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The Compass Solution: A Guide to Winning Your Career

A profound pleasure to work with the professionals at Smith Publicity.  Engaged, hard working, and created a wealth of valuable media hits that have changed the launch complexion of The Compass Solution: A Guide to Winning Your Career. I did not foresee articles with CNBC, Huffington Post, Glassdoor, etc….but truly appreciated. A great many authors may think they understand what’s involved in securing media attention –  I am not one of them – but I have learned greatly because of the insights gained from this partnership. Top drawer team of professionals.

Tim Cole, author of The Compass Solution: A Guide to Winning Your Career

Tim Cole is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Compass Alliance. His experience is exceptionally broad – across sales, marketing, human resources, training, market access, and leadership development. He is a multiple winner of Excellence in Leadership Awards and is regarded as one of the most highly respected veterans in the healthcare arena.

Hiring Smith Publicity was the best decision I could have ever made for my business and brand. In just a short amount of time of working with Smith, I have been featured on numerous television segments, dozens of magazines, and countless online articles. Now when you Google my name or company name, over twenty pages of hits come up on the search results.
I am so lucky to have my publicist and the entire Smith team working for me. They are truly passionate about doing what is best for me and constantly pushing the envelope and working from every angle possible. Their work never grows tiresome for me and I can truly say that not only have I formed a wonderful working bond with them, but a personal one as well. They are fully responsible for bringing my business to a whole other level and I am forever grateful to have chosen them to be my publicist. I hope to be able to continue to grow our relationship and work with them for the long haul.

Sloane Davis

Sloane developed the popular and innovative “Pancakes and Push-ups” program to teach others to have a healthy relationship with food, and is devoted to helping people get in to the healthiest and best shape possible. With daily motivation, diet and nutrition tips, workout plans and recipes, she helps others succeed in getting the physique they always wanted.

www.pancakesandpush-ups.com

Impromptu Friday Nights: A Guide to Supper Clubs

Smith Publicity encouraged me to write things that I would never have written and got me into channels that I would never have gotten into. My Smith team helped me to develop my brand and build awareness for my book’s publication. They did a great job helping me to promote my book.

Paul Kenny, author of Impromptu Friday Nights: A Guide to Supper Clubs

Paul Kenny worked for Kraft Foods for 35 years working with an amazing group of chefs and food scientists, honing his appreciation of the “art and science” of a great meal. As VP of Marketing for the ingredients business at Kraft he was exposed to some of the greats in the food industry, including working with food scientist that invented Kraft Macaroni and Cheese as well as the chef that led innovation at Nestle for over 20 years. Working with these experts has given him enormous insight into what makes food taste good and what makes it popular. Paul also ran KFI’s international businesses that had him traveling the world, enjoying all kinds of cuisines and learning a lot about food. Most importantly, he has gotten to know many interesting people over a good meal, which is the foundation of any supper club.

Invisible Girls: The Truth about Sexual Abuse

I was able to work with a dream team at Smith. From my first interaction with Business Development to working with my publicists I was treated with respect and a deep understanding of what was needed to launch my campaign as an author and expert. The results were excellent, being published in Ms. was a dream come true. I recommend Smith Publicity to anyone who wants to get their voice or book out there. Smith is smart, quick, effective and compassionate.

Patti Feuereisen, author of Invisible Girls: The Truth about Sexual Abuse

Dr. Patti Feuereisen holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Union Institute, a Masters in Creative Arts Therapy from New York University, and a Bachelors Degree in Special Education and Music Therapy from Goddard College. In 2005 she authored Invisible Girls: the Truth About Sexual Abuse, a book for teen girls, young women and everyone who cares about them. In 2009, the expanded second edition was published. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and is a proud mother of a fabulous millennial daughter.

 

Work It! Get In, Get Noticed, Get Promoted

I’m a researcher by nature, and I did some pretty thorough research on publicity companies before I chose Smith Publicity for my latest book launch. And holy Mackerel, did I choose the right group! I could not be happier with the results. Within three short (and busy) months, I’ve been featured on four television segments in major markets, I’ve been on three radio shows, I’ve been quoted in countless newspapers and magazines, my book has been reviewed by six blogger book reviewers, and I’ve had more than a dozen articles published—all because of Smith Publicity! The best part, though? As with most things, it’s the people. The staff at Smith Publicity are, hands down, the most professional, competent, positive, sweet, caring, and downright fun people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Smith Publicity will forevermore be my go-to company for all my publicity needs. Thanks, Smith Publicity, for all that you did for me!

Denise Dudley, author of Work It! Get In, Get Noticed, Get Promoted

Denise Dudley is a professional trainer and keynote speaker, author, business consultant, and founder and former CEO of SkillPath Seminars, the largest public training company in the world, which provides 18,000 seminars per year, and has trained over 12 million people in the US, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

Denise holds a Ph.D. in behavioral psychology, a hospital administrator’s license, a preceptor for administrators-in-training license, and is licensed to provide training to medical professionals in the United States and Canada. She’s also a certified AIDS educator, a licensed field therapist for individuals with agoraphobia, and a regularly featured speaker on the campuses of many universities across the US, and the author of Simon and Schuster’s best-selling audio series, “Making Relationships Last.” www.DeniseMDudley.com

The Payoff Principle:  Discover the 3 Secrets for Getting What You Want Out of Life and Work

When researching possible publicity companies for my new book, The Payoff Principle: Discover the 3 Secrets for Getting What You Want Out of Life and Work, I interviewed representatives from several companies and received their proposals. The quality of the interview and the proposal from Smith Publicity immediately impressed me with its professionalism and personalization. And I knew I made the right choice the moment we started working together. My publicists were not only filled with great publicity ideas but they made it happen. My work has been featured in more high quality, high exposure, targeted publications and interviews than I ever expected. In fact, they’ve gotten me so many requests for articles and podcasts that it has been difficult to do all of them, which is a WONDERFUL problem. I have every confidence in Smith Publicity and advise authors to hire them as well.

Dr. Alan R. Zimmerman, author of The Payoff Principle: Discover the 3 Secrets for Getting What You Want Out of Life and Work

Dr. Alan R. Zimmerman speaks on issues of leadership, life balance, motivation, teamwork/team building, attitude, and relationships to business, government, education and health-care organizations. He is a National Speakers Association Certified Speaking Professional and has been inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame. He previously taught at Emporia State University, the University of St. Thomas, the University of Minnesota, and Mankato State University. He currently teaches at the Institute for Management Studies.

101 Reasons Why It’s Great To Be Single

I felt completely taken care of with Smith Publicity. My publicist worked feverishly to promote my work and it really showed in the results-tons of positive feedback, articles posted on dozens of sites and two TV guest appearances! I actually felt that I was the only one she was working for – never an unanswered question. I never could have achieved such results on my own, and I only have good things to say about the Smith Publicity team.

Karleen Dee, author of 101 Reasons Why It’s Great To Be Single

Karleen Dee is a freelance writer and the author of, 101 Reasons Why It’s Great To Be Single. A Vancouver resident, she has been writing plays, poetry, and short stories since she was able to pick up a pen. After Dee obtained her BA in Criminology from Simon Fraser University, her talents were put to good use writing paper after paper on theories of serial killers, city crime rates and company business plans. Deciding it was time to compose something that better matched her cheerful and creative personality, failed relationships were the source of inspiration for her first book, 101 Reasons Why It’s Great To Be Single.

Deeper Dating: How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy

Every once the rarest while, one encounters a company that’s both powerfully effective, and a delight to work with. I’ve had a good amount of media coverage in the past, so I’m quite demanding when it comes to publicity. My publicist was nothing short of extraordinary. Her work directly resulted in a veritable flood of print, radio and television interviews, new and positive relationships with top-tier national media—I’m talking dream media!—and my becoming a nationally syndicated columnist. I simply can’t speak highly enough of Smith publicity’s professionalism, passion, and of my publicist’s dead-on skill.

Ken Page, author of Deeper Dating: How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy

Ken Page, LCSW, author of Deeper Dating: How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy (Shambhala). Page is an internationally renowned psychotherapist and leading Psychology Today blogger and contributes articles and has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan and more. He has taught at Columbia University, the Omega Institute, Iona College, Rowe Conference Center, and the Garrison Institute. Page founded Deeper Dating in 2004 as an event platform in which trained facilitators speak on sexuality, intimacy, and spirituality in the world of dating and then lead participants in a series of fun and enriching exercises.

Succeeding While Black

Working with Smith Publicity was an awesome experience. From the first consultation to the end of my campaign; my publicist took great care of me, and treated me like I was her only client! She was an absolute dream to work with. During my campaign, I had close to 40 interviews, and had my articles published in over 25 media outlets. Interview requests are still coming in after my campaign ended. The Smith Publicity team met and exceeded my expectations. I will definitely use Smith Publicity when I write my next book.

Matthew Drayton, author of Succeeding While Black

Retired Army Sergeant Major, author and speaker Matthew R. Drayton was born in Savannah, GA in an underprivileged neighborhood. Drayton is the owner of Drayton Communications, a corporate speaker, life coach, consultant and leadership expert with over 35 years of experience in government and commercial commerce. He has also been mentoring youth for over a decade and is currently the Executive Director of Great Oak Youth Development Center, a non-profit organization that mentors at risk youth. He is the author of Succeeding While Black and a member of the National Speakers Association.

Tainted Love: Why Your Ex Is Making You Miserable and What You Can Do About It

My Smith Publicity publicist promoted my work to the mainstream media in language that met their needs. Her expertise, creativity and action-oriented strategies were essential to the success of a whirlwind media tour and immediate results. The Smith team set the bar for the professional publicity!

Julie Gowthorpe, author of Tainted Love: Why Your Ex Is Making You Miserable and What You Can Do About It

Julie Gowthorpe, Ph.D., R.S.W. received a Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Work from the University of Toronto and a Master of Social Work from McGill University. She operates a private practice providing individual, couple and family counseling as well as assessments. She testifies as an expert, carries out custody and access and parenting capacity assessments, and works therapeutically with children and parents affected by marital dissolution. Dr. Gowthorpe has written exclusive articles for online and magazines including Today’s Parent USA. She also speaks frequently at professional and organizational seminars.

Teddy Tries a Veggie

I worked with Smith Publicity to publicize my first e-book. My publicist was wonderful! She was very professional, responsive, enthusiastic, and supportive. I enjoyed working with her and I’m looking forward to working with her again on my second e-book!

Jennifer Glockner, author of Teddy Tries a Veggie

Jennifer Glockner is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UCLA and an extensive science background. She continues her education enthusiastically and completed a Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management Program in 2014. She is a good role model and practices what she teaches. She can often be found cooking a hearty batch of soup, walking her dog Charlie, or spending time with family—including the adorable niece who inspired her to create her Smartee Plate series!

Good Dogs, Great Listeners - The Story of Charlotte, Lily and the Litter; The Dogs of Newtown

We approached Smith Publicity about promoting our children’s book written about our daughter, Charlotte, with caution. Our family had suffered the overwhelming loss of our daughter in a national tragedy. We had learned to be careful of who we allowed to share our story, and after emails and phone conversations, we requested a personal visit with the Smith team.

 

They graciously cleared a morning for us to meet not just the team that would be assigned to our account, but anyone who might lift even one finger to assist in promoting our books and foundation. We signed on for a four-month campaign and the professional care they exhibited and personal compassion extended will never be forgotten. And on top of it, the results were phenomenal! Our projects will likely need additional publicity in the future, and it is with complete confidence that I can say that we will look no further than Smith Publicity.

 

JoAnn, Joel, and Guy Bacon, author of Good Dogs, Great Listeners - The Story of Charlotte, Lily and the Litter; The Dogs of Newtown

Joel, JoAnn and Guy Bacon are the parents and brother of Charlotte Bacon, who died as a result of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. Charlotte was just 6 years old but left abold impression on everyone she met. The Bacon family has founded and developed a number of projects to honor their spirited Charlotte, share her joy and beauty, and advocate for what has helped them most as they grieve.

Both books, Good Dogs, Great Listeners and The Dogs of Newtown, are able to stand alone, but are also used as tools for the Charlotte’s Litter Program. Charlotte Bacon’s bold story, the things she loved, and the Bacon family’s own grief process have contributed to a brand that is unique to their family.

The Bacon family lives in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. They will always be a family of four.

For more information, visit www.gooddogsgreatlisteners.com and www.charlotteslitter.org

Goodbye Hurt & Pain: 7 Simple Steps to Health, Love and Success

I loved my PR team at Smith Publicity. They were  exuberant cheerleaders in the world of media. Because of them, I have gone from unknown to an expert in the content area of stress. Their strategic timing and astute pitching has brought me mentions in USA Today, CNN, Yahoo, FOX, CBS, SELF, Shape and numerous others. I feel very lucky to have had them on my team.

Deborah Sandella, PhD, RN, author of Goodbye Hurt & Pain: 7 Simple Steps to Health, Love and Success

Deborah Sandella PhD, RN, #1 International Bestselling author of Goodbye Hurt & Pain: 7 Simple Steps to Health, Love and Success, International Speaker and Creator of RIM, an unprecedented inner twenty-first century technology for Regenerating sabotaging Images in Memory for greater personal and professional success.

Jumping into the Parade: The Leap of Faith That Made My Broken Life Worth Living

I launched my first book and Smith Publicity made the process easy, fun and successful. From day one everyone was fabulous on making suggestions, anticipating my needs and never missing a beat on follow up with all parties they reached out to on my behalf. I highly recommend Smith Publicity to anyone looking for a collection of fine people who place service and support as their core tenets.

Tim Brown, author of Jumping into the Parade: The Leap of Faith That Made My Broken Life Worth Living

Tim Brown, author of Jumping into the Parade: The Leap of Faith That Made My Broken Life Worth Living, is a serial entrepreneur, devoted father and community leader. His business successes have spanned several industries, including radio broadcasting, printing, high technology to oil and gas commodities. A long-time Colorado resident, he has served on various non-profit boards and two family foundations, including The Colorado Meth Project, Man Therapy, Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, Colorado Uplift and Lead Like Jesus. Brown’s most recent endeavor is founding Three Creative–a leadership organization that aims to provide the motivation for each of us to focus on faith, family and friends at our core by delivering a simple message: for true success, you must live and lead from the inside out.

A Beer Drinker’s Guide to Knowing And Enjoying Fine Wine

Smith Publicity  and our assigned publicist were assets not to be overlooked. Their contribution to the marketing efforts for A Beer Drinker’s Guide To Knowing and Enjoying Fine Wine was immediate; my publicist simply became part of the team, rolled up her sleeves and got down to work. Watching her handle everything from initial media contacts to the details of TV appearances to scheduling dozens of radio and online interviews made it clear that our publicity dollars were being well spent. This may have been our first use of Smith Publicity’s services; it certainly won’t be our last.

Jim Laughren, author of A Beer Drinker’s Guide to Knowing And Enjoying Fine Wine

Jim Laughren, author of A Beer Drinker’s Guide to Knowing And Enjoying Fine Wine. Jim is a wine collector, former president of a Florida-based wine import and distribution company, and founder of the consulting firm, WineHead Consulting. He holds the designation of Certified Wine Educator and has conducted hundreds of teachings, tastings and training sessions, and has visited wine regions throughout North and South America and Europe. www.crosstownpublishinginc.com

Venomous Relationships: Learn How to Avoid Common Relationship Bloopers

Smith Publicity was a life changing experience in my book journey and I highly recommend them!

Tamara Neal, author of Venomous Relationships: Learn How to Avoid Common Relationship Bloopers

Tamara Neal is a Certified Domestic Relationship coach, domestic violence advocate, and the owner and founder of a full-service residential adult assisted living center. Neal learned to trust her instincts while employed as an emergency communication technician for the Baltimore County 911 Center; it was during this time that she received a national diploma in emergency dispatch. Neal’s dispatch experience gave her the authority needed to write Venomous Relationships, which won a 2015 National Indie Award of Excellence. She’s also the author of The World’s Top Ten Worst Men for Women Guide and a children’s book, Friendship, which was a 2015 National Indie Award of Excellence finalist.

Food Allergies: A Recipe for Success at School

My experience with Smith Publicity was nothing but outstanding. My publicist understood my desire to “get the word out” about my book’s message – understanding how to manage food allergies in the school setting. She worked tirelessly on my campaign, her outreach was extensive, and the results were fantastic! She secured media coverage for me from the very beginning, including radio interviews across the country and Canada, placement of articles written by me in numerous magazines throughout the U.S., interviews as an expert with newspaper reporters, including for the Miami Herald, and book reviews in locations such as the Washington Post. My publicist was a true professional who was committed to my project. Her responsiveness to my questions and needs were both immediate and impressive. To say that I am thrilled with Smith Publicity and the exposure they garnered for my book would be an understatement!

Jan Hanson, author of Food Allergies: A Recipe for Success at School

Jan Hanson, M.A., has over twenty years experience in the area of food allergy management and, todate, has advised hundreds of families and educators as a highly regarded consultant, speaker, and author of Food Allergies: A Recipe for Success at School. To learn more please visit: www.foodallergyed.com.

Thin From Within: The Powerful Self-Coaching Program for Permanent Weight Loss

From start to finish, I found Smith Publicity offered me the attention, interest, and support that is so vital when your book is released. It’s hard to imagine that others can be just as passionate as you when it comes to your book, but the publicists at Smith always kept pace with my energy and enthusiasm. From the many targeted pitches and diligent follow-ups, I was kept quite busy with print, radio, and TV engagements.

Dr. Joe Luciani, author of Thin From Within: The Powerful Self-Coaching Program for Permanent Weight Loss

Dr. Joe Luciani has been a practicing clinical psychologist for more than thirty-five years. He’s the internationally best-selling author of the Self-Coaching series of books, published in nine languages. He’s written articles and been featured in numerous national magazines and newspapers, including O, The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, USA Today, Fitness, Health, Shape, and Body and Soul. He appears frequently on national TV, radio, print and online outlets.

The Great Pain Deception

Smith Publicity is a rare entity these days in the world of book publicity. They were honest and hard-working. I hired them to help me boost the presence of my new book, The Great Pain Deception. They did everything they said they would do, working the phone lines, and email, to every outlet possible. My publicist was a pleasure to work with. She answered all of my questions immediately, and did everything I asked of her. She remembered the small details of things we talked about, as if it were her own book. The Smith team stayed in close touch with me on every detail of the campaign, and was even available for my questions after the campaign ended. It was a pleasure working with everyone there. I would hire them again in a second. They truly want your book to succeed.

Steve Ozanich, author of The Great Pain Deception

Steven Ray Ozanich, a mindbody health consultant, penned The Great Pain Deception based on his own experience, the work of Dr. John Sarno, and over ten years of intensiveresearch. Over the years, Ozanich has helped to heal hundreds, possibly even thousands, of people. Learn more at www.PainDeception.com.

Reality Parenting: As NOT Seen on TV

At first I was a little skeptical of working with a publicity company, but the Smith Publicity team quickly alleviated all my doubts and concerns. I am very pleased with all the interest in my book that the Smith team was able to drum up. I am definitely better off than I would have been if I had not engaging Smith Publicity in my publicity and marketing efforts.

Treion Muller, author of Reality Parenting: As NOT Seen on TV

Treion Muller moved to the U.S. from South Africa in 1995 to attend college, where he graduated with honors and married the most beautiful woman in the world. After working for a time in the “real world,” he continued his studies and received a Masters in adult learning, which he uses daily as FranklinCovey’s Director of Development for the Online Learning and Digital Solutions Group. Reflecting on his life as a father of five, Muller is the author of Dad Rules: A Simple Manual for a Complex Job, Mom Rules: Because Even Superheroes Need Help Sometimes (coauthored with his wife, Soni), and his newest book, Reality Parenting: As NOT Seen on TV.

Nonflict: The Art of Everyday Peacemaking

After much research we chose Smith Publicity for the promotion of our first book, Nonflict: The Art of Everyday Peacemaking. Our initial contact and business development representative gave us the confidence to proceed. From the start, our publicist’s professionalism, patience and enthusiasm were all apparent. Communication was excellent as were the results of our three month initial campaign which included North America initially and English language international for a month. Media attention included local and national TV, radio and many writing opportunities. We have nothing but praise and recommend Smith Publicity without reservation.

Dr. Amir Kfir and Stephen Hecht, author of Nonflict: The Art of Everyday Peacemaking

Dr. Amir Kfir is an organizational psychologist with Amirror, co-founder of Million Peacemakers, creator of The Nonflict Way, and has facilitated Peace Action Forums globally, including Israeli-Arab, Arab-American, Greek-Turkish, Armenian-Turkish, and Jewish-Muslim forums. For over 25 years, Dr. Kfir has been helping companies worldwide in organizational transformation and has been a leader in the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and Peace Action Network (PAN) forum methodology process.

Stephen Hecht, President and Chief Executive Peacemaker of Million Peacemakers, is the winner of numerous national, international, business and community awards and is a leader in YPO. With over 30 years in private and public businesses, divorce, re-marriage, kids and step-kids, Hecht has experienced many conflicts and shares some of the lessons learned from his own journey and some from the triumphs of the many he has helped. He has an MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University.

I enjoyed working with Smith Publicity very much. They worked hard and established good contacts for me and followed up in a very timely fashion.

Nancy Marshall

Nancy Marshall, M.A., L.P.C., is a clinician with 35 years of experience, including 8 years facilitating a support group for families and friends of people who have been lost to suicide. She is also the author of a book on family dynamics, titled Why Family Therapy Doesn’t Work.

Befriending the Wolf: The Guide to Living and Thriving with Lupus

I had Smith Publicity promote my book, Befriending the Wolf: The Guide to Living and Thriving with Lupus. Although it’s target audience is very focused, I was amazed at the amount of interest they generated in diverse media that I would have never thought of. They are very nice and comfortable to work with, and they make life easy taking you step by step, which is very helpful, especially for people like me who have not the first clue about marketing a book! Thank you Smith Publicity for making the experience of book marketing a fun and easy experience.

Milly Diericx, author of Befriending the Wolf: The Guide to Living and Thriving with Lupus

Milly Diericx was diagnosed with Lupus Erythematosus Systemicus in 2001. Her diagnosis inspired her to search for alternative means of dealing with this condition. She is now a dedicated therapist, teaching proven methods that bring solace and hope to others. She lives in Mexico City with her family.

I Am the Marrying Kind: A Guide to Getting Married, Staying Married, and Being Happily Married

My experience with Smith Publicity was nothing short of excellent.  My publicist continuously and confidently guided me through my many interviews.  I never felt as if I was “swinging in the wind.” As a new author, I was nervous and unsure of this whole process but my publicist’s dedication to this campaign kept her on top of  everything; It was as if she could read my mind.  She had a very clear idea of who I am as an author and the message that I wanted to convey to my audience.  Many people offer a lot, but deliver little to nothing.  I could take my publicist for her word.  Whatever she told me that she was going to do, she did it. She was an awesome publicist and is an outstanding asset to Smith Publicity. I look forward to working with Smith Publicity with my future books.

Maria Brinson-Sampson, author of I Am the Marrying Kind: A Guide to Getting Married, Staying Married, and Being Happily Married

Maria Brinson-Sampson received her Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, and her Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from the University of North Dakota at Minot. She is the proud mother of two daughters and the wife of retired Air Force veteran, Trey Sampson. Brinson-Sampson has traveled extensively; she and her family lived in Italy for about five years.  She is Founder and Chief Executive Office of the Marrying Kind, Inc. Websites: www.iamthemarryingkind.comwww.webemarried.com

HAMPTON WEEKENDS: Easy Menus for Causal Entertaining All Year Round

My experience with Smith Publicity has been a good one. I can’t thank my publicist enough for the passion and commitment she brings to her job. Her belief in me as an author together with her persistence has given me faith in publicists. She has been fantastic. Publicity doesn’t come easy to me. But for the sake of a higher moral ground, the recipient for any of my profits Hospital for Special Surgery, The Wright Prosthetic Fund, I have persevered. Thanks all.

Ellen Wright, author of HAMPTON WEEKENDS: Easy Menus for Causal Entertaining All Year Round

Ellen Wright is the author of three cookbooks and has appeared several times on The Today Show and Larry King Live. She studied under Julia Child, worked with the prestigious James Beard for seven years and has earned several awards for her work with the Hospital of Special Surgery, New York, NY where she is a trustee.

Stepping into Consciousness- A Guide to Living a Life of Joy, Meaning, and Abundance

I highly recommend Smith Publicity. My publicist was instrumental in helping me build my brand, increase exposure for my book, my blogs as well as my teachings. When I began working with herI did not know what to expect. Her wise and experienced guidance, together with her words of encouragement helped me look outside of the box to build my career as a spiritual teacher and author. Working with Smith was a delight and I would recommend them wholeheartedly to anyone seeking help with publicity.

Nicky Rolland, author of Stepping into Consciousness- A Guide to Living a Life of Joy, Meaning, and Abundance

Nicky Rolland is a spiritual teacher and author. She holds a Bachelor in Commerce from Concordia University. She completed her medicine wheel training with the Four Winds Society before becoming a certified Kripalu yoga teacher.

Fat Girl: How to Let Go of Your Weight and Get on With Your Life

Many thanks to Smith Publicity for taking me and my book Fat Girl by the hand and introducing us to the wider world. My publicist made the most of my little book, working tirelessly to get its message of self-healing out to all the right reviewers, outlets and readers. The result? Lots of interviews, web traffic, new followers on Facebook and Twitter and more top-of-mind awareness than I ever thought possible. As an advertising copywriter, I’m used toiling in anonymity and working behind the scenes for my clients, but the Smith team put me front and center and made me feel like a star!

Susan Bodiker, author of Fat Girl: How to Let Go of Your Weight and Get on With Your Life

With 30 years’ experience as a copywriter, broadcast producer and account planner, Susan Bodiker has developed branding, image and fund-raising campaigns for advocacy, association, health care, nonprofit, professional practice and retail clients. She has also created print, broadcast and digital advertising, training materials and web content for a range of local and national marketers—from AARP to the YMCA. She is the founder of One Girl Wellness, a health-coaching consultancy dedicated to “raising stronger women one girl at a time”.

Live Long, Die Short

Working with Smith Publicity was the best decision I made after my book was published. You can tell when you’re in the hands of professionals. My publicist was the Tom Brady of the media world. Tireless, talented, and connected, she led me through the whirlwind of the media as if it were just another walk in the park.

Dr. Roger Landry, author of Live Long, Die Short

Dr. Roger Landry, author of Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging. Dr. Landry has been featured nationally and internationally on radio and TV with NBC, FOX News, ABC, and CBS, as well as BBC radio. Dr. Landry has also written exclusive articles, and been called on as an expert in the field of aging by publications such as EsquireUS News and World ReportHuffington Post US/Canada, Los Angeles Daily News, About.com, Assisted LivingExpert Beacon and eHow, GRAND MagazineSenior PlanetJournal of Aging and HealthDenver Post, and ThirdAge. He is president of Masterpiece Living, a multi-specialty group committed to older adults aging in a better way.

True Love: How to use science to understand love

When you write and publish a book, you have to make tens of decisions. Once all is done, you will most likely stop and look back at your decisions. You ask yourself: What were my worst mistakes and what were my best decisions.

For me, the best decision is without doubt or even one second of reflection is my choice for a publicist. I selected Smith Publicity publicist.

 

They are highly-motivated professionals. My publicists worked hard from day one. They helped my fine tune my marketing plans, my message and improve my performance at the different outlets that I gained access to. Their professional continuous feedback made each interview better than the previous one. A great part of my book success came from their professional services. I will use them for all my publications.

Fred Nour, M.D., author of True Love: How to use science to understand love

Dr. Nour is a Neurologist (specialist in brain disorders) who is certified in both Neurology and Neurophysiology (electric studies of the brain) by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He holds two British degrees: Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England & Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of London.

Dr. Nour was a Clinical Instructor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford for three years, after completing his Neurology training at the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine in Texas before going into private practice. He currently teaches Neurology at the University of California, Irvine.

As a Neurologist & Neuroscientist, Dr. Nour began his interest in the science of love many years ago, as he watched some of his friends marry the wrong people while others had very happy marriages. He began lecturing about love in the 1990s at the request of his patients, detailing the biology of mate selection, falling in and out of love, and how the brain-induced chemicals and genes control many aspects of the true everlasting love and how to grow it.

Born in Egypt, Dr. Nour left Cairo in 1977 after graduating in the top of his class at the Medical School of Cairo University. Looking for the freedom to study medical subjects of interest to him in the U.S., he made his way to London but got caught in three-year emigration process. After many years of private Neurology practice in the Midwest and due only to an allergy to Canadian Geese, which flourish in large populations there, Dr. Nour moved to Southern California. Happily married with two daughters in college, he is now semi-retired. He is an accomplished painting artist, videographer, photographer and a graphic designer. He enjoys opera, sailing, tennis, bicycling, and learning about other cultures through travel, all while still enjoying helping patients with complex neurological disorders.

The Balance Myth: Rethinking Work/Life Success

Smith Publicity delivers results! She is focused, creative and professional. My book would not have been successful without the team at Smith Publicity. The continued innovation and pulse on the market is unmatched.

Teresa Taylor, author of The Balance Myth: Rethinking Work/Life Success

Featured in Fortune, Wall Street JournalMarie Claire, Bloomberg, CNN and many other news outlets. A straight forward, practical resource, The Balance Myth book shows women that by leaving behind the frustrating and useless idea of work-life balance they can stop feeling guilty and frustrated. Former long time COO of Qwest, a $12 billion telecommunications and media company, Teresa Taylor is a sought after as a speaker on topics including leadership, economic development, and innovation.

Raise the Child You’ve Got—Not the One You Want

I highly recommend Smith Publicity. My publicist was a superstar in pitching my parenting book and getting radio and TV spots—including the TODAY Show—as well as article and book excerpt placements. She is smart, kind, hard-working and willing to go beyond the call of duty for her clients. Working with my publicist felt like having my BFF on my team!

Nancy Rose, author of Raise the Child You’ve Got—Not the One You Want

A former tax attorney and CPA, Rose now puts her solid credentials and entrepreneurial spirit to use in service of her passion: making sure every child is given license to shine. She has two grown sons and lives in northern California. For more information about Nancy and Raise the Child You’ve Got—Not the One You Want, visit www.nancyjrose.com.

Buy or Run: I'm a Real Home Inspector, Not a TV Celebrity

When I first started to think about who I’d choose to promote my book, the choices where overwhelming regarding the number of publicists out there. Once I talked with Smith, it was obvious that we had a connection and that they understood what my project was all about. Knowing that I was going to be in Ottawa, Canada, it only took a matter of days and Smith had be booked for major radio, TV and newspaper interviews.  When I had a chance to be in Nashville, again within a few days Smith had me booked for an interview with Nashville’s #1 TV news crew. I extended our initial program twice and the phone continued to ring for interviews after we stopped.

Bruce McClure, author of Buy or Run: I'm a Real Home Inspector, Not a TV Celebrity

Bruce McClure RHI/ACI is the author of the book Buy or Run: I’m a Real Home Inspector, Not a TV Celebrity. He has been a custom homebuilder, licensed realtor, and overall entrepreneur for many years. He’s been a professional home inspector since 1998 and a college-level educator of future home inspectors since 2003. McClure began his working career in professional association management (Board of Trade/Chamber of Commerce).

 

The Thinking Girl's Guide to The Right Guy

We are so happy with our choice to work with Smith Publicity to get the word out about our book. Our first contact, Sarah Gilbert was realistic in setting expectations about what opportunities and challenges Smith would face marketing a book almost a year past its publication date. We are thrilled with the work that our publicist did. She was incredibly creative, professional, motivated, and generous, which led to exceptional results in sourcing interviews, articles with our book featured, and book reviews. Smith Publicity has our highest recommendation!

Joanne Davila, PhD and Kaycee Lashman, author of The Thinking Girl's Guide to The Right Guy

Joanne Davila, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Stony Brook University, a clinical psychologist in private practice, and an internationally known expert on young women’s romantic relationships. She lives in Stony Brook, New York, with her partner.

Kaycee Lashman is an organizational change specialist who focuses on relationship dynamics within companies. Married with two children, she lives in Vancouver, Canada.

Navigating The Road of Infertility

As new authors and a new publishing company, we were wary of the overwhelming amount of choices in determining publicity for our first book. We knew we wanted to make a good impression and get a lot of press but had no idea where to start. While searching, we stumbled onto Smith Publicity. They definitely stood out as a reputable, unique company with a family feel.

 

When we spoke with Sophia on the phone for the first time, we truly felt as though she connected with our story. What continued were an amazing four months working with the team at Smith Publicity. Our publicist became our biggest cheerleader and advocate, working tirelessly to promote our book. It is because of Smith Publicity that we had local and international interviews along with a strong portfolio of byline articles in our publicity arsenal as we continue on in our book promotion.

Chrissie Kahan, author of Navigating The Road of Infertility

Chrissie Kahan is an advocate for equity and students with disabilities. As an educator for the past 15 years and an assistant principal for the past 8, she has experience working in partnership with parents, teachers, and related service providers. She is special-education certified and serves as the Individualized Education Program (IEP)/Student Support Team Chair within her elementary school.

Renovate, Remodel... Relax!

We researched over several months for the PR company we felt would best represent our book: Renovate, Remodel….Relax! When we interviewed Smith Publicity, there seemed to be a connection that fit well with our needs. They were open with their approach, sent sample progress reports for our review and provided references to contact. We were introduced to our publicist through a conference call and immediately, we knew we made the right choice. She was enthusiastic and positive with a can-do approach and seemed genuinely interested in our topic and delved in with ideas and her approach in contacting the media. Throughout the extended contract, we collaborated on ideas and angles to present to the media. Our publicist was open to suggestions and responded promptly to questions. She continually represented us professionally and we always felt we were part of the same team. We are very pleased with our choices and look forward to continued involvement.

Kathi Fleck, author of Renovate, Remodel... Relax!

Kathi Fleck is a whole-house designer who specializes in Design/Build, Universal Design and Aging-in-Place. Her designs have gathered the attention of expert remodeling magazines and an award winning designer. Her attention to detail and years in the industry have provided her with an eye for the latest developments and trends around the home. Kathi and her co-partner founded their award winning company, LoneStar Property Solutions, with real people in mind. Since 2007, Kathi has creatively designed and overseen over 320 significant remodeling projects and helped hundreds on homeowners unleash their vision and turn their dream projects into reality.

8 Steps to Reverse Your PCOS: A Proven Program to Reset Your Hormones, Repair Your Metabolism, and Restore Your Fertility

My publicist at Smith Publicity was amazing – she was highly experienced and I could see this shining through in absolutely everything she did. She was as diligent and passionate about my book as she would have been about her own—so much so that we had to do another large print run far sooner than I had anticipated. As soon as I started working with my publicist, so many opportunities were sent my way and much reader interest was generated, resulting in many more women with the condition being helped! I’ll always be grateful to the entire team at Smith Publicity!

Dr. Fiona McCulloch, author of 8 Steps to Reverse Your PCOS: A Proven Program to Reset Your Hormones, Repair Your Metabolism, and Restore Your Fertility

Dr. Fiona McCulloch, the founder and owner of White Lotus Integrative Medicine, has worked with thousands of people seeking better health over the past fourteen years of her practice. She is committed to health education and advocacy, empowering her patients with the most current information on health topics and natural medicine therapies with a warm, empathic approach. Dr. Fiona has published several articles in NDNR, one of the leading journals for naturopathic doctors and other publications for health professionals. Her popular research-based blog receives a monthly readership of 30,000 per month.

Your Complete Guide to College Success: How to Study Smart, Achieve Your Goals, and Enjoy Campus Life.

I’m an academic and did not know how to choose a publicist nor, really, what to expect short of David Letterman devoting an entire show to me and my book. I feel so fortunate to have chosen Smith Publicity. It is clear to me that the firm is run by professionals in every sense of the word. And my publicist exemplified all one could hope for in a professional relationship. She was enthusiastic, hard working, and in a word, admirable in how she interacted with and looked out for her authors. It’s a professional relationship that she treats as a personal one. I’ve learned a lot, enjoyed my interactions, and happily endorse this great outfit.

Donald Foss, author of Your Complete Guide to College Success: How to Study Smart, Achieve Your Goals, and Enjoy Campus Life.

Donald J. Foss, PhD is a distinguished and award-winning researcher and teacher, and currently a Professor of Psychology at the University of Houston.  He is a cognitive psychologist (PhD, University of Minnesota; Post-doctoral Fellow, Harvard University) who has published research and written extensively about language comprehension, learning, memory, and related topics.

Letters From Madelyn, Chronicles of a Caregiver

When I first started thinking about hiring a publicist to help promote my new book, I called a few people and asked for referrals. Most of them said, “I think publicists charge a lot of money and don’t accomplish much.” However, my publisher said, “I’ve heard good things about Smith Publicity. Maybe you should give them a call.” I am so glad I did. While it may be true that some publicists don’t accomplish much, that is not at all true about Smith.

 

In our six-week campaign they did more to promote my book and me as a speaker than I could have ever done on my own. Together we established the goals, they developed the strategy, and then they executed the plan with efficiency and enthusiasm. Initially I told them I had three goals: I wanted to generate awareness and interest in my book. I wanted to book speaking engagements, and I wanted to be invited to become a regular contributor to Huffington Post. All three things happened. My publicists were consummate professionals, and because of the personal interest they took in my work and their commitment to helping me achieve my goals, they also became my friends. The outcome of my campaign with Smith Publicity was well worth the financial investment. I would recommend them to anyone who has something important to share and needs help spreading the word.

Elaine K. Sanchez, author of Letters From Madelyn, Chronicles of a Caregiver

Elaine Sanchez is an author, speaker and co-founder of CaregiverHelp.com. Together with her husband, Dr. Alex Sanchez, they developed a number of online continuing education courses for nurses, long-term care administrators, and mental health professionals. She delivers keynotes, breakout sessions, and trainings at conferences across the country. Some of her clients include: American Brain Tumor Association, LeadingAge, Innova Healthcare, Life Care Planning Law Firms Association, Women’s Foodservice Forum, as well as numerous universities, Area Agencies on Aging, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and elder care organizations. She lives with her husband in Salem, OR.

Psychological Nutrition

When we published our book, Psychological Nutrition, we wanted to enlist the services of a professional publicist. While we considered other companies, after reviewing the ‘Strategy Overview’ as well as our interview with Corinne Moulder, who assured us of dedicated service, we were convinced that this was the company we wanted to work with. Throughout our tenure with Smith Publicity, my publicist worked tirelessly in promoting our book and articles to all types of media. In addition, she quickly responded whenever we had a question or needed consultation. Because she kept us busy, we returned the favor by keeping her busy too, which she happily encouraged. We landed a number of prestigious interviews and article placements, and have made some wonderful contacts. When we write our next book, we plan on returning to Smith Publicity.

Shoba Sreenivasan Ph.D. and Linda E Weinberger Ph.D, author of Psychological Nutrition

Dr. Shoba Sreenivasan earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA in 1986 and completed a post-doctoral forensic fellowship at USC. She is a Clinical Professor at Keck School of Medicine of USC, works as a VA psychologist, and has a private forensic psychology practice. She’s co-authored Totally American, a motivational book, and authored the Mattie Spyglass series. She has also written numerous scholarly publications and book chapters in the fields of forensic psychology, violence risk assessment, and Veterans’ issues.

Dr. Linda E. Weinberger earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston in 1979 and subsequently completed a postdoctoral forensic fellowship at USC. She has been the Chief Psychologist at the USC Institute of Psychiatry, Law, and Behavioral Sciences, and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Keck School of Medicine of USC for over three and a half decades. She is the author of numerous book chapters and scholarly publications in the fields of forensic psychology, suicide risk, and violence risk assessment.

Becoming Wise, a New Hope for Humanity: Ushering in the Age of Genius

My experience working with Smith Publicity has been an amazingly successful one. Upon my request I received a proposal that was very comprehensive and professional, and I immediately liked what the company had to offer. Next came the author’s questionnaire that took quite a while to complete, but that questionnaire was a game-changer for me. It really got me to define my message as well as my market. My publicist did an excellent job. We wrote up the press releases the first week, and by the third week I was getting regular requests for byline articles and radio interviews. These requests continued to come in throughout the campaign so much so that I was glad when it ended just so I could get some rest. All in all, I would recommend Smith Publicity to anyone who has written a book and wants to “Jump Start” his or her campaign. They did a fabulous job for me and I will continue to use their services in the future.

Mary Sue Wallace, author of Becoming Wise, a New Hope for Humanity: Ushering in the Age of Genius

Mary Sue Wallace is a metaphysical author who has written several books including Happyism, a Practical Guide to Happiness. She has researched extensively on the nature of consciousness and the human psyche, spanning from the earlier masters such as Christ, Buddha, Lao-tzu, and Patanjali, to the more current teachers such as Krishnamurti, Eckhart Tolle, Emmet Fox and Ernest Holmes.

The Road You Were Meant To Travel, A Transformational Journey of Reconnecting To Self, Peace, and Abundance

Superb!! I highly recommend Smith Publicity! Not only were they able to understand who I was an author, but they worked hand in hand with me to reach my full potential. Their staff was always supportive and knowledgeable. They took me from a no-named author to an author writing for large international newspapers and magazines like SELF! Once my campaign ended the support didn’t stop either! They continued to send me leads and follow-ups from my campaign. Choosing Smith Publicity as your PR Firm, in my opinion, is choosing success!

Tara Patricia, author of The Road You Were Meant To Travel, A Transformational Journey of Reconnecting To Self, Peace, and Abundance

Patricia is an author and speaker in the field of self-transformation. She holds a Masters in Psychology with Advanced Post Graduate Studies in Clinical and Neuro Psychology.

Punished for Purpose

PEOPLE Magazine, Steve Harvey, Ricki Lake, CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC… and too many more to mention! Thank you so much Smith Publicity for your energy and enthusiasm in getting our story out there!

 

I had spent three years paying publicists. I had a lot of interviews with small radio Internet stations–not on the actual radio. My last publicist I paid for two years and was able to land one good news story. When I hired Smith all that changed! They hit the ground running! Smith had us on radio across the U.S.–NPR stations within a short time and a two-page feature in PEOPLE magazine – to mention only a few of the phenomenal runs. Thank you Smith Publicity for all your dedication and hard work!

Lauri L. Burns, author of Punished for Purpose

Burns is the Founder of The Teen Project, Inc. serves on our Executive Board. She grew up in the Juvenile Dependency System where she was a probation youth and ward of the court. Burns turned her life around five years after emancipation and was determined to make a change for other system youth. She has been taking in “At Risk Youth” for 20 years and has been serving as a foster mother to troubled teens for over 13 years. She owns a computer-consulting firm and is a computer network engineer.

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook

Smith Publicity has been an absolute joy to work with. I was impressed with my publicist’s efficiency and professionalism, which garnered over 40 radio interviews over a two-week period as well as two TV appearances. Even when the campaign was over she continued to forward requests for review copies and interviews–and even a request from Steven Forbes for a signed copy! I am fortunate to have had Smith Publicity at my side to promote my book.

Dinah Bucholz, author of The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook

The New York Times bestseller! With more than 150 easy-to-make recipes, tips, and techniques, you can indulge in spellbindingly delicious meals drawn straight from the pages of your favorite Potter stories. Bucholz taught English before working as a copyeditor for a book publisher. A passionate pie baker known for her fine desserts, Bucholz is now a full-time mother to her four children in Philadelphia, PA.

 

The Spiritual Girl’s Guide to Dating: Your Enlightened Path to Love, Sex, and Soulmates

Thank you SO much for all of your great work! I am beyond thrilled with the campaign you created for my book! You really exceeded expectations on all levels. I am excited to recommend you to other writers knowing they will have a fabulous experience.

Amy Leigh Mercree, author of The Spiritual Girl’s Guide to Dating: Your Enlightened Path to Love, Sex, and Soulmates

Mercree is an expert Spiritual Dating Coach and medical intuitive who has been practicing for eleven years. She is a specialist on spiritual dating and frequent speaker at events who offers us a view of our deepest, most beautiful selves and helps us step into our joyful truth.

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle

My publicist and the Smith Publicity book marketing team worked very hard on my behalf and communicated regularly with me. They had great hook ideas and were open and responsive to my input. The client needs to do their part—such as preparation and availability—but they’ll do theirs!

Michelle May, M.D., author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle

Michelle May, M.D. is a recovered yoyo dieter and the founder of the Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Program which received the Excellence in Patient Education Innovation Award. She holds an M.D. from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and a B.S. in Psychology from Arizona State University.

 

We were delighted with the work that Smith Publicity and our publicist did to promote our book. They worked tirelessly to arrange an author tour across the U.S., securing excellent TV coverage and widespread reviews. The detailed weekly reports were very informative and kept us fully involved in the campaign. Smith fully deserves its fantastic reputation and we wholeheartedly recommend their services.

Francesca Yarde-Buller, Publicity Manager, Duncan Baird Publishers

Duncan Baird Publishers, the leading independent publisher of illustrated books in the fields of Mind, Body & Spirit, Health and Well-being) & Watkins Publishing, publisher of both illustrated and non-illustrated books in Spiritual Wisdom, Self-Help and Inspiration, and Health & Well-being, as well as continuing its long tradition of publishing core esoteric titles.

Briefcase Essentials: Discover Your 12 Natural Talents for Achieving Success in a Male-Dominated Workplace

Hiring a publicist is like choosing a partner. What credentials and qualities did I look for?

1. Solid contacts and relationships with media;
2. Drive, determination, creativity, intelligence, and excellent people skills;
3. Responsiveness;
4. An ability to execute the author’s articulated goals; and
5. Capacity to maintain a positive and winning attitude throughout the campaign.

My representative at Smith Publicity was that ‘partner.’ A special thanks to the President of Smith Publicity, Sandy Poirier Smith, for selecting a perfect partner match for me.

Susan Tose Spencer, author of Briefcase Essentials: Discover Your 12 Natural Talents for Achieving Success in a Male-Dominated Workplace

In Tose Spencer’s book, women will learn how to succeed in male-dominated business environments. Susan was an entrepreneur and business professional before many women had the courage to play in the big leagues with men. Her companies reached annual revenues of $50 million. Susan learned about football and business from her father, Leonard Tose, who owned a professional football team. She was the first and only female to hold the position as General Manager of an NFL team, The Philadelphia Eagles.

The Black Quarterback Syndrome: How to Succeed as a First or Pioneer in an Organization

I enjoyed my time with Smith and especially my representative. I sensed a deep commitment to me as a client and could see her dogged yet professional perseverance. Smith did what they said they were going to do, and even more by using a variety of creative ideas! Further, they were obviously sincerely interested in the concepts of my book, not just because it was their job to show interest but there was an ‘America needs this’ kind of interest and that surprised and pleased me. My campaign was a team-collaboration, they had a team yes, but it was also a close collaboration with me, and they listened with the ears of an elephant. I’m the kind of guy who never stops thinking about the monthly fee and the ticking meter but I am so glad that after a year of painstaking research I finally selected Smith!

Norman M. Davis, Ph.D., author of The Black Quarterback Syndrome: How to Succeed as a First or Pioneer in an Organization

Dr. Davis writes about the extra pressure many individuals face when they begin a new position and find they are the first of a kind or a pioneer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in General Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, a Masters in Community Psychology and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Development from The Union Institute and University. He has worked in a variety of organizations, both public and private in management positions for over 25 years, and is an organizational and diversity consultant. Currently he is a Professor of Business Administration Management at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut.

The Fifth Decade, Is It Just My Life or Is It Perimenopause?

By the time I contacted Smith Publicity, I was exhausted and stressed from years of researching and writing my book, The Fifth DecadeIs It Just My Life or Is It Perimenopause?, from finding a literary agent and then a publisher, and finally choosing a PR firm.  To my pleasant surprise, Smith Publicity, especially my personal publicist, made the publicity aspect of getting my book to market both easy and stress-free!

 

I chose Smith Publicity because they, alone, took the time to research my credentials and my book before we signed a contract.  It was clear they were willing to personalize my campaign to get the best results in promoting my book.

 

I was on numerous radio shows, quoted and featured in magazines and newspaper articles and feel wonderful about the exposure I have gotten.  I have only good things to say about Smith Publicity. I highly recommend them!

Deborah Wagner, Ph.D., author of The Fifth Decade, Is It Just My Life or Is It Perimenopause?

Deborah Wagner, Ph.D. is a Developmental Psychologist with a license for clinical practice. She spent eight years as Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. In that position she conducted longitudinal research on women and their relationships with their children, children’s emotional, intellectual and psychological development, and conducted intervention studies on high risk, urban families. During that time, Dr. Wagner was a contributor to over a dozen professional publications and presentations at scientific conferences dedicated to psychological development of children and families.

Mentalist Martial Arts: Conflict Resolution through Misdirection

It was an honor and a privilege to have worked with Smith Publicity! I have not come across such a high standard of professionalism in a long time.

Dr. Ryan Blumenthal, author of Mentalist Martial Arts: Conflict Resolution through Misdirection

In this book, Dr. Blumenthal teaches us a new technique to positively influence and control high emotion situations. He draws on the tools of neurolinguistic programming and the theory of mentalism to create the fourteen principles of Mentalist Martial Arts. Dr. Blumenthal is a forensic pathologist based in South Africa.

Victory Over Violence: Nancy’s Story and The Business of Me

Smith Publicity ROCKS! They are professional, prompt and know how to get your name out there. I was so impressed with the research they did about my book’s subject which led to numerous interviews and articles. I am now a ‘known’ expert in my field. Smith Publicity gets results!

Nancy Salamone, author of Victory Over Violence: Nancy’s Story and The Business of Me

Nancy worked as an executive for major Wall Street financial service companies for 25 years. She remains devoted to her teaching and visionary creation of “The Business of Me,” a curriculum that teaches financial self-sufficiency to women.

 

You Are Never Alone: Prayers and Meditations  to Sustain You Through Breast Cancer

Smith Publicity conducted the campaign for my book with great energy, continuous creativity, and superb follow-through. They generated dozens of local and regional media ‘hits’ as well as national mention in Newsweek. It was a pleasure to work with them.

Maureen Murray, author of You Are Never Alone: Prayers and Meditations to Sustain You Through Breast Cancer

Murray is a professional speaker, trainer, and coach. A contributor to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Maureen is the co-author of Exceptional Accomplishment. A survivor of breast cancer, Maureen sees You Are Never Alone as a heartfelt mission, and a source for enlightenment, fellowship, and strength for breast cancer patients.

Queering the Tranny: New Perspectives on Male Transvestism and Transsexualis

Thank you, Smith Publicity, for all the hard work that was put into my campaign. I felt very much involved and kept in touch. In your promotional work you talk about creative solutions and this is very much evidenced in the work we achieved over our time together.

Alex Drummond, author of Queering the Tranny: New Perspectives on Male Transvestism and Transsexualis

Drummond is a psychotherapist, academic, author, artist, artisan and social activist with clinical and research interests in transgender and adult ADHD, and a curious passion for social media and video production.

 

Mighty Spice: Fast, Fresh and Vibrant Dishes Using No More Than 5 Spices for Each Recipe

Smith Publicity had a very limited time to launch my book, Mighty Spice Cookbook, and arrange a book publicity tour for me. They absolutely nailed it, with multiple television interviews, including The Daily Buzz, New Day Northwest, Fox 5 Morning News San Diego, Sonoran Living and ABC7 News Chicago, etc. They also secured for me radio slots and my book in front of a huge amount of print and online media. Amazing, good job guys!

John Gregory Smith, author of Mighty Spice: Fast, Fresh and Vibrant Dishes Using No More Than 5 Spices for Each Recipe

Smith, from the UK, has travelled all over the world in search of the perfect recipes visiting such far off locales as South East Asia, India, Sri Lanka, the Middle East and Mexico. He incorporated all of his experience and knowledge in this first cookbook The Mighty Spice Cookbook. He has written recipes and spice features for brands, magazines and websites including Bacardi, Men’s Health and GQ.com and just filmed a guest spot on a new Good Food series Perfect.

 

We have worked with Smith Publicity on several projects and have found their staff organized in planning campaigns and effective in implementing them. The people at Smith are friendly, knowledgeable, and conscientious. I would recommend the company to other book publishers.

Josh Stevens

Publisher, Reedy Press

More Vegetables, Please! Over 100 Easy and Delicious Recipes for Eating Healthy Foods Each and Every Day

Smith Publicity was instrumental in getting the word out about my book, More Vegetables, Please! as well as the non-profit. My book publicist was always available for me and never lost her patience with my seemingly endless questions. She was tireless! I look forward to working with Smith Publicity in the future when my next book is published. I can’t imagine a better team.

Patty James, author of More Vegetables, Please! Over 100 Easy and Delicious Recipes for Eating Healthy Foods Each and Every Day

James is a Certified Natural Chef with a Master’s degree in Holistic Nutrition. She was founder and director of the Patty James Cooking School and Nutrition Center, the first certified organic cooking school and nutrition center in the country. She is the founder of Shine the Light On Kids

Outswimming the Sharks: Overcoming Adversities, Naysayers, and Other Obstacles to Lead a Meaningful Life

As a first time author, I was quite apprehensive about engaging a publicity firm. From the very first conversation, Smith Publicity understood my goals and the key messages I wanted to deliver with my book.  My publicist worked with me for five months in building a superb campaign. Smith Publicity was extremely effective in generating interest, diligent in following up, and most importantly, getting coverage with the right audience. Working with the Smith Publicity book marketing team was a great experience and pure pleasure!

Joong Hyun, author of Outswimming the Sharks: Overcoming Adversities, Naysayers, and Other Obstacles to Lead a Meaningful Life

Hyun was born in Seoul, immigrated to the United States at a young age, and has since worked and lived in numerous countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For the past two decades, he has worked with many global Fortune 500 companies in various capacities. His experiences include working as a managing director for an international consultancy, as vice president of Global Strategy and vice president of Asia Region for a multibillion-dollar US-based company. He received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech, Masters degree from Northwestern, and MBA from Carnegie Mellon.

 

Perpetual Motivation: How to Light Your Fire and Keep It Burning in Your Career and in Life

Smith Publicity publicists are dedicated, creative and determined. They helped me achieve bestseller status on Amazon.com, secured many interviews for me, and got great exposure for my book in newspapers and magazines through their book publicity program. I recommend them highly!

Dave Durand, author of Perpetual Motivation: How to Light Your Fire and Keep It Burning in Your Career and in Life

Durand is a best-selling author; trainer of well over 100,000 individuals in sales, marketing, and business management; and above all, a faithful Catholic. He outlines five key life components that must be brought into harmony and kept on track, or productivity will inevitably slow to a crawl; once this balance is achieved, less effort is needed to maintain stability and productivity increases.

 

Dream It Do It: Inspiring Stories of Dreams Come True

Working with Smith Publicity was a breeze. I found them to be extremely professional and competent. The best part was our collaborative effort; Smith Publicity worked with me, giving my ideas just the right publicity slant to create a winning pitch. My publicist kept me up-to-date on everything, and I was always treated like an important part of the book publicity team. Great people to work with–I gladly recommend them!

Graciela Sholander, author of Dream It Do It: Inspiring Stories of Dreams Come True

Sholander and her co-author, Sharon Cook, give motivational talks and workshops throughout the U.S. to inspire people to reach their most heartfelt dreams. She tackles a diverse range of topics including teen issues, successful parenting, health & wellness, travel, and personal success.

 

Boot Camp for the Broken-Hearted: How to Survive (and Be Happy) in the Jungle of Love

Smith Publicity’s book marketing services helped me to get my name out there. I am so pleased with their efforts in securing publicity for me and my book that I re-signed with them for two additional contract terms! The return on my investment has been worth it. I highly recommend this firm.

Audrey Valeriani, author of Boot Camp for the Broken-Hearted: How to Survive (and Be Happy) in the Jungle of Love

Valeriani grew up in Boston the youngest of three girls in a working class, Italian-Catholic family. She is the author of two other books, Simple Ways to a Woman’s Heart: Movie Star Maneuvers That Will Take Her Breath Away! and It’s Not Easy Being Me! Random Thoughts of the Modern Woman. She is currently a columnist, freelance writer, coach and relationship expert. She is the Board Chair of Self-Esteem Boston Educational Institute, Inc. and writes a monthly column for the Malden Observer.

Live A Life You Love: 7 Steps to a Healthier, Happier, More Passionate You

My publicist at Smith Publicity, worked tirelessly round the clock on my campaign, with excellent results. At one point, we had more interview requests from network television affiliates around the country than we could possibly handle! Her approach to my book publicity campaign was passionate and personal; she knew my book inside out and was a joy to work with. Thank you so much, Smith Publicity!

Dr. Susan Biali, M.D., author of Live A Life You Love: 7 Steps to a Healthier, Happier, More Passionate You

Dr. Biali holds a Doctorate of Medicine and a Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics from the University of British Columbia. She has received countless academic and personal awards, most recently the Woman of Worth Award in Health & Wellness. She has appeared in national print media such as SELFFitness, Hello!, the Chicago Tribune, and Cosmopolitan and had a “Food for Thought” column for the past eight years in The Medical Post, educating physicians and  health professionals across Canada about nutrition.

Please Knock

Many times with the amount of companies in the world today- we as consumers can become overwhelmed with the idea of selecting a business. Especially with authors, because this is their intimate work, the job of selecting a publicity company becomes even more complicated. I feel very settled having found Smith Publicity for book publicity – I will never use anyone else. As authors what we are really looking for is someone that can promote our work, but not because this is their job but because they understand the importance of our messages—you need not look any further- start with Smith Publicity, you will, like me, never leave.

Erin Dolgan M.A., LPC, SOMB Clinical Psychotherapist, author of Please Knock

Erin Dolgan M.A., LPC, SOMB Clinical Psychotherapist, author of Please Knock (IPPY Bronze Award Winner – Best Children’s Picture Book), a unique book with inviting poems and lively illustrations that provide a starting point for parents and children to discuss and deal with the issue of personal safety Dolgan earned a Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling and is licensed in the State of Colorado as a practicing clinician. She has worked in the field of mental health treatment in Colorado for the past 15 years working with families, children, in private practice mental health and general clinical psychology. Dolgan has worked with juvenile and adult male sexual offenders for a decade in private practice.

Holler for Your Health: Be the Key to a Healthy Family and Cardiology Essential

After first trying to handle my own publicity campaign, I was blown away by the instant response and success of the book marketing campaign when it was placed in Smith’s capable hands. How come I couldn’t do that myself? I was equally impressed with the personal attention I was given by my publicist. I still haven’t figured out when she sleeps as she seems to be available 24/7.

Teresa Holler, author of Holler for Your Health: Be the Key to a Healthy Family and Cardiology Essential

Holler is a physician assistant and former assistant professor of medicine. She holds a masters degree in medicine and has completed doctoral coursework in medical writing and environmental health. She is the director of education for Project Wellness in Roanoke, VA and a core faculty member for Harbor Health Seminars, which teaches health care providers how to address the underlying causes of chronic health problems rather than masking symptoms with medication.

The Lyme-Autism Connection: Unveiling the Shocking Link Between Lyme Disease and Childhood Developmental Disorders

Working with Smith was a productive experience, and the Smith folks were always responsive and communicated well. Book publicity is not overnight magic, but the primary characteristics to look for in an agency are tenacity, creativity, honesty, and aggressiveness. I believe Smith provided good service in all these areas.

Tami Duncan and Bryan Rosner, author of The Lyme-Autism Connection: Unveiling the Shocking Link Between Lyme Disease and Childhood Developmental Disorders

Duncan is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Lyme Induced Autism (LIA) Foundation located in Corona, CA. She is the host of an online radio show called The Lyme-Autism Connection on Autism One Radio and the author of several articles and editorials published in Lyme Times, Public Health Alert, and The Lyme-Autism Connection, a monthly column in the Townsend Letter. Bryan Rosner is the author of four books focusing on Lyme disease education. He is an internationally recognized author, educator and speaker.

Dealing with Addiction: Why the 20th Century Was Wrong

Smith Publicity has put me on the map! Working with my publicist was a great experience. Enthusiasm and dedication were apparent from the start. She was confronted by a challenging task: connect with media on behalf of a radical intellectual who identifies not only as ‘PhD,’ but also as a ‘crackhead.’ She and Smith never once disappointed me, and she taught me a lot. I’m a smart guy, I know talent when I see it. In six short weeks their efforts dwarfed what I had been able to accomplish in several months–and I happen to be in the communication business myself. I rode a wave of attention from all the right people, and have Smith Publicity to thank for it.

Dr. Peter Ferentz, author of Dealing with Addiction: Why the 20th Century Was Wrong

Ferentzy holds a Ph.D. in Social and Political Thought from York University. His dissertation is a historical sociology of the origins and recent development of the modern concept of addiction with an emphasis on how it has interacted with ideas about mental illness and compulsions in general.

Mind, Body & Soul: A Guide to Living with Cancer

The publicists of Smith Publicity are ‘attack’ publicists. Their cutting-edge press releases and professional standards have earned them the respect of the media, and the authors they represent. If you want book publicity on TV, radio, newspapers and magazines, you want Smith Publicity!

Nancy Hassett Dahm, author of Mind, Body & Soul: A Guide to Living with Cancer

Hassett Dahm is a compassionate, well-trained nurse who has cared for over 400 cancer patients and their families. This book has all the answers to all the questions she was ever asked.

 

Fabulous Faces: From Motivation to Transformation Through Facial Plastic Surgery

During our three-month campaign with Smith Publicity they carried out all of the duties and performed responsibly in complete compliance with our original agreement. Through Smith Publicity our team also received weekly updates as to all of the media outlets that had been contacted and the status of the relationship. Smith Publicity was successful in obtaining a number of radio interviews and print media placements.

Peter A. Adamson, MD, author of Fabulous Faces: From Motivation to Transformation Through Facial Plastic Surgery

With the help of true stories from transformed patients, Dr. Peter Adamson provides an intimate glimpse into the experience of plastic surgery. Peter A. Adamson, M.D., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.S., is recognized as an international leader in facial plastic surgery.  Dr. Adamson lectures nationally and internationally on the latest advances in cosmetic facial surgery. He has contributed more than 160 scientific publications to the medical literature, and made hundreds of medical presentations in over 25 countries.

Making the Shift: Field Guide to the Emerging Consciousness

I just LOVED my experience with Smith Publicity! My publicist brought such receptivity, warmth, interest, creativity and a very focused attention to my book. Her immediate responsiveness coupled with her welcoming and flexible approach made this process fun, exciting and comfortable for me.   She pitched my book in a way that beautifully represented who I am and the message of my book. This augmented my professional credibility in the world. I so look forward to working with Smith again in the near future. Thank you so much, Smith Publicity!

Moriah Marston, author of Making the Shift: Field Guide to the Emerging Consciousness

A soul-based psychotherapist for more than 30 years, Moriah Marston has had the honor and privilege to explore, at a very deep level, the souls of thousands of people. Marston has been a practitioner of psychologically-based astrology since 1970 and dream analysis since 1989. She has been a gifted conscious channel since 1986 for Ascended Master Djwhal Khul, and was encouraged by him to write her new book, Making the Shift: Field Guide to the Emerging Consciousness. In 1991, Marston founded the School of the Golden Discs, a center for soul nourishment and expanding consciousness. Marston currently resides in Massachusetts with her husband, Zayne.

30 Ways to Better Days: How to Rally After You've Been Dumped

I went from being a life and business coach with a good reputation to an expert in my field in four months. Why? Because Smith Publicity said so. They sent my book out to every major network, radio station and print medium in North America. The response was off the charts. One thing I know for sure, you are only as good as the people you surround yourself with. Hiring Smith Publicity was one of the smartest things I have ever done. This is a company you can trust to tell you the truth and in turn create magic!

Caird Urquhart, author of 30 Ways to Better Days: How to Rally After You've Been Dumped

30 Ways to Better Days: How to Rally After You’ve Been Dumped is a self-help book aimed at women who have just gone through a relationship breakup. The chapters are short and sweet. The book is an easy to read, no nonsense handbook with the intention of helping women of all ages lift their confidence and become empowered to move on.