Thursday, June 28, 2007

Interns Wanted!

I'm looking for a few good interns. Okay, okay, get the White House jokes out of your head. This is serious business. I currently have two summer interns and would be open to a third. Preferably this third would be experienced with (as in knows how to build stuff from scratch) Microsoft Access and/or Microsoft FrontPage.

I have also posted locally for fall interns. Again, I could use at least two, preferably three. One would be a business/finance/accounting major who would be assisting with the review and management of author royalty statements and provide general office support. The next would be editorially inclined and would read and report on manuscripts, as well as assist with project development and general office support. The third would an Access or FrontPage guru.

The TZC website has a dedicated page for students wishing to apply. It can be reached by clicking here.



Now Available by Email!

Ah, the good old days. Your wrote a letter, licked the stamp and sent it on its way. Then came the fax machine. You wrote a letter, put it in the machine, and sent it on its way. Then came email.... Okay, you get it. I know.

Well, no longer must you log onto our blog to read it. It's now gotten that much easier. Just click the Subscribe by Email link to the right, put in the email address you want blog posts to be sent to, and they will be on their way.

This email will come via, a site that is owned by Google and is specifically for the purpose of publicizing blogs in different ways. If you subscribe, you can unsubscribe at any time.

So try it out. And I'll try to be interesting and witty in my posts!



Just got this comment, but thought it worth posting on specifically:

I was wondering if you are still closed to new queries? Your last post on your web site was December 2006. I have ... that I would like to pitch to

Best regards,
Anthony S. Policastro
Raleigh, NC

In fact, we are still closed to new submissions, so I've gone and updated the home page at my site to reflect that. But soon, very soon, we will be reopening to submissions, but with very specific goals in mind.

Recently, I returned to my old stomping grounds in New York for Book Expo America. I had, I think, forty-seven meetings Tuesday through Saturday. On Friday and Saturday, I had a meeting about every half hour at BEA. Exhausting, but very informative, as I got to take the temperature of many different editors at different houses. With this in mind, over the next few weeks, we are going to completely rewrite our "What We Want" page to reflect what I learned. Some of the things you see on the current page will be going away. Some things you've never thought of my firm handling will be showing up. Just as the market changes and publishers adjust what they publish, this firm has to adjust and look for the books publishers say they want. So check back here for a series of blogs talking in more depth on these subjects.


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

NEW YORK TIMES Best-selling Author Joe Weber Joins the TZC List

The Zack Company, Inc. is pleased to announce the signing of New York Times best-selling author Joe Weber as a client. In addition to the Times, Joe’s novels have appeared on the Publishers Weekly, Associated Press, and the Chicago Tribune. A former Marine Corps fighter pilot, Joe’s novels have long attracted readers of pulse-pounding techno-thrillers and suspenseful page-turners. His novels include the acclaimed DEFCON One and Rules of Engagement.

As someone who grew up reading thrillers and techno-thrillers, I’m extremely pleased to welcome Joe to the TZC list. I look forward to a long and successful association with this talented author.