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MEDIA CONNECT Deskscape Series: What’s On Digital Publicist Johanna Dickson’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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6 African-American Writers to Read for Black History Month

By Johanna Dickson, Digital Publicist   February is Black History Month, the annual celebration of the contributions of people in the African diaspora. The event started as a week-long observance in 1926 and was founded by historian Carter G. Woodson … Continue reading

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2014 MEDIA CONNECT and Finn Partners Annual Holiday Parties

  December 12th marked the annual Finn Partners holiday party, held in the D&D building in midtown east just a short walk from the office. A gourmet pasta bar was featured, and cocktails were served.     My favorite thing … Continue reading

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MEDIA CONNECT’s Favorite Books of 2014

photo credit   Here at MEDIA CONNECT books are our jobs. That doesn’t mean, however, that we don’t enjoy reading in our downtime as well. In fact, outside of working hours, many of us are voracious readers, always on the … 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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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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5 Mexican-American Authors to Read for Cinco de Mayo

By Johanna Dickson, Digital Publicist   Cinco de Mayo originated in Mexican-American communities in the 1860s in the American West, Southwest, and Northwest as a way to honor their heritage and pride. It was first celebrated by Mexicans and Latinos … Continue reading

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The Surprising Original Titles of Famous Novels

By Johanna Dickson, Digital Publicist   The naming of a book can be a difficult task for even the most creative author. The title has to be relevant to the subject matter and enticing enough to catch the attention of … Continue reading

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15 Words Created by William Shakespeare

photo credit By Johanna Dickson, Digital Publicist William Shakespeare has long been regarded as one of the greatest playwrights of all time. His works have been translated into 80 languages and are read and studied all over the world. There … Continue reading

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6 Books From Our Adolescence That We Would Reread

  There is always that one book that silently tugs at your heart strings whenever someone asks the familiar, “What’s your favorite book?” Maybe you pause and give off a slight smile at the thought of a favorite character, or … Continue reading

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