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Publicity and Publicists

Gropen Associates hosts this directory as a free service to the community. We hope it helps you find just the professional you need!

We don't provide any of the services below.

Please do ask us about any financial or operational problems. We provide advice to publishers on an inexpensive "question-by-question" basis. We also offer software packages, helping you tackle common issues independently.

Contact us for assistance whenever you face a difficult situation. If it's not Marion's area of expertise, she probably knows who does cover it!

Authors and Experts
A place for authors and others to connect with the media and those who are looking for speakers.

Book Marketing Works (Brian Jud)
Brian is one of the "name brands" of book marketing. He focuses on media coaching and on selling books outside of traditional book distribution channels. His product line includes books, videos, conferences/classes, and consulting. This site also includes articles, lists of buyers for various market segments, and other resources valuable to the smaller publisher.

Offers a complete suite of design and marketing services to authors and publishers.

Building Buzz (Deg.Com Communications), Marisa D'Vari
PMA (Publishers Marketing Association) speaker and course organizer Marisa D'Vari helps authors via media positioning and media training. D'Vari is the author of Building Buzz (Career Press, 2004)

Your tax dollars (if you're in the US) have contributed to producing a searchable media list. Who knew?

Dabbling Mum Article: "Help! Where Do I Send My Press Release?"
This article gives a good summary and many links to sites that list news outlets, sites that post releases, and paid services that distribute releases or collect lists of sources and journalists searching for sources. Communications, (Marisa D'Vari)
PMA (Publishers Marketing Association) speaker and course organizer Marisa D'Vari helps authors via media positioning and media training. D'Vari is the author of Building Buzz (Career Press, 2004)

Frugal Marketing, (Shel Horowitz)
News releases, brochures, newsletters, ad copy, web copy, resumes, etc. "I make the world INSIST on learning why YOU'RE special"

Gordon's Radio List, from North Ridge Books
Publishes "Gordon's Radio List," a list of over 1,100 locally produced and nationally syndicated radio shows that interview guests. The list is used by major and independent publishers, publicists, and a growing number of authors who do their own promotion.

The Happy Guy, Dave Leonhardt
Get publicity for your book.

Paul Krupin's Trash Proof News Release site, with articles, a free ebook, and services for the small publisher. If you don't know this site, you should.

Inktree Marketing
Ink Tree aims to help publishers maximize non-returnable book sales through innovative marketing techniques including target market sales and publicity. We also offer consulting services to help you outline your marketing plan or to discuss any area of publishing.

MarketAbility, a book publicity firm located in Colorado, specializes in cost-effective, results-driven PR Campaigns. The MarketAbility partners, Tami DePalma and Kim Dushinski, are well known in the independent publishing industry and are dynamic, knowledgeable women you will enjoy working with.

Links to most major news outlets (print and broadcast). Great for creating your own lists, tailored to your focus.

Joan Phelps, MBA, BA
Book marketing, communication and public relations consultant. Co-owner of book publishing company offering authors and self-publishers one-stop marketing tools for books. Holding an MBA, owning a book publishing company, having 25 years experience in corporate America, and an undergraduate degree in arts management, she provides strategic, targeted consulting at an affordable rate.

Para Publishing, Dan Poynter
WRITING, PUBLISHING, &/OR PROMOTING A BOOK? Dan Poynter's site has more than 500 pages of detailed help and information.

Phenix and Phenix
Phenix & Phenix is a nationally acclaimed literary publicity firm, providing media relations and publicity services for authors and publishers. As a leader in the literary arena for the past ten years, P&P is consistently recognized by the media industry as a reliable and credible source for entertaining, informative personalities and literary works.

PR Leads
Site where journalists post queries sorted by topic. Members can then find and answer those queries and generate off-the-book page publicity.

PR Web
Free site displaying press releases in a searchable database. You can pay to upgrade your placement.

Consultant, Jeff Bowen, offers publishing PR and marketing services, free e-zine and author related services.

Publishing Game
Fern Reiss, author of the popular "Publishing Game" book and workshop series, consults on both nonfiction and fiction book publicity. She also offers workshops in 12 cities and online e-courses in publicity, as well as "Expertizing: Position Yourself as a Name Brand" online workshops.

Strategic Visions
At Strategic Vision Literary , your success is measured in results. Our team of experts provides comprehensive media relations and publicity services to authors and publishers. We focus on a results-driven campaign that translates publicity into sales. The media has consistently recognized us as a vital source of informative and thought-provoking authors and literary works.

Substance Books
Commission-free web promotional book network; providing web marketing ideas and opportunities to over 150 authors. Promotion oriented web design and other web services.

Upper Access
Book Publishers, Book Publicists, Publishers' Assistant Software


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