Angela Melamud

Angela Melamud – Publicist

Publicist with 10 years experience at major publishing houses (Picador, FSG). Specializes in literary/commercial fiction, kids + lifestyle.


I'm a book publicist with a decade of experience in publishing. I specialize in winning media coverage and organizing author events across the country for a wide array of titles and genres, including science fiction and fantasy, mystery and thrillers, horror, historical fiction, literary fiction, memoir, food and drink, health and wellness, art and photography, romance, young adult, and children’s books.

Prior to becoming an independent publicist, I led publicity and marketing at Inkshares, a reader-driven publisher. Additionally, I've worked at The Paris Review, Picador, and Farrar, Straus and Giroux. I started my career in books at the Brooklyn Public Library and also worked at the Strand Bookstore and McNally Jackson Books.

I've worked with authors at all stages of their careers, from debuts to established figures. I'm available to help launch your next title!


“Angela is a magician. She took my first children’s book and treated it like a child of her own, launching it in imaginative ways that really moved the needle. She’s a pleasure to work with, too. If I ever write another book I’d hire her in a skinny minute.”
—Daniel Wallace, author of The Cat’s Pajamas and Big Fish

“As a first-time author with zero name recognition, I was clueless and nervous about publicizing my book. Angela put me completely at ease, crafting a plan that got me and my book out in front of all the right readers. She’s smart, thoughtful, and incredibly kind.”
—Juliet McDaniel, author of Mr. & Mrs. American Pie

“When I published Not Afraid of the Fall, Angela was tasked with managing the PR of a first-time author. With her diligence, expertise, and guerrilla marketing tactics, she got the book featured in Cosmopolitan, Travel + Leisure, Harper’s Bazaar, among others. She didn’t stop there. One month into the book’s release, it was featured on Good Morning America. Simply put: Angela makes things happen.”
—Kyle James, author of Not Afraid of the Fall

“Angela was able to take my story from relative obscurity, to being featured in Health Magazine, New York Magazine and many more publications that were beyond my wildest dreams. Angela is much more than just an amazing publicist, she is an incredible person. I know that my book would not have been half as successful as it was without her hard work, dedication and love. I cannot recommend working with her enough.”
—Katie McKenna, author of How to Get Run Over by a Truck

“I don’t know everything that goes on behind the scenes in publicity, but at the very least I can say that Angela got me into all the right places . . . . As a debut author with nothing else to my name, that’s really something. I felt like a rock star.”
—Christopher Huang, author of A Gentleman’s Murder
Art Biographies & Memoirs Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Mystery & Crime Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction Young Adult

Work experience


Apr, 2019 — Present


Sep, 2014 — Apr, 2019 (over 4 years)


Jan, 2013 — Sep, 2014 (over 1 year)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Jun, 2011 — Aug, 2011 (2 months)

The Paris Review

Jan, 2011 — May, 2011 (4 months)

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