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.
I read this book long time ago when my love for reading is back. I used to love reading novels back in high school. It stopped when I came in America and have my own family. I decided to buy a Kindle for my little girl. She used it to play Mine Craft. I have heard e-books but still no clue. I am more of a paperback kind of girl when I read a book.
I have learned that I can order and read books from a Kindle. I decided to get my own gadget. I got a Nook from my 40th birthday. Now I can read books by myself without bothering my little girl,
One book I downloaded is The Publicist. I read it for a day or two. I am still learning about eBooks. I do not know that I need to leave my review for my honest opinion after what I thought of the book.
I love reading The Publicist. Kate is a very hard worker publicist. She is professional and wants to be successful as a publicist. This story has secrets, lies and breath-taking moments that I loved. As a reader, it gives me a view how important a publicist is and their determination to make each books successful which is what Kate is doing.
I rate this book a 5 *****’s because I love the story. There is also a beautiful friendship. Trust is very important as well. I am so happy that Kate got her chance and achieve all dreams as a publicist by the help of Alan’s book. Kate deserved everything. My hats off to her for all her hard work. Finally it pays off.
I cannot wait to read the second book Shelf Life.
I received the book for free from iReadBookTours . I did not receive any compensation.