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In Guest Contributors & Editorial by Thomas Minkus

Editorial by Thomas Minkus, VP, Frankfurt Book Fair NEW YORK: We in the publishing community tend to take book fairs for granted: dreading the preparation and extra work, facing questions about how much time and resources are necessary to attend, arranging for time away from the home and office. Only unforeseen events that disrupt our attendance, like 9/11 or the …

Book Maven’s Virtuous Circle Lunch at The Algonquin

In What's the Buzz by Erin L. Cox

By Bethanne Patrick I spent my honeymoon at The Algonquin Hotel. Its literary legacy appealed to me, and I think I secretly hoped that an editor from The New Yorker would see me in The Oak Room and hire me on the spot… Alas, that never happened — although the honeymoon was wonderful (we are still married!). But I’ve always wanted …

What’s the Buzz: Hold that Tweet or You Might Get Fired

In News, What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson The best of the blogosphere and social media… Does your company have a social media policy? Maybe you should check. While we often rely on social media to build our professional network and discuss issues with customers and colleagues, websites like Twitter and Facebook also offer a tempting forum for airing public complaints and outrage. Mashable.com reports …

Bonus Material: How Much Does a Publicity List Cost?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Chris Artis As discussed today, publicity lists are among the most essential tools a publicist has to promote a new book. But how much do they cost? Peter Grand, Inc. charges a one-time fee for installing the Publicity Assistant 2000 program. The amount is based on a per user basis and can run from $6,500 per user to as little …