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Kathleen Schmidt

Kathleen Schmidt has over 15 years of experience in the publishing industry. Currently, she is CEO of KMSPR, a book publicity firm. Find her on Twitter: @Bookgirl96 or @kmspr.


The Barnes & Noble Showroom: How Much Is It Worth?

March 29, 2013 | Essays

Over the past few days, it has been widely reported that Barnes & Noble (B&N) has significantly reduced the number of Simon & Schuster titles it carries in its stores due to a financial dispute between the two companies. While the disag [...]

Oh Format, Where Art Thou?

February 26, 2013 | Essays

A few years ago, when I was working for a major publishing house, I was sitting in a sales meeting to launch a new season of books when one of the National Accounts Managers (who sold that publisher’s books to Barnes & Noble) said of a partic [...]

From My Perch: A View of Publishing in 2013

January 22, 2013 | Articles

  MorBCN / Flickr   Editor’s note: We are very happy to announce that Kathleen Schmidt (@bookgirl96) will be joining VQR every month to offer insight into the book publishing industry. Look for her column on the fourth Tuesday [...]