Angela Melamud

Angela Melamud - Publicist

New York, NY, USA

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

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Overview

I'm a book publicist with almost 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 art and design, literary and commercial fiction, memoir, food and spirits, 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!

Testimonials:

“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
Non-Fiction
Art
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Fiction
Children's - Picture Books
Crime & Mystery
Horror
Science Fiction
Women's Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Independent Book Publicist

Self-employed
April, 2019 – Present (5 months)

Assistant Director, Marketing and Publishing Operations

Inkshares
September, 2014 – April, 2019 (over 4 years)

Marketing Assistant

Picador
January, 2013 – September, 2014 (over 1 year)

Intern

Farrar, Straus and Giroux
June, 2011 – August, 2011 (2 months)

Intern

The Paris Review
January, 2011 – May, 2011 (4 months)

Portfolio (14 selected works)

Not Afraid of the Fall: 114 Days Through 38 Cities in 15 Countries

Kyle James

Featured on Good Morning America, the front page of Cosmopolitan.com, Travel + Leisure, POPSUGAR, Harper's Bazaar, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, HelloGiggles, Woman's Day, and Country Living. After purchasing one-way flights from New York City to Paris, Kyle James and his girlfriend Ashley quit their day jobs, planned futures, and daily paradigms to see as much of the world as they could. In 114... read more

Featured on Good Morning America, the front page of Cosmopolitan.com, Travel + Leisure, POPSUGAR, Harper's Bazaar, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, HelloGiggles, Woman's Day, and Country Living. After purchasing one-way flights from New York City to Paris, Kyle James and his girlfriend Ashley quit their day jobs, planned futures, and daily paradigms to see as much of the world as they could. In 114... read more

Kill Creek

Scott Thomas

“I’ve only dared to read it in the daylight.” ―Kaly Soto, Deputy Weekend Editor, the New York Times Book Review At the end of a dark prairie road, nearly forgotten in the Kansas countryside, is the Finch House. For years it has remained empty, overgrown, abandoned. Soon the door will be opened for the first time in decades. But something is waiting, lurking in the shadows, anxious to meet its ... read more

“I’ve only dared to read it in the daylight.” ―Kaly Soto, Deputy Weekend Editor, the New York Times Book Review At the end of a dark prairie road, nearly forgotten in the Kansas countryside, is the Finch House. For years it has remained empty, overgrown, abandoned. Soon the door will be opened for the first time in decades. But something is waiting, lurking in the shadows, anxious to meet its ... read more

Mr. & Mrs. American Pie

Juliet McDaniel

Named a 2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist "A gorgeously messy and misguided heroine. I love this story." ―Laura Dern"The perfect blend of salty and sweet." ―Booklist (starred review) "Hilarious." ―Refinery29 The year is 1969. Dick Nixon was just sworn in as the thirty-seventh President of the United States. Neil Armstrong just took one small step for man and one giant leap ... read more

Named a 2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist "A gorgeously messy and misguided heroine. I love this story." ―Laura Dern"The perfect blend of salty and sweet." ―Booklist (starred review) "Hilarious." ―Refinery29 The year is 1969. Dick Nixon was just sworn in as the thirty-seventh President of the United States. Neil Armstrong just took one small step for man and one giant leap ... read more

How to Get Run Over by a Truck

Katie C. McKenna

People often say, “I feel like I’ve been run over by a truck.” Katie actually was.On a sunny morning bike ride in Brooklyn, twenty-four-year-old Katie McKenna was forever changed when she was run over by an eighteen-wheeler. Being crushed under a massive semi wasn’t something Katie should have survived. After ten hours of emergency surgery, she woke to find herself in a body and a life that wo... read more

People often say, “I feel like I’ve been run over by a truck.” Katie actually was.On a sunny morning bike ride in Brooklyn, twenty-four-year-old Katie McKenna was forever changed when she was run over by an eighteen-wheeler. Being crushed under a massive semi wasn’t something Katie should have survived. After ten hours of emergency surgery, she woke to find herself in a body and a life that wo... read more

Sorcery for Beginners: A Simple Help Guide to a Challenging & Arcane Art (Codex Arcanum)

Matt Harry

Five-hundred years ago, sorcery began to fade from the world. As technology prevailed, combustion engines and computers replaced enchanted plows and spell books. Real magicians were hunted almost to extinction. Science became the primary system of belief, and the secrets of spell-casting were forgotten. That is … until now. Sorcery for Beginners is no fantasy or fairy tale. Written by arcane a... read more

Five-hundred years ago, sorcery began to fade from the world. As technology prevailed, combustion engines and computers replaced enchanted plows and spell books. Real magicians were hunted almost to extinction. Science became the primary system of belief, and the secrets of spell-casting were forgotten. That is … until now. Sorcery for Beginners is no fantasy or fairy tale. Written by arcane a... read more

Slothlove

Sam Trull

Wildlife conservationist and photographer Sam Trull’s world changed forever when she gave up her comfortable life in the United States for the wilds of Costa Rica. After almost twenty years of working with animals, one creature in particular had captured her heart: the sloth. In her stunning photo series, Slothlove, Sam shares intimate portraits of these captivating and endearing animals from ... read more

Wildlife conservationist and photographer Sam Trull’s world changed forever when she gave up her comfortable life in the United States for the wilds of Costa Rica. After almost twenty years of working with animals, one creature in particular had captured her heart: the sloth. In her stunning photo series, Slothlove, Sam shares intimate portraits of these captivating and endearing animals from ... read more

A Gentleman's Murder

Christopher Huang

Named a 2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist Now in development for television with Endeavor Content "Huang's impressive debut will delight fans of golden age detective fiction." ―Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Dorothy Sayers is alive and well and writing under the name of Christopher Huang." ―Rhys Bowen, New York Times-bestselling author of The Tuscan Child "A must read ... read more

Named a 2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist Now in development for television with Endeavor Content "Huang's impressive debut will delight fans of golden age detective fiction." ―Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Dorothy Sayers is alive and well and writing under the name of Christopher Huang." ―Rhys Bowen, New York Times-bestselling author of The Tuscan Child "A must read ... read more

The Seclusion

Jacqui Castle

Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award Winner in Science Fiction-A Kirkus Reviews Best Science Fiction Book of September 2018!-io9's New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Need to Put On Your Radar This Fall_________ In the year 2090, America has walled itself off from the rest of the world. While on a routine assignment scouting the country's dwindling natural resources, Patricia "Patch" and her be... read more

Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award Winner in Science Fiction-A Kirkus Reviews Best Science Fiction Book of September 2018!-io9's New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Need to Put On Your Radar This Fall_________ In the year 2090, America has walled itself off from the rest of the world. While on a routine assignment scouting the country's dwindling natural resources, Patricia "Patch" and her be... read more

The Adventures of Lily Huckleberry in Scandinavia (with Scandinavia patch)

Audrey Smit, Jackie Knapp

Raise brave + adventurous kids - the first book of a new travel series for little wanderers! (Now includes a Scandinavia patch) In a village where the flowers grow as big as trees, lives a brave little girl named Lily Huckleberry. As a member of the Worldwide Adventure Society, Lily has a magic globe that takes her on whimsical adventures around the world. In this first book of the series, Lil... read more

Raise brave + adventurous kids - the first book of a new travel series for little wanderers! (Now includes a Scandinavia patch) In a village where the flowers grow as big as trees, lives a brave little girl named Lily Huckleberry. As a member of the Worldwide Adventure Society, Lily has a magic globe that takes her on whimsical adventures around the world. In this first book of the series, Lil... read more

Heroes: A Tribute,Trade Edition

Doug Meyer

Heroes: A Tribute celebrates the lives and contributions of 49 brilliant creative figures who were early victims of HIV/AIDS—unique portraits by artist Doug Meyer reflect the core of each individual and are paired with insightful obituaries.In Heroes: A Tribute, artist Doug Meyer celebrates the lives and accomplishments of creative pioneers who were victims of HIV/AIDS in the early years of th... read more

Heroes: A Tribute celebrates the lives and contributions of 49 brilliant creative figures who were early victims of HIV/AIDS—unique portraits by artist Doug Meyer reflect the core of each individual and are paired with insightful obituaries.In Heroes: A Tribute, artist Doug Meyer celebrates the lives and accomplishments of creative pioneers who were victims of HIV/AIDS in the early years of th... read more

Spirit of Place

Chad Oppenheim

Spirit of Place is the first monograph on the work of Chad Oppenheim and his firm, Oppenheim Architects, and features seven of the award-winning firm’s projects, with a focus on how the architectural design honors the natural elements of each site.Oppenheim Architects’ first monograph, Spirit of Place, explores seven of the award-winning architectural firm’s acclaimed projects, located in beau... read more

Spirit of Place is the first monograph on the work of Chad Oppenheim and his firm, Oppenheim Architects, and features seven of the award-winning firm’s projects, with a focus on how the architectural design honors the natural elements of each site.Oppenheim Architects’ first monograph, Spirit of Place, explores seven of the award-winning architectural firm’s acclaimed projects, located in beau... read more

East Bay Cooks: Signature Recipes from the Best Restaurants, Bars, and Bakeries

Carolyn Jung

The East Bay has always remained true to itself. It includes Oakland, the most ethnically diverse population in the nation; Berkeley, the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement; the island of Alameda with its artisan breweries, wineries, and distilleries; and the Livermore Valley, one of California’s oldest winemaking regions. East Bay Cooks is an impressive collection of 80 signature dishes f... read more

The East Bay has always remained true to itself. It includes Oakland, the most ethnically diverse population in the nation; Berkeley, the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement; the island of Alameda with its artisan breweries, wineries, and distilleries; and the Livermore Valley, one of California’s oldest winemaking regions. East Bay Cooks is an impressive collection of 80 signature dishes f... read more

Milk & Cardamom: Spectacular Cakes, Custards and More, Inspired by the Flavors of India

Hetal Vasavada

Sweeten Any Occasion with Bold, Unforgettable DessertsFrom Brown Butter Ghee Shortbread Cookies to Pomegranate Curd Brownies, these decadently spiced, versatile recipes are a joy to make and share. Drawing inspiration from her Indian-American upbringing and experience on MasterChef, Hetal Vasavada infuses every creation with the flavors of her heritage. The results are remarkable treats like M... read more

Sweeten Any Occasion with Bold, Unforgettable DessertsFrom Brown Butter Ghee Shortbread Cookies to Pomegranate Curd Brownies, these decadently spiced, versatile recipes are a joy to make and share. Drawing inspiration from her Indian-American upbringing and experience on MasterChef, Hetal Vasavada infuses every creation with the flavors of her heritage. The results are remarkable treats like M... read more

I Heart Kosher: Beautiful Recipes from My Kitchen

Kim Kushner

In this fresh collection of 100+ kosher recipes for any occasion, Kim Kushner shares her passion, culinary expertise, and kitchen savvy for preparing beautiful, delicious, and nourishing food for sharing with family and friends. With her stylish and laid-back approach to cooking and entertaining, Kim Kushner presents kosher food in a modern and vibrant manner—and doles out her indispensable st... read more

In this fresh collection of 100+ kosher recipes for any occasion, Kim Kushner shares her passion, culinary expertise, and kitchen savvy for preparing beautiful, delicious, and nourishing food for sharing with family and friends. With her stylish and laid-back approach to cooking and entertaining, Kim Kushner presents kosher food in a modern and vibrant manner—and doles out her indispensable st... read more

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