This page features PR services, book publicists, media coaches, and PR agencies which specialize in working with book authors and publishers. Alert: Before signing with any service, be sure to check out their references.
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Alice Acheson, P O Box 735, Friday Harbor WA 98250; 360-378-2815; Fax: 360-378-2841. Email: AliceBA@aol.com.
AHE PR, Amy Edelman; 973-783-3052. Email: email@example.com. Offers Radio Media Tours and Satellite Media Tours for less than normal by pairing two similar authors together. RMT for about $3,500 for about 9 individual interviews. SMT for $6,800 per author for approximately 14 shared TV interviews.
AimPress, Rod Mitchell, Adventures in Media, 4927 Bridgeville Lane, Spring TX 77388; 281-350-5506; Cell: 281-851-5258. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. A full service literary publicity and entertainment agency with a focus on nonfiction authors.
Ampersand Communications, Amanda Sutton, 1628 Stanford Drive SE, Albququerque NM 87106; 505-400-3898. Email: email@example.com. Offers marketing services including media relations, event planning, press kit creation, and copywriting. Serves authors, artists, and businesses contributing to the arts.
Andrea Adler’s Holistic PR, Andrea Adler, 3 Pershing Street, Norwalk CT 06851; 917-724-1307. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Known as the Metaphysical Marketer, Andrea helps mind/body/spirit authors navigate the PR and marketing waters, bringing clarity and strategy to their outreach.
Ascot Media Group, Trish Stevens, 1120 Nasa Parkway #220, Nassau Bay TX 77058; 281-333-3507; Fax: 831-813-5154. Mailing address: P O Box 133032, The Woodlands TX 77393. Email: TStevens@AscotMedia.com. They handle publicity for a lot of authors. Also do television commercials. Ask about their Intro PR campaign for only $1,000 per month.
The B&B Media Group, Tina Jacobson, President, 109 S Main Street, Corsicana TX 75110; 903-872-0517; 800-927-0518, ext. 100; Fax: 903-872-0518. Email: email@example.com. Founded in 1987, this agency does book and author publicity, especially for religious books and publishers.
Stephanie Barko, Literary Publicist, 16100 Crystal Hill, Austin TX 78737; 512-291-6188. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Nonfiction and historical fiction. Specializes in Texas authors and material set in the American West.
The Barrett Company, Charles Barrett, President, 12021 Wilshire Boulevard #600, Los Angeles CA 90025; 310-471-5764; Fax: 310-471-5215. Email: email@example.com. Represent fiction and nonfiction, NY published authors and small press authors.
Hal Bergen & Company, Hal Bergen, 920 N Franklin Street #302, Chicago IL 60610-3183; 312-335-9994; Fax: 312-335-1383. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best Book Promotions Ever, Kennetta Wainwright, CEO, Redbone Book Management, 1300 Mercantile Lane #100, Largo MD 20774. Email: email@example.com. They have partnerships with bookstores, hotels, and ground transportation for book tours in the DC area. They organize book signings and appearances, coordinate travel accommodations, escort authors to all appearances, etc.
Biggs Publicity & Events, Adrienne Biggs, 1216 San Anselmo Avenue, San Anselmo CA 94960; 415-524-4474. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Book publicity a specialty. A former publicity manager at Jossey-Bass and John Wiley, Adrienne started her own PR agency in Marin County in January 2001. Her focus is on self-help, spirituality (especially Buddhism), and personal growth books as well as annual events such as the International Buddhist Film Festival.
Bisson Barcelona, Traci Bisson, 5 Dyment Way #C, P O Box 458, Barrington NH 03825; 603-664-5776; Fax: 603-664-7497. Email: email@example.com. Nonfiction book and author publicity, social marketing campaigns.
Blanco & Peace, Lissy Peace, President, 6300 W Northwest Highway #6586, Chicago IL 60631; 312-961-3431. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Has represented New York Times bestselling authors such as Catherine Lanigan (Romancing The Stone), Steve Alten (The Shell Game), and many nonfiction titles. National campaigns and tours including all levels of media.
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BookConnector.com, Paul Petrucci, Petruccis West, 3218 Portage Bay Place East, Seattle WA 98102; 206-383-6378. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Helps authors locate book review sites on the web as well as book signing venues in the real world. At this time, a free service.
BookSmart PR, Meg McAllister; 646-582-2655; 0203 239 8973. Email: Meg@BookSmartPR.com. Teaching authors to think like brands by combining traditional, digital and social media marketing strategies that help books sell.
Booth Media Group, Peg Booth, 1386 Nightshade Road, Carlsbad CA 92009; 760-929-1111; Fax: 760-929-9919. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Peg also trains people on the ins and outs of doing effective PR. Her one-on-one full-day training sessions teach people how to make and keep good contacts in the media, how to structure your day-to-day activities, and how to develop the qualities you need as a publicist.
Bradley Communications, 390 Reed Road, P O Box 360, Broomall PA 19008; 484-477-4220; 800-784-4359. Web: http://www.TVPRGuys.com. Publishes the Radio/TV Interview Report and Million Dollar Author Club newsletter.
Katherine Brandenburg, 1905 High Street, Lincoln NE 68502; 402-450-4445. Email: email@example.com. Book publicist since 1995. Has publicized Ross Perot, Cal Ripken, Jr., and others.
Brickman Marketing, Wendy Brickman, 395 Del Monte Center #250, Monterey CA 93940; 831-633-4444; Fax: 831-633-4499. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Specializing in marketing and publicizing videos (and some books). Established in 1990.
Brody Public Relations, Beth Brody, 145 Kingwood Stockton Road, Stockton NJ 08559; 609-397-3737; Fax: 609-397-3666. She’s done PR for many major publishers, almost any book subject.
Carney+Associates, Kathlene Carney, CA; 510-426-4100. Email: email@example.com. Publicity services for authors who are working to improve the world (sustainable living, healthy families, personal development). Services include radio PR tours, television, blog tours, print and digital media, and social media management.
Catalyst Publicity & Promotion Group, Lisa Braun Dubbels, President, 2625 Blaisdell Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55408-1505; 612-879-1854. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Specialties: mind, body & spirit, religion, spirituality, alternative medicine.
Cave Henricks Communications, Barbara Cave Henricks, 6105 Ginita, Austin TX 78739; 512-301-8936; Fax: 512-301-8940. Email: email@example.com. Focuses on business books, with an additional emphasis on working with business book authors still in the proposal stage.
Champagne PR, Lisa Schuble, President, 600 N McClurg Court #2210A, Chicago IL 60611; 708-715-4810. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. A full-service boutique size public relations firm that focuses on all aspects of public relations and marketing communications.
Suzanne Chase PR, Suzanne Chase, President, 129 Perry Street #4A, New York NY 10014; 212-989-1988.
Chandler Chicco Agency, 450 West 15th Street, New York NY 10011; 212-229-8400; Fax: 212-229-8496. Has done publicity for some books.
Circle 3 Media, Jill Mangino, President, 30 Johnson Road, Hackettstown NJ 07840; 908-637-6022; Cell: 973-222-1116. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Specializes in promoting natural health and wellness, eco-friendly, and human potential organizations, products, books, and companies.
CLASS Promotional Services, Kim Garrison, Oceanside, CA; 760-453-2337; Fax: 760-453-2337. Email: email@example.com. An independent division of Christian Leaders, Authors, & Speakers Services. They specialize in radio and TV publicity for Christian authors. See their web page for books that work well for Christian broadcast publicity.
Danzig Communications, Jill Danzig, 321 West 78th Street #2A, New York NY 10024; 212-579-5215. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Specializes in serious nonfiction from large and small publishers. Formerly publicity director for Yale University Press, Schocken Books, Pantheon Books, and Peter Bedrick Books.
Marvin Daye & Associates, Marvin Daye, Piscataway NJ; 732-535-3433. Email: email@example.com. Twitter: http://twitter.com/MDayeAssociates. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mdayeassociates. A full-service PR, brand and image management company.
Dehart & Company Public Relations, Dottie DeHart, The Piedmont Center, 1375 Lenoir Rhyne Boulevard SE #109, Hickory NC 28602; 828-325-4966; Fax: 828-325-4968. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Good publicist with lots of praise from publishing clients.
Design Power Solutions, Pamela Wray, The Wray Agency, 1304 Dogwood Drive, Oxford AL 36203; 256-835-8008; Fax: 256-835-0094. Email: email@example.com. This individual offers editorial, marketing, publicity, book cover and jacket design.
Anne Dozier, Publicist, 313 East 84th Street #1-B, New York NY 10028; 212-717-0276. Email: AnneDozier@aol.com. Book and author publicist for Robert Tannenbaum, Janet Evanovich, Susie Coelho, and Mrs. Fixit.
Julia Drake Public Relations, Julia Drake, Los Angeles CA; 323-304-2433. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. A boutique literary publicity company specializing in custom media campaigns, social media marketing, book events, promotional video services, and author websites.
Lisa Ekus Public Relations, Lisa Ekus, President, 57 North Street, Hatfield MA 01038; 413-247-9325; Fax: 413-247-9873. Email: email@example.com. Specializes in publicity for cookbooks, chefs, restaurants, and other food professionals.
Firebaugh Communications, Terri Firebaugh, 1518 Pecan Valley Court, Corinth TX 76205; 940-498-0477; Fax: 940-498-0289. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This PR firm specializes in nonfiction books and authors. They’ve promoted authors in the genres of self-help, high-tech, business books, investments, health/fitness, and relationships.
Five Star Publications, Linda Radke, P O Box 6698, Chandler AZ 85246-6698; 480-940-8182; Fax: 480-940-8787. Email: email@example.com. Book publicity as well as other book production and marketing services.
Fraser Communications, Pat Thompson, 2811 Wilshire Boulevard #600, Santa Monica CA 90403; 310-319-3737; Fax: 310-319-1537. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. They handle advertising and PR for small publishing companies.
Frugal Marketing – Shel Horowitz, Copywriter, 413-586-2388. Email: email@example.com. Book cover copy, press releases, and website/sales letter copy. Author of Grassroots Marketing for Authors and Publishers.
Galileo Communications, Tom Peric, President, 2040 Fairfax Avenue, Cherry Hill NJ 08003; 856-874-0049; Fax: 856-874-0052. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Author of the book, Publicity for Profit.
Garis PR & Media Group, 310 S Twin Oaks Valley Road #107-200, San Marcos CA 92078; 760-471-4807. Email: email@example.com. In business 20 years representing literary, business, and entertainment clients. Pop media specialists. Books over 2,000 interviews and features every year.
Get the Word Out Communications, Steven Van Yoder, President, 537 Jones Street #2436, San Francisco CA 94102; 415-931-7323. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Getting articles in magazines and online websites is his specialty.
Gift List Media, Amy Bates Stumpf, President, 1711 Lila Lane, La Canada CA 91011; 818-790-0775; Fax: 818-790-0725. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.giftlistmedia.com/?link=jk. Offers two media lists: one for the winter holidays ($449) and another for the summer (Gift List for Moms, Dads, and Grads) for $379.
GLPR, Gail Leondar-Wright, President, 21 Belknap Street, Arlington MA 02174; 781-648-1658. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Specializes in progressive books and authors. They’ve publicized over 600 titles on sustainability, economic inequality, peace and social justice, feminism, and gay and lesbian concerns. Services include: Radio interviews to promote author tours, author training, coaching and mentoring.
Goldberg McDuffie Communications, Camille McDuffie, President, 444 Madison Avenue #3300, New York NY 10022; 212-446-5100; Fax: 212-980-5228. Email: email@example.com. Lynn Goldberg, Chairperson. The firm has previously worked on books from The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson to Unleashing the Ideavirus by Seth Godin.
Sandra Goroff & Associates, Sandra Goroff, Boston MA; 617-750-0555. Email: SGMA@aol.com. As a publicist for Houghton-Mifflin for 12 years and as an independent publicist for 18 years, she has worked with such bestselling authors as Tom Peters and Clive Cussler.
Green Galactic, Lynn Hasty, Los Angeles CA; 213-840-1201. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Charlene Boehne; 310-291-5104. Publicity and marketing consulting services to arts and entertainment clients, including book authors. Offers media campaign development, press kits, website consulting and content development, online marketing, brand development, special events, and more.
Susannah Greenberg Public Relations, Susannah Greenberg, President, Long Island, NY; 646-801-7477. Email: email@example.com. Publicity for publishers, authors, and book industry organizations. Internet as well as real-world publicity.
Gulotta Communications, Victor Gulotta, 341 Lexington Street, Newton MA 02466; 617-630-9286; Fax: 617-630-1695. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Book promotion and publicity. Gulotta has been publicizing books for thirty years.
Antonia Hall Communications, Antonia Hall, 912 Cole Street #620, San Francisco CA 94117; 707-234-9738. Email: email@example.com. Offers offline media campaigns, social media campaigns, press kit creation, and copywriting. We work with authors, people and events that serve to make a difference on the planet.
Kathryn Hall, Publicist, P O Box 1486, Ukiah CA 95482; 707-468-8201; Fax: 707-468-8309. Email: KHPBooks@aol.com. Motto: Changing the world one book at a time. She specializes in a National Print Tour that is a one-year commitment to securing print placement, but she is available to book online and social media as well. Her specialty is business books committed to shifting paradigms in business. She has been a book publicist for over 30 years and is personal publicist for Marshall Goldsmith, author of the bestselling What Got You Here Won’t Get You There.
Barbara J Hendra Associates, Barbara J Hendra, President, 142 Sterling Place, Brooklyn NY 11217; 718-622-3232; Fax: 718-622-3322. Specializing in publicity for business books.
Holistic Marketing Cooperative, Diana Trott, Executive Director, 1800 Central Street #101, Kansas City MO 64108;816-471-6776; Fax: 816-471-7091. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Provides publicity, marketing, and publishing services to new age and holistic authors and publishers.
Inside Edge PR, Matt Baron, P O Box 5271, River Forest IL 60305; 708-860-1380; Fax: 888-713-6589. Email: email@example.com. Offers PR writing, website content, newsletters, press releases, media training, PR strategies.
Annie Jennings PR, Annie Jennings, 26 Wilshire Drive, Belle Mead NJ 08502; 908-281-6201; Fax: 908-281-5221. Email: Annie@AnnieJenningsPR.com. Specializes in getting radio and TV interviews for the Top 25 markets and nationally syndicated shows. You pay only for actual bookings (any bookings in smaller markets are free). You can sign up for her Crash Course in Publicity ezine, which includes a Media Alert service, by sending her an email.
Kaye Publicity, Dana Kaye, 5859 N Glenwood #3, Chicago IL 60660; 773-878-0722. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Full service PR firm specializing in the arts. Clients include Jamie Freveletti, Marcus Sakey, and Peter Schilling.
Claire Kirch Publicity Services, Claire Kirch, 8 N Second Street #306, Duluth MN 55802; 218-727-8373; Fax: 218-727-8373. Email: email@example.com. Kirch is also the editor of The Reader’s Edge bookstore newsletter.
Abby Kraus PR, Abby Kraus, 1036 N Dearborn #802, Chicago IL 60610; 312-933-2636. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Offers traditional publicity service including author tours, event planning, press kit development, magazine and newspaper placements, Internet marketing, and radio phoner campaigns.
Krupp Kommunications, Heidi Krupp, 130 West 57th Street #9D, New York NY 10019; 212-579-2010; Fax: 212-579-2997. Email: email@example.com. They have done publicity for many bestselling authors, including Nicholas Periccone, Arthur Agatston, Joel Osteen, Jon Stewart, David Baldacci, and Jean Chatzky.
KT Public Relations, Kae and Jon Tienstra, 1905 Cricklewood Cove, Fogelsville PA 18051; 610-395-6298; Fax: 610-395-6299. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out their website for their WebBook Stars program.
Leading Thinkers, Judy Safern, President, 7660 Beverly Boulevard #466, Los Angeles CA 90036; 323-931-4555. Email: email@example.com. Specializes in campaigns to promote book authors, speakers, and other experts.
Levine Communications, Michael Levine, President, 1180 S Beverly Drive #301, Los Angeles CA 90035; 310-300-0950; Fax: 310-300-0951. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Author of Guerrilla PR. Ask for a free copy of their 10 Tips on How to Get Free National Media Coverage. Does book and celebrity PR. Offers a great daily news ezine via email: LBN E-Lert.
C.S. Lewis & Company, Cathy Lewis, 19 Cardinal Drive, Woodstock NY 12498; 845-679-2188; Fax: 845-679-0529. Email: CLewis1333@aol.com. Also has an office in Boynton Beach, Florida (561-364-5509). Promotes practical nonfiction books on business, careers, work-life, parenting, health, nutrition, cookbooks, self-help, human potential, new age, and spiritual.
Littfin Pratt Agency, Valinda Littfin, 518 W Nepessing #A, Lapeer MI 48446-2196; 810-245-8572; Fax: 810-664-1267. Email: email@example.com.
Ron Longe Public Relations, Ron Longe. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. PR for food, lifestyle, and illustrated books.
Paula Margulies Communications, Paula Margulies, 8145 Borzoi Way, San Diego CA 92129; 858-538-2047; Cell: 619-857-2047; Fax: 858-538-8445. Email: email@example.com. Represents fiction and nonfiction authors, traditionally published and self-published. Working on an hourly basis, she sets up book tours, speaking appearances, radio/TV interviews, blog tours, and more.
Max Communications, Mimi Schroeder, 2865 Lenox Road #302, Atlanta GA 30324; 404-447-6242. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Specializes in children’s books and adult nonfiction. Formerly publicist for Peachtree Publishers.
Joanne McCall Media Group, 17675 SW Farmington Road, PMB #510, Beaverton OR 97007; 503-642-4191; 800-736-0934; Fax: 503-642-5211. Email: email@example.com. Works with both self-published authors and authors with major publishers. Mainly business and health titles.
Media Connect, Brian Feinblum, Chief Marketing Officer, 1110 Second Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York NY 10022; 212-715-1600; Fax: 212-715-1664. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Formerly known as Planned Television Arts, they offer Morning Drive Radio Tours, satellite tours, Teleprint Conferences, and regular publicity services.
S.J. Miller Communications, Stacey Miller, 10 Turning Mill Lane, P O Box 834, Randolph MA 02368-0834; 781-986-0732; Fax: 781-986-0732. Email: StaceyJMiller@bookpr.com. They can blast a press kit to 1,500 producers, hosts, editors, and writers via email.
Ministry Marketing Solutions, Pam Perry; 248-426-2300. Email: email@example.com. A Christian PR consulting firm for publicity and social media marketing. Helps Christian authors and publishers reach the CBA market, African-Americans, and the general mainstream market.
MM Book Publicity, Maryglenn McCombs, 2817 West End Avenue #126-274, Nashville TN 37203; 615-297-9875; Fax: 615-297-2925. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Has worked as an independent book publicist with Omnibus Press and Schirmer Trade Books. She prefers working with nonfiction books with a strong news angle or expert author, but she also does some fiction work. Likes women’s issues and business. Prefers working with print.
MNS, Stephanie Marshall, Gwen Nappi, and Sandy Schulz, founders. MNS stands for Marshall, Nappi, and Schulz. Handles conservative titles.
Monteiro & Company, 120 East 56th Street #1030, New York NY 10022; 212-832-8183. Focus on business media, strategic marketing for books and businesses, product launches, and special events.
Marcia Mungenast, 7 Bell Street #201, Montclair NJ 07042; 973-783-0507; Fax: 973-783-0778. Email: email@example.com. Publicist working with book authors for print, broadcast, and Internet media.
My Media Info, Kate Shaw; 888-901-3332. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Media databases with a la carte packages and flat fee pricing. Offers media contacts data, editorial calendars, social media outreach data, and media monitoring solutions.
NewsReleaseCritiques.com – I see dozens of news releases every day. Few make the grade. Most are uninteresting, unnewsworthy, and product-oriented. What does it take to sell books with a good news release? In a 15-minute phone call, I can give you feedback on your news release to help you make it one that sells books. To book a critique, send me your news release via email along with the best time to call you within a few days. Each critique includes a 15-minute feedback session via telephone as well as a rewrite by John to create a news release that gets attention and makes sales.
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