Category Archives: General

How Do We Make America a Book Nation?

                By Brian Feinblum, Media Connect CMO There’s a statistic that’s been floating around for a few years that is disturbing. Approximately 1 in 4 people last year in the United States did … Continue reading

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Interview with Author Dick Cantwell

                Dick Cantwell is among the most well-respected and experienced craft brewers, co-founding Elysian Brewing Company in 1996, where he served as head brewer until its sale to Anheuser-Busch in 2015. A three-time winner … Continue reading

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Best-Selling Book PR Strategies & Tips: Lessons From Book Expo Workshop By Media Connect

                By Brian, Feinblum, Media Connect CMO Senior members of Media Connect led a wonderful panel on best-selling book publicity strategies and tips at Book Expo America, the biggest annual trade show for … Continue reading

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Interview With Author Sylvie Beljanski

                President Nixon signed the “War on Cancer” into law in 1971. Nearly half a century and hundreds of billions of dollars later, it looks like we are still fighting a losing battle. … Continue reading

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Gimmicks Don’t Sell Books

                By Josh Zajdman, Media Connect Publicist In 1927, a French publisher offered the incomparable Georges Simenon money to spend 3 days and 3 nights in a glass cage… writing his next novel. Simenon … Continue reading

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16 Ways to Work with a Book Publicist

                By Brian Feinblum, Media Connect CMO If authors hire a publicist – or work with one their publisher assigned to them – they should take the following into consideration:

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How Authors Can Break into the News Cycle

                by Madeleine Ball, Media Connect Publicist If it’s not the latest on capitol hill, a natural disaster, or a mind-blowing investigation, how can authors and experts grab the attention of the press? … Continue reading

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What Floor Will Your Author Elevator Speech Take You To?

                By Brian Feinblum, Media Connect CMO Authors need an elevator speech.  They will use it to summarize an upcoming book, a current one, and their writing brand.  So just what needs to be … Continue reading

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Planning a Successful Book Event

                By Deborah Kohan, Partner at Media Connect If you are above the age of 25, chances are that you have planned an event of some sort whether it was a birthday party, wedding, or … Continue reading

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Honoring Banned Books Week

                By Brian Feinblum, Media Connect CMO While recently purchasing a mug with a theme of showcasing famous books that have been banned, I started to realize that we need to pay attention … Continue reading

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