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President, Susannah Greenberg Public Relations.  A book publicity firm which integrates traditional and new media tactics to get great book publicity in major media outlets such as NPR, The New York Times and USA Today. Best selling authors represented include Alan Dershowitz, Spencer Johnson, Monty Roberts, Victor Navasky, Robert Coles, Joan Wester Anderson, and Stuart Hample. Greenberg launched the campaign for April is National Poetry Month for the Academy of American Poets. Recently she helped launch a new line of teen fiction for Albert Whitman & Co. and publicized the memoir of humorous folk-singer songwriter Christine Lavin, Cold Pizza for Breakfast. Greenberg speaks at book industry events such as the Women's National Book Association and Bookexpoamerica. She is a Publicity Advisor to the Women's National Book Association of New York City, and its past president and publicity chair.  She also served as Judge for the Audies helping to select the Audio Book of The Year for 2012.

With the social media revolution, the firm's tactics now include book promotion, publicity and marketing  in new media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest and more.

Prior to founding her own firm, Greenberg was employed at Simon & Schuster, M. Evans & Co., Cambridge University Press, and Pantheon Books.





Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Audies Gala, New York Historical Society, June 5, 2012, Photos

BookExpo America 2012: 

Audies Gala and Awards Presentation 


Below are my photos of the Audie Awards Gala for audiobooks, on June 5, 2012, at the New York Historical Society, New York, NY.   

This year I had the honor of being an Audie Award Judge, helping to select the Audiobook of the Year.The winner of the Audiobook of the Year was Bossypants by Tina Fey. The other finalists were American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition by Neil Gaiman, read by Dennis Boutsikaris, Daniel Oreskes, Ron McLarty, Sarah Jones and a full cast; Go the F*** to Sleep by Adam Mansbach, read by Samuel L. Jackson; and Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, read by Dylan Baker.


As a judge, I received an invitation to this elegant soiree and a nice white ribbon to wear to signify that I was a judge.  


I also came to appreciate the pleasure of the theater, music and poetry that audio brings to books. What a wonderful experience it has been to become a part of the audiobook world.

Among my photos below, pictured first is Adam Boretz of Publishers Weekly who was covering the event for Publishers Weekly.

See the story Adam Boretz wrote about the Audies Awards in Publishers Weekly here:

Audies were also covered in the New York Times Artsbeat Blog:
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/audie-awards-celebrate-great-voices-not-famous-faces/

and the Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/06/tina-fey-audie-awards_n_1572753.html

The complete list of Audies Winners and Finalists:
http://www.theaudies.com/

Those pictured below include: "Neil Himself," Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods, one of the narrators in the full theatrical cast version audiobook of American Gods, a presenter last night, and an audiobook champion and enthusiast; actor Dylan Baker, narrator of the audio version of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson; Michele Lee Cobb, President of the Audio Publishers Association; and Audies Judges Committee Chair,  Ellen Myrick.









Adam Boretz

Neil Gaiman

Ellen Myrick

Michele Cobb

Cool book purse!

Dylan Baker, left. Neil Gaiman on right.

Jo Reed, left. Robin Whitten, AudioFile Publications, right.

The crowd before the Awards Ceremony began


Neil Gaiman



Megan Fitzpatrick, Associate Director, Marketing & Publicity at Hachette Audio/Hachette Digital

Dion Graham, Actor, Audiobook Narrator


Dylan Baker, Actor, Audiobook Narrator


Peter Berkrot, Actor, Audiobook Narrator




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