Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Marchand has been widely known as Canada's only full-time books columnist in Canada, and, along with his writing at the Star, is also an author of several books, including his most recent publication, Ghost Empire.
Both Marchand and Pevere's contact info at the Star will remain the same.
Please continue to send pitches to the rest of the production team at:
Marlene Gurvich - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jay Brown - email@example.com
Lisa MacFarlane - firstname.lastname@example.org
George Lacny - email@example.com
Stay tuned for Andrea's new coordinates.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
So, there it is. We’ve decided to join the late 20th century. And here you are too!
Bookmark us, come back often or subscribe to our RSS feed. You’ll find frequent updates (promise!), including media changes, event announcements, tips and job postings as well as other useful information, links and resources.
We’re also updating our membership list and developing a comprehensive industry directory which we plan to make available to members and media. Please email us your full contact details in the following format if you’d like to be included;
First name, Last name
Email address – phone number
As usual, please feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions or concerns.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon.
Friday, December 7, 2007
We're expanding our talent pool.
Wanted: A Publicity and Promotions Specialist
The work is demanding. That's why it demands a multi-tasking dynamo. We’re seeking a publicity and promotions specialist who is well read and well organized, can work independently and set priorities, understands the media, and loves to talk about books and ideas and engage others in the conversation. The successful candidate will have a strong sense of initiative and enjoy the challenge and rewards of working with a fast-paced, creative team.
General Responsibilities include:
· Developing, planning and executing innovative and effective promotional campaigns
· Consulting with the publisher, editors, designers, authors and sales people
· Writing news releases, catalogue copy, advertising copy and text for a variety of promotional materials
· Planning and preparing materials for trade fairs and sales conferences, and representing the company at such events
· Maintaining good relations with book review media and other journalists
· Managing the publicity and promotions budget
· Supervising free-lance publicists as assigned
Candidates should also have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years work experience, or 5 years of experience in media or publicity/public relations. We’ll also be looking for someone with strong verbal and written communication skills, an understanding of MS Office applications, and experience in event planning. Some travel is required.
For a more complete job description, visit our website at www.gooselane.com.
Remuneration: $33,000 to $35,000 per annum.
Goose Lane also offers a comprehensive cost-shared health care/insurance package and a collaborative work environment.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the growing team at
Goose Lane Editions
Fax: (506) 459 4991
Please send review copies and supporting materials to:
Pride Toronto Literary Programming Committee
501-65 WELLESLEY ST E
TORONTO ON M4Y 1G7
or contact Christopher McKinnon, Literary Programming Coordinator & Lead Programmer at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Thursday, December 6th
5pm - 8pm
at the Irish Heather (corner of Water & Carrall, in Gastown)
Hope to see you there.....
Andre Mayer will continue act as the primary publishing contact at CBC Arts Online and can be reached at email@example.com and 416.205.3295.
Rachel's new contact details:
One Mount Pleasant Road
Toronto ON M4Y 2Y5
416 764 2414
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
This year’s calendar of BPAC events kicked off in February with a sold out luncheon at Coca, a stylish new Spanish tapas resto on
March brought BPAC’s inaugural Basics presentation by Penguin
A little later in the month BPAC explored the world of boutique marketing firms. At an exclusive event, once again hosted in Penguin’s boardroom, attendees were given a unique opportunity to meet with representatives from three of
BPAC’s next Basics event was hosted by Rob Firing, HarperCollins’ Director of Publicity on April 24. Rob presented a one hour seminar on communicating effectively with our partners in the media and utilizing opportunities available outside the publishing industry to fully realize a book’s potential. Using a variety of examples from recent campaigns including The Weather Makers and The Unknown Terrorist, Rob gave an inspiring lesson on pooling resources and relationships to build a strong, integrated strategy.
This year’s BPAC Future of Publishing took place at Grano on May 10. Susan G. Cole moderated the event, taking a comprehensive look at the industry’s prospects with The Walrus’ Editor
The events season wraps up tonight with the BPAC Jack Award party at Czehoski where we will honour veteran book seller Richard Bachmann. It’s sure to be a fantastic evening, with lots of guests turning out to toast Bachmann and steel their livers for the rest of Book Expo. I’ve really enjoyed putting together this series of events and I’m looking forward to working on next year’s schedule. I would definitely appreciate any suggestions or requests anyone might have.