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Interview With Rodney Walker, Author of “A New Day One”

According to a 2013 article in the New York Times, roughly two-thirds of foster care children do not attend college. Having grown up in fifteen different foster homes on Chicago’s South Side, Rodney J. Walker is no stranger to these … Continue reading

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Interview with Don Ake, author of “Just Make Me A Sammich”

Interview with Don Ake, author of Just Make Me A Sammich. Q: What inspired you to write this book? A: Even though I eventually wanted to write a book, I never intended to write this one.  I started Ake’s Pains … Continue reading

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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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The Race

by Richard Cerasani, a client of Media Connect, and the author of Love Letters From Mount Rushmore. For more information, please see: https://richardcerasani.wordpress.com Some people are familiar with the song title, “I left my heart in San Francisco.” I am … Continue reading

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MEDIA CONNECT Deskscape Series: What’s On Partner & Director of MC Satellite Kristin Clifford Creedle’s Desk?

The following article is a part of our Deskscape Series. Many of us spend up to eight or nine hours at our desks per day, making our “deskscapes” a creative reflection of the book publicity work we do for our … Continue reading

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14 of the Best Insults in Literature

By Johanna Dickson, Digital Publicist   A writer’s greatest weapon is their pen, and as easily as they can turn a romantic phrase they can bare their teeth with words. As the saying goes, “If you can’t say something nice, … Continue reading

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Do You Need to Read the Book Before You See the Movie?

By Johanna Dickson, Digital Publicist   In early June my mother notified me via email that she needed to see The Fault in Our Stars when it came out. She works in a middle school library and often reads many … Continue reading

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What Books On Education Teach Us

By Brian Feinblum, Senior Vice President and Marketing Officer With Teacher Appreciation Day coming up next month, we have education books on the brain. There have been many books written about the education system, from all kinds of vantage points. It … Continue reading

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4 Anti-Heroines in Literature Who Are Inspiring, Admirable and Tough as Nails

By Alexandra Israel, Publicist I recently came across a Flavorwire article called “The Bookshelf: Unlikely Heroines in Literature,” which made me start thinking that there are so many anti-heroines in literature, but how exactly do you accurately describe what an … Continue reading

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Author Explains The Necessity Of Brevity

  A recent survey showed that more than 43% of people abandon complicated or lengthy e-mails in the first 30 seconds.  A research study published in The Daily Mail revealed that in total, users check their smartphones an avergage of 150 times during … Continue reading

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