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David Ratner

David Ratner - Publicist

Massachsuetts

20 years experience helping authors generate exposure for their books, brands, platforms, and thought leadership. Media relations-focused

Overview

I am a publicity and publishing consultant who primarily works with authors on media relations campaigns and related strategies. I work with a very talented group of senior level publicists (10+ years at a minimum) to help authors generate broader awareness for their books, thought leadership, brands and platforms. We do more in the non-fiction space, but do also handle fiction. Very strong in business space.

Services
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Economics Education & Reference Entertainment Health & wellbeing Life Sciences Parenting & Families Politics & Current Affairs Psychology Self-help & Self-improvement Social & Behavioral Sciences Technology

Work experience

Principal Owner

David Ratner Publicity & Publishing Consulting

July, 2013 – Present (over 3 years)

Working with authors of all genres to help them raise awareness for their books through comprehensive media relations campaign.

Portfolio (16 selected works)

The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku, the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible and Physics of the Future tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.The Future of the Mind brings a topic that once belonged solely to the province of science fiction into a startling new reality. This scientific tour de force unveils the astonishing research being done ... read more

Michio Kaku, the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible and Physics of the Future tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.The Future of the Mind brings a topic that once belonged solely to the province of science fiction into a startling new reality. This scientific tour de force unveils the astonishing research being done ... read more

What to Do When You're New: How to Be Comfortable, Confident, and Successful in New Situations

Keith Rollag Ph.D.

Have you ever felt nervous in new situations? Reluctant to introduce yourself? Afraid to ask questions? We all have. But if you let those worries stop you, you may miss out on real opportunity. Whether you're changing jobs, joining a group, or moving to a new city, putting yourself out there enriches life and brings rewards. "What to Do When You're New "combines the author's research with that... read more

Have you ever felt nervous in new situations? Reluctant to introduce yourself? Afraid to ask questions? We all have. But if you let those worries stop you, you may miss out on real opportunity. Whether you're changing jobs, joining a group, or moving to a new city, putting yourself out there enriches life and brings rewards. "What to Do When You're New "combines the author's research with that... read more

Shareology: How Sharing is Powering the Human Economy

Bryan J Kramer

Technology continues to evolve and make our lives busier and more complicated, but it can never replace true human connection--our fundamental need to share information, stories, and emotions.Sharelogy explores the history, art and science of sharing, and illustrates why sharing is what gives us a unique competitive advantage as individuals and brands. It is meant for entrepreneurs and markete... read more

Technology continues to evolve and make our lives busier and more complicated, but it can never replace true human connection--our fundamental need to share information, stories, and emotions.Sharelogy explores the history, art and science of sharing, and illustrates why sharing is what gives us a unique competitive advantage as individuals and brands. It is meant for entrepreneurs and markete... read more

Leadership for a Fractured World: How to Cross Boundaries, Build Bridges, and Lead Change

Dean WIlliams

Leaders today—whether in corporations or associations, nonprofits or nations—face massive, messy, multidimensional problems. No one person or group can possibly solve them—they require the broadest possible cooperation. But, says Harvard scholar Dean Williams, our leadership models are still essentially tribal: individuals with formal authority leading in the interest of their own group. In th... read more

Leaders today—whether in corporations or associations, nonprofits or nations—face massive, messy, multidimensional problems. No one person or group can possibly solve them—they require the broadest possible cooperation. But, says Harvard scholar Dean Williams, our leadership models are still essentially tribal: individuals with formal authority leading in the interest of their own group. In th... read more

Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives

Howard J. Ross

If you are human, you are biased. From this fundamental truth, diversity expert Howard Ross explores the biases we each carry within us. Most people do not see themselves as biased towards people of different races or different genders. And yet in virtually every area of modern life disparities remain. Even in corporate America, which has for the most part embraced the idea of diversity as a m... read more

If you are human, you are biased. From this fundamental truth, diversity expert Howard Ross explores the biases we each carry within us. Most people do not see themselves as biased towards people of different races or different genders. And yet in virtually every area of modern life disparities remain. Even in corporate America, which has for the most part embraced the idea of diversity as a m... read more

The Power Brokers: The Struggle to Shape and Control the Electric Power Industry

Jeremiah D. Lambert

For more than a century, the interplay between private, investor-owned electric utilities and government regulators has shaped the electric power industry in the United States. Provision of an essential service to largely dependent consumers invited government oversight and ever more sophisticated market intervention. The industry has sought to manage, co-opt, and profit from government regula... read more

For more than a century, the interplay between private, investor-owned electric utilities and government regulators has shaped the electric power industry in the United States. Provision of an essential service to largely dependent consumers invited government oversight and ever more sophisticated market intervention. The industry has sought to manage, co-opt, and profit from government regula... read more

Blue Chip Kids: What Every Child (and Parent) Should Know About Money, Investing, and the Stock Market

David W. Bianchi

The essential guide to being smart about money and investing Blue Chip Kids: What Every Child (and Parent) Should Know About Money, Investing, and the Stock Market is a fun and easy-to-understand introduction to the world of money and investing for kids and parents. Frustrated by the lack of entertaining financial teaching materials for his 13-year-old son, this book is the result of a father ... read more

The essential guide to being smart about money and investing Blue Chip Kids: What Every Child (and Parent) Should Know About Money, Investing, and the Stock Market is a fun and easy-to-understand introduction to the world of money and investing for kids and parents. Frustrated by the lack of entertaining financial teaching materials for his 13-year-old son, this book is the result of a father ... read more

Creative Strategy Generation: Using Passion and Creativity to Compose Business Strategies That Inspire Action and Growth

Bob Caporale

A groundbreaking insight into how you can compose your next business strategy using your own creative passion to guide youA key element of a successful business strategy is originality, which can only be fueled by creativity and intuition. Many business leaders are taught to develop strategies by analyzing case study after case study of other companies' already implemented strategies, and usin... read more

A groundbreaking insight into how you can compose your next business strategy using your own creative passion to guide youA key element of a successful business strategy is originality, which can only be fueled by creativity and intuition. Many business leaders are taught to develop strategies by analyzing case study after case study of other companies' already implemented strategies, and usin... read more

Seven Disciplines of A Leader

Jeff Wolf

Recognize, develop, and embody great leadership Seven Disciplines of A Leader is a comprehensive manual for building better leaders. Author and executive coach Jeff Wolf is a respected authority on leadership, and his strategies and inspiration have fostered dramatic growth in some of the nation's top companies. In this book, he shares the secrets of great leadership to help readers align prof... read more

Recognize, develop, and embody great leadership Seven Disciplines of A Leader is a comprehensive manual for building better leaders. Author and executive coach Jeff Wolf is a respected authority on leadership, and his strategies and inspiration have fostered dramatic growth in some of the nation's top companies. In this book, he shares the secrets of great leadership to help readers align prof... read more

Rising to Power: The Journey of Exceptional Executives

Ron A. Carucci, Eric C. Hansen

Rising to Power is a time tested, wisdom-packed guide for executives desiring to be exceptional leaders as they navigate their ascent to the highest levels of their organization. Nearly two-thirds of all leaders entering executive roles lack sufficient understanding of what is required and are unprepared for what they will face, which explains why 50 percent of them fail within the first eight... read more

Rising to Power is a time tested, wisdom-packed guide for executives desiring to be exceptional leaders as they navigate their ascent to the highest levels of their organization. Nearly two-thirds of all leaders entering executive roles lack sufficient understanding of what is required and are unprepared for what they will face, which explains why 50 percent of them fail within the first eight... read more

Making Conflict Work: Harnessing the Power of Disagreement

Peter T. Coleman, Robert Ferguson

“This book is a necessity . . . Read it.” —Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Liberian peace activist “Innovative and practical.” —Lawrence Susskind, cofounder, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School Every workplace is a minefield of conflict, and all office tension is shaped by power. This book teaches you to identify the nature of a conflict, determine your power position... read more

“This book is a necessity . . . Read it.” —Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Liberian peace activist “Innovative and practical.” —Lawrence Susskind, cofounder, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School Every workplace is a minefield of conflict, and all office tension is shaped by power. This book teaches you to identify the nature of a conflict, determine your power position... read more

The 5 Mistakes Every Investor Makes and How to Avoid Them: Getting Investing Right

Peter Mallouk

Identify mistakes standing in the way of investment success With so much at stake in investing and wealth management, investors cannot afford to keep repeating actions that could have serious negative consequences for their financial goals. The Five Mistakes Every Investor Makes and How to Avoid Them focuses on what investors do wrong so often so they can set themselves on the right path to su... read more

Identify mistakes standing in the way of investment success With so much at stake in investing and wealth management, investors cannot afford to keep repeating actions that could have serious negative consequences for their financial goals. The Five Mistakes Every Investor Makes and How to Avoid Them focuses on what investors do wrong so often so they can set themselves on the right path to su... read more

Don't Burp in the Boardroom: Your Guide to Handling Uncommonly Common Workplace Dilemmas

Rosalinda Oropeza Randall

Sassy, funny, blunt, and definitely not sugar coated, Don't Burp in the Boardroom examines etiquette in the workplace, from the warehouse to the top floor. While the outerwear may be different, the dilemmas from cubicle to corner office are the same. Rosalinda Randall delves into common predicaments like food, the break room, social media and electronics, office romances, or how to make a good... read more

Sassy, funny, blunt, and definitely not sugar coated, Don't Burp in the Boardroom examines etiquette in the workplace, from the warehouse to the top floor. While the outerwear may be different, the dilemmas from cubicle to corner office are the same. Rosalinda Randall delves into common predicaments like food, the break room, social media and electronics, office romances, or how to make a good... read more

Influencing Hemingway: People and Places That Shaped His Life and Work

Nancy W. Sindelar

Ernest Hemingway embraced adventure and courted glamorous friends while writing articles, novels, and short stories that captivated the world. Hemingway’s personal relationships and experiences influenced the content of his fiction, while the progression of places where the author chose to live and work shaped his style and rituals of writing. Whether revisiting the Italian front in A Farewell... read more

Ernest Hemingway embraced adventure and courted glamorous friends while writing articles, novels, and short stories that captivated the world. Hemingway’s personal relationships and experiences influenced the content of his fiction, while the progression of places where the author chose to live and work shaped his style and rituals of writing. Whether revisiting the Italian front in A Farewell... read more

Parenting for the Digital Age: The Truth Behind Media's Effect on Children and What to Do About It

Bill Ratner

From how to deal with cyberbullying to the strange, true stories behind Barbie and G.I. Joe, media insider Bill Ratner takes an inside look at our wired-up world in a fascinating book part memoir, part parenting guide for the digital age. Landing his first job in advertising at age fourteen, Ratner learned early that the media doesn't necessarily have our best interests at heart. His career as... read more

From how to deal with cyberbullying to the strange, true stories behind Barbie and G.I. Joe, media insider Bill Ratner takes an inside look at our wired-up world in a fascinating book part memoir, part parenting guide for the digital age. Landing his first job in advertising at age fourteen, Ratner learned early that the media doesn't necessarily have our best interests at heart. His career as... read more

The Power of Thanks: How Social Recognition Empowers Employees and Creates a Best Place to Work

Eric Mosley, Derek Irvine

The most powerful word in your leadership vocabulary is . . . THANKS! Building a fully engaged, energized workforce is the key to business success. The Power of Thanks reveals how leading companies like Intuit, JetBlue Airways, IHG, Symantec, ConAgra Foods, and The Hershey Company empower employees through social recognition, in which the practice of mutual appreciation and trust directs and r... read more

The most powerful word in your leadership vocabulary is . . . THANKS! Building a fully engaged, energized workforce is the key to business success. The Power of Thanks reveals how leading companies like Intuit, JetBlue Airways, IHG, Symantec, ConAgra Foods, and The Hershey Company empower employees through social recognition, in which the practice of mutual appreciation and trust directs and r... read more

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