Westside Stories

Greetings from NYC's Upper West Side!:-)

Hope everyone's doing all right. I tried to balance my stay in the Big Apple between "business" and pleasure. I was lucky enough to have lunch with Alex Lencicki from Orbit, another lunch with Sheila, Betsy, Erica and Sarah from Daw Books, finally met my agent Matt Bialer in person, and had another meeting with Anne Groell from Bantam Dell. I really took advantage of Restaurant Week!;-)

Anyway, in terms of online reviewing, everyone seems to believe that they represent the future of book reviewing. So John Clute and the others who sat on that panel at Readercon should perhaps look a little more into this. . .

I did talk about the "overexposure" that two many giveaways generate, which in turn engenders less exposure for each title, etc. Anyway, after discussing it with a few people, it's obvious that we must do something in order for such giveaways to continue to be an adequate vehicle to promote authors, novels and series.

I threw a few ideas around, and they were greeted quite favorably. So we'll have to discuss this further when I get back to Montreal in the coming weeks.

All in all, a very interesting couple of days in New York City. I was very interesting meeting all these people, and see that the blog is such a positive influence in the wider world!;-) If only Mother Nature had smiled a little more on my stay here. . .

Talk to you later!

10 commentaires:

Aidan said...

I'm envious of you, Pat.

That list of names is quite impressive! How'd I like to sit down for dinner with just one of them!

I can't wait to hear what more you have to say about your conversations on your trip. It really seems like a big time to be a blogger, with the publishing houses really starting to step up and take notice.

~Aidan
A Dribble of Ink

Edward Willett said...

I'm envious, too. You had lunch with my editor (Sheila Gilbert from DAW) which is more than I've had the chance to have...

I look forward to hearing more about the trip!

Robert said...

Well, I'm interested to see what you and the publishers come up with regarding giveaways. It should be good :D

Emmanuel said...

Joindre l'utile et l'agréable pour un tel sujet, tant mieux. ;-)

John Dent said...

Certes, Je suis Jaloux aussi!

Graeme Flory said...

I'll join the list of envious people! :o) How are things going with the book?
Let us know what the publisher's thoughts were on giveaways. We're all big fans of the genre here and don't want to do it any harm.

Patrick said...

I'm currently spending a few days in Washington, D. C.

Will write more on the topic of giveaways and such when I return to Montreal...

Pamela Milkweed said...

Patrick is such a jet-setter! Hope it doesn't go to his head...

Patrick said...

Jet-setter!?!

I'm staying at the HI Washington DC, so it's not like I'm enjoying the perks of the Playboy Mansion!;-)

www.leon-3d.com said...

So, I don't actually suppose this may have success.