For the last two decades, I have been the sole proprietor of a niche public relations boutique that manages marketing and publicity campaigns for a wide range of high-profile publishers and best-selling authors. I have worked with a variety of clients ranging from National Geographic Books to Williams-Sonoma, and often partner on other projects with some of the nation's leading pr firms.
Working with the prolific author Lisa Alther on three books (a novel, a volume of short stories and a work of non-fiction) over the last few years was especially meaningful to me because decades back when she was one of my college professors, she actually inspired me to become a publishing professional. Known around the world for her New York Times Best Selling novel KINFLICTS, which was published in the 1970s, what made working with her recently on BLOOD FEUD particularly gratifying was the fact that our work together landed the book a spot as New York Times Best Seller for many weeks, propelling the author to the list for the second time in her career after more than a thirty year absence.
I have probably worked on over a hundred cookbooks over the years, and one of my favorites is COOKING WITH THE MUSE by Myra Kornfeld and Stephen Massimilla. This award-winning book’s subtitle is “A Sumptuous Gathering of Seasonal Recipes, Culinary Poetry, and Literary Fare” which perfectly sums up this very unique tome. A lavish volume, the book received lots of attention in magazines from Bella Magazine to Booklist, and also received all sorts of ink from coast to coast in large and small newspapers alike from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to the Beverly Hills Courier. A substantial amount of attention was also received from food, poetry and general interest websites and bloggers such as Epicurious, Epoch Taste, Food52 and Poetry Daily. Many national (and regional) radio interviews were scheduled on programs such as Write On! and T. Susan Chang’s The Level Teaspoon.
When National Geographic Books hired me to publicize Chad Pregracke’s FROM THE BOTTOM UP, little did I know that the experience would change the way I looked at the world. Named “Hero of the Year” by CNN in 2013, Chad’s "If I don’t pick up litter then who will?” philosophy definitely made an impact with me personally, and his down to earth philosophy regarding the environment also resonated with the press. From regional coverage in magazines such as San Francisco’s 7X7 Magazine to Chicago Magazine, and national coverage on major radio programs and in general interest and trade publications such as Town & Country and Publishers Weekly, the book received the attention that it deserved both in print and on air.
Because this book is a memoir, dog book and road trip book all rolled into one, I had the good fortune of looking at Cohen's campaign from a number of different angles. Approaching dog magazines and blogs was of course part of the mix, and a number of great national placements came from that push including Modern Dog Magazine. In addition, because the story celebrated a 3,291 mile coast to coast journey, lots of book signings were arranged in towns featured in the book as well as many interviews, reviews and articles scored in those locales from the Bay Area News Group's many newspapers in Northern California to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Finally, because the book is really well written and a very entertaining read, lots of miscellaneous attention was paid to the author from placing him on a panel at the 2017 Los Angeles Times Book Festival to television and radio interviews near and far.
From David Elliot Cohen, the multi-New York Times bestselling author of One Year Off, The Wrong Dog is the heartwarming, often hilarious, story of Simba II, a mischievous white Labrador puppy brought home by accident.As he grows into an enormous ninety-pound dog with a huge personality, Simba cements the bond between two families and enriches their lives in countless ways.When the family moves... read more
Do you long to make a change in your life but aren't sure where to start? Do you talk about your dreams with other people but find yourself doing the same behaviors that keep you from making change happen? Do you want something more? Drawing Solutions will show you how to use visual goal setting to turn your dreams into reality. Filled with stories of personal and client experiences, this book... read more
Winner of the Football Book of the Year Award, Cross British Sports Book Awards 2015In a tiny, decaying aluminium smelting town in southern Tajikistan, a short drive from a raging war zone, Afghanistan take on Palestine in the first Asian qualifier for 2014's World Cup in Brazil. Every player on both teams is risking something by playing: their careers, their families, even their lives. Yet, a... read more
For more than twenty years, on dozens of film sets, Bridges has perfected his own photography, shooting between takes and behind-the-scenes with a Widelux F8 camera. This fascinating, surprisingly candid body of work began as a personal project, as he recorded the arduous, emotionally intense, evanescent work of the film shoot in books that were privately printed and given as gifts to cast and... read more
Lush with sensory detail and emotional complexity, Dream House is about family, home, and an architect’s journey to understand the crippling hold one house has on her.In the months following her parents’ fatal car accident in Maine, architect Gina Gilbert is coming apart: anxious with her two young children, alienated by her clients’ grand house dreams, and no longer certain she feels at home ... read more
America's most notorious family feud began in 1865 with the murder of a Harmon McCoy, a Union soldier, by a Confederate Hatfield. But Southern grudges run long and deep. More than a decade later tempers flared over stolen hogs. This accusation triggered years of bloody violence and retribution that led to a tragic Romeo-and-Juliet interlude, a Supreme Court ruling, and a public hanging. The fi... read more
Cooking with the Muse offers 150 nutritious international recipes with a plenitude of imaginative poetry about food and ingredients, along with enlightening literary essays, playful culinary and historical notes, and 200 beautiful full-color photographs. Here's a feast of words and images, with easy-to-follow steps for preparing individual dishes and whole meals. *Highlights fresh, local ingre... read more
In this extraordinary memoir, James Beard Award-winning author, Georgeanne Brennan, takes us on an intimate journey to Provencethe place of her early culinary inspirationwhere she writes in lush detail about the food, people and French festivals she celebrated during her lifelong journeys through the region. As a young woman, she and her husband, with their small children, bought a farmhouse... read more
A map is a snapshot of a place, a city, a nation or even the world at a given point in time-fascinating for what they tell us about the way our ancestors saw themselves, their neighbours and their place in the world. This magnificent collection, drawn from seven centuries of maps held in the National Archives at Kew, looks at a variety of maps, from those found in 14th Century manuscripts, thr... read more
The New York Times bestselling Bee & Me, in a new board book format. Just like the New York Times bestselling Bee & Me, the mini abridged Bee & MeÂ board book features the same great story and pictures that have won the hearts of legions of kids and parents all across the country. The heart of the book is a sweet tale teaching kids the important role bees play in nature. This new smaller forma... read more
Bailey is a boat cat. He loves nothing more than cruising aboard Nocturne, gazing wistfully out of portholes, lounging on the sun deck wearing his cat lifejacket, climbing the mast and generally fulfilling his important boat-cat duties-and blogging about them at baileyboatcat.com. This book captures Bailey's charm with lovable photos, pearls of 'whisker wisdom' and cheeky asides, all from a ca... read more
Update your passport and join our culinary journey as we go off in search of the finest cuisine from 25 different countries. We will visit with people from near and far, experience their culture and be guests at their tables. Then we will take inspiration from all of our travels and bring it home by putting our own twist on it an Indian twist! Each country will highlight a food and a drink recipe.
Chad Pregracke was a high school student when he first glimpsed the trash that littered the bottom of the Mississippi, a shocking sight that launched him on a quest to clean up the river. After four discouraging years seeking government help without success, he decided to take his fund-raising private—and a corporate sponsor decided to take a chance on this naive but unshakably determined youn... read more