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84 Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Bookstores

What’s your favorite bookstore? My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop comes out on November 13th, sharing recommendations from 84 writers.

Published by Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, it features bookstores around the country, including The Strand (New York, NY), Powell`s (Portland, OR) and Porter Square Books (Cambridge, MA). Publishing industry consultant Ronald Rice and “Booksellers Across America” edited the book.

Contributors ranged from John Grisham to Chuck Palahniuk to bookstore owner Ann Patchett. The book also contains illustrations by Leif Parsons, an introduction by Richard Russo and an afterword by Emily St. John Mandel.

You can find all these bookshops and more in our Best Indie Bookstores on Twitter list.

Mediabistro Course

Personal Essay Writing

Personal Essay WritingStarting October 28, work with a published journalist to draft, edit, and sell your first-person essays! Jessica Olien will help you to workshop your writing so that it's ready to pitch to editors. You'll learn how to tell your personal story, self-edit you work to assess voice, style, and tone, and sell your essays for publication. Register now!

This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: Workman, Oxford University Press, Penguin

This week, Workman Publishing is hiring a manager of digital sales and promotions, while Oxford University Press is on the hunt for a new art director. Penguin is seeking a designer for its advertising and promotion department, and Duke University Press is in need of an assistant managing editor. Get the details on these gigs and more below, and check out additional just-posted jobs on mediabistro.com.

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Workman Shakes Up Its Publicity Department

Good news for publicists looking for a change of pace. Workman COO Walter Weintz is looking to find a successor for Publicity Director Amy Corley as she is moving over to Artisan. Meanwhile their head of cookbook publicity, Ron Longe, is moving over to Media Masters and Senior Publicist Brianna Yamashita’s last day is October 1st, just over a year since she signed on with them.

Update: Brianna Yamashita was hired as senior publicist but was promoted to Publicity Manager at Workman. She is leaving to join Penguin/Tarcher as their Associate Director of Publicity.

Ron Longe is the new Account Director at Media Masters which specializes in children’s books and also graphic novels. Media Masters Publicity is expanding its literary public relations services to now encompass lifestyle titles including cooking, travel, gardening, home decor and visual arts.