I know Jerusalem very well. When I see a store I can recall what was there before that store and the one before that. So discovering a great bookstore is rare. Almost a holiday. While I have been to The Book Gallery in Jerusalem before, I’d never entered far enough to realize that room […]
Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Best Reads for the High Holiday Season?
Books are dead? Not this year. I am always pleased to see an article like this one which appears in Jewish Action Magazine in advance of the High Holidays this year. A number of Jewish “movers & shakers” were asked what they read to prepare for this important season. People like Allison Josephs, the innovative founder […]
Social Media is Hand-selling!
Today, I was speaking to a web guy discussing how to get a blog up onto the site of a new and growing Jewish publisher. We were talking about how helpful a blog is for sharing material with people. The web guy described how he has been setting up more stores on Facebook lately. I […]
Holocaust Memorial Day. Books and Memory. Which Book Impacted You the Most?
Holocaust Memorial Day or “Yom Hashoah” will be commemorated in Israel and much of the Jewish world beginning Sunday evening, April 27, a siren will pierce the air across Israel for a few moments of silence, prayers will be recited, ceremonies will be held. As the years go on and the generation of survivors leave […]
Meet Orly Ziv Creator of Cook in Israel – Our First Author Interview.
Authors are fascinating and important people. I also admit that as a publicist, I am biased. However, it is important to remember these are the people who actually have dreamed of a book and published it. I always say “Mazel Tov” to an author when they contact me. I explain that just getting the book […]
National Jewish Book Awards for 2013 Announced
It is a big day for the Jewish publishing world today as The Jewish Book Council announces the winners of the 2013 National Jewish Book Awards. Like Dreamers by Yossi Klein Halevi has won Jewish Book of the Year. It is worth looking at the list of all the winners. There are some surprises […]
Cook in Israel – If Life Gives You Lemons…..Preserve Them.
I am excited to be working on publicity for the new cookbook succinctly entitled Cook in Israel. Author Orly Ziv is a culinary tour guide in Israel. She takes people to the places that provide the best produce and food making for a different experience than most tourists have. For foodies…..this is really a great […]
8 Books for 8 Days. (Chanukah is coming!)
Chanukah is approaching and I am interested in hearing from folks; what are your top 8 books for this Chanukah? Based on feedback, I will be posting a list of “8 Books for 8 Days (of Chanukah)”. So please share the books you suggest. They don’t have to be connected to Chanukah but…they ought to […]
Is something hurting Orthodox Jewish publishing?
I met today with the CEO and Editor in Chief of a well regarded publisher in NY (where else?). Their market is primarily the Orthodox Jewish English speaking market – probably mostly North America and Israel. These fellows have been in the business for decades and really know their stuff. The CEO raised a question […]
The Top 50 Hebrew Books of All Time – In Honor of Book Week (from Makor Rishon)
In honor of Israel’s Book Week, the popular Israeli newspaper Makor Rishon published results of a reader poll of the top 50 Hebrew books of all time. The poll was run via their weekend magazine (so hip it hurts) Motzash which means “Saturday night” in a slangy sort of way. The poll picked many books which, in […]