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Jen Musico

Jen Musico - Publicist

Greater NYC Metro

A former Hachette Book Group publicist helping authors promote their brand and expand their media platform

Overview

I'm a veteran literary publicist with a decade experience working with authors to expand their media platform and promote their brand. During my experience working at one of the world’s leading publishing houses, Hachette Book Group, and with the award-winning literary publicity firm, Media Connect, a division of Finn Partners and formerly Planned Television Arts, I've developed and executed traditional and online publicity campaigns for leadership, career, personal finance, lifestyle, and other non-fiction topics, as well as many fiction genres. Publicity campaigns have included national TV, radio and print , media and speaking tours, satellite TV and radio tours, and online promotions.

I've worked with best-selling non-fiction authors including Jack Otter, executive editor at CBS MoneyWatch and author of WORTH IT…NOT WORTH IT?, Joe Terranova, CNBC contributor and author of BUY HIGH, SELL HIGHER, and the late Gordon Murray, author of THE INVESTMENT ANSWER, as well as fiction authors Dean Kootnz, Janet Evanovich, Jackie Collins. She has also worked with top publishers that include Penguin, Random House, Hachette Book Group, St. Martin’s Press, Harlequin, McGraw Hill, and many others.

My clients have appeared in television segments on NBC's TODAY, Good Morning America, Hannity, FOX and Friends, 60 Minutes, Inside Edition, and The View. I've also secured interviews with print and online news organizations such as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Economist, Time, Fortune, Forbes, INC., Bloomberg Businessweek, AP, Reuters, USA Today, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Marie Claire, People, and Men’s Health.


Services
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Cultural & Ethnic Themes Humor & Comedy Inspirational Literature Romance Thriller Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Economics Health & wellbeing Parenting & Families Politics & Current Affairs Sex & Relationships Technology

Certifications

  • BA in Mass Communications from Bloomsburg University

Work experience

Publicity Manager

Media Connect/Finn Partners

January, 2013 – July, 2013 (7 months)

Senior Publicist

Hachette Book Group

October, 2010 – May, 2012 (over 1 year)

I was responsible for implementing publicity plans for key titles each season, strengthening and developing media contacts, reviewing book proposals, overseeing all social media platforms for Business Plus imprint, creating press releases materials and media lists, and securing media placements for authors.

Publicist

Media Connect/Finn Partners

September, 2005 – October, 2010 (about 5 years)

-Responsible for client contact, media outreach, planning sessions, client meetings, and preparing media tour schedules and updates.
-Wrote press kit materials for clients including press releases, biographies, media alerts, and collateral materials.
-Coordinated multi-city author speaking events and media tours.
-Managed and schedule Morning Drive Radio Tours® and satellite TV tours.
-Arranged national TV tours.
-Devised social media strategies for clients, which include blogger outreach and developing social media news releases.
-Acted as internship committee manager responsible for interviewing all candidates and creating, implementing and supervising internship training program.
-Assisted publicity managers on new business proposals, accounts and daily tasks.

Portfolio (21 selected works)

The Art of Crash Landing: A Novel (P.S.)

Melissa DeCarlo

From a bright new talent comes this debut novel about a young woman who travels for the first time to her mother’s hometown, and gets sucked into the mystery that changed her family foreverMattie Wallace has really screwed up this time. Broke and knocked up, she’s got all her worldly possessions crammed into six giant trash bags, and nowhere to go. Try as she might, Mattie can no longer deny t... read more

From a bright new talent comes this debut novel about a young woman who travels for the first time to her mother’s hometown, and gets sucked into the mystery that changed her family foreverMattie Wallace has really screwed up this time. Broke and knocked up, she’s got all her worldly possessions crammed into six giant trash bags, and nowhere to go. Try as she might, Mattie can no longer deny t... read more

Worth It ... Not Worth It?: Simple & Profitable Answers to Life's Tough Financial Questions

Jack Otter

Credit or debit? Rent or buy a house? Buy or lease a car? Take or decline the rental car insurance? Renovate the kitchen or finish the basement? Buy stocks or mutual funds?Every day we are forced to make financial decisions, but the right answers all seem to require complicated, mind-numbing research. And who has time for homework when you're paying for a bag of Fritos at 7-11? Or filling out ... read more

Credit or debit? Rent or buy a house? Buy or lease a car? Take or decline the rental car insurance? Renovate the kitchen or finish the basement? Buy stocks or mutual funds?Every day we are forced to make financial decisions, but the right answers all seem to require complicated, mind-numbing research. And who has time for homework when you're paying for a bag of Fritos at 7-11? Or filling out ... read more

Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best... and Learn from the Worst

Robert I. Sutton

Now with a new chapter that focuses on what great bosses really do. Dr. Sutton reveals new insights that he's learned since the writing of Good Boss, Bad Boss. Sutton adds revelatory thoughts about such legendary bosses as Ed Catmull, Steve Jobs, A.G. Lafley, and many more, and how you can implement their techniques. If you are a boss who wants to do great work, what can you do about it? Good ... read more

Now with a new chapter that focuses on what great bosses really do. Dr. Sutton reveals new insights that he's learned since the writing of Good Boss, Bad Boss. Sutton adds revelatory thoughts about such legendary bosses as Ed Catmull, Steve Jobs, A.G. Lafley, and many more, and how you can implement their techniques. If you are a boss who wants to do great work, what can you do about it? Good ... read more

On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System -- With Original New Material on the Five Year Anniversary of the Financial Crisis

Henry M. Paulson

Former Secretary of the Treasury Hank Paulson -- who was at the very epicenter of the crashing financial markets -- provides a startling, first- person account of what really happened during this time of global financial crisis - and this revised edition features fresh and original material from Paulson on the five-year-anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis.From the man who was in the very ... read more

Former Secretary of the Treasury Hank Paulson -- who was at the very epicenter of the crashing financial markets -- provides a startling, first- person account of what really happened during this time of global financial crisis - and this revised edition features fresh and original material from Paulson on the five-year-anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis.From the man who was in the very ... read more

Inside Apple: How America's Most Admired--and Secretive--Company Really Works

Adam Lashinsky

INSIDE APPLE reveals the secret systems, tactics and leadership strategies that allowed Steve Jobs and his company to churn out hit after hit and inspire a cult-like following for its products.If Apple is Silicon Valley's answer to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, then author Adam Lashinsky provides readers with a golden ticket to step inside. In this primer on leadership and innovation, the a... read more

INSIDE APPLE reveals the secret systems, tactics and leadership strategies that allowed Steve Jobs and his company to churn out hit after hit and inspire a cult-like following for its products.If Apple is Silicon Valley's answer to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, then author Adam Lashinsky provides readers with a golden ticket to step inside. In this primer on leadership and innovation, the a... read more

The Investment Answer

Daniel C. Goldie, Gordon S. Murray

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The Letter: My Journey Through Love, Loss, and Life

Marie Tillman

In 2003, Pat Tillman, serving in the US Army, hastily wrote a "just in case" letter to his wife, Marie. When he returned on leave before his departure to Afghanistan, he placed the letter on top of their bedroom dresser. For months it sat there, sealed and ever-present, like a black hole through which Marie knew her stable life would be pulled if she ever had reason to open it. Then, in April ... read more

In 2003, Pat Tillman, serving in the US Army, hastily wrote a "just in case" letter to his wife, Marie. When he returned on leave before his departure to Afghanistan, he placed the letter on top of their bedroom dresser. For months it sat there, sealed and ever-present, like a black hole through which Marie knew her stable life would be pulled if she ever had reason to open it. Then, in April ... read more

House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time

Martin Kihn

Once upon a time Corporate America paid certain people huge fees to tell organizations what they were doing wrong. These men and women really knew next to nothing. They trashed businesses, destroyed careers, and wasted time and money. They called themselves Management Consultants. I know them well. I was one of them. Welcome to the... HOUSE OF LIES.When Martin Kihn joined a powerhouse New York... read more

Once upon a time Corporate America paid certain people huge fees to tell organizations what they were doing wrong. These men and women really knew next to nothing. They trashed businesses, destroyed careers, and wasted time and money. They called themselves Management Consultants. I know them well. I was one of them. Welcome to the... HOUSE OF LIES.When Martin Kihn joined a powerhouse New York... read more

Salary Tutor: Learn the Salary Negotiation Secrets No One Ever Taught You

Jim Hopkinson

Jim Hopkinson details a novel way to get the the raise you deserve. Using these ten steps, you will be able to confidently and effectively negotiate your salary. With helpful tips and questions throughout, this book gives readers the tools to conquer "the evil HR lady." While other books or websites might list a few standard bullet points on the subject from an expert in the HR field, Jim take... read more

Jim Hopkinson details a novel way to get the the raise you deserve. Using these ten steps, you will be able to confidently and effectively negotiate your salary. With helpful tips and questions throughout, this book gives readers the tools to conquer "the evil HR lady." While other books or websites might list a few standard bullet points on the subject from an expert in the HR field, Jim take... read more

The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life

Kimberly Palmer

The biggest trend in business is the microbusiness! Handcrafted jewelry, artisanal eats, life coaching, app development, you name it - entrepreneurial side ventures are everywhere. Weary of pink-slip anxiety and the endless money squeeze, millions of people are taking the leap. They're adding to their incomes and creating safety nets in case the ax falls at work. In the process, they're unlock... read more

The biggest trend in business is the microbusiness! Handcrafted jewelry, artisanal eats, life coaching, app development, you name it - entrepreneurial side ventures are everywhere. Weary of pink-slip anxiety and the endless money squeeze, millions of people are taking the leap. They're adding to their incomes and creating safety nets in case the ax falls at work. In the process, they're unlock... read more

Poor Little Bitch Girl

Jackie Collins

Denver Jones is a hotshot twenty-something attorney working in L.A. Carolyn Henderson is personal assistant to a powerful and very married D.C. Senator with whom she is having an affair. And Annabelle Maestro is NYC's madam of choice for discerning famous men.Then there is Bobby Santangelo Stanislopolous, the Kennedy-esque son of Lucky Santangelo and deceased Greek shipping billionaire, Dimitr... read more

Denver Jones is a hotshot twenty-something attorney working in L.A. Carolyn Henderson is personal assistant to a powerful and very married D.C. Senator with whom she is having an affair. And Annabelle Maestro is NYC's madam of choice for discerning famous men.Then there is Bobby Santangelo Stanislopolous, the Kennedy-esque son of Lucky Santangelo and deceased Greek shipping billionaire, Dimitr... read more

Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Stephanie Plum Novels)

Janet Evanovich

Stephanie Plum is working overtime tracking felons for the bonds office at night and snooping for security expert Carlos Manoso, aka Ranger, during the day. Can she hunt down two killers, a traitor, and five skips, keep her grandmother out of the sauce, and solve Ranger's problems and not jump his bones? Find out in Janet Evanovich's habanero hot mystery novel Finger Lickin' Fifteen.

Stephanie Plum is working overtime tracking felons for the bonds office at night and snooping for security expert Carlos Manoso, aka Ranger, during the day. Can she hunt down two killers, a traitor, and five skips, keep her grandmother out of the sauce, and solve Ranger's problems and not jump his bones? Find out in Janet Evanovich's habanero hot mystery novel Finger Lickin' Fifteen.

Baseball Dads

Matthew S. Hiley

An irreverent black comedy about sex, drugs, murder… and children's baseball. Dwayne Devero is just like you and me, except he simply doesn't give a s**t any more. He's had enough. He's done with people living life wrong. You'll do it right, or he'll bury you under the bases at the ballpark where he coaches. It's just that simple. Tired of poor decisions being made all around him, from the pol... read more

An irreverent black comedy about sex, drugs, murder… and children's baseball. Dwayne Devero is just like you and me, except he simply doesn't give a s**t any more. He's had enough. He's done with people living life wrong. You'll do it right, or he'll bury you under the bases at the ballpark where he coaches. It's just that simple. Tired of poor decisions being made all around him, from the pol... read more

The Power Brokers: The Struggle to Shape and Control the Electric Power Industry

Jeremiah D. Lambert

For more than a century, the interplay between private, investor-owned electric utilities and government regulators has shaped the electric power industry in the United States. Provision of an essential service to largely dependent consumers invited government oversight and ever more sophisticated market intervention. The industry has sought to manage, co-opt, and profit from government regula... read more

For more than a century, the interplay between private, investor-owned electric utilities and government regulators has shaped the electric power industry in the United States. Provision of an essential service to largely dependent consumers invited government oversight and ever more sophisticated market intervention. The industry has sought to manage, co-opt, and profit from government regula... read more

Transforming Teams: Tips for Improving Collaboration and Building Trust

Claudia St. John SPHR SHRM-SCP

Human resources and management consultants are frequently asked to help their clients address fundamental breakdowns within their organizations. More often than not, these breakdowns occur between conflicting functional areas, such as sales and customer service, sales and operations, or creative and operations management. This book explains why these breakdowns occur and details what you can d... read more

Human resources and management consultants are frequently asked to help their clients address fundamental breakdowns within their organizations. More often than not, these breakdowns occur between conflicting functional areas, such as sales and customer service, sales and operations, or creative and operations management. This book explains why these breakdowns occur and details what you can d... read more

Pig and Penguin's Party Planning Problems

Erik Niel

Pig and Penguin are pals that want to have a party for their friends. But when Pig wants to host a proper luncheon, Penguin protests and insists on a pirate-themed party. The competition is on, but who will throw the best party ever? Creative alliteration and colorful illustrations tell the story of Pig and Penguin, and how friendship ultimately overcomes their differences.

Pig and Penguin are pals that want to have a party for their friends. But when Pig wants to host a proper luncheon, Penguin protests and insists on a pirate-themed party. The competition is on, but who will throw the best party ever? Creative alliteration and colorful illustrations tell the story of Pig and Penguin, and how friendship ultimately overcomes their differences.

Digital Exhaust: What Everyone Should Know About Big Data, Digitization and Digitally Driven Innovation (FT Press Analytics)

Dale Neef

Will "Big Data" supercharge the economy, tyrannize us, or both? Data Exhaust is the definitive primer for everyone who wants to understand all the implications of Big Data, digitally driven innovation, and the accelerating Internet Economy. Renowned digital expert Dale Neef clearly explains: What Big Data really is, and what's new and different about it How Big Data works, and what you need to... read more

Will "Big Data" supercharge the economy, tyrannize us, or both? Data Exhaust is the definitive primer for everyone who wants to understand all the implications of Big Data, digitally driven innovation, and the accelerating Internet Economy. Renowned digital expert Dale Neef clearly explains: What Big Data really is, and what's new and different about it How Big Data works, and what you need to... read more

A Passion for Birth: My Life: Anthropology, Family and Feminism

Sheila Kitzinger

This fully illustrated autobiography recounts Sheila Kitzinger’s life from her childhood, with a mother who was a feminist before the term was invented, her student days in Oxford to her pioneering work in anthropology and tireless campaigning for women’s rights and improvement in maternity services.An inspiration to many, Kitzinger talks candidly about her set-backs and failures as well as he... read more

This fully illustrated autobiography recounts Sheila Kitzinger’s life from her childhood, with a mother who was a feminist before the term was invented, her student days in Oxford to her pioneering work in anthropology and tireless campaigning for women’s rights and improvement in maternity services.An inspiration to many, Kitzinger talks candidly about her set-backs and failures as well as he... read more

The Dream Cafe: Lessons in the Art of Radical Innovation

Duncan Bruce, Geoff Crook

Get out of the office and dream! To keep your brand innovative you need to feed your creative spirit and the office is not the place to do that. So get out, disrupt and reimagine the status quo, get into a cafe and dream. Recreating the convivial, collaborative, creative world of the avant-garde the guys at The Dream Cafe have developed a fresh, new approach which is being used by major brands... read more

Get out of the office and dream! To keep your brand innovative you need to feed your creative spirit and the office is not the place to do that. So get out, disrupt and reimagine the status quo, get into a cafe and dream. Recreating the convivial, collaborative, creative world of the avant-garde the guys at The Dream Cafe have developed a fresh, new approach which is being used by major brands... read more

Don't Burp in the Boardroom: Your Guide to Handling Uncommonly Common Workplace Dilemmas

Rosalinda Oropeza Randall

Sassy, funny, blunt, and definitely not sugar coated, Don't Burp in the Boardroom examines etiquette in the workplace, from the warehouse to the top floor. While the outerwear may be different, the dilemmas from cubicle to corner office are the same. Rosalinda Randall delves into common predicaments like food, the break room, social media and electronics, office romances, or how to make a good... read more

Sassy, funny, blunt, and definitely not sugar coated, Don't Burp in the Boardroom examines etiquette in the workplace, from the warehouse to the top floor. While the outerwear may be different, the dilemmas from cubicle to corner office are the same. Rosalinda Randall delves into common predicaments like food, the break room, social media and electronics, office romances, or how to make a good... read more

Blue Chip Kids: What Every Child (and Parent) Should Know About Money, Investing, and the Stock Market

David W. Bianchi

The essential guide to being smart about money and investing Blue Chip Kids: What Every Child (and Parent) Should Know About Money, Investing, and the Stock Market is a fun and easy-to-understand introduction to the world of money and investing for kids and parents. Frustrated by the lack of entertaining financial teaching materials for his 13-year-old son, this book is the result of a father ... read more

The essential guide to being smart about money and investing Blue Chip Kids: What Every Child (and Parent) Should Know About Money, Investing, and the Stock Market is a fun and easy-to-understand introduction to the world of money and investing for kids and parents. Frustrated by the lack of entertaining financial teaching materials for his 13-year-old son, this book is the result of a father ... read more

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