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Jessica Kaufman

Jessica Kaufman - Publicist

Rochester, NY, United States

Creative and forward-thinking publicist with over a decade of experience in both traditional and indie publishing.

Overview

I have a decade of publicity experience at several of the big 5 publishing houses in New York City including; Forever Romance/Grand Central Publishing, Penguin Young Readers Group, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, as well as working with many indie authors at Rock Star. With a broad range of genre experience and specialization I bring a fresh eye, keen insight and tremendous passion to my projects and believe in the true collaboration with authors. I look forward to helping you with your PR & Marketing needs and bringing your book to the next level!

Services
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Children's Picture Books LGBTQ Romance Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Sex & Relationships

Work experience

Co-Owner

Rock Star PR & Literary Consulting

June, 2014 – Present (over 2 years)

Full Scale PR & Marketing Firm. We offer services ranging from simple blog tours to large author events and tours, mainstream media outreach, and full media campaigns. We also offer Social Media assistance, branding guidance, and many other services.

Associate Director of Publicity

Quercus Books

January, 2014 – June, 2014 (5 months)

• Responsible for large list of books and authors including; mystery, horror, non-fiction, sci-fi, women's fiction, children's, and others, in all capacities of Publicity.
• Organizing of National tours and media, including company’s first New York Times bestseller, Craig Ferguson Show, and NPR bookings
• Managed all social media channels

Publicity Manager

Hachette Book Group/ Grand Central Publishing/ Forever

July, 2012 – January, 2014 (over 1 year)

• Created full publicity and marketing campaigns, and oversaw all efforts for 165+ titles a year
• Increased social media presence (over 200% for Facebook, 50% for twitter); upwards mobility for interaction and sharing information
• Ran major conferences including large-scale entertaining events, ordering and creation of materials, and coordinating schedules
• Produced digital newsletters and genre specific contacts lists for targeted outreach for coverage
• Organized new sponsorships with websites and partners for cross-promotional opportunities
• Managed team of four junior staff members; guide through campaigns, author communication, and pitching

Publicity Manager / Senior Publicist

Hachette Book Group USA / Little Brown Books for Young Readers

September, 2008 – July, 2012 (almost 4 years)

• Managed lead titles (national media bookings, full-scale author tours, organization of pre-pub tours, and creation of press material) to completion of successful New York Times bestselling campaigns
• Responsible for pitching and promotion for all book festivals including determining selection of authors, organizing meetings, material and travel, and optimizing media opportunities.

Publicist

Penguin Young Readers Group

March, 2007 – September, 2008 (over 1 year)

• Handled logistics for all regional trade shows and book festivals including pitching authors, supplying books and promotional materials, creating itineraries, and acting as publicity contact for show organizers
• Organized yearly holiday gift guide outreach and placement along with select holiday mailings throughout the year to capitalize on additional opportunities for coverage

Publicity Assistant/Associate Publicist

Time Warner Book Group / Bulfinch Press & Springboard Press

August, 2005 – March, 2007 (over 1 year)

• Implemented publicity campaigns for art, photography and lifestyle books under Bulfinch Press and nonfiction diet, health, and fitness books under Springboard Press
• Coordinated book launch parties and book signings at museums, restaurants, bookstores and cultural centers in New York City and around the country

Portfolio (12 selected works)

This Man

Jodi Ellen Malpas

Book 1 of This Man Trilogy, the #1 New York Times Bestselling Series!Young interior designer Ava O'Shea has no idea what awaits her at the Manor. A run-of-the-mill consultation with a stodgy country gent seems likely, but what Ava finds instead is Jesse Ward--a devastatingly handsome, utterly confident, pleasure-seeking playboy who knows no boundaries. Ava doesn't want to be attracted to this ... read more

Book 1 of This Man Trilogy, the #1 New York Times Bestselling Series!Young interior designer Ava O'Shea has no idea what awaits her at the Manor. A run-of-the-mill consultation with a stodgy country gent seems likely, but what Ava finds instead is Jesse Ward--a devastatingly handsome, utterly confident, pleasure-seeking playboy who knows no boundaries. Ava doesn't want to be attracted to this ... read more

Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down (Jane Addams Honor Book (Awards))

Andrea Davis Pinkney

It was February 1, 1960.They didn't need menus. Their order was simple.A doughnut and coffee, with cream on the side.This picture book is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the momentous Woolworth's lunch counter sit-in, when four college students staged a peaceful protest that became a defining moment in the struggle for racial equality and the growing civil rights movement. Andrea Davi... read more

It was February 1, 1960.They didn't need menus. Their order was simple.A doughnut and coffee, with cream on the side.This picture book is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the momentous Woolworth's lunch counter sit-in, when four college students staged a peaceful protest that became a defining moment in the struggle for racial equality and the growing civil rights movement. Andrea Davi... read more

The Darkest Touch (Lords of the Underworld Series Book 11)

Gena Showalter

From New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter comes the long-awaited story of Torin, the most dangerous Lord of the Underworld yet… Fierce immortal warrior. Host to the demon of Disease. Torin's every touch causes sickness and death—and a worldwide plague. Carnal pleasure is utterly forbidden, and though he has always overcome temptation with an iron will, his control is about to shatt... read more

From New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter comes the long-awaited story of Torin, the most dangerous Lord of the Underworld yet… Fierce immortal warrior. Host to the demon of Disease. Torin's every touch causes sickness and death—and a worldwide plague. Carnal pleasure is utterly forbidden, and though he has always overcome temptation with an iron will, his control is about to shatt... read more

Beautiful Creatures

Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Struggling to conceal her supernatural ability, a curse that has haunted her family for generations, Lena moves to Gatlin County's infamous plantation and inexplicably draws the attention of Ethan, who has been haunted by dreams of an unknown girl.

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Struggling to conceal her supernatural ability, a curse that has haunted her family for generations, Lena moves to Gatlin County's infamous plantation and inexplicably draws the attention of Ethan, who has been haunted by dreams of an unknown girl.

The Beautiful Ashes (Broken Destiny)

Jeaniene Frost

In a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate. Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse--her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who's b... read more

In a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate. Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse--her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who's b... read more

Brava, Strega Nona!: A Heartwarming Pop-Up Book by Tomie dePaola (Nov 4 2008)

A beautiful and unbelievably complex pop-up book, which is working perfectly! Perfect for your Italian friends!

A beautiful and unbelievably complex pop-up book, which is working perfectly! Perfect for your Italian friends!

Monster High

Lisi Harrison

From Lisi Harrison, the New York Times bestselling author of The Clique and Alphas, comes a new series with a fresh twist on high school, romance, and the "horrors" of trying to fit in. The monster community has kept a low profile at the local high school, but when two new girls enroll, the town will never be the same. Created just fifteen days ago, Frankie Stein is psyched to trade her father... read more

From Lisi Harrison, the New York Times bestselling author of The Clique and Alphas, comes a new series with a fresh twist on high school, romance, and the "horrors" of trying to fit in. The monster community has kept a low profile at the local high school, but when two new girls enroll, the town will never be the same. Created just fifteen days ago, Frankie Stein is psyched to trade her father... read more

The Lewis Man: The Lewis Trilogy

Peter May

Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times raved: "Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth." Among the many honors received, The Blackhouse, the first novel in May's acclaimed Lewis trilogy, won the Barry and Crime Thriller Hound awards. In The Lewis Man, the second book of the trilogy, Fin Macleod has returned to the Isle of Lewis, the storm-tossed, wind-scoured outer Hebridean is... read more

Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times raved: "Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth." Among the many honors received, The Blackhouse, the first novel in May's acclaimed Lewis trilogy, won the Barry and Crime Thriller Hound awards. In The Lewis Man, the second book of the trilogy, Fin Macleod has returned to the Isle of Lewis, the storm-tossed, wind-scoured outer Hebridean is... read more

Head Over Heels (Lucky Harbor Book 3)

Jill Shalvis

Breaking rules and breaking heartsFree-spirited Chloe lives life on the edge. Unlike her soon-to-be married sisters, she isn't ready to settle into a quiet life running their family's newly renovated inn. But soon her love of trouble--and trouble with love-draws the attention of the very stern, very sexy sheriff who'd like nothing better than to tame her wild ways. Suddenly Chloe can't take a ... read more

Breaking rules and breaking heartsFree-spirited Chloe lives life on the edge. Unlike her soon-to-be married sisters, she isn't ready to settle into a quiet life running their family's newly renovated inn. But soon her love of trouble--and trouble with love-draws the attention of the very stern, very sexy sheriff who'd like nothing better than to tame her wild ways. Suddenly Chloe can't take a ... read more

Dare to Rock (Dare to Love Book 5)

Carly Phillips

He’s a Sex and a Rock & Roll superstar who can have anything he wants... Fans adore him, women throw themselves at him, and Grey Kingston can afford everything he couldn’t growing up. Yet at the height of his career, he’s ready to walk away and return home to a simpler life… and the girl he left behind. Once home, he finds Avery Dare, is now a fiery, sexy woman, and she isn’t ready to forgive.... read more

He’s a Sex and a Rock & Roll superstar who can have anything he wants... Fans adore him, women throw themselves at him, and Grey Kingston can afford everything he couldn’t growing up. Yet at the height of his career, he’s ready to walk away and return home to a simpler life… and the girl he left behind. Once home, he finds Avery Dare, is now a fiery, sexy woman, and she isn’t ready to forgive.... read more

Daughters of the Bride

Susan Mallery

With Joy, Love, and a Little Trepidation Courtney, Sienna and Rachel Invite You To the Most Emotional Wedding of the Year… Their Mother's Courtney ~ The Misfit ~ As the awkward one, Courtney Watson may not be as together as her sisters, but she excels at one thing—keeping secrets, including her white-hot affair with a sexy music producer. Planning Mom's wedding exposes her startling hidden lif... read more

With Joy, Love, and a Little Trepidation Courtney, Sienna and Rachel Invite You To the Most Emotional Wedding of the Year… Their Mother's Courtney ~ The Misfit ~ As the awkward one, Courtney Watson may not be as together as her sisters, but she excels at one thing—keeping secrets, including her white-hot affair with a sexy music producer. Planning Mom's wedding exposes her startling hidden lif... read more

Ninth Ward

Jewell Parker Rhodes

Twelve-year-old Lanesha lives in a tight-knit community in New Orleans' Ninth Ward. She doesn't have a fancy house like her uptown family or lots of friends like the other kids on her street. But what she does have is Mama Ya-Ya, her fiercely loving caretaker, wise in the ways of the world and able to predict the future. So when Mama Ya-Ya's visions show a powerful hurricane--Katrina--fast app... read more

Twelve-year-old Lanesha lives in a tight-knit community in New Orleans' Ninth Ward. She doesn't have a fancy house like her uptown family or lots of friends like the other kids on her street. But what she does have is Mama Ya-Ya, her fiercely loving caretaker, wise in the ways of the world and able to predict the future. So when Mama Ya-Ya's visions show a powerful hurricane--Katrina--fast app... read more

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