Top book publicist moves to Warner

NEW YORK: In a hiring coup that could well prompt a series of moves in the cut-throat world of top-level book publicists, Time Warner’s Warner Books imprint has lured Christine Saunders away from competitor Simon & Schuster.

NEW YORK: In a hiring coup that could well prompt a series of moves in the cut-throat world of top-level book publicists, Time Warner’s Warner Books imprint has lured Christine Saunders away from competitor Simon & Schuster.

NEW YORK: In a hiring coup that could well prompt a series of moves

in the cut-throat world of top-level book publicists, Time Warner’s

Warner Books imprint has lured Christine Saunders away from competitor

Simon & Schuster.



Saunders, who joins Warner Books as publicity manager, will lead the

publicity group as well as work on some of the company’s

best-sellers.



Though only 29, Saunders has made a name for herself publicizing titles

by African-American authors - a big selling point for Warner Books

editor-in-chief Jamie Rabb, who has made no secret about wanting to

expand the company’s presence in African-American publishing.



Saunders’ star has glowed even more brightly in recent months following

her successful effort to draw mainstream attention to author Iyanla

Vanzant’s Yesterday, I Cried, for which she was acknowledged with last

year’s Literary Market Place publicity award.



’I was certainly attracted to the work she had done on African-American

titles,’ said Warner Books VP and director of publicity Emi

Battaglia.



’She seemed very well-rounded in interests and background, and has a

valuable commercial sensibility.’



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