View Full Version : An updated list of independent book publicists?

01-18-2018, 09:51 PM
Hi all.
Does anyone have any recommendations for hiring an outside publicist? Specifically, I'm looking to boost sales of a mystery that will be published by an e-publisher that doesn't do their own promoting. I know I probably won't make enough in royalties to cover the cost of the publicity, but what the hell.

Old Hack
01-20-2018, 02:07 PM
There are lots of publicists around, and it's hard for AW to produce a list of them because they change their jobs so often, moving from freelance to working for a specific publisher and back again. Also, different publicists specialise in different things and get better results for different genres: a list would have to specify their specialities to be of any use at all, and that makes it a huge amount of work.

If your book is going to be published by a non-promoting publisher in digital format only you'd probably be better off self-publishing. That way you'd be able to tailor everything to the markets you prefer. But I assume it's too late for this option now.

I'm sorry I can't suggest a publicist for you. The better ones I know of only work for trade-published authors, and so have bookshop presence to work with, which makes a huge difference.

Perhaps someone else will come along and suggest a few names. But meanwhile, read the stickies here about how to market your own work effectively. Good luck.

01-21-2018, 02:54 AM
Thank you. I appreciate your help.