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Book Launch with VIPs


Working in marketing and publicity can be hard work, especially when there are deadlines to meet and the stress is building up. Mostly though, the job is fun, fun fun! I love what I do, especially because I work in book publishing. It’s weird how the job came about at a time I really wanted to get back into the industry. (Thanks to Bruce for seeing something in me and giving me the chance, but that’s another story.)

Marketing can come in many forms because of the diversity of each industry, and of course, book publishing is specialised. I’ve marketed plenty of other products but books (and the authors attached to them) require a unique strategy. I get to write most days and I also have to be creative. It’s extremely rewarding when a book I’ve put effort into begins to sell well.

So, this weekend (though I don’t usually work weekends) I’m working. (Kind of.) Can you call going to an A List Book Launch at a top-notch function venue, work? Wish me luck and I’ll fill you in on the juicy gossip later.

Keep guessing where this secret party is and who’s attending.

Hint: It’s rarer than sighting Elvis (think Wintersun where you’ll see a million) but the reclusive Alby Mangels will make an appearance.

The thing is too – I don’t get to dress up often so I’m going all out (big heels, glam dress, fake nails, makeup and hair). Here’s how I dressed for last year’s Christmas Party:

Dressed flapper style (well it is glamorous) Kirra 2009

Author:

Donna Munro is the author of The Zanzibar Moon and Kendwa's Secret, freelance writer, blogger, graphic designer, content writer, book marketer, administrator, web editor and book reader. She's been published in Take Five, The Australian Woman's Weekly, For Me, She, That's Life, Woman's Day and Club Life (as well as smaller publications). In 2017 she formed Warm Witty Publishing to self publish her debut novel 'The Zanzibar Moon'. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of Australia. Donna lives on the Sunshine Coast with her husband, youngest son and the weirdo Staffy Mahli. She adores being a grandmother but is young at heart. She's addicted to Peanut Butter, and Home & Away. She's a hugger and cries reading books and watching movies. You'll often find her digging her toes in the sand with a book in her hand.

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