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On Wednesday, I launched PetCentricAuthors.com, the first internet site dedicated to learning more about authors and pet books. PetCentric Authors features book reviews, podcasts and interviews with authors and publishing industry experts.

Authors and their recently released titles that are highlighted on the website include: LeashesandLovers.com founder Sheryl Matthy’s Leashes and Lovers – What Your Dog Can Teach You about Love, Life, and Happiness (L&L Media, 2010); photographer Jean M. Fogle’s Tricks for Treats (Bowtie Press, 2010); Search and Rescue handler Susannah Charleson’s Scent of the Missing (April 2010); North Shore Animal League spokesperson and wife of shock jock Howard Stern, Beth Ostrosky Stern and her new book, Oh My Dog (Gallery Book, May 2010); and Steve Duno’s, Last Dog on the Hill (St. Martin’s Press, June 2010). The site also will review children’s books, mysteries, photography books – any books pertaining to pets.

The site also hosts this blog that promises to have  interactive content including Twitter interviews, giveaways, contests and videos. My first guest blogger is Storey publicist Amy Greenman. Ms. Greenman comments about BEA and wonders if it takes celebrity panache to publish a pet book these days.

As the author of The Miss Fido Manners Complete Book of Pet Dog Etiquette (Adams Media, 2007) and the producer of The Business of Pet Writing Conference, I think that I identify a need to promote and market animal-interest books and their authors in the marketplace.

Both PetCentricAuthors.com and the Pet Bookshelf Blog fill a gap in the publishing industry. Currently, no other site evaluates and reviews the breadth of pet publishing, nor does a single location offer a range of top-notch pet books. We just officially launched, but there’s already tremendous buzz from authors and publishers. Everyone is sending us books for evaluation.

Our book reviewers are pet-owning librarians, pet trend experts, retired school teachers and journalists and authors who are dedicated to promoting the animal-human bond.

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