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Welcome To Book World, The Greatest Theme Park

How come there aren’t any theme parks dedicated to books and publishing? I think it is a billion-dollar idea waiting to be acted upon. I am sure one day we’ll see billboards or Groupons for AmazonWorld – or maybe Barnes … Continue reading

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My Dinner with Katharine Weymouth, Publisher of The Washington Post

Katharine Weymouth, the publisher of The Washington Post is re-inventing the way they cover news. “It is no longer a morning paper,” she said in her talk at the American News Women’s Club this week.  “It is a 24/7 operation,” … Continue reading

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Rizzoli Bookstore Event: The Globetrotter Diaries

On Wednesday, February 20th, I attended an event for Michael Clinton, the author of The Globetrotter Diaries (Glitterati), to celebrate the publication of his new travel memoir with a book signing and party at the Rizzoli Bookstore in Manhattan.   Michael … Continue reading

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(Nearly) New Year, New Office

For many, January signals a fresh start to a new year. For Media Connect the new year arrived early as did our “fresh start”.  Last week we moved from a space in New York that has been our home for … Continue reading

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Sinatra & Me Book Launch Party

I have never been to a book launch party at a pizzeria, but the release of Sinatra & Me by Franz Douskey is unlike any other book I’ve promoted.  So when I joined two colleagues to take a two-hour train … Continue reading

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Finn Partners Welcomes John Tierney

Recently, Finn Partners welcomed John Tierney, New York Times Science columnist and co-author of Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength to the office for a talk, Q&A and book signing with the FP team. Over 35 FP staffers attended the powerful talk, … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday: November 5

There are no words to describe this past week, and the wrath of Hurricane Sandy. We’re counting our lucky stars that none of us here at Media Connect experienced any severe destruction or loss — and our hearts go out … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Farm Life and Book Publicity

As a kid that grew up on a dairy farm in Little Falls, NY, I can’t say that I dreamed about being a book publicist. With a love and passion for animals, the dairy industry, and the beautiful scenery in … Continue reading

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A New York (And Chicago) State of Mind

  After seven wonderful and crazy years in New York City, I recently decided to move to Chicago. I knew that it would be a difficult transition since I often proclaimed by undying love for NYC. Below is a list of … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday: September 24

We can hardly believe that this is the last Mailbox Monday of September! Yet, more importantly, we can hardly believe we almost forgot that today is National Punctuation Day! Yes, it’s a celebrated “holiday” for grammar lovers. Are you one of … Continue reading

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