Beverly Bambury

Beverly Bambury – Publicist

I give authors and comic creators more time to create by taking away the confusion and overwhelm of self-promotion. Let's talk.

Overview

I am a traditional book and comic publicist who uses a data-based approach for selecting places to review or promote your work.

I came into my appreciation of data analysis when I was in the Research and Analytics department at PricewaterhouseCoopers. I transferred that valuable experience into my business, so when I say I have a data-based approach, it means I analyze available information to find blogs and publications with active, engaged followings, and are a good genre fit. If they aren't interested in reading or talking about books like yours, what's the point?

I started doing book publicity initially with what was at the time a well-regarded dark fiction publishing house in Toronto. After that I started freelancing and by 2014 I was full-time. I've worked with a number of publishers in the U.S., Canada, and even the U.K.: HarperVoyager, Fox Spirit Books, EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, and Hex Publishers. Mostly I work with individual authors, though, and have been lucky enough to work with people such as Mike Carey, Paul Tremblay, Jacques Nyemb, and Maria Alexander.

I'd love to know about your projects. Send me a message and we'll see if working together is a good fit.
Services
Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Horror Mystery & Crime Romance Science Fiction Young Adult
Non-Fiction
True Crime
Certifications
  • B.S. in Marketing Management

Work experience

Self-employed

Jan, 2014 — Present

ChiZine Publications

Jan, 2012 — Feb, 2013 (about 1 year)

PricewaterhouseCoopers

May, 2007 — Feb, 2010 (almost 3 years)

Projects

Cyber World

Cyber World is an anthology by Denver's award-winning small press, Hex Publishers. It features a fantastic array of authors such as Stephen Graham Jones, Cat Rambo, Saladin Ahmed, and Paolo Bacigalupi. It was edited by Jason Heller and Joshua Viola, and it even had a soundtrack by Celldweller. This was a really fun project to work on.

Cyber World was named One of BARNES & NOBLE's Best Anthologies of 2016
Nominated for Best Anthology in the COLORADO BOOK AWARDS 2017

I was pleased that on November 7, 2016 TOR dot com featured Cyber World contributor Alvaro Zinos-Amaro and his essay, "The Game Architecture: We’re All Living in a Cyber World". Great essay on a leading website.

Snowed, by Maria Alexander, from Raw Dog Screaming Press

Snowed is a YA novel with a magical and diverse cast of characters. I loved it! I love this author, too. So a bit of bragging: Snowed won the 2016 BRAM STOKER AWARD for Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel. It is also (as of this writing) a nominee for the 2017 ANTHONY AWARDS for Best Children’s/YA Novel.

November 4, 2016: BOOK HOUNDS YA has a fun feature where authors can share their pets, and Maria got a book profile and a picture of her Bengal cats. BOOK HOUNDS has over 20,000 Twitter followers and 1,000 direct blog subscribers.

December 15, 2016: I got this one on TOR dot com, a leading science fiction and fantasy online magazine, by pitching a fascinating essay called "The Witches of Winter". I encourage you to check it out. TOR dot com has over 1,000,000 monthly unique users!

December 24, 2016: I also got BIBLIOSANCTUM to review this title. While it only got a three out of five stars, I appreciated the time this reviewer took and attention she gave. She has about 2,000 direct subscribers to her blog these days.

Humanescent, from Not So Super Publishing

Humanescence is a comic collection of stories written by Jacques Nyemb and illustrated by numerous artists. I publicized both the book itself and the Kickstarter, which was quite successful. In fact, it made it to the Kickstarter "Projects We Love" section.

Some of the publicity items I got for this project are as follows:

March 12, 2016: On BLACK SCI-FI Jacques's comic Not So Super appeared on a list of 50 Comics to Read when Hollywood Doesn't Give You Your Black Jedi. They also promoted the Kickstarter, so it was a great item since it packed a real punch when it went out to their over 5,000 Twitter followers.

June 15, 2016: THE OUTHOUSERS reviewed Humanescent with enthusiastic approval of its diversity in representation, writing styles, and artwork. This spot has more than 200,000 monthly readers so it had good reach.

October 24, 2016: THE COMIC BASTARDS enjoyed Humanescent, rating it four out of five stars, and complimenting the quality of writing, the art, and the consistency of the collection. As their name suggests, the Comic Bastards don't pull punches, so I was very pleased with this review. I don't know how many subscribers and podcast downloads they get, but they have a healthy Twitter following at over 4,500 engaged readers as of this writing.

Portfolio

Award winning author Suzanne Church’s cast of distinct characters asks “What if?” in this collection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction.Can humanity survive an ice age? Will the storm man steal Wanda’s baby? When will Bob and Sebbee escape t... read more
Blood Matters

Aviva Bel'Harold

Grief changes people.Brittany used to be a normal teen. She ate like one. She slept like one. And she even had typical mood swings. But finding her best friend dead changed everything. Grief could explain her loss of apetite and her lack of sleep. It might exp... read more
"I know them, these hills." In the foothills of the Green Mountains, a child grows up in an abandoned village, haunted by memories of his absent parents. In a wayside tavern, a murderous innkeeper raises a young girl among the ghosts of his past victims. Elsew... read more
Eerie, intense, and masterfully-crafted, Hank Early’s gripping series debut Heaven’s Crooked Finger transports readers to a secretive community in the Georgia mountains.Earl Marcus thought he had left the mountains of Georgia behind forever, and with them, the... read more
Glorious Plague

Karen Heuler

Hallie is missing—and so are thousands of others. Everywhere people are singing—climbing to the rooftops, to the bridges, to lamp post and road sign, steeple and water tower, singing gloriously, triumphantly, tirelessly—and dying. Hallie’s mother, Dale, goes t... read more
The Inner City

Karen Heuler

Everything is familiar; everything is different. Behind it all, is there some strange kind of design or merely just the chance to adapt? In Karen Heuler’s stories, characters cope with the strange without thinking it’s strange, sometimes invested in what’s goi... read more
Cast out of the Arabian city of Bessa by the new tyrannical sultan, a harem of 365 women must forge an army, a seraglio of steel, and use it to take back the city. But even if they succeed, their troubles will just be beginning—because their most dangerous ene... read more
Farm is the mega-conglomerate food supplier for City, populated with rabidly bureaucratic superiors, and sexually deviant tour guides dressed in chicken and duck suits. City is sprawling, technocratic, and rests hundreds of feet above the coastline on the crea... read more
Goldenland Past Dark

Chandler Klang Smith

The troupe’s unravelling hopes fall on their latest and most promising recruit, Webern Bell, a sixteen-year- old hunchbacked midget devoted obsessively to perfecting the surreal clown performances that come to him in his dreams. But as they travel through a la... read more
A child receives the body of Saint Lucia of Syracuse for her seventh birthday. A rebelling angel rewrites the Book of Judgement to protect the woman he loves. A young woman discovers the lost manuscript of Jane Austen written on the inside of her skin. A 747 p... read more
Helen Marshall’s second fiction collection offers a series of twisted surrealities that explore the legacies we pass on to our children. A son seeks to reconnect with his father through a telescope that sees into the past. A young girl discovers what lies on t... read more
They were the beautiful dreamers. From a hidden city deep in the Ural mountains, they walked the world as the coldest of Cold Warriors, under the command of the Kremlin and under the power of their own expansive minds. They slipped into the minds of Russia's e... read more
The year is 1911. In Cold Spring Harbour, New York, the newly formed Eugenics Records Office is sending its agents to catalogue the infirm, the insane, and the criminal—with an eye to a cull, for the betterment of all. Near Cracked Wheel, Montana, a terrible i... read more
Bullettime

Nick Mamatas

David Holbrook exists everywhere and nowhere.David Holbrook never killed anyone, and lives a lonely and luckless existence with his aging mother in a tumbledown New Jersey town.Caught between finger and trigger, David is given three chances to decide his fate ... read more
Daniel Douglas lives in a world where the mild-mannered receive little attention.One day his life takes a weird turn when he wakes up with a random assortment of powers. The list of powers grows and Daniel never knows when they appear or disappear. None of the... read more
Jasper works at a record shop. He's a vegan since birth, whose life gets shaken when he gets bitten by a Vampire. He finds himself with a HUGE dilemma of trying to maintain his lifelong Vegan lifestyle and fighting his newly acquired THIRST for blood. He embar... read more
Story 1: The beautiful city of Hasenpfeffer, USA, is made a little less beautiful as the feud between the Sm?rg?sbord Squad and H.U.N.G.E.R. Pack spills into the streets. Story 2: The origins of the Sm?rg?sbord Squad are explored as the details of the day the ... read more
Dragon Whisperer

Vanessa Ricci-Thode

Dionelle was born unique: she is immune to fire. Shortly after marrying Reiser, Dionelle's unique talents catch the attention of a wicked noblewoman, Lady Karth, who is in need of a new dragon whisperer. Dionelle is crudely thrust into the position, but shows ... read more
Eleanor’s Gift is a Gothic short story, adorned with black and white illustrations and an atmosphere of darkness. During the last days of autumn, a wave of strange happenings creeps into Lord Welton’s life. It all starts when he brings the sole survivor of a m... read more
A smooth-talking ex-sergeant, accustomed to an easygoing peacetime military, unexpectedly re-joins the fleet and finds soldiers preparing for the strangest thing—war.The two hundred years’ (and counting) peace is a time of tranquility that hasn’t been seen sin... read more
On her 30th birthday, Catherine Sharp has a lot to celebrate: a great IT job in Las Vegas, a growing mastery of technomancy, and a deity or two on speed dial. She’s barely had a chance to blow out her candles when she finds a half-dead body on her doorstep. Ma... read more
Tides of Maritinia

Warren Hammond

In the vein of John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War, Walter Jon Williams’s Conventions of War, and James S. A. Corey’s Caliban’s War comes a powerful and fast-paced new science fiction novel from Warren Hammond, the author of KOP, Ex-KOP, and KOP Killer.Maritinia is at... read more
The apocalypse came and went in a single day. When the smoke cleared, half the people in the world were dead. As governments and communities fought to stay intact, dangerous powers manifested in a few of the survivors. Being afflicted was never easy--but when ... read more
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author of A Deadly Wandering comes a pulse-pounding technological thriller—as ingenious as the works of Michael Crichton and as urgent and irresistible as an episode of 24—in which one man has three... read more
Someone old, someone cruelDebutante dropout Andrea Kendricks is beyond done with big hair, big gowns, and big egos—so being dragged to a high-society Texas wedding by her socialite mama, Cissy, gives her a bad case of déjà vu. As does running into her old prep... read more
We are closer to the Sims than we think …For decades, mankind has been locked in a war with an alien enemy that resembles the human race so closely they are known as the Sims. Both sides battle for control of habitable planets across the galaxies—often at any ... read more
Cybernetics. Neuroscience. Nanotechnology. Genetic engineering. Hacktivism. Transhumanism. The world of tomorrow is already here, and the technological changes we all face have inspired a new wave of stories to address our fears, hopes, dreams, and desires as ... read more
Tooth and Claw

Joshua Viola

A huntress in a hostile land—armed only with bow, arrow, and the Mothers’ guidance—learns she’s not the jungle's most dangerous predator. Attacked by a ferocious beast, she fights for her life... only to discover that true danger lies not in tooth and claw, bu... read more
My Hero

Stephen Graham Jones

What do you do when your dreams come true? When you were twelve, camping out in the back yard, you told your best friend that if he could draw a superhero good enough, you’d give him the perfect words to say. And then it didn’t just happen, there’s even action... read more
Trigger Point

Sean Eads

Kathy Barrister's life has never been better. Owner of a thriving massage school, Kathy loves passing on her knowledge of a healing profession to others. But when one of her students is murdered, Kathy must face a darker world than she ever knew existed. A ser... read more
Boomer the bison might wish he had other bison friends and family, but he does have a lot of fun with his different prairie pals! When trouble comes prowling, Boomer discovers something special about himself...and that he has all the family he needs.
The Zoo's Secret

Lindsey Bell

Have you ever wondered what the animals do when all the people leave the zoo?Stay up late, join the party and discover the Zoo's Secret.Written and illustrated by Lindsey Bell.
University of Doom

Mario Acevedo

Monsters, robots, a sinister villain... And a boy who's about to discover that the only way to defeat EVIL is with GENIUS.Thirteen-year-old Alfonso is top of his class at the University of Doom, the super-secret Center of Evil Genius Academia and Mad Science. ... read more
An assassin, a priest and a schoolteacher walk into a secret nuclear power plant – to Edwin McCallum, detective by trade and artist by desire – there’s something wrong with this picture. He’s going to figure out what it is if it kills him. The Link Boy is the ... read more
The next action-packed thriller from the author of Night Hush and Bait…On a secret assignment for MI-5, British SAS soldier Trevor Carswell is deep undercover with The Philosophy of Bedlam, a home-grown anarchist group responsible for several museum bombings. ... read more
Stepdog: A Novel

Nicole Galland

From the author of The Fool’s Tale and I, Iago comes a disarmingly charming and warm-hearted “romcom” about a woman, her dog, and the man who has to prove that he is good enough for both of them.Sara Renault fired Rory O’Connor from his part-time job at a Bost... read more
In the near future, corporation rules every possible freedom. Without government, there can be no crime. And every act is measured against competing interests, hidden loyalties and the ever-upward pressure of the corporate ladder. Any quest for transparency is... read more
Snowed

Maria Alexander

Charity Jones is a 16-year-old engineering genius who’s much-bullied for being biracial and a skeptic at her conservative school in Oak County, California. Everything changes when Charity’s social worker mother brings home a sweet teen runaway named Aidan to f... read more
Mr. Wicker

Maria Alexander

Alicia Baum is missing a deadly childhood memory. Located beyond life, The Library of Lost Childhood Memories holds the answer. The Librarian is Mr. Wicker--a seductive yet sinister creature with an unthinkable past and an agenda just as lethal. After committi... read more

Beverly has 7 reviews

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K H.

K H.

Aug, 2020

She is sooo wonderful! Super friendly and understanding, I recommend her to new authors and veterans alike!
Iqbal A.

Iqbal A.

Jan, 2020

I love working with Beverly and have decided to continue working with her as a result. She has at times gone beyond the call of duty to promote my book. It's unfortunate that some reviewers and publishers are slow to get back and it is a very difficult market, but I'm hoping for the best and feel that Beverly is doing her utmost to give my books the best chance to succeed.
Jack B R.

Jack B R.

May, 2018

Beverly is a consummate professional, as well as gracious with her counsel. She gave me exactly what I asked for to make some important decisions about marketing my works. I'm grateful to Reedsy for putting us together, as was done with another freelancer of equally inestimable quality, and hope to use these services again.
Patrick H.

Patrick H.

May, 2018

Beverly has been working on an impossible task for me. She has done the best with what I have given her. I will use her in the future.
Roh M.

Roh M.

Jan, 2018

Beverly’s experience in speculative fiction caught my attention, but it’s her warm and personable communication style that brought us together. Her efforts in researching publicity opportunities for my genre, as well as her assistance with my Amazon marketing efforts, have made her a welcome member of my team. I’ve enjoyed working with her and would happily recommend her services.

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