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Julie Schoerke

Julie Schoerke - Editor

We're publicity experts, book industry insiders & award-winning journalists who work smart and hard every day for our authors.


New York Times, USA Today, AP, Vanity Fair, BuzzFeed, Chicago Tribune, Today Show, CBS News, NBC Nightly News, Fox, yes, our authors have been featured here and over 250 other outlets. Our authors have done highly specialized book tours in all 50 states and several foreign countries. We are here to help authors work smart and hard every day to get their books out in to the world. We represent indie published books, self published books and traditionally published books as well as a number of small presses and event organizations for the book world. What else do we do? Check out our website for a more complete list, but reviews, websites, social media, guerrilla marketing, Amazon optimization and Goodreads promotions are just a few of the things.

Anthologies Children's - Middle Grade Children's Picture Books Crime & Mystery LGBTQ
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Career Guides Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Politics & Current Affairs

Work experience


Julie Schoerke is self-employed

January, 2000 – Present (almost 17 years)

Julie founded JKS Communications as a general PR firm in 2000 and narrowed the focus of the firm in 2005 to specialize in marketing and promotion for books, authors and small publishers. In 2016 Marissa DeCuir, an eight year veteran of the firm, became President. The hallmark of the firm has been to be a disruptive force in the publishing industry by being innovator on so many fronts including years ago the first virtual book tours and being a sponsor of the first official Book Blogger Convention connected with Book Expo of America (BEA). And, creating some of the first book trailers and videos and then being on the forefront of creative distribution of those videos outside of on-line marketing. In September, 2016, JKS Communications announced the strategic partnerships with several new companies including a high tech start-up specializing in analytic tools for authors and publishers.

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