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.
- B.S. in Marketing Management
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.
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