Monthly Archives: May 2014

Books and Wine: Partners Working for the Rebirth of Independent Bookstores

A guest post by Carol Hoenig, via Kristin Clifford, Partner and Director of MC Satellite. My good friend and business partner, Peggy Zieran, who had been a General Manager for a Long Island Borders store, and I, have been talking for … Continue reading

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When It Comes to Connecting With a Teen Audience, John Green Gets It

By Nicole Martineau, Associate Publicist   In case you’ve been living under a rock and are unfamiliar with the current media explosion that is the big-screen adaption of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, here’s a very brief synopsis of the book: … Continue reading

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Book Expo America Reflections

photo credit As we eagerly await the United States’ largest book convention next week, MEDIA CONNECT looks back to remember some of their favorite moments of Book Expo America’s (BEA’s) past.

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Author Q&A: Embedded Photographer-Turned-Author Shares His Experience In Afghanistan

Robert Cunningham has photographed the five living United States presidents and nine heads of state, 12 prime ministers, numerous astronauts, celebrities, and Fortune 500 CEOs. But his proudest moment in a 10-year photography career came when he photographed U.S. troops … Continue reading

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The Hidden Symphony Behind a Book’s Success

By Adrienne Fontaine, publicist   A friend of mine recently sent me the link to a New York Observer article on Adelle Waldman’s debut novel The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. I had given this friend my copy of the … Continue reading

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So You’re Going to Book Expo 2014

By Dee Donavanik, Publicity Director of MEDIA CONNECT DC BookExpo America, aka BEA, is a yearly event that brings authors, educators, librarians, and others involved in the publishing industry together for a few days of exhibits, events and networking.  For … Continue reading

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Social Media Traffic Times, the Best and the Worst Times to Post

photo credit By Brian Feinblum, Senior Vice President and Marketing Officer   The key questions on social media are: Which sites should you post on , and how often? What type of content should you share? And what time of day … Continue reading

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5 of the Worst Romantic Match-Ups in Literature

By Alexandra Israel, Publicist   Confession: I’ve been on a Thomas Hardy kick. I recently finished Tess of the D’Urbervilles, and now I’ve begun reading Jude The Obscure. What inspired this blog post was thinking about Hardy’s match-up of characters - he likes … Continue reading

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5 Mexican-American Authors to Read for Cinco de Mayo

By Johanna Dickson, Digital Publicist   Cinco de Mayo originated in Mexican-American communities in the 1860s in the American West, Southwest, and Northwest as a way to honor their heritage and pride. It was first celebrated by Mexicans and Latinos … Continue reading

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The Surprising Original Titles of Famous Novels

By Johanna Dickson, Digital Publicist   The naming of a book can be a difficult task for even the most creative author. The title has to be relevant to the subject matter and enticing enough to catch the attention of … Continue reading

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