It's Day 3 of Summer Book Talk, an event co-hosted by Kindle and Me, Maji Bookshelf and Books of Amber! As promised, we have a ton of fun stuff coming your way the entire week including some awesome giveaways . So make sure you check back the blog every day for the next week! If you're wondering what this event is all about, click here to see the post explaining it all!
St. Martin's Press is one of the United States' largest publishers, bringing to the public some 700 titles a year under eight imprints, which include St. Martin's Press (mainstream and bestseller books), St. Martin's Griffin (mainstream paperback books, including science fiction and romance), Minotaur (mystery, suspense, and thrillers), Picador (specialty books), Thomas Dunne Books (suspense and mainstream), and Truman Talley Books (business and speciality books). St. Martin's Press's current editor in chief is George Witte.
*Taken from Wikipedia.
Today I have the super nice Katie Bassel from St. Martin's Publishing who is the publicist for a lot of awesome authors, including Amanda Hocking! I asked Katie some questions about publishing to get some insider info on what her job actually involves and here's what she had to say...
As bloggers/readers, we only know our side of it - the part involving ARCs. Could you please tell us more about your role as a publicist and what it involves?
How did you get into the publishing industry? Is it as glamorous as it seems to us bibliophiles?
What’s a typical day at work like?
How is it decided on how much publicity a book requires before its release? Is it sometimes the same for both published authors as well as debut authors?
How is a media kit usually put together?
How do you discover new authors?
Tell us your top 3 favorite books.
Could you tell us about a few exciting upcoming titles from St. Martins?
I think I got answers to the majority of questions that I had about publicists. Thanks so much Katie, for taking the time to answer my questions! I'm sure a lot of readers're as curious as I am.
Giveaway Terms and Conditions :
- Giveaway is International.
- Giveaway ends on August 15th, 2012.
- Winner has 36 hours to respond or a new one will be picked.