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RANDOM HOUSE DEBUTS ONLINE TALK SHOW

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Jan 17 – Jan 23, 2011 Edition RANDOM HOUSE DEBUTS ONLINE TALK SHOW

NEW YORK, NY/AUTHORLIK NEWS/January 18, 2011–The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., in collaboration with Kathy Patrick, founder of The Pulpwood Queens Book Club and owner of the Jefferson, Texas based hair salon/bookstore Beauty and the Book, will launch an online book club talk show featuring interviews with Random House authors on January 18, 2011 at www.beautyandthebookshow.com.

The debut season’s 12 episodes feature celebrated authors such as Pat Conroy, Fannie Flagg, Lisa See, and Susan Vreeland among others, taped either in person or via Skype, in conversation with Patrick. Her popular Pulpwood Queens Book Club has over 3,500 members in 400 chapters across the country making her the perfect partner to help Random House reach readers.

“We’ve seen increased demand for digital content from book clubs, so we developed a program that would offer them more of what they love,” says Avideh Bashirrad, Director of Marketing for the Random House Publishing Group. “Kathy Patrick was our ideal choice for the partnership since she has been an advocate of our books for many years.”

A special three-episode screening of the Beauty and the Book talk show took place at Pulpwood Queens’ book club convention, Girlfriend Weekend, January 13-16, 2011 in Jefferson, Texas. A new episode will debut each week on the show website, www.beautyandthebookshow.com.

“I’m thrilled and delighted to host a show that showcases my two passions, beauty and books!” says Patrick. “This show encapsulates all the things I really love–reading fantabulous books, meeting remarkable writers, and introducing my hair salon/book store, Beauty and the Book, and my book club, The Pulpwood Queens, to more readers.”

Kathy Patrick is the author of the book The Pulpwood Queens’ Tiara-Wearing, Book-Sharing Guide to Life published by Grand Central. She has been featured on Good Morning America and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

The Random House Publishing Group is a division of Random House, Inc., whose parent company is Bertelsmann AG.