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Stephanie Grossman

Stephanie Grossman - Publicist

New York, NY, United States

Book, Media, and Tech Marketer/Publicist that has worked for major publishers, indie publishers, and self-published authors. Yay books!

Overview

My name's Stephanie Grossman and I'm a book, media, and tech marketer/publicist that has worked for major publishing companies in NYC, including Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, as well as for indie publishers and self-published authors. To see some of the titles I've worked on marketing/publicity work I've done, see below. Thanks!

Services
Fiction
Adventure Anthologies Crime & Mystery Fantasy Horror Literature Science Fiction Thriller
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Politics & Current Affairs

Certifications

  • Social Media Marketing for Business through the Learning Resources Network

Work experience

Marketing Associate

Ithaka (JSTOR)

October, 2015 – Present (about 1 year)

Marketing Associate in Digital Marketing Group

Penguin Random House

May, 2014 – September, 2015 (over 1 year)

Marketing Associate in Digital Marketing Group (Books on Tape, Listening Library, PRH Audio):

Performed proactive retail, library, and school marketing for audiobooks, wrote engaging blog posts for department's Wordpress site using HTML and SEO, wrote copy for email newsletters, curated themed audiobook collections, and composed social media posts on official accounts in department's voice. Also created sell sheets for 150+ adult and children's audiobooks each season (450+ per year), and planned/managed the creation of digital and physical audiobook catalogs. Additionally wrote copy for flyers, CD samplers, advertisements, and marketing campaign websites, represented brand at trade shows and library conferences, and fostered meaningful connections with librarians and educators.

Book, Media, and Tech Marketer/Publicist

Grossman Marketing Publicity

October, 2013 – Present (about 3 years)

Book, Media, and Tech Marketer/Publicist:

Promote books and media for Permuted Press, Post Hill Press, Bibliocrunch, and self-published authors, build relationships with authors and partnerships with bloggers, podcasters, journalists, local bookstore owners, and influencers, write pitches, arrange book reviews, author interviews, and giveaways.

Clients Services and Marketing Associate

SiteCompli

June, 2013 – April, 2014 (11 months)

Performed client relationship marketing and copy-writing at successful real estate technology start-up, SiteCompli.

Sales and Marketing Assistant in Subsidiary Rights Department

Simon & Schuster

August, 2011 – June, 2013 (almost 2 years)

Sales/Marketing Assistant (Atria, Howard, Gallery/Pocket Books):

Made sales pitches that impacted my team's goal of achieving $3,850,000 in advances per year, created strong and trusting relationships with customer base, and implemented a change in department's product submission process to a more efficient and sustainable system.

Additional Tasks: Copy-wrote and copy-edited product promotional materials to send to both domestic and international customers, created documents in Excel for departmental organization, performed customer service by gathering and organizing materials for clientele and coordinating with production department to make sure deadlines were met, managed contractual agreements, worked with digital asset management software and Microsoft Office Suite, and performed some clerical work.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Cabbages and Kings

Thomas Steinbeck

Titus Gatelock was well known to just about everybody around King City who possessed a horse, a mule, or any close approximation with “four legs and a whiny”; though this commonly used phrase would be highly misleading in the case of Mr. Gatelock. Titus was acknowledged principally as an exceptional craftsman in all manner of fine equestrian leatherwork and a harness maker without peer in that... read more

Titus Gatelock was well known to just about everybody around King City who possessed a horse, a mule, or any close approximation with “four legs and a whiny”; though this commonly used phrase would be highly misleading in the case of Mr. Gatelock. Titus was acknowledged principally as an exceptional craftsman in all manner of fine equestrian leatherwork and a harness maker without peer in that... read more

Dr. Greenlaw and the Zulu Princess

Thomas Steinbeck

For those who claimed his acquaintance, and they were only a pitiful few, Dr. Greenlaw appeared a most unexceptional gentlemen, until one clear and polished spring day, he decided to take a walk down toward a small boat yard. As he passed the boat yard, he noticed an odd-looking vessel peeking out from behind a long low building. The vessel, which looked like a small schooner, lay half-hidden ... read more

For those who claimed his acquaintance, and they were only a pitiful few, Dr. Greenlaw appeared a most unexceptional gentlemen, until one clear and polished spring day, he decided to take a walk down toward a small boat yard. As he passed the boat yard, he noticed an odd-looking vessel peeking out from behind a long low building. The vessel, which looked like a small schooner, lay half-hidden ... read more

Mrs. Penngelli and the Pirate

Thomas Steinbeck

"By any standard one would care to apply, Mrs. Penngelli had survived the “slings and arrows” of misfortune with most of her courage, faith, and good sense intact, and many wondered how she did so. " In Mrs. Penngelli and the Pirate, we meet Sarah Penngelli, matriarch of a family that always seemed to keep their course. Among their colorful acquaintances was a salty Russian whaling captain, Se... read more

"By any standard one would care to apply, Mrs. Penngelli had survived the “slings and arrows” of misfortune with most of her courage, faith, and good sense intact, and many wondered how she did so. " In Mrs. Penngelli and the Pirate, we meet Sarah Penngelli, matriarch of a family that always seemed to keep their course. Among their colorful acquaintances was a salty Russian whaling captain, Se... read more

Day by Day Armageddon: Grey Fox

J.L. Bourne

Time is a very fluid thing, no one really has a grasp on it other than maybe how to measure it. As the maestro of the Day by Day Armageddon Universe, I have the latitude of being in control of that time. I can adjust the slider either direction, moving the timeline back and forth along the continuum. This is one of the perks of creation, the benefit in constructing something (albeit small) fro... read more

Time is a very fluid thing, no one really has a grasp on it other than maybe how to measure it. As the maestro of the Day by Day Armageddon Universe, I have the latitude of being in control of that time. I can adjust the slider either direction, moving the timeline back and forth along the continuum. This is one of the perks of creation, the benefit in constructing something (albeit small) fro... read more

The Ninth Circle

Brendan Deneen

When Dan, 16, runs away from a terrible home life to join a circus, he has no idea what he’s getting himself into. Based on Dante’s Inferno, THE NINTH CIRCLE follows a young man’s coming-of-age as he travels with the circus through nine states. With the Ringmaster as his guide, Dan finds himself falling in love with the Bearded Lady but hated by almost everyone else, including the Strong Man, ... read more

When Dan, 16, runs away from a terrible home life to join a circus, he has no idea what he’s getting himself into. Based on Dante’s Inferno, THE NINTH CIRCLE follows a young man’s coming-of-age as he travels with the circus through nine states. With the Ringmaster as his guide, Dan finds himself falling in love with the Bearded Lady but hated by almost everyone else, including the Strong Man, ... read more

Stunner: A Ronnie Lake Mystery (An Accidental Lady Detective, A Private Investigator Crime Series)

Niki Danforth

Beautiful. Bright. And possibly, deadly...This is all Ronnie Lake knows about her potential sister-in-law, Juliana. But she's determined to find out the truth about her wealthy brother's new lover before he throws away his happiness, fortune, and quite possibly, his life. Who is this mysterious woman with two lives--and how deep does her deception go? As a divorced, downsized, 50-something, Ro... read more

Beautiful. Bright. And possibly, deadly...This is all Ronnie Lake knows about her potential sister-in-law, Juliana. But she's determined to find out the truth about her wealthy brother's new lover before he throws away his happiness, fortune, and quite possibly, his life. Who is this mysterious woman with two lives--and how deep does her deception go? As a divorced, downsized, 50-something, Ro... read more

The Damascus Cover (The Jerusalem Spy Series Book 1)

Howard Kaplan

LA TIMES BESTSELLER. TRANSLATED INTO 7 LANGUAGES "KAPLAN IS UP THERE WITH THE BEST" - CLIVE CUSSLER In a last ditch effort to revive his career, washed out agent Ari Ben-Sion accepts a mission he never would have 30 years ago, to smuggle a group of Jewish children out of the Damascus ghetto. Or so he thinks. In Damascus, a beautiful American photographer, Kim, seems to be falling in love with ... read more

LA TIMES BESTSELLER. TRANSLATED INTO 7 LANGUAGES "KAPLAN IS UP THERE WITH THE BEST" - CLIVE CUSSLER In a last ditch effort to revive his career, washed out agent Ari Ben-Sion accepts a mission he never would have 30 years ago, to smuggle a group of Jewish children out of the Damascus ghetto. Or so he thinks. In Damascus, a beautiful American photographer, Kim, seems to be falling in love with ... read more

Armada: A Novel

Ernest Cline

The new novel from the best-selling author of Ready Player One It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom - if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer. At first Zack thinks he's going ... read more

The new novel from the best-selling author of Ready Player One It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom - if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer. At first Zack thinks he's going ... read more

Kitchens of the Great Midwest: A Novel

J. Ryan Stradal

Kitchens of the Great Midwest, about a young woman with a once-in-a-generation palate who becomes the iconic chef behind the country's most coveted dinner reservation, is the summer's most hotly-anticipated debut. When Lars Thorvald's wife, Cynthia, falls in love with wine - and a dashing sommelier - he's left to raise their baby, Eva, on his own. He's determined to pass on his love of food to... read more

Kitchens of the Great Midwest, about a young woman with a once-in-a-generation palate who becomes the iconic chef behind the country's most coveted dinner reservation, is the summer's most hotly-anticipated debut. When Lars Thorvald's wife, Cynthia, falls in love with wine - and a dashing sommelier - he's left to raise their baby, Eva, on his own. He's determined to pass on his love of food to... read more

Get in Trouble: Stories

Kelly Link

She has been hailed by Michael Chabon as "the most darkly playful voice in American fiction" and by Neil Gaiman as "a national treasure." Now Kelly Link's eagerly awaited new collection - her first for adult listeners in a decade - proves indelibly that this bewitchingly original writer is among the finest we have. Link has won an ardent following for her ability, with each new short story, to... read more

She has been hailed by Michael Chabon as "the most darkly playful voice in American fiction" and by Neil Gaiman as "a national treasure." Now Kelly Link's eagerly awaited new collection - her first for adult listeners in a decade - proves indelibly that this bewitchingly original writer is among the finest we have. Link has won an ardent following for her ability, with each new short story, to... read more

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