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Best Book Publicists on Twitter

twitterlogo2323.jpgIt’s a strange new world for book publicity–budgets are shrinking, online outlets are multiplying, and self published authors are struggling to find support.

To help publishers, writers, and publicity experts connect, we will update our Best Book Publicity and Marketing Twitter Feeds directory this week. Add your favorite book marketing or publicity professional (or yourself) to the growing list.

Our feeble list IS NOT COMPREHENSIVE–yet. Add your favorite publicity professionals in the comments section–let’s connect the best writers with the best publicity and marketing experts. Thanks to Brent Yarnell for his support in making this list.


AuthorsOnTheWeb: Website design and Internet Marketing/Publicity services for authors and publishers.

Jamie Adams: Senior Publicist for Cisco Press, an imprint of Pearson Education. Public relations with technology specialty/social media.

Angela Baggetta: “Literary p.r. practitioner @ Goldberg McDuffie Communications, runner, baker, dog lover”

Claire Bamundo: I am the Director of Publicity of Stewart, Tabori & Chang a division of Abrams. Always eager to hear what food trends would make a great cookbook for us!

Danielle Barclay: Publicist with Entangled Publishing. Also offering freelance book marketing and author publicity at Barclay Publicity & Literary Promotion.

Megan Beatie: “Book publicist, mom to a toddler, wife of a reality tv producer, farmer’s daughter, long distance runner, and avid movie goer.”

Sandra Beckwith: “I publish a free book publicity e-zine and teach a 4-week book publicity course online.”

Bellevue Lit Press: The Bellevue Literary Press is an NYU-affiliated non-profit publisher in Manhattan. Check out our titles, including Paul Harding’s Pulitzer-winning ‘Tinkers’!

Adrienne Biggs: “Publicity and Events for interesting clients, especially literary; plus music, film, festivals and fairs since 1997.”

Iris Blasi: Coordinator of Digital Media for literary PR firm @HMI_PR. Formerly an editor. Forever a reader.

Andrea Bledsoe: Andrea Bledsoe, Book Publicist for Pearson (Addison-Wesley, Sams Publishing, Prentice Hall)

Katie Schroder Bond: Wife to Mr. 007. Publicity Manager to novelists @ThomasNelson. Wedding planner. Blogger for Caregiving.com. Writer, friend, practical dreamer.

Michelle Bonanno: Book publicist for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt lucky enough to work on science and mystery titles.

Lisa Jacobson Brown: I’m a publicist at Pearson Education and a confessed chocoholic. Oh…and a PROUD Butler University Alumni!

BookBuzzr: “The World’s No.1 Free Online Book Marketing Technology for Authors. Represented by Freya–Author Community Manager for BookBuzzr.”

Bookgirl96: “A bookish broad, PR superhero, mother of two, lover of sports, and wife of @Rockpappa.”

BookPRGirl: “20 years in Public Relations, Book Publishing/Entertainment; NYC & Boston”

Evan Boorstyn: Grand Central Deputy Publicity Director

Jenni Bowring: PR rep for kids’ and teens’ publisher, emphasize social & emotional health.

Hillary Buckholtz: Book and comedy publicist living down the street from Sasha and Malia. I write about 80s & early 90s pop-culture

Fauzia Burke: Founder & Prez of @fsbassociates, a PR firm promoting books and authors on the web. Speaker, consultant, brand advocate. Loving every minute of a busy life.

Kimberly Burns “Kimberly Burns Pr. Literary flack.”

Krista Reiner Carnes: Book marketer and publicist specializing in speaking campaigns that connect authors with audiences

Kathlene Carney: I provide publicity services for authors and experts, specializing in lifestyle topics. Recent broadcast tours for Paul Ehrlich, Andy Revkin, Lisa Hymas…

Cassie: “Publicist at @torbooks. Unabashed nerd.”

Liza Cassity: Book publicist. Dance enthusiast. Halloween professional. Lover of bacon.

Cave Henricks Communications: The author, the message, the power of a book. Cave Henricks Communications is a full service media relations and consulting firm for authors.

Lauren Cerand: “independent public relations representative and consultant in New York.”

Ryan Chapman: “Internet Marketing Manager at NYC publisher. The Venn diagram of literature, new media, & some cool, mind-blowing 3rd thing.”

Yen Cheong: “Assistant Director of Publicity at a large publishing house. Media junkie. Gadget freak. Runner. Author of The Book Publicity Blog.”

Katie McKee Clay
: Senior Publicist for Putnam & Riverhead Books

Nick Courage: Champion of the World | American Primitive | Singularitarian for @PicadorUSA | Tweets mainly about #books and #rockandroll

Maureen Cole: “Publicist at Portfolio, the business book imprint of Penguin Group”

Victoria Comella: “Senior Publicist with Putnam & Riverhead Books. I read a lot. You should, too.”

Albee Dalbotten: Lover of mini versions of things, coffee, and most shows on Bravo.

Danielle1028: Former Texan in NYC working in Book Publicity for William Morrow. Happy Wife. Proud Mom.

Tracey Mason Daniels: Children’s book publicist, reading fan, mom of 2, tweets on literacy, teen tween drama, media + bk news, Aspergers, digital libraries; willing to help.

Loren Dean: publishing, books, TV, weird nerdy stuff.

Selena Dehne: Book publicist at JIST, America’s Career Publisher / Freelance writer covering holiday, living & entertaining topics / Lifelong hoosier

Jennifer Deshler: Mama to one|Believer in The One|VP of Mktg,Kids&Gift Books @Thomas Nelson|Painter/Baker/Crafty Girl|Persistent Dreamer|Eternal Optimist&Loyal Friend

Marisa Dobson: Living in Bklyn with my SO and two cats. Thrilled to be a publicist for @AbramsBooks! Loves: food, design, arch, fashion, pop culture.

Dee Donavanik: full time senior publicist (Planned TV Arts, Ruder Finn), part time soft to moderate rocker (@whatmddoes)

Lauren C. Donovan: “Books, shoes, carbs.”

Claudia Duncan: Wife, mother of two. All things marketing/PR for Grupo Nelson books and authors. Funny, self motivated, loving, will follow back, dreamer. Future business owner

Lauren Dwyer: Publicist @Palgrave USA

Brittany Edwards: Tiny-apartment-kitchen cook extraordinaire. I spend my spare time working cookbook publicity at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Rachel Ekstrom: Book lover and publicity manager at an NYC publishing house.

Ella, EDC Creations: Internet Book Publicist, Radio Show Host and Book Coach

Sarah Evans: “[From] Sevans Strategy, a Chicago-based public relations and new media consultancy.”

Carol Fass Publicity: “a PR firm specializing in all phases of publicity and public relations related to books, authors, and publishers. Tweets by @AndreaClift.”

Feminist Press: The Feminist Press at CUNY: indie, literary, activist, artsy, hip, smart, relevant– since 1970.

Megan Fitzpatrick: “I do marketing & publicity for the amazing audiobooks our (totally fun) team at Hachette Audio produces, and I also enjoy a wonderful life out and about in NYC.”

Marika Flatt: Owns @PRbytheBook, a publicity firm. Travel writer for multiple publications.

Heather Fox: Pearson Tech Book Publicist for Imprints Addison-Wesley/Prentice Hall/SAMS/IBM Press

Katie Freeman: Books and baking, and lots of both. Publicist for @FSG_Books, formerly @pantheonbooks. Iowan New Yorker. Always in need of a new bookshelf.

F+W Media Publicity: “The Marketing Team at F+W Media bring you publicity updates about your favorite books, authors and communities within F+W Media, Inc.”

Kate Gales: Notre Dame grad, publicist @overlookpress. Love books, football, Calypso dresses, Bloomsday, Phillies, running, farmer’s markets, red wine. Opinions my own.

Gabrielle Gantz: publicist at Viking & Penguin, arts & culture blogger, lifelong nerd.

Andrew Gardner: Colored pencils and pinot grigio. APC denim and hummus platters. Tote bags and art books. Cappuccinos and Turkish textiles. The usual.

Ashleigh Gardner: “Technophile, Francophile, Bibliophile. Digital Publishing with @dundurnpress.”

Carrie Gellin: “Assistant Publicist at Sourcebooks. Publicize everything from zombies to cooking to green living – Love books and dance!”

Jim Hanas: Author of the story collection Why They Cried (Joyland eBooks/ECW Press, 2010) and social media director @sonnet_media.

Goldberg McDuffie: a specialized public relations firm that designs and executes strategic campaigns for publishers and authors.

Justin Golenbock: Senior Publicist @torbooks, epic fantasy, space opera, videogames, thundercats, Asha’man schwag, and everything else from the nerdery.

Eric Glover: Assistant Social Media Coordinator at Planned Television Arts | Ruder Finn. Marist College alum. Music enthusiast. Dog lover. Droid advocate. Blogger.

Sandra Goroff: National and International Publicist and Voice Actor

Susannah Greenberg: “Public relations for book publishers, authors, the book industry. Publicity Chair, WNBA-NYC”.

Marty Halpern: “Wielder of Red Ink.”

Curt Harding: Literary and entertainment publicist. Father of two girls, husband to just one. Let’s talk about your project and see where we can take it!

Kelley and Hall: “Book publicity firm.”

HCCReview:  We’re the HarperCollins Canada Publicity team! Info on author events, reviews and breaking news from our world.

Cave Henricks: The author, the message, the power of a book. Cave Henricks Communications is a full service media relations and consulting firm for authors.

Katy Hershberger: Book publicist, writer, and other things

Hilsinger-Mendelson: America’s preeminent, independent literary PR firm, producing an unprecedented number of bestsellers since 1977. Tweet or DM for review copies.

HMH Trade: Since 1832 acclaimed publishers of fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, field guides, & dictionaries. Home to Roth, Tolkien, Curious George, Little Prince…& more.

Aurora Hughes: Book Publicist & Pop Culture Fiend

Jennifer Hughes: Scout Literary book publicist in Northern Virginia. Stray cat magnet.

Christine Hung: I work with books & love food in a possibly unhealthy way.

Pam Jaffee: Director of Paperback Publicity: Avon Books, HarperVoyager, Harper paperbacks. (You’ll also find me working on William Morrow titles)

Liz Johnsons: Sometimes writer, infrequent jogger, full-time marketing specialist, always loved by God.

Jason Jones: Publicist, working w/political, business, biographical & history authors & media. Husband, father of two, lover of Christ, blogger & sports junkie.

Kalenski: Book Babe Extraordinaire (mkting/PR.) Unrepentant liberal. Queen of food allergies. Her indoors. Turn ons: pro cycling, baseball, footie, politics, photography.

Dana Kaye: I’m an independent book publicist and blogger.

Heather Kirkpatrick: Marketing Coordinator at @PicadorUSA. Fiction reader, fashion enthusiast, former Californian. Fin de siecle is my favorite.

Alexandra Kirsch: Social Media Manager for @ptainteractive, a division of @ruderfinn. Michigan transplant to NY. @msuwrac alumna. Wordsmith. Foodie. Anglophile.

Elizabeth Koke: queer, femme, vegan, bleeding heart, publicist for @FeministPress

Erin Kottke: Publicity Director and tweeter for @graywolfpress. Best slow dancer in the universe.

Elaine Krackau: Literary publicist, student at Nutrition Therapy Institute, mom of 2 in Austin, TX devouring info on nutrition, food and green living in every spare moment.

Trish Lawrence: “Social media strategist for authors; chocolate addict, reader, writer.”

Shelley Lieber: Author of 4Ps to Publishing Success. Publishing visionary & strategist. Love social media & helping authors stay ahead of publishing trends.

Liza L. Lucas: “Book publicist. Southerner turned city girl. Foodie. Dance/theater/music lover.”

Jamie McDonald: “Guam born, Fordham educated, Manhattan working, Jersey City living, book publicist.”

Linda Mansfield: Owner of Restart Communications, a leading motorsports PR firm.

Russ Marshalek: “marketing. publicity. books. music. words.”

Graf-Martin Agency: Publicity, Marketing, Publishing consulting, Social media marketing, consulting

Raquel Matos: Marketing Services Supervisor for Candlewick Press

Meg McAllister: Book, consumer product & lifestyle publicist – aka another overworked, underpaid p.r. diva. All musings, rants, and points of view are mine.

Kristen McLean: I’m interested in three things: Great Design, Consumer Behavior, and the Book Industry. I’m an Idea-caster, and I work in publishing.

James Meader: Publicity Director at Picador

Sonnet Media: We build intelligent, effective, and user-friendly websites for authors, publishers, filmmakers, and cause-related organizations.

Charisse Meloto: Publicist, books, pop culture, travel, technology, food, and news enthusiast.

Kat Meyer: “Champion of storytelling in all forms + formats. Community Manager for O’Reilly’s Tools of Change. Reader advocate at #followreader”

Milesmaria: We tell your story.

Dalyn A. Miller: Dalyn Miller PR -full service lifestyle PR group specializing in food, sex, fitness, health

Tolly Moseley: I like to think I’m a sassy gay man on the inside.

Emily Nave: Marketing Specialist w/tech-publishing focus: manage Pearson User Group Program, @GITCAORG Board Member & part tree-hugger, always looking for a good read.

Stephanie Newton: Christian, Wife to @AllenTNewton, mother to @AddisonNewton & basset hound Wrigley, daughter, sister, book publicist, Chicago Cubs, Vandy, & NASCAR fan

Ann-Marie Nieves: “PR Girl. Writer. Pop Culture Enthusiast. Owner of Get Red PR, a boutique public relations firm that integrates the old with the new. We love the little guys.”

Rob Nissen: book publicist and owner of Nissen Public Relations, a book and author publicity firm specializing in business and nonfiction books.

Lindsey Nobles: Thomas Nelson, Communications Director, Native Texan Living in Tennessee, Blogger, Love Books, Movies, Music, Food, Friends, Family and Faith

Siobhan Paganelli: Publicist at Palgrave USA.

Joseph Papa: Don’t call me Joe, please. I publicize books & I wrote a book about Elizabeth Taylor:

Crystal Patriarche: Sparking conversations about books & authors ~ BookSparksPR provides book publicity for authors in a variety of genres, all over the map. We love books!

Whitney Peeling: Independent publicist for books, small businesses, nonprofits.

Katy Pent: I’m a publicist 4 Discovery House; we publish authors such as Oswald Chambers, Joe Stowell, Ray Stedman.My hobbies are reading (surprise), fencing, acting

Peter Perez: chocolate, wine, baking, coffee, musical geekouts of post-punk variety, cultural subjects chats, fast walking, maturity denial, Chronicle Books

Phenix & Phenix: “We’re a full-service literary publicity firm that handles national media campaigns for authors and publishing houses.”

Emmy P: “interior design obsessed, publishing employed. the best days involve cheese.”

Planned TV Arts: Interactive arm of top book publicity firm. Dedicated to bridging the gap between author & audience. Tweets posted by @alexandrakirsch, @e_glo, and @annajko.

porchista: Social Media & Digital Marketing/PR Consultant with a passion for music, film, arts and technology!

PR By The Book: Publicity firm offering public relations campaigns and media consulting services for: authors • publishers • businesses • products.

Misa Ramirez: Author; Marketing Director-Entangled Publishing

Random Publicists: “Louise, Kate, Sue and Bethan are the Chatto & Windus, Harvill Secker, Yellow Jersey and Square Peg publicity team at Random House.”

Regnery Publishing: Publishing great conservative books since 1947. Authors include Newt Gingrich, David Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, Erick Erickson, Dinesh D’Souza, & more!

Roxanne Rhoads: Story strumpet, tome loving tart, freelance writer, erotic romance author, book reviewer, poet, paranormal aficionado

Jennifer Richards: Crafty | Bookish | Baker | Pop-culture junkie | Gardener | Lover of good music | Mid-century modern

Stephanie Ridge: Literary publicist, cyclist, dog lover, foodie + wine snob

Romanelj: Grand Central Director of Publicity

Laura Ross: Communications Manager, writer, runner, avid reader, traveler, award-winning pie maker

Ruder Finn: Global PR

Paul Samuelson: “Publicist at Planned TV Arts Love kids books, YA, mystery, sci-fi, memoir and literary theory.”

Brett Sandusky: “publishing professional | digital marketer | strategist | innovator | started Publishr | going to change the world”

Penny Sansevieri: “President and CEO of Author Marketing Experts”

Dave Schroeder: Christian, Husband, Father of girls, publishing explorer and marketer, quoter of random movies, history lover, golfer and rabid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Ruth Seeley: A graduate of the ‘where’s the content?’ school of PR. Oh and I have a BA in English too. Now tweeting from Little Condo on the Prairie

Laura Sell: Senior Publicist, Duke University Press

Cynthia Shannon: “turtle lover, pigeon hater, run-not-walk through life-er. NYer forever. also, book publicist.”

Rusty Shelton: Owner of Shelton Interactive, an interactive agency for authors and publishers, active speaker & proud dad living it up in Austin.

Susannah Sieper: Marketing, design, social media for all — helping small businesses achieve success through targeted marketing.

Dana Lynn Smith: The Savvy Book Marketer, helps authors and indie publishers learn how to sell more books through her how-to guides, blog, newsletter, and private coaching.

Scott Spiewak: PR expert, blogger, engaging conversations, delivering results and elevating brands specializing in Amazon/NY Times Bestsellers and book PR.

Matt Staggs: Book publicist, writer, gadabout. Enthusiast of pursuits obscure.

Shari Stauch: “PR/Marketer to build audiences for writers, authors, publishers.”

Shanon Stowe: Wife, Mom, and Director of Publicity for the FaithWords & Center Street imprints of Hachette Book Group

Tracy van Straaten: Children’s and YA book enthusiast, PR rep @Scholastic, fan of Chicago sports, pop culture & baking chocolate chip cookies. Opinions expressed here are my own.

Emily Sweeney: Wife, mother and book marketer who is in her sweet spot of life.

Sarah Thomas: Just a girl from TN living in the BK. Senior Publicist at @PicadorUSA by day; doing the damn thing by night.

Dorothy Thompson: CEO/Founder of Pump Up Your Book, an innovative public relations agency specializing in virtual book tours and online book promotion.

Sandy Trupp: Managing Director of Planned Tv Arts washington DC Director Political division as well.

Tim Underwood: social media, internet marketing, publicity, book marketing, tech, research ferret, business consulting

Jennifer S. Wilkov: The eHarmony for agents & authors. Prepping you & your pitch, query, docs & approach to agents so everybody wins. The Result: a great book that gets published.

Shreve Williams PR: “Shreve Williams Public Relations specializes in strategic media campaigns for books, publishers, and authors.”

Lorraine Woodcheke: I’m an adventurer, music lover, vegetarian foodie, world traveler and publicist @ChronicleBooks. And a couple other things too :)

Adrianna Wright: Publicist for IVP. Reader, writer, pony owner. Enjoys encouraging, laughing, creating, dancing, cooking, and other gerunds.

Dana Trombley “Online publicist for Grand Central Books, Etsy-fied crafter, music snob.”


Elly Weisenberg
: Publicity Manager, Grand Central Publishing

Sarah Wilson: Marketing & PR Consultant. Former avid traveller, Wall Street banker, Peace Corps Volunteer. Mom to kids, cats & horses. SheWrites.com Preferred Provider.

YesYes Books: YesYes Books publishes poetry, prose, and greeting cards by writers and artists who make us excited for the day.

Meryl Zegarek PR: “Creating chain of avid readers & writers. I share news about books, authors, publishing, events, & occassional eclectic thoughts.”

Jessica Zimmerman: Book publicist for Center Street at HBG and #1 member of the Barefoot Contessa fan club

Kathleen Zrelak: Publicity manager @ Goldberg McDuffie Communications, wife, runner, and animal lover living in NYC.

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