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Why I Work by David Hahn

By David Hahn, Managing Director of MEDIA CONNECT I send out a morning greeting every day to my group. It usually contains any pertinent Finn Partners news, MEDIA CONNECT successes, shout outs for birthdays and work anniversaries, bios of new … Continue reading

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Think Like a Journalist

By Steve Matteo, Publicity Director Long before I started my career in book publicity in 1999, I worked as a journalist, writing for such publications as The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Salon and Elle. My career as an author … Continue reading

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Follow The 2016 Literary Calendar

By Brian Feinblum, Chief Marketing Officer, SVP 2016 has many special dates, anniversaries, and honorary moments that should be celebrated, especially when it comes to those related to books. How will you make the most of these days? Beware of … Continue reading

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What Does the Success of ‘Serial’ Mean for the Future of Traditional Radio?

photo credit By Nicole Martineau, Publicist   Podcasts have been around for years, but none in recent memory have been able to generate as much buzz as Serial, a record-breaking nonfiction crime drama created and brilliantly hosted by This American … Continue reading

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Is “Going Tabless” Possible For Publicists?

photo credit   By Dee Donavanik, Publicity Director “To be fully present on the internet at any given moment is a very rare thing,” claims James Hamblin, an editor at The Atlantic in a recent video. He explains that by trying … Continue reading

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The Hidden Symphony Behind a Book’s Success

By Adrienne Fontaine, publicist   A friend of mine recently sent me the link to a New York Observer article on Adelle Waldman’s debut novel The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. I had given this friend my copy of the … 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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“Streak”ing or Stalking? How Publicists Can Use Gmail’s New Plugin, Streak

photo credit By Dee Donavanik, Publicity Director of MEDIA CONNECT DC   Recently there has been a lot of discussion about Streak, a new Gmail extension which, according to mediabistro, “allows you to be even more OCD over pitches.” Like … Continue reading

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Extra! Extra! 6 Great Newsroom Films

photo credit By Adrienne Fontaine, publicist As publicists, we correspond with reporters and editors in various newsrooms on a daily basis. Part of being a publicist is keeping up with the daily news, whether by reading newspapers, watching TV news … Continue reading

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50 Things The News Media Wants

photo credit By Brian Feinblum, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President   Whether you’re an author, a publicist, or a media consumer, chances are you can’t read the media’s mind. When it comes to hitting it big with the … Continue reading

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