I started my publicity company in January of 2005 and have established relationships with a wide range of media outlets including radio, television and print media. My staff and I work to create and implement publicity campaigns that are personalized to each book release.
A writer with my own clips in NYT, WaPo, Toronto Star, Salon, NPR and elsewhere, I also teach a book publicity class for the Masters in Publishing graduate degree at Portland State University.
Derek Milman, author of Scream All Night (Harper), "My decision to work with Mindbuck Media was one of the best I've made in publishing: smart, effective, connected, communicative, funny, generous, and approachable, the MB team built a brilliantly specific campaign for my debut novel, and put it into action with a sharp, laser-guided focus. They accomplished a great deal, and along the way were never shy about explaining things, shifting an approach, and evolving the campaign as we all marched towards pub day. I can't possibly say enough great things about these ladies. They were phenomenal to work with, and I'd hire them again in a heartbeat--and do in fact plan to do so. Highly recommend!"
Marti Green, author of The Good Twin (Thomas and Mercer), "The Good Twin, a psychological thriller, was my sixth published book, and the first stand-alone. My previous books, all part of a legal thriller series, had sold well, but sales had begun to lag. I wanted The Good Twin to roll out with a bang, and that’s just what I got with the help of Jessica Glenn and Rebecca Kelley. They worked tirelessly to get advance copies in front of reviewers, and the positive reviews I received pre-publication helped drive record sales in the first month following its publication. I highly recommend Mindbuck Media and look forward to working with Jessica and Rebecca on future books.".
Viva Las Vegas (Liv Osthus), Magic Gardens and The Gospel According to Viva Las Vegas: MindBuck Media was essential in brokering the connections that made my publishing venture a success. Jessica is brilliant and professional, yet so very easy to talk to. She always puts in the extra hour and goes the extra mile, and she makes the tough stuff seem easy. I highly recommend her services."
Katey Schultz, Flashes of War (Military Writers, Book of the Year) "It was both a privilege and an education working with Jessica Glenn, who I hired as the publicist for my debut collection of short stories. Her prompt responses to emails, innovative (and affordable) marketing tips, suggestions for social media use, and go-get-'em determination undoubtedly got my book in front of hundreds of people who otherwise would not have seen or heard of it.
Ellee Thalheimer, Cycling Sojourner: A Guide to the Best Multi-Day Tours in Washington. Creativity is the superpower of Mindbuck Media and what seals the deal is their follow-through. The media coverage my book received as a result of their work really made a difference.
Marcia Johnston, Word Up! How to Write Powerful Sentences and Paragraphs (And Everything You Build from Them) (Winner, IRDA non-fiction award): "Little did I know how lucky I was the day the name Jessica Glenn jumped out at me next to the intriguing term 'book shepherd.' I can't imagine where my book would be today without her expertise and encouragement--certainly not in the top rankings of both its Amazon categories, where it appeared within days of its launch.
Kate Scott, Counting to D: I found the MindBuck Media staff to be helpful and professional. They personalize their approach for every project and meet the needs of the author as an individual. I would definitely recommend MindBuck for authors looking to add publicity and public relations professionals to their team.
Timothy Jay Smith, A Vision of Angels, Cooper's Promise: Jessica Glenn (Mindbuck Media) immediately put me straight about everything I thought I knew about publicizing a book and didn't have a clue. She knows her business. Eventually we worked where I begged bloggers to review my books while she did the real value-added stuff: getting me nationally-syndicated reviews, radio spots, and readings. You just have to Google me and see what Jessica did for me in terms of market positioning. - Timothy Jay Smith
I'm an adjunct professor teaching one term/year of book publicity to students in the MFA Publishing program at Portland State University.
I put together book release campaigns, social media campaigns, book tours, events and general book publicity. I project manage author website development and book trailers.
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Using his information technology background, Michael Biddick crunches the numbers on climate data, consumer reviews, critic scores, and quality systems to discover the top wine regions and best recent vintages. Join him on his journey as he synthesizes conversations and tastings with winemakers around the world and concrete data to arrive at a list of practical recommendation for wine enthusia... read more
In Marti Green’s twisting novel of psychological suspense, twin sisters become engaged in a dangerous deception…Mallory Holcolm is an unfulfilled waitress and aspiring artist living in a Queens boardinghouse when she learns something astonishing about her past: she has an identical twin sister named Charly she never knew existed.Charly is a Princeton graduate, a respected gallery owner, and an... read more
With a broken heart, a stalled career, and a troubled family, singer-songwriter Annie Walsh seeks refuge at her secluded home, surrounded by a lush Florida tangelo grove and the company of her old dog Detour. But a crime connected to her brother Calder threatens to tear her family apart, and Annie is forced to shore up her loyalties and question some profound disappointments of her past. From ... read more
How can our sacred institutions preserve tradition while retaining the flexibility to accommodate modern life? And how do you fold that theme into a lively kids' book? Almost a Minyan, the latest offering from Austin's Sociosights Press, brings children into the world of a loving daughter and granddaughter whose family stays connected to each other and to the past through sacred ritual. The bo... read more
Running for his life wasn't exactly what Portland PI, Jake Brand, had in mind when he accepted his latest client - but that's exactly what he and Sarah, his best friend and assistant, find themselves doing in this heart-pounding sequel to Angel's Devil. Deception, fueled by money, begins when a beautiful woman throws down serious cash for Jake to find her missing boyfriend. Violence follows wh... read more
A Nautilus Book Award winner.A young combat veteran hides in his closet under a pile of clothes on bad nights. Another, home for five days, can’t figure out how to talk to his wife. And a commander’s spouse recounts the soul-draining effect of attending nearly one hundred memorial services…When therapist Elizabeth Heaney left her private practice to counsel military service members and their f... read more
A contemporary young adult novel about a bright dyslexic teen struggling to find her place in a literate world. Counting to D is sure to resonate with anyone who has struggled with learning disabilities, young love, or just being a teen! The kids at Sam's school never knew if they should make fun of her for being too smart or too dumb. That's what it means to be dyslexic, smart, and illiterate... read more
It's the holiday season in Dickens Junction, Oregon. Local bookstore owner Simon Alastair is getting ready for the community's annual celebration of Charles Dickens's well-known story. But when a mysterious stranger shows up in the Junction and is murdered hours later, Simon begins to suspect that his little community has been targeted for destruction by a shadowy organization. With the suppor... read more
ART FROM DREAMS, MY JUNGIAN JOURNEY in COLLAGE, ASSEMBLAGE, and POETRY celebrates artistic expression as an exploration for self-awareness. Art-making and poetry reveal to ourselves and to others the images and feelings that arise within us in dreams. The very process of creation taps into the source of our inner wisdom. Poetry itself can be accessible as a collage of named images put together... read more
Inspired by true events, The Vain Conversation reflects on the 1946 lynching of two black couples in Georgia from the perspectives of three characters—Bertrand Johnson, one of the victims; Noland Jacks, a presumed perpetrator; and Lonnie Henson, a witness to the murders as a ten-year-old boy. Lonnie’s inexplicable feelings of culpability drive him in a search for meaning that takes him around ... read more
If you live in the Pacific Northwest, get ready to run for your life . . . In the face of a massive earthquake and tsunami in the Pacific Northwest, a respected geologist must make two gut-wrenching decisions. One could cost him his reputation, the other, his life. Is the Northwest overdue for a huge quake and tsunami, or will the region remain safe for hundreds of years yet to come? No one kn... read more
More than fifty extraordinary Americans, who have all celebrated their one hundredth birthday, share a century of insights. Paul Mobley has taken his camera on the road once again, this time to photograph America’s oldest and wisest citizens. Mobley traveled to all fifty states to find these indomitable, extraordinary centenarians. In this inspiring collection of intimate and powerful portrait... read more
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I'm a freelance book publicist, writer, and editorial assistant at Bloomsbury Children's Books specializing in YA fiction.
Book, Media, and Tech Marketer/Publicist that has worked for major publishers, indie publishers, and self-published authors. Yay books!