The Barrett Company Kindle Fire Giveaway!

Welcome to Barbara Wall, VP of The Barrett Company.

Barbara Wall, a specialist in media marketing and media research, serves as Vice President of TBC. She has accomplished extensive assignments, ranging from technology to entertainment to printing/publishing and has working relationships with a wide circle of book media contacts including reviewers at major US newspapers to Internet book reviewers including NY Times, USA TODAY, Midwest Book Review,,, writers at select men and women’s’ magazines and online social media bloggers covering authors and publishers. Ms. Wall formerly served as an executive in two Fortune 500 companies (Xerox, Experian) and has worked with a range of clients including BMG Music Service, The Fox Network, Eddie Bauer, Levi’s, Starbucks, and Jamba Juice. She holds both BA and MBA degrees and formerly taught high school English in Colorado.

From book publicist Barbara Wall, VP of The Barrett Company PR firm
If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
The past I think….the 40s and 50s styles were so very cool. I like the casual and elegant ladies clothes and gigantic cars like Cadillacs with fins. I am a huge fan of “Leave It To Beaver” on retro TV cable channels.

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose? 
Meryl Streep, Greta Van Sustern, Bill O’Reilly, Harrison Ford and Dean Koontz

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you? 
My I-Phone, my media contact lists and a good unread book. 
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? 
Vanilla Fudge Ripple from Ben &  Jerrys
If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose? 
Coco Chanel

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? 
A cup of black coffee and vanilla nonfat yogurt
Night owl, or early bird? 
I am defintely a night owl

One food you would never eat?
Broccoli – I like it, but it doesn’t like me!

Pet Peeves?
Road hogs on California freeways and other forms of assorted rudeness

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
Educate yourself on the revolution in the publishing biz and how it works before you do anything else 
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
I am a California native….I cannot imagine living anywhere else but here, although I have traveled all over the USA, parts of Asia and Europe too.

Favorite Food?
A healthy California omelet at The Montecito (CA) Inn and a chunky Chicken Pot Pie

Favorite Candy? 
Pay Day (salt and sugar)!

What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?
“The Descendants” from Geoerge Clooney

If you were a bird, which one would you be?
A Roadrunner…I had a wild Roadrunner for a “pet” at my Palm Springs home and he was so much fun…so smart and social too.   They also take care of pests and rodents – they eat them!  But they like people…go figure.

You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?
Something frivilous

What do you do in your free time? 
Reading and watching PBS’ “Antiques Road Show,” Fox News or a good movie on Turner Movie Classics channel.  Traveling is also high up there on my list of “free time” activities, espefcially trips to the California desert areas

Favorite places to travel? 
ParisHong KongHawaiiNew York and all over California too.

About The Barrett Company:

Media expert & advisor Charles Barrett formed The Barrett Company in 1991 as a full service media relations and media marketing/communications agency. The Los Angeles headquartered firm offers 21st century integrated media outreach and media marketing expertise with an emphasis on the entertainment and leisure time industries serving authors/publishers, Hollywood celebrities, motion pictures, and television. Since inception, TBC has served such companies as Simon & Schuster, Globe Pequot Press, Norton Publishers, Warner Brothers Studios, American Movie Classics cable channel, ABC TV, CBS TV, Fox Television, self-published author publishers such as Xlibris, Author House, I-Universe and numerous celebrities from Johnny Carson to Ed McMahon to Kevin Costner to Oprah Winfrey (Oprah’s Big Give television series on ABC).

The Barrett Company also assists attorneys and their clients, managing media coverage in civil and criminal cases from California to New York in both state and federal courts.

Mr. Barrett formed the firm after serving in top public relations positions with the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) for more than ten years, where he was in charge of media relations for The Tonight Show and Today, among other well-known NBC shows such as Unsolved Mysteries, Fame and numerous highly-rated NBC specials, including The American Film Institute Awards and The American Movie Awards.

Mr. Barrett has also held executive media relations posts with 20th Century Fox Film Corporation in New York and Capitol Records in Hollywood, New York and London, where he helped launch recorded music by The Beatles, The Band and many other music artists.

When earlier basing in New York City, Mr. Barrett assisted major publishers with publicity campaigns for a number of New York Times best-selling authors, serving such publishers as Scribner’s, Simon & Schuster, Norton, John Wiley & Sons, Warner Books and Golden Books, among many others.

The Barrett Company serves major publisher and self-published authors with Harper Collins, Little Brown, Penguin Press, i-Universe, Oxford University Press, Viking Press, Xlibris, Random House, Holm Press, Ben Bella Books, Author House, SMU Press, NYU Press, creating and performing a range of publicity services and media outreach for both fiction and non-fiction book releases.

Charles Barrett began his media career as a reporter with The Associated Press in New Haven, CT and later served on the editorial staffs of both The Hollywood Reporter in Los Angeles and Billboard Publications in New York. He has also authored numerous articles for magazines and newspapers on the performing arts and travel as well as appearing as a contributor on major U.S. radio talk shows discussing celebrities, films, television and books. He was voted the Book Publicist of the Year award by the Southern California Book Pub Society recently. Charles is a member of The Publishers Association of Los Angeles, The Academy of TV Arts and Sciences (Emmy Award) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (The Oscars ®).

The Barrett Company is well known and regarded among the world’s media outlets for its credibility and creativity. Through years of client assignments we have developed remarkable and successful campaigns for our wide range of authors/publishers, Hollywood creatives, companies and celebrities, which have paved the way for us to produce media, consumer and trade events of all descriptions both in the United States and overseas, from Book Expo to NATPE (the renowned annual television program executive conference) to Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, The Frankfurt Book Fair to filmdom’s Show West as well as MIP in France, The Beverly Hills Film Festival and The Cannes International Film Festival.

TBC’s experience, skills and knowledge in various professional disciplines have enabled the company to offer programs we are proud of, including trade and consumer publicity campaigns, Internet publicity campaigns, crisis communications management, new company and celebrity launches, trade show media awareness, marketing communications solutions, and consultancy to in-house publicity firms in publishing, film and television. No assignment is too big or too small. TBC possesses a keen awareness of the workings of the global media – – including but not limited to print, broadcast and digital – – and has demonstrated over the years the ability to create stunning and effective media outreach models for valued clients, be they well established, or start-ups, or beginning careers as authors and celebrities.

~ ~ ~ GIVEAWAY ~ ~ ~

Pump Up Your Book and The Barrett Company are teaming up to give you a chance to win a Kindle Fire!

This giveaway is part of the Barrett Company Hollywood Publicity Tour hosted by Pump Up Your Book. There are a lot of great blogs participating in this Kindle Fire giveaway.  After you enter, check out the other stops on the Barrett Company Hollywood Publicity Tour and enter there too!

Here’s how it works:

Each person will enter this giveaway by liking, following, subscribing and tweeting about this giveaway through the Rafflecopter form below.

The Kindle Fire promotion will run March 5 – 23, 2012. Winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter, contacted by email and announced on March 24, 2012.

To find out who else is participating and more chances to win, visit

Contest is only open to U.S. and Canada residents.

Good luck everyone!

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