One of the first people I met when I began blogging was the lovely and hilarious Janet Murie from Scholastic - actually everyone I have met from Scholastic has been awesome -- hmm must get job there. She is extremely passionate about her job and about books so you can see why I love her so much. She is also one of the members of the Dewey Diva's
BTW, anyone who comments on any of the A Day in the Life series (over the year) will be put into a pool and I will randomly select a commenter to win a prize pack including some of the books/authors mentioned or profiled
Job Title: National Accounts Manager, Library and Educational Retail Markets (Scholastic)
Education/Work Experience (that led to current job)
My first job out of university was being The Special Orders Department in a university bookstore. From there, a job selling books with a commission agency. Now it is 30 years later.
Whats a Typical day like for you?
A typical day is driving to a library or library wholesaler in the morning, another one in the afternoon, and presenting forthcoming titles from new catalogues. In between, I field emails on my blackberry and listen to CBC on my car radio.
Have you ever geeked out over an author
No, but I have escorted some very fine authors. I was so scared of Robertson Davies I was nearly speechless for two solid days of having him in my car, and when I wasn't speechless I was stupid.
Who has been your favorite author to deal with ?
Robert Bateman, hands down. Such a gracious, intelligent and interesting man.
Any advice for people who would like to do what you do?
People think selling anything - including books - is all about talking. Listening is the most valuable tool anyone selling books can have.
What One book would you bring if you were stuck on a desert Island?
Cats or Dogs - Why?
Both! Dogs are joy on paws, and cats are deep thinkers.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?
Thanks Janet for taking part!
Note about my Reviews
Dear Authors: The reviews in this blog are only personal opinions. I have absolutely no background in literature, writing or reviewing. I am a Librarian (actually a Library Technician for those who care OR know the difference) with a love for a good story. The opinions in the reviews are ONLY my OPINIONS. I am not commenting on the writers ability since well -- I am not a writer and never will be. If you are the author of any of the books reviewed here, my opinion is just that and not a judgment against you!