Meet Kathryn Tumen, one of five publicity assistants for Berkley and New American Library.
Tell us something about yourself and your publishing house
While I assist one of three associate directors of publicity at Berkley/NAL, I am the publicist for most mass market romances and a slew of the trade paperback romances that Berkley and NAL produce each month. Both of these imprints produce mass markets as well as trade paperbacks for The Penguin Group, which operates out of our New York offices and is owned by the international media company Pearson. The imprints I am responsible for include Signet Eclipse, Berkley Sensation, and Berkley and NAL Heat.
What exactly does an in-house publicist do?