Marketing Books This Summer, with Katie Bassel

We talk to Katie Bassel, Senior Publicity Manager at St. Martin’s Press, about how marketing books has changed in the last few months. We cover book tours, galleys, reader preferences, #BlackLivesMatter and what’s selling these days.

The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story Of The Origins Of the Ebola Virus by Richard Preston
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
All Girls by Emily Layden
Tea By The Sea by Donna Hemans (Gayle’s review here)
Home Is Burning by Dan Marshall (Gayle’s review here)
All Adults Here by Emma Straub
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
Remain In Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina by Chris Frantz
When They Call You A Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson
What You Wish For by Katherine Center
The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth (Gayle’s review here)
The Wife Between Us by Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks (Gayle’s review here)
The Woman In The Window by A.J. Finn (Gayle’s review here)
Good Morning, Monster by Catherine Gildiner
Katie Bassel on Twitter 

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