Thursday, November 8, 2007

Journalists v. Book Publicists

It is a truth universally acknowledged that writers often express mixed feelings about publicists--their own, and others'. (If you're reading this, Cheryl, I love you. I honestly truly do!)

Yesterday, Marci Alboher of NYTimes blog Shifting Careers fame posted an excellent list of "Do's" and "Don'ts" for publicists--aka other authors' publicists--who seek her attention. Marci is my hero. It's really a very good list.

(Note: Marci's post is inspired by Wired magazine editor and book author Chris Anderson's, which has inspired much ado. You see, Anderson very publicly published a list of e-mail addresses of publicists he never wants to hear from again.)

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