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Martin F Norden <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 2 Dec 1996 12:56:37 -0500
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Hello, everyone.  The following message may be of interest if you are
seeking a publisher for a performing-arts (or pop-culture) book manuscript
that you are currently working on or have recently completed.  I've had a
great working relationship with Jim Parish for a number of years now, and
I highly recommend him to you.  He's a high-energy guy who has published
dozens of books in the film/TV/entertainment field (just do a library
search on him someday!), and he may be able to help you at Renaissance
Books with one or more of your book-length projects.  To save time (both his
and yours), PLEASE read his letter carefully before submitting any
manuscripts or proposals.
Apologies for cross-postings.
--Marty Norden
           Martin F. Norden
  OO       Dept. of Communication, Box 34815      [log in to unmask]
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Date: Mon, 02 Dec 1996 11:44:34 -0500 (EST)
From: James Robert Parish <[log in to unmask]>
4338 Gentry Avenue #1
Studio City, CA 91604-1764
(818) 753-9455
Fax:  (818) 505-6509
E-mail:  [log in to unmask]
Dec. 1, 1996
I have exciting news to share that could be of great interest to you as a
Los Angeles-based RENAISSANCE BOOKS, a mainstream trade publisher has
asked me to join their firm as an acquisition editor, specializing in the
areas of performing arts and popular culture.  RENAISSANCE BOOKS is the
newly formed sister firm of long-established, highly regarded AUDIO
RENAISSANCE, a major publisher of audio cassette books. RENAISSANCE
BOOKS, both hardcovers and paperbacks, will be distributed to bookstores
by St. Martin's Press.
As a new member of the RENAISSANCE BOOKS team,I would very much like to
hear from you-now or at any time in the future-if you have non-fiction
book projects (e.g., biographies, mass appeal pop culture, trivia, coffee
table pictorial, etc.) that would be suitable for publication by
RENAISSANCE BOOKS. Please keep in mind that RENAISSANCE BOOKS is geared
for reaching the broad-based consumer marketplace and, as such, is not
seeking library reference books.
Please let me know as soon as possible if you have:
* a completed non-fiction manuscript
* a non-fiction project underway
* non-fiction book concepts in mind
* published books whose reprint rights have reverted back to you
* a willingness to use your strong writing & researching skills for
non-fiction project ideas suggested by RENAISSANCE BOOKS
Once you are in touch, we can discuss the next steps. (Please do not send
manuscripts without our having first talked specifically about your
projects.)  If you are represented by a literary agent, you may, of
course, have your representative contact me.
I will be based both at RENAISSANCE BOOKS' Los Angeles headquarters (5858
Wilshire Boulevard #205, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 213-939-1840) and at my
home office. For now, it will be easiest to reach me at my home address
via phone, fax, e-mail or postal service.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
James Robert Parish
PS.If you have other non-fiction book projects that go beyond the areas
of entertainment arts and pop culture-especially self help, inspirational
and new age-I can refer you to another Acquisition Editor at RENAISSANCE
BOOKS who specializes in those categories.
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