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December 11th, 2009


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01:45 pm - Friendslist Hivemind!
So... does anyone happen to have a publicity contact at Simon and Schuster Childrens' Publishing? That covers the imprints of Aladdin, Margaret McElderry, Simon Pulse, and so on. I've been trying to track down a number or email for someone so I can send them review tear sheets and get on their list. I have one phone number that invariably leads me to an answering machine, and after several tries with no return call, I'd like to take a little more direct route.

If there's one thing I've learned as I try to compile my publicist database, it's that book publicists are clearly a sneaky and well-hidden lot.

I'll keep trying, but if anyone happens to know someone, and is willing to put me in touch, I'd appreciate it. After all, it can only benefit us all if I get books to review, review them, and send the revies to the publishers. Unless I snap and write "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" a hundred times and call that a review ... but it hasn't happened yet!

Thanks in advance, folks.


Edited to add: Through cunning and perseverance, I finally found a direct contact at Simon and Schuster. For my next trick, I'll... think of something.

Oh, and if anyone happens to feel like passing on contacts for other publishers, not necessarily YA, feel free. I'll use the power for good. Mostly.
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From:minniethemoocha
Date:December 11th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
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Let me check with my aunt. She might know.
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From:oneminutemonkey
Date:December 11th, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
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Much obliged for the offer, whether or not you have any luck. :>

Y'know, for all the years we've known (of) each other, I don't recall us ever really hanging out. If you ever want to get together for lunch sometime after the New Year, let me know. I mean, you're just down the road from us... :>
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From:minniethemoocha
Date:December 11th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
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That would be great! I don't know if we were ever really friends, more theater colleagues, but it seems that we have a lot in common. Yay for being grownups!
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From:oneminutemonkey
Date:December 12th, 2009 12:45 am (UTC)
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Exactly! We've drifted past one another a number of times, but never taken the time/had the opportunity to actually hang out. And you're right, it looks like we have a fair number of overlapping interests. We'll definitely have to set something up once the holidays are behind us again. :>
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From:wiredwizard
Date:December 11th, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
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proofs@simonandschuster.co.uk is all I've got.
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From:realthog
Date:December 11th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
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book publicists are clearly a sneaky and well-hidden lot

They practice by devising means to ensure new books are published without anyone knowing . . .
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From:oneminutemonkey
Date:December 12th, 2009 12:46 am (UTC)
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I wouldn't be surprised.
Publicists. They're like ninjas... invisible until they want to be seen.

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