Lindsay’s post yesterday got me thinking about my own favorite part of being a publicist. I’ve been sitting here cataloguing and filing our reviews for the month of June, which can be a tiny bit tedious. But along with that process, I get to notify authors of their reviews for the month. Almost instantly, my inbox will start filling up with little thank-you notes from authors and illustrators who are happy to see that their book is making its way in the world. It’s awfully gratifying.
It’s even more fun when I get to notify an author that his or her book has won an award. With that one piece of news, my job puts me in the position to make someone’s day. Maybe even someone’s whole week. And that makes me feel good about my day, too.
Now, that’s not to say that we publicists get to spend all of our time spreading joy and sunshine over the land. But sometimes that really is part of the job.
So, authors, if you happen to receive an e-mail about reviews from me shortly, I hope it manages to add a little extra cheer to your holiday weekend. Enjoy!