Interview With Tony Forte, Partner of the Angela Yee Book Club!

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On Wednesday, August 30, the Angela Yee Book Club: Kickin’ It From the Stoop will host its fifth meeting at its home location, the WOODstack Ivy, a sportswear store in Brooklyn, New York. Tony Forte, Vice President of Sales and Marketing /GMM at the WOODstack company, talked to So Booking Cool about his partnership with Yee, one of the radio personalities on the nationally syndicated show, The Breakfast Club.… Read the rest “Interview With Tony Forte, Partner of the Angela Yee Book Club!”

Interview With Senior Editor at Simon and Schuster, Christine Pride!

Christine2Like many publishing professionals, Christine Pride, a senior editor at Simon and Schuster, did not know there were opportunities for bookmaking, i.e, publishing. Pride earned her Bachelor’s in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and then worked at a non-profit organization catering to disadvantaged mothers.

It was during her four-year tenure at the organization as a Public Relations Associate and Director of Development and PR that she connected … Read the rest “Interview With Senior Editor at Simon and Schuster, Christine Pride!”

Interview With Publishers Weekly’s Associate Editor John Maher!

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John Maher, award winning journalist and the associate editor at Publishers Weekly recently talked to So Booking Cool about overseeing the web and print version, and social media of the trade company, his trajectory from pursuing music to poetry, writing, and seeking publishing jobs to becoming a reporter, and the book launch for the infamous alt-right English political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos.

For those of you unfamiliar, Simon and Schuster (S&S) … Read the rest “Interview With Publishers Weekly’s Associate Editor John Maher!”

Interview With Executive Editor and Writing Life Coach Kendra Levin!

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We had the pleasure of talking with Kendra Levin, the executive editor at Viking Children’s Books, an imprint of the Penguin Young Readers Group, about her multifaceted career and views on the industry. In addition to editing all ages in the children’s market, which means everything from picture books to young adult novels, Levin is also an author, teacher, and life coach to writers around the world. “Everybody has to … Read the rest “Interview With Executive Editor and Writing Life Coach Kendra Levin!”

Interview With Author Kellye Garrett on Her New Hollywood Detective Series!

updated-cover1Debut author and #PitchWars mentor Kellye Garrett chatted with us about her new critically-acclaimed comedic, mystery novel, Hollywood Homicide, the first in her Detective by Day series.  The title was a Library Journal Debut of the Month and Publishers Weekly gave it a starred review and lauded it as a winning first novel and series launch. The book was published by Midnight Ink, which specializes in mystery and … Read the rest “Interview With Author Kellye Garrett on Her New Hollywood Detective Series!”

Interview With Self-Made Millionaire Katrina Walker on Her UNBREAKABLE Story!

image4.JPGEntrepreneur, motivational speaker, and now author, Katrina Walker spoke with So Booking Cool about her book Unbreakable: The Katrina Walker story.  The riveting memoir details the journey of a young girl originally from Ohio who grows up in Tennessee during a height of racial tension (she remembers when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated and how her community reacted) and overcomes being a teen bride and mother, homelessness, and … Read the rest “Interview With Self-Made Millionaire Katrina Walker on Her UNBREAKABLE Story!”