the debate of Brooklyn’s literary presence and prowess.  …

The Best Kinds of Authors are the Ones Who Get You Drunk

In Erin's Perspective by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Let me start by writing a disclaimer.  Please drink responsibly…and preferably with a mixologist on-hand!  That’s what I did Sunday night at The Manhattan Cocktail Classic Event, “Chasing the White Dog in Manhattan: The History of Moonshine with the Legendary Junior Johnson and the Craft Distilling of Today.” My friends and mixologists Paul Zablocki and Steve …

Mister Splashypants Goes to Washington

In Erin's Perspective by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Okay, this story has nothing to do with Mister Splashypants directly, but it brings up a lot of questions that arose in an earlier post I wrote about Alexis Ohanian’s speech at TED about Greenpeace’s “Name the Whale” campaign and how, once you let things out online, it is near-impossible to try to control them…and sometimes that’s okay.  …

Shameless BEA Party Invite Request…

In Erin's Perspective by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox When I worked at The New Yorker, our Book Expo party (or better known as “The Spring Books Party”) was the hottest ticket in town.  People would sneak in, beg/borrow/steal, use personal connections with New Yorker writers to get invites, or pester me into putting their names on the guest list.  Those were heady, fun days being one of …