Thursday, October 2, 2008

Wanted: a financial book

These are interesting times, especially if your book is about finances, the war or politics. Any other book? Not such interesting times, at least when it comes to the competition for media bookings.

The past few months have given all book publicists fingertip calluses as we struggle to find media bookings in one of the most memorable news cycles Ms. Obie Joe has ever seen. The tip sheets we get from journalists used to have 5-7 genres (finances, health, parenting, cooking, etc.); today, we're lucky if financial only takes up 20 of the 25 journalist requests. 

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