The Seventh Day of Bookmas
- By: Jessica Faust | Date: Dec 09 2010
Welcome to day seven of our Bookmas Giveaway contest. For those who missed the rules, hop back over to the November 30 post and give a quick read.
And of course, before we start today’s contest, we need to announce yesterday’s winner.
Yesterday’s question was: Who were the two “boy book” editors Kim worked for as an editorial assistant at Berkley?
And the answer is John Talbot (who became an agent) and Gary Goldstein (who is still an editor).
Congratulations to Amanda K. Please email your contact information to email@example.com and we’ll get your prize out immediately.
Now on to our contest . . .
When I was an editorial assistant I helped my boss with a number of licensed books, books that were based on television shows or movies. My boss’s job was to hire writers for the projects, obviously edit, and work on the books and obtain all permissions and approvals from the licensee with regard to the books. That meant approval over who was writing the book, approval over the storyline, and approval over the final manuscript (among other things, like covers, advertising, etc.). My job was to spend a lot of time at the fax machine waiting for approvals to come through and sending material that needed approval.
During my five years at Berkley Publishing we published a series of licensed books that were so successful the show actually ended the year I started working at Berkley, but the books went strong for the entire five years I was there and, in fact, continued to be published long after I had started BookEnds. What was this series?
The winner will receive three novels.
For clues, check out these authors . . .
Bob Phibbs, The Retail Doctor
Amy Patricia Meade
Elizabeth Lynn Casey
Joyce and Jim Lavene
C. C. Hunter
Wendy Lyn Watson
Elizabeth Joy Arnold