29 July 2012

Summer Book Talk Day 5 - Know Your Publicist - Entangled Publishing (Giveaway).

It's Day 5 of Summer Book Talk, an event co-hosted by Kindle and Me, Maji Bookshelf and Books of Amber! We've had a lot of fun stuff the entire week including some awesome giveaways but it's not over yet, so make sure you come back tomorrow and the day after as well! If you're wondering what this event is all about, click here to see the post explaining it all!

Started in 2011, Entangled Publishing believes authors who write great books should receive a majority of the profits. EP also believes authors interested in the lucrative indie publishing model shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality editing, commercial covers, or the power of a New York-style marketing machine.
Founded by industry-savvy authors and backed by a successful media corporation, Entangled Publishing utilizes a bold new business model to bridge the gap between traditional and indie publishing, giving their authors the best of both worlds. Entangled implements the agency model across all departments, which means everyone from the copy editor to the marketing director has a financial stake in the book.

Today I have the amazing Misa Ramirez from Entangled Publishing who is the Marketing Director for Entangled! I’m so happy to have Misa Ramirez from Entangled Publishing here today as a part of the Summer Book Talk. Thanks so much for taking the time to answer these questions Misa!

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?

I’m actually the marketing director with Entangled Publishing. It’s been an amazing experience. The company started about a year and half ago and has grown at an incredibly fast rate. We started with a really small publicity/marketing department and with the mission of pairing every author with a publicist, creating an individualized publicity plan, and helping each author implement that plan.

Even as we’ve grown, we’ve stayed true to that mission. Our publicity/marketing department has evolved to include Associate, Junior, and Senior Publicists, interns, an art director, and an assistant marketer. Our team is amazing and we are all working hard to offer the best opportunities to every author.

We work on developing relationships with bloggers, whom we love, and setting up blog tours, pitching our authors to regional and national print, radio, and television, writing compelling press releases, and creating unique marketing opportunities.

I also work with our team on building our Entangled brand, as well as the different imprint brands (we are getting ready to launch our 5th category digital first imprint, and have our print lines, as well).

How did you get into the publishing industry? Is it as glamorous as it seems to us bibliophiles?

LOL! I began as a writer and followed my passion. I’m also a teacher (former middle and high school, and then working with Southern Methodist University in their creative writing adult ed program). I met amazing people on both paths and ultimately ended up with Entangled. I wouldn’t say it’s glamorous. It’s a lot of hard work! But it’s gratifying and I love it.

What’s a typical day at work like?

I don’t think there is a typical day! I used to write very regularly. Not so much anymore, but writing is still a passion so I make sure to continue with that. I have several book contracts of my own, so balance is important, albeit challenging.

I spend an awful lot of time responding to emails, in meetings with the management and editorial teams, and with the publicists. I assign publicists to authors, work on collateral, build branding campaigns, seek out advertising opportunities, and myriad other tasks. The main part of my job is truly working with and managing people.

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?

Great question. Our mission and one of our mottos is “No book left behind”. We stand by that, which means every book and author gets as much attention as we can provide, a comprehensive and individualized publicity plan. We don’t believe in throwing a bunch of books against the wall and seeing what sticks. We try very hard to foster every book along a path toward success. We have a very long tail approach, too, which means we’re in it for the long haul with every book. We don’t forget about it once it’s published.

How is a media kit usually put together?

We have certain elements which are incorporated into our media or press kits and this is then fleshed out with specific information based on the individual books. It includes marketing and sales points, media outlets, and much more!

How do you discover new authors?

That’s entirely up to editorial. We accept agented and unagented submissions and each editor builds their list based on what they are passionate about.

Tell us your top 3 favorite books.

I don’t think I can pick my top three from Entangled! I truly believe in and love them all. My personal top three, however, are Gone With the Wind, The Joy Luck Club, and Ender’s Game. ☺

Could you tell us about a few exciting upcoming titles from Entangled Publishing?

Oh my gosh, there are some amazing books coming out! My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century, by Rachel Harris, comes out in September and is fantastic! Greta and the Goblin King is a very cool fantasy coming out in the fall. We have All the Broken Pieces which is the coolest concept ever. Think Frankenstein! In the winter, The Reece MalcolmList by Amy Spalding and The Collector, by Victoria Scott, are on the docket and are both fantastic. I could go on and on!

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Make sure you come back tomorrow to check out my interview with Amanda Hocking!

Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
Audience/Genre : Young Adult/Paranormal.
Publication : August 14th 2012 by Entangled Teen.
Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarre connection. I’ve sworn him off even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But against all common sense, I’m falling for him. Hard.

Our relationship issues aren’t out biggest problem…

The Department of Defense is here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And when a new boy shows up a school with a secret of his own, things get complicated fast. I need to choose between my own instincts and Daemon’s.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. Daemon’s never going to stop searching until gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies.

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  1. “I will love you even when I am dust on the wind.”
    ― Nalini Singh, Archangel's Blade

  2. I can't really say this is my all time favorite, but of my top ten. :)

    "Remembering is easy. It's forgetting that's hard."
    ― Brodi Ashton, Everneath

  3. "fear doesn't shut you down, it wakes you up"
    ― Veronica Roth, Divergent

  4. This is one that's stuck with since I read the book:

    “I was dead until you found me, though I breathed. I was sightless, though I could see. And then you came...and I was awakened.” ~ Z in Lover Awakened (love BDB)

    Alongside that ending of Mockingjay:

    "So after, when he whispers, 'You love me. Real or not real?'
    I tell him, 'Real.' ~ Katniss (chokes me up every time I read it--coz I'm a sap)


  5. There's this quote from The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness that gives me chills every time I come across it. I really don't remember it right now though :(

    Adeeb @ Bookville

  6. My favorite quote is "We read to know we're not alone" C.S. Lewis. It just says everything about reading for me :)

  7. This isn't necessarily my all time favorite, but it's up there.

    “My name is Tobias Eaton," Tobias says. "I don't think you want to push me off this train."

  8. "All growing up means is that your realize no one will come along to fix things. No one will come along to save you.”
    -Elizabeth Scott,Love You Hate You Miss You.

    It's a sad one but is actually true..

    1. WOW!! So sadly true!! I am LOVING this thread so much! Amazing quotes! I hope this entry question gets posted again. Thank you for sharing this one!

  9. “What is the opposite of two?A lonely me, a lonely you.”― Richard Wilbur

  10. This one was stuck with me when I read John Green's The Fault In Our Stars:

    "Sometimes, you read a book and it fills with you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book" - John Green, The Fault In Our Stars

  11. "All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does and that is his."
    -Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

  12. “If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
    ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  13. “I might be in love with you." He smiles a little. "I'm waiting until I'm sure to tell you, though.” Divergent. Four. He's so sweet! :D

  14. "If I was drizzle then she was a hurricane" - Looking For Alaska

  15. I particularly loved this quote from Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey:

    “I read it [history] a little as a duty, but it tells me nothing that does not either vex or weary me. The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars or pestilences, in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and hardly any women at all — it is very tiresome: and yet I often think it odd that it should be so dull, for a great deal of it must be invention.”

    Mel Brock

  16. Quote by Bob of the Harry Dresden Files by Jim Butcher:
    “You’re sort of missing the entire ‘advertising is lying’ concept, Harry.”

    I like Bob's sassy-ness :)

    Cherry Mischievous

  17. eehh.. cant really remember my FAVORITE quote, but the one i remember, that i really likes was "Coffee is for sipping, not for drinking" - Never Enough by Denise Jaden!
    - Farah @MajiBookshelf

  18. “Sometimes the greatest tests of our strength are situations that don't seem so obviously dangerous. Sometimes surviving is the hardest thing of all.”
    ― Richelle Mead, Last Sacrifice

  19. Harry Potter! 'It doesnt do well to dwell on dreams." Albus Dumbledore!

  20. “Nothing that’s worthwhile is ever easy. Remember that.”
    ― Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle

  21. There are many of them, but here is one

    “Once, in my father's bookshop, I heard a regular customer say that few things leave a deeper mark on a reader than the first book that finds its way into his heart. Those first images, the echo of words we think we have left behind, accompany us throughout our lives and sculpt a palace in our memory to which, sooner or later — no matter how many books we read, how many worlds we discover, or how much we learn or forget — we will return.”

    - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

  22. "It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting" The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

  23. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    "His scent is clean like a bar of soap, but with a sweet hint of mechanical oil. We don’t speak as he leads me across the street to the bus stop. I press against him. Just a little. His other arm jumps, and he lowers it. But then he raises it again, slowly, and his hand comes to rest on top of mine. It scorches. The heat carries a message: I care about you. I want to be connected to you. Don’t let go."
    Stephanie Perkins Lola and the Boy Next Door

  24. "I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once" - John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  25. “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.”
    ― Audre Lorde

  26. "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of good fortune must be in want of a wife." Jane Austen from Pride and Prejudice

  27. “Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.”
    ― Richelle Mead, Vampire Academy

  28. This is one of my favorite ones:

    “You can't force love, I realized. It's there or it isn't. If it's not there, you've got to be able to admit it. If it is there, you've got to do whatever it takes to protect the ones you love.”
    ― Richelle Mead, Frostbite

  29. “For what she'd asked him, in her real voice, a voice that only the heart could hear, was a simple question:

    Have you ever once loved another human creature so much that her life was more precious to you than your own?

    And his heart had replied in words just as plain:
    "Yes," it said, and the power of it nearly blinded her.”

    ― Sasha Soren, Random Magic

  30. "Don't think or judge, just listen." ~Sarah Dessen

  31. "We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” - Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

  32. “How much does your life have to suck to want the Apocalypse?”
    ― Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke and Bone

  33. "Leave now," she demanded, unmoved, "or I'll yurn you both to cheese on toast."
    Firelight by Kristen Callihan

  34. "You're more trouble than you're worth."
    "I'm a girl. That's my job."

    - Street Magic, Tamora Pierce


  35. “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
    Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  36. "Forever is composed of nows."

    -Emily Dickinson

  37. One of my favorite is:

    “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
    ― Helen Keller

  38. "I go to seek a great perhaps"
    Looking for Alaska-John Green

  39. “You can't be happy unless you're unhappy sometimes." - Delirium by Lauren Oliver

  40. HE BROKE HIS PROMISE. I CAN BREAK MINE. ( i heart you, you haunt me by lisa schroeder)

  41. “How far can you go down the wrong path before you can't get back on the right one?”
    ― Carolee Dean, Take Me There

    I love the book!

    1. Ugh the tweet button clicked so fast! Here is my tweet for the blank entry: https://twitter.com/artsymusings/status/233117250176040961

  42. My favorite is:
    “His gaze burned into mine, like he could see past my eyes into parts of me no one had ever seen, and I knew I was seeing the same in him. No one else had ever seen him so vulnerable before, like if I pushed him away, he might crumble into pieces that could never be put together again. Yet there was strength, too. He was strong beneath that fragile need, and I knew that I could never fall with him next to me. If I tripped, he would catch me. If I lost my balance, he would find it.”
    (Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent)

  43. Oh dear, this is a tough one! I'll go with:

    "Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy."

    -Dumbledore in Harry Potter the the Goblet of Fire

  44. "And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.” -The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

  45. "Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters to me." - Steve Jobs

    Suz Reads

  46. One of my favourite book quotes is from Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility:

    “Know your own happiness. Want for nothing but patience -- or give it a more fascinating name: Call it hope.”

  47. “Nothing ever really goes away; it just changes into something else. Something beautiful.”
    - Twenty Boy Summer

  48. “I wish my shadow would get up and walk beside me.”

    ― Jandy Nelson, The Sky Is Everywhere

  49. “A truth that's told with bad intent
    Beats all the lies you can invent.”
    ― William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

  50. "I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then.”
    by Cassandra Clare, City of Glass
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  51. "Stories are like spiders, with all they long legs, and stories are like spiderwebs, which man gets himself all tangled up in but which look so pretty when you see them under a leaf in the morning dew, and in the elegant way that they connect to one another, each to each."

    from Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys

    I've even put this quote on my blog, because I love it so much :)

  52. "You don't know this yet...But you are mine."
    - Wrath to Beth

    Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood) by J.R. Ward


    1. We are here to help you.
    2. You will have time to get to your class before the bell rings.
    3. The dress code will be enforced.
    4. No smoking is allowed on school grounds.
    5. Our football team will win the championship this year.
    6. We expect more of you here.
    7. Guidance counselors are always available to listen.
    8. Your schedule was created with you in mind.
    9. Your locker combination is private.
    10. These will be the years you look back on fondly.


    1. You will use algebra in your adult lives.
    2. Driving to school is a privilege that can be taken away.
    3. Students must stay on campus during lunch.
    4. The new text books will arrive any day now.
    5. Colleges care more about you than your SAT scores.
    6. We are enforcing the dress code.
    7. We will figure out how to turn off the heat soon.
    8. Our bus drivers are highly trained professionals.
    9. There is nothing wrong with summer school.
    10. We want to hear what you have to say.”

    ― Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

  54. “The story so far:
    In the beginning the Universe was created.
    This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
    ― Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

  55. my favourite book quote of all time :

    Love means never having to say you're sorry...

    (Love Story- Erich Segal)

  56. “I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.” - Markus Zusak in The Book Thief

  57. I don't really quote the book since I always forgot to do so whenever I found the one I like. *dumb*


  58. “Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.”
    ― Lloyd Alexander

  59. OMG thats stuff a tough question! I've read way too many books maybe "May the odds be ever in your favor" lol =)

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  60. "I love you. Remember they can not take that." -Delirium :) It's such a sappy but adorable quote:)

  61. a lot actually..:)

    but here's one.. I always remember in times of need..:D
    "fear doesn't shut you down, it wakes you up"

  62. "what doesn´t kill us, makes us strong"... really don´t remember author of this quote, but It´s strong.

  63. I am terrible with qoutes but a funny one that comes to mind is:

    "ask me if I sparkle and I’ll kill you where you stand" Bones

  64. Captain Wentworth's letter in Persuasion:

    "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you."

  65. "The words of my book nothing, the drift of it everything."
    Walt Whitman

  66. Technically, it's from a graphic novel series (Sandman), but it's by Neil Gaiman, so that totally counts right?

    "I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing."

  67. My favorite book quote is from JRR Tolkien's Return of the King.

    “I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam.”

  68. “It's not that you should never love something so much that it can control you.
    It's that you need to love something that much so you can never be controlled.
    It's not a weakness.
    It's your best strength.”
    ― Patrick Ness, The Ask and the Answer

  69. “You?" is all I can manage to choke out.
    "Always me," she replies softly, bashfully. "Who else?”
    -Where She Went (If I Stay #2)

  70. "I would tell her good-bye. Even though I never got to say hello."
    -Cambria Hebert from Before

  71. “Destroying things is much easier than making them.”

  72. Love could be set in motion quickly, but true love needed time to grow into something strong and enduring - True Believer

  73. OMG! As a complete quote freak Lover, lol, this has got to be the hardest blog question ever. SO many, but I adored "Pillar's Of The Earth" (mostly the secondary story lines and characters as I'm not as much religious as I am spiritual as a whole), anyway......

    “She loved him because he had brought her back to life. She had been like a caterpillar in a cocoon, and he had drawn her out and shown her that she was a butterfly.”
    ― Ken Follett, The Pillars of the Earth

    and a quote I fell in Love with on goodreads is:

    "A room without books, is like a body without a soul"

    and I hope sharing one more doesn't disqualify me, but for the Love of sharing quotes I have to and Jarod Kintz has some awesome and funny qoutes on GR's. This one isn't a funny one, but Love it just the same:

    “The mouth is made for communication, and nothing is more articulate than a kiss.”
    ― Jarod Kintz, It Occurred to Me

    Thank you for this op and for an awesome entry question!

    Happy reading :)

  74. This one's hard . . . It's probably:
    “You smell good," he whispered into my neck. He was warm against me. Instinctively, I arched back into him and smiled.
    "Mmm-hmm. Delicious. Like bacon.”
    ~The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

    He had me at bacon.

  75. Ooo, um, I'm sucker for funny quotes, so here's one from Avalon High by Meg Cabot:

    "Someone hot sometimes can't be the person they appear to be– except for their hotness...that cannot be denied"

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

    Rabiah (name on rafflecopter)

  76. The one that comes to my mind right now is:
    "the truth about forever is that it is happening right now"
    Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

  77. This one is my favorite:
    “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

  78. “Here's another thing to remember: hope keeps you alive. Even when you're dead, it's the only thing that keeps you alive.”
    Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  79. “What is the opposite of two?A lonely me, a lonely you.”― Richard Wilbur

  80. my fav quote :
    “What a woman you are,” he murmured, and she heard the emotion in it, the
    way the Irish thickened just a bit in his voice. And saw it in those vivid eyes when he drew back. “That you would think of this. That you would do this.”
    He shook his head, kissed her. Like the breath, long and quiet.
    “I can’t thank you enough. There isn’t enough thanks. I can’t say what this means to me, even to you. I don’t have the words for it.” He took her hands,
    brought them both to his lips. “A ghra. You stagger me.”
    He framed her face now, touched his lips to her brow. “You’re the beat of my heart, the breath in my body, the light in my soul.”
    ― J.D. Robb, Indulgence in Death -

    thanks for the chance

  81. "I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simplest pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you." ~Augustus Water, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

  82. There are so many of them, but here is one:

    "Love who you love while you have them. That's all you can do. Let them go when you must. If you know how to love, you'll never run out."
    Ann Brashares (My Name Is Memory)

  83. To dream is to starve doubt, feed hope,
    - Justina Chen Headley, North of Beautiful

  84. “You've asked me out tons of times."
    "Not really. I've made inappropriate suggestions and frequently pushed for nudity. But I've never asked you out on a real date.”
    ― Richelle Mead, Blood Promise