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Reflecting On The Book Publicity World’s Last 25 Years

By Brian Feinblum, Chief Marketing Officer of MEDIA CONNECT This month I am marking 18 years with MEDIA CONNECT (we rebranded from Planned Television Arts five years ago) and I’m approaching 25 years in the book publishing and publicity industry.  … Continue reading

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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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Interview with Dr. Louise Stanger, Author of “Falling Up”

“I remember when my father died.  I was seven years old.” The opening lines of Dr. Louise Stanger’s memoir of renewal, Falling Up, indicate just the beginning of what has turned into a life of loss and challenge – and … Continue reading

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The Secret Sauce to Getting on Television

How to Turn Words into Pictures By Jennifer Rose, Publicist Authors looking to be interviewed on TV face a number of challenges.  However, there are steps you can take to better position yourself and your story for use on television.  … Continue reading

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7 10-Second Tweaks To Makeover Your Twitter Profile

            photo credit   By Anna Patrick, Digital Publicist and Social Media Strategist It’s late at night, you hear the wind against your window and you rub your eyes to ease the strain from the … 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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