Jaime Witcomb

Jaime Witcomb - Publicist

Ecton, Northampton, UK

I'm a publicist with over a decade of experience managing debuts and high-profile authors at some of the biggest publishing houses in the UK

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Overview

I am a PR professional with over 13 years experience in the publishing industry and have worked at a number of international publishing companies, including most recently as Head of PR at Harpercollins. I have worked with a variety of authors and brands across fiction and non-fiction – from debuts to household bestsellers and international brands.

I have devised and implemented PR strategies for word-of-mouth successes, launched debuts into the market and coordinated global campaigns for highly anticipated international bestsellers.

I have a wide range of experience in both consumer and trade publicity--covering (practically!) every genre of fiction and non-fiction titles including science fiction, fantasy, crime, contemporary fiction, YA, thrillers, cookery, self-help, historical fiction and non-fiction and celebrity memoirs.

I have a thorough understanding in promoting and publicising across the literary and arts industry and beyond, with a wide network of contacts within both the traditional and online media segments, across culture, lifestyle and news outlets. I have

I am creative and engaged and explore all avenues to deliver successful campaigns with impact and individuality.

Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Romance
Science Fiction
Thriller & Suspense
Young Adult

Work experience

Head of PR

Harpercollins UK
September, 2012 – Present (over 9 years)

Press Officer

Hodder and Stoughton
March, 2010 – September, 2012 (over 2 years)

Publicist

I. B. Tauris
July, 2009 – March, 2010 (8 months)

Publicity Assistant

Headline Publishers
May, 2008 – May, 2009 (about 1 year)

Portfolio (12 selected works)

All That's Dead: Logan McRae, Book 12

Stuart MacBride, Steve Worsley, HarperCollins Publishers Limited

If I Never Met You

Mhairi McFarlane, Sara Novak, HarperCollins

The Maid: A Novel

Prose, Nita

The Castaways

Clarke Lucy

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