Catherine Kennedy

Catherine Kennedy – Publicist

I am a book publicist who especially enjoys working with first time authors. I’d love the opportunity to promote your new title!


I am a book publicist in the United States with experience working both at a traditional book publisher and as a freelancer. I founded CK Publicity to help authors build a brand for themselves and successfully launch their books. I support my clients through every step of the book promotion process, from book blurbs and Amazon reviews to media interviews and book signings.

Services I offer include:

• Media kit creation

• Strategic counsel

• Outreach to print, broadcast, and online media

• Outreach to online influencers

• Submissions to book reviewers

• Book tours (in-person and/or virtual)

• Book signings

• Reactive media relations

• Media training

• Book blurbs and testimonials

• Event planning assistance

• Media monitoring

• Bylined article submissions

• Speaking engagement opportunities

The best book PR plan starts months before a book’s publication date, so please feel free to reach out to me even if you are just finishing up your first draft. The earlier I start, the more buzz I can build for you!

Please note: I have no control over Reedsy's fees, so please be sure to factor that into your budget

Contemporary Romance Fantasy Historical Romance
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Health & Wellbeing Home & Garden Parenting & Families Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Work experience

CK Publicity

Feb, 2023 — Present

I created CK Publicity to continue my work promoting authors and launching books. I offer either a full-service book launch campaign or a DIY option for clients who want to do the legwork but need help getting started.


Mar, 2016 — Feb, 2023 (almost 7 years)

Leveraged more than a decade of public relations experience to provide clients with professional PR services.


Boolean Logic

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"Populisms explains and expands upon the definition of populism. Few books touch a contemporary nerve quite like this one." — Benjamin Welton, Foreword Reviews "Carlos de la Torre offers the reader a masterly overview of populism as a political set of disrupti... read more
What does it take to stand out from the crowd? How do you build a brand people notice, connect with, and trust? What does it really take to get (and keep) a constant flow of incoming and loyal customers and opportunities?In CRAVED, Keli Hammond walks you throu... read more

Catherine has 7 reviews





Loryn M.

Loryn M.

May, 2024

Catherine has a well of knowledge that I found super useful on our strategy call! I appreciated her help and guidance and would definitely work with her again.
J.W. J.

J.W. J.

Mar, 2024

Catherine was very easy to work with and professional. She provided me an outline of her different services and it was nice to see options that included DIY packages. During our consultation, she was very patient, answered all of my questions and provided me with guidance on my internet and social media presence. I appreciated her prompt work and organized delivery.
Daniel V.

Daniel V.

Feb, 2024

I had a great time working with Catherine. She provided me a very detailed, thorough, and customized publicity plan for my upcoming book. She is a competent, responsive, and patient professional (the whole publicity/marketing field is new to me, so I had to ask lots of questions), and I strongly recommend working with her.
Elise L.

Elise L.

Sep, 2023

I really enjoyed working with Cat and would recommend her to other authors looking for a publicist to develop and launch a public relations campaign. She secured media interviews, arranged book reviews and developed the press materials that helped successfully promote my book signing!
Nick S.

Nick S.

Sep, 2023

Working with Cat was totally amazing! She got me interviews with a ton of news outlets, podcasts, and even a few TV stations. All of these interviews were super fun to do, and they boosted my book sales as well! Cat was easy to work with and always quick to respond… I would highly recommend working with Cat if you are looking for a great publicist!

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