Category Archives: publishing

BEA is Back in Chicago – Anyone for a Cubs Game?

By, David Hahn, Managing Director of MEDIA CONNECT I started attending the annual book industry conference in 1986.  Back then it was simply known as the ABA, the first one I went to held in New Orleans.  Talk about a great … Continue reading

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How Often Should Writers Pen Books?

                November was National Novel Writing Month.  In the last few years people have been encouraged to pen 50,000 words in the 30-day month, averaging 1,667 words per day.  Last year, out of … Continue reading

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A Message To Authors: Paddle Through It

                  By Brian Feinblum, Chief Marketing Officer, SVP The moment fear turns into exhilaration is an amazing one. I felt it several times during my family vacation to Cape Cod this past … Continue reading

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5 Books To Watch Out For This Fall

              By Josie Urwin, Publicist There are heaps of buzz-worthy books coming out this fall. Everyone’s talking about Jonathan Franzen’s Purity, Garth Risk Hallberg’s City on Fire (the 900-page behemoth that garnered a $2 … Continue reading

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Do Authors Need a Social Media Legal Handbook?

photo credit By Brian Feinblum, Chief Marketing Officer, SVP Social media is all over the place, and the legal system struggles to keep up with it.  Further, the masses using social media, especially authors to promote their books, are not … Continue reading

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Who Are The All-time Best-Selling Novelists?

                By Brian Feinblum, Chief Marketing Officer, SVP Which books are the all-time bestsellers?  Let’s preface the answer with this: no one really knows for sure. Why?  Sales records are quite poor and … Continue reading

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Business Book Authors: Every Business Event You Need To Know Thru December 2015

The following business events calendar appeared in the the latest edition of the MEDIA CONNECT newsletter. To subscribe for future editions, click here. Every business author should be anticipating certain annual events during the year for possible tie in interviews. Bylined articles … Continue reading

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Author Q&A: New York Times Bestselling Author Discusses the Miracle of Freedom

  Chris Stewart, Co-author of the New York Times bestseller, The Miracle of Freedom: Seven Tipping Points That Saved the World, has set out to help us understand the history of democracy, and to see that many historical events that led us to the … Continue reading

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MEDIA CONNECT Interview Series: Matt Holt, Publisher at Wiley

The following Q&A appeared in the the latest edition of the MEDIA CONNECT newsletter. To subscribe for future editions, click here.   MEDIA CONNECT: Do you mind being approached by an author directly instead of through an agent? Matt Holt: Direct communication with … Continue reading

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MEDIA CONNECT Interview Series: Ellen Kadin, Executive Editor at AMACOM

The following Q&A appeared in the the latest edition of the MEDIA CONNECT newsletter. To subscribe for future editions, click here.   MC: Do you mind being approached by an author directly instead of through an agent? Ellen Kadin: Not at all.   … Continue reading

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