Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant
Location: Books & Such Main Office, Santa Rosa, Calif.
For the year that our agency’s blog has existed, Friday’s post was Kathleen Y’Barbo’s domain, as she wrote about marketing and publicity insights in her role as Books and Such’s publicist. Toward the end of 2009, Kathleen and I agreed that her job as our agency’s publicist had intruded on her main job: novelist (she is one of our clients). So we decided that it made sense for Kathleen to step down from being publicist to concentrate on writing good books rather than press releases. I’m thankful for the contributions she’s made to our clients’ careers and for the helpful info she’s offered in her blog posts.
Among the new year’s changes, we’ll be opening up the forum on Fridays to hear more from each of you. Each Friday, we’ll ask a question that hopefully will stimulate discussion among all of us.
This Friday, I’d like to hear what your wishes are for publishing. I realized, as I wrote my blog posts this week, that I’ve started the year out with a bang, challenging the publishing industry, writers and myself to think outside the lines we’ve so neatly drawn in an attempt to organize and make sense of an industry that doesn’t always make sense.Nothing like taking on a big task the first week of a new year!
Now it’s your turn. If you could wish one thing for the publishing industry, what would it be? Dream about it with us.