Posted by Elena del Valle on November 13, 2006
Tracy Vega, director, Marketing & Publicity, Rio Nuevo Publishers
Photo: Tracy Vega
A podcast interview with Tracy Vega, director, Marketing & Publicity, Rio Nuevo Publishers is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations, HispanicMPR.com. During the podcast, she discusses book publishing and Latino markets with Elena del Valle, host of the HispanicMPR.com podcast.
As a native of Arizona, Tracy has spent a life immersed in the diversity of cultures in the American Southwest. She received a BA in English and in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. While pursuing her degree, Tracy interned with the University of Arizona Press Marketing Department and got a taste of the publishing industry.
Prior to her career in the field of publishing, Tracy’s work experience included tending bar, waiting tables and Early Intervention for the Arizona Department of Developmental Disabilities. She feels each job has enriched her effectiveness to interact with individuals across the boundaries of ethnicity, socio-economics, and ability.
In 2003, Tracy accepted a position at Rio Nuevo Publishers. During her time as Director of Marketing and Publicity, she promoted many award winning books such as Birds of Prey in the American West, winner of the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association Best Art Book (2004); Voice of the Borderlands winner of the Western Spur Award in Poetry (2006) and most recently, Yard Full of Sun: The Story of a Gardener’s Obsession That Got a Little Out of Hand winner of the American Horticultural Society Book of the Year Award (2006).
She is currently working on Rio Nuevo Publisher’s most recent release A Taco Testimony: Meditations on Family, Food and Culture by award-winning author Denise Chávez, and the upcoming title, The Reaper’s Line: Life and Death on the Mexican Border, scheduled for publication September 2006. Tracy lives with her son in Tucson, Arizona.
To listen to the interview, scroll down until you see the “Podcast” on the right hand side, then select “HMPR Tracy Vega” hit the play button or download it to your iPod or MP3 player to listen on the go, in your car or at home. To download it, click on the arrow of the recording you wish to copy and save to disk. The podcast will remain listed in the November 2006 section of the podcast.
A Taco Testimony by Denise Chavez (Rio Nuevo, $16.95)
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