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Author Q&A: Five-time Bestselling Author Discusses Civil Trial Lawyer, Fred Levin

By Brian Feinblum, Chief Marketing Officer In his new book And Give Up Showbiz? How Fred Levin Beat Big Tobacco, Avoided Two Murder Prosecutions, Became a Chief of Ghana, Earned Boxing Manager of the Year, and Transformed American Law, five-time … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why Libraries Still Matter

Trinity College library, Dublin, via Libraries In Crisis. By Dee Donavanik, Publicity Director   Last week, the Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland, FL opened the doors to a brand new library.  The fact that a new library is opening and … Continue reading

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Author Q&A: Former Sports Illustrated Writer Discusses Overcoming Tragedy In Tuscaloosa

By Brian Feinblum, Chief Marketing Officer   Lars Anderson, the author of six books, spent two decades at Sports Illustrated writing profiles, features, home-length cover stories, games stories, scouting reports and essays for beats that included college and pro football, college and … Continue reading

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Author Q&A: New Book Lends Insight On Global Terrorism

By Brian Feinblum, Chief Marketing Officer   MEDIA CONNECT has promoted thousands of authors and books over the years, but few have managed to educate me the way a new book on the subject of terrorism has.

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No “Faults” For John Green

By Cori Cagide, Publicist Okay, so you may be thinking I’m late on the John Green train for this one, and I probably am. I first decided to read The Fault in Our Stars earlier this Summer when I found … Continue reading

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A Look at the Man Booker Longlist Books by American Authors

By Adrienne Fontaine, Senior Publicist As a part of my summer reading, I read four of the five books written by Americans and named on the longlist for the Man Booker prize. The fifth, Joseph O’Neill’s The Dog, is not … Continue reading

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Should You Attend Writers Conferences?

By Brian Feinblum, Senior Vice President and Marketing Officer   I recently attended the Willamette Writers Conference where I spoke before 50 eager self-published authors, talking about how one can make his or her book marketable and how to promote … Continue reading

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7 Life Lessons I Learned From Children’s Books

By Dee Donavanik, Publicity Director There has been lots of discussion about why YA books are gaining popularity among adult audiences, especially as several blockbuster adaptations are hitting the theaters. We’ve accepted that YA books have mass appeal and are not … Continue reading

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Kindle Unlimited: Critics Weigh In On Amazon’s New e-Book Subscription

  By Nicole Martineau, Publicist   Last week, Amazon announced the launch of Kindle Unlimited, a new e-book service that allows customers to read as many books as they want from a digital library of over 600,000 titles and thousands … Continue reading

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5 African Writers You Should Read Now

By Johanna Dickson, Digital Publicist   There was a time in my life when the only books I read were by African writers. I was an African Studies major in college, and in addition to my coursework on campus I … Continue reading

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