Blue Ink Review Interview with Scott Manning 11/4/2014
Scott Manning quoted in USA Today 5/22/13
Scott Manning and bestselling author Ann Patchett at
The Books for a Better Life Awards 2012
WordSmitten Interview with Scott Manning
Scott Manning quoted in USA Today 5/17/06
Company Profile on PublishersMarketplace
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From In this contest, a book is judged by its title
(Chicago Tribune, March 16, 2007)
“Book titles,” longtime book publicist Scott Manning wrote in an e-mail, "are incredibly important to sales. They should intrigue, but also inform. So if you're going to go with something clever, you'd better add a subtitle or reading line that tells the reader what the book is about.
“One of the books I'm working on right now illustrates this,” Manning wrote. “The title, ‘American Shaolin
,’ has a great ring to it. But it's the reading line that really draws people in: ‘Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China.’ ”
(The full article is available for a fee at www.ChicagoTribune.com)
From Camp and Glam and Still Badly Dressed, Jacqueline Susann Stages a Comeback
New York Times, July 27, 1997
High in an airy Upper West Side penthouse, it is retro-1966. Women with brush-on lashes and bouffant hair mingle with a boyish publishing executive sporting a Pucci pocket handkerchief. Next to a bowl of tomato dip is a collection of amber pill vials. A Barbie Doll rests languidly in a lumpy bed of jelly beans shaped like Valium pills.
“Rx 1966,” read the party-favor prescriptions for Scott Manning’s 40th-birthday celebration. ''SUSANN, JACQUELINE. One chapter daily.''
(the full article is available for a fee at www.NYTimes.com)
From By the millions, Americans turn to advice books to solve problems from loneliness to bankruptcy, Self-help on the way
Newsday, March 2, 2006
“Americans have a frontier mentality. They're always looking for new places and ways to do things,” says Scott Manning, a publicist and founder of the awards gala, which in ten years has raised $1.1 million for multiple sclerosis research and the New York City chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Such books aren't universally popular, and are even decried by critics who find them hardly worth their time. To those who snub such titles, Manning says, “These are books that people really read. ... When people face a challenge in their lives, they go to the bookstore.”
(the full article is available for a fee at www.Newsday.com)