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Publicity Contacts for Publishers-Master List

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I know how hard it can be to find the right person to contact when you are thinking of requesting a book from a specific publisher, so I thought it would be helpful to add a list of contact information for major book publishing companies. If you find any errors in my list, please let me know, as I am doing this all from my own knowledge and can always use help!

Also, if there are any publishers that you think I should add, please feel free to add them in the comments and I will add them to the list.

Amazon Publishing

  • All media inquiries: amazonpublishing-pr@amazon.com

Hachette Book Group

  • Grand Central Publishing, Grand Central Life and Style, Goop Press, Vision, Forever, Forever Yours: grandcentralpublishing@hbgusa.com
  • Twelve Books: twelve.books@hbgusa.com
  • Little, Brown and Company, Back Bay, Mulholland Books, Jimmy Patterson: publicity@littlebrown.com
  • Hachette Audio: audiobooks.generic@hbgusa.com
  • Little Brown books for young readers, LB Kids…

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Blog Tour: Illusion (Add Review)

 Blurb
London, 1873. Returning home from his travels with a stowaway named Kayan, Walter Balanchine is noted for the charms, potions and locket hanging from his neck. Finding his friend Tom Winter’s mother unwell, he gives her a potion he learned to brew in the Far East. Lucid and free from pain, the old woman remembers something about Walter’s mother.

Walter is intrigued, for he has never known his family or even his own name – he christened himself upon leaving the workhouse. Living in a cemetery with his pet panther Sinbad to keep the body snatchers away, word soon spreads of his healing and magical abilities and he becomes a sought after party performer.

During one of Walter’s parties, Tom is approached by Tamara Huntington, who reveals she is being forced to marry a man she does not love. Will he and Walter come to her rescue? Try as they might, sometimes all the best intentions in the world can’t put a stop to a bad thing, and she is soon married off to the cruel Cecil Hearst.

Drama and tragedy ensue, and Walter keeps his distance from Tamara. That is until her stricken brother-in-law Daniel requires his magical healing, and he is forced back into her life. With secrets beginning to emerge, Walter finds his mother may be a lot closer to home than he realised…
Filled with mystery, magic and larger than life characters, Illusion will keep you guessing until the very last page. 

Author Bio
Stephanie Elmas was born in Hong Kong but spent most of her childhood in Bristol. Having worked as a head hunter, she taught English in Japan before returning to University to complete an MA in Victorian fiction. It was here that she developed her interest in the dark dangerous world of Victorian sensation writing. After the success of her first novel, The Room Beyond, Elmas has returned to write the tale of the early life of East End mystic and illusionist Walter Balanchine. When she is not writing, Elmas teaches secondary school English and juggles a chaotic household in Surrey.

Review:



Addison Cooke and the Tomb of the Khan (Review)

“What to give the kid who’s read all the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson books? Try Addison Cooke. –Parents Magazine

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ADDISON COOKE AND THE TOMB OF THE KHAN
By Jonathan W. Stokes
 
 
 
Addison Cooke is back in his latest laugh-out-loud adventure: ADDISON COOKE AND THE TOMB OF THE KHAN (Philomel; on sale November 14, 2017; 9780399173783; grades 3-7). Complete with a cast of funny, kid-friendly characters reminiscent of The Goonies, and a quest to discover ancient secrets, Addison strikes gold once again in his second adventure: this time a journey through Asia in pursuit of the legendary tomb of Genghis Khan.

Fresh off a victorious treasure hunt and rescue mission in South America, Addison Cooke just cannot seem to avoid rogue bandits, pesky booby traps, and secret treasure troves lined with gold. Such is the life of a junior archaeologist. Just as reliably, as Addison attracts adventure, his aunt and uncle attract kidnappers! This time they find themselves becoming the pawn in a Chinese gang’s plan to steal the Khan’s most prized possession, his golden whip. When a third player enters the race, a Russian gang intent on nabbing the goods and exacting revenge for what happened with the treasure of the Incas, Addison and his friends find themselves once again caught in the middle, trying to rescue his family and stop the treasure from falling into the wrong hands!
 
 

 
Review:  I was asked if I would be interested in reviewing this title, and I happily agreed. While I haven’t read the first book yet, I enjoyed this second adventure! Not as good a Percy Jackson or perhaps Harry Potter, I did like the story, and Addison Cooke defiantely give an entretaining preformance! Great for middle grade readers, this book has plenty of action and adventures, but also adds some history bits along the way! A fun way to get children interested in history, this book would be a great introduction to the Khan’s history. 

 

 
ADDISON COOKE AND THE TOMB OF THE KHAN
By Jonathan W. Stokes
Philomel Books; on sale November 14, 2017; 9780399173783; $17.99
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jonathan W. Stokes (www.jonathanwstokes.com) is a former teacher who is now a Hollywood screenwriter. He has written screenplays on assignment for Warner Brothers, Universal, Fox, Paramount, New Line, and Sony/Columbia. Inspired by a childhood love of The Goonies and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Jonathan set out to write his first novel, Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas. Born in Manhattan, he currently resides in Los Angeles, where he can be found showing off his incredible taste in dishware and impressive 96% accuracy with high fives. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @jonathanwstokes.

Blog Tour: Ignited

Ignited by A.M Deese
Genre:YA
Release Date: March 2018
RadiantTeen
Rating: 4/5

A NOBLE DAUGHTER.


A FORMER SLAVE.

SCORCHED EARTH AND DANGEROUS GAMES.

“Jura imagined it sounded like rain.”


Juggling death is nothing new for seventeen-year-old Jura, daughter of the First of the Thirteen, successive rulers of the Republic of the Sand Sea. However, when a blood chain ensnares her father, she is thrust into the seat of power and forced to rule her elders.

“To Tylak, water had never tasted sweeter.”

Jura must track down her father’s assassin and balance a country on the verge of collapse. To find the Prince of Shadows and uncover the truth, Jura puts her trust in Tylak, a former slave accused of stealing from the Everflame—a man she once condemned to death.

In a world where water is currency and enemies lurk around every corner, Jura will use her wits or risk igniting a world war.



Review: Ah! This book! So much happens, and it’s such a good story! I loved the suspense, and the constant sense of danger. This book takes place in a desert, where water is considered a commodity, and is worth killing for. At times it can be earned, but there is always a ris involed. Plus there is the mystery of Jura’s father, which it kept secret for some time in the story.


Pre-Orderlinks: Radiant Crown Pub.  and Google Play
About the author:  Alexis Marrero Deese is an avid reader of young adult and fantasy. Her favorite authors include Brandon Sanderson, Jaqueline Carey, and Orson Scott Card. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and a sun tan she misses dearly since her move to northern Georgia. She has a passion for cooking, spends entirely too much time on Pinterest, and is a self-proclaimed dog training expert to her family’s legion of dogs.

Author Links: WebsiteGoodreadsTwitterFacebook

This Tour Put on By YA Bound Book Tours

Purple Turtle Box-Set

Purple Turtle Boxed Set was offered to my for review by iRead Books Blog Tour and the publisher. I choose set 1 for review. This does not affect my review.

Boxed Book Set Details:

Book Title:  Purple Turtle Graded Readers Level 1

, 2 and 3

(12 Titles

in each set

)
Category:  Children’s Fiction,   
Genre:  Educational
Publisher:   Aadarsh Pvt. Ltd.
Release date:  April 1, 2017
Format available for review:  print & ebook (PDF)
Will ship print books to:  USA

Tour dates: Oct 30 to Nov 24, 2017
Content Rating: G (informative content intended for and available to children & their parents/educators to enhance and support learning. Suitable for: Family audiences with younger children.)



Boxed Book Set Level 1 Description:

A1 Edutainment takes you to the world on an amazing new reading programme with Purple Turtle. The first level of Purple Turtle Graded Readers includes a set of 12 books with interesting stories and activities and 150 word count. This level is exclusively for learners who have just started reading. It is based on ATOS and Lexile reading level system.

Boxed Book Set Level 2 Description:

Welcome to a world of fun-filled learning with Purple Turtle. Purple Turtle Graded Readers by A1 Edutainment is an amazing new reading program that is ideal for emerging readers. The second level includes a set of 12 books with 12 interesting stories and several engaging activities that is likely to make learning an enjoyable experience. The book has a word count of 150-250 and is based on the ATOS and Lexile reading level system. This level is for readers who have just learned to read.

Boxed Book Set Level 3 Description:

A1 Edutainment is all set to take you on an adventurous journey to the amazing world of Purple Turtle and his friends. Purple Turtle Graded Readers by A1 Edutainment is a new reading program especially for emerging readers. The third level includes a set of 12 books with engaging stories and fun-filled activities. It is based on the Lexile and ATOS reading level system and has a word count of 250-350. This level is for learners who have started reading with confidence.

Meet the Publisher:

Purple Turtle is India’s 1st International brand with its educational content in several languages sold in more than 30 countries including Russia, China, US and UK. The character of Purple Turtle has delighted children across the globe through beautifully created Purple Turtle books, rhymes, and videos available on YouTube.

Purple Turtle was created with the idea to spread education through a wide range of innovative books for children. To give them the experience of convenient online learning, Purple Turtle also brings both learning and entertainment on a common platform to give a wholesome learning experience to young minds.

Connect with the publisher: Website ~ Twitter ~Facebook
 
Review: I love the idea behind these! As a child, I struggled with reading, and now my brother is also struggling. These are a fun, and exciting way to teach young children to read. With stories about everyday life, from going to school, to playing with friends, each book tells a story that the child can relate to. While the scentenses are easy to read, the stories are fun and interesting, and Purple Turtle is just like any other child, and is easiy for a child to connect with. 

Blog Tour: The Four Worlds series


The
Five Warriors
The
Four Worlds Series Book 1
by
Angela J. Ford
Genre:
Epic Dark Fantasy

“The
characters were well-written and well-developed, the story was clear
and enjoyable without being predictable, and there were a couple of
evenings I stayed up later than I intended just so I could get to the
end of a chapter. If you’re a fantasy fan, you’re going to LOVE
this!” —Amazon review





What
if…

your
best friend started a rebellion in the middle of a war?

your
lover awakened a deep evil and helped it grow?

your
people were too cowardly to face a battle?

you
stole an ancient power source?

you
gambled with the fate of the world?

Join
five powerful warriors each with a unique ability and magical
weapons. Their quest is to discover where the transformed creatures
are coming from and put a stop to it.

Along
the way they run into treacherous immortals, sea monsters, powerful
beasts of the air and talking animals.

Each
has their own reasoning for joining the quest, but one carries a
deadly secret which just might be the destruction of them
all.

“Angela’s
imagination has brought these characters to life and the worlds they
live in.”

Amazon
review






Review: For this tour I chose to review Myran. This novella is best read after  Eliesmore and the Green Stone. It tells the story of a girl who doesn’t realize how important her contribution is. It’s darkly beautiful read, and very emotional. I loved this whole series and Myran was a pleasure to read! The prose draws the reader into the story, and takes you along for a ride! I recommend this whole series for dark fantasy fans!


The
Blended Ones
The
Four Worlds Series Book 2

Over
100 years after The Five Warriors saved the Western World, the
Blended Ones have become a curse in the Eastern World. Beware the
Blended Ones…





Phyllis
and her 17 year old twin sister, Ilieus are Blended Ones. But Ilieus
suffers from visions of darkness she is unable to discern. Forsaken
by their parents the two cross the country in search of the Order of
the Wise for help.


Cuthan
the Charmer is mischievous enough to change anyone’s mind with a
smile and a wink. Born into a family of treasure hunters, he s
searching for the key to unlocking his dormant powers.

Pharengon
the Horse Lord was born to be King. Young and inexperienced he seeks
a weapon to turn the tide of the war in his favor. But when his very
own army betrays him, he will have to turn to the Lost Ones for
assistance.

Caught
in the fate of the Eastern World the youths destinies become twisted
together in a frightful quest that will change the course of time. In
the midst of their whirlwind adventure, they discover love, loss, and
uncover the truth about who and what is behind the chaotic, spiraling
events in the Eastern World.

This
can be read as a stand alone novel





Eliesmore
and the Green Stone
The
Four Worlds Series Book 3

Changers
have arisen, wreaking havoc as they harvest the world, searching for
the Green Stone. The South World sinks in despair, holding its
breath, waiting for the One.





Eliesmore
is a Blended One, growing up on the edge of the forest of the
creatures of the wood. Young, headstrong, and inspired by magical
rituals, he spends his time between his overprotective mother and
sneaking out to dance with the wild things.

His
courage is tested when Eliesmore discovers that he is the One who is
meant to save the Four Worlds from the Changers. Unwilling to accept
his fate, he turns his back on the prophecy and the futile quest to
dissolve the Green Stone.

But
Eliesmore will soon learn he cannot escape his destiny. Beset by
creatures of the deep and hunted by servants of the Changers,
Eliesmore finds his task will test the loyalty of his companions and
help him answer the ultimate question:

Can
he trust the immortals – or are they the reason the Changers have
come to power?





Myran
A
Tale of the Four Worlds

Darkness
has fallen in the South World, a land ruled by forces of evil and
dark powers. Those who would resist live in hiding, hoping for the
prophecy concerning the One to come true.



Born
into a shadowed world Myran experiences her first loss when her
parents are murdered before her eyes.


Adopted
by the Green People she makes it her goal to hide from the woes of
the world. As she grows older, she discovers her actions will birth
the most significant change in all of the Four Worlds.


Recommended:
Read this after reading “Eliesmore and the Green Stone”





Brought
up as a bookworm and musician, Angela J. Ford began writing The Four
Worlds Series—a fantasy series—at the age of twelve. The
storyline of those books was largely based off of the imaginative
games she played with her sisters.





Angela
originally finished the series when she was sixteen. After college,
Angela began to rewrite The Four Worlds Series, bringing it from a
child’s daydream to an adventure young and old can enjoy. Since it
is inspired by fairy tales, high magic, and epic fantasy, Angela
knows you’ll enjoy your adventures within the Four Worlds. 

If
you happen to be in Nashville, you’ll most likely find her at a
local coffee shop, enjoying a white chocolate mocha and furiously
working on her next book. Make sure you say hello!





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the tour HERE
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Blitz: Rouge

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Rogue by S.A. Stephenson. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 13 till 19 November. See the tour schedule here.

RogueRogue (Convergence #1)

By S.A. Stephenson

Genre: Science Fiction

Age category: Adult

Release Date: 19 September, 2017

Blurb:

As a rogue government official orders an alien attack on the Empire of America, two women must uncover the government’s dark truth and unravel the weave of lives that have spanned decades. They’ll learn why alien-human hybrids were created, and will need to master their own alien powers in order to survive.

Genetic testing on humans began during the Cold War, when ancient alien DNA was discovered in the artic. As super soldiers were created during the war, Americans soon began to create the first wave of alien-human-hybrids in preparation for the day when the aliens would strike.

Nearly a century on, the world has been broken by an extra-terrestrial war and Kit Valletta is a human-mutant trying to survive in one of the only free zones left in the Empire. But the President wants her dead and is going to stop at nothing until all the mutants Kit freed are back in her control.

When Kit meets Evie Fox, one of the President’s scientists, who’s broken free of the wire, the two begin their fight for freedom and justice as the alien attack hits Empire soil. Together, both women will need to accept the secrets they’ve been trying to hide and decide if they’re the ones who are powerful enough to save the Empire from the President’s dictatorship regime and alien invasion.

You can find Rogue on Goodreads

You can buy Rogue on Amazon

S.A. StephensonAbout the Author:

S.A. Stephenson is a sci-fi author, blogger and editor. She writes LGBTQ+ stories about kickass women and can be found hanging out at writing events in Auckland. She’s originally from the UK but now calls New Zealand home.

You can find and contact S.A. Stephenson here:

Website

Blog

Facebook

Twitter

Goodreads

Instagram


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Blog Tour: The Culling


The Culling
by 
Ramona Finn
Genre: YA Dystopian
Release Date: November 8th 2017
Relay Publishing

Summary:

In a solar system where The Authority decides who lives and who dies, only one of their own assassins can stop them.


Glade Io is a trained killer. Marked at a young age as an individual with violent tendencies, she was taken from her family and groomed to be a Datapoint, a biotech-enabled analyst who carries out the Culling. She is meant to identify and destroy any potential threats to the human colonies. But when she’s kidnapped by rogue colonists known as the Ferrymen, everything Glade thinks she knows about the colonies, and The Authority that runs them, collapses into doubt.


Pulled between two opposing sides, and with her family’s lives hanging in the balance, Glade is unsure of who to trust—and time is running out.




My Review:


Glade Io was taken from her home at a young age to be trained as an assassin. Glade’s job is to cull out people that have murderous or violent tendencies to help make the world a better place to live.


When Glade is kidnapped by group of people that is known as the Ferryman she soon learns that everything she has been taught and raised to believe by The Authority may be a lie. After being kidnapped Glade starts to question her whole life and The Authority. Glade has to be very careful in her investigation of The Authority as it could cost her, her family.


I’m always drawn to Dystopian novels, and love how no matter how many I’ve read, there are always titles that are new to me, and still so different from all the ones I’ve read before! It’s such a complex and unique genre, and I keep coming back for more!

I really enjoyed Thu Culling. I liked hearing Glade’s story and the world-building was impressive! It did bother me that Glade didn’t think to question the Athority more, or at all, but then again a lot of Dystopian characters fall into the same trap. Other than that, this is a well written story, and I highly recommend it to other Dystopia fans!





About the Author


Ramona Finn writes about courageous characters who fight to live in broken, dystopian worlds. She believes a person’s true characters is often revealed in times of crisis, and there is no greater crisis than the worlds that she drops her characters into! 


She grew up sitting cross-legged on her town’s library floor–completely engrossed in science fiction books. It was always the futuristic world or the universe-on-the-brink-of-extinction plotlines that drew her in, but it was the brave characters who chose to fight back that kept her turning the pages. 


Her books create deep, intricate worlds with bold characters determined to fight for their survival in their dystopian worlds–with a little help from their friends. And, of course, romance is never out of the question 😉



Author Links:



The author is giving away a $50 Amazon gift card! You just need to be ruthless (like the main protagonist) and cull 3 friends.

CULL 3 FRIENDS & WIN – To celebrate the release of ‘The Culling’. I’m giving away a $50 giftcard!

My protagonist Glade Io is a trained killer. Groomed as a Datapoint, a biotech-enabled analyst, she’s sent into the colonies to execute the once-every-decade Culling—those deemed dangerous to the Authority’s perfect world are killed. She is ruthless—and I need you to be ruthless too. Cull 3 of your friends to win. Who could you cull? Facebook


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Blast: The Graham Saga

Please follow Anna Belfrage as her beloved Graham Saga series is blasted around the blogosphere and enter to win Books #1-8!

About The Graham Saga Series

This is the story of Alex and Matthew, two people who should never have met – not when she was born three hundred years after him.

It all began the day Alex Lind got caught in a thunderstorm. Not your ordinary storm, no this was the mother of all storms, causing a most unusual rift in the fabric of time. Alex was dragged three centuries backwards in time, landing more or less at the feet of a very surprised Matthew Graham.

In a series of books we follow the life and adventures of the expanding Graham family, both in Scotland and in the New World – and let me tell you it is quite an exciting life, at times excessively so in Alex’ opinion.

Sometimes people ask me why Alex had to be born in the twentieth century, why not make her a woman born and bred in the seventeenth century where the story is set? The answer to that is I have no idea. Alex Lind is an insistent, vibrant character that sprung into my head one morning and simply wouldn’t let go.

Seductively she whispered about terrible thunderstorms, about a gorgeous man with magic, hazel eyes, about loss and sorrow, about love – always this love, for her man and her children, for the people she lives with. With a throaty chuckle she shared insights into a life very far removed from mine, now and then stopping to shake her head and tell me that it probably hadn’t been easy for Matthew, to have such an outspoken, strange and independent woman at his side.

At this point Matthew groaned into life. Nay, he sighed, this woman of his was at times far too obstinate, with no notion of how a wife should be, meek and dutiful. But, he added with a laugh, he wouldn’t want her any different, for all that she was half heathen and a right hand-full. No, he said, stretching to his full length, if truth be told not a day went by without him offering fervent thanks for his marvelous wife, a gift from God no less, how else to explain the propitious circumstances that had her landing at his feet that long gone August day?

Still, dear reader, it isn’t always easy. At times Alex thinks he’s an overbearing bastard, at others he’s sorely tempted to belt her. But the moment their fingertips graze against each other, the moment their eyes meet, the electrical current that always buzzes between them peaks and surges, it rushes through their veins, it makes their breathing hitch and … She is his woman, he is her man. That’s how it is, that’s how it always will be.

Graham Saga Titles

Book One: A Rip in the Veil
Book Two: Like Chaff in the Wind
Book Three: The Prodigal Son
Book Four: A Newfound Land
Book Five: Serpents in the Garden
Book Six: Revenge & Retribution
Book Seven: Whither Thou Goest
Book Eight: To Catch a Falling Star
Book Nine: There is Always a Tomorrow (November 2017)

About the Author

Anna was raised abroad, on a pungent mix of Latin American culture, English history and Swedish traditions. As a result she’s multilingual and most of her reading is Anna Belfragehistorical- both non-fiction and fiction. Possessed of a lively imagination, she has drawers full of potential stories, all of them set in the past. She was always going to be a writer – or a historian, preferably both. Ideally, Anna aspired to becoming a pioneer time traveller, but science has as yet not advanced to the point of making that possible. Instead she ended up with a degree in Business and Finance, with very little time to spare for her most favourite pursuit. Still, one does as one must, and in between juggling a challenging career Anna raised her four children on a potent combination of invented stories, historical debates and masses of good food and homemade cakes. They seem to thrive…

For years she combined a challenging career with four children and the odd snatched moment of writing. Nowadays Anna spends most of her spare time at her writing desk. The children are half grown, the house is at times eerily silent and she slips away into her imaginary world, with her imaginary characters. Every now and then the one and only man in her life pops his head in to ensure she’s still there.

For additional information regarding Anna, her characters, extra scenes, and teasers for her next books, have a look at Anna’s website at: www.annabelfrage.com. You can also find her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.

Book Blast Schedule

Monday, November 6
Pursuing Stacie
The Reading Queen
Locks, Hooks and Books

Tuesday, November 7
T’s Stuff
Susan Heim on Writing

Wednesday, November 8
Bookish
So Many Books, So Little Time

Thursday, November 9
Let Them Read Books

Friday, November 10
History From a Woman’s Perspective
Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots

Saturday, November 11
A Holland Reads

Sunday, November 12
A Chick Who Reads

Monday, November 13
CelticLady’s Reviews
What Is That Book About

Tuesday, November 14
A Literary Vacation
Historical Fiction with Spirit
Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang!

Wednesday, November 15
The Maiden’s Court
Adventures Thru Wonderland

Thursday, November 16
Carole Rae’s Random Ramblings
Ms. Stuart Requests the Pleasure of Your Company

Friday, November 17
Book Nerd

Saturday, November 18
Passages to the Past
The Book Junkie Reads

Sunday, November 19
Books, Dreams, Life

Monday, November 20
The Lit Bitch
Jorie Loves a Story

Giveaway

During the Blog Tour we will be giving away Books #1-8 in paperback to one lucky winner! To enter, please enter via the Gleam form below.

Giveaway Rules

– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on November 20th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
– Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

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