When it comes to the world of publicists, publishers and authors, we bloggers know a thing or two, right? Well, author Christina George knows a lot more, and she bares secrets of the publishing world in her fiction series The Publicist.
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These books have caused quite a stir as NY publicist turned author incognito spins a story around the world of publishing.
Book Title: The Publicist Book One and Two by Christina George, includes The Publicist (Book 1) and Shelf Life (Book 2)
Category: Adult fiction
Genre: Contemporary romance
Published: February 2014 (bundle edition)
Available in: Print and e-book (mobi for Kindle)
Will send books: internationally
Tour dates: April 1 to May 9, 2014
Content Rating: PG-13 Mature
The Publicist Book One
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.
Shelf Life: The Publicist Book Two
The story only an insider could tell.
Publishing: An industry of out-of-control of egos, unrealistic expectations, and books with the shelf life of milk.
This is Kate’s world, but for how long?
When one of Kate Mitchell’s star authors is carted away in handcuffs, she thinks it’s only the beginning of her troubles. As her world crumbles around her, Kate desperately looks for anyone to hold onto but finds that happy endings are truly works of fiction. When her career and love affair hit their expiration date, Kate sets off on a new adventure….
Starting over in California is easy, but Kate soon learns that leaving her old life behind isn't. Nicholas Lavigne is eager to help her forget, but two things still own her heart, the dream of discovering the next great American novel, and MacDermott Ellis.
As Kate tries to rebuild her life she finds a surprising gift that reboots her career in a new and unexpected direction. Suddenly her name becomes synonymous with one of the biggest bestsellers publishing has seen in ages and she’s welcomed back with open arms. At the height of her success the ghosts of her past come back to remind her of the world she’d been trying to forget and the man who never let go of her heart.
Meet the Author:
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.
Book Tour Schedule
April 1 - Refreshingly Riki - review / author interview
April 2 - Seaside Book Nook - book spotlight / author interview
April 3 - Back Porchervations - review
April 3 - Seaside Book Nook - giveaway / book spotlight
April 4 - The Things We Read - review book 1 / giveaway
April 7 - Giraffe Days - review book 1
April 8 - Curious Kindle Reader - review / giveaway
April 10 - Mary's Cup of Tea - review / giveaway
April 11 - Books à la Mode - giveaway / guest post
April 14 - Pieces of Whimsy - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
April 14 - Bookaholics Must Read - review
April 14 - Giraffe Days - review book 2 / giveaway
April 15 - Reviews by Molly - book spotlight / author interview
April 16 - fundinmental - book spotlight / giveaway
April 17 - A Novel Review - review book 1 / giveaway
April 17 - A Novel Review - review book 2 / giveaway
April 18 - Chronicles - book spotlight / author interview
April 21 - Minnesota Girl in the World - review / giveaway
April 22 - Why Girls Are Weird - review
April 23 - Reading in Black & White - book spotlight / giveaway
April 24 - Cupcake's Book Cupboard - review
April 25 - Back Porchervations - author interview / giveaway
April 28 - Christa Reads and Writes - review
April 29 - My Life. One Story at a Time - book spotlight
April 30 - Lizzie in Wonderland - book spotlight
May 1 - Steph the Bookworm - review book 1
May 1 - My Life. One Story at a Time - review
May 2 - Toot's Book Reviews - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
May 5 - Afternoon Bookery - review book 1
May 6 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review book 1
May 6 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review book 2
May 7 - Brooke Blogs - review / guest post
May 8 - Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers - review
May 11 - My Life. One Story at a Time - giveaway
May 15 - The Phantom Photographer - review
May 15 - Afternoon Bookery - review book 2
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