Thursday, October 27, 2011

A nice link ;)

Hello everyone :)

I just wanted to share a link with you, it's about networking. I read the article and have to say, it should be obvious to behave polite etc but people don't ;) so I think this is a very good article to remind people of the etiquette ;)


Click here


Lots of Love,
Oceanlady

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Inspired

Dear Readers,

My job in the Literary Agency is really a nice experience. I am able to develop my skills and learn a lot more about how the book industry works. I have to say that I find a few similarities to the music industry. I mean just by taking a very broad approach both industries are dealing with artists and their products.

Just a few moments ago we had a glass of champagne with one of our authors, since we wer able to just a big deal in Spain. Well, for me the nicest thing of this small get together wasn’t the champagne as many of you might think now, but the details of getting the deal that were shared together with the glass of champagne. Those details weren’t anything like how to negotiate such a deal but more about how nicely and easy thing can go sometimes (of course with a lot of effort invested beforehand).

But actually what I wanted to tell you is:
Down in the lobby there is a sentence which makes me think a bit each day when I pass by it. “Those who don’t read, just live one time”. I so agree with that sentence, because isn’t it that what makes a good book, that you can get lost in it, that you read page over page and at some point you notice that the clock shows almost midnight and you maybe should get some sleep.

tell me, what makes out a good book ;)

With Love,
Oceanlady

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Already October??!!??

Hello,

wow, is it just me feeling weird, or is the time running like hell (once again). I just realized that soon it's my brother's birthday and then more or less two more months and the year is over.

Somehow in the end of a year there are so many things happening that the time is always short. Of course I don't just wanna complain ;) it is nice to have so much action in life, but I guess some of us really forget to take a deep breath and to focus on the most important things in life. I know that I forget those important things sometimes as well, or I don't forget them, but somehow they get lost in all the things that I have to do and that I wanna do. So I really don't wanna sound like some old wise granny, telling how one should live their life ;). It's more like me trying to remind myself of the important things.

Ok, I guess this post doesn't have so much content this time ;) I hope you can forgive me ;)

With Love,
Oceanlady.


PS: The video for Twincity's latest EP "Unbreakable" will be soon ready :) Then you'll hear the whole story from the shoot, see photos and a lot more ;)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The October Update ;)

Hello my dear readers :)

here comes the October Update. I was (again) pretty busy lately and somehow I didn't find the time to write my blog ;).

But I have good news! Being busy really paid off, since I found a new job. Well, it basically just another internship, so a limited contract until next April. But even though it's just another internship I am happy about it :) because it's a job in the book industry and even though this week is my first week at the Elina Ahlb├Ąck Literary Agency, I can say that there are certain similarities to the music industry. So I truly believe that I will gain some important knowledge and experiences at that agency. Right now I am waiting that the printer finally does what I want him to do, so that I can finish the presentation folders for the Frankfurt Book fair where my team will go to next week.

Btw. Talking about books, I am just in the middle of a very interesting book. "Change of Heart" is really about an interesting subject. It's about religion, how different people perceive religion and why there are still so many questions that no one really can answer. The book shows several conflicts between people and religion. I think it's a book that makes you think about the whole subject again.
Not that I really believe in that what is said in the bible or other holy writings ;) but I love to think about it, because nevertheless I think those writings (just like historical documentations) can provide us with some answers why humans act like they do ;)

but now let's see whether the printer works now ;)

lots of love,
Oceanlady