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The Publicist by Christina George
File Size: 1762 KB
Print Length: 227 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 4, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B00AI3B3UK
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray: Enabled
Word Wise: Enabled
Lending: Enabled
Behind every book, there’s always more to the story.Can one woman change an age-old institution like publishing? Probably not, but Kate Mitchell sure wants to try. As a publicist with a large, respected New York publishing house, Kate finds herself at the mercy of a broken publishing system, books that don’t always sell (at all) and author egos that are often, well, as big as the island of Manhattan.Enter the star Editor, MacDermott Ellis. Tall, handsome, charismatic, married, and ready to save the day. Kate wants to do the right thing but her hormones seem to be driving her decisions. Then there’s Allan Lavigne, once a revered author, now as forgotten as yesterday’s news; and his nephew Nick, who wants to sweep Kate away from New York for another coast, California.

As Kate tries to navigate the landmine of publicity, the over-the-top author expectations, and the careful dance of “I’m sorry, your book isn’t on the bestseller list this week”, she also finds authors who are painfully overlooked by a publisher wanting more sex, more celebrities, and more scandal.

Thoughts
I usually don’t read/listen to books about romance but thought I’d give this a try. The storyline is interesting and the characters are well written and have great chemistry.The narration is outstanding and makes you want to keep listening to the end, which makes it hard when you have to stop before you’re finished. And, you’ll be rushing back to it as soon as possible.
It has many different elements…friendship, attraction, and even a white knuckle moment. Plus, it’s about a publicist! The only thing negative is that it ends kind of quickly and leaves things open. But that problem can be solved via book 2, Shelf Life.I’m glad I chose to join the tour for this book. I was hesitant because all I read for a few years was romance and I got burned out. I’d definitely recommend The Publicist to anyone who likes this genre.I will definitely be looking for more from this author and narrator.

 

unnamed (4)Christina George has worked in publishing for twenty years (give or take). Here’s what this book isn’t. It’s not a slam against publishing (though it is broken) and it’s not a slam against authors (though some of them are crazy). This book is not autobiographical though many of the stories are true. No you won’t know which ones, cause it’s more fun to guess, right? George continues to work in publicity and helps authors because at the end of the day she does love books, she loves publishing, and she loves authors. She hopes you’ll enjoy this romp through Kate’s world as much as she enjoyed creating it.

 

Connect with Christina: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook  ~ Goodreads

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  5 Responses to “Review: The Publicist by Christina George”

  1. I would use the $100 amazon card to buy books!

  2. I like that this about a publicist. I’ve read plenty of books about authors or bookstore owners but not very many that were set in the publishing industry. Sounds like a fun peak into that world. And who wouldn’t want to win $100 GC to Amazon? Think of all the books I could buy! 🙂 Great review! I’m glad you enjoyed this despite your hesitations.

  3. The book sounds terrific, and what an amazing giveaway! If I win, I would probably go for the Amazon gift card, and would “stock up” on books (and probably a few other items as well, as Amazon sells almost everything). Thank you for hosting this giveaway, Vicki!

  4. Sounds good. I do like an occasional romance and one set in the publishing world sound fascinating. As far as why I would like to win the spa basket or Amazon gift card, who wouldn’t. Pampering or more books, either way I couldn’t go wrong.

  5. Why do I want to win a spa gift basket?! If there is a girl who needs a day at the spa that would be me 🙂

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