Lucas Jones

Lucas Jones – Publicist

Experienced book publicist for publishers and authors. Fiction. Non-fiction specialist. Review coverage, radio/TV tours, serial & op-ed

Overview

I am a book publicist with over 13 years experience representing publishers and authors. I specialize in non-fiction with a particular career focus in critical theory, current affairs, politics, and history. I have represented such authors as: Mikhail Gorbachev, Slavoj Zizek, Jurgen Habermas, Alain Badiou, Adonis, Zygmunt Bauman, Simon Critchley, Jacques Ranciere, Peter Sloterdijk, Juan Martin Guevara, Judith Butler, Anthony Giddens, Joseph S. Nye Jr., Chas Freeman, Carol Gilligan, Bruno Latour. Over the years I have developed relationships with media contacts to secure reviews, serial-placement, featurettes, op-eds, and radio & TV interviews. I love working with books and ideas and am driven to spread the word far and wide.

Services
Non-Fiction
Art Computers & Internet Economics History LGBTQ Non-Fiction Philosophy Political Science & Current Affairs Psychology Technology

Work experience

Self Employed

Aug, 2012 — Present

Create publicity plans with publishers and authors
Conduct outreach and pitches to media
Organize events, author/media contact, and authors’ travel schedules
Create press kits and media materials
Represent publishers in sales campaigns with an emphasis in NYC

Polity

Aug, 2011 — Present

Create, order, and follow up on galley and review copy lists
Correspond with authors, media, and event organizers
Create press release and follow-up correspondence
Research markets for titles

Portfolio

Moscow, 1937

Karl Schlögel

Moscow, 1937: the soviet metropolis at the zenith of Stalin’s dictatorship. A society utterly wrecked by a hurricane of violence. In this compelling book, the renowned historian Karl Schlögel reconstructs with meticulous care the process through which, month b... read more
Getting Off: A Novel

Jonathan Reiss

Fiction. You can almost make just enough money to buy heroin every day by jacking off for people on the Internet. This is America. That makes you an entrepreneur. But how do you stop being human? Is it possible? What if you can't? What then? In this relentless... read more
The Wellness Syndrome

Carl Cederström

Not exercising as much as you should? Counting your caloriesin your sleep? Feeling ashamed for not being happier? You may be avictim of the wellness syndrome.In this ground-breaking new book, Carl Cederström andAndré Spicer argue that the ever-present pressure... read more
The global financial crisis of 2008 ushered in a system of informal decision-making in the grey zone between economics and politics. Legitimized by a rhetoric of emergency, ad hoc bodies have usurped democratically elected governments. In line with the neolibe... read more
We are living through a period of dramatic political change ? Brexit, the election of Trump, the rise of extreme right movements in Europe and elsewhere, the resurgence of nationalism and xenophobia and a concerted assault on the liberal values and ideals asso... read more
The Lost Michelangelos

Antonio Forcellino

Translated by Lucinda Byatt This book tells the remarkable story of a rare discovery: the uncovering of two lost paintings by the great Renaissance artist Michelangelo. Like many stories of artistic loss, this one begins in a library in Italy, where Antonio Fo... read more
Who hasn't had the frightening experience of stumbling around in the pitch dark? Alain Badiou experienced that primitive terror when he, with his young friends, made up a game called "The Stroke of Midnight." The furtive discovery of the dark continent of sex ... read more
This book explores the weird and mean and in-between that characterize everyday expression online, from absurdist photoshops to antagonistic Twitter hashtags to deceptive identity play. Whitney Phillips and Ryan M. Milner focus especially on the ambivalence of... read more
The New Russia

Mikhail Gorbachev

After years of rapprochement, the relationship between Russia and the West is more strained now than it has been in the past 25 years. Putin’s motives, his reasons for seeking confrontation with the West, remain for many a mystery. Not for Mikhail Gorbachev. I... read more
Reading Marx

Slavoj Zizek

Marx's critique of political economy is vital for understanding the crisis of contemporary capitalism. Yet the nature of its relevance and some of its key tenets remain poorly understood. This bold intervention brings together the work of leading Marx scholars... read more
At the start of 1987, Primo Levi took part in a remarkable series of conversations about his early life with a friend and fellow writer, Giovanni Tesio. This book is the result of those meetings, originally intended to be the basis for an authorized biography ... read more
The planet is sick. Human beings are guilty of damaging it. Wehave to pay. Today, that is the orthodoxy throughout the Westernworld. Distrust of progress and science, calls for individual andcollective self-sacrifice to ‘save the planet’ andcultivation of fear... read more
What do we know about Hegel? What do we know about Marx? What do weknow about democracy and totalitarianism? Communism andpsychoanalysis? What do we know that isn't a platitude that we'veheard a thousand times - or a self-satisfied certainty? Through hisbrilli... read more
Where are we today and what is to be done? Slavoj Zizek ponders these questions in this unique and timely book. Based on live interviews, the book captures Zizek at his irrepressible best, elucidating such topics as the uprisings of the Arab Spring, the global... read more
Impossible Objects

Simon Critchley

Impossible objects are those about which the philosopher, narrowly conceived, can hardly speak: poetry, film, music, humor. Such "objects" do not rely on philosophy for interpretation and understanding; they are already independent practices and sites of sensu... read more
What happens when one of Germany's most important writers, himself a Muslim, immerses himself in the world of Christian art? In this book, Navid Kermani is awestruck by a religion full of sacrifice and lamentation, love and wonder, the irrational and the unfat... read more
Cocoa (Resources)

Kristy Leissle

Chocolate has long been a favorite indulgence. But behind every chocolate bar we unwrap, there is a world of power struggles and political maneuvering over its most important ingredient: cocoa. In this incisive book, Kristy Leissle reveals how cocoa, which bri... read more
Life for too many African American men is a battle with extreme disadvantage, a fight for survival, and a struggle for dignity in a society which labels them a "problem." For more than 30 years, most of the effort put toward addressing the crisis of Black men ... read more
Never before has such damning evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity been revealed in the midst of a conflict. As civil war raged in Syria, we owe the disclosure of this evidence to one man. He goes under the codename of Caesar. This military polic... read more
Modern societies set limits, on everything from how fast motorists can drive to how much waste factory owners can dump in our rivers. But incomes in our deeply unequal world have no limits. Could capping top incomes tackle rising inequality more effectively th... read more
We are living in a time of extreme inequality: America’s three richest people now own as much wealth as the bottom half of the population. Although most accept that this is grotesque, many politicians accept it as irreversible. In this book, leading US researc... read more
The emergence of modern sciences in the seventeenth century profoundly renewed our understanding of nature. For the last three centuries new ideas of nature have been continually developed by theology, politics, economics, and science, especially the sciences ... read more
A visionary scientist, a supreme painter, a man of eccentricity and ambition: Leonardo da Vinci had many lives. Born from a fleeting affair between a country girl and a young notary, Leonardo was never legitimized by his father and received no formal education... read more
Translated by Ciaran Cronin. In the midst of the current crisis that is threatening to derailthe historical project of European unification, JürgenHabermas has been one of the most perceptive critics of theineffectual and evasive responses to the global financ... read more
The Lure of Technocracy

Jürgen Habermas

Over the past 25 years, Jürgen Habermas has presented whatis arguably the most coherent and wide-ranging defence of theproject of European unification and of parallel developmentstowards a politically integrated world society. In developing hiskey concepts of ... read more
Since the publication of her landmark book In a Different Voice,Carol Gilligan has transformed the way we think about women and menand the relations between them. It was ‘the little book thatstarted a revolution’, and with more than 800,000 copies inprint it h... read more
The election of an unabashedly patriarchal man as US President was a shock for many: despite decades of activism on gender inequalities and equal rights, how could it come to this? What is it about patriarchy that seems to make it so resilient and resistant to... read more
The Gaza Kitchen is a richly illustrated cookbook that explores the distinctive cuisine of the area known prior to 1948 as the Gaza District—and that of the many refugees who came to Gaza in 1948 and have been forced to stay there ever since. In summer 2010, L... read more
On the occasion of Habermas’s 80th birthday, the German publisher Suhrkamp brought out five volumes of Habermas’s papers that spanned the full range of his philosophical thought, from the theory of rationality to the critique of metaphysics. For each of these ... read more
The world almost conquered famine. Until the 1980s, this scourge killed ten million people every decade, but by early 2000s mass starvation had all but disappeared. Today, famines are resurgent, driven by war, blockade, hostility to humanitarian principles and... read more
What unites Google and Facebook, Apple and Microsoft, Siemens and GE, Uber and Airbnb? Across a wide range of sectors, these firms are transforming themselves into platforms: businesses that provide the hardware and software foundation for others to operate on... read more
In the midst of the current ecological crisis, there is often lofty talk of the need for humanity to ‘overcome its divisions’ and work together to tackle the big challenges of our time. But as this new book by Razmig Keucheyan shows, the real picture is very d... read more
Philosophy of Nature

Paul K. Feyerabend

Philosopher, physicist, and anarchist Paul Feyerabend was one of the most unconventional scholars of his time. His book Against Method has become a modern classic. Yet it is not well known that Feyerabend spent many years working on a philosophy of nature that... read more
If you look carefully at how things are actually made in China - from shirts to toys, apple juice to oil rigs - you see a reality that contradicts every widely-held notion about the world's so-called economic powerhouse. From the inside looking out, China is n... read more
Raphael: A Passionate Life

Antonio Forcellino

Craving pleasure as well as knowledge, Raphael Sanzio was quick to realize that his talent would only be truly appreciated in the liberal, carefree and extravagantly sensual atmosphere of Rome during its golden age under Julius II and Leo X. Arriving in the ci... read more
The Book of Paul

Richard Long

In the rubble-strewn wasteland of Alphabet City, a squalid tenement conceals a treasure “beyond all imagining”— an immaculately preserved, fifth century codex. The sole repository of ancient Hermetic lore, it contains the alchemical rituals for transforming th... read more
Queer Wars

Dennis Altman

The claim that ?LGBT rights are human rights? encounters fierce opposition in many parts of the world, as governments and religious leaders have used resistance to ?LGBT rights? to cast themselves as defenders of traditional values against neo-colonial interfe... read more
This book is about the rise of digital labor. Companies like Uber and Amazon Mechanical Turk promise autonomy, choice, and flexibility. One of network culture's toughest critics, Trebor Scholz chronicles the work of workers in the "sharing economy," and the fr... read more
The pace of modern life is accelerating. To keep up, we must keep on moving and adapting – constantly striving for greater happiness and success. Or so we are told. But the demands of life in the fast lane come at a price: stress, fatigue and depression are at... read more
Che, My Brother

Juan Martin Guevara

On 9 October 1967, Ernesto Che Guevara, Marxist guerrilla leader and hero of the Cuban Revolution, was captured and executed by Bolivian forces. When the Guevara family learned from the front pages that Che was dead, they decided to say nothing. Fifty years on... read more
This is a unique, eye-witness account of everyday life right at the heart of the Nazi extermination machine. Slomo Venezia was born into a poor Jewish-Italian community living in Thessaloniki, Greece. At first, the occupying Italians protected his family; but ... read more
Hannah's Dress tells the dizzying story of Berlin's modern history. Curious to learn more about the city she has lived in for over twenty years, journalist Pascale Hugues investigates the lives of the men, women and children who have occupied her ordinary stre... read more
For more than a century, the United States has been the world's most powerful state. Now some analysts predict that China will soon take its place. Does this mean that we are living in a post-American world? Will China's rapid rise spark a new Cold War between... read more
Habermas: A Biography

Stefan Müller-Doohm

‘Jürgen Habermas’, wrote the American philosopher Ronald Dworkin on the occasion of the great European thinker’s eightieth birthday, ‘is not only the world’s most famous living philosopher. Even his fame is famous.’ Now, after many years of intensive research ... read more

Lucas has 13 reviews

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John B.

John B.

Sep, 2023

Lucas put my project 6 weeks behind schedule by spending all of that time with delays, excuses, and silence. I asked for regular progress reports but got none. Instead of doing the priority work early as I specified, he did nothing until as late as possible. He responded only to hard deadlines (like if I demanded something by 9 PM on a certain day or I would fire him, it would come in about 8:5...
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Justin B.

Justin B.

Sep, 2023

Lucas made a lot of outreaches regarding my book "Solving The Price Is Right" to his media contacts in both national and local media, and made sure to follow-up where appropriate, including soliciting some additional comments beyond the book where applicable to answer media inquiries. Ultimately he landed a few local segments for me during our collaboration, which complimented my own contacts ...
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Jesse H.

Jesse H.

Sep, 2023

Did not receive any additional press or interviews as a result of the collaboration.
Mark W.

Mark W.

Aug, 2023

Lukas only found one lead, to a producer on the Daily Show. There were no other leads to any publications that might have reviewed the book. Save your money.
Hayden M.

Hayden M.

Aug, 2023

Lucas showed professionalism and enthusiasm throughout this project. It's clear he has a passion for literature and his positive outlook was critical along the way, especially, for a debut novelist, like myself. His dedication to this project transcends any timelines or checking boxes. He believed in my work and it showed. Highly recommended. Hayden Moore Queens, NY

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