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Andrea Dunlop

Andrea Dunlop - Marketer

Seattle, WA

I'm an independent social media and marketing consultant with over ten years of experience.

Overview

Andrea Dunlop is an author and social media consultant based out of Seattle, WA with over a decade of experience in book publishing. She began her career as an in-house publicist for Doubleday (Random House) where she worked with bestselling authors such as Tina Brown, Jonathan Lethem, Linda Fairstein, and many others. After moving back to Seattle in 2009, she took over as publicity manager for Kim Ricketts Book Events promoting a wide range of cookbook and literary events with authors such as Laurie David, Rene Redzepi, and Steven Johnson. Next, she spent five years with a Seattle-based editorial and book production firm as their executive director of social media and marketing, working with both traditionally and self-published clients and spearheading the company’s marketing efforts. In February 2016, Andrea released her debut novel, Losing the Light (Atria), and is currently working on a second novel for the publisher, due out in 2017. In addition to her writing and social media work, Andrea is an accomplished speaker and has presented at book and publishing conferences nationwide including The San Francisco Writers Conference, The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Conference, The Pacific Northwest Writers Association Conference, and many others.

Services
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Literature Romance Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Entertainment Health & wellbeing Psychology

Work experience

Executive Director of Social Media and Marketing

Editorial and Book Production Company

September, 2011 – July, 2016 (almost 5 years)

• Served as member of executive leadership team determining overall direction and strategy for the company
• Vetted, trained, and managed resource partners.
• Managed and trained marketing and social media assistant.
• Determined and executed social media strategy for the company.
• Curated and managed sponsored events including Bumbershoot’s Words & Ideas stage and The Great Northwest Author Tour with McMenamins in 2016.
• Designed and executed social media and marketing strategies for both traditionally and self-published authors.
• Consulted with and trained clients on social media.
• Wrote copy for websites, blogs, and book jackets.
• Wrote and designed book proposals for authors.
• Taught social media classes with the Seattle Public Library and others.
• Gave panels and speeches at conferences throughout the country including the San Francisco Writers Conference, The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Conference, The Pacific Northwest Writers Association Conference, and others.

Publicity Manager

Kim Ricketts Book Events

June, 2010 – December, 2010 (6 months)

• Booked local media (including The Seattle Times, Seattle Met Magazine, KUOW, KEXP, New Day Northwest) for a wide range of both cookbook and literary authors.
• Wrote and designed press kits.
• Helped on-site during events with logistics and management of authors and media in attendance.

Associate Publicist

Doubleday (Penguin Random House)

November, 2006 – December, 2009 (about 3 years)

• Launched and managed national publicity campaigns for a wide variety of hardcover titles.
• Booked national media (including NPR, The Today Show, C-Span, Entertainment Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, People, USA Today, Time, Newsweek, Associated Press, Reuters) and local media for all titles
• Assisted with campaigns for: John Grisham The Appeal, Playing for Pizza, The Associate; E. Lynn Harris, Just Too Good To Be True, Basketball Jones; Linda Fairstein, Killer Heat, Lethal Legacy; Tina Brown, The Diana Chronicles; Jonathan Lethem, You Don’t Love Me Yet; and others.
• Managed campaigns for: Sophie Dahl, Playing with the Grown-ups; Barry Unsworth, Land of Marvels; Matthew Kneale, When We Were Romans; Walter Kirn, Lost in the Meritocracy; Jeff Lindsay, Dexter By Design; Tim Page, Parallel Play; Abigail Pogrebin, One and the Same; Valerie Martin, The Confessions of Edward Day; Philippe Claudel, Brodeck and others.
• Coordinated national author tours, including bookstore events and signings
• Wrote and designed press kits, including press releases, pitch and galley letters
• Arranged launch parties for authors and company events

Portfolio (8 selected works)

This Is How It Always Is

Laurie Frankel

This is how a family keeps a secret…and how that secret ends up keeping them.This is how a family lives happily ever after…until happily ever after becomes complicated.This is how children change…and then change the world.When Rosie and Penn and their four boys welcome the newest member of their family, no one is surprised it’s another baby boy. At least their large, loving, chaotic family kno... read more

This is how a family keeps a secret…and how that secret ends up keeping them.This is how a family lives happily ever after…until happily ever after becomes complicated.This is how children change…and then change the world.When Rosie and Penn and their four boys welcome the newest member of their family, no one is surprised it’s another baby boy. At least their large, loving, chaotic family kno... read more

The Last One: A Novel

Alexandra Oliva

Survival is the name of the game as the line blurs between reality TV and reality itself in Alexandra Oliva’s fast-paced novel of suspense.She wanted an adventure. She never imagined it would go this far. It begins with a reality TV show. Twelve contestants are sent into the woods to face challenges that will test the limits of their endurance. While they are out there, something terrible happ... read more

Survival is the name of the game as the line blurs between reality TV and reality itself in Alexandra Oliva’s fast-paced novel of suspense.She wanted an adventure. She never imagined it would go this far. It begins with a reality TV show. Twelve contestants are sent into the woods to face challenges that will test the limits of their endurance. While they are out there, something terrible happ... read more

Lethal Legacy

Linda Fairstein

When Assistant District Attorney Alex Cooper is summoned to Tina Barr’s apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, she finds a neighbor convinced that the young woman was assaulted. But the terrified victim, a conservator of rare books and maps, refuses to cooperate with investigators. Then another woman is found murdered in that same apartment with an extremely valuable book, believed to have ... read more

When Assistant District Attorney Alex Cooper is summoned to Tina Barr’s apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, she finds a neighbor convinced that the young woman was assaulted. But the terrified victim, a conservator of rare books and maps, refuses to cooperate with investigators. Then another woman is found murdered in that same apartment with an extremely valuable book, believed to have ... read more

You Don't Love Me Yet (Vintage Contemporaries)

Jonathan Lethem

Bestselling author Jonathan Lethem delivers a hilarious novel about love, art, and what it's like to be young in Los Angeles. Lucinda Hoekke's daytime gig as a telephone operator at the Complaint Line—an art gallery's high-minded installation piece—is about as exciting as listening to dead air. Her real passion is playing bass in her forever struggling, forever unnamed band. But recently a fre... read more

Bestselling author Jonathan Lethem delivers a hilarious novel about love, art, and what it's like to be young in Los Angeles. Lucinda Hoekke's daytime gig as a telephone operator at the Complaint Line—an art gallery's high-minded installation piece—is about as exciting as listening to dead air. Her real passion is playing bass in her forever struggling, forever unnamed band. But recently a fre... read more

Playing with the Grown-ups

Sophie Dahl

Kitty loves living at the isolated Hay House with her doting grandparents, but it cannot provide the adventure and excitement that her restless, bohemian mother Marina craves. When a guru sees Marina's future in New York, Kitty is torn from her home and bounced from place to place—first a colorless boarding school, then an American ashram, and finally back to an unfamiliar England. But soon, n... read more

Kitty loves living at the isolated Hay House with her doting grandparents, but it cannot provide the adventure and excitement that her restless, bohemian mother Marina craves. When a guru sees Marina's future in New York, Kitty is torn from her home and bounced from place to place—first a colorless boarding school, then an American ashram, and finally back to an unfamiliar England. But soon, n... read more

Parallel Play

Tim Page

An affecting memoir of life as a boy who didn’t know he had Asperger’s syndrome until he became a man. In 1997, Tim Page won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism for his work as the chief classical music critic of The Washington Post, work that the Pulitzer board called “lucid and illuminating.” Three years later, at the age of 45, he was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome–an autistic disorder cha... read more

An affecting memoir of life as a boy who didn’t know he had Asperger’s syndrome until he became a man. In 1997, Tim Page won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism for his work as the chief classical music critic of The Washington Post, work that the Pulitzer board called “lucid and illuminating.” Three years later, at the age of 45, he was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome–an autistic disorder cha... read more

Brodeck

Philippe Claudel

A powerful and moving novel about the ravages war and the need to tell the truth, even in the face of adversity. After the close of a great war, a mysterious stranger arrives in a small European village. He is an artist and he begins sketching the villagers, showing the painful reality of the crimes and betrayals the war left in its wake. Consumed by distrust, the villagers conspire and murder... read more

A powerful and moving novel about the ravages war and the need to tell the truth, even in the face of adversity. After the close of a great war, a mysterious stranger arrives in a small European village. He is an artist and he begins sketching the villagers, showing the painful reality of the crimes and betrayals the war left in its wake. Consumed by distrust, the villagers conspire and murder... read more

Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachiever

Walter Kirn

A New York Times Notable Book A Daily Beast Best Book of the YearA Huffington Post Best Book of the Year From elementary school on, Walter Kirn knew how to stay at the top of his class: He clapped erasers, memorized answer keys, and parroted his teachers’ pet theories. But when he launched himself eastward to an Ivy League university, Kirn discovered that the temple of higher learning he had e... read more

A New York Times Notable Book A Daily Beast Best Book of the YearA Huffington Post Best Book of the Year From elementary school on, Walter Kirn knew how to stay at the top of his class: He clapped erasers, memorized answer keys, and parroted his teachers’ pet theories. But when he launched himself eastward to an Ivy League university, Kirn discovered that the temple of higher learning he had e... read more

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