Laid Off? Publicize your way into a new job

Posted by: Diane Brady on April 22, 2009

Every day brings more news of talented, driven people falling victim to the downturn. When covering the world of publishing, one of my favorite folks to work with has been Larry Hughes. As senior director of publicity at the Collins division of HarperCollins, he was always smart about bringing the right authors to our attention and framing their ideas in ways that work for our readers. When the publisher folded that unit earlier this year, Larry lost his job.

It might be another sad tale of a good person let go. But Larry has taken his well-honed publicity skills and applied them to his own situation. Since losing his job, he has appeared on Fox, written a piece in Publishers Weekly and now he’s writing a blog about his situation. And he keeps people like me updated with twists in the road. Here’s the link: http://www.bookflack.blogspot.com/

He couldn’t ask for a better publicist. Good luck, Larry.

Reader Comments

Sasha Grey

November 10, 2009 6:52 AM

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