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Good Book Publicity Is Really A Marathon Not A Sprint

By Brian Feinblum, Chief Marketing Officer of MEDIA CONNECT Book publicity is more of a marathon than a sprint, yet some authors and publishers approach it all wrong.  A short-term approach is limiting and harmful and should be avoided at … Continue reading

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Get Inspired. Learn the Craft. Write your Book. Make an Impact.

Please join us at the Second Annual Business Writers Conference, April 19-21, 2017 at the beautiful Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa in Birmingham, Alabama. This immersive event featuring bestselling authors and industry experts will explore how professionals … Continue reading

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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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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 Bruce Barbour, Literary Management Group

Bruce has been active in book publishing for over forty years. He has held executive positions at several publishing houses including Fleming H Revell Company, Barbour and Company, Thomas Nelson, and Random House. In 1997, he founded Literary Management Group, … 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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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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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: Tom Miller, Literary Agent with Sanford J. Greenburger Associates

 The following Q&A appeared in the the latest edition of the MEDIA CONNECT newsletter. To subscribe for future editions, click here. MEDIA CONNECT: What information do you need from an author on their initial contact with you? Tom Miller: I prefer to get … Continue reading

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MEDIA CONNECT Interview Series: Sally Haldorson of 800-CEO-Read

The following Q&A appeared in the the latest edition of the MEDIA CONNECT newsletter. To subscribe for future editions, click here.   MEDIA CONNECT: What business topics currently interest you the most? Sally Haldorson: I believe what makes all of the curated content … Continue reading

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