Book publicist located in Portland, OR providing campaigns for authors to help their books gain reviews, readers, and attention.
As a lead publicist for this company, one of the largest and well-known book publicity firms in the country, I have run multiple campaigns for various genres of books, ranging from cookbooks to memoirs to thrillers and literary fiction, for various ranges of publishers, from hybrid presses to top New York publishers. While still working with Mindbuck, I would like to offer my solo services to those who may want a smaller campaign.
I led the publicity campaigns for new titles and worked on the Propriometrics Press social media accounts and website, promoting the health & fitness press's backlist.
Aided a small local press with outreach; created, organized, and scheduled social media content; and publicized their books and events.
As part of the PSU Book Publishing graduate program, students work for Ooligan Press, the student-run publishing house. I guided a new title through publication by leading a small project team, overseeing marketing and production, and communicated with the author and the rest of the press department leads.
A memoir by a retired Chicago-area architect, this October 2020 debut will have features or reviews in The Pacific Citizen, Third Coast Review, Sweet Lit Journal, Slow Culture Magazine, and Architecture Lab, as well as on various blogs and in Japanese American organization newsletters.
This October 2020 release from Apprentice House Publishing has been a reader favorite for the year, and has been featured on many highly-followed bookstagram accounts. Anticipated reviews include: The Masters Review, the New York Journal of Books, MUTHA Magazine, Literary Mama, The Marin Independent Journal, and The Girly Book Club.
I am currently aiding the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publicity team with the marketing campaign for this literary fiction novel publishing October 2020, including sending pitches to over 150 media contacts. This highly-anticipated fall release will have a feature in 1859 Oregon's Magazine, The Girly Book Club, and multiple blogs, and has already been featured by Coast Weekend and various influential bookstagram accounts.
The campaign for this collection of short stories, published by Loba Publishing, June 2020, included a highly-publicized giveaway and contest and pitching to over 250 media contacts, resulting in coverage by many influential bookstagrammers, a review by the Midwest Book Review, and features on various blogs and sites, as well as 30+ reviews each on NetGalley and Goodreads.
The campaign for this young adult memoir adaptation from Propriometrics Press included running all social media publicity and pitching reviews and interviews, resulting in a feature in YES! Magazine, Podship Earth, and the Sustainable Dish podcast, and reviews by School Library Journal and Indies Today.
Alongside publisher powerHouse Books, I helped run this cookbook's publicity campaign, which included features by The Brooklyn Reporter, News 12 Brooklyn, Zoomer Magazine, the National Italian American Foundation’s Ambassador Magazine, and the “Best New Regional & Cultural Cookbooks for Fall 2019” by Chowhound, as well as reviews by multiple cookbook review blogs.
I project managed the publicity and social media campaign for this YA fiction published by Ooligan Press. It received a Kirkus starred review; reviews in Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and Booklist; and was featured in “Must-Read YA of 2017” lists by Bustle, BookRiot, and Barnes & Noble alongside Big Five frontlist titles. It was also a Powell’s Staff Pick, part of The Oregonian's “2017 Gift Guide for Book Lovers,” and received write-ups in Anchorage Daily News and The Frontiersman.
Rakstang, Susan Uehara
Paterna, Daniel, Lomonaco, Michael, Turturro, John
Daniel Jeudy, June 2021
Jessica Stone, January 2021
Sandra Lindstedt, November 2020
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Independent non-fiction publicist with over twelve years’ experience, including senior management roles at Pan Macmillan and Bloomsbury.
I'm an accomplished publicity, marketing, and digital professional with 15 + yrs experience with best-selling and award-winning campaigns.
Albuquerque, NM, USA