4
| Flotsam |

No Party for Miami Babylon: How to Sell Books by Alienating People

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

There's nothing quite like a little lighthearted controversy when you're trying to get PR. So luckily for the author of the upcoming South Beach tell-all Miami Babylon, Gerald Posner, some behind-the-scenes bitch fights made it to the New York Post this morning


Icon Brickell developer Jorge Perez agreed to hold a shindig at his building, which would have been nice, considering the beautiful complex seems to attract more revelers than residents. However, he pulled the plug when he found out a quote in the book from his former partner desribed the two loved to "party and pussy." 

So PR queen Tara Solomon stepped in, until she had problems with something written about Al Malnik. 

"Miami is a town where they will give a party for the opening of an envelope," Posner tells the

 Post

. "When you can't get a party in Miami, it's the ultimate sign you've stepped on toes."


Which is true. Anyone remember the fete I held two years ago when I opened that Halloween card from my grandma? There was ten whole dollars in there! It paid for half a drink! 

Luckily for Posner, a bit of gossip might go further to promote the book than some VIP shindig no one will remember the next morning. In fact, if I were handling the PR for the tome, this probably would have been my plan all along.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.