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List of freelance book publicists

The other day, as a result of a question sent in my an author, I posted about in-house and freelance book publicists and realized it would be helpful for both publishing houses as well as authors to have as complete a list as possible of freelancers.

Herewith, the list of freelance book publicists.

A few things to note:

— In the interest of saving space, I have not listed the skills / services that pretty much all freelancers offer: writing press materials and booking media interviews.

— I’ve listed freelance book publicists separately from freelance book publicity firms.  I thought this distinction important to make simply because the latter, with larger staffs and wider expertise, have the capability to take on a much higher volume of projects.

— All websites listed are live links (at least as of today).  I have not verified other information, though — expertise, experience — and I’m trusting that people are being honest and accurate when they submit their information.  If you are looking for a freelancer, needless to say, check their website / talk with them first to see if their experience matches your needs.

— Because the list is a web page that can be publicly viewed, I have not listed names or email addresses (with a few exceptions).  Contact information can easily be found, however, on publicists’ web sites.

— If you are a freelancer and would like to have your information added (or if it is listed and I have inadvertently mangled it), please let me know.  I will keep the list updated.  Keep in mind, though, that due to space constraints I have had to cut some of the information that was submitted.

— Please also let me know what you think of the list.  Is it helpful?  What else would you like to see?  I’m happy to take suggestions (although whether I actually act on them will depend on how much time I have …)

February 18, 2009 - Posted by | Freelance publicists


  1. This is fantastic. Thank you!

    Comment by Andy Raskin | February 18, 2009

  2. Thanks again for putting this together, Yen!

    Comment by Wendy Gardner | February 18, 2009

  3. Thanks so much for this list! It will be a lot of help! I enjoy your blog.

    Comment by Mim | February 18, 2009

  4. This list is invaluable. Thanks so much for compiling it! I’m posting a link to it on my blog tonight.

    Comment by L.C. Gant | February 18, 2009

  5. Thanks for doing this, Yen!

    Comment by Rusty Shelton | February 19, 2009

  6. Thanks so much for this information. I have a book coming out in April and I’m definitely looking at hiring a publicist.

    Comment by Eve Boston | February 19, 2009

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  8. It’s very gracious of you to provide this, Yen! Do you have any rules about reposting? I didn’t see any, so I hope you don’t mind that I Tweeted your list today (with full credit and a link to you, of course). I hope it helps bring more readers to your valuable blog. Keep up the great work!

    Comment by Adrienne Biggs | February 21, 2009

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  10. Thank you very much Yen! As always, I appreciate your generous contributions to our book publishing community.

    Comment by Kathlene Carney | March 3, 2009

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  12. This is an excellent idea and help to authors as well as reviewers such as myself.
    Norm, Publisher & Editor

    Comment by Bookpleasures | March 4, 2009

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  14. hi! my book, which is a fun inspirational guide for women to get their finances together is coming out jan 2010, i would appreciate if you have a book publicist freelancer that you recommend for this type of book thank you. M

    Comment by marianna | October 11, 2009

  15. I recently published a book (Natures Second Chance, Beacon press) that has been given wide accolades (NYT’s review among many others, top 10 environmental books of 2009, etc) and Id like find a book publicist who can work with me to give the subject of environment and ecological restoration attention. I also have 2 other books coming out (Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land–Island Press) on the same environment and restoration theme.

    Any suggestions on really motivated and caring publicists on this subject.

    Thanks so very much——Steven I. Apfelbaum

    Comment by steven Apfelbaum | December 3, 2009

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  20. This is a great list! I would love to be added next time you update it. My name is Kelsey McBride and I am a freelance book publicist. My website is I specialize in media exposure, social media, and press releases.

    Comment by Kelsey McBride | April 7, 2013

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