Book Review: “The Publicist” by Christina George

May 14, 2015 at 4:01 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Christina George in her new book, “Publicist book coverThe Publicist” Book One in The Publicist series published by Christina George introduces us to Kate Mitchell.

From the back cover:  Welcome to the world of publishing. The ego has landed.

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 sell, 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. Then there’s Allan Lavigne, once a revered author–now as forgotten as last year’s bestsellers and his nephew Nick: Tall, gorgeous, sweet, single and ready to sweep Kate off her feet. Kate wants to do the right thing but her hormones seem to be driving her decisions.

As Kate tries to navigate the landmine of publicity, 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.

The story only an insider could tell.

Welcome to a different world. I suppose it takes a special kind of person to be a publicist. The book begins with Kate rushing to a rooftop where one of her clients wants to commit suicide because an event fell through. After she talks the client down the cop asks her if she is a sister or a friend. Her answer is, Neither I am her publicist. This is an exciting story! Ms. George was a publicist so she was involved with a lot of these stories though she will not tell us what she made up and what is real. There is plenty of action and drama to keep you interested. Kate is a fascinating character in a special world with special needs. And the good news is that “The Publicist” is only part one. There is a great deal more story to go. Something to really look forward to. I recommend this book.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from IRead Book Tours.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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