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The Loyalist Team: How Trust, Candor, and Authenticity Create Great OrganizationsSep

We worked with Smith Publicity for 9 months following the publication of our first book. I cannot say enough about my publicist and the quality of her work. She is everything you would want in a partner – passionate, hard-working, high-energy, and organized. Additionally, she has obviously built strong relationships with so many people at numerous publications. Her success rate in landing us interviews, podcasts, articles, etc was outstanding. Our publicist was one of those rare people who actually follows through on all her commitments. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with our book publicity!

Audrey Epstein
Partner, The Trispective Group

Linda Adams, Abby Curnow-Chavez, Audrey Epstein, and Rebecca Teasdale, author of The Loyalist Team: How Trust, Candor, and Authenticity Create Great OrganizationsSep

The Trispective Group focuses on understanding and improving the people side of business. Through their extensive work in many companies, they’ve learned what it takes to develop effective, healthy and sustainable leaders, teams and organizations. Clients have included companies such as PetSmart, Kaiser, Orbitz, and others.

Website: www.trispectivegroup.com

Toxic Home/Conscious Home

As an unknown first time author with a very small platform, I was doubtful I would receive any significant media attention. I researched several publishing options and literary publicists and decided to work with Smith Publicity. My publicist initially assessed my goals for the launch. I found her to be a true professional. In the four months we worked together, she was able to secure me 14 TV spots, mostly on local news stations, including major broadcast channels in New York City, Boston, and Chicago. She got my bylines featured in many print and online articles, including Healthline and Reader’s Digest. I was interviewed in many podcasts, and by several freelance writers. It was a very busy book launch, but I can say that working with Smith Publicity made the process a wonderful experience. My publicist was encouraging, enthusiastic, sensible, resourceful, hard working, and available!  In short, I would highly recommend Smith Publicity, and in particular, my publicist for any literary related media needs.

Rob Brown, MD, author of Toxic Home/Conscious Home

Dr. Rob Brown has been a practicing radiologist for the past twenty-five years. Throughout his career, he has witnessed first-hand the adverse effects of toxins on human health. He received his B.A. from Brown University, M.D. from The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, and completed his residency training in diagnostic radiology at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Brown completed a musculoskeletal radiology fellowship at University of California San Diego, during which time he authored several research papers subsequently published in peer reviewed publications, including the industry-leading journals Radiology, AJR, and Radiographics. He currently resides in the Greater Pittsburgh Area.

The Outsider's Guide to UFOs

When you’ve worked for a while with run-of-the-mill outfits, Smith Publicity comes as a breath of fresh air. In a world of largely cynical adherence to carefully worded contracts this is a firm that not only delivers what it says it will deliver (and with a smile on its face) but delivers more! My experience with its staff was a pleasure from start to finish. They were efficient and empathic, hard-working and proactive. They conjured up some truly great interviews, magazine articles, and podcasts which far exceeded my expectations. Summing up? A refreshingly honest and collaborative corporate ethic, professional, personable, and highly effective. What more could you wish?

James. T. Abbott, author of The Outsider's Guide to UFOs

The Outsider’s Guide to UFOs is for anyone for whom “the UFO thing” is enduringly fascinating but bafflingly complex. It cuts out all the smoke and mirrors and focuses on core questions like what are UFOs, how long have they been around, and are they hoaxes, figments of the imagination, or real?

Author James Abbott is a highly experienced researcher who has spent years studying this timeless debate as an outsider. With no vested interests, he presents all sides of the story without fear or favor.

Birds of Wonder

Smith Publicity helped me launch my book in a way that never would have been possible had I not found them. They are standouts among other publicity enterprises, and I could sense this from my very first contacts with them. They know the business, they take on tough cases (mine, for example!), and they get results. They also gently led me into the world of social media, which I had previously adamantly eschewed, and converted me into an adept user of, and true believer in, Instagram. If you’re wondering whether Smith is better than those other publicists you’re considering, assume they are!

Cynthia Robinson, author of Birds of Wonder

Cynthia Robinson, author of Birds of Wonder. Cynthia is a writer and art historian based in Ithaca, New York. Her short fiction has been published by The Arkansas Review, Epoch, The Missouri Review, Slice, and others. She is Mary Donlon Alger Professor of Medieval and Islamic Art at Cornell University

How to Be a Great Salesperson by Monday Morning

If you want a dramatic increase in your book sales then Smith Publicity is THE firm for you. Within one week I had people coming at me from all directions wanting information about my book. Smith Publicity has the contacts, and the expertise, to make you a star! I will be a lifetime client!! Thank you Smith Publicity.

Dave Cook, author of How to Be a Great Salesperson by Monday Morning

Award-winning author Dave Cook, CEO and founder of Sales Training On-the-Go, is one of the most in-demand experts on sales training, coaching, and motivation around the world. Cook is the #1 rated producer at Business and Legal Resources (BLR), with awards including: CEO / President’s Club Award for Outstanding Sales Achievement for all eleven years of his employment and the Joe Berneski Leadership Award for Outstanding Leadership Skills. With unparalleled expertise, Cook’s training will help anyone to rise to the top of their field and achieve their greatest professional goals, faster than they ever thought possible.

The Craft Kingdom: DIY and Craft Projects for Kids and Adults

Thank you so much Smith Publicity for a highly professional service. You made this process amazing and due to a great PR campaign my book is out there.

Eli Maor, author of The Craft Kingdom: DIY and Craft Projects for Kids and Adults

Eli Maor is the author of the book The Craft Kingdom, which came after years of creating, teaching crafting workshops and a whole lot of DIY fun. She obtained a bachelor of arts in media and business management, and went on to study interior design. While obtaining her degrees, she sold handmade crafts at art fairs and booths.

Maor shares crafting videos on her YouTube channel, The Craft Kingdom. You can also connect with her on Facebook and Instagram.

For more information visit www.thecraftkingdom.com.

The Secret Life of a Weight-Obsessed Woman

I always appreciated how generous the team at Smith Publicity was with their time and knowledge before my actual contract started.  Their effort on my behalf was very encouraging and gave me confidence in Smith from the get-go. What can I say about Janet, who was the primary person I worked with? She is without a doubt the most supportive, competent and reliable person I have worked with in the entire process of writing my book. She is an asset to Smith that goes beyond measure. My questions were answered promptly and fully and she was tenacious in follow up and reaching out to new connections. Mallory was organized and professional and also, like Janet, explained the big and small picture of the publishing process. Warm regards and a big group hug to Smith Publicity. You three are keepers and Smith is lucky to have you all!

Iris Pastor, author of The Secret Life of a Weight-Obsessed Woman

Iris Ruth Pastor has published more than 700 columns in various outlets, including the Huffington Post, where she was named a “Must Read Blogger.” The Secret Life of a Weight-Obsessed Woman, emphasizes that change and renewal are possible at any age and any stage.

Speaking throughout the country on a broad range of topics centered on “Preserving Your Bloom,” Pastor offers insights on self-care as the key to happiness.

For more information, visit www.irisruthpastor.com, sign-up for her weekly newsletter, and connect with Pastor on Twitter @IrisRuthPastor, Instagram @IrisRuthPastor and Facebook.

The Participation Game: How the Top 100 Brands Build Loyalty In A Skeptical World

I really enjoy my professional engagement of the entire Smith organization – and particularly my publicist. The most critical metric is that the opportunities we’ve garnered have been consistent for the last several years – and in that time, I had two previous PR agencies. None have measured up to the quality and volume of exposure that Smith has been able to muster. We continue to be impressed.

Norty Cohen, author of The Participation Game: How the Top 100 Brands Build Loyalty In A Skeptical World

Norty Cohen is a creative/account guy/researcher whose agency, Moosylvania, develops programming for top national brands. His agency houses a research facility on its campus – and they use national research services to continually dig into consumer motivation. He is featured speaker on national marketing panels and has presented his work at AT&T, Western Union, Taco Bell, Burger King and numerous CMO conferences. The updated study is featured annually in Business Insider and other publications. His other passions include serving as an Executive Board Member of Gateway to Hope, a Breast Cancer Lifeline and playing music in a rock band. He lives in New York and St. Louis.

Eating Well to Win

I was very impressed by how vested my publicists were in the success of my first book. They believed in my project from the beginning. Smith Publicity took pride in answering every question and pitching me to an incredible media list. I will forever be grateful to Smith Publicity for the amount of press and exposure Eating Well to Win received.

Richard Ingraham, author of Eating Well to Win

Chef Richard Ingraham trained at the Art Institute of Atlanta, and soon after began teaching culinary arts at a Miami high school. In 2003, he was offered what is now his current position as Private Chef for NBA star Dwyane Wade. The combination of his world-class training, recognitions, and passion for fine cuisine and spirits has allowed him to create a network of Private Chefs called ChefRLI, which serves a plethora of NBA, NFL, MLB, and entertainment personalities. Chef Richard has competed on The Food Network’s Chopped, partnered as an ambassador with Walmart, GOYA Foods and the National Pork Board, and presented at the South Beach Food & Wine Festival every year since 2011. Eating Well to Win is his first cookbook. Learn more about Chef Ingraham at http://chefrli.com.

Birds of Wonder

Smith Publicity helped me launch my book in a way that never would have been possible had I not found them. They are standouts among other publicity enterprises, and I could sense this from my very first contacts with them. They know the business, they take on tough cases (mine, for example!), and they get results. They also gently led me into the world of social media, which I had previously adamantly eschewed, and converted me into an adept user of, and true believer in, Instagram. If you’re wondering whether Smith is better than those other publicists you’re considering, assume they are!

Cynthia Robinson, author of Birds of Wonder

Cynthia Robinson, author of Birds of Wonder. Cynthia is a writer and art historian based in Ithaca, New York. Her short fiction has been published by The Arkansas Review, Epoch, The Missouri Review, Slice, and others. She is Mary Donlon Alger Professor of Medieval and Islamic Art at Cornell University.

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.

As a new small press publisher eager to carve a niche in a busy publishing market, hiring Smith Publicity has been an integral part of our success and instrumental in how we have brought our titles into the market. We are grateful and lucky to have worked with the entire Smith team as we launched our business, introduced our first titles, and as we continue to build our brand in the years to come. They are passionate about their craft, and work tirelessly to support their clients with unbeatable service, results, and support with a team that is friendly, approachable, and constantly open to new ideas and pushing the envelope.

 

Dr. Lindy Ryan, Owner & Publisher, Black Spot Books

Dr. Lindy Ryan is owner and publisher of Black Spot Books, a traditional publishing house publishing titles in speculative fiction, including genres of fantasy, dark humor, thrillers, and paranormal.

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 was so lucky to have my publicist and the entire Smith team working for me. They were truly passionate about doing what is best for me and constantly pushing the envelope and working from every angle possible.  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

Lori: The Disintegration of My Ordinary Reality

Smith Publicity is a very professional company that provided the structure and the guidance to launch my book. My publicist was a compassionate and caring partner helping me to navigate the media and always had a slew of ideas popping out of her head to move the intentions forward. My book sold over 2000 copies within the first six months because of their hand holding and strategic knowledge that put me on my way to becoming a success!

Lori Morrison, author of Lori: The Disintegration of My Ordinary Reality

Lori Morrison has built a successful practice in Sedona, Arizona, working with clients from all over the world. She’s particular success in supporting those who have experienced trauma, grief, and debilitating life events, and has dedicated herself to the use of alternative methods and ancient wisdom to reduce her clients reliance on antipsychotic medication.

Prior to the spiritual awakening that led Lori to her work in the spirit world and in mental health, she was a New York banker, a successful wine and gourmet food purveyor in Napa Valley, California, and Central America, and a philanthropist.

The House Always Wins

I’m writing to let you know I just finished my three-week engagement with Smith Publicity and I couldn’t be happier. The campaign did exactly what I was hoping for, which is fill in the gaps I couldn’t do on my own. Thanks to Smith Publicity, I have new momentum that I can capitalize on over the coming months. I’m also impressed with my publicist’s diligence, industry knowledge and positive attitude. All in all, this has been a great experience and I hope to be in a position to use your services again, maybe as a prelaunch for a future book. Kudos to my publicist and your entire organization.

Brian Rouff, author of The House Always Wins

Brian Rouff has lived in Las Vegas since 1981, which makes him a long-timer by local standards. He has spent his entire professional career in media and advertising. In 1987, he founded his own marketing firm, servicing clients in such diverse fields as hospitality, computer consulting, and sports information. In 2003, he merged his company with Imagine Marketing (now Imagine Communications) and now serves as managing partner.

His first book, Dice Angel, is a quirky mystery that gives readers a behind-the-scenes peek at the Las Vegas that exists beyond the Strip. Dice Angel is currently the top-rated Las Vegas book on Amazon.com. Brian is also the author of  Money Shot – the story of an unhappy middle-aged man who wins a chance at redemption by attempting a million dollar shot during halftime of the NCAA basketball tournament. The House Always Wins is a Las Vegas ghost story based on an actual haunted house the author and his family lived in during the early 2000s.

Close Deals Faster: The Fifteen Shortcuts of the Asher Sales Method

It took me twenty years to develop and refine the material in my book Close Deals Faster: The Fifteen Shortcuts of the Asher Sales Method and I didn’t want to entrust its future success to just anyone. I was referred to the experts at Smith Publicity and am so glad I teamed up with them. With Smith’s close connections to editors and bloggers and their skill at high payoff submissions, we targeted a publication campaign that achieved results far beyond my expectations. Great people. Great ROI.

John Asher, author of Close Deals Faster: The Fifteen Shortcuts of the Asher Sales Method

John is the CEO of Asher Strategies, a high-level growth strategy consulting firm focused on improving sales. Asher is a #1 rated speaker for Vistage, a world-wide network of CEOs. Over the last two decades, he has mentored a large cadre of speakers and trainers that has fueled the growth of ASHER. Asher has held a variety of positions, but a lot of what he learned about leadership and sales he picked up in the Navy, where he served as captain of two nuclear-powered fast attack submarines before becoming the program manager for a billion-dollar software development program. After co-founding an engineering firm in 1986, Asher and his team grew the company at a compounded growth rate of 42 percent per year for 14 straight years. He later started a sales and marketing advisory business, training over 70,000 salespeople in 22 countries on his efficient and effective sales process to quickly close new business.

It was a pleasure to work with Smith Publicity. Our publicist and the whole staff were very attentive and organized and did great work. She was able to reach a lot of key publications quickly and the response was excellent. At the end of our campaign, they sent us all of the contacts for us to continue the follow up and that was really important. I would definitely recommend working with Smith Publicity.

Hallie Warshaw, Publisher & Creative Director, Zest Books

Zest Books is a leader in young adult nonfiction, publishing books on entertainment, history, science, health, fashion, and lifestyle advice since 2006. Our award-winning books are attractively designed, well researched, smart, and easy to read. So whether you’re looking for better ways to cope with stress, new options for life after high school, or a bit more pop culture blended into your information, we’ve got a book for you! Zest Books is distributed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Atheism Kills

This is a commendation for Smith Publicity and my publicist. From day one, my publicist was “on it.” She listened to me and my team, heard our ideas, and incorporated them into the overall plan. She came up with all sorts of contacts in the media world, radio world, and otherwise. I was thoroughly impressed by her dedication and professionalism. The relationship succeeded in the mission, and then some.

Barak Lurie, author of Atheism Kills

Barak Lurie is a managing partner of the firm Lurie & Seltzer in Los Angeles, California. Barak obtained his BA with honors at Stanford University in 1985, and his JD and MBA at the UCLA School of Law and Anderson School of Business in 1989. He is the host of The Barak Lurie Show, on AM870, KRLA in Los Angeles. He was born in Israel and serves on many pro-Christian and pro-Israel boards. Barak is a former atheist who turned to God after using logic, science, and probabilities. Barak pulls no punches as he makes the case for the existence of God―and shows the dangers of atheism. He beats down atheists with a club of reason, history, and science, and exposes atheists’ flawed assumptions.

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.

Welcome to the Slipstream

I had the pleasure of working with a Smith publicist on my debut book launch this summer. Since it was my first book, I didn’t know what to expect from this experience–and, predictably, I was extremely anxious. My publicist addressed so many of my concerns with kindness, and her exciting and creative plan for launching the book exceeded all of my expectations. She was gracious, reassuring, and knowledgeable every step of the way on a very nerve-wracking journey. I’m so grateful for her expertise, overall thoughtfulness, and friendship.

Natalka Burian, author of Welcome to the Slipstream

Natalka Burian by Welcome to the Slipstream (Simon Pulse, a teen imprint of Simon & Schuster) Natalka Burian received an MA at Columbia University, and completed workshops at Sackett Street and Catapult Books. She is the co-owner of the bar Ramona in Brooklyn. Welcome to the Slipstream is her first novel.

 

Monsoon Tide: The First Cinematic Book

We were really impressed with the service we received from Smith Publicity and the amount of media attention they were able to generate for our cBook. From the outset, the concept of our product was well understood and the detailed questionnaire and subsequent conversations meant that the company was able to plan a very targeted media campaign, based on a thorough and clear knowledge of our innovative ebook.

 

We ended up writing a number of by-lined articles for both print and digital media, and had the confidence to do this because of the great guidance and support that our Account Manager gave. The service was exactly the right balance of professionalism, support and innovation. We would not hesitate to recommend Smith Publicity to anyone wishing to get a friendly, professional and efficient team involved in marketing their book. Thank you all so much!

Nick Fletcher and Elsa Maria Evripidou, author of Monsoon Tide: The First Cinematic Book

Elsa Maria Evripidou was born in London, the daughter of a Finnish mother and a Greek Cypriot father and went on to study foreign languages. She has worked in a variety of fields including human resources, teaching and tourism but mainly in the film industry in the last decade. She has written screenplays, worked as a script editor and is also a producer for Laid Back Films. She has always had a passion for writing and wrote the narrative of Monsoon Tide.

Nick Fletcher has worked as an award winning photographer, travelling the world and putting on exhibitions of his photo journalistic work. In the 1990’s, he got involved in the toy and game industry, inventing and designing products for Manik Games and Seven Towns Ltd (best known for bringing the Rubik Cube to the world). In the last twenty years, he has worked as a producer, writer and director in the film industry, creatively involved in projects such as ‘Tales of the Fourth Dimension’ with Richard O’Brien and “Monsoon Tide” the film. Nick wrote the original screenplay and invented the concept of the cBook while  in pre-production of Monsoon Tide.

Beyond The Heavenly Kingdom -The Sino-American Tales Trilogy

Having published more than a dozen books – nonfiction and fiction – with both traditional and often prestigious publishers as well as on my own, I have a very good sense of the demands of book promotion and was delighted to have the chance to work with Smith Publicity who did a fine job with my Sino-American Tales series of historical novels

Dr. Steven Leibo, author of Beyond The Heavenly Kingdom -The Sino-American Tales Trilogy

Dr. Steven Leibo, who writes fiction under the pen name of Li Bo, is a professor of modern international history at the Sage Colleges in New York. Dr. Leibo’s honors include being named a Fulbright scholar and election to the National Committee on US-China Relations. In addition, he holds a courtesy appointment as an “associate in research” at the Fairbank Center on Chinese Studies at Harvard University. He is the author of The Sino-American Tales fictional trilogy which includes Tienkuo: The Heavenly Kingdom and his newest release Beyond The Heavenly Kingdom.

Underdog, the second book in the Viola Vincent Reporting Series

I used Smith to run a campaign in the U.S. and U.K. on my children’s novel. From my first contact I found Smith to be a very professional organization. They showed genuine enthusiasm for my book and I was allocated a publicist who had an interest in the subject matter. My publicist was very polite and professional and she was totally her word. When she said something she would do it. When she said she would call, she did – on the dot. Apart from my publicist’s considerable efforts, I appreciated the feeling of having the Smith team as back up.

Anna Kenna, author of Underdog, the second book in the Viola Vincent Reporting Series

Kenna is a former investigative journalist living in New Zealand and has worked for newspapers, radio and TV and won numerous awards. Now writing children’s books, her stories and books are used in classrooms around the world.

To Hear The Forest Sing

As a self-published writer, I didn’t know what to expect from working with my Smith team, and they far surpassed my my hopes for launching my book. I am very grateful!

Margaret Dulaney, author of To Hear The Forest Sing

Margaret Dulaney is the voice behind the online spoken word website ListenWell.org, with monthly offerings designed to puzzle out spiritual themes through story and metaphor. Among the subjects explored on Listen Well are: mindfulness, spirituality, healing, hope, Christianity, Buddhism, conscious living, inspiration, creativity, God. She writes and records out of a two hundred year old home and studio barn in Bucks County, Pa.www.listenwell.org

No Time to Bury Them

After exceeding my expectations when promoting my first book, I was sure to go back to Smith with the second. My publicist then surpassed my high expectations. Her discretion, adaptability, and insider-knowledge were key to my book’s success. Smith Publicity is money well-spent! Thank you!

Mark Eddy, author of No Time to Bury Them

Mark C. Eddy was born in Newfoundland, and has lived in the greater Toronto area for the last 14 years. No Time To Bury Them is his second book. His first book, The Recent History of Terrorism in Canada, 1963-2013, is a work of historical non-fiction. His third book, The Men In The Woods, will be published in early 2018 and takes place in Newfoundland in 1942 and details the island’s role in the chaotic Battle of the Atlantic. He currently lives in Mississauga with his wife and two daughters. No Time To Bury Them is available via Amazon.ca, Amazon.com, Indigo, Barnes & Noble, and in-store at Mac’s Fireweed Books in YT.

Running Out

“It’s been great working with everyone at Smith Publicity. I appreciate your professional and attentive work on my behalf, and I have been very impressed with the campaign you constructed, tailored specifically to the content of my book and its situation in marketplace.”

Dave Essinger, author of Running Out

Dave Essinger’s debut novel Running Out was released by Main Street Rag Publishing Company in June 2017. He is a writer and a runner and an associate professor of English at the University of Findlay, in northwest Ohio, where he lives with his beautiful wife and two brilliant children and one generally adequate cat. His fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction has been featured in numerous literary magazines, and received a notable mention in Best American Sports Writing. He received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is a fiction reader for Slice magazine, General Editor of the AWP Intro Journals Project, and Editor of the literary journal Slippery Elm. He’s no elite runner, but he cares enough about the sport to get it right, and is halfway to his 1000-mile buckle at the Mohican 100 in Ohio, where he also often rocks the forest for a mile-plus radius as Captain of the famed Fire Tower Aid Station.

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.

 

The Schmuck in My Office: How to Deal Effectively with Difficult People at Work

Smith Publicity worked tirelessly to unearth what seemed like every imaginable opportunity to publicize our book. They were in almost daily contact through the duration of the campaign, scheduling event after event as a result of the wide net they cast. Their follow through was outstanding and their support all encompassing. I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking true advocacy.

Jody J. Foster, author of The Schmuck in My Office: How to Deal Effectively with Difficult People at Work

Jody Foster, MD, MBA, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Vice Chair for Clinical Operations in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Pennsylvania Hospital. She attained her MBA, with a concentration in finance, from the Wharton School.

The 18th Shadow Series

I came to Smith Publicity with high expectations and a complicated scenario; I gave them no notice and asked them to promote the first three books in my trilogy at once, which had been written and released at the same time, cause I’m dumb. Fortunately, my specific publicist was anything but dumb. She worked diligently on my project, despite it’s unconventional presentation, and the results were clear to see. I got more reviews, more social media exposure, radio and podcast interviews – and most importantly to me, clear, thoughtful communication from my publicist. She did what she said she was going to do, then went above and beyond. She called when she said she would and to sum it up, made things happen with her resources that I simply could not. The work she did was invaluable and I will most definitely be using SP for the release of the 4th book in my series.

Jon Lee Grafton, author of The 18th Shadow Series

Jon Lee Grafton is a photographer and writer living in the great state of Kansas with his girlfriend, Tiana, and their cat, Lebowski — the dude, who does indeed abide. Grafton is a marijuana decriminalization advocate and writes about cyborgs, surveillance, environmental dystopia, artificial intelligence, and the American drug wars of the future.

The Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mysteries

My co-author and I couldn’t have been happier with the experience of working with Smith Publicity. Our publicist and the rest of the team were friendly, professional, and endlessly energetic on our book’s behalf. Thanks to her efforts, we received a positive Publisher’s Weekly review and countless more reviews and media attention that truly helped build exposure and excitement for our series. We’re already looking forward to working with Smith on future releases.

Anna Grube, author of The Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mysteries

One Dog's Faith: How My Dog Helped me Trust in God and Overcome My Chronic Worrying

​I am so pleased with Smith Publicity’s performance. Working directly with ​my publicist​ was beyond any expectation. In looking over the report, there was a lot of great work accomplished. Being basically a no-name, Smith handled me and my book as if I was holding a bestseller in my hand. That is true professionalism. I will not hesitate to reach out when my next book gets ready for release mid-next year.​

Tom Baker, author of One Dog's Faith: How My Dog Helped me Trust in God and Overcome My Chronic Worrying

Tom Baker has worked in entertainment, radio and television for over 35 years as a writer, producer, and editor, for various production companies, and has worked on shows for A&E, Discovery, HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, and more. He is currently Executive Producer/Owner of TV production company Cobblestone Entertainment, LLC in Knoxville, TN. Baker is a musician, published author, and public speaker who is very active in his church. He has four children, three rescue dogs (including Mango), a rescue cat and a fish.

Influence Redefined: Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be, Monday to Monday

I have been SO happy with the results. I would highly recommend Smith Publicity. Due to their media connections, I received more than I had expected. In addition to radio, TV, and podcast interviews, they have built relationships with numerous reputable online publications. You are missing opportunities if you do not partner with them.

 

Stacey Hanke, author of Influence Redefined: Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be, Monday to Monday

Stacey Hanke’s passion is teaching others how to communicate with influence Monday to Monday®. As a keynote speaker and mentor to c-suite executives, she helps individuals see through the eyes and ears of their audiences. The result is career-changing insights. Over the last twenty-plus years, Stacey has trained more than 15,000 leaders, salespeople, and business professionals across the United States and abroad. Stacey Hanke, Inc., the company she founded in 2004, provides keynotes, training, and coaching for organizations in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, retail, advertising, financial, and insurance. Stacey’s clients encompass Fortune 500 companies and household brands such as Coca-Cola, GE, General Mills, FedEx, Kohl’s, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Adobe, Leo Burnett, and several branches of the US Armed Services. Stacey is also the author of Yes You Can!: Everything You Need from A to Z to Influence Others to Take Action. Articles about Stacey and her thought leadership have appeared in media outlets including The New York Times, SmartMoney, Forbes, Fox Business, Entrepreneur, Inside Business, and Fast Company. Recognized as one of the National Speakers Association’s “Top 6 Under 40,”  she has emceed TedX, and has appeared on the Lifetime Network and WGN Chicago.

The Lost Letter

I had the enormous good fortune to work with Smith Publicity on the publicity campaign for my debut Victorian romance The Lost Letter. The entire team was responsive, knowledgeable, and professional from start to finish and my publicist was an absolute star. She understood my genre, my author platform, and my goals in relation to media coverage and worked tirelessly to promote my book. Reviews (and sales!) thus far have been stellar, and it’s only been the first month. I cannot recommend Smith Publicity highly enough. I will definitely be working with them again on my next novel.

Mimi Matthews, author of The Lost Letter

Mimi Matthews writes both historical non-fiction and traditional historical romances set in Victorian England. Her articles on nineteenth century history have been published on various academic and history sites, including the Victorian Web and the Journal of Victorian Culture, and are also syndicated weekly at BUST Magazine. In her other life, Mimi is an attorney with both a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She resides in California with her family, which includes an Andalusian dressage horse, two Shelties, and two Siamese cats.

Unintended Consequences a Psychological Romance

Smith Publicity is extraordinary! I wrote a romance novel nearly twenty years after publishing two academic books. The process was a first for me in many ways. A fiction, an indie publication, and my first time paying for publicity, rather than leaving it to the publishers. So first let me say, what a joy to write fiction after popular academic. And second, but more importantly, ‘Thank you Smith Publicity for rescuing me from the dank ivory towers of Academia.’ My publicist’s strategy was right on target. She understood my characters, my story, and me. These are the ingredients of a love affair that will lead to a successful book launch. Throughout the process, my publicist made time for me. She knew when to calm, when to cheer, and when to just wait for me to settle. During my launch campaign, she arranged for me to write fourteen guest articles, and I was interviewed seven times, including radio, print and internet venues. My book and topic became well known, with numerous links to material that will remain on the web for years to come. I highly recommend Smith Publicity to publicize your first, or your next, book.

Dr. Carmen McGuinness, author of Unintended Consequences a Psychological Romance

Carmen McGuinness is a Board Certified Behavior Analysist (BCBA-D) Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) therapist, and the author of three popular-academic books for families. At her Orlando behavioral clinic, Dr. McGuinness works primarily with adolescents with disabilities and couples working through trauma. Learn more at tippitytap.net.

Jerusalem Ablaze: Stories of Love and Other Obsessions

Smith Publicity was proactive throughout the term of my book’s North America publicity campaign. They were always professional, efficient, and approachable. Most importantly, they obtained results beyond my expectations. I look forward to working with them in the future.

Orlando Ortega-Medina, author of Jerusalem Ablaze: Stories of Love and Other Obsessions

Orlando Ortega-Medina is a US born British-Canadian author and is of Judeo-Spanish descent via Cuba. He studied English Literature at UCLA and has a Juris Doctor law degree from Southwestern University School of Law. At university he won the National Society of Arts and Letters award for Short Stories. Jerusalem Ablaze: Stories of Love and Other Obsessions is his first published collection, released by Cloud Lodge Books. Orlando currently resides in London, where he practices US immigration law. Follow Orlando on Twitter and Facebook, and visit his website: http://orlandoortegamedina.co.uk/

The Shores of Our Souls

My publicist at Smith was a joy to work with. She cared about my debut novel’s success as much as I did, and she worked tirelessly at developing pertinent, relevant angles and pitching stories to the media. I’ve written for publications for decades, but there is no way any author could have the network that Smith does. I was most impressed by the detailed progress reports she sent weekly and the follow-up phone consultations, where we discussed strategy and I got to ask questions. I always felt like I was in good, wise hands, but she always listened to any strategic guidance I gave. I not only got plenty of online coverage, I learned along the way. I thank Smith from the bottom of my heart for a job well done! I hope to work with my publicist and Smith again, and I give them all the highest of recommendations!

Kathryn Brown Ramsperger, author of The Shores of Our Souls

Kathryn Brown Ramsperger began her career writing for The Roanoke Times and The Gazette newspapers, and later managed publications for the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Geneva, Switzerland. She wrote for both National Geographic and Kiplinger.

A graduate of Hollins University, Ramsperger studied under several esteemed writers including Pulitzer Prize winner Henry Taylor, her mentor Richard Henry Wilde Dillard, and Guggenheim recipient and poet Dara Weir. She holds a graduate publications degree from George Washington University, is the winner of the Hollins University Fiction Award, and her current novel is a semifinalist in the Faulkner-Wisdom literary competition.

Fusion Leadership: Unleashing the Movement of Monday Morning Enthusiasts

My experience with Smith Publicity, Inc. and my publicist was terrific. She and the team at Smith Publicity were extremely professional and are clearly well connected to the publishing/book writing PR community. They demonstrated patience with me as a first time author, while providing exceptional support and reach via their network of contacts. I would certainly encourage other authors to enlist the experience and skills provided by the Smith Publicity team.

Dudley Slater, author of Fusion Leadership: Unleashing the Movement of Monday Morning Enthusiasts

Dudley Slater is the co-founder and fifteen-year CEO of Integra Telecom, he grew the company from nine to over two thousand employees, transitioning it from a start-up to national prominence as one of the ten largest fiber-based telecommunications companies in the United States. He attributes his company’s success to its people. Slater partnered with other leaders of iconic, nationally recognized organizations, to refine the knowledge and techniques that make up the practical, everyday tenets of the fusion leadership. Slater earned a bachelor of science in geophysics from UCLA and a master in business administration from the Harvard Business School.

CAST: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process

Smith Publicity made such a difference in the launch of our book, CAST: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process.  We definitely knew we didn’t know how to promote our book effectively. We knew we needed people who knew what they were doing.

 

Smith Publicity did not disappoint. Their experience, contacts, and tireless efforts on our behalf really paid off. They landed dozens of media placements for our book and it even ended up being rated the #1 “Most Beautiful Art Coffee Table Book of 2017” by Artnet! We were blown away! (correction: we’re still blown away!) This was a direct result of their pitching our book to the right people.

 

The weekly update on CAST was demonstrable evidence of their efforts and it was a great roadmap for us to update the news page on our website and to develop our newsletters and social media campaigns. Our weekly call was also really helpful.  We trusted our publicists’ sage advice implicitly and they never let us down.

 

We can’t say enough good things about working with Smith Publicity – they are smart, creative, tenacious, wise, responsive, generous of spirit, and we loved every minute of our campaign with them. They shared in our joy for stories that landed and our disappointment in those that didn’t; we always had the sense that they genuinely cared about us and about our book’s success.

 

We wouldn’t trade our time with Smith for anything – this is what professionalism looks like and we are thrilled with the results they were able to get for our book.

Jen Townsend and Renée Zettle-Sterling, author of CAST: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process

Renee Zettle-Sterling received her MFA in Sculpture and her MA in Metalsmithing from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Zettle-Sterling is a Professor of Art and Design at Grand Valley State University. She has exhibited and lectured on her work nationally and internationally and has been featured in many publications. Zettle-Sterling also served as President of the Society of North American Goldsmiths.

Jen Townsend is a studio jeweler and author. In addition to making jewelry and writing, she has taught at The Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Millersville University and The Appalachian Center for Crafts, to name a few. Jen is a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and served on the Board of Directors of the Society of North American Goldsmiths. Townsend’s work can be seen in “Showcase: 500 Art Necklaces”, “500 Gemstone Jewels” and in “Art Jewelry Today 2”. She has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work is also in the permanent collection of The Imperial War Museum in London, England. She lives and works in Pittsford, NY.

Don’t F**k It Up: How Founders and Their Successors Can Avoid the Clichés That Inhibit Growth

I had the pleasure to work with the professionals at Smith Publicity to help promote my first book. Having not done this before I didn’t know what to expect. My publicity team spent the time to learn more about me and my DNA. They customized an approach that was suited perfectly for me and encouraged me to more clearly position my expertise. They relentlessly pursued relevant opportunities in the press and media to publicize my book and myself and introduced me to opportunities I never would have found on my own. Their hard work is still providing dividends today.

Les Trachtman, author of Don’t F**k It Up: How Founders and Their Successors Can Avoid the Clichés That Inhibit Growth

Les Trachtman is currently the CEO of The Trachtman Group – focused on helping companies grow and scale, as well as managing director (and majority investor) of Purview, an early stage company focused on disrupting the medical imaging business. He has lectured at numerous universities across the country including the Harvard Business School, the MIT Sloan School of Business, University of Southern California, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Kent State University, University of Maryland Smith School of Business, Union College, and Quinnipiac University School of Business.

The Five Hour Workday

I was referred to Smith Publicity by an associate with a long successful history in the publishing industry. I felt my book The Five Hour Workday was a naturally press friendly topic, and it supported the ‘work to live’ brand identity of my company, Tower Paddle Boards, so I decided to invest in a 4 month PR book launch and campaign with Smith Publicity.

 

The results of Smith Publicity’s PR campaign were beyond my expectations. In the U.S., I got a ton of local and niche press in radio, TV, print, and online. They also landed me four major national TV programs including CNN Money, Fox & Friends, CNBC Power Lunch, and The List. They also landed me a number of major podcasts including The Adam Corolla Show. My book was also covered in Fast Company, Forbes, INC, the Huffington Post, Business Insider, Mashable, and more.

 

I didn’t even ask Smith Publicity to pursue international coverage, but we ended up getting press in over 20 countries, with several major national newspapers, and I was even dubbed ‘World’s Best Boss’ in one. With the rise of the international interest, and the success of Smith Publicity’s efforts, I decided to extend my PR contract with them 2 additional months to fully leverage the newly discovered international interest. In the process, I had several reality TV production companies approach me about doing a TV show around The Five Hour Workday.

Stephan Aarstol, author of The Five Hour Workday

Stephan Aarstol is the CEO and founder of Tower Paddle Boards. After appearing on ABC’s Shark Tank and securing an investment from Mark Cuban, Stephan was featured by People Magazine as one of “Shark Tank’s Biggest Winners.”
Stephan’s company quickly became one of Mark Cuban’s best-performing investments from the popular show, and in early 2016, ABC returned to feature Tower Paddle Boards in a nationally-televised episode of Beyond the Tank.

Results at the Top: Using Gender Intelligence to Create Breakthrough Growth

I have used many publicists over the 30 years of running my business and writing books, and, I must say, Smith Publicity stood out as the best firm I have ever worked with. My Smith publicists went above and beyond their responsibilities, they became so well versed on the topic of Gender Intelligence and their level of enthusiasm and creativity was something to be admired. In fact, I valued this so much that I have decided to re-engage the firm after the book publishing time line.

Barbara Annis, author of Results at the Top: Using Gender Intelligence to Create Breakthrough Growth

Barbara Annis, author of Results at the Top: Using Gender Intelligence to Create Breakthrough Growth. Barbara is the founding Partner of Gender Intelligence Group (GIG), and is a world-renowned expert on Inclusive Leadership through Gender & Cultural Intelligence, advocating the value and practice of this new type of leadership in Fortune 500 companies and numerous organizations worldwide. She is the author of Same Words, Different Language, Third Edition, and coauthor of several books, including Gender Intelligence and Work With Me. Barbara is chair emeritus of the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard Kennedy School and was recently conferred the International Alliance for Women, Lifetime Achievement Award.

American Manufacturing 2.0

Smith Publicity is the absolute best. Once you engage them you will have a flurry of activity, media inquires, and interview opportunities. I highly recommend them.

Steven Blue, author of American Manufacturing 2.0

Steven L. Blue, MBA, is CEO of Miller Ingenuity, a global supplier of mission-critical components in the transportation industry.

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

A Tango With Cancer: My Perilous Dance with Healthcare & Healing

Did I just write a book? A first-time author. What do I do now? Deep breath, remember to breathe. It’s ready to go… Smith Publicity kept the requests rolling in for interviews and articles. Honestly, at times it was difficult to keep up! My publicists pitched my books from so many different angles. Seriously? I didn’t realize my book said that. They’re amazing. I highly recommend this talented group. Get ready for an unexpected ride!

Apryl Allen, author of A Tango With Cancer: My Perilous Dance with Healthcare & Healing

Apryl Allen is an award-winning musician, singer, songwriter, playwright, and a former Miss Arizona-USA. The CFO for Allen + Philp Architects in Scottsdale, Arizona, Allen is also a member of the Comanche Nation and is actively involved in efforts to preserve her tribe’s dying language and stories handed down — in fact, the Comanche Nation has proclaimed November 7th “Apryl Allen Day.” Her album, Na Unu Nahai (Shape Shifter) has been placed in the Smithsonian, Comanche Nation Historical Archives, the Oklahoma Historical Society Indian Archives, the Heard Museum, and other institutions. Allen has been featured in a number of national publications. As a survivor of breast cancer, Allen has a diverse awareness—she views life as sacred and a gift we should all cherish. For more information, head to www.ATangoWithCancer.com or www.AprylAllen.com. You can also connect with Allen on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

The Gulf: A Story of Art, Memory, and Deception

This whirlwind has been one of exhilaration, and I am so happy to have been caught up in it. I could never have thought of all the options Smith Publicity provided me with, nor all of the opportunities. It is an exciting journey ahead, and you have helped me to see how I can promote myself in the future. As well, I now see how I can be better prepared next time around, both as an author and artist. If only I could take the 50 plus hours I put into my job and put them into promoting the book, but I am thankful to know that there is more I can do without so much effort. I will recommend Smith Publicity to everyone I know. Thanks again for all of your hard work, faith and consistency of effort.

Tucky Fussell, author of The Gulf: A Story of Art, Memory, and Deception

Tucky Fussell has been an international educator for the last twenty years. She has taught foreign language and art in private schools in Arizona, Pakistan, India, Kuwait, and the Philippines. Currently, she is teaching art in Paraguay. She wrote her first book, the graphic novel Mammoir, in 2005, a memoir about teaching fourth grade while going through breast cancer treatment. She received her B.A. from Northwestern University, A.A. from Pratt Institute, and her masters from Lesley University. For more information, visit http://tuckyfussell.com.

The Fifth Reflection

Publicity is a long term project. An author may never know if the ROI will pay off. What I can say for certain is that Smith Publicity service was great. My publicist returned phone calls and emails in a timely way. I was kept up to date on all her efforts which were comprehensive and well targeted. She got me some high profile placements that I hope will pay off over time. She was cheerful, patient, and supportive. Our initial contracting process was easy and Smith Publicity designed a campaign to suit my budget. I would work with them again.

Ellen Kirschman, author of The Fifth Reflection

Ellen Kirschman, Ph.D. has been a police psychologist for thirty years. She is the recipient of the California Psychological Association’s award for distinguished contribution to psychology as well as the American Psychological Association’s award for outstanding contribution to the practice of police and public safety psychology. Ellen is the author of the award-winning I Love a Cop: What Police Families Need to KnowI Love a Fire Fighter: What the Family Needs to Know, and lead author of Counseling Cops: What Clinicians Need to Know. Her works of fiction feature amateur sleuth Dr. Dot Meyerhoff, a police psychologist who should be counseling cops, not solving crimes. The Fifth Reflection is the third in this acclaimed series, following Burying Ben and The Right Wrong Thing.

Finding Paradise: Leilani Farm Sanctuary of Maui

Smith Publicity did a superb job of generating interest in my book. I am grateful for the excellent service I received from its team.

Laurelee Blanchard, author of Finding Paradise: Leilani Farm Sanctuary of Maui

Laurelee Blanchard, Founder and President of Leilani Farm Sanctuary, left a lucrative career as Senior Vice President at the national firm of Lee and Associates Commercial Real Estate Services to devote her life to animal protection and humane education. In 1999, she cashed out her life savings and moved from Orange County, California, to Haiku, Maui. There she acquired an eight-acre parcel of land, on which she created a farm sanctuary—a refuge where animals would be protected from neglect, abuse, and slaughter.

 

Links

My publicist at Smith Publicity was an incredible asset to my book’s overall marketing campaign. She brought to bear media relationships, strong and relevant story pitches and angles, a high level of professionalism and overall enthusiasm to my project. I would absolutely work with her and Smith again.

 

 

Lisa Becker, author of Links

Lisa Becker is the author of Links [Desert Breeze Publishing, August 2017]. Lisa is a romance writer whose previous novels include Click: An Online Love Story and Double Click and Right Click. The books, about a young woman’s search for love online in Los Angeles, have been called, “a fast read that will keep you entertained,” “a fun, quick read for fans of Sex and the City,” and “hard to put down.” The first in the series was optioned for a major motion picture.

Lisa’s writings about online dating have been featured in Cupid’s Pulse, GalTime.com, Single Edition, The Perfect Soulmate, Chick Lit Central and numerous other book blogs and websites. She is happily married to a man she met online and lives in Manhattan Beach with him and their two daughters. So, if it happened for her, there’s hope for anyone!

Connect with Lisa Becker at www.lisabecker.com and on Twitter (@lisawbecker), Facebook (www.facebook.com/ClickAnOnlineLoveStory), and Goodreads (www.goodreads.com/author/show/1486731.Lisa_Becker

The Ur Legend series

I was asked by Smith Publicity to write my evaluation of the campaign they ran to promote my new book, The Girl from Ipanema, from the fantasy series, The Ur Legend. I’m pleased to do this as my reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. From my first contact with the point person on sales, I felt as if Smith was devoting all of their resources to me. The attention to detail in their presentation for my campaign was well thought out and not at all generic, which I found to be the case with other agencies. Smith focused on my book, after I had answered a slew of questions about the work and the series.

 

Once I had signed up, Smith had the entire team on a call with my publisher and social media guru. My publicist who ran point on the campaign remained focused and diligent throughout. What I appreciated most was the weekly call and written update. She was always thorough and responsive to my questions and suggestions. My previous publicist had used a method of communication called Basecamp. It was adequate but didn’t allow for any personal interaction with the individual running the campaign. Now that the campaign has ended, Smith, as promised, has continued to follow up on leads generated during the campaign.

 

No agency will guarantee book sales, that’s the job of your books and your own effort building a brand. But Smith certainly got my name and my books out there! I had one radio interview and one podcast, with another scheduled for the fall. I wrote a half dozen essays for sites ranging from the Huffington Post to a life style site located in Malaysia! Not only did I get great exposure, but the essays were a good way for me to focus my own thoughts.

 

If you want to become recognized, I would highly recommend the team at Smith. Keep your butts in the chair and write!

Ajax Minor, author of The Ur Legend series

Ajax Minor was born in Danbury, Connecticut, on September 11, 1950. He ‘prepped’ at Danbury High School and received an A.B. from Princeton in 1972. After graduation, he moved to New York City and began a career as a bond trader. He and his wife Linda lived in Manhattan and Brooklyn for twenty years, and spent another twenty in Denver, Colorado, where their daughter Katherine was born, and died. Minor began writing after the death of Katherine. Her passing, and her life, served as the inspiration for the ‘Ur Legend’ series of fantasies.

Why Physicians Die By Suicide

I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Smith Publicity. My publicist was always on top of things, dependable and full of enthusiasm. The past months have been very exciting and rewarding. Smith Publicity has helped enormously in getting my book ‘out there’ and I can’t imagine where I’d be without your services.

Michael F. Myers, MD, author of Why Physicians Die By Suicide

Dr. Myers is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He is the author or co-author of seven books, including Touched by Suicide: Hope and Healing After Loss (with Carla Fine) and The Physician as Patient: A Clinical Handbook for Mental Health Professionals (with Glen Gabbard, MD). He is a specialist in physician health and lectures widely across the United States and beyond. His website: www.michaelfmyers.com

Crisis of Control: How Artificial SuperIntelligences May Destroy or Save the Human Race

The staff at Smith Publicity – from business development to publicity – were a joy to work with! Highly knowledgeable, professional, and courteous, they always felt like my friends and partners on the publicity for my self-published book, Crisis of Control: How Artificial SuperIntelligences May Destroy or Save the Human Race. I could never have generated the interviews and articles that they sourced, which broke critical ground in establishing my media presence. I only wish I could work with them every day!

Peter Scott, author of Crisis of Control: How Artificial SuperIntelligences May Destroy or Save the Human Race

Peter J. Scott’s resume reads like a Monty Python punchline: half business coach, half information technology specialist, half teacher, three-quarters daddy. After receiving a master’s degree in Computer Science from Cambridge University, he has worked for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as an employee and contractor for over thirty years, helping advance our exploration of the Solar System.

Over the years, he branched out into writing technical books and training. Yet at the same time, he developed a parallel career in “soft” fields of human development, getting certifications in NeuroLinguistic Programming from founder John Grinder and in coaching from the International Coaching Federation. In 2007, he co-created a convention honoring the centennial of the birth of author Robert Heinlein, attended by over 700 science fiction fans and aerospace experts, a unique fusion of the visionary with the concrete. Bridging these disparate worlds positions him to envisage a delicate solution to the existential crises facing humanity.

Scott lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and two daughters, writing the Human Cusp blog on dealing with exponential change.

Find Scott on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Goodreads and https://humancusp.com.

Crisis of Control is currently available on Amazon.

The Future-Proof Workplace: Six Strategies to Accelerate Talent Development, Reshape Your Culture, and Succeed with Purpose

I have worked with Smith Publicity to help us gain exposure for our new book Future-proof Workplace. The team there have been terrific. We got massive coverage with top line magazines and radio. Our publicists were terrific. Not only did they lead a fabulous campaign but they kept us informed and did great reports on the activity.  I would work with them again without hesitation.

Dr. Linda Sharkey, author of The Future-Proof Workplace: Six Strategies to Accelerate Talent Development, Reshape Your Culture, and Succeed with Purpose

Dr. Linda Sharkey is a Founding Member of the Marshall Goldsmith Group, a premier executive coaching organization. Her clients include Boeing, GE, NetApp, Sodexo, Key Bank, Sanofi, and Lexis Nexis. 

The Bravest Guy

Smith Publicity has been the best. For a first-time author such as myself, they have been a perfect fit: energetic, invested in my project, candid, prompt, flexible, extremely courteous, great value, willing to answer any questions — I could easily go on. Simply put, Smith Publicity has been passionate about the success of The Bravest Guy!

Harry Wedewer, author of The Bravest Guy

As a U.S. Army infantryman in World War II, Don Wedewer was twice wounded in four days. On both occasions, he was left for dead. Now he was a double amputee and blind with seemingly no hope for the future. Yet through extraordinary determination and persistence, this highly decorated combat veteran overcame seemingly impossible odds to become a state and national leader in providing opportunities for those with visions loss. This is Don Wedewer’s story. For more information visit www.bravestguy.com

Sir Kaye, the Boy Night

Working with Smith Publicity has been the best business decision I’ve ever made: they’ve treated me like family and got me the valuable exposure I wouldn’t have been able to get on my own. They communicate regularly and effectively so I always knew what was going on. I will definitely work with them again on future promotions.

Don M. Winn, author of Sir Kaye, the Boy Night

Don M. Winn is an award-winning author, speaker, radio show host, and dyslexia advocate. As a dyslexic, who well knows the challenge of learning to love to read, Don’s goal is to write books for children that are so engaging they will entice even the most reluctant or struggling reader. Don’s articles on dyslexia have been featured in TODAY Parenting, Costco Connection Magazine, MD Monthly, Latin Times, and many others. Don’s award-winning books include the Sir Kaye the Boy Knight series of children’s chapter books and 11 Cardboard Box Adventures picture books.

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 know 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.

A Magical Racquet Ride

The opportunity to work with Smith Publicity as I launched my children’s picture book, A Magical Racquet Ride, was invaluable. It is incredibly difficult to get noticed in the picture book world, and not only did my publicist work tirelessly to make sure my book was seen by the right people, but he also lined up radio interviews, arranged for reviews on blogs, and organized stories written up in magazines, newspapers and other print media. My publicist was always accessible when I needed him, and the constant communication and clear direction from him and his team made the experience that much better. I would highly recommend Smith Publicity to anyone interested in making sure their hard work as an author really pays off. Thanks Smith!

Marissa Irvin Gould, author of A Magical Racquet Ride

Marissa Irvin Gould is a California native, mother of three, elementary school teacher, and a former professional tennis player on the WTA tour. During her tennis career she competed in twenty-two Grand Slam events and notched wins over players who reached number one in the world including Justine Henin, Anastasia Myskina, Dinara Safina, and Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario. She holds a BA in Political Science from Stanford University where she was also an NCAA Champion, PAC-10 Champion, Four-Time All-American, Academic All-American, and the winner of the Honda Award for the Nation’s top female collegiate athlete in her sport.

Starlet’s Man, Starlet’s Web, Starlet’s Run & Starlet’s Light

Not only did Smith Publicity reach beyond the scope of the young adult audience I hoped to touch, but it provided the framework from which I can now develop my author platform. From numerous radio interviews and review successes to acquiring a literary agent perfect for meeting my goals, I am certain that I could not have launched Starlet’s Man without the guidance from the great minds at Smith. I recommend Smith Publicity to any author ready to build a strong brand.

Carla J. Hanna, author of Starlet’s Man, Starlet’s Web, Starlet’s Run & Starlet’s Light

Carla Hanna lived in Santa Monica, CA where her children played with the children of celebrities. She mingled with plenty of nannies and a few good celebrity moms. She received her Master’s in English/Communications from Colorado State University and lives near Denver, CO with her husband and two children.

From Working to Wisdom: The Adventures and Dreams of Older Americans

Five stars and AAA+++ for Smith Publicity. Everyone I worked with at Smith was thoroughly professional and completely committed to designing and executing a successful campaign for my book.  My publicist did an absolutely fantastic job getting an overwhelming number of appearances on major market television and nationwide radio shows as well as multiple reviews and feature stories about the book.  In a twelve-week campaign, Smith produced over 180 high quality inquiries about the book and some of the folks featured it.

I could barely keep up; the results were far beyond my expectations. I whole-heartedly and unqualifiedly recommend Smith Publicity. Just can’t say enough good things about them.

Brendan Hare, author of From Working to Wisdom: The Adventures and Dreams of Older Americans

Brendan Hare lives outside Boston with his wife, near their three grown children. Mr. Hare worked as a teacher, a college economics instructor, and for over forty years, as an attorney. He served as chief litigation counsel for a Fortune 50 company, and later as the founder and managing partner of his own law firm. For over twenty years, he built and guided a sizeable national practice, with clients drawn from some of the largest corporations in America. Few experiences in his career have been as rewarding as writing From Working to Wisdom. He spent two years traveling the country, meeting new people, and listening to them discuss their lives and thoughts about growing older. Writing this book changed him profoundly. He hopes it will have a similar impact on readers.

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.

Chippy Chipmunk Parties in the Garden

The professional staff at Smith Publicity was extremely responsive. They helped extend the reach for my book into new media with their extensive list of contacts. I received helpful literature on book marketing and publicity. Their extensive author questionnaire helped me to prepare for the television and radio interviews they arranged. The press release my publicist created was well crafted and powerful.

Kathy M. Miller, author of Chippy Chipmunk Parties in the Garden

Kathy M. Miller is a teacher, cellist, author and award-winning nature photographer.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Kutztown University with Bachelor degrees in Education and Music. In addition to the images found in her multi-award winning children’s books (Chippy Chipmunk Parties in the Garden, and Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in the Garden), Miller’s photographs have been published in newspapers and magazines, as well as brochures including Hawk Mountain News and the 2009 Schuylkill County Visitors Guide. Miller’s photography has also been featured in the Yuengling Brewery Cookbook and Rescuing Wildlife and she won second place in the Schuylkill Allied Artists Competition in photography. Miller’s multi-media nature program has been presented to numerous nature centers, libraries and schools across North America.

The Sarcastic Lens: An Ordinary Couple’s Photographic Journey through the Animal Kingdom

Thank you to Smith Publicity for your assistance in publicizing our book, The Sarcastic Lens:  An Ordinary Couple’s Photographic Journey through the Animal Kingdom. Our publicist was terrific.  She always did what she promised and did it in a timely and professional manner. That is a rare commodity these days.  We enjoyed our relationship with Smith Publicity tremendously.

Richard and Amy Lynn, author of The Sarcastic Lens: An Ordinary Couple’s Photographic Journey through the Animal Kingdom

Richard and Amy Lynn met at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  They were married in 1975.  Richard is a retired corporate attorney and Amy is a medical technologist who also teaches phlebotomy. They live in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, where they revel in trying to be as ordinary as possible. When they are not circling the globe searching for subjects for The Sarcastic Lens, Richard and Amy can usually be found trying to photograph their two children and two grandsons, who often prove more challenging than any wildlife they encounter.  Presently, Richard and Amy are continuing to travel the world researching for their second book, which will document the world’s top 100 destinations.

Thieving Forest

No doubt about it, getting publicity for fiction is hard. The space for such news is shrinking in newspapers and journals, and there is a lot of competition fighting for that small space. I could not have gotten anywhere near the amount of publicity garnered for my novel Thieving Forest that Smith Publicity was able to generate. My publicist had the connections and the tenacity to make it happen. I am tremendously pleased with the results, and will definitely go back to Smith Publicity for my next book.

Martha Conway, author of Thieving Forest

Martha Conway’s latest novel, Thieving Forest, has been called “extraordinary” by the Akron Beacon Journal and “hypnotic” by Kirkus Reviews. She has reviewed fiction for the San Francisco Chronicle, The San Francisco Review of Books, and The Iowa Review, and is a recipient of a California Arts Council fellowship in Creative Writing. Martha has taught creative writing at UC Berkeley Extension and at Stanford University’s Online Writer’s Studio. She tweets ten-minute prompts and exercises every day on twitter (#10minprompt, #WritingExercise) via @marthamconway.

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.

Farming Soul: A Tale of Initiation

My work with Smith Publicity was foundational in creating a platform for my nonfiction writing, and particularly, Farming Soul: A Tale of Initiation. According to Amazon statistics, it sold more copies in the first four months than the previous four years with the other small press.

Patricia Damery, author of Farming Soul: A Tale of Initiation

Patricia Damery is an analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco and in private practice and author of Farming Soul: A Tale of Initiation. She grew up in the rural Midwest and witnessed the demise of the family farm through the aggressive practices of agribusiness. With her husband Donald, she has been a Demter certified biodynamic organic farmer in Napa for ten years, where they grow grapes, raise goats, and grow and distill lavender and other aromatic plants. Her articles and poetry have appeared in the San Francisco Library Journal, Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche, Psychological Perspectives, and Biodynamics: Working for Social Change Through Agriculture.

Diary Of A Pissed Off Flight Attendant

I was in search of a firm that specializes in self-published authors and Smith Publicity came highly recommended from a friend who is also a client of the firm. For three months prior to the release of my book, Diary Of A Pissed Off Flight Attendant, I was in close contact with Smith Publicity’s Director of Business Development, Corinne Moulder, who, through her immense knowledge and professionalism, helped assuage my fears of being a first time author.

 

Upon the release of my book, I was paired with my actual publicist and I was very pleased to have worked with her. She took up the torch from Corinne and made me feel very welcome and although I know that she had other clients, she always made me feel as if I was her number one priority. Due to her tireless efforts, I had more exposure than I could handle and I am positive that my publicist and is in the upper echelons of her peers.

 

My book is truly a success and I owe a great big thanks to the team at Smith Publicity for all of their efforts. I will definitely work with them again if I ever write another book.

Sydney Pearl, author of Diary Of A Pissed Off Flight Attendant

Sydney Pearl has been an avid reader since the age of five, when she began reading to help raise money for her aunt to participate in the Special Olympics. Her love of reading has continued, inspiring her to become a freelance writer and pen her debut book, Diary of a Pissed-Off Flight Attendant. Pearl, currently an active, veteran flight attendant for a well-respected airline, is in a beautiful relationship and resides in Chicago, Illinois.

Laura and Me

Smith Publicity did much more than get my book in front of media who could promote it. They developed me as an author and an authority on my topic. Today, I feel like a professional, not an amateur and I project myself with strength and confidence. Book sales steadily increased, but of greater importance to me is that the book got into the hands of people who would benefit from reading it. And my publicist was amazing. Smith took me from a hobby to a career, and from a dream to a reality. There is no way to put a price tag on that.

Sylvia Peterson, author of Laura and Me

Author Sylvia Peterson has over 30 years of experience as a volunteer in Washington Stateprisons. She and her husband have written two offender re-entry programs that are currently being used by the WA State Department of Corrections: “Preparing for Release” and “Staying Free.” They co-pastor the Bald Hill Community Church. Sylvia retired early from a 35-year career as a registered nurse so that she could write this book. She attends Covenant Bible Seminary in Lakewood, WA where she has earned a Bachelor Degree in Theology, a Masters Degree in Biblical Studies, and a Master of Divinity. Her weekly religious newspaper column also appears online at www.pastorsylvia.com.

The Political Bible of Humorous Quotations from American Politics

I greatly enjoyed working with Smith Publicity. During my first book campaign, I secured a position as a Huffington Post blogger.  During my second campaign, I was invited to appear on more than eighty radio shows to promote my book.  Each day I would hear about more interviews coming my way. I continued to maintain relations with many of the program hosts and appeared regularly. I highly recommend Smith Publicity.

Rich Rubino, author of The Political Bible of Humorous Quotations from American Politics

Rich Rubino is a political consultant, commentator and author.  In addition to The Political Bible of Humorous Quotations from American Politics, Rubino has also authored, The Political Bible of Little Known Facts in American Politics, and Make Every Vote Equal: What a Novel Idea. Rich has appeared on MSNBC, FOX News, Al-Jazeera,Huffington Post and many other media outlets discussing American politics, election results, and his books.

Hard Drive

Our publisher, Morgan James, highly recommended Smith Publicity to us, and we have not been disappointed. Our publicist was friendly, professional, and most importantly eager to promote our book, Hard Drive: A Family’s Fight Against Three Countries. Within the first week she secured major interviews. Every subsequent week we received an update detailing who she contacted, confirmed interviews and possible future interviews. Throughout the campaign we benefitted from major radio, TV, and journalistic exposure. Smith Publicity produced everything promised and more.

Mary Todd and Christina Villegas, author of Hard Drive

Mary Todd has been married to Rick Todd for thirty-seven years. Together they are the proud parents of four sons, including Dr. Shane Truman Todd who was murdered in Singapore in June 2012. Mary is an international speaker who earned her MA in Organizational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University, where she served as an assistant campus pastor. Currently, Mary is the pastor of a Pomona First Baptist satellite church in Marion, Montana. Since the morning she heard of her son’s death, Mary has been a mother on a mission, intent on exposing evil and fighting for truth and justice. The Todds’ story has been featured in the Financial Times, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX News, several local and national newspapers and radio shows, an Asia One documentary, and 48 Hours.

Christina Villegas is Dr. Shane Truman Todd’s cousin and one of his closest friends since childhood. Christina holds a Ph.D. in Politics from the Institute for Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas, where she was an Earhart Fellow. She currently teaches American Government at California State University, San Bernardino and is a freelance writer. She has been interviewed on radio shows throughout the country and her research on public policy has been cited by a variety of media outlets including CNN, CSPAN, The Atlantic, the New York Post, and the Huffington Post. Christina lives in Southern California with her husband Manuel.

 

Tiny Instruments

Smith Publicity and my publicist were a pleasure to work with from beginning to end. She handled every aspect of my campaign with professionalism and competence. Throughout my four weeks, I received several new reviews, experienced an increase in sale, and got interviewed for the most prominent newspaper in my area. I was very pleased with everything she did for me, and when I do another campaign in the future, I hope to use Smith Publicity again.

Mitchell Bogatz, author of Tiny Instruments

Mitchell Bogatz grew up watching a movie a night, and quickly found a love for good stories. He was interested in literature from a young age, even attempting at the age of twelve to write a novel entitled The Mercenary, a fantasy story about a killer’s unlikely search for love. Even with these young aspirations, it wasn’t until his freshman year at UC Santa Barbara, toward the end of a career as a professional poker player, that Bogatz realized he wanted to write professionally. Despite interests in Psychology and Philosophy, he found himself constantly returning to his love for literature. Under the guidance of professional screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson (The Secretary; Men, Women & Children) he wrote his first screenplay, All That Remains. It was then that Bogatz realized his true passion. From there, he found an interest in editing, and is now a career writer and editor. He currently resides in Santa Barbara, California.

Apache Courage

What concrete results did I get with Smith Publicity, Inc. for my book Apache Courage? Plenty. Blogs, many radio interviews and even a cable TV interview, plus articles in magazines, and a request from a big national newspaper for a copy of my book. I had been trying to get a copy to their book world section for ages. It was a pleasure to work with professional and helpful people who had my needs in mind. Thank you, Smith Publicity!

Cynthia Darling, author of Apache Courage

Cynthia Darling monitored federally recognized Native American tribes for the U.S. government, and was able to visit with dozens of tribes all over the country. Darling was inspired by their sense of humor in the face of adversity, their quiet ways and the differences among tribes. She has also done extensive work with missionaries and in foreign countries and cultures. She has a bachelor’s degree in English as well as a master’s degree in social work. Apache Courage: Trumpets Around the Camp is her third novel. She has also written books Shunned, about overuse of anti-depressants, and Georgetown Journeys, a love story.

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 conducted 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.

Yo Miz!

In a conversation with a neighbor, after describing my appearance on PBS, many interviews on national radio talk shows, major blogs and print outlets, she asked me who published my book, Yo Miz! When I explained that I self published, she scratched her head. ‘Then how did you get all that media attention?’ Simple, I told her. I had a great publicity team: Smith Publicity. My publicist was a gem. Smart, focused, meticulous, and savvy. She hit the ground running from day one. As it was my first experience as an author and self publisher, my publicist became my guide. She taught me how to stay on top of the big news stories in my field and create tie-ins from my book. It was challenging and fun.

 

Two highlights: in one 24 hour period I was interviewed on two TV shows in Washington D.C. and a national radio show in a NYC studio. The second: another radio talk show host asked me to marry him on the air. I had to reject him. I’m married. So’s he. But he had me back for a second interview several months later. Advice to self publishing authors. Hire Smith Publicity. Don’t try to do it alone. Smith Publicity – Thanks … now I’m a brand.

Elizabeth Rose, author of Yo Miz!

Award-winning author, Elizabeth Rose’s first book, Yo Miz! (1 Teacher + 25 Schools = 1 Wacky Year) is soaring into national media attention. Winner of the Nonfiction Authors Association Bronze Award for excellence, Rose has been a guest on PBS’s To The Contrary, Good Morning Washington (ABC-TV), and big market radio shows including The Jim Bohannon Show, America in the Morning and The Laura Ingraham Show. Rose has created music and comedy for stage, film and TV.

Scotch Rising

As a debut author, I was intimidated at the prospect of trying to manage a marketing campaign for Scotch Rising. After querying several agencies, I quickly discovered Smith Publicity was both professional and hard working. My publicist did a fantastic job guiding me through the early weeks of media interest and turning it into opportunities to write opinion pieces and even an over booked five day blog tour! Through his weekly updates and Skype interviews I never felt distanced from the publicity process, and all I can do is thank my publicist for the amazing work he did in promoting Scotch Rising. In fact, I will be using Smith Publicity to handle the marketing on the sequel Pretender at the Gate in the next few months.

SJ Garland, author of Scotch Rising

Author SJ Garland holds degrees in History and English from Simon Fraser University and earned a Masters degree from City University, London. She has extensively studied the English Tudor and Stuart periods. She is a Gender Researcher for the Center for Excellence on Gender in the Himalayas. A native of Vancouver, Canada, Garland lives in Geneva, Switzerland with her husband. Garland enjoys reading and writing about her travels throughout Europe.

Earning Admission: Real Strategies for Getting into Highly Selective Colleges

The first question a self-published author asking about hiring a publicist is—is it worth the cost? I can say wholeheartedly that the answer is YES. Working with my publicist at Smith Publicity was by far the best experience of publishing my book and the best investment I have made in myself or any of my work. With publicist, I had a partner who took the time to understand what Earning Admission is, and my goals for the book. She became an expert on college admissions with me and was constantly offering new angles and hooks for media placements.

 

We worked hand-in-hand for the entire campaign on various angles. It was a true partnership. Together, she helped me secure over 37 different media placements with national and local outlets. Working with her was inspiring and gave me the confidence to launch a brand around my book. With Smith, you will have a partner that will challenge you, enable you to grow, and build credibility with your book.

Greg Kaplan, author of Earning Admission: Real Strategies for Getting into Highly Selective Colleges

Greg Kaplan is a college application strategist who focuses on building compelling application themes that persuade admissions officers to highly consider an applicant. He focuses on marketing an applicant’s unique skills, passions, and strengths. Greg is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and UC Irvine School of Law. He lives in Newport Beach, California.

Teddy Tries a Veggie

I worked with Smith Publicity to publicize my first e-book in the Smartee Plate series, Teddy Tries a Veggie. 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!

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, a Master of Social Work from McGill University and Bachelor of Arts with Honors from Carleton University. She operates a full-time (plus) 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. She and her practice are in Belleville, ON. Dr. Gowthorpe has written exclusive articles for online and magazines including Today’s Parent USA. She also speaks frequently at professional and organizational seminars.

Otis Grows

About ten years ago, I was enmeshed in the traditional trajectory of publication. I was working with an agent, who strategized that I should write and publish a novel that was more mainstream. After spending two years writing in this prescribed genre, it never went anywhere because my heart was never in it. The relationship fell apart — it was crushing. For about five years, I just didn’t write. I’m someone who was eaten up and spit out by the industry.

I share all this bitterness only because Smith Publicity provided me with that spark of belief again. Somewhere along the line, they decided to take a chance with self-published authors. Surely, that was a heavily weighed decision, a risk that no doubt could have mired their reputation. How bold — and earnest — it is that you all go out there to advocate for people like me. My campaign was a wonderful experience, and I look forward to working with Smith again.

Kathryn Hast, author of Otis Grows

Kathryn Hast has a Master’s of Fine Arts degree in writing and a Master’s degree in Education. She has one dog named after a Beatles song, and one that barks at the television. Otis Grows is her first published work of fiction, and her next book Batty Betty is forthcoming.

No Place to Pray

Smith Publicity is a team of consummate professionals who know their business, know how to work together, and know how to bring a new author along. Most importantly, they do what they promise to do. My publicists kept me continually informed, explained at every stage exactly what they were doing and why, and always respected my questions and concerns. Without Smith, I would never have been able to achieve the exposure they attracted for my book, from reviews to blog posts and even to a TV interview. I’ll use them again–without hesitation.

James Carpenter, author of No Place to Pray

James Carpenter made his way through college working various eclectic jobs and, after graduating, taught middle and high school English. He then retrained as a technologist, eventually developing the Erica T. Carter software system that composed the poetry anthologized in the Issue 1 dustup. Erica’s poetry has been published in several dozen literary journals and he’s presented Erica at international conferences, including at the University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, and the e-poetry 2007 conference in Paris.

Carpenter spent fourteen years as a member of the affiliated faculty of The Wharton School, where he lectured in computer programming, system design, and entrepreneurship before retiring to write fiction.

We Got the Water: Tracing My Family's Path Through Auschwitz

The team at Smith have worked passionately to generate publicity for my father, who is a Holocaust survivor, and for my book about his experiences. They have gotten us many top-tier media engagements, including CNN, HuffPostLive and The Guardian. My father is now the person that the media wants to interview when running stories about the Holocaust. The people at Smith are professional, diligent and caring. They put everything into a project and they produce results!

Jill Klein, author of We Got the Water: Tracing My Family's Path Through Auschwitz

Professor Jill Klein, Ph.D. is a social psychologist who is on the faculty of Melbourne Business School at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She and her father speak internationally to audiences on the topic of resilience.

Antonia Barclay and Her Scottish Claymore

Smith Publicity gave me the support, guidance, and knowledge I needed to navigate the rough waters of indie publishing and publicity. My publicist was a joy to work with, hard-working, extremely professional, and always available. I highly recommend Smith Publicity!

Jane Barrett, author of Antonia Barclay and Her Scottish Claymore

Jane Barrett is a graduate of Duke University and lives in Austin, Texas. Mary, Queen of Scots and Jane Austen have been lifelong subjects of fascination for her. Her aunt, an author and talented writer, introduced her to the lively mind of Austen and after becoming a ‘Janeite,’ the first seeds of writing a book germinated in her mind. Antonia Barclay and Her Scottish Claymore is her debut novel.

Teacher Misery: Helicopter Parents, Special Snowflakes, and Other Bullsh*t

My experience with Smith Publicity was wonderful from beginning to end. It was absolutely worth the investment. The team was extremely professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with. They were very receptive to my ideas and this combined with their expertise led to many valuable marketing opportunities. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again!

Jane Morris, author of Teacher Misery: Helicopter Parents, Special Snowflakes, and Other Bullsh*t

Jane Morris is the pen name of a teacher who would really like to tell you more about herself, but she is afraid she’ll lose her job. She has taught English for over 10 years in a major American city. She received her B.A. in English and Secondary Education from a well-known university. She earned her M.A. in writing from an even fancier (more expensive) university. She loves dogs and trees and other things that can’t talk. She has a loving family and cares about making people laugh more than anything else.

A Is for the Alchemist

I was totally satisfied with the national publicity I received from Smith Publicity. My publicist did a great job, with very personalized and professional attention. My book got exposure to numerous outlets that it would not have otherwise received.

James Larson, author of "A" Is for the Alchemist

James Larson served for 28 years as Artistic Director of the Omaha Theater Company and first established the education, touring, and multicultural programs that are currently in operation—and led the company to achieve the highest award in its field: the Sara Spencer Artistic Achievement Award. James was also Associate Professor of Theater at New York University and Director of Educational Theater at New York University. He has worked with some of the top children’s authors in the country including Mercer Mayer, Beverly Cleary, and Stan Berenstain, His stage adaptation of Mercer Mayer’s There’s an Alligator Under my Bed is available from PlayScripts, Inc., in New York. For Larson’ full bio, please visit his website: www.JamesLarsonBooks.com

Jock Talk: 5 Communication Principles for Leaders as Exemplified by Legends of the Sports World

There is nothing more anxiety-provoking, especially to a first-time author, than to try and figure out how to navigate the totally unknown and sometimes choppy waters of getting the word out for your new book. Securing book reviews and media coverage is a unique tactical challenge. I was lucky enough to meet the folks from Smith Publicity at just the right moment–about eight months prior to my book launch. They held my hand through the whole process as they calmly and masterfully built and then executed my campaign. It helps to have experience on your side, and the team at Smith has it. They get amazing results!

 

 

Beth Levine, author of Jock Talk: 5 Communication Principles for Leaders as Exemplified by Legends of the Sports World

Beth Levine, author of Jock Talk: 5 Communication Principles for Leaders as Exemplified by Legends of the Sports World, a substantive yet down-to-earth business book that entertains while it teaches leaders and aspiring leaders why and how they should shape their communications in order to be more effective and impressive. Communications coach Beth Noymer Levine is an expert in helping Fortune 500 executives, professional and world-class athletes, and other high-profile individuals effectively think about, prepare for, and deliver their messages to important audiences. The founder of SmartMouth Communications (www.smartmouthgroup.com), Levine is also the creator of the 5-star-rated iOS mobile app SmartMouth Public Speaking Toolkit (app.lk/smartmouth). She is a frequent speaker and workshop presenter at conferences and events nationwide.

Getting Through It: A Workshop for Suicide Survivors

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, author of Getting Through It: A Workshop for Suicide Survivors

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.

Fireball: Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3

Smith tailored our campaign so we would get maximum return on our investment. My publicists generated so many hits from national and regional media that it became necessary to extend the campaign; the additional month yielded seven TV interviews in major markets. My publicists followed their instincts to tie my book to breaking international news, which resulted in a national byline and four radio interviews tying back to Fireball. Bottom line: sales have been strong, thanks in large part to Smith Publicity.

Robert Matzen, author of Fireball: Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3

Robert Matzen is the author of six books, including the award-winning Errol & Olivia: Ego & Obsession in Golden Era Hollywood. His previous print work includes many articles about classic films and the Greenwood Press reference volume, Carole Lombard: A Bio-Biography. He appeared as an expert on Lombard in the BBC2 documentary “Living Famously: Clark Gable” (2005) and has been interviewed by the national press including the New York Post. His work as a filmmaker earned national awards and his feature documentary about George Washington, When the Forest Ran Red, is a genre classic. He has also written and directed several films for NASA.

The Roughest Riders: The Untold Story of the Black Soldiers in the Spanish-American War

The professionals at Smith Publicity are a pleasure to work with. They outlined a comprehensive publicity campaign and followed through with close attention to every detail. I highly recommend their services to all writers seeking extra exposure for their work.

Jerome Tuccille, author of The Roughest Riders: The Untold Story of the Black Soldiers in the Spanish-American War

Jerome Tuccille is the author of more than thirty books, including The World of Kurt Vonnegut: Freezing Time. His previous books include best-selling, award-winning biographies of Ernest Hemingway, the Gallo wine dynasty, Donald Trump, Rupert Murdoch, Alan Greenspan, and the Hunts of Texas, and several novels. Tuccille‘s biography, Hemingway and Gellhorn, was selected best e-book in biography by an independent publisher in 2011. Gallo Be Thy Name, a history of the Gallo wine clan and its roots in organized crime. was named the best book of 2009 by Reason magazine, and one of the best business books of 2009 by University of California Library System. The author’s true crime memoir,Gallery of Fools (also updated with the title Art Heist), has been optioned for a movie. The author’s underground classic, It Usually Begins with Ayn Rand, has found a growing readership since its publication in 1971 and has gone through five updated editions.

The Steel Van Man

Let me start off by saying that ‘Indie Publishing’ can be a laborious, grueling and extremely rough road to follow. I had no idea what I was getting into when I started down the independent publishing route having been frustrated by numerous rejection query letters to traditional publishers. After doing some research I came upon Smith Publicity and was directed to Sarah Miniaci. Sarah surprised me in that she did nothing to try and get my hopes up or sell me something unrealistic, but rather stated everything in real terms and gave me genuine facts and situations I could expect from hiring Smith. I decided to go with them and was assigned to my publicist for the publicity of The Steel Van Man. I could not be happier with how the whole campaign worked out. My publicist and her team were in constant contact with me, provided me with hundreds of real contacts that did pan out globally. She eventually even landed me a blogging position on The Huffington Post which has proven to be very helpful in getting my experience with children and the internet out to the public. In my opinion there is not a better publicity team out there for the Indie Author.

Jason P. Stadtlander, author of The Steel Van Man

Jason P. Stadtlander is the author of five books and more than 150 short stories. In The Steel Van Man (August 2013)Stadtlander takes readers inside the complex mind of a serial killer who targets men and women that prey on children. As an IT professional, Stadtlander leads workshops for parents on computer and Internet safety. Stadtlander is an Ohio native and currently lives in northern Massachusetts with his family. For more information, visit www.jasonpstadtlander.com.

Paycheck Independence Day

My campaign with Smith Publicity was a huge success. They were able to help me establish credibility with all of the media work and now we are selling books everyday. I told my publicist that on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the best, she was an 11. I could not be happier with the work she did! Thanks for making this such a wonderful experience for me.

Thomas P. Rood, author of Paycheck Independence Day

Rood is a self-taught software engineer with over 30 years’ experience. He has worked with a wide range of companies including Charles Schwab, Cisco Systems, AT&T, SBC, Pacific Bell, The Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, The Mirage Hotel and Casino, US Sprint, Ricoh Silicon Valley, Ricoh Innovations and RSA Security.

Most of Rood’s contracts ended after one or two years and unemployment became a frequent challenge in his life. He knew then that he had to become an expert on money management or he would not survive. Between 2004 and 2006, Rood figured out the right way to manage his money so he could eliminate his dependence on a paycheck and developed the Paycheck Independence Day money management system to solve this problem.

Buckminster's Ball

For a self-published author, the glow of big dreams tends to quickly fade in the shadow of long odds. Though my expectations of readership had always been reasonable, I came to Smith Publicity hoping for a little bump. Well, Smith Publicity provided that, and more. My tailored campaign, conscientiously administered to by my publicist, exceeded all expectations. I would especially recommend Smith Publicity to self-published authors. I can’t imagine that Jonathan Franzen would have received a greater degree of attention. Thank you Smith Publicity!

Jim A. Zaremski, author of Buckminster's Ball

The Jacob Maresbeth Chronicles

We were pleased with the professional and personalized service Smith Publicity offered for the promotion of my middle-grade series, The Jacob Maresbeth Chronicles. Their expert networking and outreach raised the profile of the sequel’s release just in time for Halloween, a great strategy that we discussed with the agent and team. Broadcast interviews and appearances in print really gave us the boost we were looking for!

Brandy Schillace, author of The Jacob Maresbeth Chronicles

Brandy Schillace, Ph.D. is an author, historian, and adventurer at the intersection. She spends her time in the mist-shrouded alleyways between literature and medicine. Taking a cue from Edward Gorey and John Bellairs, she writes Gothic fiction with a medical twist. Dr. Schillace is a research associate at the Dittrick Museum of Medical History, managing editor of Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, a book reviewer for the Huffington Post, and chief editor for the Fiction Reboot and Daily Dose blog. Her non-fiction book Death’s Summer Coat: What the History of Death and Dying Can Tell us about Life and Living will be released in 2015 with Elliott and Thompson. She also co-edited a collection titled Unnatural Reproductions and Monstrosity (Cambria 2014) and contributed a chapter on vampires and disease. Her short fiction appears in Hauntings, An Anthology (by Hic Dragones Press).

If Only I Could Sleep and founder of Activism for Empowerment

The Smith Publicity team is confident and strong in their delivery! Each week our publicist presented the media with creative ideas and breaking news tie-ins to make our book and foundation relevant in today’s media landscape. Their dedication to make good things happen for us, paired with their expert understanding of media and what it takes to make us newsworthy, has allowed our relationship to become a true partnership. Thank you!

Stephanie Henry, author of If Only I Could Sleep and founder of Activism for Empowerment

Activism for Empowerment Henry is a writer, author, lover of life, speaker and activist. She has overcome tremendous adversity, which has in turn sparked her passion to help women and children rise from pain to power. She believes “passion is something born from loss” and wholly embraces hers. Like many other women who’ve suffered adverse life experiences, Stephanie is a survivor.

The Great Pain Deception

Smith Publicity is a rare entity these days in the world of 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. My publicist 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, beginning with Sarah Miniaci. 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.

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 a bold 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

21 Days to Success with LinkedIn

Smith Publicity was a joy to work with. My publicist got very clear quickly on our message and hit the target in securing interviews and articles to be published. Wouldn’t hesitate to use the services of Smith Publicity in the future.

Ron Sukenick, author of 21 Days to Success with LinkedIn

Ron Sukenick is the president and founder of the Relationship Strategies Institute and a presenter, consultant, and business coach. He is the author of Networking Your Way to Success and a contributor to the New York Times bestseller Masters of NetworkingKen Williams is a presenter and mentor with a local marketing business. He is a former sales manager and has experience working in human resources and customer service, areas in which he now trains business professionals in improving. They are the coauthors of 21 Days to Success Through Networking. They both live in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Saint Maggie

My experience with Smith Publicity was excellent. When I first inquired about their services, they ably assessed my needs as a first-time author. My publicist was a ball of energy. Not only did she fulfill the agreement Smith, but she went above and beyond, following up with contacts even after our four-week publicity period was over. I highly recommend Smith Publicity in light of the personal attention they give their clients and the energy and enthusiasm they have put into publicizing my book. Thank you, Smith!

Janet Stafford, author of Saint Maggie

Stafford attended Seton Hall University, followed by Drew University, where she earned her M.Div. and later a Ph.D. in North American Religion and Culture. Saint Maggie is her first novel.

The Other Side of The Ice: One Family’s Treacherous Journey Negotiating the Northwest Passage

Before coming to Smith Publicity I had worked with two other publicists, but to no avail. They were expensive and I very quickly fell between the cracks.  On my own I had reached a dead end with my book, “The Other Side of The Ice.”  I found Smith and from the moment I got in touch with them I felt the aspect of “family.”I can’t say enough good about Smith; they are indeed family, are open to al of my suggestions and give you that wonderful feeling that you are their only client! I won’t hesitate to use them again for my upcoming projects.

Sprague Theobald, author of The Other Side of The Ice: One Family’s Treacherous Journey Negotiating the Northwest Passage

Sprague Theobald is a two-time Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker and founder of Hole in the Wall Productions. He’s also an expert sailor with over 40,000 offshore miles under his belt. For several years, he worked for an NBC affiliate both in front of and behind the camera producing segments and news stories of regional interest, while working on his independent productions. The documentary of the trip, “The Other Side of The Ice” was released March 2013 and has enjoyed great reception in New York, San Francisco, and other major cities. It recently won an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Documentaries – Topical.”

Beyond Engagement

Smith Publicity started producing results the minute we signed the contract with them. Part of it was their huge ‘get it’ factor. They safeguarded the essence of my message but amplified it and translated it so it caught the ears of all the right people. Many, many articles and radio interviews later we can say with unquestionable conviction, Smith delivered all they said they would and far, far more. Hire them!

Brady Wilson, author of Beyond Engagement

As co-founder of Juice Inc., Brady’s vision is to create a world where businesses pulsate with creative energy.

For 20 years, he has inspired countless companies including American Express, BMO, BMO Harris, Loblaw, PHH, The Co-operators, Yum! Brands Canada and some of the world’s largest Fortune 500 companies.

Snowflake Obsidian: Memoir of a Cutter

I loved working with Smith Publicity. It was obvious they had a real love for the written word and finesse for publicity. The media coverage I received was astounding, and nothing I’d be able to accomplish on my own. My publicist was very personable and always available to answer my questions. Anyone who is serious about reaching their targeted demographic should consider working with them.

Kirsten Sage Steadman, author of Snowflake Obsidian: Memoir of a Cutter

Sage Steadman received a Masters in Social Work from the University of Utah and worked briefly as a licensed mental health therapist before leaving her job to pursue writing full time.

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

Smith Publicity made the publicity 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. He is working with Smith Publicity on his second book, Old School with New Tools: The Extra 5% that Takes You to the Top of your Sales Game and Keeps You There.

Do I Recognize You?

The effort put forth by Smith Publicity was very helpful in promoting my novel, Do I Recognize You? From my initial discussion with my publicist, through my last communication, I was very pleased with every aspect of Smith Publicity. As someone new to book promotion, I found the entire process very manageable and beneficial. In addition to exposure in print media, I was able to do over 25 call-in radio interviews from my own backyard. Smith Publicity was responsive to my preferences, and easily accessible. It was a pleasure working with them, and I would certainly enlist the company’s help if I need this service again. Thank you again.

Dr. Glen Goleburn, author of Do I Recognize You?

Dr. Goleburn has practiced dentistry for more than twenty years. He received a B.A. in Political Science from Emory University, and graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and a member of the Special Care Dentistry Association. Dr. Goleburn has become familiar with face-recognition technology and the pitfalls of allowing unchecked gathering of personal information for use by corporations and government.

The Little Peninsula

My publicist at Smith Publicity was a sheer delight; I loved her spunk and enthusiasm. She worked hard and gave me all feedback in timely fashion as promised. The fact that she was still there for me, even though our contract was up, is a credit to their professionalism.

Ruth Dran, author of The Little Peninsula

Ruth Dran was born Ruth Bernice Liebman in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.  She retired in 1990, from a long career in fashion merchandising; and has been living in Jerusalem since 1995.  Amongst the possessions she brought with her was a carton of roughly drafted and unfinished manuscripts she’d accumulated throughout the years.

Disenchanted and unfulfilled with retirement she’s turned to the contents of that carton for a more meaningful retirement and sense of  accomplishment.  The Little Peninsula is the first manuscript she chose to complete and publish.

Life Is But A Dream

My expectations of Smith Publicity were many. My expectations were not only met but exceeded far beyond what I imagined and hoped for! My publicist’s enthusiasm and unwavering commitment to the project was evident from our very first hello and carried through to the conclusion of our media campaign with exceedingly satisfying results.  She kept me constantly in the loop with her weekly updates and I was comforted by seeing a professional, detailed itemized list and the results of all her diligent hard work. I look forward to using Smith Publicity again with other future literary works of mine.

David Earle, author of Life Is But A Dream

Earle’s screenplay adaptation of Life Is But A Dream won three awards in the AOF (Action on Film) International Film Awards, for “Best Dialogue for a Feature”, “The Arthur Rosenfeld Award for Dramatic Writing” and runner-up for “The AOF Award for Excellence in Writing”.  It was also nominated for “Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Feature.”

 

The Recent History of Terrorism in Canada

Smith surpassed my greatest expectations for a publicity campaign. I especially appreciated the extra guidance given to a new author like myself. My publicist made certain that I received all of the attention and instructions that I needed to make the campaign a success. Thank you, Smith!

Mark C. Eddy, author of The Recent History of Terrorism in Canada

Mark C. Eddy is the author of The Recent History of Terrorism in Canada, from 1963-2013, available via Amazon in Kindle Edition and as a Kobo e-book. Born in rural Newfoundland, Canada, Eddy completed a Certificate in Criminology, a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree and Master of Arts Degree at Memorial University. His studies focused on crime and criminal justice.

The Lives We Lead

As the parent of a 17 year old author with a background in healthcare, I was at a loss as to how to get my daughter’s book some exposure. I worked hard at self promotion with very little success, while at the same time engaging PR firms in discussions, but they quoted exorbitant rates with no guarantees. It was a great day, when I found Smith Publicity. What a game changer that was. I worked with an amazing team of publicists at Smith Publicity. My lead publicist was every inch a professional, very personable and caring, with the most amazing work ethic. I would highly recommend Smith Publicity to any author who is looking to get their book into the limelight.

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Alexandra Egi, author of The Lives We Lead

Alexandra Egi is a 17 year old senior her high school. The Lives We Lead is her debut novel which was inspired by her love of writing.

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 my publicists 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 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.

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

It was a major decision for me, being a self-published author with a limited budget, to commit to hiring a PR firm. Engaging Smith Publicity was clearly the best decision I made in the book marketing process. They provided exposure and credibility to my novel that would have been impossible for me to achieve on my own, leading to radio interviews, book reviews, and speaking engagements that have enabled the book to break out beyond my own local region. My publicist actually read my book, understood its strengths, and was able to craft a PR approach that worked. The entire organization was professional and responsive. I am happy to offer Smith Publicity my highest recommendation.

Dr. Bruce Foster, author of Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

Bruce Foster is a native of northern Baltimore County, Maryland, location of his upcoming novel Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, where he grew up observing the social and cultural milieu of My Lady’s Manor steeplechase country. For fifteen years he has been chief of emergency medicine at a Pennsylvania hospital and is the medical director of an aeromedical helicopter service.

And Then There Were Three: Sixty-Seven Letters to Sasha

It’s been a privilege to work with the Smith Publicity team and one of the most interesting journeys I have experienced so far. The introduction to the publishing and PR/Marketing industry has been life-changing!

Julia Fox, author of And Then There Were Three: Sixty-Seven Letters to Sasha

Fox’s autobiographical memoir, And Then There Were Three: Sixty-Seven Letters to Sasha, documents the challenges that still face members of the LGBT community, especially those in countries where being homosexual is still considered an abnormality. In a moving collection of letters to the man who opened her eyes to a new perspective on love and tolerance, she hopes to give readers an honest look into her experiences with a less traditional type of relationship.

The Soul Patrol

As a first time author it was a difficult decision on how best to spend the modest resources to promote my novel. After doing some research I decided to invest in a publicist and chose Smith as the company. After an initial meeting, I was assigned a personal publicist who stayed on my project throughout and was always available to help guide me through the process. Their professionalism and patience put me at ease and made the daunting task of alerting the mainstream media of who I was much, much easier. Thanks to my team at Smith, I now have media interest in my novel including the BBC and the likes of Teen Vogue and Disney radio. I can honestly say that while my book has the merits it needs to be recognized, it may never have been if it wasn’t for the hard work of Smith publicity.

B. Grigoletti, author of The Soul Patrol

Grigoletti has been writing short stories and poetry for most of his life. He has contributed to several different periodicals over the years and continues to enjoy sharing his imagination with his friends and family through various creative outlets.

The Power of Service: Service Through The Eyes Of Customers

I cannot think of enough adjectives to describe my entire experience with Smith—it was extraordinary, mind-blowing and action-packed. To my publicist, I am eternally grateful to you for all your hard work on my behalf and for all the doors you have opened for me.

J.E. Karp, author of The Power of Service: Service Through The Eyes Of Customers

J.E. Karp is a businesswoman, small business owner and author. Her life has been a journey from trauma to triumph. Having overcome a serious car accident, two heart attacks, a quadruple heart by-pass operation, the trauma of a kidnapping and being buried alive for 16 hours, the subsequent PTSD, and finally, cancer, Karp has resiliently triumphed over adversity, while staying focused on her true passion: authentic service.

When Your Centerpiece is Made of Play Doh and the Dog Has Eaten Your Crayons: A Mother's Perspective on Parenting

Thank you to Smith Publicity for taking such good care of me as a new author.  I needed a mentor as well as a publicist, and my publicist took the time to explain to me what she would do to create a national publicity campaign for me.  She kept me well-informed regarding the progress of the campaign and the media interest that developed for my book.  All of the members of the Smith Publicity team have been responsive to my questions.  Not only that, their responses have been timely and thorough.  When I asked for opinions, I got them, and when I needed reassurance, I got that, too.  I recommend Smith Publicity without reservation.  This group of professionals is, in a word, impressive.

Jennifer Koontz, author of When Your Centerpiece is Made of Play Doh and the Dog Has Eaten Your Crayons: A Mother's Perspective on Parenting

Jennifer M. Koontz earned a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She taught secondary Social Studies in Maryland before earning a J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University. Koontz has taught students of every age, from preschool through college. When she became a mother in 2005, she began to make observations about parenting and collect stories that were told to her by other parents. Now that she has been a teacher and a lawyer, she has decided to add “author” to the list. In addition to writing, she enjoys traveling, swimming, and reading with her daughter. She loves crafts and remains hopeful that her daughter will join her one day at the craft table. Koontz currently resides in Pennsylvania with her family and is working on her next book.

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

Blooming into Mindfulness: How the Universe Used a Garden, Cancer, and Carpools to Teach Me that Calm Is the New Happy

I am indebted to Smith Publicity for helping me promote my book and gain exposure beyond what I could ever have imagined as a first time, self-published author. The first surprise was that Smith was willing to work within my limited budget by coming up with creative ways to share some of the administrative tasks, allowing my publicist and her capable partner to provide as much value added as possible during our short campaign. The press release they drafted for me reflected a spot-on read of my book, skillfully consolidating multi-layered themes into a concise marketing package.

 

My publicist’s enthusiasm and passion were infectious. She cared as much about the success of my book launch as I did. The results were measurable: my three-week campaign led to several interviews with print media (including a request for an expert opinion in The Chicago Tribune), an invitation to be a speaker at a conference and workshop instructor, a TV appearance, and placement of my work in high traffic online sites. Another publicist even said to me, ‘I’m so impressed with the results you’ve gotten with Smith!’

Martha Brettschneider, author of Blooming into Mindfulness: How the Universe Used a Garden, Cancer, and Carpools to Teach Me that Calm Is the New Happy

Martha Brettschneider is a writer, blogger, photographer, and gardener. In 2009, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, which reoriented her perception of body, mind, and spirit. A former international economist at the Treasury Department, Brettschneider transformed from a left-brained business woman to a meditation-touting creative.  In 2014, she became an “award-winning photographer” through a “photo-a-day challenge” facilitated by Project365.

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

My publicist worked very hard on my behalf and communicated regularly with me. The Smith team had great hook ideas and was 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.

 

The Culture Solution: How to Achieve Cultural Synergy and Get Results in the Global Workplace

Working with Smith Publicity was a pleasure. My publicist secured a number of invitations for me to write articles for media outlets, and kept me updated on her efforts throughout the media campaign. She also provided good advice on strategies for dealing with the media during and after our work together.

 

 

Deirdre B. Mendez, PhD, author of The Culture Solution: How to Achieve Cultural Synergy and Get Results in the Global Workplace

Deirdre B. Mendez, PhD is an intercultural consultant, trainer, and educator who has helped U.S. companies and their international partners identify and resolve culturally based conflict for nearly three decades. Since 2005, she has been affiliated with the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at The University of Texas at Austin, where she is currently Associate Director for Cultural Programs.

Committed Teams: Three Steps to Inspiring Passion and Performance

A client recommended that we talk to Smith Publicity about promoting our book, Committed Teams: Three Steps to Inspiring Passion and Performance. Right from the start, we were impressed with the specificity and infectious enthusiasm with which Sarah Miniaci discussed the promotion process. We ultimately decided to work with Smith and spent the next nine months collaborating with a brilliant Smith publicist on getting the word out about our book. The results went far beyond anything we thought possible. We placed dozens of articles and op-ed pieces in publications around the world. Several of them are among the leading business magazines. The publicity effort gave us invaluable visibility among our target audience. Bottom line: authors who want to gain the right kind of attention for their books should work with Smith Publicity.

Mario Moussa and Derek Newberry, author of Committed Teams: Three Steps to Inspiring Passion and Performance

Dr. Mario Moussa and Dr. Derek Newberry are the authors of Committed Teams: Three Steps to Inspiring Passion and Performance. Dr. Moussa teaches in the Executive Programs at Wharton School of Executive Education. Dr. Newberry is a lecturer at the Wharton School. Connect with Dr. Moussa at www.moussaconsulting.com, and with Dr. Newberry via Twitter, @derekonewberry.

I like working with Smith Publicity because they know what the media wants, and deliver top-quality stories in a professional manner.

David Moye, Wireless Flash News Service

Conscious Leadership in the Workplace

Smith Publicity did an amazing job of getting exposure for my book and media opportunities. My publicist creatively worked to cover multiple angles to pitch the variety of topics covered in my book, with great success.

Rosalie Chamberlain, author of Conscious Leadership in the Workplace

Rosalie Chamberlain is the Owner of Denver, CO-based Rosalie Chamberlain Consulting & Coaching. A thirty-five year organizational culture and eighteen year corporate coaching veteran, she specializes in maximizing talent and productivity within organizations. She is a skilled consultant, facilitator, coach and speaker in the areas of diversity and inclusion strategy, multicultural competency, leadership development, and talent management, with expertise in managing and leveraging diverse talent. Previously, Chamberlain was a Diversity & Inclusion Manager for a national American Lawyer Top 100 law firm. She received her diversity and inclusion credentials from Cornell University’s Institute for Labor & Relations (ILR) and was certified through the International Coaching Federation.

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

I loved my PR team at Smith Publicity. They have been my exuberant cheerleaders in the world of media. Because of them, I went from unknown to an expert in the content area of stress. Their strategic timing and astute pitching 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.

About Jenga: The Remarkable Business of Creating a Game that Became a Household Name

With his extensive publishing experience, and his pleasant, professional approach, my publicist of Smith Publicity has opened doors for me that I suspect would otherwise have remained firmly shut to an author attempting to publicize her first book.

Leslie Scott, author of About Jenga: The Remarkable Business of Creating a Game that Became a Household Name

Scott was born to an expatriate family in Africa and educated in England. She is the creator of Jenga, the second-bestselling game in the world, and the co-founder of Oxford games. One of the worlds few professional game designers, Scott spends her time in the Oxford countryside and the African plains with her two children and her husband.

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 Smith 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.

Our Smith Publicity publicist came on board as part of the team rather than an outside source. She put everything into the books she supported, and really took the authors under her wing. Together we learned to integrate campaigns effortlessly, and by the time she took over a book, we knew it was going to be in great hands.

 

Our publicist worked hard to get our books and authors maximum exposure from as many different sources as she could, and didn’t stop campaigning until the last lead was gone. Her energy and enthusiasm are contagious, and her tireless efforts often brought new life back into an project that could have be in danger of failing.

 

We see Smith Publicity as an invaluable part of our marketing and promotion, and we look forward to many more years with them as part of our team.

Jenny Pedroza, Publisher, The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing

The Writer’s Coffee Shop is an independent publisher and the original publishers of the international literary phenomenon, Fifty Shades of Grey.  The company launched in October of 2010 with the vision of working alongside talented authors while providing quality e-books to the growing marketplace.

The Writer’s Coffee Shop has a deeper history than simply publishing books. The original site was launched in September 2009 as an online community “Where Friends Meet” to discuss books, blogs, serial fiction, news and more.

It has been a dream working with Smith Publicity. They are responsive, professional, and on the ball. They help us develop reasonable expectations for a campaign and consistently meet or exceed those expectations. I would recommend them to anyone.

Margot Atwell

Associate Publisher, Beaufort Books/Mid Point Trade Books

Savvy Cyber Kids at Home series

It was a pleasure to work with Smith Publicity. My publicist used her knowledge and in-depth experience to get bookings for me to discuss the importance of starting the discussion around cyber security, privacy, ethics, bullying response and screen time balance with audiences throughout the United States and Canada via TV, radio, and print media. I highly recommend the Smith Publicity team!

Ben Halpert, author of Savvy Cyber Kids at Home series

Ben Halpert bills himself as “Security executive by day, Cyber hero by night.” He is Vice President, Risk and Corporate Security for Ionic Security and President of Savvy Cyber Kids, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization he founded in 2007 to provide cyber awareness resources for parents and teachers of our youngest learners, as well as innovative resources to assist parents and teachers as children grow up online. He has written two other books in the Savvy Cyber Kids at Home series: The Family Gets a Computer and The Defeat of the Cyber Bully, and has won the Mom’s Choice Award, The Dove Foundation Seal of Approval, The Toy Man Award of Excellence and The Toy Man eChoice Award.

Liquid Diamond

To Smith Publicity: I wish to extend my deepest appreciation for all your efforts, in particular my publicist, whose hard work and dedication brought about several interviews and opportunities to further the popularity of my novel Liquid Diamond. Thank you all very much.

Sebastien Blue, author of Liquid Diamond

Sebastien Blue is a first time author.  His impressive debut, Liquid Diamond, was inspired by his love of folklore, fable and myth. Blue set out to write a novel that appeals not only to children, but to anyone with a sense of adventure.  Blue’s ultimate goal for Liquid Diamond is to promote literacy and creativity among its readers.  Blue lives in Ontario and is currently working on the sequel to Liquid Diamond.  To learn more, please visit the author’s website http://www.sebastienblue.com/.

The Aught-Sixers

I enjoyed working with Smith Publicity for the promotion of my book, The Aught-Sixers.  My publicist was both helpful and instructive—also, I discovered I had a lot to learn.  I came to understand the enormity of the problems involved with marketing a book. My experience with Smith Publicity taught me that it takes a well-coordinated and experienced team to market a book successfully.  Without the right background, experience and connections, it’s a task that can be next to impossible.  Smith Publicity provided me with some high profile leads—including an interview with the Washington Post.  I’ll always be grateful.

Skookum Maguire, author of The Aught-Sixers

Skookum Maguire used to work in the woods as a logger, but the advent of the 1980’s marked the end of most positive things in Oregon. After relocating to California, he wrote a 400 page novel based on his experiences, after which he enrolled in Sacramento State and earned an MA in Creative Writing. He has written four mystery novels, a literary novel, and published an earlier collection of short stories. He has recently had stories published in The Goldman Review and Toasted Cheese, and was twice runner up at Glimmer Train and runner up at New Millennium Writings.

A Meaning For Danny

I’d like to say what a pleasure it was to work with Smith Publicity. It brought me new and unexpected contacts, and gave my book, A Meaning for Danny, a far wider audience than I ever could have reached by myself! I felt there was great enthusiasm from everyone and it has been a really valuable experience!

Brigid Marlin, author of A Meaning For Danny

Brigid Marlin was born in Washington, DC but has spent most of her life in England, where she now resides. She is known primarily as an artist, and is the Founder and Director of the Society for Art of Imagination, which has members from all over the world. She studied art in Dublin, Paris, New York and Vienna.She previously wrote and published another book about her life, From East to West: Awakening to a Spiritual Search, and recently co-authored a third book, The Box House, which is also based on events in Ms. Marlin’s life and will soon be published.

Seven Days from Darwin

Initially I tried publicizing on my own, with exceptionally poor results. Smith Publicity was able to quickly generate coverage in venues where I had initially failed to receive any, and their nationwide list of contacts led to radio, magazine, newspaper and TV opportunities/appearances that I never would have gotten without them. Thanks Smith Publicity!

John Buckland, author of Seven Days from Darwin

Buckland is a graduate of the University of Virginia, with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He spent his first few years out of University counseling college students and lived for about a year and a half in China. He has spent the last ten years working in manufacturing and design engineering. Mr. Buckland has traveled throughout Asia, both on business and for pleasure, and draws on his experiences with the people and culture as an impetus for inspiration, though one should note, the perspective from which he writes is undeniably Western.

An Unconventional Life and A Smouldering Flame

Never before have I experienced such professionalism in the way Smith Publicity carried out their business of helping promote my books. I look forward to working with them again on my next book.

Jonathan Clift, author of An Unconventional Life and A Smouldering Flame

A native of Great Britain, Clift began a life in the arts, earning three certificates with honours from the Royal Ballet. He is a graduate of Bristol University with a qualification in the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and later worked for an aircraft company. During his 15-year career in the music industry, he wrote hits in a number of countries including a number one song in the U.S.

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.

 

Just the Skinny series

The phrase that best describes Smith Publicity is ‘above and beyond.’ They delivered services above and beyond our expectations and performed above and beyond the call of duty. We interviewed Smith President Sandy Smith as part of our search and were immediately impressed with her ideas and in particular with her suggestion of a phased approach to marketing. Our Smith publicist was extremely creative and knowledgeable and seemed to work around the clock for us. Our initial phase involved placement of bylined articles as a way of getting our message out. Within a few short weeks, our articles were appearing in, or committed for, 30 different domestic and international media outlets, well beyond our expectations. We started with a limited understanding of book promotion and we were very lucky to have found Smith Publicity. Smith Publicity – you rate five stars in our book!!

Stephen Farnow, author/publisher, author of Just the Skinny series

Farnow is a 30-year veteran of the high tech industry with a PhD in Physics. He currently consults and writes about graphic arts.

Smith Publicity did an outstanding job.  Many thanks for your achievement.

Joe Ganzenhuber

Publisher, Three Trees Publishing, Inc.

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A Game Called Justice

I really enjoyed working with Smith Publicity, and the campaign they designed was implemented just as promised. They kept me abreast of the progress of the campaign and solicited my feedback and input regularly. I felt like I was part of a real team. My publicist was quite talented. She wrote pitches that were creative and compelling and generated a lot of interest in my book. I was particularly impressed because even on the last day of our campaign, my publicist was working on booking two radio interviews for me. A week after the campaign ended a newspaper interview request came as a result of her efforts. If you are looking for a results-oriented, hardworking and professional company – Smith Publicity is it.

Deirdre Glascoe, author of A Game Called Justice

Glascoe’s book exposes a side of the American Justice System that average Americans never see: The corrupt side. It introduces a game designed to mitigate corruption in the American Justice System. Through the narrative it shows the reader how an average American can achieve justice in an environment designed to benefit the wealthy, powerful and corrupt. Glascoe earned her BA in media studies from Fordham University and Masters in business from the Howard University School of Business.

The Trial of Dr. Kate

Smith Publicity was instrumental in making my third novel, The Trial of Dr. Kate, a success. I was extremely pleased with the program that they put together to publicize the publication of the book. The whole company is focused on the job at hand and extremely easy to work with. I was very happy with the results they produced for me.

Michael E. Glasscock III, author of The Trial of Dr. Kate

Michael E. Glasscock III M.D. F.A.C.S. spent most of his career in Nashville, TN in private practice at the Otology Group, which he founded. He founded the American Journal of Otology and the Ear Foundation, located in Nashville. He has published over 260 peer-reviewed papers in the otolaryngology literature and was the editor for six editions of Surgery of the Ear. In addition to his outstanding medical career, Dr. Glasscock is author of the Round Rock Series, with Little Joe being the first book in the series.

Although the Smith people worked for our publisher and not for me personally, as an author I was impressed by my publicist’s efforts to keep authors closely involved in her PR activity. The organization of Smith’s publicity service, their ability to reach relevant media and thorough targeting of appropriate audiences was also very impressive. Many thanks.

Prof. Hayim Granot, author of The True Golden Hour: How People Respond to Emergencies and co-author of Terror Bombing: The Global Urban Threat.

Granot was a researcher at the City University of NY. He taught sociology at Long Island University and at the Graduate School of Social Work at Rutgers University in NJ. In 1970 he was appointed to the School of Social Work at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, where he served till 2002. Prof. Granot established the Mass Emergencies Project at Bar-Ilan University with its emphasis on applied solutions for human problems in emergencies and disasters. He served as a senior consultant to civil defense headquarters and other emergency agencies on community response and behavior in emergencies.

A snapshot from my Smith Publicity experience: I am sitting in a motel room with my suit laid out, ready to dress for a TV interview. On my way here, I listened to a radio station advertising a show that I recognized, because I have been a guest on it. The major newspaper in the next city over will soon be running a photograph of me, along with an interview. After my TV interview this morning, I have to rush home for an hour-long radio interview, this evening. There will be two more TV interviews later this week. Last week, I walked into a business where I have never met the people, and they acted like I was someone special. All this, after working with Smith Publicity. Thanks!

Ruth Haag, Publisher

Ruth Haag is an expert in dealing with people, in small-business survival in a big-business world, and in how people fit into Nature and the Environment. For nearly two decades, Ruth has been the CEO of a hazardous waste cleanup company. For the past decade, she has been training managers and employees to understand the work environment, so that they can work smoothly within it.

The Great SAT Swindle

Smith Publicity did a terrific job of promoting my novel, coming up with good strategies to provide me with many radio and newspaper promotional opportunities. I even received a few television appearances. More impressively, after the campaign ended, my publicist continued to maintain contact with me, providing me with some further fruits of success that were planted during the campaign. Her professionalism and savvy were great assets to my novel and its promotion.

Dr. Michael Hartnett, author of The Great SAT Swindle

Dr. Hartnett’s novel follows Matt Drury who earns a perfect score on the SAT and soon finds himself working for a vast cheating network at his high school, getting paid for services ranging from taking the SAT for classmates with a fake ID to providing social studies homework and test answers for the entire ninth grade. But once inside the cheating network, he encounters corruption, beatings, and even murder. With the help of is oddball friends, Matt soon decides he must expose the network and bring down its nefarious leader. And he just might be able to, if the network doesn’t destroy him first.

Falling into Place

It has been tremendous to work with  Smith Publicity! Thank you for every call, booking, email, post-pin-tweet, radio interview, newspaper article, TV appearance, and review!  Our campaign for Falling Into Place could not have had a happier conclusion than learning it won the “Best New Author” award at the Christian Book Awards. What a way to top off the last few months.

Hattie Kauffman, author of Falling into Place

Hattie Kauffman’s gripping memoir, Falling into Place, is being compared to the best seller The Glass Castle.  Hattie unflinchingly examines a childhood that has readers glued to the book from first page to last.  With three decades of network television experience, including decade-long stints in New York and Los Angeles, Hattie is the first Native American to file a report on a network news broadcast.  She has reported on many of the major stories of the last quarter century and interviewed thousands of people.

Cuba, the United States, and Cultures of the Transnational Left, 1930-1975 (Cambridge University Press)

I really enjoyed working with Smith Publicity. They were always responsive and positive towards my work, and they energetically pitched my book to a market that I never could have reached on my own initiative. I recommend them for authors of both academic and popular audiences, and I would not hesitate to contact them again for my future projects.

John Gronbeck-Tedesco, author of Cuba, the United States, and Cultures of the Transnational Left, 1930-1975 (Cambridge University Press)

John A. Gronbeck-Tedesco, PhD, became interested in Cuban history when he studied in Spain during his junior year in college. He entered the PhD program in American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), and after his first (of four) visit to Cuba as a graduate student, decided to make it a part of his specialization. Toward the end of his graduate study, Dr. Gronbeck-Tedesco was awarded UT’s most prestigious dissertation fellowship.

He is currently an Associate Professor and Convener of American Studies at Ramapo College of New Jersey. Dr.Gronbeck-Tedesco has presented at several conferences outside of the United States and is among the growing number of scholars committed to international and transnational studies.

He is the author of Cuba, the United States, and Cultures of the Transnational Left, 1930-1975 (Cambridge University Press) and has been published in academic journals and different online forums including Journal of American Studies, Journal of Latin American Studies, Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, American Quarterly, CounterPunch.org, TheHill.com, Truth-out.org.

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 broadcast, print and online media.

New Neighborhoods: The Consumer’s Guide to Condominium, Co-Op and HOA Living

We were so happy with the work our publicist did to promote our book, New Neighborhoods: The Consumer’s Guide to Condominium, Co-Op and HOA Living. We knew it might be difficult to promote our book to a very specific audience that is not well represented by the mainstream media. From the very beginning our publicist did an excellent job of placing the book in both targeted publications (such as Habitat Magazine) as well as in mass-market media including NPR and Fox Business News. Our names, as authors, were consistently and frequently mentioned across the country. Since working with Smith Publicity, I have received a number of inquiries from people for interviews who found me through articles that I wrote according to my publicist’s recommendations.  In short, we feel that Smith Publicity has done an excellent job of promoting our book and we look forward to continuing our work together!

Ryan Poliakoff and Gary Poliakoff, author of New Neighborhoods: The Consumer’s Guide to Condominium, Co-Op and HOA Living

Gary Poliakoff, one of the world’s foremost authorities on community association law, is the author of a nationally published treatise, The Law of Condominium Operations. Ryan Poliakoff is inaugural president of The Ocean Palms, a $100 million condominium property in South Florida.

Dollars & Uncommon Sense: Basic Training For Your Money

I am very thankful that I was recommended to use Smith Publicity to promote my book Dollars & Uncommon Sense. From the initial phone consultation, to the proposal and finally the execution of the plan, it couldn’t have gone any smoother. I am extremely grateful that Smith Publicity assigned Erin MacDonald-Birnbaum as the lead publicist for my book campaign. Erin’s determination, creativity, and the ability to think outside the box has been crucial in securing major national television opportunities such as Fox & FriendsThe 700 Club, and also to include international exposure in Canada. In less than six months, Erin’s hard work and persistent follow resulted in my work being featured in over 50 publications nationwide and interviews by over 20 national, international, and regional radio programs.

Steve Repak, CFP®, author of Dollars & Uncommon Sense: Basic Training For Your Money

Steve Repak, CFP®, is an Army veteran, motivational speaker and consultant. He has helped countless ordinary people turn their finances around with his inspiring personal finance presentations and one-on-one financial counseling. He was the 1995 Fort Bliss, Texas Non Commissioned Officer of the Year and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Management Communications from Amridge University.

If Jack Had

When I found a publisher for my novel, If Jack Had I realized that was only the first step in getting my book distributed, reviewed, and read. Without a publicist to reach possible media outlets, expecting success would be like giving a party but failing to send out invitations. After research, and much discussion, I hired Smith Publicity. I liked the company’s stellar reputation, and my publicist’s straightforward manner, which was quite unusual. She radiated intelligence and enthusiasm. The manner in which she promoted her own business gave me confidence that I would be represented with professionalism and integrity. Their fee structure was also reasonable, neither unbelievably low nor ridiculously high.

 

What a smart decision I made to work with this group. They are the sort that under promise and over deliver. Within weeks they had booked me on a month long daily blog tour. They helped me garner all sorts of positive reviews. Because of their work, my novel is not a secret. I am happy to recommend them to anyone seeking intelligent, inspired, and diligent public relations representation. I would be happy to talk to anyone thinking of hiring them.

Steven Rappaport, author of If Jack Had

Steven Rappaport has been a stock trader, pot dealer, itinerant hippie peddler, cab driver, retailer, and is currently a successful commercial real estate salesperson in Manhattan. He offers a simple rationale for his first novel: “My eldest son, Jack, died at forty from a progressively debilitating, unknown neurological disorder. This brilliant boy, a Vassar grad, never got to live the life he deserved. I’ve infused him with one.”

Professional Presence: A Four-Part Guide for Building Your Personal Brand

Working with Smith Publicity has been a wonderful experience. Their kind staff has been an amazing guide through the world of publicity when I was ready to promote my first book. They gave me insight that also helped with my role as a public speaker and I’m extremely grateful for their support.

Peggy Noe Stevens, author of Professional Presence: A Four-Part Guide for Building Your Personal Brand

Described as the ”Oprah of entertaining,” Peggy Noe Stevens began her career working for in the hospitality industry for Hyatt Hotels Corporation before moving into event planning and experiential marketing for a major corporation. A trail blazer for women, she is the world’s first female Master Bourbon Taster, has designed women’s research and strategy studies, and has spoken to countless professional organizations on issues in the workplace as to the effective steps of strategizing careers. Her consulting company specializes in image strategy for both people and places.

Developing Minds: An American Ghost Story

I hired Smith Publicity to promote the release of my novel Developing Minds: An American Ghost Story, and I’m glad I did. My publicist  was responsive, enthusiastic, and supportive, and kept a steady stream of media requests coming throughout the campaign. She got me several blog and radio interviews, book reviews (which included requests from top tier media), and she even got a group of teachers to form a book club for the sole purpose of discussing my novel. Long before the campaign started, Sarah Miniaci was there giving me great advice on cover design, back cover copy, which parts of reviews to blurb, etc. The publicists at Smith Publicity go above and beyond and made me feel well cared for since I first contacted them. I highly recommend Smith Publicity to other authors.

Jonathan LaPoma, author of Developing Minds: An American Ghost Story

Jonathan LaPoma is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, songwriter, and poet from Buffalo, NY. In 2005, he received a BA in history and a secondary education credential from the State University of New York at Geneseo, and he traveled extensively throughout the United States and Mexico after graduating. These experiences have become the inspiration for much of his writing, which often explores themes of alienation and misery as human constructions that can be overcome through self-understanding and the acceptance of suffering. His seven screenplays have won over 80 awards/honors at various international screenwriting competitions, and his novel Developing Minds: An American Ghost Story won the 2015 Stargazer Literary Prizes for best Visionary and Metaphysical Fiction. He lives in San Diego and teaches at a public secondary school.

Fatal Option

I’m astounded at the results of this campaign, and by the creativity, energy and sincerity my Smith Publicity team brought to it. You exceeded every expectation that I had, and were so much fun to work with. I am very much looking forward to working with you all again.”

Chris Beakey, author of Fatal Option

Chris Beakey tells stories of good people caught in bad places. He writes fiction as well as nonfiction as a ghostwriter for an organization that promotes bipartisan policies that strengthen the nation through smart investments in youth. His debut novel, Double Abduction, was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. His latest novel, Fatal Option, was published by Post Hill Press and is available wherever books are sold.

In the House of Leviathan

I was very happy with Smith Publicity and very much appreciate their efforts, time, and interest in keeping me that way. Smith is, and will remain, my go to source for publicity and I will continue to heartily recommend it to anyone who asks. Customer service in their line of work is very hard to come by and, considering the ephemeral nature of your service, is paramount. That’s why I’m going to always call Smith first.

Brian David Bruns, author of In the House of Leviathan

Adventurer B. D. Bruns has traveled to over 50 countries to gather material for his bestselling books. He’s won 19 national and international book awards, including three national Book of the Year awards. Bruns’ first fiction book, The Gothic Shift (2014) won the International Book Awards Best Short Story Collection. He also contributes to Yahoo TravelBBC, CNN, The Daily Beast, and The Travel Channel.
Bruns’ travel adventures span from entering the Pyramids of Giza and swimming in the Panama Canal to climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and touring Torture Museums in Estonia. He has attended ceremonies from the descendants of cannibals in the South Pacific and has been consulted by a ghost tour in Malta. After residing in Dracula’s hometown for several years, Bruns moved to Las Vegas with his Romanian wife, where they live with two cats, Julius and Caesar.
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 the 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.

Planet A: A Mother's Memoir of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Smith Publicity took me to that higher level of promotion that I was looking for. Not only did they provide opportunities to become better known in my field in print and blog sites but also in TV media. My publicist worked with me every step of the way completely understanding the point of view of my book. A big THANK YOU!

Diane Mayer Christiansen, author of Planet A: A Mother's Memoir of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Diane Mayer Christiansen grew up struggling with dyslexia, and was unable to read efficiently until her late twenties. Christiansen graduated from Aurora University and began her career as a laboratory manager at Northwestern University, where she was involved in genetic research for the department of biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology. After her son Jackie was born and diagnosed with autism, she began her writing career. She has spent the past ten years writing books with a primary theme of accepting others and speaking about her journey with her son and autism, with her latest book being Planet A: A Mother’s Memoir of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Jackie also speaks about his own feelings and how ASD has affected him.

 

In our opinion, Smith Publicity was largely responsible for our sold-out edition; not an easy task with a specialized and expensive book. Our publishing company had worked without external publicists in the past, but this new book created a unique challenge, as a very high-quality and expensive Limited Edition.

 

For many months, we researched the options, and Smith’s proposal was far beyond anything else offered to us. Once the campaign was in progress, it was effortless for us, with truly rewarding results in media interest, sales, and public response. Smith Publicity reached major national TV outlets, international media, print large and small, and literally massive web results. We look forward to future work with the Smith team. Many thanks!

Brian Kehew, Curvebender Publishing

Places I Remember: My Time With The Beatles, by photographer Henry Grossman and Sir Paul McCartney. Best known for his classic contributions to publications such as Time and LIFE, most are unaware of Grossman’s long and productive relationship with the Beatles during the 1960s. For over four decades, the vast majority of his Beatles archive (which tops a staggering 6,000 photographs) has been tucked away, awaiting rediscovery. Now, for the first time ever, over 1,000 of these images — most of which have never been published — are finally being made available in Places I Remember. The collection is unprecedented in its scope and intimacy.

Moppin' Floors to CEO: From Hopelessness and Failure to Happiness and Success

As soon as I met my Smith Publicity publicist I knew she was going to do a great job on my behalf to develop a comprehensive marketing plan for my new book. She more than lived up to my expectations. She is a very knowledgeable book publicist and did an incredible job securing media requests for interviews and articles to promote my book. Smith Publicity is extremely responsive and does everything first class. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with her and the entire team at Smith Publicity. I would highly recommend them to any author seeking help to promote their new book.

Dennis C. Miller, author of Moppin' Floors to CEO: From Hopelessness and Failure to Happiness and Success

Dennis C. Miller is a nationally recognized strategic leadership coach and motivational speaker with over 30 years of experience. The former CEO of Somerset Medical Center and Healthcare Foundation, Dennis now works with leaders of nonprofit organizations and is an expert in board governance, leadership development and succession planning. As the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Leadership, Governance and Philanthropy at Farleigh Dickinson University, Miller also served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Saint Joseph’s Regional High School in Montvale, New Jersey. Miller is a regular columnist for The Nonprofit Times, a leading business publication for the nonprofit industry. He has written three previous books about nonprofit organization success: A Guide to Achieving New Heights: The Four Pillars of Successful Nonprofit Leadership; The Nonprofit Board Therapist: The Guide to Unlocking Your Organization’s True Potential; and The Power of Strategic Alignment: A Guide to Energizing Leadership and Maximizing Potential in Today’s Nonprofit Organizations.

Phantasma

I highly recommend Smith Publicity. Right from the word go I felt that I was working with a close friend and colleague and that only amplified my experience for my campaign. Thank you for your kind and professional ethos.

Efthalia, author of Phantasma

Efthalia has a Master of Arts in Writing and is currently studying Ancient History and Archaeology at Sydney University. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Romance Writers of Australia and the Australian Romance Readers. She lives with her husband and their Alpha and Beta children in Sydney, Australia. 

On this Beautiful Island

Smith Publicity played an important role in initiating the campaign for my children’s picture book, On This Beautiful Island. The appearances they arranged for me at Barnes & Noble bookstores and the reviews the book received helped give me credibility to continue the second phase of the campaign. Their patience and responsiveness to my input was much appreciated.

Edwin Fontánez, author of On this Beautiful Island

On this Beautiful Island, a lyrical and beautifully illustrated account of a day in the life of a Taíno boy living 500 years ago on the island of Puerto Rico. Fontánez is a Puerto Rican artist, author, and producer of multicultural books and videos for children. He is the author of Taíno: The Activity Book and The Vejigante and the Folk Festivals of Puerto Rico.

Marketing Concepts that Win!:  Save Time, Money and Work Crafting Concepts Right the First Time

I had a great experience with Smith Publicity! I was a bit nervous given my less than acceptable experience with a prior firm. My publicist did a great job of snooping out new opportunities. I so enjoyed the unpredictable questions and the back and forth banter with co-hosts. It was a great way to leverage my ability to think on my feet and project my personality and sense of humor as well. The conversations I had with the hosts have encouraged my belief in my topic and broadened what I think my next book will be. Thanks again for all the great work. Clearly, Smith Publicity will be on the top of my list for my next book.

Martha Guidry, author of Marketing Concepts that Win!: Save Time, Money and Work Crafting Concepts Right the First Time

A marketing guidebook intended to give readers expert tips and advice on writing effective positioning concepts. Martha Guidry (The Concept Queen), the principal at The Rite Concept, has more than fifteen years of combined brand management, concept development and research experience. After completing her MBA at Harvard, Martha spent six years in consumer marketing for Procter & Gamble and Hasbro Toys. She has developed concepts for launching new products and services into the marketplace in a variety of industries for organizations such as Arby s, DuPont, Bush Beans, Amway, Pizza Hut, Dial, and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. She is a past director of the board for the Qualitative Research Consultants Association (QRCA) and the Connecticut chapter of the American Marketing Association. She is a popular presenter at conferences and professional meetings and has published numerous articles in business periodicals.

The Gift Giver: A True Story

I enjoyed working with Smith Publicity, they were a bright light and always optimistic. My publicist’s positive attitude and interest in my story helped push forward a campaign that wouldn’t have been as successful without her. Thank you!

Jennifer Hawkins, author of The Gift Giver: A True Story

Hawkins’ book reveals the personal journey about the sudden loss of her husband, and how this experience empowered this young widow and mother to open herself to a path of true acceptance.

Effortless Cash Flow: The ABCs of TICs

I was very pleased with Smith Publicity. They worked hard with the right sources, and were able to get my book some excellent publicity in general as well as specialized publications.

Kathy Heshelow, author of Effortless Cash Flow: The ABCs of TICs

Heshelow is a registered representative with CapWest Securities, Inc. (member NASD, SIPC, MSRB) and works daily with Tenant in Common (TIC) properties. She is president of Legacy Real Estate & Investments and is invested in several TIC properties.

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.

The Strange Birth, Short Life, and Sudden Death of Justice Girl

Working with Smith Publicity was a complete joy. I found them to be very progressional and very thorough. They came up with many innovative ways to promote my book, The Strange Birth, Short Life, and Sudden Death of Justice Girl and they kept me involved and informed every step of the way. And now even though the campaign is over, when opportunities arise from the many seeds they helped plant, they continue to pass the information on to me. I can’t recommend Smith Publicity more highly and would happily hire them again in a heartbeat (and hope too!)

Julian Stone, author of The Strange Birth, Short Life, and Sudden Death of Justice Girl

Julian David Stone grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and relocated to Los Angeles after his college years at the California Institute of the Arts. For the next few years he wrote screenplays for Disney, Paramount, Tristar, MGM as well as several producers. His recent work includes the full-length play, The Elvis Test and direction of two short-form music videos and documentaries on Frank Sinatra.

Sikander

What a pleasure it’s been to work with Smith Publicity. I’ve been delighted with both the dedication of my publicist and his accomplishments. The experience was a study in teamwork. I’ve learned a great deal and have enjoyed working with Smith immensely. I had record sales for my book!

M. Salahuddin Khan, author of Sikander

Khan was born in the small village of Burewala Pakistan. He grew up in England where he earned a degree in aerospace engineering and later went on to successful c-suite careers at ComputerVision and Navteq in the US. But it was in early 2009 while watching Les Miserable’s– a story about a hero on the right side of human decency but the wrong side of the law–that Khan was inspired to write about his homeland.

Heart and Sell: 10 Universal Truths Every Salesperson Needs to Know

Smith Publicity surprised me again and again in the best way possible. For years I dominated a single industry, but wanted to expand into other verticals. Based on the recommendation of several colleagues, I turned to Smith. Wow! I’m now published in Forbes, Huffington Post, INC Magazine and have secured radio interviews and speaking gigs throughout the country. Thanks to Smith, I have more requests than I can fulfill. Money and time well spent!

 

 

Shari Levitin, author of Heart and Sell: 10 Universal Truths Every Salesperson Needs to Know

Shari Levitin, CEO of Levitin Group, is recognized as a global expert in sales training and corporate sales strategies in over 48 countries. She is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business teaching the first ever graduate sales course, “Pitch Perfect.” In 1997, Levitin launched her own training company, Shari Levitin Group. Companies such as Hilton, Adobe, Hyatt, Sprint, Jaguar, RCI, Wyndham Worldwide, financial service groups, and countless individuals have attributed hundreds of millions of dollars of ROI to her unique Third-Level Selling.

Retire in a Weekend!

A big thank you for the feature in the Wall Street Journal and all the others including ABC News Now, Fox Business, CNN, Business Week, Kiplinger’s, the CBS Evening News, the myriad of radio interviews, and the magazine articles and blog posts. My relationship with Smith Publicity is at the core of my marketing machine. You keep me relevant and in the public’s eye and it has resulted in a 99% client retention rate, new clients, speaking opportunities, and more press.

Bill Losey, CFP, author of Retire in a Weekend!

Losey’s book helps readers understand if they have enough money to retire, how long it will last, how much you can take out, and the best way to invest. Retire in a Weekend answers the 10 most popular questions and addresses the 5 biggest concerns that people have about retiring. Losey, “America’s Retirement Strategist,” is a highly sought-after advisor, educator and author because he makes the complicated and mundane topics of investing and retirement fun.

Invasion Within: Overcoming the Elitists' Attack on Moral Values and the American Way

If you want to get your message out, Smith Publicity will do it better than any other!

Domenick Maglio, Ph.D, author of Invasion Within: Overcoming the Elitists' Attack on Moral Values and the American Way

In this book, Dr. Maglio reveals, and busts, the 16 destructive myths of the modern relativist movement that is destroying the fabric of American life, including the myths that the vulgarity of popular culture is harmless and traditional values are out of date. Dr. Maglio holds a Ph.D. in Human Development with more than 40 years in the field of education and mental health. He is the author of Essential Planning, director of a college preparatory school for children in grades K-12, and is a certified Reality therapist and psychotherapist, as well as a popular guest on radio and television shows.

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.

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 Showas well as article and book excerpt placements. She’s 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.

Until I worked with Smith Publicity, I had never experienced how easy the marketing and publicity aspect of writing could be. They work hard and smart; and are tireless and highly organized. Because they bring such focus to the business of marketing, the writer is free to write! Most importantly, Smith Publicity believes in their clients; in the parlance of my historical writing world, they are sword and shield. I would not go into a new publishing season without them.

Juilene Osborne-McKnight, author of I Am of Irelaunde, Daughter of Ireland/Bright Sword of Ireland and Story We Carry in Our Bones, The: Irish History for Americans

Osborne-McKnight’s is a professor of Creative Writing, Celtic and Native American mythology and a storyteller or “seanchai” in the ancient Irish tradition.

Men with Broken Faces

Having spent all of those years writing, learning, querying literary agents, etc., I knew full well that the next difficult job would be selling my book. I tried this and that, to no avail. Finally, I approached Smith Publicity; one of the best writing-related things I have ever done. They assigned me a publicist who did a wonderful job of promoting some of the most challenging work there is to promote: self-published fiction. Indeed, after the first month, I insisted on another month. My feeling is that without Smith Publicity, I wouldn’t have had much of a chance of successfully promoting my book.

James Ostby, author of Men with Broken Faces

Ostby grew up on the barren High Plains of northeastern Montana, on the farm homesteaded by his grandparents in 1912. He holds a bachelor of science degree in general studies, a bachelor of science in film and television production, and a minor in history.

Shock Exchange: How Inner-City Kids From Brooklyn Predicted the Great Recession and the Pain Ahead

I enjoyed working with Smith Publicity. My publicist didn’t feel like a publicist. She felt more like a partner who had a vested interest in the book’s success. She really had the ‘fire in the belly’ when it comes to her work and I feel fortunate for the opportunity to work with her. I have recommended Smith Publicity to people.

Ralph Baker, author of Shock Exchange: How Inner-City Kids From Brooklyn Predicted the Great Recession and the Pain Ahead

Ralph Baker received his B.A. in economics from Hampden-Sydney College and his MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. He has over 15 years of experience in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions and is currently the Executive Director of the New York Shock Exchange, a financial literacy program he started in 2006 to share his passion for investing and basketball with his 11 year old son and other boys his age. Baker, who was also a small college All-American in basketball, has one son, Ralph W. Baker III, and resides in Brooklyn, NY. Shock Exchange is his first book.

 

Hotamah!

To grasp the enormity of the task that Smith Publicity and my publicist were asked to accomplish for my novel Hotamah!, it is necessary to understand the thesis — the destruction of Western Civilization by Islamists using atomic weapons based on a Quranic prophesy. My publicist got three related commentaries of mine published in the media, something I had never been able to do. She also managed to get me radio interviews; again, something I have never been able to do. And then she got me a book review. Amazing! Again, something I was never able to do. She is a magician. I am very pleased and would not hesitate to recommend Smith Publicity; in fact I already have.

Jay J. Schlickman, author of Hotamah!

Schlickman is an industrial physicist and consultant who has spent his life in science and technology and published significantly in that domain. He obtained both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics from the Northeastern University.

God's Elect

In my case, the Smith Publicity team took on a really difficult mission: first-time novel and a relatively unknown author living in Israel. Despite these difficulties they succeeded in getting the news of my book distributed across numerous websites, telephone-radio interviews in the U.S. and Canada as well as potential reviews. For all this I wish to thank the agency for being so efficient, motivated, courteous and dedicated in endeavoring to help me in penetrating today’s saturated literary market.

Frank Shapiro, author of God's Elect

Shapiro earned an MA in History from the Hebrew University, is a former high school history teacher of European and Jewish history, and previously held the post of assistant researcher at the Museum of the Diaspora, Tel Aviv. Shapiro was commissioned by the Council of Zambian Jewry to research and write the history of Northern Rhodesian/Zambian Jewry leading to the publication of Zion in Africa in 1999.

The Balance Myth: Rethinking Work/Life Success

Smith Publicity delivers results! My publicist was focused, creative and professional. My book would not have been successful without her and the team at Smith Publicity. Their 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.

Traces of Greed

I was fortunate to find Smith Publicity on Authorsden.com. I needed to get more media attention and a wider distribution for the potential sale of my novel Traces of Greed. An intense six-week campaign was planned with the team who pitched in the states as well as overseas. My publicist did a great job getting interviews on radio and TV. I was featured in the American Banker magazine, a national publication of the American Bankers Association. My publicist always kept me informed of her activities in the promotion of my book. I plan on using Smith Publicity again.

T.D. Bessler, author of Traces of Greed

Bessler’s career in banking spans 48 years, and over 30 years as president of CEO of banks. He has held leadership positions in many organizations including Chairman of the New Jersey Bankers Association, President of the Community Bankers Association of New Jersey, and Vice-Chairman of the New Jersey Healthcare Facilities Finance Authority.

Mentalist Martial Arts: Conflict Resolution through Misdirection

It was an honor and a privilege to have worked with you! 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.

At-Risk Students: Transforming Student Behavior

I contracted with Smith Publicity to help promote my traditionally published book, At-Risk Students Transforming Student Behavior. My initial contact with my business development associate assured me that my book and I were with the best publicity firm. Throughout the two-month campaign my publicist produced several TV, radio and print media interviews, which have resulted in increased book sales! Working with the Smith Publicity team was definitely a rewarding experience and I look forward to working with them in the future.

Charisse Beach, author of At-Risk Students: Transforming Student Behavior

Charisse Beach is an assistant principal for Joliet Public Schools and a certified presenter for the Illinois State Board of Education, providing professional development for school administrators and other stakeholders on how to educate and transform the lives of youth demonstrating at-risk behaviors. Under her leadership, an average, 83% of students transitioned back to their home schools with grade-level or above credits and a renewed desire to continue their education.

Police State USA: How Orwell's Nightmare Is Becoming Our Reality

I really appreciated working with my Smith publicist and think highly of his professionalism and ability. Smith Publicity is lucky to have him. Whenever I have an opportunity to recommend Smith Publicity, I will. And if I’m ever in a position to hire a publicist again, I’m definitely contacting Smith.

Cheryl K. Chumley, author of Police State USA: How Orwell's Nightmare Is Becoming Our Reality

Cheryl K. Chumley is a veteran news writer with The Washington Times, a journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation and her work has been featured in The Washington Times, Blaze Magazine, The Washington Examiner, The Heritage Foundation, WND, Townhall Magazine, American Enterprise Institute, Newsmax and the Capital Research Center. Her news, opinion and in-depth analyses pieces have won numerous awards at both state and national levels, and she’s been particularly noted for her aggressive use of Freedom of Information Act laws to hold officials accountable. Chumley lives with her husband, Doug, in Northern Virginia, along with their four children.

Quiet Water

After I wrote two books and tried my hand at some marketing, I realized that I was out of my element and researched publicity firms. After looking into several firms I chose Smith Publicity. From the very first contact with Sarah Miniaci and all the way through the campaign, Smith Publicity checked in with me and worked hard to help promote Quiet Water. My publicist worked hard to pitch my book to many outlets and media opportunities. She answered my questions promptly and was always available for me. As a result I spoke on numerous radio shows as well as some online press.  I feel I made a good decision in choosing Smith Publicity.

Dr. Heather Friedman Rivera, author of Quiet Water

Dr. Heather Friedman Rivera obtained her Ph.D. in Parapsychic Science in 2011, her Doctorate in Law in 2002 and is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist specializing in Past-life Regression.  She authored a book on her recent research and her journey of healing from past life regression. She is the author of Healing the Present from the Past: The Personal Journey of a Past Life Researcher and the novel Quiet Water.

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.

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 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.

The Handbook of Mascots & Nicknames

Smith Publicity was the best investment I ever made. Their account representatives left no stone unturned to find opportunities for promoting my book. I strongly recommend them to any new or experienced authors who want their books to have the widest possible exposure.

Peter J. Fournier, author of The Handbook of Mascots & Nicknames

2nd Ed. and Kamikaze Peacocks & Oink. Fournier is a Board Member, Florida Publishers Association.

The Pop Up Paradigm: How Brands Build Human Connections in a Digital Age

My publicist was a true partner who thought about the big picture. Working with her has really helped us forge new, powerful relationships such as ABC LA radio and CheddarTV, but she was also strategic about positioning for what’s possible next.

Melissa Gonzalez, author of The Pop Up Paradigm: How Brands Build Human Connections in a Digital Age

Melissa Gonzalez is the founder of the Lion’esque Group, a firm of pop-up architects™ who have produced over 100 pop-up retail experiences across the U.S. Her clients include major retail brands like Marc Jacobs, Penguin Random House, Raden and J.Hilburn. In 2015 she was awarded Innovator of the Year for Pop-Up Retail by Retail Touchpoints and in 2014, her work was honored with the CLIO Image Award for experiential engagement, and was a finalist for the New York Design Award for marketing and branded experiences. Melissa is also a co-founder of THE MARKET at the Roger Smith Hotel, and an advisor to the innovative start-up Fotofwd. Gonzalez is a regular contributor to the New Daily Daily News, ABC LA Radio and is an active guest blogger on pop-up and immersive retail strategies and presents at conferences across the country. She has also been awarded the Wall Street Journal “Donor of the Day,” one the top 20 Most Inspiring People in New York City and one of the Top 100 Young CEO’s- via Our Time’s White House Initiative. Follow her online @melsstyles.

Dickey Chapelle Under Fire: Photographs by the First American Female War Correspondent Killed in Action

I spent a number of years working in the entertainment industry in advertising and marketing, as well as a military public affairs officer and because I had experience as a publicist, I looked very carefully at book publicity firms before I selected Smith Publicity.  I did so because of the professionalism exhibited by the Smith team.

 

First, Corinne Moulder was a consummate business development professional who represented the company and her colleagues extremely well.  I was very impressed with my publicists who developed top notch pitch materials and followed through with persistence and dedication in trying to sell a book featuring war photography, which can be very tough to do, particularly during a presidential election year.   They went above and beyond the call of duty in trying to get Dickey Chapelle the attention and recognition her life and work deserved.  I’m very grateful for their hard work and perseverance.  They were also a lot of fun to work with.

John Garofolo, author of Dickey Chapelle Under Fire: Photographs by the First American Female War Correspondent Killed in Action

John Garofolo is a screenwriter, college professor and former entertainment industry advertising and marketing executive. A veteran of the Iraq War, Garofolo provided security and escorted members of the international media into Iraq during the initial phase of the war, and is currently a Commander in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, on active duty assigned to Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC.

Ghosts of Guantanamo Bay

Smith Publicity is a firm committed to customer satisfaction and immediate results. Although my budget was small, they worked with me to design an exciting campaign for my book that would grab the biggest audience in the shortest amount of time. They secured book reviews, radio interviews and television appearances in a matter of weeks, all the while, making me feel as if I were their only customer. I highly recommend this firm whose dedication to her clients is exceedingly obvious.

K.R. Jones, author of Ghosts of Guantanamo Bay

Jones was born and raised on Long Island. Jones received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from Marymount College of Fordham University. She went on to graduate school to pursue a Master’s degree from the University of West Florida in American Government. Married to a military officer, Jones was stationed on various bases throughout the country. During time spent at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, Jones taught 20th century politics at Coastal Carolina Community College. Jones currently lives in Stafford, VA.

Charlie Six

Smith publicity is fantastic. Their campaign for my novel was brilliantly conceived, and the amount of publicity both myself and my novel garnered was astounding. The results speak a million words. My publicist was tireless and ever available on the phone or by email for the slightest questions on my part. When my next novel is ready for release, Smith Publicity will be the first people I hire. Without a doubt they exceeded all my expectations.

Brixton Key, author of Charlie Six

Brixton Key was born in Isleworth, England in the 1950s to a party-loving scallywag Mum and an errant Dad. Expelled from boarding school, which he attended on a scholarship, Brixton landed a gig with the British music weekly Melody Maker, writing under the name of Mark Plummer. He left for America one step ahead of Margaret Thatcher’s clampdown to manage Chris Isaak in the 1980s, guiding the pop idol and actor’s career as MTV started ruling the airwaves. In the 90’s Brixton suffered a life-threatening brain aneurism. After he recovered, on the advice of his stepson he began writing fiction.

 

Low-Fat Love

Thank you, Smith Publicity, for a wonderful campaign promoting my novel! I was fortunate to find Smith—their personal attention impressed me from the outset. This attention included detailed weekly updates as well as regular emails with my publicist who always took the time to answer my many questions. My publicist took the time to fully integrate all of the materials provided into an outstanding press kit that I never could have created on my own. She placed articles I wrote in dozens of newspapers, e-zines and websites, including The Huffington Post. And, she booked me a few radio/podcast interviews, one of which lead to an offer to host my own radio show. I left the campaign with my own radio show! I never would have imagined that. I can’t say enough good things about Smith. I plan to use them in the future and will highly recommend them to colleagues.

Patricia Leavy, author of Low-Fat Love

Patricia Leavy has a Ph.D. in Sociology from Boston College. After a decade as a faculty member at Stonehill College (where she also served as dept. chairperson and Founding Director of the Gender Studies Program)she left academia to write full-time. She is now a writer, book series editor, commentator and invited speaker. She is also the host of the weekly online only radio show, Low-Fat Love 101 (www.pwrtalk.com).

Riding the Brand

Smith Publicity helped to establish a national profile for my first novel. They do a great job at rates that authors can afford. If you want your book to realize its full potential, I recommend hiring Smith Publicity.

Bruce Makous, author of Riding the Brand

Makous has served as a Consulting Editor of Boulevard, the award-winning national literary magazine. He has published two novels, Riding the Brand and Virtually Dead, as well as several pieces of short fiction and two plays. He served as a co-producer at theatre institutions in New York, Detroit, and Columbus, and a number of his productions received awards.

Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months: A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business that Works

If you need to launch a book, you need Smith Publicity. I was truly impressed with their launch strategy and their dogged execution. They know how to get the kind of media that you need for your book and your brand. I could not recommend them more highly.

Melinda F. Emerson, author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months: A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business that Works

Melinda F. Emerson, “SmallBizLady” author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months: A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business that Works (Adams Media) Melinda, known as SmallBizLady, is America’s #1 Small Business Expert. She is an internationally known keynote speaker and an expert on small business start up, business development, and social media marketing. Melinda’s small business advice is widely read reaching more than 3 million entrepreneurs each week online. In addition to being a former columnist for the New York Times, she is frequently quoted by other media organizations including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, MSNBC, CNBC and Fox News. Forbes magazine named her the #1 woman for entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter. 
 
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.

Mastering Positional Chess

I can readily say that my campaign was conducted in the most professional manner, was extremely well organized, and communication was excellent. My publicist always somehow managed to communicate all of the important information to us in a very timely fashion. It is absolutely remarkable to see the depth of her understanding of the book and her thoughtful approach to the publicity campaign. I am sure that my publicist learned more about chess in these two months than most people would learn in their entire lives. It is this sense of professionalism, combined with the experience of Smith Publicity, personal connections they have, and the energy and effort of the employees which go far beyond the standard duties that make a successful company–and Smith Publicity definitely deserves the utmost praise.

Dr. Vladimir Naroditsky, father of Daniel Naroditsky, 14 year-old World Junior Chess Champion and, author of Mastering Positional Chess

Daniel learned how to play chess when he was six-and-half years old. He started to take serious chess lessons shortly thereafter, and has studied with a number of famous Grandmasters. In May 2009, Daniel played in the “Young Stars of the World” Tournament in Kirishi, Russia. Only the 12 best youngsters of the world were invited to participate in this tournament. In January 2011, Daniel was awarded the IM Title.

 

Urban Mermaid

Smith Publicity really delivers the goods. I definitely feel that I received good value for for my money. My publicist was wonderful to work with and really came through for me. I want to hurry up and get my sequel done so I can work with Smith again. The whole team at Smith Publicity was terrific. My campaign with Smith Publicity was an experience I’ll always remember.

Howard Parsons, author of Urban Mermaid

Howard Parsons attended North Carolina College in Rocky Mount, NC and graduated in 1974 with a B.S. in Biology. Although his interests lay in Virology and Marine Biology, the need to earn a living led him to the field of Information Technology. During his stint with the Michie Company, he developed the TOOL programming language and, in 2008, wrapped up a 30-year career in legal publishing. He is currently employed as a software engineer with the Dematic Corp. and lives at The Parsonage in Charlottesville with his wife and the latest two moggies in a long line of house cats. His interests include pipe collecting, Scottish highland games, railroads and heraldry.

Bills, Quills, & Stills: An Annotated, Illustrated, and Illuminated History of the Bill of Rights

Smith Publicity is the bomb!  They grabbed my book (and me) and got things going.  I expect to reap the benefits of their work for months or even years. I plan to use them in the future both for my current book, Bills, Quills, and Stills: An Annotated, Illustrated, and Illuminated History of the Bill of Rights, and for the future books I hope to write. I could not have gotten as far as I did without them.

Robert J. McWhirter, author of Bills, Quills, & Stills: An Annotated, Illustrated, and Illuminated History of the Bill of Rights

Attorney Robert McWhirter is an award-winning, internationally recognized speaker and author on trial advocacy, immigration law, and the history of The Bill of Rights. He is a certified Specialist in Criminal Law with the State Bar of Arizona and first chair qualified to defend capital cases by the Arizona Supreme Court. Today McWhirter is a supervising attorney at the ASU Alumni Law Group, a teaching law firm providing training for new lawyers from the Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, and serving clients of modest means.

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.

Why New Systems Fail: Theory and Practice Collide

More than the standard services, Smith Publicity excelled at two things: responsiveness and knowledge transfer. All of my questions and leads were addressed within one business day, usually sooner.

Phil Simon, author of Why New Systems Fail: Theory and Practice Collide

Simon is a recognized technology expert. He consults with companies on how to optimize their use of technology and has written several books including  The Age of the Platform (Motion, 2011),  and  The Next Wave of Technologies (John Wiley & Sons, 2010). His contributions have been featured on The Globe and Mail, the American Express Open Forum, Technorati, ComputerWorld, ZDNet, abcnews.com, forbes.com, The New York Times, ReadWriteWeb, and many other sites. While not consulting, Phil speaks about emerging trends and technologies. He also writes for a number of technology-oriented media outlets. He holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and Cornell University.

Venomous Relationships: Learn How to Avoid Common Relationship Bloopers

It’s been a life changing experiences in my book journey and I highly recommend Smith Publicity!

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.

A Handful of Earth

The Smith Publicity services were very professional. All the representatives with whom I worked were very caring and enthusiastic about the kind of work they do. I would recommend this service to others.

Larisa Walk, author of A Handful of Earth

Larisa is a California resident who grew up in a small Siberian town before immigrating to the U.S. Backed by Larisa’s meticulous historical research, A Handful of Earth provides an authentic look at the way people lived eight centuries ago in Eastern Europe and Asia. Her short paranormal fiction has been published in print and online magazines and anthologies.

Devil in False Colors

For writers without an agent or publisher, so-called “indie” writers, Smith Publicity can be a very effective way to get their names into the public arena. They are able to connect the writers to public outlets, such as radio and television shows and print and online media. From these, writers may receive invitations to interviews and written opinion pieces. Such exposure can lead prospective readers to assess whether the viewpoints and writing skills of the author appeal to them. It is then a small step to a sampling of their work and reviews at e-book sites (e.g. Amazon) that can give rise to a jump in sales.

Dr. Jack Winnick, author of Devil in False Colors

Dr. Jack Winnick is Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has also taught at the University of California, Berkeley and UCLA. His career includes work for NASA, the State Department and many years in the chemical, nuclear and aerospace industries. He holds seven U.S. patents in the area of electrochemical processes for air and water pollution control. At NASA he aided in the development of life-support equipment on the Shuttle, Skylab and Space Station. Jack has been a Middle East scholar for over forty years, traveling to the area for the State Department for the purpose of technology transfer to the Arab nations, and cooperation between Israel and Egypt. He has been a strong advocate for the State of Israel for over forty years. His writings include over two hundred technical papers, and three technical books; including an internationally-used text on chemical engineering thermodynamics (Wiley, 1996). Devil in False Colors is his third novel. He lives in the Los Angeles area.

Smith Publicity was instrumental in the successful launch of our magazine. I recommend them highly.

Avi Turetsky, CEO Arabella Publishing, LLC

Shifting Borderlines: How Science Fiction is Becoming Science

Smith Publicity was professional, productive, and persistent, with a personal touch that makes the publicity adventure worth every penny you spend on it. The entire staff was super professional, capable and knowledgeable. Thank you all for the great help and looking forward to working with you on my next project.

Dr. Hammad Azzam, author of Shifting Borderlines: How Science Fiction is Becoming Science

Dr. Azzam received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Tufts University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from American University in Beirut. His areas of research include programmable logic devices, information retrieval and bioinformatics.

 

Ava and Pip

It’s hard to get noticed in this noisy world. Smith Publicity made it easier. Ava and Pip is the first novel in a new series, and since the sequel is already in the publishing pipeline, I wanted to do what I could to make my book visible. As soon as I met my publicist, I knew I was in good hands. She was very professional and personable, and I really appreciated how hard she worked to get media people to care about my made-up fifth grader. She sent the book out to lots of librarians who provided many positive reviews. She also got me on many, many radio shows, from Alaska to Florida, and on one TV show in Connecticut.

Carol Weston, author of Ava and Pip

Carol Weston is an award-winning author, advice columnist and interviewee extraordinaire. A summa cum laude Yale graduate, she earned her M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury, and has been a guest on many national TV shows including Today, Oprah, and The View. Weston and her husband have two grown daughters and live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Ava and Taco Cat, the follow-up to Ava and Pip, will come out in April 2015 (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky).

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

I actually enjoyed my time with Smith and especially my representative. Within a rather short period of time 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. Further, they actually seemed 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. My campaign was a team-collaboration, they had a team yes, but it was also a close collaboration with me, and they listened. 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.

Depth of Deception

There aren’t enough words that can express my gratitude to my publicist and Smith Publicity for helping me promote my debut novel. From the beginning I was thrilled that they were able to offer publicity packages that would suit my budget. Then from there my publicist, on more than one occasion, exceeded my expectations and went ‘above and beyond the call of duty.’ In a short amount of time my publicist was able to obtain media interest for reviews and interviews that I was not able to get on my own. I only wish I had known about Smith Publicity before I had launched my book. I could have saved myself a lot of wasted money and aggravation. I know better now and will most certainly be working with them again.

Alexander Galant, author of Depth of Deception

Toronto native Alexander Galant was the historical researcher for the novel Dracula the Un-Dead, a New York Times Best Seller in October 2009. Depth of Deception, his first novel, was a finalist in the “E-Book: Mystery/Thriller/Adventure” category at the 2012 International Book Awards in New York.

Felling Big Trees

In my experience a good, solid recommendation for a company I have worked with is based on two things: Would I work with them again? Would I recommend them to friends? In the case of Smith Publicity, the answer to both questions is a resounding yes. As a first-time author, I was astonished at the number of interviews — TV, Radio, Print — my publicists lined up. They were always very professional, accessible, and demonstrated a real sense of caring about my work. They were the best!

Rich Garon, author of Felling Big Trees

Rich Garon received both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Politics from New York University and began a career on Capitol Hill that lasted more than 25 years. For the last six of those years he served as Chief-of-Staff, Committee on International Relations, U.S. House of Representatives. He currently chairs the Serve (Outreach and Mission) Committee at the Immanuel Anglican Church in Woodbridge, VA and coordinates the Homeless Ministry, with an emphasis on those living in the woods. He was named to the Board of Directors of the Greater Prince William County [VA] Community Health Center, and conducts mission trips with his wife, Karen, to Bolivia to support church-building in several areas including what began as a tent city.Website: www.richgaron.com

Every one of the clients we have ever referred to Smith Publicity has been thrilled, not only with the PR results they get, but also with the professionalism and client service attitude of every member of the Smith team. Smith Publicity specializes in working with authors. They know exactly how to position authors to connect with the media and gain maximum exposure. If you’re looking for a publicist to give your book a boost in the market, you can only go right with this firm.

Jennifer Tribe and Ross Slater Principals

The Highspot team is an experienced group of consultants with skills in coaching, market analysis, publishing, and project management. Smith Publicity promoted many Highspot projects.

College Drop Out

I would collaborate again with Smith Publicity in a heartbeat. The reasons are simple: integrity and bona fide talent. They’re completely forthright, they won’t just tell you what you want to hear, and they won’t ingratiate or pander to their clients, which is quite refreshing. They’re honest and frank; they’ll tell you what is feasible and realistic regarding your campaign. In terms of execution, they’re exceptionally talented. Yes…they are that good.  It’s a rare and special dynamic that I was fortunate enough to experience. Following the campaign, they supplied me with the necessary tools to continue my book promotion, and above all, they instilled a confidence in me that is simply invaluable. Thank you Smith Publicity.

Moky Huynh, author of College Drop Out

Huyhn dropped out of USC, the University of Southern California, with merely one semester to complete. He lives in Los Angeles, where he pursues his passion of the arts by taking part in live performance, dance, and writing.

3D Printing Will Rock the World

I could not be happier with the work done by Smith Publicity as well as the quality of the media contacts, the number and quality of the interviews, and the number of PR and publishing opportunities they found for me.  They did such a great job that I’m actually happy to see my campaign come to an end because I need a rest! Before the campaign started, I didn’t really know what to expect or how much work would be required on my part.

 

It is a testament to the power of their media contacts and expertise in their field that I had so many requests for articles, interviews, Q&As, podcasts, etc. (I believe there were 15 on the first day), that I could barely stand it and found it hard to fulfill all of the opportunities they found for me and also get my regular work done. These are all really good things. I feel that I have certainly gotten my money’s worth. The book is selling well, and my name and reputation are well established. I happily recommend Smith Publicity to anyone who may be considering publicity services.

John Hornick, author of 3D Printing Will Rock the World

John Hornick has more than 30 years of experience as a counselor and litigator at the Finnegan IP law firm, one of the largest IP firms in the world. As the founder of Finnegan’s 3D Printing Working Group, he advises clients about how 3D printing may affect their businesses. Hornick frequently speaks and writes on 3D printing and has been recognized as a thought leader in this space. As the only IP attorney selected by the U.S. Comptroller General Forum on Additive Manufacturing, he is also a juror for the International Additive Manufacturing Award. Providing insight into this world-changing technology, Hornick’s articles have been published in outlets such as 3D Printing Industry, The Journal of 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing, Wired Innovation, and 3D Printing World.

Sex, No Drugs & Rock ’N’ Roll (Memoirs of a Music Junkie)

As a first time self-published author, initially choosing a PR firm was a challenge. After researching and contacting various prospects, the clincher for me was when the CEO, Dan Smith, got personally involved. HE ACTUALLY READ MY BOOK and followed up with a terrific analysis, not only of the book and my writing, but the potential market as well. And that was just the beginning.

 

With the addition of my publicist, the results were dramatic. She became a personal friend, but with great connections! I was soon doing radio and print interviews all over the country. In no time I had more content for my website than many established writers with big publishers behind them. In fact, as a result of my publicist’s persistence, I was even invited to join the Huffington Post as a contributing blogger. She was there 24/7 in constant communication and totally dedicated to making me and my book a success. Choosing Smith Publicity was one of the best decisions I made, exceeding my expectations. If you’re an author looking for exposure, look no further, hire them!

L.E. Kalikow, author of Sex, No Drugs & Rock ’N’ Roll (Memoirs of a Music Junkie)

For over 35 years, L.E. Kalikow served as President of Music Business Reference, Inc., as well as the editor and publisher of its information service “New On The Charts.” Established in 1976, the service was widely used by music executives both in the United States and internationally. Listed in “Who’s Who In America” for the past ten years, his career in the music business began as a singer/songwriter under production agreements with Chess Records in Chicago and both Capitol and Columbia Records in New York, and as a staff writer for Beechwood Music at 1650 Broadway. He performed as the opening act for artists such as Richie Havens, Eric Anderson, Van Morrison and Jefferson Airplane, among others.

Manford of Morning Glory

Smith made so many contacts in just a short time to find press, radio, and TV interest in your work. If it’s out there, they’ll find it.

Mic Lowther, author of Manford of Morning Glory

Lowther was a computer systems analyst for 33 years at a variety of companies in New York, Arizona, and Alaska.  Retired 1995, he is currently in business with three remaining brothers. He published his first book, Walking North, in 2001, a true account of hiking the 2000-mile Appalachian Trail with his wife and 10-year-old daughter.

Patience: A Gay Man’s Virtue

To sum up my experience with Smith Publicity with one word—amazing! From the moment that I contacted them to time I was handed over to my publicist, I received the utmost care and attention from all of the people at Smith. Their professionalism is second-to-none and no detail was ever left unattended. Within two weeks of starting my book promotion, I was receiving international interest, and, again, thanks to Smith, my book will be at the Frankfurt International Book Fair, in Germany. When I started down the road of book promotion, I was not sure that I needed a publicist. I thought I could do it all on my own, but could not have been more wrong. The breadth and depth of knowledge that the Smith team possesses is unsurpassed, and their contacts and connections are far superior to other publicity agencies (trust me interviewed a bunch.) From the very start my publicist hit the ground running and I have been busy writing, doing interviews, and even television spots, ever since. I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for the time, effort, care, and attention given to me by Smith Publicity. We started out as colleagues and we ended up as friends.  I would recommend Smith to anyone who has published a book, no matter what the genre—they can handle it.

Jed La Lumiere, author of Patience: A Gay Man’s Virtue

Born in New England at a time long before the invention of DVDs, iPods, the Internet (yes, there was life before the Internet), Hybrid cars, the Snuggie as well as a plethora of other things that have been invented but have questionable practicality and usability, Jed La Lumiére was lucky enough to be born after the heyday of 8-track tapes and the El Camino.  He moved to Canada in 2008, and has been bouncing back and forth, like a yo-yo, between the USA and Canada, since. Patience – A Gay Man’s Virtue By Jed La Lumiére  is a realistic look at fighting for acceptance and equality through a gay man’s eyes.

Proverb: A Story of the Second Civil War

I was a new author who had recently self-published his first book and needed to get the word out about it. Smith Publicity helped me reach beyond my relatively small network of friends and family members and stir interest among reviewers and publications I could have never reached on my own. Within a month there were local and national articles being published about me and my book. I am very grateful to the entire Smith team, and would highly recommend them to anyone seeking to get their work notice.

Brian McCracken, author of Proverb: A Story of the Second Civil War

Banana Republic: A Year in the Heart of Myrtle Beach

Smith Publicity got me seen and heard in places I never could have reached without their skilled, professional service. They were a big boost in the promotion of my book. I would use them again without hesitation.

Will Moredock, author of Banana Republic: A Year in the Heart of Myrtle Beach

Will Moredock, author of Banana Republic: A Year in the Heart of Myrtle Beach, a history of Myrtle Beach and an analysis of the corrupting influence of 14 million tourists and $5 billion a year on this small, conservative southern town. Also included is report on environmental destruction due to overdevelopment.

Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life

We approached Smith Publicity to help us promote our nonfiction book, Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life. Although we had already booked some self-aquired PR gigs in the past, we didn’t know what to expect from a real PR agency. We thought a publicist might get us a small spike in book sales and a few new readers at our website. Boy were we wrong!

 

Instead, our publicist radically exceeded our expectations. Not only did she book interviews for us on dozens of television and radio programs in the U.S. and Canada but also newspaper interviews with USA Today, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, and others. She was incredibly pleasant and easy to work with. She stayed in close contact with us and made sure we had everything we needed to be successful. Successful we were!

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus, author of Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life

Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus are two childhood best friends who, as they approached the age of 30, decided to take control of their lives and renounce their six-figure jobs, nice cars, big houses, drawers full of gadgets and scads of superfluous stuff in favor of minimalism.

The Inspector Darko Dawson Mysteries

Smith Publicity did a lot for me in promoting my Darko Dawson novels, all the time showing energy, initiative, innovation and a sense of humor. My publicist had a very positive and optimistic outlook. His pitches really grabbed one by the throat, and there were few media personalities during my campaign who were able to resist. Best of all, he got me a very good gig as a columnist with Foreign Policy in Focus, which in some cases will translate to being reposted on Huffington Post. All this boosted my exposure for my subsequent novel.

Kwei Quartey, author of The Inspector Darko Dawson Mysteries

Kwei Quartey is a physician practicing in the Los Angeles area, but his first love was always writing. When he was eight-years-old, he wrote three short novels that he bound with colorful cardboard covers. They were mystery stories, and Quartey has retained his preference for that genre into adulthood. His novel WIFE OF THE GODS is a murder mystery set in Ghana, West Africa. Quartey is able to set his story in that country because he grew up there until his late teens. He is the son of an African American mother and Ghanaian father.

Hiring the services of Sandy Smith and Smith Publicity was the best decision I have made for marketing my two contemporary mystery novels. I had sent queries to several publicity firms and was very impressed that Sandy got back to me within 24 hours with a written proposal of the services they provide. They love what they do and it shows! They care about their clients and are always available to answer any questions an author may have about their campaign. I would not hesitate at all to recommend this agency. Retaining their services is the smartest marketing move I have made in the past ten years.

Debra Richardson, author of Don’t Believe Everything You See/Flashpoint

Richardson began her writing career with poetry and song lyrics and soon expanded her repertoire to include freelance feature articles. Writing under the pseudonym Ann Richards, she has been published in several Canadian magazines and newspapers, including the Toronto Sun. She alternates her time between Calgary, Alberta and Bucerias.

The Championship Formula: How to Transform Your Team into a Dynasty

My Smith Publicity publicist was a rock star! The cost benefit ratio was well worth it. Close to over 100 interviews with radio, newspaper and national big time media outlets brought exposure the really surprised me. Worth every penny. Very talented and professional staff. Highly recommend Smith Publicity.

Dr. Jack Stark, author of The Championship Formula: How to Transform Your Team into a Dynasty

Dr. Stark provides psychological and performance enhancement training to elite athletes at the collegiate, professional and Olympic levels. He served as the team psychologist for the University of Nebraska Cornhusker football program and for NASCAR’s premier Hendrick Motorsports Team. His expert commentary as a performance psychologist has been featured on Fox Sports, CNN, ESPN, HBO and SPEED as well as in The New York Times and Sports Illustrated. Stark has consulted with close to 30 collegiate programs, the Miami Dolphins, the St. Louis Rams and the Carolina Panthers, and hundreds of individual NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and PGA players. In the business world, Dr. Stark has advised numerous major companies.

A Mentor at Your Fingertips

If you want someone who works as hard as you do to make your book a success, then Smith Publicity is the go-to company.  From start to finish, Smith Publicity’s team were generous with their time, expertise, and knowledge whether it was collaborating on the next steps, developing social media strategies or exhibiting my book at upcoming book events.  They also were incredibly patient and responsive in answering my questions and I had many since I am a first-time self-published author.  In short, Smith Publicity does a great job!

Suzanne Scheideker Cook, author of A Mentor at Your Fingertips

Suzanne Scheideker Cook worked her way up from Clerk Typist to senior management with the City of Los Angeles. Suzanne is now a consultant and works with the construction, transportation, and logistics industries. Suzanne’s passion is mentoring. She is a mentor for graduate business students at the University of Redlands’ School of Business.

this is no ordinary joy

As a first-time, self-published author of a book about a painful subject (human trafficking and child slavery), I was concerned that it would be difficult to get attention for my book. Thank goodness I chose Smith Publicity! Within the first month, I appeared on TV and radio in five major markets and several national venues, as well as print coverage in several markets. My publicist truly took my project into her heart, and her passion for my book and my work was and is contagious. She went on to get coverage for me in many more regional, national and international radio, TV and print venues, and it just keeps getting better every month. The Smith team is incredibly responsive to my needs and ideas, and endlessly innovative. Engaging Smith was the best decision I have made in my writing career.

Sarah Symons, author of this is no ordinary joy

Sarah Symons is the Founder and Executive Director of Made By Survivors – an international nonprofit organization employing and educating survivors of slavery and other human rights abuses, through the artisanship of jewelry design and metalsmithing. In this is no ordinary joy, Symons shares her truthful journey of why and how she took on the enormous cause of modern slavery.

American Tales: Stories of America's Past for the Young People of Today

From my first direct contact with Smith to my most recent, they have been an absolute pleasure to work with. My next step was being assigned a publicist, and the person assigned to me was perfect. She was able to take all the information they had gotten from me in their questionnaire and write a terrific press release. Then she made many, many communications on my behalf, which resulted in a long list of contacts for me. She was extremely easy to work with, always accessible, and really of a mind to do her best to promote my book as I was convinced that she really believed in its importance.

David Turnoy, author of American Tales: Stories of America's Past for the Young People of Today

David Turnoy is a retired elementary education teacher with a longtime interest in history. Turnoy received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from UCLA and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from Lewis and Clark College. He has two grown children and currently lives with his wife in northwestern Washington, where he continues his passion for teaching and history as an elementary school volunteer and curriculum provider. American Tales is Turnoy’s debut book offering.

The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell

I bumped into Sandra Poirier Smith at Book Expo in NY while trying to figure out a route for my yet unpublished novel, The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell. I had been unable to impress anyone in the big book world, agent or publisher. But I believed in the book and decided to publish it myself. I was impressed by Sandy, so I took on Smith, and with their help chose a good indie publisher. The road for an indie book is always rough, always, but with Smith beside me, we managed a number of radio and TV interviews along with some good print coverage. Finally someone took notice.

 

Rebellion is now off the market but will be published a new as a lead title by St. Martin’s Press. I was in good hands with Smith. They were professional, available, and loaded for bear.

William Klaber, author of The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell

William Klaber, author of The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell (St. Martin’s Press). Klaber is a graduate of Wesleyan Univ. and NYU Law. He is best known for producing the acclaimed radio documentary, The RFK Tapes and co-authoring the book Shadow Play (St. Martins, 1997). http://therebellionofmisslucyannlobdell.com/author.php

Catching Lightening in a Bottle: How Merrill Lynch Revolutionized the Financial World

Smith Publicity did a fantastic job landing high-profile interviews and reviews for my book. They are professional, organized, and effective. Highly recommended.

Winthrop H. Smith, author of Catching Lightening in a Bottle: How Merrill Lynch Revolutionized the Financial World

During Winthrop H. Smith’s final decade with the firm, he was EVP of Merrill Lynch & Co., member of the Executive Management Committee, and Chairman of Merrill Lynch International. In the latter capacity, he led one of ML’s four business units with 9,000 employees, over $2 billion in revenues, and client assets of $180 billion, developing senior client relationships in over eighty countries. He is one of few people who has known every CEO at Merrill Lynch. Currently, Smith is majority owner and President of Sugarbush Resort in Vermont and director of four financial firms in the U.S. and Canada.

Responsive, professional, flexible, and inventive. I highly recommend Smith Publicity regardless of project size!

Matthew Chojnacki, Founder, 1984 Publishing

1984 Publishing brings premium, hardbound, full color art and gift books to coffee tables worldwide. Smart non-fiction and fiction titles are also a priority for the imprint. http://www.1984publishing.com

 

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 my contact with 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.

Bold: How to Be Brave in Business and Win

Smith Publicity carried out a sterling campaign for BOLD: How to Be Brave in Business and Win and we are both pleased with the results and grateful to the whole Smith team for their professionalism and care. It has been a pleasure to partner with them.

Shaun Smith and Andy Milligan, author of Bold: How to Be Brave in Business and Win

In every industry, some brands stand out from the crowd because of their distinct way of doing things. Bold is about 14 such businesses. They put purpose before profit, go beyond what customers expect, and relentlessly differentiate themselves from everyone else. Shaun Smith is founder and partner in the consulting firm Smith+Co, which works with brands around the world. A thought leader on the subject of customer experience strategy, he has appeared often on CNBC’s “Ask the Expert” program. Andy Milligan is a consultant on brand and business culture. For almost 20 years he has advised major organizations on strategies for brand building, customer experience and internal culture.

What's Great About...I-95

In a short six-week campaign, Smith Publicity managed to attract attention for my book from over 100 media sources. Could I have done all this myself, without Smith Publicity? Simply, no. My publicist seemed to be personally invested in my book and in me. And it paid off.

Barbara Barnes, author of What's Great About...I-95

The publisher and owner of Opal Publishing Company, the parent company of Interesting Interstates, Barnes published this unique guide to the fascinating things that lie along this busy interstate.

So Grows the Tree–Creating an Ethical Will: The Legacy of Your Beliefs and Values, Life Lessons and Hopes for the Future

As an author and publisher, one is never quite sure which marketing dollars will hit the mark and offer the highest return.  I can say—without question—that hiring Smith Publicity to promote me and my book was one of the best decisions we made as a publisher. The high quality media exposure has been non-stop and our representative made sure that all of our potential target audiences get the opportunity to know about So Grows the Tree. Smith Publicity will no doubt continue to be a member of our team in the future.

Jo Kline Cebuhar, J.D., author of So Grows the Tree–Creating an Ethical Will: The Legacy of Your Beliefs and Values, Life Lessons and Hopes for the Future

Cebuhar, co-owner of Murphy Publishing, LLC, has been an attorney and entrepreneur for 27 years. Her journey to this book began with her loss of loved ones to death, both sudden and lingering. As the chairman of Iowa’s largest hospice organization, she came to understand the importance of and right to peace and dignity at life’s end.

Queens are Wild

I had no idea how a campaign like this would unfold and now I have some sense of the hard work that goes into it. I enjoyed working with the Smith team on this campaign, and I was able to build on what you started to increase my ebook publicity and sales.

Jack Chaucer, author of Queens are Wild

Jack Chaucer graduated from Marquette University with a BA in journalism and is a 20-year veteran of the newspaper industry. He is the author of two previous novels, Rocco & the Russian Mountains and Freeway & the Vin Numbers.

Bridging the Gap: A Simple Guide to College

I was recently awarded the opportunity to work with Smith Publicity. My publicist worked with me and she was fabulous. Before Smith, I had little knowledge of how to best publicize and get the word out about my book. Since Smith, the “buzz” they’ve generated for my book has been invaluable. I continue to use the tools and resources today.

Chelsea L. Dixon M.S. M.A.T., author of Bridging the Gap: A Simple Guide to College

Chelsea L. Dixon, M.S., M.A.T. is Founder and CEO of GamePhox Unlimited, LLC, a company whose services include academic and athletic programming for underserved and underrepresented youth in urban communities. She is a former high school and Division 1 student-athlete, coach and administrator with nearly 30 years of experience in academics and athletics. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Boston College, a Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education from Trenton State College (renamed The College of New Jersey), and a Master of Science in Sport Management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

The Homeowner’s Guide to Greatness: How to Handle Natural Disasters, Design Dilemmas and Various Infestations Like A Champ

To say that it was a pleasure working with Smith Publicity … in promoting my first book is a vast understatement. After my publicist’s many ‘great news’ e-mails indicating that she’d secured more excellent press in the form of radio interviews, newspaper interviews, and bylines, I emitted many celebratory WOO-HOOs, and may have even done some dancing in the street. My publicist clearly loved what she does: this came through to her clients and I am sure this comes through to all of her media contacts. She truly made this nerve-wracking process a lot more fun and during the time we worked together my confidence in this realm grew tenfold.

 

Did Smith follow through on all they promised? YES! Would I use them again for the next book? Most definitely. Would I recommend them to other writers? Absolutely. The press I received and the experience I gained during this time is already catapulting me into the next stage of my writing career.

Jocelyn Jane Cox, author of The Homeowner’s Guide to Greatness: How to Handle Natural Disasters, Design Dilemmas and Various Infestations Like A Champ

Cox holds a graduate degree in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and a BA from University of Pennsylvania. Her humor has appeared on Slate.com, HelloGiggles.com, in Jane Magazine, on YankeePotRoast.org and on her website TheHomeTome.com. Cox’s short fiction has appeared in several literary magazines and has been nominated for a Pushcart prize.

Queering the Tranny: New Perspectives on Male Transvestism and Transsexualis

Thank you for all the hard work that Smith Publicity 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.

 

Silent Night

To all at Smith Publicity, what can I say but thank you, thank you, and thank you. I have had the most wonderful time working with you. I had no idea how creative and resourceful you would be. I had radio interviews across the country and articles printed in various publications. Your expertise was astounding and you not only showcased me to the American public, but you helped me realize what made me different and how I could showcase myself. My publicist was wonderful, and her professionalism, her kindness and understanding of what needed to be done has made the whirlwind that is Smith Publicity a joy and a pleasure to work with. I feel like I am leaving friends and will certainly be back when I am ready to publicize my next book.

Maureen Dutton, author of Silent Night

Silent Night is Dutton’s second novel. Dutton has worked with the Crown Prosecution Service in England for years in various roles working closely with dedicated law enforcement officers and prosecutors. She is heavily involved in youth mentoring and works with teens on probation and participates in several charitable groups throughout England.

The Purpose Is Profit: The Truth about Starting and Building Your Own Business

Our publisher, Greenleaf Book Group, recommended Smith Publicity, and we are so pleased we took their advice. At our first meeting with our publicist and other Smith team members, it was clear they had thoroughly read our book, The Purpose Is Profit: The Truth about Starting and Building Your Own Business. My publicist had already marked passages and quotes that she was certain would spark the interest of the media.

 

Shortly after that initial meeting, my publicist developed two general press releases: one that introduced the book and another setting up the authors as experts. They then wasted no time lining up media opportunities to publicize the book during the run-up to our publication date and beyond. The opportunities included byline articles placed in relevant online media publications, radio and podcast interviews for the authors, book reviews, and placement of books excerpts in major online media, such as Fortune. We were particularly pleased with a podcast interview that led to an article recommending our book in Entrepreneur.com.

 

After the release of The Purpose Is Profit, Smith continued to pitch media with new angles, securing us with new opportunities. We do not hesitate to recommend Smith Publicity to authors looking to raise awareness of their book.

Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker, author of The Purpose Is Profit: The Truth about Starting and Building Your Own Business

Ed McLaughlin is the founder & CEO of Blue Sunsets LLC, a real estate and angel investment firm based in Darien, CT. Previously, McLaughlin founded and served as chairman & CEO of United Systems Integrators (USI) Corporation, a corporate real estate outsourcing firm, sold to Johnson Controls (JCI) in 2005. In 2001, he earned Entrepreneur of the Year honors from Ernst & Young, and USI was named to the Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest growing companies. A member of the Board of Governors for Tufts Medical Center, McLaughlin founded its David E. Wazer Breast Cancer Research Fund. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross, where he is a member of the Board of Trustees. Active in philanthropy, McLaughlin lives with his wife in Connecticut and has three adult children.

Wyn Lydecker is the founder of Upstart Business Planning, where she works with entrepreneurs to develop plans that answer the questions investors ask most often. Previously, she was Managing Director of Business Plans International in New York and Co-Director of the Small Business Resource Center at Norwalk Community College. Lydecker has an MBA in finance and marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She serves on the board of a local nonprofit she helped found, At Home In Darien. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and has two adult children.

Zero Chance of Passage:  The Pioneering Charter School Story

I was very pleased with the services I received from Smith Publicity.  My publicist was responsive and creative in identifying new messages and strategies to enhance public understanding  of public charter schools and visibility for my first book, Zero Chance of Passage:  The Pioneering Charter School Story.We had numerous print and radio opportunities around the country, including  publications and social media sites I would not have  discovered on my own.  She obtained several appearances and interviews in my home state with media that had not responded  to past attempts.  All of these services were provided for reasonable cost and with gentle education about the world of book promotion and marketing.  I have no hesitation recommending Smith Publicity to others!

 

Ember Reichgott Junge, author of Zero Chance of Passage: The Pioneering Charter School Story

Former Minnesota State Senator Ember Reichgott Junge is the author of Minnesota’s 1991 first-in-nation charter school law, which was a winner of the 2000 Innovations in American Government Award from the JFK School of Government at Harvard University. The 18-year legislator served as Senate Assistant Majority Leader before stepping down from senate service in 2000.

The Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mysteries series

My co-author and I couldn’t have been happier with the experience of working with Smith Publicity. The team was friendly, professional, and endlessly energetic on our book’s behalf. Thanks to their efforts, we received a positive Publishers Weekly review and countless more reviews and media attention that truly helped build exposure and excitement for our series. We’re already looking forward to working with Smith on future releases.

Anna Elliott, author of The Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mysteries series

The daughter of two English literature PhDs, Anna Elliott grew up in Connecticut in a house filled with books. She is a longtime devotee of historical fantasy and fell especially in love with Arthurian legend and Celtic history while at university. Anna now lives in the Washington, DC, Metro area with her husband and two daughters. She likes Jane Austen, British TV, CastleFireflyThe Big Bang Theory, sewing toys for her children, and rainbows and unicorns, especially those drawn by her daughters.

We asked Smith Publicity to get the word out on a high-concept board book series for children and adults alike: word primers that retell literary classics in twelve words and twelve needle-felted illustrations. Our publicist got our idea from the start and knew exactly where to go to maximize the crossover appeal of our books. As a result, our series Cozy Classics has been featured in media outlets like The Huffington Post, New York Magazine, Parents Magazine, People Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal–exposure that went well beyond our expectations. Our publicist wasn’t just a consummate pro–she was a dynamo. She helped us take the world of children’s lit by storm!

Holman & Jack Wang, Publishers, Cozy Classics

Holman and Jack Wang are the twin brothers behind Cozy Classics, a new series of baby board books that retell the world’s most beloved literary works in just 12 simple, baby-friendly words per title. Featuring stunning needle-felted illustrations and designed as developmentally appropriate abridgments for the very youngest of learners, the Cozy Classics books have been deemed “remarkable” by The Telegraph UK,“quite simply, delightful” by The Paris Review, and “a service to literate families everywhere” by the Wall Street Journal.

Brideshead Regained: Continuing the Memoirs of Charles Ryder

Smith Publicity tells it how it is, and does so nationwide. I believe I got more than I paid for.

Michael Johnston, author of Brideshead Regained: Continuing the Memoirs of Charles Ryder

Michael Johnston, author of Brideshead Regained: Continuing the Memoirs of Charles Ryder, an unauthorized sequel to a classic of English literature, Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited. First time novelist and life-time admirer of Evelyn Waugh, Johnston has previously written book reviews and radio documentaries.

One of the best professional decisions I’ve made was to partner with Smith Publicity to provide top-notch Publicity services to our large audience of DIY authors. The staff at Smith operates with integrity, care, and professionalism. I’ve always been impressed with their knowledge of the book and media industries and the time they invest on every book they promote. Working with Smith you should expect efficient communication, comprehensive updates, and a staff who genuinely wants to see you succeed. You won’t regret the decision to use Smith Publicity!

 

Sarah Gilbert
, Manager, Services Sales & Account Management, Lulu--Publisher

Lulu is creating a new model in publishing — open publishing — that empowers more creators to sell more content to more readers more profitably than ever before. Through their open publishing platform, they help creators make works available in multiple formats and markets and improving discovery so buyers can more easily find the content they need. Since their founding in 2002, Lulu has worked with 1.1 million creators from more than 200 countries, and each month adds approximately 20,000 titles to their catalog.

 

 

A creative, hard-working, and first-class organization. Combine this with proven results and you have what Smith Publicity is all about.

Roland Manarin, President and Founder, Manarin Investment Counsel, Ltd.

He has hosted his own radio show since 1986, and is a nationally recognized expert on a variety of  financial and investment issues, and routinely presents free lectures on  investment subjects. He was named as one of America’s top wealth advisors by Barron’s Magazine.

The Scent of Rain

I can’t say enough about the wonderful job the people at Smith Publicity did in promoting my book. I had never hired a publicity firm before and, after years of trying to promote my books myself with little in return, my expectations were low. Then, what a surprise! The responses Smith elicited were truly overwhelming and, even better, they taught me how to keep the interest in my book going. My sales are better than ever before. I encourage all authors interested in selling books to give Smith Publicity a try.

Anne Montgomery, author of The Scent of Rain

Anne Butler Montgomery has worked as a television sportscaster, newspaper and magazine writer, teacher, amateur baseball umpire, and high school football referee.  She finished her on‐camera broadcasting career with a two‐year stint as the studio host for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns. Montgomery was a freelance and/or staff reporter for six publications, writing sports, features, movie reviews, and archeological pieces. Her novels include: The Scent of Rain, Nothing But Echoes, and A Light in the Desert. Montgomery teaches journalism at South Mountain High School in Phoenix  and is a foster mom to three sons.

YGOR

Thanks again for everything you’ve done. Your service is rivaled only by the quality of your personnel.

Lee Murphy, author of YGOR

Murphy is the author of the four novels. YGOR, based upon the life of the stock character found in literature and cinema of the Frankenstein series. His three previous novels are a series of action/adventure novels that explore the mysterious world of cryptozoology. He is also a former model maker for the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History.

At the Crossroads of Justice: My Lai and Son Thang-American Atrocities in Vietnam

I had a great experience with Smith Publicity.  I was a little reluctant to engage a publicist at first but Smith made a great proposal and followed through on everything they proposed.  Working with my publicist was a pleasure.  She was very enthusiastic about my book and very committed to getting it out to the media.  She was able to arrange interviews all over the country that really raised the profile of my book.  Overall I found the people at Smith very professional and devoted to providing a high level of personal service to all their clients. I recommend them to anyone considering a publicist for book promotion.

Paul Noto, author of At the Crossroads of Justice: My Lai and Son Thang-American Atrocities in Vietnam

Paul J. Noto studied political science and history at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland; received a JD from Western New England College School of Law; and earned a master’s degree in history from Iona College. Noto, an attorney and historian, resides in Mamaroneck, New York.

 

Truly Global

As the author of Truly Global I knew I had to engage the experts. I first learned about FriesenPress through a published author work colleague. He inspired me to not just write the book but the get the real experts to see me through the process, he had used FriesenPress very successfully. I worked with Friesenpress for about 8 months to see my book come to life extremely successfully. It was such a rush! The book was enjoying more success than expected, so why not keep it going! The FriesenPress team connected with Smith Publicity who took the book by a storm and put it on global display. Never in a million years could I have imagined working with such an incredible team, the book has been featured on dozens of sites, been discussed on a dozen radio shows, sold in not just across the US but it has reached Indonesia, China, Holland, Canada, Germany, Spain, the UK, Brazil… and all thanks to these 2 incredible teams.

Anna Schlegel, author of Truly Global

Anna N Schlegel is a native of Catalunya, and the co-founder of Kenya’s “Imagine Educating Everyone” and “Women in Localization” which was started in California. She has worked in globalization teams for over twenty years with firms including Cisco, VMware, Xerox, and NetApp and for two localization vendors as the CEO and general manager. Her work has been published on Forbes.com, Gala.com, Multilingual.com, and other research industry forums. Anna is a respected leader in the globalization community. She frequently delivers lectures, webinars, keynotes and round tables at universities, corporations, and other international organizations.  She lives with her family in Santa Clara, California.

Successful Selling Tips for Introverted Authors

I commend Smith Publicity for a job well done. Wow! I’m blown away by how much we’ve been able to accomplish together in such a short amount of time. My publicists were collaborative, adaptable, and consummate professionals during every single interaction—whether by telephone or through email—and they are both highly skilled at choosing the best media outlets to match the intended message and audience.

 

Thank you for the number of writing opportunities you produced during this campaign. I love to write, but it was great to have you on my team when I hit those couple of mental blocks and could write no more. What a wonderful problem to have—too many articles and interviews attached to too many different outlets for me to possibly keep them all straight. Fantastic! I’m so pleased with this campaign and so grateful to Smith Publicity for all you’ve done to help me launch my new book. Thank you for everything. I’ll definitely use your services again in the future.

Kim Staflund, author of Successful Selling Tips for Introverted Authors

As the founder and publisher at Polished Publishing Group (PPG), Kim Staflund works with businesses and individuals around the world to produce truly professional-quality audiobooks, e-books, paperbacks, and hardcovers using the supported self-publishing business model. She is the bestselling author of six books, including How to Publish a Bestselling Book…and Sell it Worldwide Based on Value, Not Price! and How to Publish a Book in Canada…and Sell Enough Copies to Make a Profit!

In addition to her book publishing background, Staflund has a substantial sales and sales management history that includes new business development, both inside and outside account management of all types and sizes of companies, and personnel management and leadership experience within unionized and non-unionized environments Add her firsthand knowledge of records management, process management, and project management into the mix, and you have everything that is required in a professional book publisher to help authors succeed.

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 is 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.

Fujimini Adventure Series

As a new author living in beautiful and remote Honolulu, I knew gaining exposure would be a big challenge. I experience joy when I write but had no idea how to get my ‘product’ in front of actual readers. Smith Publicity was a great publicity partner. They are very savvy in approaching the trade and each campaign is tailored and client specific.

 

In my case, gaining credibility as a writer was important. I started writing parenting articles at their request, which they got into over 50 major outlets including Huffington Post, Fox, Working Mothers, Boston Parent, Macaroni Kid and others too numerous to name. I had radio interview and TV interviews in New York, Honolulu, and other major markets. The weekly updates they provide are thorough and their monthly newsletter has some great ideas and tips for their clients. I felt the strength of their organization behind the campaign. I had three ‘masters’ strategizing how I could gain more exposure as a writer and columnist. I highly recommend Smith.

 

Eileen Wacker, author of Fujimini Adventure Series

Eileen Wacker, a Harvard Business School graduate, has lived and worked in seven different countries, including the United States. She commuted to Asia for nearly three years as part of a business development team, which sparked her interest in Asian culture. A mom of four, she’s the multiple-award-winning author of the Fujimini Adventure Series for children, as well as the upcoming book for women, The Mom’s Code: A Bro Code for Moms. For more information, please visit ONCEKids.com.

 

The Rose of York: Love & War

Thank you for working hard to get me reviews in several dozen newspapers and even radio interviews. I know it’s difficult for an unknown author to get precious air time, yet you did it. I look forward to working with you again. A good publicist is hard to find, and even harder to get. You know your craft exceptionally well and I am very grateful that Smith Publicity took me on.

Sandra Worth, author of The Rose of York: Love & War

Worth is the acclaimed author of five novels chronicling the demise of the Plantagenet dynasty in England. Each book is the recipient of multiple awards. Among her numerous prizes and honors is the First Place Prize in the New Century Writers Awards sponsored by Francis Ford Coppola, and three Reviewers’ Choice Awards from the Romantic Times, Romance Reviews Today, and the CataNetwork.

Bloodlines

Publishers can only do so much to promote a novel, and novelists often feel abandoned when their three weeks in the sunshine is over. That’s why its such a pleasure and privilege to have put my latest novel into the hands of such exceptional people as Sandra Poirier Smith and the Smith Publicity dynamo publicist. The professionalism, dedication and energy they’ve brought to the publicizing of my novel has been awe inspiring, an object lesson for publishers around the world.

Alan Gold, author of Bloodlines

Alan Gold is an internationally bestselling author and author of Bloodlines (Simon & Schuster)During the past 25 years, Alan has written 20 internationally published and translated novels, and non-fiction works, as well as numerous articles of literary criticism and opinion columns. He is a regular literary critic for The Australian and other local and international newspapers and on-line magazines. Along with Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel and award-winning Israeli novelist Nava Semel, he was invited to be the inaugural contributor to JewishFiction.org. Alan speaks to groups ranging from Universities to major charities, United Nations Agencies, major business corporations (on the value of creativity in business decisions), anti-Semitism, Middle East politics and the dangers of racism.

To Fool The Rain: Haiti's Poor and their Pathway to a Better Life

From the start of our campaign, the Smith Team was creative, committed, and responsive to the needs of our project. The working relationship could not have been more positive, and they were always willing to go the extra mile. I would recommend Smith Publicity to anyone, without hesitation.

 

Steve Werlin (testimonial by Matt Balitsaris, Marketing Manager), author of To Fool The Rain: Haiti's Poor and their Pathway to a Better Life

To Fool the Rain thoughtfully chronicles Steven Werlin’s journey with Fonkoze, but it is also the story of Fonkoze’s pioneering work in solidarity with Haiti’s poor women has been a crucial step in disrupting such cycles.

The Inspiration Factor: How You Can Revitalize Your Company Culture in 12 Weeks

Smith Publicity’s tag line needs to read, ‘we make author’s dreams come true.’ Before coming to Smith Publicity I was dead last in my category in the search engines. Because of their great work at positioning and pitching me and my book, I dominate my category on Google, Bing, and Yahoo. The links to my website from the various blogs and online publications Smith procured for me has caused a 300% increase in unique visitors, driving book sales and speaking engagements. Smith has given me a new context for TGIF. It has nothing to do with the end of a week. It has everything to do with my much anticipated publicity report from Smith that is always chock-full of newly placed articles and upcoming radio and TV Interviews. I consider my investment in Smith Publicity as an investment into building my personal brand that will yield fantastic returns for a long time to come.

Terry Barber, author of The Inspiration Factor: How You Can Revitalize Your Company Culture in 12 Weeks

Barber’s book shows businesspeople how to inspire—not just motivate—others by tapping into their dreams and tying them to corporate goals. Terry is also known as “America’s Chief Inspiration Officer” and “chief inspirator” for Grizzard Communications Group, which serves the nonprofit health care segment, as well as colleges and universities, in the area of philanthropic branding. He speaks every week across the country on creating an inspiring culture.

Bapsie in the Bushveld

My time with Smith Publicity was a friendly experience, and the best part was being kept up to speed with the progress of the campaign without having to ask. Many thanks!

Annarie Boor, author of Bapsie in the Bushveld

Boor grew up in South Africa and Zambia, where her parents owned a game reserve and hotel. She studied dance with the Royal Academy of Dancing in London and set up her own academy to teach dance. It is her love of working with children and her passion for the animals of Africa that led Annarie to write Bapsie in the Bushveld, her first, and definitely not last, book.

From the Brooklyn Side

The publicists at Smith Publicity are consummate publicity professionals. As a result of their dynamic approach, they were able to arrange 50 successful radio interviews to help promote my novel.  Media interest was phenomenal. The City Section of the New York Times ran a great feature article on me and my novel. My sales ranking at Amazon.com were among the top 100 booksellers, and sales everywhere were vigorous. I recommend them highly.

Peter DeVico, author of From the Brooklyn Side

DeVico was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived for years in and around areas teeming with Mafia activity. He was exposed to a variety of organized crime characters and players, but chose the straight and narrow. A true “scholar” of organized crime, he possesses extensive knowledge of a wide variety of Mafia topics.

Trusting someone in this business is always tricky and at times it can not only be scary but dangerous. However, not when it comes to Dan Smith and his team at Smith Publicity. Ever since I walked into his office and explained my dreams that I wanted to come true, I felt as though I was no longer alone in the fight to build a name and a career. I not only gained a dynamic publicity team, but an extension of my family. Their excitement and encouragement for their clients never seem to fade. Without question, I know that Smith Publicity looks out for me.  All these things I could never put a price tag on.

 

Working with Dan and his staff was truly a gift. Everyone at Smith Publicity goes above and beyond to make sure everything is perfect. I was honored to have Dan Smith at my wedding and truly it would not have been complete without him–he is what I consider a business partner, a great friend, an advisor and a part of my family. I find myself calling him to share how my day went after my publicity appointments occur. One sunny California day involved calling the office to tell everyone I met Trace Atkins after appearing on The Doctors show. I felt as though I was calling one of my best friends– Dan not only radiates that vibe but also those surrounding him at his office deliver an unbelievable feeling of friendship. As my life continues and my dreams keep becoming reality, I wouldn’t want anyone else by my side. Ever.

Tiffanie DiDonato

Tiffanie DiDonato appeared on Good Morning America, Inside Edition, and The Doctors

DiDonato of North Carolina was born with rare kind of dwarfism, bravely undertook the painful lengthening procedures to add an incredible height of 14 inches before the day of her wedding. By the end of her procedures, she “grew” from 3ft 6in to 4ft 10 inches.

Testarossa

As a first time author, Smith Publicity got me exposure I would have never achieved on my own. From radio and cable TV interviews, to blog interviews and book reviews, Smith took the initiative and helped Testarossa and I get the exposure needed to get to the next level. I was so pleased with their work that I signed on for a second campaign.

Julie Dolcemaschio, author of Testarossa

Dolcemaschio is an author and a poet. She has written several books of poetry, including Jewels in the Dim Light, The Phoenix Elegies, Map of Me, Offerings, and An Angel Walked In, dedicated to her mother. Testarossa is her first work of fiction.

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, secured many interviews for me, and got great exposure for my book in newspapers and magazines. 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.

438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea

I have nothing but praise for the team at Smith Publicity. It was amazing to watch the book sales rise with the number of media appearances Smith generated. There were a whole range of media they were able to motivate ranging from MSNBC to special Christmas catalogues. I can heartily recommend the services not only for first time authors but for experienced writers as well. Furthermore, the service was extremely flexible and can be used for more punctual events  – like book-to-movie options -and not only the typical 4-6 week campaign. I am very pleased to have hired Smith Publicity for the ongoing promotion of 438 Days.

Jonathan Franklin, author of 438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea

Jonathan Franklin regularly reports for The Guardian, GQ, and Esquire, focusing on Latin America. He also works with the team at Retro Report producing documentaries broadcast by The New York Times. He is the author of 438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea, a miraculous account of the man who survived alone and adrift at sea longer than anyone in recorded history—as told to Franklin in dozens of exclusive interviews. Franklin’s  previous book, 33 Men, offered a behind-the-scenes account of the Chilean miners trapped nearly a kilometer underground, became a national bestseller in the U.S. and UK, and was translated into nineteen languages.

 

Escape from Verona; Romeo and Juliet Part 2

I gave Smith Publicity a challenging task with a novel by an unknown writer. They were incredibly supportive and tenacious in getting the book, and me, in front of people. I didn’t expect TV to be big part of our strategy but they helped me find ‘hooks’ that made my historical fiction relevant to TV audiences.. We also got reviews even after the end of the campaign! The Smith team provided excellent weekly reports (no wondering … ‘What have you done for me lately?’). Coming to Smith with a realistic sense of what is possible will ensure a fulfilling and valuable relationship.

David Gray, author of Escape from Verona; Romeo and Juliet Part 2

Gray received a B.A. in Humanistic Studies from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Following graduation he moved to New York and worked in the Publicity Department of Doubleday Publishing before joining the Press Office of New York City Ballet where he soon became Press Director.

Will I Ever Be the Same Again? Transforming the Face of ECT (Shock Therapy)

Smith Publicity is a ‘rock star’ in the world of publicity. My inbox was constantly populated with opportunities to create a buzz around my book. Radio, TV, and print interviews were a daily occurrence—requests for me to write articles were frequently added into the mix. At the end of my campaign, Smith handed over a comprehensive list of all contacts for future reach outs. Smith Publicity is one class act!

Carol A. Kivler, MS, CSP, author of Will I Ever Be the Same Again? Transforming the Face of ECT (Shock Therapy)

Carol A. Kivler, MS, CSP, President of Kivler Communications, is a speaker, motivator, training consultant, executive coach, and author. Carol is also the founder of Courageous Recovery, through which she speaks to individuals, their loved ones and health care professionals to raise awareness, instill hope and combat stigma surrounding mental health diagnoses and treatments.

Enterprise Social Technology: Helping Organizations Harness the Power of Social Media, Social Networking, Social Relevance

Working with Smith Publicity was my first experience with a PR firm, and I was happy to see that they surpassed my expectations as far as the volume of connections they made for me. I am very sure that I get more than my money’s worth from the help they gave me.

Scott Klososky, author of Enterprise Social Technology: Helping Organizations Harness the Power of Social Media, Social Networking, Social Relevance

Klososky, a former CEO of three successful startup companies, specializes in looking over the horizon with how technology is changing the world. Scott’s vision and ability to see trends in emerging technologies allow him to be a thought leader who applies his skills to help organizations thrive, leaders prosper, and entire industries move forward. His love of being a technology entrepreneur assures that he continually works in the trenches of building his own companies.

The Barrenness

Though I worked in media relations eons ago, I was not prepared to take on the promotion of my debut novel. Fortunately, I landed on two feet with Smith Publicity and saw a phenomenal result over a three-month period. I can’t say enough about Smith Publicity and my publicist for the passion and commitment she brought to her job. Her belief in me as an author together with her persistence generated tremendous outcomes in a saturated market. In short, I appeared on several television shows, three in top ten markets in the U.S., and received national newspaper coverage in Canada and a noteworthy feature in Britain’s largest black newspaper. A first time author, I got off to a racing start thanks to the fantastic team at Smith Publicity.

Sonja Lewis, author of The Barrenness

Lewis’ novel explores the storyline of whether you can truly be fulfilled as a woman without being a mother. Lewis is a former newspaper journalist for The Albany Herald (Georgia, USA) and has also written for The Guardian, a national newspaper in the United Kingdom. Since 2004, she has run a successful communications consultancy. She writes a weekly column for www.sonjalewis.com and publishes short stories on her weblog.

Callaloo: A Jazz Folktale

Working with Smith Publicity was a great experience. As a new writer, Smith provided me with great resources and guidance to market my book Callaloo: A Jazz Folktale. They were very professional and provided great feedback and ideas to help gain interest in my book. Smith was able to secure me national radio, blogging and newspaper coverage as well as many Amazon reviews. I would definitely recommend Smith Publicity!

Marjuan Canady, author of Callaloo: A Jazz Folktale

Marjuan Canady, a native Washingtonian with Trinidadian/African-American roots, is a published writer, actress, playwright, director, educator and producer for both film and the stage. Her one-woman play, Girls! Girls? Girls. has been featured Off-Broadway, at national festivals, regional theaters and over fifty schools nationwide. Her second play, Callaloo: A Jazz Folktale, has been seen at the Ellington Theater and IATI Theatre. For this work, Canady served as a featured playwright at the 2013 Lincoln Center for Performing Arts Director’s Lab. A Matteo Ricci and Schomburg Mellon Fellow, Canady is the founder and creative director of her production company, Sepia Works. Her diverse acting work includes plays, films, television, commercials and voiceovers.

Katrina Ten Years After

The folks at Smith Publicity were friendly and professional. They reached out to numerous outlets and helped craft angles to tie in with my book. Good bunch of folks.

Mark Klinedinst, author of Katrina Ten Years After

Dr. Klinedinst is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Southern Mississippi. He received his doctorate from Cornell University in 1987.

He has worked on international projects with funding from groups such as the National Science Foundation, World Bank, United Nations and the International Labor Organization and acts as a reviewer for a number of economics journals. He has published in the European Economic Review, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Economic Issues and a number of other outlets. He has taught money and banking, macroeconomics, economic development and related courses.

Working with Smith Publicity was an absolute pleasure. Their understanding of the nuances of our project was impressive and they creatively matched pitches with that understanding, garnering just the right types of promotion via just the right outlets. My publicist was the consummate professional; communicating often, clearly, and in a timely fashion. I always knew exactly what was expected of me and things moved forward and came to fruition as planned. I would work with Smith Publicity again any time and will definitely recommend them to my clients as well.

Peter McCarthy is the founder of McCarthy Digital

A consultancy providing breakthrough solutions to trade book publishers and those in the publishing value chain. Previously, McCarthy was Vice President, Executive Director with Penguin Group, Associate Director of Electronic Publishing with The New York Review of Books, and Vice President, Director of Marketing Innovation with Random House, Inc.

The Constitution Failed

Our Smith publicist was very effective in getting media exposure. He never hesitated in answering all of our pesky questions, and he made himself readily available to us. He provided detailed weekly reports, and a great final report. We cannot express the difference in our lives because of him. He represented Smith Publicity in a professional, effective, and comfortable manner with the utmost integrity, and genuine concern for us: the client.

Dr. Robert Owens, author of The Constitution Failed

Owens, a Constitutional scholar, holds a PhD in Organizational Leadership, a Master’s Degree in History and Religious Education, and a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Religious Education. He teaches History, Political Science, Religion and Leadership at Southside Virginia Community College and History for the American Public University.

Invest in Penny Stocks: A Guide to Profitable Trading and Penny Stocks For Dummies

To me, my company is divided into two phases—the days before working with Smith Publicity—and the days since. What a valuable tool to have in an author’s arsenal!

Smith Publicity has quickly become an indispensable and effective part of our media relations’ efforts, and working with my publicist has been excellent on all counts. They understood the goals of my business, what I was trying to do with the brand, and the media environment of my industry. My publicistlanded interest and coverage for me on CNBC, MSN, Voice America, TheStreet.com, and many others, in only a matter of months. I can’t wait to see what we can achieve as months turn into years!

Peter Leeds, author of Invest in Penny Stocks: A Guide to Profitable Trading and Penny Stocks For Dummies

As the leading expert on penny stocks, Leeds is frequently contacted by top media organizations like CNN, NBC, CBS, and FOX for his comments and views.

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 her I 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.

The Bloody Shoe Affair

I selected Smith Publicity to represent my book based on their excellent reputation. As a new self-published author, I needed strong guidance, exposure, resources, and encouragement. I received all of those from the highly professional and supportive Smith team. Their introduction of my book to multiple types of media outlets, bloggers, book clubs, and librarians resulted in numerous requests ( over 60 ) for my book, reviews, blog interview, and radio interviews. Their social network set up and training has helped me secure over 140 likes on my public Facebook and over 1400 Twitter followers within the six weeks. I feel the commitment and dedication they put into my campaign will continue to net positive results in promoting my book. I highly recommend their services.

Joy York, author of The Bloody Shoe Affair

Joy York grew up in Alabama, but has spent most of her adult life in the Midwest. She is a graduate of Auburn University and has had a rewarding career in retail management. She was an active volunteer in her community, holding positions on nonprofit boards supporting education, including an elected four-year term on the Hudson City School Board of Education in Hudson, Ohio. Joy was inspired to write when she began creating stories and adventures to entertain her son when he was growing up. She has returned to her home state of Alabama where she now follows her passion of writing full time.

The Art of the Visit: Being the Perfect Host; Becoming the Perfect Guest

If professionalism, integrity, and loyalty to client are attributes important to you in a PR firm you will find them in Smith Publicity. Not only do they do a fantastic job in promoting, but encompass those qualities which in today’s world is to be sought after and applauded. I can highly recommend Smith; they confidently and capably introduced my book to the exciting and intricate world of national media. I was pleased and proud to have Smith Publicity in my corner.

Kathy Bertone, author of The Art of the Visit: Being the Perfect Host; Becoming the Perfect Guest

Kathy Bertone is the co-founder and former managing partner of a merger and acquisition firm located outside Washington, DC.

 

Come Fly With Me…Michael Bublé’s Rise to Stardom (A Memoir)

Professional, dependable, consistent, thorough – just a few words to describe the Smith Publicity team. My personal publicist was particularly exceptional. Aside from her unending efforts to accomplish all that was pledged in our contract, she was uplifting and inspiring throughout the campaign. She reached major national TV outlets, international media and print large and small and the results were truly rewarding. I especially loved the interviews with all media and the public responses following.

 

Smith Publicity followed through on everything they promised, including the thorough weekly reports and a final summary report including a complete contact list. I would ardently recommend Smith Publicity to anyone seeking professionalism, excellence and value.

Beverly Delich, author of Come Fly With Me…Michael Bublé’s Rise to Stardom (A Memoir)

Beverly Delich has long been a fixture on Vancouver’s cultural scene, from her years as a cantorial soloist, and entertainment coordinator at the Pacific National Exhibition to her personal and business partnership with the late Ray Carroll of the Platters, to her current ownership of the Silver Lining Management talent agency. Hers is a storied life. She was born in Montana, moved to Vancouver after a divorce, remarried, converted to Judaism, raised two children and survived breast cancer.

We Were an Island; the Maine Life of Art and Nan Kellam

Highly energetic and committed, our Smith Publicity publicist was both a terrific person and an amazing resource.  He was ever thoughtful, caring and supportive of this fledgling author and I greatly appreciate all that Smith Publicity did to bring We Were an Island to a broader audience.

Peter P. Blanchard III, author of We Were an Island; the Maine Life of Art and Nan Kellam

In 1949 Art and Nan Kellam set off to find their own isolated piece of paradise and eventually settled on a 550-acre island known as Placentia, near Mount Desert Island, in Maine. They would live there year round for nearly forty years. In this beautifully illustrated volume, Peter P. Blanchard III re-creates the story of their island years. Blanchard graduated from Princeton University in 1974 with a degree in Art History. Additionally, he holds Master’s degrees in Science Education from Columbia University’s Teacher’s College (1979) and Forestry Science from Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences (1986). Blanchard grew up on his family’s 28-acre property in Short Hills, NJ. Called Greenwood Gardens, the property is now a National Heritage Site and public garden endorsed by the Garden Conservancy. A great grandson of Henry Clay Frick, Blanchard sits on the boards of the Frick Collection, the Orion Society and Maine Coast Heritage Trust.

 

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook

Smith Publicity was an absolute joy to work with. I was so 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. That’s besides the dozens and dozens of newspaper and online articles that helped to spike sales of my book. Even when our campaign was over, Smith continued to forward requests for review copies and interviews–and even a request from Steve Forbes for a signed copy! I also heard again from Sandy, who notified me that Smith displayed my book at the Frankfurt Book Fair (again, despite the end of the campaign), which drew interest from a large foreign publisher. I was very fortunate to have had Smith Publicity at my side to promote my book.

Dinah Bucholz, author of The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook

New York Times bestselling book! 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.

Domestic Commando

My experience with Smith Publicity was a whirlwind that generated hits long after my campaign ended. My publicist did a great job taking advantage of current events and creating opportunities for specialized articles featuring my by-line. Because some of the articles were picked up by news services, I have received notes from as far away as the Philippines and Malaysia! Thanks for a great job and a wonderful experience.

Toni Garcia Carpenter: A Stay at Home (R)evolution, author of Domestic Commando

Written specifically for stay at home moms and dads, Domestic Commando extends the courtesy of validation and respect for those who have made the very personal decision to be home to raise their families. Garcia Carpenter is an author and freelance writer/producer. She has a BS in Broadcast Production and completed coursework for a Masters in Journalism. Carpenter co-authored a book on hurricane preparedness for families, The Hurricane Handbook.

Intelligent Disobedience: Doing Right When What You're Told to Do Is Wrong

After doing due diligence I selected Smith Publicity to assist with promoting the ideas in my newest book, Intelligent Disobedience. They did not disappoint!  Though I came to Smith late in the book promotion process they have effectively taken my message and brought it into the light of day in most of the major print outlets that my potential audience reads.  I am very appreciative of their professionalism and enthusiasm.

Ira Chaleff, author of Intelligent Disobedience: Doing Right When What You're Told to Do Is Wrong

Ira Chaleff is an author, speaker, workshop presenter and innovative thinker on the beneficial use of power between those who are leading and those who are following in any given situation.  He is the founder of the International Leadership Association’s Followership Learning Community and a member of the ILA board of directors. He is also the founder and president of Executive Coaching & Consulting Associates, which provides coaching, consulting, and facilitation to companies, associations, and agencies throughout the Washington, DC area. He is chairman emeritus of the nonpartisan Congressional Management Foundation and has provided facilitation to nearly one hundred congressional offices to improve their service to constituents. He is adjunct faculty at Georgetown University, where Courageous Followership is part of the core curriculum in its professional management training for staff. Media placements include The New York Times, Fox Business, Fortune, Miami Herald, CEO Magazine, European CEO, Chief Executive, Fast Company, and BBC.

Engage the Fox

We were very impressed with the work of Smith Publicity on the launch of our book, Engage the Fox. They were instrumental in helping us not only gain media interest in the book but also in helping us position and refine our brand. We look forward to working with Smith Publicity when we publish our next book!

Larry Chester and Jen Lawrence, author of Engage the Fox

Lawrence “Larry” Chester founded Process Design Consultants Inc. in 1997. An accomplished adult educator and facilitator, Larry is especially committed to the measurement of training effectiveness. In 2000 he received an award for “instructional excellence” for his work in continuing education at the University of Toronto. Jen Lawrence is a principal at Process Design Consultants Inc., with expertise in issues management, critical thinking skills, and change management. Jennifer earned an MBA in finance from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. She currently blogs at The Toad Hollow Gazette and HoteldeRambouillet.com.

Life in the Wrong Lane: Why Journalists Go In When Everyone Else Wants Out

Smith Publicity spent the last three months publicizing my book Life in the Wrong Lane, and I couldn’t be more impressed with what they did. My publicist was creative, energetic, persistent, organized, and accessible almost 24/7. On top of all that, she was delightful to deal with, which for me was a bonus. She is a jewel.

Greg Dobbs, author of Life in the Wrong Lane: Why Journalists Go In When Everyone Else Wants Out

Dobbs is a speaker, author, and an Emmy Award winning veteran television journalist. For 10 of his 23 years with ABC News, he was an international correspondent based in London and Paris. He covered the Iranian revolution and occupation of the U.S. Embassy, Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, civil war in Lebanon and the ejection of the PLO from Beirut, Iran-Iraq war, political turmoil that led to the fall of the Iron Curtain, civil war and deaths of IRA hunger-strikers in Northern Ireland, assassination of Anwar Sadat in Egypt, and civil war in Zimbabwe. Nationally, his major stories included the Watergate scandal, Native American occupation of Wounded Knee, execution of Gary Gilmore, and Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Confession of a Serial Killer: The Untold Story of Dennis Rader, the BTK Killer

Before my publication date, I looked at several agencies and found Smith Publicity to be the most professional, responsive, and enthusiastic, with a clear plan, great follow-through, and a real sense that I was part of a team that wanted only terrific success for my book. My publicist provided regular feedback, even late at night, and made me feel that I was in good hands from start to finish. I highly recommend this agency.

Dr. Katherine Ramsland, author of Confession of a Serial Killer: The Untold Story of Dennis Rader, the BTK Killer

Dr. Katherine Ramsland is director of the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program at DeSales University, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on forensic psychology and extreme offenders. An in-demand expert who has appeared on hundreds of television and radio programs including 20/20, The Today Show, NPR, and Coast to Coast AM, Dr. Ramsland writes a regular blog for Psychology Today, has published over 1,000 articles, stories, and reviews, and written 59 books, including The Mind of a Murderer and Psychopath. Dr. Ramsland regularly presents workshops to law enforcement, psychologists, coroners, judges, and attorneys, and has consulted for several television series, including CSI and Bones. In addition to Confession of a Serial Killer: The Untold Story of Dennis Rader, The BTK Killer this year, she published The Ripper Letter in July 2016, a supernatural murder mystery based on Jack the Ripper lore.

We were delighted with the work that  Smith did to promote our book Mighty Spice Cookbook by John Gregory-Smith. They worked tirelessly to arrange an author tour across the U.S., securing excellent TV coverage and widespread reviews. They looked after every last detail with apparently effortless efficiency, even down to the minutiae of cooking implements needed for John’s demonstrations, not to mention the seemingly endless logistics of his travel. The detailed weekly reports were very informative and kept us fully involved in the campaign. Smith Publicity fully deserves its fantastic reputation and we wholeheartedly recommend their services.

Francesca Yarde-Buller, Senior Publicity & Marketing Executive

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.

www.dbp.co.uk  www.watkinspublishing.co.uk

Bankable Leadership: Happy People, Bottom Line Results and the Power to Deliver Both

I enjoyed working with Smith Publicity. They worked tirelessly to secure coverage for my book, Bankable Leadership: Happy People, Bottom-Line Results, and the Power to Deliver Both. They updated me weekly on all initiatives and results, and brainstormed with me throughout the campaign on timely angles to help make me and my book newsworthy—all qualities critical to a successful book launch and continuing to build my brand. I highly recommend Smith Publicity.

Dr. Tasha Eurich, author of Bankable Leadership: Happy People, Bottom Line Results and the Power to Deliver Both

Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, speaker and New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of Bankable Leadership: Happy People, Bottom Line Results and the Power to Deliver Both. Her life’s work is to help organizations succeed by improving the effectiveness of their leaders and teams. Sample media placements.

 

Branding Is Sex: Get Your Customers Laid and Sell the Hell Out of Anything

My Smith Publicity team was ON FIRE, booking interviews for me with lots of target publications. My publicists have been very creative in their placement and pitch ideas and have successfully positioned me to media and influencers as an expert in my field. The best compliment I could give is passing along this feedback from a radio host I talked to a few weeks ago. He said: ‘I see you everywhere. I just knew I had to talk to you!’

Deb Gabor, author of Branding Is Sex: Get Your Customers Laid and Sell the Hell Out of Anything

Deb Gabor was born to brand. She is the founder and brand dominatrix of Sol Marketing, a brand strategy consultancy obsessed with building winning brands. Since 2003, the Sol Marketing team has led brand strategy engagements for organizations ranging from international household names like Dell, Microsoft, and NBC Universal, to digital winners like Allrecipes, Cheezburger, HomeAway and RetailMeNot, and dozens of early-stage tech and digital media titans.

Through Investorpitches.com, a division of Sol Marketing, hundreds of start-up founders have benefited from Deb’s wizardry for crafting pitches that entice investors to open their wallets to the tune of up to $85 million.

Play the Part: Master Body Signals to Connect and Communicate for Business Success

Smith Publicity will do ALL humanly—and perhaps even super humanly—possible to support your book, project, or idea. My publicist’s relations with the media were deep and true. In a world of false promises and hype, my publicist was the rare straight shooter with impeccable values. Creative, determined—and loads of fun to boot—she thought inside, outside, and way beyond the box. If you have the great fortune of getting Smith on your project, you’ll have won the PR jackpot.

Gina Barnett, author of Play the Part: Master Body Signals to Connect and Communicate for Business Success

Gina Barnett, author of Play the Part: Master Body Signals to Connect and Communicate for Business Success (McGraw-Hill). Since 2011, Barnett’s been speaker coach for the main stage TED Conference. She is the founder of Barnett International, Inc., an executive communications consulting firm. She’s coached and consulted with thought leaders in finance, technology, healthcare, science, and the arts.

In Search of the Lost Testament of Alexander The Great

Working with Smith Publicity was a pleasant experience; the people are approachable and the working protocol and guidelines clear. Their initial questionnaire is well thought out probably the most useful I have completed. Interviews were well organized and my story ended up in surprising and unexpected places.

David Grant, author of In Search of the Lost Testament of Alexander The Great

David Grant has a Masters Degree in ancient history and wrote his thesis on Alexander The Great. He is responsible for a number of international patents stemming from ideas that set out to challenge the status quo in one way or another, life experience which gave him his tenets: always challenge accepted norms, the past is never dead, and believe what you read at your peril. Unsurprisingly, he set out to question and contest the ‘standard model’ (as he puts it) of the Macedonian king. The result is In Search of the Lost Testament of Alexander The Great. Grant now resides in London and is embarking upon his next book about Alexander’s campaigns in the Persian Empire. He is fortunate enough to be in contact with the anthropologist who heads the osteoarchaeological research at the tomb sites in ancient Macedonia, the results of which are providing unique insight into their occupants, who may well include the family of Alexander the Great.

The Old Boys: The American Elite and the Origins of the CIA

I worked closely with Smith Publicity for over five months. They without a doubt bring more energy, literary penetration and commercial imagination to the intricate business of getting the word out about a book than anybody I’ve ever dealt with. Best of all, they have remained patient and approachable and jumped right in whenever the moment required. Strongly recommended.

Burton Hersh, author of The Old Boys: The American Elite and the Origins of the CIA

Burton Hersh, bestselling author of The Old Boys: The American Elite and the Origins of the CIA, details how a clutch of Ivy-educated Wall Street attorneys and their associates, the “Old Boy Network,” created the Central Intelligence Agency and influenced the formative decades of the cold war. After a rousing undergraduate career at Harvard, during which he won the History and Literature Prize, the top Bowdoin Prize, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Hersh pushed off into a life as a professional writer animated by occasional triumphs and more or less constant controversy.

Friends of the Wigwam: A Civil War Story

My experience with Smith Publicity and all of their employees was very positive and productive. I would especially like to thank my publicist who exceeded my expectations on traditional media and other creative ideas we shared to drive exposure including San Francisco radio podcasts, over twenty radio interview spots with key regional and national stations, exposure to over two hundred college professors, magazines, reviews, and blog sites including Unite Virginia, Chicago Sun Times, Hollywood News, Windy City News, Civil War News and other important front-end publicity. With all of this success, the staff was continuously on top of events to make sure projects were completed in good time. I have been mostly impressed with my publicist. Smith Publicity was, in one word,  EXCELLENT!

 

John Huelskamp, author of Friends of the Wigwam: A Civil War Story

John William Huelskamp is a Civil War historian and author who has contributed to several Civil War periodicals including Civil War Regiments: A Journal of the American Civil War. His publication, Never Forsake the Colors, reintroduced the sacrifice of Union Colonel Holden Putnam and the 93rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He is also a contributing lecturer to Civil War roundtables and historical societies, and has provided Civil War authors including Peter Cozzens (The Shipwreck of Their Hopes) and Wiley Sword (Mountains Touched with Fire) with rare documents and diaries that have contributed to an understanding of civilians and soldiers during the climactic years of the Civil War.

Mrs. Pinkelmeyer and Moopus McGlinden Burn the Rrrrump Rrrroast

Writing a book is the easy part. Getting people to know about your book and buy the book is the tough part. This is where Smith Publicity comes in. They developed a clever campaign that not only pitched my new book, but highlighted my other talents as well. I could not have imagined all of the publicity I have received. I will be returning to Smith to work with me again.

Jennifer Kelman, author of Mrs. Pinkelmeyer and Moopus McGlinden Burn the Rrrrump Rrrroast

Kelman has a BA in Sociology from American University and a Masters in Social Work from New York University and has worked with children in a variety of psychiatric and medical settings. She is the Creator of Mrs. Pinkelmeyer, who inspires self-esteem in children through her love, warmth and silliness and author of the new children’s book.

Crafting with Nana: A Young Girl's Journey into Witchcraft

Smith Publicity really opened my eyes into a new realm of marketing. They have a knowledgeable and competent staff that is entertaining to work with. I will always be grateful for what I have learned and accomplished due to the compassionate nature of the connections with everyone there. A truly fun and rewarding experience!

Millie Knox, author of Crafting with Nana: A Young Girl's Journey into Witchcraft

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

Smith Publicity in general and our assigned publicist are 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

Reinventing YOU! The 10 Best Ways to Launch Your Dream Career

I came back to Smith Publicity because of their stellar customer service, attention to detail, accessibility and true care they put into knowing their client. Because of my successful media tour with my first book, it was easy for me to refer my colleagues to Smith Publicity and return with a new book 7 years later. I was ecstatic and Smith Publicity delivered again!

Lisa Lockwood, author of Reinventing YOU! The 10 Best Ways to Launch Your Dream Career

Lockwood dedicates her life to teaching people how they can reinvent themselves with the power of determination and perseverance. Lockwood has been a repeat contributor to national outlets including Nancy Grace and The Steve Harvey Show; her work and consulting has been profiled in publications nationwide. Reinventing YOU! The 10 Best Ways to Launch Your Dream Career is her second book.

The Handbook of Financing Growth: Strategies, Capital Structure, and M&A Transactions: Strategies, Capital Structure, and M&A

We’re pleased with the media strategy, attention to detail, thoughtful follow-up and initiative taken by the team at Smith Publicity in promoting our advisory firm and published work.

Kenneth H. Marks, author of The Handbook of Financing Growth: Strategies, Capital Structure, and M&A Transactions: Strategies, Capital Structure, and M&A

Marks is the founder and a Managing Partner of High Rock Partners, Inc. that provides transition Leadership, Advisory & Investment teaming with middle-market leaders to navigate strategic transitions. Marks created and teaches an MBA elective titled “Financing Early Stage & Middle-Market Companies” at NC State University. He lectures at Loyola University in Chicago as part of the M&A certification program. Marks is a Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA).

The Momager® Guide: Empowering Moms to Leave a Loving Legacy

If you want results and visibility, Smith Publicity is the group you want to work with. Dan and his team give you personalized professional service, creative cutting edge ideas, and enough enthusiasm to see you through the promotion maze. I thoroughly enjoyed working with them to promote the Momager messages. It’s so exciting to share uplifting and empowering messages with others and Dan and team opened all the right doors. It’s such fun to be a local celebrity and positioned as the ‘go to’ expert for moms/management. Smith Publicity will be the first ones I contact when I need ‘top notch’ publicity in the future. I am grateful you got me so much national visibility!

Christine Martinello, author of The Momager® Guide: Empowering Moms to Leave a Loving Legacy

Martinello “America’s Momager” and Founder & CEO of The Momager Movement. Martinello is recognized as a leading authority in leadership, life balancing, and Momager™ topics. She is founder of the Momager™ Movement, Camp Her Way, a facilitator of ‘edutainment’ programs, a sought-after speaker, and bestselling author of The MomagerGuide: Empowering Moms To Leave A Loving Legacy.

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 saw 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.

Doctor Jesus: The Doctor Who Knows No Bounds

Much thanks to the Smith Publicity team for the wonderful effort to help publicize my book in a very competitive marketplace. My publicist was superb. She did indeed invest all that is humanly possible to forge the campaign forward. I won’t hesitate to recommend Smith further.

Dr. Robert Peprah-Gyamfi, author of Doctor Jesus: The Doctor Who Knows No Bounds

Dr. Peprah-Gyamfi brings vividly to mind the dramatic and very real impact that Jesus made in His healing ministry. Dr. Peprah-Gyamfi was born in Ghana in a tiny village called Mpintinpi. While working in Nigeria as a construction worker, he saved enough money to buy a ticket to Germany where he applied for political asylum. On the verge of being deported, by an act he attributes to the grace of God, he was accepted to the Hanover School of Medicine where he graduated in 2000.  He practiced as a family doctor in Germany from 2001 to 2006.  In 2006, he moved to the United Kingdom with his family where he is the author of several Christian-based books and has founded The Thank You Jesus Ministry.

Bees on the Roof

I asked Smith Publicity to help me find the right audience for my fiction book, Bees on the Roof, aimed at the middle school crowd. It’s the story of four seventh graders who set up beehives on the roof of a Manhattan hotel in order to win their school’s science contest. The book contains a lot of information about honeybees and Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a syndrome that is killing millions of honeybees every year around the world. Because the book combines both a fictional story and an environmental message, it is considered “environmental fiction” – a quirky genre that required a keen sense of what the market is and how that market could be accessed.

 

The Smith team jumped right in and thought of very creative channels for their outreach, including radio stations, newspapers, bloggers and book reviewers, among others. I think the Smith team learned more than they ever dreamed about apiaries, urban farms, ecology, bee associations, etc. But they were always enthusiastic and they asked for, and listened to, any questions I had about the process. Hats off also to Dan Smith, who was a good sounding board and strategist when issues arose with regards to the publicity. I highly recommend the teamwork, professionalism and creativity of Smith Publicity.

Robbie Shell, author of Bees on the Roof

Robbie Shell is a former business journalist whose articles have appeared in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal and Philadelphia Inquirer. She has worked and lived in New York City, Washington, D.C., Boston, and Philadelphia. Bees on the Roof is her first work of fiction.

Seasons: An Inspirational Journey

Smith Publicity did a sterling job promoting my book Seasons–An inspirational Journey. My publicist managed to get features into very prestigious magazines, such as English Home, House Beautiful and Period Living. Well done!

Mette Ahlefeldt, author of Seasons: An Inspirational Journey

Seasons follows a year in the beautiful countryside of Oxfordshire featuring Hans Ole Madsen’s prize-winning photography. Danish-born Mette Ahlefeldt-Laurvig has lived in Britain for more than twenty years. She has a degree in music (violin) and in printed textile design and divides her time between design and writing. Seasons has also been published in Danish (award winner) and German. The author now lives in France.

The Hour of Parade

I consider myself fortunate to have picked Smith Publicity to do the campaign for my novel The Hour of Parade. My publicist was extremely helpful in helping me to put the press release together. Her media contacts and follow-up work are developing at this early stage into some nice publicity for my book. She kept me up to date in a helpful way. Everyone I dealt with at Smith Publicity was very easy to work with.

Alan Bray, author of The Hour of Parade

Alan Bray, a Detroit native, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology from University of Michigan and a Masters in Social Work from Wayne State University. He worked as a musician and then psychotherapist in Michigan and Illinois before moving his family to New Hampshire, where he began writing fiction.

Green Beans & Ice Cream: The Remarkable Power of Positive Reinforcement

It has been a pleasure to work with the entire Smith Publicity team. You folks helped shine a light on my book and my work. I recommend you highly to anyone looking for publicity help—Thanks!

Bill Sims, Jr., author of Green Beans & Ice Cream: The Remarkable Power of Positive Reinforcement

Bill Sims, Jr., is President of Bill Sims Behavior Change. For more than 30 years, he has helped companies improve human performance & profitability through positive reinforcement. Bill’s book Green Beans & Ice Cream: The Remarkable Power of Positive Reinforcement is available at www.greenbeanleadership.com, amazon.com, audble.com, and other leading book sellers.

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 to 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”.

Pleasant Day

You can’t do it yourself. I never could have gotten the exposure or reviews that I received working with Smith publicity. I also never would have found the contacts I received from Smith at the end of my campaign. I would definitely do this again with another book and I recommend them highly. Smith was a joy to work with.

Vera Jane Cook, author of Pleasant Day

Pleasant Day is Vera Jane Cook’s eighth published novel. Her first southern fiction novel, Dancing Backward in Paradise, received a five star ForeWord Clarion review and, in 2006, won both the Eric Hoffer Award for publishing excellence and the Indie Excellence award for notable new fiction. Her second southern fiction novel, The Story of Sassy Sweetwater, was a finalist for the 2012 Book of the Year awards. The novel also received a five star ForeWord Clarion review in addition to being an honorable mention winner in the 2013 Eric Hoffer Award for ebook fiction.

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.

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 – 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.

Gold in the Coffins

Working with professionals at Smith Publicity, and in particular my publicist, exceeded my expectations. I cannot say enough good things about them–they know what they’re doing and they work hard to win for the client.  Stay away from amateurs, Smith plays in the big leagues.

Dominic Certo, author of Gold in the Coffins

DOMINIC CERTO, KSJ is a decorated war veteran who served with the 7th Marines in Vietnam, receiving numerous medals of valor. Veterans’ issues are close to his heart, and as an advisory board member of Operation Homefront, Certo works with the non-profit to offer stability for military families by providing food, housing, and ongoing support. One of Certo’s sons is currently in the military, and has served Afghanistan and Iraq with the Blue Angels. Certo has been named the 2015 Literary Artist of the Year for The Italian Tribune and Columbus Foundation.   His first novel, The Valor of Francesco D’Amini received national acclaim and remains a “Back in Print Classic” of The Authors Guild. His new book, Gold in the Coffins, was awarded the CIPA 2015 EVVY Award for best book in the Mystery/Detective –Thriller category.

Path of the Novice Mystic: Maintaining a Beginner's Heart and Mind

Upon the recommendation of my publisher, I began shopping for a publicist. My shopping was laden with cynicism, caution and anger, since my last book had been so poorly represented by a publicist. I made my choice mostly based upon my publisher’s recommendation of Smith Publicity. The results of the campaign were thoroughly satisfying. I found myself in a collaborative relationship with my publicist. I was especially grateful and touched by her ongoing updates of campaign happenings, giving me a clear picture of the status of articles submitted and published, interviews and reviews. I am most grateful for the faith Smith carried in my work. This may be as good as it gets for an author.

Paul Dunion, author of Path of the Novice Mystic: Maintaining a Beginner's Heart and Mind

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC, is a therapist, cofounder of Boys to Men (mentoring teenage boys), and author of Path of the Novice Mystic: Maintaining a Beginner’s Heart and Mind (Greenleaf Book Group)www.pauldunion.com

The Mobile Marketing Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dynamic Mobile Marketing Campaigns

As a former owner of a book publicity firm, and now an author, I have to say that I was so impressed with Smith Publicity. They got a ton of media placements for my book. Frankly, I was surprised at how many they got in a short amount of time. My publicist was very professional and supportive of both me and my book. I could tell Smith really cared about how my campaign turned out.

Kim Dushinski, author of The Mobile Marketing Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dynamic Mobile Marketing Campaigns

Dushinski is the CEO of the International Mobile Marketing Business Network and President of Mobile Marketing Profits, a mobile marketing training firm based in Denver, Colorado. She teaches mobile marketing for the University of Virginia’s Online Graduate Certificate in eMarketing. Kim was named one of the Mobile Women to Watch 2010 by MobileMarketer.com.

The Secret Forest

What a pleasure it has been to have Smith Publicity working as our publicity firm. We expected good things but what we received was nothing short of phenomenal. Our publicist and the entire team put hard work and a finely focused effort into our project that was much more than we expected. Our publicist saw publicity angles that we hadn’t considered. She knew the perfect direction for our book to take and away we went. The sheer brilliance in her approach was surprising and working with her and the entire team at Smith Publicity was a very enjoyable experience.

 

Of course we expected coverage, however, to find our book in an international magazine was quite a nice surprise and no small feat to be sure. The exposure gained for us and our book is simply priceless. We will certainly be working with Smith Publicity again. Our books tagline is, “It’s a Fun and Adventurous Day!” and Smith made it just that.

Earl Wayne, author of The Secret Forest

Earl Wayne is a Ph.D. graduate that lives with his wife of over 23 years in the Ozark mountains of Missouri. Writing, recording and publishing his work from his home studio, Earl Wayne’s writing accomplishments include several published songs, articles, how to manuals, videos and The Secret Forest.   For excerpts of both the CD and book please visit the author’s website: www.earlwayne.com

Every cent we paid Smith Publicity was money well spent. Smith Publicity surpassed our expectations in getting word out about our company, books and authors to millions of people who did not know about us.

 

Through Smith, we got positive coverage from radio, television, newspapers, magazines, blogs and other media outlets. The longer we stayed with Smith, the more impressed we were with their creativity, resourcefulness and contacts in continuing to find a variety of angles for promoting our very unique business and keeping it in front of new audiences and media outlets. And we saw firsthand the way media coverage can snowball when you have a great team of professionals working on it. Not only did they get results, they were also a pleasure to work with.

Susan Edwards, CEO, Ellora's Cave

Ellora’s Cave, which ceased operations in 2016, was the world’s premier publisher of erotic romance, releasing eight to ten titles per week. The company went from selling an average of 39.6 books per month in 2001 to more than 190,000 books per month in 2011.

It helped pave the way for the digital book revolution as one of the first publishers to release e-books .

 

Cairo Unzipped

The service provided to me by Smith Publicity was the best I have ever seen. They were complete, easy to understand, very timely and most importantly produced a good number of radio and TV interviews. I sometime wonder how my publicist did that? What did she say about me that has made me so popular? I’m so handsome, I’m so well groomed, I’m so rich…What was it? Whatever it was, I accept it. Whatever it was, I say ‘thank you’ and I wouldn’t hesitate to sign up again with the Smith.

Mona Fuad, author of Cairo Unzipped

Mona Fuad was born in Alexandria, Egypt and, at age 16, won a national beauty contest and would go on to become a future Miss Egypt. Her career then turned to film as Mona appeared in both Egyptian and American films, including The Ten Commandments and The Spy. After moving to the U.S. with her husband, Mona, who speaks six languages, founded the first acrylic nail salon in Dallas and helped define the landscape of the now over $35 billion nail industry. Mona and Layla, the focus of her new book Cairo Unzipped, have been lifelong friends, although their roads to success have been vastly different. They still remain friends, now in the U.S., today.

CoDestiny: Overcome Your Growth Challenges by Helping Your Customers Overcome Theirs

My publicist at Smith Publicity exceeded our expectations in terms of results–both in terms of the quality and the quantity of coverage she generated. It was a pleasure to work with her. She listened to our priorities and goals, provided us with good advice and feedback, and made sure our time was used efficiently and effectively.

George F. Brown, Jr., author of CoDestiny: Overcome Your Growth Challenges by Helping Your Customers Overcome Theirs

Create value for your customers and capture value for your shareholders by unlocking the secrets of your customer chains. This thought provoking book by two global strategy experts offers a proven approach for solving a company’s most difficult growth challenges. Brown is the co-founder of Blue Canyon Partners, Inc., a strategy consulting firm that helps businesses develop and implement growth strategies involving strategic customer and channel partner relationships.

Briefs for Building Better Brands: Tips, Parables and Insights for Market Leaders

Those in need of a knowledgeable, loyal and hard-working book publicist would do well with Dan Smith and Smith Publicity. He and his team will lift up every rock and look behind every opportunity to get you maximum exposure. You won’t be relegated to a junior staffer in the back room, and you won’t spend your life savings on meaningless results. Working with Smith Publicity has been a joy and I now consider Dan a lifelong friend.

Allan Gorman, author of Briefs for Building Better Brands: Tips, Parables and Insights for Market Leaders

Gorman is a 35-year veteran of the advertising and communications industry and has held senior positions at some of the world’s largest ad firms working on some of the world’s largest brands (as well as some of the smallest). In 1987, he started AGCD, which has now evolved into Brandspa.

Just One Thing: Developing A Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time

Our publisher, New Harbinger, reported sales were through the roof, we had second printing and our book stayed in the top five of all of the book’s we have published. A previous book which you also have been indirectly promoting, was a top seller.

Dr. Rick Hanson, author of Just One Thing: Developing A Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time

Dr. Rick Hanson’s Just One Thing: Developing A Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time. Campaign highlights:

March issue of O, The Oprah Magazinehttp://www.oprah.com/spirit/How-to-Be-Optimistic-Focus-on-the-Positive

Also, syndicated on CNN.comhttp://www.cnn.com/2012/03/06/living/kick-pessimism-away/index.html

15 Ways to Zap a Bully

I am so delighted to have been a client of Smith Publicity. John Grisham once said he found it much easier to write books than to sell them, and after a sluggish year of trying to sell my book on my own, I wholeheartedly agree with him. Then the tide turned! In less than two months my publicist created an avalanche of media attention. I did over 35 radio interviews and many print interviews.  Smith wisely suggested I write an article detailing steps parents can take toward becoming their child’s bully coach. When I did the article was quickly picked up by a syndicated columnist and literally spread across the print media in the U.S.

Is it any wonder I’m thrilled to be putting my book and my career in the very capable hands of Smith Publicity? I would recommend them to anyone!

Jackie Humans, Ph.D, author of 15 Ways to Zap a Bully

Dr. Humans’ book illustrates simple techniques to help the targets of bullying to feel more confident. Dr. Humans is a graduate of the Workplace Bullying Institute, the only organization in the United States that trains individuals how to present anti-bullying programs for bullying in the workplace. She also works with Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS), a nonprofit organization that sends volunteers into schools to present programs about keeping kids safe. She is a well-known speaker and program leader on subjects such as bully prevention, Internet safety, sexual harassment, date rape and child abuse.

Loving David

Thank you for helping me promote my book. My publicist was a pleasure to work with.  Again, thank you for all your help.

Gina Hummer, author of Loving David

Thanks For My Journey: A Holocaust Survivor’s Story of Living Fearlessly

Greenleaf Book Group recommended Smith Publicity to help me promote by book, Thanks For My Journey: A Holocaust Survivor’s Story of Living Fearlessly. My publicist was a delight! She tirelessly reached out to media outlets across the country, updated me each week with details of her work and results, and found new and different ways to get my story across to the public. Thank you, Smith Publicity a for an exceptional and productive experience!

Dr. Erica Miller, author of Thanks For My Journey: A Holocaust Survivor’s Story of Living Fearlessly

From age 7 to 11, Erica Miller and her family lived in a Nazi holding camp in the Ukraine. After resettling in Israel, she served in the Israeli Air Force and worked for the Israeli Government Tourist Office. She has a PhD in clinical psychology, a Masters in Marriage and Family, and developed a number of mental health clinics in California, which she continues to direct.

Sleuthing 101: Background Checks and the Law

Smith Publicity was an important part of the marketing program of InfoLink Screening Services for three years. We value our relationship with their organization and their very capable staff.

Barry Nadell, author of Sleuthing 101: Background Checks and the Law

Nadell is President of InfoLink Screening Services, Inc. For over 17 years Nadell has been the established industry expert on the legal issues surrounding employment background screening and speaks nationally on the subject.

The Chicago Syncopator

Smith Publicity provided focused and timely support. I always felt I had developed a personal relationship with the professionals at Smith. They were there when I needed them, and I always felt they understood my project thoroughly. I would use them again, and I would recommend them without hesitation.

Philip T. Nemec, author of The Chicago Syncopator

Philip T. Nemec earned his degree in Economics from St. Louis University, but was mentored by English professor and mid-western poet, John Knoeppfle. Following graduation, Nemec became an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps. Returning to Chicago after the Marines, he earned his Master’s degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s writers’ program, which is where the idea for The Chicago Syncopator took form. Following nearly two decades working abroad, he retired from his government position and now lives in the Washington, D.C. metro area, with his wife and two college-age children. The Chicago Syncopator is Nemec’s debut novel.

We have worked with Smith 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 highly recommend the company to other publishers.

Josh Stevens, Publisher, Reedy Press

Reedy Press is unique from other publishers, because they offer flexible and affordable programs that make book publishing possible for almost any project. Yet the service, quality, and creativity are second to none. Sampling of projects promoted:

Thursday Night Pizza: Father Dominic’s Favorite Pizza Recipes by Fr. Dominic Garramone

The American Sandbox Dictionary of Children’s Mispronounced English by Alvin Zamudio

Pins on a Map: A Family’s Yearlong Journey Around the World by David Boesch

 

 

At the End of the Road: One Man’s Journey  from Chaos to Clarity

Working with Smith Publicity was truly a blessing. Our publicist guided us through our publicity campaign for At the End of the Road: One Man’s Journey from Chaos to Clarity with the utmost professionalism and enthusiasm for this memoir and its related ministry. We highly recommend Smith Publicity to established and first-time authors. My publicist and team remained available for questions or concerns throughout the campaign. We appreciated their attentiveness to the small details of a book campaign that resulted in multiple radio and TV interviews and appearances. We were thrilled with the results and exposure experienced through working with Smith Publicity.

Tim White and Kimberly M. Smith, author of At the End of the Road: One Man’s Journey from Chaos to Clarity

Tim White is a Jacksonville, Florida businessman, philanthropist and Christian singer who found his faith at the bottom of a bottle. White and his ministry, Tim White Ministries, devote all of their effort to leading people to experience the healing power of God in their lives. At the End of the Road, provides insight into his own storied history of substance abuse and recovery. It will help those struggling to find their path from chaos to clarity. www.TimWhiteMinistries.com

Kimberly M. Smith helps others tell their stories through her writing and editing business, KM Smith Writes. A multiple award-winning author, she believes in the transformative power of words. www.KMSmithWrites.com

Built to Sell: Turn Your Business Into One You Can Sell

Smith Publicity has far exceeded even the very high expectations I had when I hired them. My publicist and the team at Smith consistently raised the bar higher in terms of the quantity and quality of media coverage they secure for me, including a full page, bylined article in TIME magazine’s international edition. There are many publicity and promotional firms out there, but look no further if you want the best—Smith Publicity is it.

John Warrillow, author of Built to Sell: Turn Your Business Into One You Can Sell

John Warrillow has started and exited four companies and is a sought-after speaker and angel investor. He is a regular contributor, writing about small business, for Inc.com and WSJ.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.

The Condo Bible: Everything You Must Know Before and After Buying a Condo

We approached Smith Publicity to help us with promotion of our newly published The Condo Bible book. All through our engagement, our publicist produced many interviews with print media and radio and was sending us a regular reports on weekly basis. It was amazing when she connected us with The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch, to which Mr. Barnabic is now a regular contributor. Working with the Smith Publicity is definitely a great experience.

Dan S. Barnabic, author of The Condo Bible: Everything You Must Know Before and After Buying a Condo

Dan S. Barnabic is the author of The Condo Bible: Everything You Must Know Before and After Buying a Condo, which is available in both American and Canadian editions and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal MarketWatch, Chicago Tribune, The Globe & Mail, Los Angeles Times, Toronto Sun and more. A noted consumer advocate and keen observer of condo proliferation, Barnabic has worked in real estate as an agent, broker, property manager, and condominium developer for over four decades. He currently splits his time between Toronto and Florida.

Dare To Be Extraordinary: A Collection of Positive Life Lessons from African American Fathers

As a first-time author I wasn’t quite sure what to expect once my co-author. Thankfully, the team at Smith Publicity and my publicist helped us develop an effective PR campaign that has allowed us to successfully launch and promote our book across the county and in multiple media platforms. I found my publicist to be insightful, responsive and professional in her efforts to advocate on our behalf. I greatly appreciate all her efforts and dedication to both the book and our campaign to ‘bend the curve’ of father absent homes in our community.

Bill Middlebrooks, author of Dare To Be Extraordinary: A Collection of Positive Life Lessons from African American Fathers

Bill Middlebrooks author of Dare To Be Extraordinary: was conceived and developed to support a new campaign to help raise the positive profile of fathers in the lives of their children. William (Bill) K. Middlebrooks is a business entrepreneur, community servant and leader in the Detroit area. He attended the University of Michigan Ross School of Business as well as the Harvard Business School as part of the IBM Client Executive Program. www.extraordinaryfathers.com

Wilber’s War: An American Family’s Journey through World War II

Smith Publicity assigned one of their staff to my project and she became my pal, obtaining and coordinating many radio interviews, press stories, and op-ed opportunities for me and my book. We had a story on Foxnews.com and almost made it into the New York Times! It was a fun experience.

Hale Bradt, author of Wilber’s War: An American Family’s Journey through World War II

Hale Bradt is a Korean War veteran and an astrophysicist retired from M.I.T. who once searched for black holes, but turned to searching for family and wartime history. He has been intrigued by the Bradt family story for more than three decades, interviewing relatives, academic and military colleagues, and a Japanese officer against whom his father fought in the Solomon Islands. His discovery of his father’s letters from the Pacific gave him an unusual basis for exploring new aspects of World War II history, as he scoured the National Archives and even visited the Pacific battle sites where his father fought; there, he found the artifacts and people his father had known and written about.

Website: www.wilberswar.com

Evolution's End

The recently concluded campaign that Smith Publicity created for my book, Evolution’s End, was a real blast. The leads and reviews my publicist attracted helped me immensely, and with reviews still flowing in, my campaign with Smith Publicity has managed to be the gift that keeps on giving. The Smith team I worked with has been wonderful, and I couldn’t have asked for more in the limited time that we had together. I also cannot say enough wonderful things about my publicist. She kept me informed every step of the way and has shown the patience of a saint with me. I know that we will be working together on future projects!

C.J. Daniels, author of Evolution's End

A fan of sci-fi, fantasy and horror, C.J. Daniels has penned three novels, as well as a short story within the Lost Planets anthology alongside legendary authors such as Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick and Edgar Allan Poe. He is the founder of Off the Beaten Path Press, which he first created for Evolution’s End, then opened it up to others looking for a publisher offering an author the freedom to publish under a label while collecting their net royalties. Born in Brooklyn, he currently lives in New Hampshire with his wife. Daniels is a comic book, video game and techno enthusiast with a passion for the classics, as well as everything Star Trek and Star Wars.

Shock Peace

I had chosen Smith Publicity for my book, Shock Peace, after searching through many other publicity agents. I was very impressed reading their extensive testimonials upon which I had based my decision. It was the wisest move for my investment in the book publishing industry as I am glad with what my publicist had done for me through out the campaign. Together, she had shown a keen interest in promoting the book with me and helping me achieve what I had wished for. With her expertise and her effective campaigning technique, I was able to get my messages across to the right people in various sites, blogs, media, etc. in the shortest time possible.  I highly recommended Smith Publicity for anyone who would like to see results for their efforts.

CieCie Nguyen, author of Shock Peace

Ben Street

My Smith Publicity publicist was a pleasure to work with. She carried out a ‘jump start’ campaign for six weeks. Being an unknown author did not put off her in anyway. She got her teeth into it and started the ball rolling very well, making use of all her contacts. She created strong interest, gaining radio interviews during the campaign, including one with the BBC.  I also had a successful interview with a prominent local newspaper leading to a feature article. I would certainly use Smith Publicity again in the future!

Tobias Cooke, author of Ben Street

Cooke has lived a real life mystery through his work as a criminal lawyer. Born in Oxford, he studied Law at Kingston University and completed his legal training in Sussex. Tobias spent a brief spell in Australia with his family, before returning home to Worthing to begin work on his first book. He already has a sequel planned for the Ben Street series.

DRY CAMP!

My Smith publicist was the consummate professional and met all my expectations and delivered more than I’d hoped. She arranged interviews and garnered book requests from as far away as Mumbai, and as local as my hometown. Through their savvy media experience, hard work and contacts, I’ve received real exposure, started to build market recognition for myself and strong momentum for my novel that I certainly would not have found and successfully pitched.

Alfred Cool, author of DRY CAMP!

Alfred Cool was born and raised in BC. He was educated, sort of, at Simon Fraser University where he took English and Computer courses. He worked and travelled extensively on the Coast of BC as a young man. For 26 years, as an accomplished computer professional, he avoided the simple truth that his writing would eventually take over his life and now that inevitable dream, to his great satisfaction and pleasure, has become reality. This novel is the first of 5 to be written by and about the author and his travels around the coast of BC. The Five-Cent Murder will be published fall of 2012.

Empowering Young Christians: Developing Bible-Based Leadership and Soft Skills

The Smith team devised an effective strategy to reach out to both the secular and Christian markets. I greatly enjoyed working with them, and they communicated frequently to keep me informed. In addition to being great to work with, their efforts produced radio and TV interviews. They also placed several of my articles on relevant, impactful, and high-traffic websites. Furthermore, I have been able to network with the contacts they provided, and this networking is producing additional publicity for my books and far-reaching professional opportunities for me. Overall, my experience with Smith Publicity has been strong and positive. Smith and team are competent, focused, and driven. They are delightful to work with. I highly recommend Smith Publicity.

Cary J. Green, author of Empowering Young Christians: Developing Bible-Based Leadership and Soft Skills

Green has expertise in leadership and soft skills development, and developing academic success skills in students. He founded Leadership and Soft Skills Training and offers personalized coaching for young people and tailored presentations to schools, churches, and other organizations. He is a Student Leadership Expert of HowToLearn.com. and was recognized as a Global Presence Ambassador by Parenting 2.0 or my commitment to developing success skills in young people.

POWER: How J.D. Power III Became the Auto Industry’s Adviser, Confessor, and Eyewitness to History

Working with Smith Publicity was a treat from the start. Not only was the entire team a pleasure to partner with, they worked tirelessly from start to finish to publicize our book POWER: How J.D. Power III Became the Auto Industry’s Adviser, Confessor, and Eyewitness to History. The result was a robust, comprehensive campaign that exceeded our expectations.

Tim Connolly, owner, Fenwick Publishing, author of POWER: How J.D. Power III Became the Auto Industry’s Adviser, Confessor, and Eyewitness to History

Tim Connolly, owner of Fenwick Publishing. Fenwick is anchored by a core group of publishing professionals with specific marketing, communication, custom product manufacturing, graphic design, and interactive media experience. Beyond the core, they have a global network of best-selling authors, photographers, researchers, and global manufacturers that they pull from to assemble the right team for each job. Smith Publicity promoted POWER: How J.D. Power III Became the Auto Industry’s Adviser, Confessor, and Eyewitness to History, a Fenwick Publishing title.

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 ‘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 her 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.

The Forgotten Woman: The Untold Story of Kastur Gandhi, Wife of Mahatma Gandhi

Smith Publicity did an outstanding job of promoting my book. The attitude and dedication of the staff is exemplary.

Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, author of The Forgotten Woman: The Untold Story of Kastur Gandhi, Wife of Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi is the fifth grandson of India’s legendary leader, Mohandas K. “Mahatma” Gandhi. Grandfather taught Arun to understand nonviolence through understanding violence. Arun is very involved in sharing his grandfather’s message through social programs, speaking worldwide. He is the author of several books and writes for The Times in India and the Washington Post.

The team at Smith Publicity is an absolute pleasure to work with. They are prompt, professional, and always courteous.

Tanya Hall, COO, Greenleaf Book Group

Greenleaf Book Group is a publisher and distributor specializing in the development of independent authors and the growth of small presses. Greenleaf has worked on over one thousand titles including multiple New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers. Smith Publicity has promoted over 100 Greenleaf Book Group projects.

You Can Never Be Too Rich: Essential Investing Advice You Cannot Afford to Overlook

Smith Publicity was instrumental in developing my name recognition nationally via high-level media placements. Highly recommended.

Alan Haft, author of You Can Never Be Too Rich: Essential Investing Advice You Cannot Afford to Overlook

Haft is a nationally recognized personal financial educator and planner who makes frequent appearances in a wide range of print, radio and television media including. He was selected as a financial columnist for the prestigious American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AIPCA), the largest association of CPAs in the country.

Golf Sonnets

If you are thinking of hiring Smith Publicity, brace yourself: clear your calendar, free up your land line, and check your e-mail daily. These folks mean business, and you will get your money’s worth only if you are willing to work as diligently as they do in your behalf. Special mention goes to my assigned publicist, whom I suspect never sleeps. In the six short weeks leading up to Father’s Day, her efforts drove my book, Golf Sonnets, to the top of the search engines, with Google alone returning thousands of ‘hits’ that are all mine. I could barely keep up with the dozens of positive online and print reviews, radio and television interviews, and personal appearances that she orchestrated.

James Long Hale, author of Golf Sonnets

Long Hale is an avid amateur golfer who freely gives and gets Mulligans, understates his handicap, and desperately needs the proceeds from his book, Golf Sonnets, to cover his losses. He owns seven drivers, five putters, and his “widow” enjoys gardening.

Consuming Fire: An Alexa Silven Novel

Smith Publicity delivers all that they promise, with a pleasant, professional approach. They provide a listing that encourages the writer to follow up and keep in touch with their contacts. I highly recommend their services.

CB Hoffmann, author of Consuming Fire: An Alexa Silven Novel

CB Hoffmann is a native Floridian who holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Florida and a M.Ed. in Language Arts from the University of Central Florida.  She is a member of Mystery Writers of America and has been an English teacher in Central Florida for over twenty-five years.

Her Master's Servant

It’s tempting to say that the self-publishing world is infested with sharks, but I suspect the truth is more prosaic – that it is rife with well-meaning ‘experts’ who don’t know much more than I do about how to build my author brand. How to describe my relief at finding  Smith Publicity, and a publicist who took the time to talk through my options with me, listen to my ideas, and come up with an informed, realistic campaign. Who took personal ownership of seeing that campaign through. Who stayed in regular contact throughout her brief, official assignment with me, and who continues to be a much valued resource. Can’t recommend Smith enough.

Kait Jagger, author of Her Master's Servant

Kait Jagger lives on a farm in Lancashire, England with her husband, four children, one dog and one cat. She has worked as a personal assistant for 21 years in a variety of industries, from a television production company, to a top UK food retailer, to a major international sports brand. Her debut novel, Lord and Master, was released in May 2015, kicking off the Lord and Master trilogy. Her second novel, Her Master’s Servant, was released in January 2016.

The End of Suffering

I have nothing but great things to say about Smith Publicity, their professionalism and brand is without peer. But the most remarkable part of the organization to me was my publicist. She was a consummate professional, whose warm personality made my time with Smith truly delightful. She fought for me every step of the way; she did her best to move heaven and earth in order for me to get every opportunity. Having her support made the good days better and the bad days easier. She surpassed my expectations both as a publicist and as a human being. Her excellence landed me several prominent opportunities both in Canada and the United States and helped launch my career as a speaker as well as author. My publicist and Smith Publicity believed in me, and that made all the difference.

Dr. Nikhil Joshi, author of The End of Suffering

Dr. Nikhil Joshi is a young physician, writer and speaker. Currently completing a residency in internal medicine at Memorial University in Atlantic Canada, he hosted an 8-part national CBC radio miniseries – Dr. C – that documented his struggle with cancer and saw him awarded with the Gold award at the 2014 New York International Radio Program Awards, the top honour for a Canadian health/medical piece. A Millennium Scholar and researcher in the area of rheumatology, his first book, The Companion, was released in 2006.

Jarred into Being

My wife and I have only three words for Smith Publicity: exceptional, outstanding, and terrific.

After we finished our first novel, we turned to them for assistance, and their stellar performance exceeded our expectations. Smith Publicity arranged for nationwide print and radio exposure for our book, worked closely with us to ensure the interview schedule matched our needs, and provided a weekly update of their activity that was both thorough and impressive. Thanks to Smith Publicity, we have already done nearly a dozen radio interviews from coast to coast about our book. Our publicist was everything you could want in a publicist: smart, diligent, conscientious, laser-focused on our needs and, most importantly, successful in designing and implementing a winning PR campaign for our book.

 

We found it not only refreshing, but also energizing to work with the professionals at Smith Publicity who actually know what they’re doing and surpass their own promises while doing it.

Pat Lawrence, author of Jarred into Being

Author ‘Pat Lawrence’ is actually the husband and wife writing team of ‘Pat’ Adsit Burke and her husband Daniel ‘Lawrence’ Burke – ergo: Pat Lawrence, pseudonym. They began their writing partnership in 2007 penning Murder Mysteries for their entertainment enterprise, Murder By Design. Next, they graduated to a two-act comedy stage play, Squirrels In The Attic, which has been performed in select venues in Wisconsin and Illinois. Jarred Into Being is their first novel together, but they promise it will not be their last.

The Central Park Tales

I’m very glad that I hired Smith Publicity to promote my book. Our contact started with a warm welcome from our publicist and her team members. They wanted to know my ambitions, goals, expectations, and took that as the starting point to set up the campaign. I felt that they were genuinely interested in my book/project and that they were working with a lot of enthusiasm. During the campaign, my publicist kept close, personal contact with me, to inform me about the progress and to answer any questions I might have. And the results of the campaign were great!

 

At the end of each week, my publicist sent me a clear overview of the results. Many bloggers have posted very positive articles about The Central Park Tales and recommended it to their followers as a holiday season gift. Smith Publicity proved to be an excellent professional marketing team who knew how to get the best results in this field. I have not a single complaint about my experiences with them, they are simply great and a pleasure to work with!

Marcus Meesters, author of The Central Park Tales

Marcus Meesters is the author and illustrator of The Central Park Tales. He was born in the Netherlands and, at the age of 25, he moved to Amsterdam, where he got to know Vondelpark, Amsterdam’s most famous city park. Meesters is a lover of classic children’s books, and it was during one of his walks in Vondelpark that he got the idea to write his own children’s book about the animals that live there. His first book, The Vondelpark Tales, was born and extremely well received. Meesters recently released the second book in the trilogy, The Central Park Tales, which beautifully depicts the famous Central Park in New York City. The third book in the trilogy, The Hyde Park Tales, is expected to release in 2016.

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.

Tough Things First: Leadership Lessons from Silicon Valley's Longest Serving CEO

I had the privilege of working with Smith Publicity for several months. This is a first class outfit, and very responsive and easy to work with.

Ray Zinn, author of Tough Things First: Leadership Lessons from Silicon Valley's Longest Serving CEO

Raymond D. “Ray” Zinn is an inventor, entrepreneur, and the longest serving CEO of a publicly traded company in Silicon Valley, Micrel. Zinn’s philosophy on people, servant leadership, humanistic management and the ethics of corporate culture are credited with Micrel’s nearly unbroken profitability. Zinn also holds over 20 patents for semiconductor design, and is now focusing on mentoring entrepreneurs.

rometheus Project series (science fiction for middle grade readers)

Thank you, Smith Publicity for your excellent work on my behalf.  I couldn’t have been more impressed with my publicist. He was responsive, hard working, creative, a good writer, and a great guy.  Smith was truly a pleasure to work with at every step. I definitely recommend Smith Publicity to others.

Doug Richards, author of rometheus Project series (science fiction for middle grade readers)

Richards is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and frequent contributor to National Geographic KIDS magazine. His PROMETHEUS PROJECT series is being used as a read-aloud in classrooms across the country, has been endorsed by the California Department of Education, acclaimed by the iconic science fiction magazine, Asimov’s, and showered with praise by kids (both reluctant and advanced readers), parents and educators alike in numerous publications.

My Dearest One

It was a true pleasure to work with the team at Smith Publicity. They were warm, friendly, professional, and competent, right from the very beginning of my campaign. My publicist was able to get my writing published in a variety of national outlets, as well as get me on to Huffington Post, and a regular recurring column in a local online parenting magazine. She was creative and persistent in her strategies, and also made herself readily available, even after usual working hours, to follow up on important leads. I feel like Smith Publicity not only supported my book, but also promoted me as a physician and a writer. I was so happy with Smith Publicity that I decided to extend my campaign for an additional four weeks, and would have no hesitation in using them for future books. I am grateful to Smith Publicity for their hard work and support, and would recommend them without reservation to anyone looking for book publicity.

Dr. Monisha Vasa, author of My Dearest One

Monisha Vasa, M.D. is the author of My Dearest One, a children’s non-fiction book. She is a board certified General and Addiction Psychiatrist in private practice in Orange County, CA. Dr. Vasa is a Cum Laude graduate of Northwestern University, completed medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, and her Psychiatry residency, Chief Residency, and Addiction Psychiatry fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Vasa resides in Orange County, CA with her husband, two beloved children and two English Bulldogs. She is also a marathon runner in addition to practicing yoga and meditation.

The Drama-Free Office: A Guide to Healthy Collaboration with Your Team, Coworkers, and Boss

We retained Smith Publicity as the PR agency for our book, The Drama-Free Office, after extensive interviews with other agencies. Sandy Smith and her team blew away other candidate agencies with their research into our niche and their and extensive network of editorial contacts led to a very successful campaign. Bottom line: The Smith team is superb. We will use them for all our future publicity.

Jim Warner and Kaley Klemp, author of The Drama-Free Office: A Guide to Healthy Collaboration with Your Team, Coworkers, and Boss

Jim Warner’ has worked with over 2,500 CEOs in multinational public companies, entrepreneurships, partnerships, and family businesses. He is also the author of Aspirations of Greatness and Facing Pain—Embracing Love. Jim is an alumnus of the University of Michigan and Harvard Business School (OPM program). He is a member of World Presidents’ Organization. www.JimWarnerGroup.com 

Kaley Klemp is a sought-after facilitator, speaker and coach and an expert in small-group dynamics and leadership development and  has worked with more than 175 YPO forums and over 50 executive teams to uncover and address the issues that block peak performance. Klemp is a graduate of Stanford University, where she earned a B.A. in International Relations and an M.A. in Sociology, with a focus on Organizational Behavior. www.KaleyKlemp.com

 

Woman Up! Overcome the 7 Deadly Sins that Sabotage Your Success

As a first-time author, my goal was to market my book to gain greater national exposure and expand my keynote speaking, and I knew I couldn’t do it alone. My publicist and the entire Smith Publicity team understood my vision, created a true win-win partnership, and have exceeded my expectations every step of the way. The level of responsiveness, clear communication, attention to detail, creative thinking, and overall client service is unmatched.

 

In the first week of my contract, my publicist got me into the Wall Street Journal, and since then I’ve appeared in countless national publications, radio shows, and television programs. The number of doors and new opportunities that have opened up as a result of this proactive, targeted, and strategic publicity is overwhelming. Writing a book is hard, but marketing a book is even harder, which is why you need the experts at Smith Publicity. It’s the greatest investment I have ever made in myself, and my business, and it’s worth every penny.

Aimee Cohen, author of Woman Up! Overcome the 7 Deadly Sins that Sabotage Your Success

Aimee Cohen, author of Woman Up!: Overcome the 7 Deadly Sins that Sabotage Your Success. Aimee Cohen is a Keynote Speaker, Career Expert, Executive Coach, Trainer, Facilitator, and Author. She owns COHEN CAREER CONSULTING, is a contributing writer for the Denver Business Journal, facilitates the LINK to Leadership program for the Leadership Investment, received recognition as an Outstanding Women in Business Award nominee, has appeared as a career expert on numerous television programs and has been cited in Glamour magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and the Denver Post, and was featured in Denver Woman magazine.

Death of the Republic

Everyone I dealt with at Smith Publicity was great. My publicist was prompt, professional and available, even during Hurricane Sandy! My book was definitely exposed to many people who otherwise would have never have seen it. I’d happily use the services of Smith Publicity again.

F. Scott Andison, author of Death of the Republic

With thirty years of professional experience in criminal justice, Andison has held a variety of prestigious positions in the public and private sectors.  Andison attended Capilano College in North Vancouver and the University of Victoria in Victoria British Columbia.  He holds a master’s degree in sociology, with a specialty in quantitative analysis. Currently, Andison is a full-time writer and the creator of the Urizen Series.  Death of the Republic and The Holy American Empire are the first and second books in the saga.  He is currently at work completing the last three novels in the series.

 

It was a dream working with Smith Publicity. They were responsive, professional, and on the ball. They helped us develop reasonable expectations for a campaign and consistently met or exceeded those expectations. I would recommend them to anyone.

Margot Atwell, former Associate Publisher, Beaufort Books

Beaufort Books promoted by Smith Publicity include:

Hide!!!, (children’s book) The New York Times Bestselling book by Jeff Foxworthy

Reboot Your Life: Energize Your Career and Life by Taking a Break by Catherine Allen, Nancy Bearg, Rita Foley, and Jaye Smith

Becoming Odyssa: Epic Adventures on the Appalachian Trail by Jennifer Pharr Davis

I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can by Barbara Gordon

Dr. A’s Habits of Health: The path to permanent Weight Control and Optimal Health by Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen

Live a Life You Love: 7 Steps to a Healthier, Happier, More Passionate You by Susan Biali

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 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.

The Sorcerer's Mark

Thank you and your team so much for all of your work. I truly appreciate all you’ve done to help me advance my promotional efforts. Smith is the first place I call with any other promotional needs.

Victor Black, author of The Sorcerer's Mark

Newspaper journalist Jvictor Black won two South Carolina Press Association Awards before retiring, the first in enterprise reporting and a second in feature writing.

QuickStart Circumnavigation Guide: Proven Route and Sailing Itinerary Timed for Weather

Smith Publicity yielded amazing results for our QuickStart Circumnavigation Guide book. From start to finish everything was done in the most enthusiastic and professional manner. We can’t wait to start on the next project!

Charlie and Cathy Simon, author of QuickStart Circumnavigation Guide: Proven Route and Sailing Itinerary Timed for Weather

World circumnavigators originally from San Francisco, CA and the Pacific Northwest, Captain Charlie Simon and his wife, Cathy, recently completed their circumnavigation in 2015 having started in the Caribbean. They sailed away on Celebrate, their Taswell 58 sailboat, leaving Rodney Bay, St. Lucia on January 10, 2014 and returning to the Portsmouth/Norfolk, VA area on May 15, 2015. They are now docked in Annapolis, MD, having visited five continents, 16 countries, crossed three major oceans and many seas while sailing their 26,000-mile global circumnavigation. As well as circumnavigating, Captain Charlie and Cathy, have sailed around the USA coasts from Alaska to Nova Scotia, Canada via the Panama Canal and also have sailed for nearly forty years with over a 100,000 sea miles together.

Captain Charlie and Cathy are retired from successful careers in software development and commercial banking. Captain Charlie managed the Microsoft/NBC (MSNBC.com) Internet site total redesign, the largest news site on the web, now NBCNews.com. As an independent software developer he gained national recognition from Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and other leading media. Cathy was formerly a Vice President with Wells Fargo Bank in the San Francisco Bay Area. As one of three Northern California commercial loan hub officers for Wells Fargo Bank she held a key sales and marketing role as the Silicon Valley regional hub officer providing bank financing for rapid growth technology firms and Fortune 1000 companies. She served as a member of the County of San Mateo, CA, Housing Program based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

An Artful Affair

In addition to being good writers, Smith Publicity has a realistic understanding of the media. Their staff, who were always quick and responsive to my requests, booked me interviews on major cable TV shows and an ABC affiliate. I did many radio interviews, including an hour-long show on Sirius satellite radio. I couldn’t have done it without them!

Corinna Clendenen, author of An Artful Affair

Corinna Clendenen, is the author of An Artful Affair, the story of the temptation of a painter, the passions of a reporter, and the undoing of an auctioneer. Clendenen earned a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and a Master’s degree in Cinema Studies. She also studied fiction writing at Bread Loaf, The University of Iowa and Yale’s Summer Session.

Beastia

I can’t believe how helpful Smith Publicity was in getting my self-published YA book out there. My publicist was a great cheerleader and got coverage in places I wouldn’t of dreamed of, including the online magazine Bustle. Also, she arranged a number of blogs for a tour. She was extremely successful in getting my book plenty of reviews through Netgalley on both Goodreads and Amazon. I even booked them for a second round they were so amazing. I couldn’t have been this successful in trying to arrange this by myself. Their expertise was priceless. I’m very thankful that services like this even exist and there are people that are this passionate about their work!

 

 

Zoe Cruz, author of Beastia

Zoe Cruz is a writer, reader and self-professed geek who loves all things sci-fi and fantasy. She wrote Beastia while living in Spain working with humanitarian organizations. You can find her watching Star Trek, eating pizza or playing Skyrim.

Einstein’s Ignorance of Dark Energy

The work with my publicist and Smith Publicity was exceptionally productive, because of effectively channeling and placing the scientific value of my book. Your publicity strategy turned out to be a fast lane to distribute scientific valuable content and to widely spread awareness. Thank you very much for your great efforts and very professional strategy to run the campaign!

Dr. Henryk Frystacki, author of Einstein’s Ignorance of Dark Energy

Dr. Henryk Frystacki, author of Einstein’s Ignorance of Dark Energy, examines the origins of Dark Energy and Dark Matter that Albert Einstein ignored below the event horizons of length and time. Frystacki, a PhD of Technical University of Munich in Applied Physics & Engineering, is a retired Executive Vice-President Siemens AG and President and CEO Siemens Russia whose work focused on theoretical and practical research on the nature of dark energy and dark matter.

Epiphany: The Untold Epic Journey of the Magi

Wow. All I can say is…WOW. Smith is an outstanding partner, in every sense of the word. From Dan and Sandy to the entire Smith team– they delivered exceptional service. From the PR press releases you’d expect, to scheduling interviews and pitching PR ideas to me, they’ve gone above and beyond the call of duty for me and my book Epiphany. I recommend them to you without reservation. One last time: Wow!

Paul Harrington, author of Epiphany: The Untold Epic Journey of the Magi

Paul Harrington is the author of Epiphany, the story that brings to life the three Magi’s adventures on their spectacular journey to Bethlehem. Harrington is a graduate of Boston College with a BA in English Literature and an MA in English Literature from the University of Rochester, NY. After graduate studies, Harrington successfully pursued a career as a writer and creative director in advertising. His award-winning print and broadcast work has been seen around the world. In addition to many Fortune 500 businesses, Harrington has worked with The White House and the United States Olympic Committee.

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 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. I still haven’t figured out when my publicist 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.

Astrology of the 13 Signs of the Zodiac

I started looking for a company to promote my book Astrology of the 13 Signs of the Zodiac and I wanted to find the best in this field. Well I’m sure I did! Though I never thought the campaign would go in such an unpredictable way! My publicist helped me to reach radio stations and markets I could never manage to do on my own!

Vasilis Kanatas, author of Astrology of the 13 Signs of the Zodiac

Vasilis Kanatas was born in Amfissa, part of the Municipality of Delphi. He is a physicist and wrote his dissertation in Astronomy & Uranography entitled: “Concerning Constellations”.  He is an amateur astronomer and member of the Amateur Astronomy Association “Achyrostrata” (named for an ancient word for our galaxy used by local people), based in the Delphi Municipality. He speaks English, French, German and some Italian and currently works in computer programming, software and social networking.

 

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.

Thanks to the hard work of Sandy Smith and Smith Publicity and 110% dedication, my daughter Taylor’s legacy will live on and help other families and loved ones. I strongly recommend this company because they treat you like family.

John J. McCormack, leader for patient’s rights and “Taylor’s Law.”

McCormack is a Gulf War veteran and a husband, but most of all father. In 2000, he lost his baby daughter, Taylor. She died in the hospital because of medical errors. John devotes his life to fighting for changes—like Taylor’s Law—which made health care providers more accountable. Featured on cover of Parade Magazine.

Very Christmas

What was it like to work with Smith Publicity?

 

I have been asked that question many times. My answer always begins with a smile. Fellow writers and aspiring authors are hoping to hear this: “It was great. I just sat back, put my feet up, and watched sales spike, and then offers started to pour in!”

 

The truth is, the experience was great. Sales did spike and offers did begin to pour in. However, there was no sitting back. I worked hard. That was the deal. This is not a passive relationship. Encouragement, motivation, competition, and teamwork are universal tools used to enhance success. Smith Publicity understands these principles well.
Paired with a dedicated, experienced publicist you will develop a plan, define goals for your campaign, and set realistic expectations. During weekly calls with your publicist it’s time for show and tell. In every call, my publicist had lots to tell me.

 

My book was recommended in gift guides. My book was featured in multiple, relevant blogs. Then it was my turn. I booked a school visit. I placed my book in two more retail locations. There was synergy. We discussed what was working and what wasn’t. The calls kept us on course. Together, we exceeded the goals set for my book. There were radio interviews, countless appearances, sponsorships and more.

 

I learned so much from the team at Smith Publicity. The chance to work with them was both personally and professionally fulfilling. My publicist’s advice and guidance throughout the campaign was priceless. Her genuine enthusiasm and determination are qualities that are rare in our tired world of multi-taskers. In a short time, she succeeded gaining exposure for my book in ways I never thought possible. She encouraged me to write articles, take radio interviews and more. I have more bricks to build on. Promoting a book takes time. The time with Smith Publicity was time well spent.

Simone Mets, author of Very Christmas

Simone Mets has spent her life connecting with others, whether locally or abroad, and always has her eyes peeled for opportunities to give back. Her ingenuity has served her well in her professional life as an attorney and event producer, and shines throughout her first book, Very Christmas. She is a passionate volunteer, a mentor, and an active member of SCBWI. Mets lives in Princeton, New Jersey with her husband and two shorthaired ginger tabbies. Website: www.verychristmasbook.com

 

The Musician’s Guide to Brides: How to Make Money Playing Weddings

The staff at Smith Publicity did a great job, working diligently to place me into interviews and get exposure for both my book and my CDs. I’d gladly use their services again.

Anne Roos, author of The Musician’s Guide to Brides: How to Make Money Playing Weddings

Roos is considered at the top of her field as a Celtic harpist. She is a many-faceted performer who excels in concert, with her years of experience and a wide range of choices from her music list. She is in great demand for corporate and private events and continues to be a favorite to play for weddings and receptions.

401(k) Day Trading: The Art of Cashing in on a Shaky Market in Minutes a Day

My experience with Smith Publicity has been nothing short of extraordinary due to their hard work, dedication, and knowledge of what works in the media world. My publicist’s creative talent, combined with her financial background, provided the perfect perspective for cleverly introducing my book, 401(k) Day Trading. In just a short time, she parlayed my first book touting a novel, but provocative, approach to managing retirement savings into television, radio, and print interviews for a previously unknown author. By crafting a brilliant campaign drawing on Smith’s extensive contacts, she was able to please one normally tough customer by surpassing even my wildest expectations with the attention she brought to my book.

Rick Schmitt, author of 401(k) Day Trading: The Art of Cashing in on a Shaky Market in Minutes a Day

Richard Schmitt is an Adjunct Professor teaching retirement planning at the Edward S. Ageno School of Business at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Putting into practice his background as a numbers guy in a world looking for the means to retire, he developed 401(k) Day Trading as a better way for individuals to manage their retirement savings in an uncertain market. Lately his word has been spreading through features on Fox Business, ReutersTV, TheStreet, Business Talk Radio, KMA, and KCBS, among other media outlets.

Silver Ship Series

It’s a difficult decision for new authors to decide whether to employ a publicity firm. I chose to have Smith Publicity help me publicize my second and third books in The Silver Ships series. My publicist quickly identified the value of my science background and used that to gain me local and regional radio interviews and article submissions that culminated in national radio shows and posting of articles on imminent science websites, such as www.space.com and www.omnireboot.com. If you have the funds and you have a background that lends itself to your particular book subjects, I recommend you try Smith Publicity to help you gain readership.

Scott Jucha, author of Silver Ship Series

Scott Jucha has been enamored with fiction novels since the age of thirteen and long been a fan of great storytellers. He has lived in several countries overseas and in many of the US states, including Illinois, where he met his wife thirty-five years ago. His careers have spanned a variety of industries in the visual and scientific fields of photography, biology, film/video, software, and information technology (IT).

His first attempt at a novel, titled “The Lure,” was a crime drama centered on the modern-day surfacing of a 110-carat yellow diamond lost during the French Revolution. In 1980, in preparation for the book, Jucha spent two wonderful weeks researching the Brazilian people, their language, and the religious customs of Candomblé.

During the past thirty-four years, Scott has outlined dozens of novels, but a busy career limited his efforts to complete any of them. Recently, he has chosen to make writing my primary focus. His first novel, The Silver Ships, was released in February 2015. This first installment in a sci-fi trilogy was quickly followed by books two and three, “Libre” and “Méridien.” “Haraken,” the fourth book in the series, has continued the exploits of Alex Racine and company.

The Darkest Side of Saturn

Thanks Smith Publicity! I was astounded by the interview requests that came pouring in after my publicist composed and sent out the press release for my novel to all of her contacts: 15 radio, TV, print, and online press interviews stacked up over the course of the first month, and another five within a few weeks after that. My publicist kept me so busy doing interviews that sometimes it seemed I was working for her. They were all over the U.S., and Canada too: Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Vancouver, Denver, New Orleans, Victoria BC, Phoenix, Detroit, Anchorage, and on and on. There were also reviews, with more to come. Sometimes you just stumble accidentally into the best of circumstances, and that’s exactly what happened when I sent an offhand query to Smith Publicity. I couldn’t be happier with the results.

Tony Taylor, author of The Darkest Side of Saturn

Tony Taylor graduated from the United States Air Force Academy and earned an MS in physics from the University of Arizona. Taylor spent a long career navigating NASA spacecraft—including Voyager, Cassini, Mars Polar Lander, Galileo, and MESSENGER- to every planet in the solar system. His second book, The Darkest Side of Saturn, was inspired by watching images of the night side of Saturn from the Voyager spacecraft as they arrived for the first time at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he worked.

Rumble in Brooklyn

I was delighted to hire Smith Publicity and delighted by both the efforts they made on my behalf as well as their performance. You can’t go wrong by choosing Smith to represent you.

Joseph Trigoboff, author of Rumble in Brooklyn

Joseph Trigoboff grew up in East New York, Brooklyn. The Bone Orchard, his first crime novel, was listed by the New York Times as one of the best crime novels of the year; Barnes & Noble chose it for its Discover Great Writers program, and it was a selection of The Book of the Month Club. Joe lives with his wife and two children in New York City.

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

My experience working with Smith Publicity was an amazingly successful one.  Upon my request they sent me 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 me two weeks to fill out, 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.  They 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.

As an independent fiction author, I was at a loss when it came to publicity for my book. My Smith Publicity PR rep came to my rescue and helped me spread the word about my novels. I was very pleased with the local media coverage she generated through television and print along with her scheduling of a book signing. She also set up several online articles and interviews as well as procuring countless reviews for my book. After working with Smith, I am much more organized and feel I am pointed in the right direction for continuing forward with my book publicity. I have learned an invaluable lesson on marketing and I would highly recommend Smith Publicity.

Katherine Winfield

Katherine Winfield was born in Washington, DC and is a seventh generation Washingtonian, but currently resides on a farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where she raises countless animals. She has been writing for over thirty years. Katherine grew up in a large extended family, surrounded by artists, world-renowned musicians, and writers. She studied Psychology and English at the University of Maryland and has written numerous essays, poems and is working on her third novel.

When Europa Rode the Bull

Two weeks after my book was released, Smith Publicity not only had it in the Barnes & Noble distribution system, but got someone to read it. Because of that, Barnes & Noble made it a book club selection and the Philadelphia Inquirer agreed to review it. This was huge!

Barbara Berot, author of When Europa Rode the Bull

Barbara Berot, author of When Europa Rode the Bull, an erotic tale of betrayal and loss that spans two decades and traverses two continents, and Lies & Liberation: The Rape of Europa.

How to Win Every Interview

Very, very pleased with Smith Publicity’s efforts, and I will come back to them.

Raymond B. Bogardus, author of How to Win Every Interview

Bogardus received a B.S. from the University of Tennessee and completed graduate course work in aquatic ecology. Following graduate school, he led teams of biologists studying the effects of pollutants on the ecology of many of the major rivers, lakes and estuaries in the United States.

Volume One of The Reflecting Man

From my first contact with Sarah Miniaci at Smith Publicity all the way to the documentation I received at the end of our three week campaign, it has been a pleasure, a great leap forward, and a satisfying release of my work to the public. Smith Publicity attracted the type of response which I hoped for and I am very pleased. My publicist provided sound feedback, clear answers to my questions and, amazingly, usually did so within minutes—quite remarkable really and very impressive. For those who contemplate taking the same leap of faith into this brave new Indie world, I urge you to consider the services of promotion professionals. I found mine at Smith Publicity and I’m very glad I did!

David Boyd, author of Volume One of The Reflecting Man

Boyd is an award-winning Canadian author and former educator at Appleby College in Oakville, Ontario, where he was awarded the Prime Minister of Canada’s Excellence in Teaching Award for his work in the development of e-courses for creative writing.

Boyd has published more than 25 books for children, young adults, and adults under the pseudonyms David Boyd and David Collins. The second book in his critically acclaimed trilogy for young adults, Bottom Drawer, was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Text.

The Reflecting Man: Volume One (2013) is available via all major retailers in both paperback and e-book formats; Volume Two is slated for release in 2015.

Price of Justice

I contracted with Smith Publicity for a press release. To state that my publicist did a good job on my press release is a gross understatement. She crafted an exceptionally well-written press release that exceeded my expectations immensely, was easy to work with and extremely helpful.

Alan Brenham, author of Price of Justice

Brenham attended Baylor Law School and practiced law as a prosecutor and, later, as a criminal defense attorney. After leaving private practice, Brenham worked as an Assistant General Counsel for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Brenham is now retired from the State of Texas. Price of Justice is his first novel.

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 we talked, it was obvious that we had a connection and that Smith 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 plan to do it again.  Because Smith got the momentum started, the phone continues to ring for interviews.

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).

 

True Crime in the Civil War: Cases of Murder, Treason, Counterfeiting, Massacre, Plunder & Abuse

Not only does Smith Publicity mix quality and integrity into all of their services, but they also add a third element rarely found in any service industry:  character. The Smith Publicity client isn’t just another nameless entity moving down a conveyor belt at a mass-market operation. They get to know their clients in order to better market their books. The result is nothing short of spectacular. In a six-week start-up campaign, this winning formula produced tangible results that exceeded my loftiest expectations:  reviews in large, target-markets; radio interview spots with national media outlets; a front-page feature story in a major newspaper; the sale of one bylined article and widespread distribution of another. And these are just the highlights. Such results in so short a time period are remarkable, particularly when considering the lengthy lead-time most major media need to review and comment on books.  Whether you’re a first-time author with no platform or an established writer with a following, Smith Publicity will find the right way to introduce your project, and you, to the world.

Tobin T. Buhk, author of True Crime in the Civil War: Cases of Murder, Treason, Counterfeiting, Massacre, Plunder & Abuse

Tobin T. Buhk is a middle school English teacher with Master’s Degrees in English and Educational Leadership. He is the author of True Crime in the Civil WarTrue Crime MichiganThe State’s Most Notorious Criminal Cases and co-author of Cause of Death and its sequel, Skeletons in the Closet with medical examiner Stephen D. Cohle, MD. He spent a year with Dr. Cohle studying the methods forensics professionals use to determine cause of death.

 

The Philosophical Investor: Transforming Wisdom into Wealth

Although I was a first time author when I began working with Smith Publicity, I was clear about the target audience I wanted to reach. My publicist took the time to thoroughly understand my objectives and how best to position the book with her media contacts and those I suggested to her as well. She put in great effort on my behalf and kept me well informed. I am very pleased with the results that were achieved and would recommend Smith Publicity to other authors.

 

 

 

Gary Carmell, author of The Philosophical Investor: Transforming Wisdom into Wealth

Gary Carmell is a real estate investment management firm based in California and Texas, and founded in 1969. He specializes in the acquisition, development, and management of apartment communities throughout the United States, where his company owns and operates more than twenty thousand units with a value of over $3 billion. A Chartered Financial Analyst, Mr. Carmell received his B.A. from the University of California Los Angeles in political science and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.

Cure Your Democracy: The Infection, Spread and Treatment of Contagious Opinions/The Gelwick Faxes

I came to Smith after being disappointed with results from an Internet focused publicity agency. Within the first week my publicist had me scheduled to be interviewed on radio stations across the country and an article written by me circulated on news websites including the Huffington Post. This kind of publicity is only what we writers dream about.

My publicist was in constant contact with me and followed up every week with reports of her efforts. The result is the publicity Smith has obtained for my book has been a terrific success! I highly recommend them to anyone seeking quality exposure for their book.

John Cooker, author of Cure Your Democracy: The Infection, Spread and Treatment of Contagious Opinions/The Gelwick Faxes

Cooker claims to have graduated from Harvard Online (not affiliated with Harvard University) with a certificate of MRI (Medical Research Interpreter) a growing field in high demand (according to the matchbook cover advertisement) that’s too new to be recognized for degree accreditation.

Beauty in the Age of Sleaze

Tremendous exposure in a short period of time. The day after I signed with Smith Publicity I was booked for my first radio interview and the bookings were nearly non-stop from that point on. Nice folks to work with.

Xavier Cronin, author of Beauty in the Age of Sleaze

A perspective of a Baby-boomer father-of-two disgusted with sleazy pop culture and its influence on children goes on a search for beauty in every-day life. Cronin is also the author of Grave Exodus: Tending to Our Dead in the 21st Century, (Barricade Books, 1996), a look at America’s “Death” industry. He is currently a commodity news editor in New York. He holds a B.A. in English from the University of New Hampshire.

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. 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.

Starley's Rust

Working with Smith Publicity has been a rewarding and educational experience from day one! As an author, it’s great to genuinely feel like you have professional partners who are going out to bat for you every day, with your long-term success as the goal that guides their strategies and activities.

JB Dutton, author of Starley's Rust

JB Dutton, author of the Starley’s Rust, The Embodied trilogy book 2. After graduating from film school in London, England, JB emigrated to Montreal, where he still lives with his two young children and their even younger goldfish. He spent over a decade as a music TV director before moving into the advertising industry as an award-winning copywriter for clients such as Cirque du Soleil. JB has written novels, short stories, blogs, screenplays and a stage play, and is the author of trilogy of Young Adult novels.

The Ethics of the Faith

I was pleased with the service I received from Smith Publicity. I received many good leads and in just a few weeks did six radio interviews. These were not only good learning experiences but also gave my book some good exposure.

Ean W. Burchell, author of The Ethics of the Faith

Ean W. Burchell has a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and History, a Bachelor of Education, and a Master’s Degree in History and Secondary Education. He taught History and English in Junior High and High School of the Catholic Archdiocese of New York. He taught History and Economics in Saudi Arabia for two years and travelled the region – Egypt, Israel & Palestine, Jordan, and Turkey. After two years in the Middle East, he spent the next fourteen years in Asia. During Burchell’s time in Asia, he continued to pursue his own education through countless workshops and ceaseless reading, particularly on historical, political, and cultural themes.

All the Wrong Places

My experience with Smith Publicity is not what I thought it would be. I thought I would engage in a 6 week, maybe a three month campaign. What it turned out to be was a May through December publicity campaign that wouldn’t quit, landing me media coverage including Fox News and The 700 Club. My publicist came up with brilliant angles that consistently caught media attention.  Her weekly reports kept me apprised of the campaign progress, but more so, she made herself available for weekly, sometimes daily, phone calls. She handled my work with great care. My book got into the hands of countless producers, editors and hosts. I was able to share my story in regional, national and global markets. I could not have asked for a better experience. Thank you!

Rebecca Fisher, author of All the Wrong Places

Following the author’s real life experiences living in a mortuary in Northern California and raising her young daughter on her own, All the Wrong Places is a semi-autobiographical story of a single-mother and her journey to self-discovery, independence and a true understanding of love.

A Contented Mind: Love, hope and the complicated mess of redefining one’s life

Everyone at Smith Publicity were a pleasure to work with. I would have no hesitation in working with them again.

Samantha Hoffman, author of A Contented Mind: Love, hope and the complicated mess of redefining one’s life

Samantha is living her dream of pursuing writing as a career. She has written numerous columns on health and spirituality for a local paper. A Contented Mind, which encourages women to do what is right within themselves, is her first novel.

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 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.  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.

Research on MAIN STREET: Using the Web to Find Local Business and Market Information

Having worked in the book publishing industry for some time, I must confess that I am truly impressed with the team at Smith Publicity. What I like about them is they listen to my author’s needs; take the time to know the material and write excellent pitches that get results. Whenever I have a book that needs that extra TLC in publicity, I reach out to Dan’s team of pros and let them work their magic. These guys are the real deal and they never disappoint!

Rob Colding Information Today, Inc./ Plexus Publishing, author of Research on MAIN STREET: Using the Web to Find Local Business and Market Information

Info Today/Plexus Publishing is the publisher of Information Today, as well as other periodicals, books, directories, and online products; and is the organizer of Computers in Libraries, Streaming Media, Enterprise Search Summit, and other prestigious conferences and exhibitions for the library, information & knowledge management communities. projects Smith Publicity promoted:

Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City by Nelson Johnson (The book upon which the HBO series is based)

Web of Conspiracy: A Guide to Conspiracy Theory Sites on the Internet by James F. Broderick & Darren W. Miller

Dancing With Digital Natives: Staying in Step With the Generation That’s Transforming the Way Business Is Done by Michelle Manafy

Research on Main Street: Using the Web to Find Local Business and Market Information by Marcy Phelps

The Mobile Marketing Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dynamic Mobile Marketing Campaigns by Kim Dushinski

Point, Click, and Save: Mashup Mom’s Guide to Saving and Making Money Online By Rachel Singer Gordon

Trenton: A Novel by John P. Calu & David A. Hart

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 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

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.

WARNING SIGNS: How to Protect Your Kids from Becoming Victims or Perpetrators of Violence and Aggression

We feel incredibly fortunate to have had Smith Publicity run our first publicity campaign for our book, WARNING SIGNS: How to Protect Your Kids from Becoming Victims or Perpetrators of Violence and Aggression. Tenacious, creative, and skilled, our publicist was very responsive and kind as she garnered dozens of opportunities for us to write magazine and newspaper articles, and to be interviewed on radio and television. We highly recommend the Smith Publicity team to authors desiring great results with a personal touch!

Laurie Berdahl and Brian D. Johnson, author of WARNING SIGNS: How to Protect Your Kids from Becoming Victims or Perpetrators of Violence and Aggression

Laurie Berdahl, MD is an Ob-gyn physician, parenting and adolescent wellness author, speaker.
 
Brian D. Johnson, PhD is a University of Northern Colorado professor, licensed child and adolescent psychologist.
Happy Utopia Day, Joe McCarthy

Smith Publicity was great. From my initial contact and hearing about Smith Publicity, I could tell they were made up of a dedicated, professional team. After many months of working with my publicist, my initial impression was absolutely correct. She secured many radio interviews, blog reviews, and placed an op-ed piece that I wrote. Her attention to detail and calm demeanor helped sooth my nerves during the sometimes stressful process of being in the public’s eye. In short, my experience at Smith Publicity exceeded my expectations and I would definitely use them again.

J. T. Lundy, author of Happy Utopia Day, Joe McCarthy

J.T. Lundy lives in Naperville, Illinois, where he writes novels and screenplays, and attempts to help his wife manage the chaos from raising three growing boys. He likes to read, write, travel, and eat good food. A graduate of Indiana University, he also holds an MFA from Spalding University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

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.

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 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, 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.

Selling to the C-Suite: What Every Executive Wants You to Know About Successfully Selling to the Top

Smith Publicity knows this game. Within the first six months, I’ve been on national radio, primetime TV, and been written up in ForbesUSA Today, and the leading journals. Sales of my book Selling to the C-Suite spiked when Smith’s campaign started, keeping it in Amazon’s top five in-category and driving it off shelves to a second printing. If I were a recording artist, this is the same as ‘going Silver,’ with Platinum in my sights! It’s difficult to quantify the value, but when I consider the new accounts my consulting business signed this year, I’m confident ‘The Smith Effect’ was a factor in nearly half a million dollars of new business. That’s a stellar ROI in anyone’s language.

Nic Read, author of Selling to the C-Suite: What Every Executive Wants You to Know About Successfully Selling to the Top

Read was born in the United Kingdom and raised in Australia. He is currently president of SalesLabs Inc., which helps companies drive predictable and repeatable revenue growth through the application of improved process, measurement, and skills. Read splits his time between North America, Asia, and Europe.

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

Working with Smith was a productive experience, and they were always responsive and communicated well. Book publicity is not overnight magic, but Smith has the primary characteristics to look for in an agency:  tenacity, creativity, honesty, and aggressiveness. 

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 TimesPublic 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.

Debridement

It was a great pleasure working with Smith Publicity. They are exactly as they say. My publicist was most pleasant and helpful, working closely to promote my novel and giving me great ideas. They put me in touch with many resources such as radio stations and magazines, and secured a number of reviews.

Sean Dow, author of Debridement

Sean Dow is a pulmonologist and critical care physician who attended Kansas State University and the University of Kansas School of Medicine, where he also did his residency. He resides in Henderson, NV and practices at St. Rose Siena and St. Rose San Martin Hospitals in Nevada. Debridement is his first novel.

The Liberal Mind, The Psychological Causes of Political Madness

Smith Publicity did an outstanding job of publicizing my book. Within three months of beginning work with them I appeared on prominent radio talk shows and national TV, my book created a ‘buzz’ in the political world, and my book sales increased so dramatically that I had to order a hurry-up second printing. Dan Smith and his associates are true professionals: skilled, committed, understanding and accessible. I recommend Smith without reservation to anyone seeking to ‘get out the message’ and increase book sales.

Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr., MD, author of The Liberal Mind, The Psychological Causes of Political Madness

Dr. Rossiter received his medical and psychiatric training at the University of Chicago and served for two years as a psychiatrist in the United States Army. He is board certified in both general and forensic psychiatry. For more than forty years he has diagnosed and treated mental disorders, with a special interest in personality pathology and its developmental origins. He has been retained by numerous public offices, courts and private attorneys as a forensic psychiatrist and has consulted in more than 2,700 civil and criminal cases in both state and federal jurisdictions. Dr. Rossiter has lectured to various groups on subjects ranging from psychotherapy to the prevention of suicide. He is currently in private practice in the Chicago area.

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 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.

 

Fun For The Crippled In Paris And Other Stories

I want to thank you for the great help I got from your organization Smith Publicity. You are very professional. My publicist was a person of extraordinary capability and charm. For me it was quite a grand experience.

Carlo F. Scarafiotti, author of Fun For The Crippled In Paris And Other Stories

Carlo Federico Scarafiotti, now retired, worked for many years supervising industrial plant construction in developing countries. He attended Classic Superior School and Polytechnic Engineering University in Torino, Italy and the Senior Management Program at Harvard University.

Rock & Roll Alphabet

I can’t thank Smith Publicity enough for orchestrating such a remarkable publicity campaign for my book. From our very first conversation, it was evident that my publicist understood my goals and intentions when creating The Rock & Roll Alphabet, and the campaign that she developed was clearly designed to reach media outlets that would best support these objectives. Her well-crafted press and interview releases yielded media coverage on radio, in national print and online publications, and in many local magazines and independent blogs. I truly appreciate the professionalism and expertise that Smith demonstrated in introducing this unique book to the public and I look forward to future campaigns and partnerships further on up the road.

Jeff Schwartz, author of Rock & Roll Alphabet

This kid-friendly rock and roll retrospective, features 30 photos from renowned rock photographer, Chuck Boyd. Passionate about music from an early age, Jeffrey Schwartz played piano, guitar, and sang throughout his childhood. While attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jeff studied Black Music History with renowned jazz bassist Richard Davis, played in a few short-lived bands, and managed a live music venue for several years. Jeff works as a music historian and director for The Chuck Boyd Photo Collection.

1536 Free Waters and Other Blackjack Endeavors—Finding Profit and Humor in Card-Counting

Smith Publicity provided exposure for my self-published book that was comparable to any traditionally published work. When my publicist persuaded the Huffington Post to publish an article of mine, hits on my website increased exponentially. Her dedication and enthusiasm were outstanding—information regarding the book reached audiences that I never imagined. Thanks for the wild ride!

Glen Wiggy, author of 1536 Free Waters and Other Blackjack Endeavors—Finding Profit and Humor in Card-Counting

Glen Wiggy graduated from the United States Air Force Academy—Class of ‘88, first class with refrigerators—and spent a 20-year career as an Air Force Officer. While on active-duty, he served as a Security Police Shift Commander, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, and Scientific Analyst. In June 2008, Glen retired from the Air Force and worked as a Department of Defense contractor at Task Force 134, Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq, performing research and analyses in support of Detainee Operations. In June 2009, he settled in the Colorado Springs area and currently works as a government civilian at United States Northern Command. He is also an online Statistics instructor with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Glen is married with two children and three grandchildren. Besides card-counting at blackjack, his hobbies include golf and snow-skiing. He has a BS in Mathematics from the Air Force Academy, an MBA from Boston University, and an MS in Mathematics from the University of Arizona.

In today’s saturated marketplace, getting noticed is everything. How do you build awareness for a blog devoted to edgy literary criticism and unorthodox political commentary in an age of tabloid headlines? Through a media mix of newspapers, magazines, journals, and Internet connectivity, Smith Publicity developed national exposure for www.literarygulag.com. Dedication and passion yielded ‘eyeballs.’ In one month alone, the site had over 11,700 ‘hits,’ a major accomplishment given its intellectual content. I am grateful!

Dr. Diana E. Sheets

Dr. Sheets studied European History at the University of Colorado. She served as Director of the Women’s Center at Princeton University and took graduate courses there before getting her Ph.D. in European History with a minor in Literature and Politics from Columbia University. Sheets left academia for a corporate sales management position in the metropolitan New York region. After her stint in corporate America, she decided to write full time and took a position as a Research Scholar in the English and History Departments at the University of Illinois. Dr. Sheets has written two novels, The Cusp of Dreams and American Suite. She currently resides in Champaign, IL where she writes her own literary and political blog.

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 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.

 

Getting Over Not Getting In: A College Rejection Guide

My campaign with Smith Publicity was a true partnership. I felt that my publicist believed in my book and had my best interests at heart. She was timely, responsible, incorporated my edits on the press releases and answered all of my questions. The response to the campaign was great, and I made a number of valuable contacts. As a self published author, I needed a professional like my publicist to get the exposure I was unable to obtain on my own. I am very grateful to Smith Publicity for an educational and enriching experience.

Allison Singh, author of Getting Over Not Getting In: A College Rejection Guide

In Getting Over Not Getting In, Singh makes students aware of the realities behind the college admissions selection process so that they can keep a healthy perspective and move on when the rejection letter arrives. Singh is a former rejected college applicant, writer, and lawyer with a BA from Dartmouth and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

 

Mighty Spice: Fast, Fresh and Vibrant Dishes Using No More Than 5 Spices for Each Recipe (Duncan Baird Publishers)

Smith Publicity had a very limited time to launch my book, Mighty Spice Cookbook, and arrange a book 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 (Duncan Baird Publishers)

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.

Paradigms Lost: The Life and Deaths of the Printed Word Paradigms Lost

Smith Publicity won all sorts of newspaper and radio exposure for my book, helping me far exceed what both me and my small publisher could have done on our own. In those and many other ways, working with Smith Publicity earned a great return on an important investment. I’m absolutely sure the book would not have been successful without them.

William J. Sonn, author of Paradigms Lost: The Life and Deaths of the Printed Word Paradigms Lost

Sonn’s book traces the history of the accidents, inventions, forces, eccentrics, and geniuses that accelerated information in the past, examines what happened each time they succeeded, and provides some background for what, if the past is any guide, may be coming. Sonn is a writer (Outside, Chicago, and The Progressive) and senior publishing and marketing executive.

 

The Floater

I want to express how happy I am with the results you have gotten. I realized it all rested on the reaction media had to my book, and that was highly dependent on their personal tastes, genre preferences, and ultimately the quality of my writing—all factors not within Smith’s control, and only partially within mine.

 

I consider the money well spent. I simply did not have the means to locate—much less grab the attention of—such a varied and widespread swath of media. That is precisely why I called in the professionals, and you performed right on cue.

Sheryl Sorrentino, author of The Floater

Sheryl Sorrentino (a pseudonym) is the author of Later With Myself: The Misadventures of Millie Moskowitz and An Unexpected Exile. In addition to her writing career, Sorrentino is a full-time lawyer and self-proclaimed misfit within the legal profession.

Conservation, Eugenics and the Legacy of Madison Grant

Thank you for all of your hard work—very thorough and comprehensive. You did a great job, and we really appreciate it!

Dr. Jonathan Spiro, author of Conservation, Eugenics and the Legacy of Madison Grant

Scholars have labeled Madison Grant everything from the “nation’s most influential racist” to the “greatest conservationist that ever lived.” Dr. Spiro, is a professor of history at Castleton State College in Vermont.

ObamaCare Survival Guide: The Affordable Care Act and What it Means for You and Your Healthcare

My Smith Publicity publicist was a tremendous resource and a key driver in the successful marketing of my book. She landed solid placement in local, regional, and national media, giving us terrific reach and exposure. My book hit No. 21 on Amazon’s Top 100 Best-Selling Books, and topped out at the No. 1 spot in three sub-categories.

 

My publicist provided constant updates on her efforts and she also made a personal effort to be sure everyone was aware of the strategies she was executing. Overall, I also must say she was a dream to work with. Any author would be lucky to have Smith Publicity in their corner.

Nicholas J. Tate, author of ObamaCare Survival Guide: The Affordable Care Act and What it Means for You and Your Healthcare

Tate is an award-winning journalist and editor who has written extensively about health and consumer affairs issues. After a fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health, he authored The Sick Building Syndrome. His work has also appeared in the Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Boston Herald, and other publications.

ACTING LIONS: Unleash Your Craft In Today’s Lightning Fast World of Film, Television and Theatre

Joining forces with Smith Publicity was the best thing that could have happened to me and my book. I initially signed up for their six week program. I was assigned wonderful publicist to head up our campaign. I was cautioned that it takes time for the initial press releases to generate responses. My publicist immediately captured my book and my voice and within weeks her press releases had me doing radio and television interviews all over the United States and Canada, and as far away as Perth Australia.

 

The response to these took on a snowball effect, continually growing in ways I never could have imagined. The result of these interviews was not only an increased awareness for my book Acting Lions, but also increased traffic on my websites. Both websites now come up at or near the top of relevant searches, which has not only increased book sales, but cause my studio to continually flourish and grow. I am now being called upon to give expert commentary. This new direction in my career would near have been possible without the expert advice and collaboration with my creative team at Smith Publicity.

Penny Templeton, author of ACTING LIONS: Unleash Your Craft In Today’s Lightning Fast World of Film, Television and Theatre

Penny Templeton has been featured in many national articles about acting.  Her “Advanced On-Camera Class” was chosen to be part of the MFA program at Columbia University. She is one of the 50 top acting teachers chosen for Ronald Rand’s acclaimed Acting Teachers of America, and Glenn Alterman’s book, Promoting Your Acting Career.

 

When I first met with Dan Smith and his staff, I knew without doubt it was their compassion for my project and dedication to my cause that made them the PR Company I was blessed to have found. What their staff did and the work ethics they showed were far more than I realized, until I witnessed it first hand, as a client.  I know I could not find a better team. Thank you Smith Publicity, Dan and your team.

Bill Thiel, founder of Maureen’s Mission

Thiel is trying to get the support of other state breast coalitions along with local, state and federal legislators to pass a bill to protect all women in this country to ensure an early correct diagnosis.

The Silver Mist

What can I say? From the start—to way, way beyond completion—of the media campaign for The Silver Mist, Smith Publicity treated myself and my novel as though they had no other client. I felt totally valued, as though the focus of the whole company had been turned toward my campaign and my needs alone. Given the amazing results that accrued—it was a privileged place to be. I look forward to working with Smith Publicity again, and soon, in the future.

Martin Treanor, author of The Silver Mist

Treanor’s award-winning writing has been published in Zahir Speculative Fiction, The Spinetingler Anthology in the UK/Ireland, along with numerous other international publications and collections. He also contributed to Stoker Award winner and New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry’s They Bite.

Hypocrites and Half-Wits

Smith Publicity generated more stories and interviews for our book than we could have hoped for. They were pros throughout the process and I would hire them again for our next book.

Jim Tusty and Dr. Donald J. Boudreaux,, author of Hypocrites and Half-Wits

Boudreaux is a professor of economics and former chair of the Department of Economics at George Mason University. A regular columnist for The Wall Street Journal, Dr. Boudreaux also writes about the events of the day at his popular blog Café Hayek and submits more than 400 letters to editors, journalists and producers at major American media annually, disputing misreporting and intellectual dishonest. A collection of these letters is available in his new book Hypocrites and Half-Wits.

Smith Publicity is simply an outstanding promotional firm. The best I’ve ever used.

Dr. Arnold Nerenberg, America’s Leading Authority on Road Rage and Aggressive Driving.

Dr. Nerenberg’s name is synonymous with expertise on the modern problem of aggressive driving.  Credited with popularizing the term “Road Rage,” he has testified before the U.S. Congress, been featured in People magazine, appeared on numerous national TV and radio programs, testifies in criminal trials and lectures worldwide.

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.

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

Smith Publicity 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.

Where Hope Lives

What can I say? From the start—to way, way beyond completion—of the media campaign for The Silver Mist, Smith Publicity treated myself and my novel as though they had no other client. I felt totally valued, as though the focus of the whole company had been turned toward my campaign and my needs alone. Given the amazing results that accrued—it was a privileged place to be. I look forward to working with Smith Publicity again, and soon, in the future.

Ali Warren, author of Where Hope Lives

A memoir of a young woman’s entry into the adrenaline-fueled world of firefighting, this true story chronicles the firestorm of opposition to her gender and competence, as well as the intense struggles she endures towards achieving her ultimate victory. Warren began firefighting at the age of 16 and has since earned an associate degree in fire science.

How: Identifying and Overcoming Blocks to Concentration, Self-Esteem and School Success with Vision Therapy

As a first time author, I found myself in an arena in which I had little to no experience. I knew that I needed PR help, but how do you decide which company is right for you? I interviewed several companies, some referred from colleagues and some from my own research. As I sifted through numerous phone calls and emails it became clear that Smith was right for me. What I looked for was a company that was responsive to me, my book and the message I wanted to get out to the media. At every turn Smith responded, securing over 30 radio interviews, blogs and articles including Parade magazine. I now have patients calling my office because they love my book and the message it presents.  I look forward to my evolution as an author with Smith by my side. Thank you Smith Publicity, great job!

Joel H. Warshowsky O.D., F.A.A.O., F.C.O.V.D., author of How: Identifying and Overcoming Blocks to Concentration, Self-Esteem and School Success with Vision Therapy

Joel H. Warshowsky is a behavioral and developmental Optometrist. He is Associate Clinical Professor and founding Chief of Pediatrics at SUNY State College of Optometry, where he has taught for over 35 years. He served as Optometric Consultant to numerous schools for child development throughout New York and New Jersey. Dr. Warshowsky has lectured internationally and is published widely in the field of optometry, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and College of Optometrists in Vision Development. He maintains two pediatric practices in New York and New Jersey.

One Voice Raised: A Triumph Over Rape

It is said that everyone has at least one book in them. Having written mine and not knowing how to get the word out, I hired Smith Publicity for help. My campaign manager was able to get me and my book exposure I could not have garnered on my own. Thanks so much for a job well done!

Jennifer Wheatley-Wolf, author of One Voice Raised: A Triumph Over Rape

No matter where life takes me, I seem to always have a camera in hand. I am an artist who loves to work in fabric, machine embroidery, photography and occasionally words. Inspired by color, texture and the unexpected discoveries in the world around me, I hope to bring my vision of the world to life through my art.

 

Conversations With Tom: An Adventure In After Death Communication

Smith Publicity is a dynamic, high-energy agency. In three weeks they managed to promote my book to the media with amazing results, and their never-ending list of plans is constantly in motion. Their timely responses to my questions and concerns have made it a pleasure to work with them. I recommend them highly!

Walda Woods, author of Conversations With Tom: An Adventure In After Death Communication

Conversations With Tom: An Adventure In After Death Communication, an adventure in after-death communication featuring dictated dialogue from the author’s husband, Tom, it was written to help heal those in grief and to educate mankind about death, dying and the afterlife.

Smith Publicity looked at possibilities for me that I would not otherwise have considered and did the utmost to secure features and interviews for me. My publicist was extremely enthusiastic and hugely supportive. I couldn’t have enjoyed working with anyone more and as soon as I get the next book ready, I shall be contacting you all at Smith Publicity to ask for your help again. You have come up with some splendid results and have always been available and helpful. I couldn’t have asked for more.

Carol E Wyer, author of Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines/Surfing in Stilettos

A graduate of the University of Keele in Staffordshire UK, Carol Wyer is a former ESL educator, linguist and physical therapist.  She is fluent in English, French and German and Italian, Japanese and Arabic fluencies aren’t too foreign to her either.  The launch of her new book, Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines, solidified Wyer as a well-known and respected blogger.  A media darling, Wyer has been featured by BBC Radio, French Newsletter FIFI82,  Woman’s Own magazine, Birmingham Mail, Lichfield Chronicle, Yours Magazine, Choice magazine, and Sixty Plus Surfers website, just to name a few.

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.

Bare Feet, Iron Will ~ Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam's Battlefield

Smith Publicity proved invaluable in designing a packaging profile that resulted in a much broader media appeal. The success of that effort was reflected by the numerous radio, television and magazine interviews (both locally and nationally) that were generated. Throughout the effort, I remained impressed by their professionalism, their weekly reports detailing specific progress made and their meticulous attention to detail. As committed as I was to running my own marketing race, after engaging Smith Publicity I found they set an even faster pace!

Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, author of Bare Feet, Iron Will ~ Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam's Battlefield

Zumwalt is a retired Marine infantry officer who served in the Vietnam war, and the 1989 intervention into Panama and Desert Storm. An internationally acclaimed best-selling author, speaker and business executive, he also currently heads a security consulting firm named after his father—Admiral Zumwalt & Consultants, Inc.

A White Room

I had a horrible experience with a previous book publicity company that had terrible customer service. So when I found Smith Publicity, I was suspicious and ready to give up, but they worked with me on every level I needed.

 

First, they found a package that fit my needs and my budget. Further, they thoughtfully responded to multiple emails full of questions and concerns, and they scheduled not one, or two, but three one-hour long phone conversations, so I could ask question after question, which they answered. Plus, it was a pleasure to speak with their staff. I felt comfortable and safe.

 

I couldn’t believe the results. Within the first three weeks, I landed a radio interview, a request to write a magazine article, a request from Publisher’s Weekly, and I had nearly 100 eBook downloads.

 

When my campaign ended, they didn’t just kick me out the door either. They gave me a variety of lessons and tools to make sure I could continue publicizing my book on my own, and they continue to notify me of media responses and answer questions even though my campaign has ended.

Stephanie Carroll, author of A White Room

As a reporter and community editor, Stephanie Carroll earned first place awards from the National Newspaper Association and from the Nevada Press Association. Stephanie has degrees in history and social science and graduated summa cum laude from California State University, Fresno. She also writes the The Unhinged Historian and the Unhinged & Empowered Navy Wives blogs.

Murder in Stilettos

From the beginning, I knew I was in excellent hands with Smith Publicity. My publicist understood what I was looking for in a publicist.  She and her team grasped myriad ways in which I could be marketed and proceeded to do so.

 

Using their considerable public relations experience and first rate media contacts along with their professionalism, they crafted an excellent marketing strategy.  She was thorough, well organized, and highly responsive.  I highly recommend  Smith Publicity to any author looking for a qualified publicity agency to promote his/her book.  I would not hesitate to use Smith Publicity again. It was a pleasure working with  and Smith Publicity.  Thanks for all your efforts!

Barbara Bryant, author of Murder in Stilettos

Barbara Bryant wrote, produced and hosted a local television show in Louisville, KY, The Barbara Bryant Show – All About You, a show designed for women and “smart men.” Previously, she has written a column for Today’s Woman, a magazine for women published in Louisville, Kentucky, and articles for local newspapers covering etiquette, protocol, and relationship issues. Murder in Stilettos, Bryant’s first novel, weaves together murder, high fashion, and scandal in one gripping women’s interest thriller.

Jinnrise

What impressed me the most about Smith Publicity’s team was their effort in preparing me for what the PR process entailed.  Their attention to detail not only garnered press coverage, but also gave me the requisite tools to take advantage of future media opportunities.

 

Sohaib Awan, founder of Jabal Entertainment, author of Jinnrise

Having already successfully established his radio program, Fictional Frontiers, as one of the international leaders in sci-fi genre discourse, Sohaib Awan launched Jabal Entertainment in February 2012. Mandated to bring together the biggest, brightest and freshest talents from the East and West, Jinnrise – the crown jewel in Sohaib’s already-illustrious career – embraces the connective power of today’s technologies to bring a truly visionary, diversity-embracing model of storytelling to audiences worldwide.

One Woman in a Hundred

I am so grateful I decided to use Smith Publicity to bring attention to my book. I could not have done it myself. An author can work for years perfecting the contents of a book, but it can vanish almost without a trace once it gets on the market unless it gets noticed, and getting it noticed is a whole other enterprise, one that takes special knowledge and tools. Thank heavens Smith Publicity, and especially the publicist who worked with me, and knew all the right steps to take to launch my bookOne Woman in a Hundred, successfully and get it the attention it needs to survive and hopefully thrive in today’s competitive book world.

Mary Sue Welsh, author of One Woman in a Hundred

In One Woman in a Hundred (University of Illinois Press, 2013), Mary Sue Welsh chronicles the life of Edna Phillips (1907–2003), principal harpist for the Philadelphia Orchestra and the first woman to hold a principal position in any major American orchestra. Welsh is a former executive director of the Bach Festival of Philadelphia, where she worked closely with Edna Phillips, the chair of the festival’s board of directors. Welsh has written for the American Harp Journal, the World Harp Review, and Philadelphia Music Makers and has served on the Chestnut Hill Committee for the Philadelphia Orchestra and the board of directors of the Germantown Branch of Settlement Music School.

Ice Cream in the Cupboard: A True Story of Early Onset Alzheimer's

Signing on with Smith Publicity was the single most important event since the publishing of my book. Sales of the book increased thanks to a dynamic Smith publicist. She was able to get the book reviewed in The Huffington Post newsletter as well an appearance on Huff-Post Live, all on the same day! I also expanded my business with Smith Publicity by entering their international publicity program.

Pat Moffett, author of Ice Cream in the Cupboard: A True Story of Early Onset Alzheimer's

Pat Moffett has been an Internal Logistics Executive for 40 years. As a world-renowned, award-winning executive, he was named Long Island’s International Executive of the Year for Long Island (1998), among the Top 20 Logistics Executives in the country (2002), and Man of the Year, Columbia Association of US Customs and Border Protection (2012). A highly decorated Vietnam War Veteran, Moffett is also author of the critically acclaimed book Fortunate Soldier.

The Making of a Psychologist

I am extremely pleased with Smith Publicity. The entire team was professional at all times and did everything they said they were going to do. My point person was phenomenal. She provided me with minute-to-minute updates and to my surprise, before I knew it, I was getting requests for interviews with Fox News, NBC, and other networks.

 

My friends and I were amazed that things were happening so fast. I felt as if I was dreaming because each day was full of excitement and I never knew what ‘s coming next. My publicist always had my best interest at heart. I am so happy I contacted Smith Publicity.

Dr. Earl Bracy, author of The Making of a Psychologist

Dr. Earl Bracy is a practicing clinical psychologist in Milwaukee, and author of Too Young to Die: Inner-City Adolescent Homicides and The Making of a Psychologist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and his masters and doctorate in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Prior to entering private practice psychology, Dr. Bracy trained and served as a U.S. Army combat medic and surgical technician stationed in Germany during the Vietnam war, and worked as a cardiovascular perfusionist for 17 years.

View from My Window

I would like to express thanks to Smith Publicity for handling the launch of my first book.  No doubt interest from the media came as much from the fabulous press release my publicist prepared!  She opened doors I could never have approached alone.  Within weeks, she had arranged appearances on local television shows and a book signing, and online reviews started popping up everywhere.  I know that Smith is behind me one hundred percent.

Sylvia Forrest, author of View from My Window

Sylvia Forrest holds a BA in Philosophy from Wesleyan University and a MBA from Emory University. In A View from My Window, readers get an insight into the intimate world of Forrest’s life through a unique collection of stories about women of all ages, from all over the country. The book is divided into three sections: Womanhood, Motherhood, and Grandmothers. The subjects covered in the book are diverse and ‘real,’ from college roommate struggles, jealousy at work, and cheating neighbors, to mothers’ undying love for their children’s welfare and a grandmother’s words of wisdom.

What Color is Your Money? Your Personalized Roadmap to Business Success

As a first time author, I struggled to navigate this new arena of writing and publishing. I seemed to get everything but the publicity part. Well, the confusion ended when I met the excellent team at Smith Publicity. I never thought it was possible to sit in my house, pay a reasonable fee while someone as pleasant and hard working as my publicist, she worked almost 24/7 to open big doors for me. There was hardly a closing time as she responded to questions as soon as I asked them regardless of what day or time it was. I definitely recommend the Smith Publicity team and credit them for the amazing work they did with my book-What Color is Your Money?

Tope Ganiyah Fajingbesi, author of What Color is Your Money? Your Personalized Roadmap to Business Success

Tope Ganiyah Fajingbesi is an international Chartered Accountant (ACA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) based in Washington, DC. She has 15 years accounting and financial management experience working with Big Four public accounting firms, Fortune 500 corporations, and nonprofit organizations across the USA and Africa. In her book, Fajingbesi offers readers the essential keys to business success by identifying and explaining how individual money personalities–money colors–can affect overall financial success.

Delivery
I’ll definitely be coming back to Smith Publicity again at the completion of my next book.

Jonathan Miller, author of Delivery

Jonathan R. Miller writes literary fiction thrillers featuring multicultural characters and themes. He attended Stanford University and now lives in San Jose, California with his wife and daughter. Available as an eBook at Amazon.com, Delivery tackles the complex bonds between parent and child, the immigrant experience in the United States, female circumcision, and more.

Winner trilogy

If you think writing a sci-fi trilogy is hard–which it is–it pales in comparison to effectively marketing your work and getting the word out there as an indie author. Fortunately, help is at hand, with the hard working and highly professional publicity team that’s behind Smith Publicity coming to the rescue. With their amazing four week book promotion campaign, they ensure that just about every media outlet connected in any way with the theme or topic of your book is contacted and then followed up with, using beautifully crafted press materials based on the input you provide.

 

My publicist worked tirelessly on my behalf, with regular updates as to what was happening and an upbeat yet sincere attitude. Plus, at the end of the campaign, you are provided with the materials and all contacts necessary to continue with the good work Smith Publicity has initiated, which is a good thing, given that media lead times often run into several months rather than weeks.

 

Overall, I’m thrilled with what they’ve done for me–straight A grades across the board and a very big, heartfelt thank you!

Marc Bolda, author of Winner trilogy

In Marc Bolda’s action-packed trilogy, which includes Book One: The AwakeningBook Two: The Sundering Veil, and Book Three: The Last Knell of Tarumus, he takes readers on the adventure of a lifetime, seamlessly blending epic thrills and a poignant love story as unsuspecting characters are faced with the ultimate challenge: to save the world from the grasp of evil and the ultimate question … just why are we really here?

Oddities & Entities

My experiences with Smith Publicity have been of the utmost satisfaction. Personable interaction, attention to detail, and a genuine interest by everyone in fostering opportunities for my success are what I feel set you apart from other firms. My publicist opened doors for me that I couldn’t dream of opening on my own, and I can’t wait to see how everything matures over the coming weeks and months. All in all, a wonderful experience, and one that I know will continue to pay publicity dividends. Once again, thanks so much for helping me lay the groundwork for what I foresee as the next stages in writing career.

Roland Allnach, author of Oddities & Entities

Roland Allnach, after working twenty years on the night shift in a hospital, has witnessed life from a slightly different angle. He has been working to develop his writing career, drawing creatively from literary classics, history, and mythology. His short stories, one of which was nominated for the Pushcart Prize, have appeared in several publications. His first anthology, Remnant, saw publication in 2010. It has since gone on to critical acclaim and placed as a Finalist/Science Fiction in the 2011 National Indie Excellence Awards. Oddities & Entities marks his second stand alone publication. When not immersed in his imagination, he can be found at his website, www.rolandallnach.com, along with his published stories. Writing aside, his joy in life is the time he spends with his family.

Confronting My Elephants: A Story of Triumph

Smith Publicity delivers! They get things done and are the consummate professionals! I was burned working with past publicity companies that produced no fruit.  Stumbling onto Smith Publicity was a God send. There are no guarantees on the results, but the effort, professionalism, delivery and expertise are all at a 10+. My assigned publicist blew away my expectations! I know circumstances and individual results can vary but what were the results? How about TV interviews with Fox Cincinnati, Fox New York, NBC Denver, PBS Michigan and radio interviews in Atlanta, California and Michigan to name a few. Bottom line, I will conduct business nowhere else but with Smith Publicity when it comes to publicity. I truly believe I have a partner for life!

Rubi Ho, author of Confronting My Elephants: A Story of Triumph

Rubi Ho is vice president of Sherpa Executive Coaching in Cincinnati, Ohio, a globally recognized firm. He is an author, educator, speaker and Master Sherpa executive coach and has personally directed hundreds of executive coaches, who work integrally with Fortune 500, non-profits, and private companies. He works with senior executives and organizations on leadership development and the integration of leadership and coaching into their cultures. In a nine-year tenure with Procter & Gamble, he served as North American corporate trainer, manager for global product initiatives, and a lead steering team member for inclusion and leadership development of Asian minorities.

Legacy of Rescue: A Daughter’s Tribute

It has been my distinct pleasure to work with Smith Publicity. With their genuine interest, support, and diligence, they have enabled me to get my book and messages out to the public more widely than I expected. They are consummate professionals, from my business development associate who in a supportive and insightful way did the initial intake, to my publicist who with intelligence, creativity, and tenacity, opened doors I never imagined possible.

 

Their extensive Author Questionnaire is so well designed that it helped me further clarify my goals and identify and articulate the themes of my book and talking points to emphasize. My publicist’s clear understanding and appreciation of my book and me resulted in my being asked to give lots of interesting radio interviews as well as articles for a variety of publications, including a Huffington Post article that ended up “going viral” and contributed to securing additional speaking engagements.

 

I whole-heartedly recommend Smith Publicity and look forward to doing another campaign with them for my next book.

Marta Fuchs, author of Legacy of Rescue: A Daughter’s Tribute

Marta Fuchs, MLS, MFT was born in Hungary, and escaped to America at age 6-1/2 with her family after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Her mother survived Auschwitz and her father, a prisoner of forced labor, was rescued by a Hungarian army officer and Seventh Day Adventist who saved more than 100 Jewish men under his command. Fuchs speaks publicly about her family’s Holocaust experiences, has been featured in newspapers and on television, and has published numerous articles in national and international journals. She has also provided clinical trainings in workshops and conferences to other health care providers working with Holocaust survivors and their families.

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 Decade, Is 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.

The Endor the Wizard trilogy

I just want to let you all know how grateful I am to be a part of such a dynamic crew. You all not only made me a man to look up to, to the public, but also made me feel that way too. Most of my life I have had people look down upon me as someone to be pitied, never admired. You have made me feel that I am somebody with worth and worthy of respect. Thank you dearly for that. Just think of what good you have done for me. It has got to be heartwarming to be able to make a nobody into a well respected author. You have made me believe that my words have meaning and that I am worthy of respect. Many, many thanks for having the heart to do what you do.

John Garland, author of The Endor the Wizard trilogy

John Garland was born and raised in Norfolk, Va.  He attended Norview High School where his love for writing began.  Medically retired from the Army, he spent the next 25 years traveling around the country before settling down in the mountains of North Carolina.  The Endor Trilogy are his first novels.

The Dogma of Cats for Kids

I have worked with a number of publicists over the years to promote my work as an author and inspirational speaker. Smith Publicity successfully secured magazine articles, book reviews, radio interviews and is the one and only firm to secure a national television segment for me on WGN TV. What author doesn’t want the opportunity to reach millions of homes? It was a pleasure to work with the entire team and I certainly appreciate the connections they created for me.

Deb Snyder, PhD, author of The Dogma of Cats for Kids

Deb Snyder, PhD is an inspirational speaker, spiritual teacher and the award-winning author of Intuitive Parenting: Listening to the Wisdom of Your Heart. She holds both Doctoral and Master’s degrees in Metaphysical Philosophy from the American Institute of Holistic Theology and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Southern Maine. She teaches heart-centered living workshops worldwide. Her work inspires others to be authentic, live fully and shine bright! Dr. Snyder is also the founder and executive director of the HeartGlow Center, a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to honoring the sacred devotion of family caregivers. 

South Side Trilogy: A Literary Picture Show

From the moment I signed on to utilize Smith Publicity’s expertise, I felt at peace knowing I was in sure hands. My publicist guided me with grace and confidence, and I have reaped the rewards, having stirred much more interest in my endeavor than I thought possible. I eagerly look forward to joining forces with Smith Publicity in the next step of my attempt to bring the Literary Picture Show to the literary world’s table.

John Hospodka, author of South Side Trilogy: A Literary Picture Show

A lifetime Chicagoan, John Hospodka is a 1988 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University. He is the founder of Bohemian Pupil Press, publisher of the on-line monthly Dead Flowers: A Poetry Rag, an “experiment” that calls upon intelligent readers who are indifferent to poetry to serve as guest editors. Hospodka lives in Bridgeport, Chicago, with his wife Victoria and a rescued Lab mix named Jimmy Boo.

Bohemian Pupil Press endeavors, defiantly, to break poetry out of this unfortunate mold, stealing poetry from the “Ivory Towers” and helping it exist outside of its heretofore shackling insularity. Bohemian Pupil Press endeavors to give poetry the fortitude to exist among a potentially larger audience, to exist school-less—among people, not only poets.

Kojiki

I read somewhere that each month at least one thousand books are published each month. That’s a daunting number for an independent author launching a debut novel. Fortunately the team at Smith Publicity knew exactly how to pitch my book. Working with Smith was an absolute joy. They understood my book’s audience and not only hit them hard, but also searched for crossover avenues. I couldn’t be happier with the work they put in and the number of outlets reached. Alone, it took me three months to connect with one third of what my publicist did in just three weeks. I will absolutely use Smith again.

Keith Yatsuhashi,, author of Kojiki

Keith Yatsuhashi graduated from Northeastern University and is currently the Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center in Providence, RI. He fulfilled his lifelong passion for writing with his debut novel, Kojiki.

I Killed a Rabid Fox with a Croquet Mallet: Making Your Business Stories Compelling and Memorable

My publicist was amazing—attentive, communicative, and able to secure some interviews and opportunities that would have never happened without her.

Nicolas A. Boillot, author of I Killed a Rabid Fox with a Croquet Mallet: Making Your Business Stories Compelling and Memorable

Boillot is CEO of HB Agency, an integrated marketing firm building brands for such clients as HP, ING, EMC, and many other companies. Nicolas is a co-founder of Middlebury College’s MiddCORE, an intensive series of courses and programs focused on Creativity, Opportunity, Risk and Entrepreneurship. He is involved with several non-profits focused on business leadership and the environment.

Utah Expectations

I was quite hesitant to hire a publicist to help market my book Utah Expectations.  I didn’t think a book about Mormonism would have much appeal outside of Utah.  Nonetheless, after talking to Marissa Eigenbrood about the direction Smith Publicity would take my campaign, I was no longer reluctant. By the end of the first week  my publicist had landed me interviews with radio stations in Wisconsin and a nationally syndicated show as well as numerous other radio interviews.  I would highly recommend Smith Publicity for anyone trying to their work noticed on a larger scale. I feel very fortunate to have been introduced to Smith Publicity! They are the best!

Michael Wojciechowski, author of Utah Expectations

Michael Wojciechowski was born and raised in Utah.  He studied at Weber State University where he received his M.A. in English. His first novel, Cameron’s Road, was published in 2010.  Utah Expectations is his second novel.

The Money Mammals

Smith Publicity far exceeded our expectations. From the start, their dedication to our youth financial literacy message was apparent. My publicist helped us target key media outlets and worked tirelessly to help us get our message out in print, radio and TV. I honestly can’t believe how many radio interviews she was able to secure for us.

 

I had worked with another firm before and felt a little burned by the experience. The relationship lasted too long and bore too little fruit. Not only did we get immediate exposure with Smith Publicity, the Smith team talked to us and reviewed the status of the campaign each month. They were able to help us effectively extend the campaign with creative ideas to keep the message fresh. Smith’s honest assessment of how long to continue the campaign was refreshing and we will definitely work with them again when I release my next book. I highly recommend Smith Publicity.

John Lanza, author of The Money Mammals

John Lanza, CEO of Snigglezoo Entertainment and author of The Money Mammals.

Since 2006, The Money Mammals have been teaching kids and families to share, save and spend smart through their award-winning products and premier credit union kids club program.

Stuck in the Middle: A Generation X View of Talent Management

My Smith Publicity publicist was intensely motivated to achieve the highest of expectations, displayed a relentless drive to perform, while displaying an infectious, enthusiastic spirit. She was always professional, and personally attentive in responding to my questions, requests, and suggestions as she managed my publicity campaign. Smith exceeded my expectations in their ability to find numerous national, and international print and radio media outlets to showcase my work as an author, blogger, and professional speaker. I have come to view Smith as a value-added resource, business partner, sounding board, and good friend in the year we have worked together. I highly recommend Smith Publicity to anyone actively looking for help in increasing their brand as a published author, and thought leader. You will not be disappointed!

Dr. Curtis L. Odom, author of Stuck in the Middle: A Generation X View of Talent Management

Dr. Curtis L. Odom is Principal and Managing Partner of Prescient Training Strategists, LLC, a consulting firm focusing on integrated talent management, and author of Stuck in the Middle: A Generation X View of Talent Management. He has over 15 years of experience in talent development, performance consulting, training, and instructional design as a practitioner, researcher, author and speaker.

Dr. Odom earned his doctorate of education from Pepperdine University and has been industry certified as both a Human Capital Strategist and Strategic Workforce Planner from the Human Capital Institute. Formerly serving in the United States Navy, he is currently a member of the International Society for Performance Improvement, the American Society for Training and Development and American Mensa.

The Limits of Strategy: Lessons in Leadership from the Computer Industry

I have worked twice with Smith Publicity. In each case, Sandy Poirier Smith provided thoughtful and expert advice on strategy and content. My publicist acted as my press agent with spectacular results. My book received favorable mentions in publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal to CanadaOne and widely in the IT press. I was interviewed by two dozen radio talk shows. My articles were published in Atlantic, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Industry Review, and the San Francisco Chronicle among others. I will certainly use Smith Publicity again in the future.

Ernest Von Simson, author of The Limits of Strategy: Lessons in Leadership from the Computer Industry

With his wife, Naomi Seligman, Ernest von Simson ran the Research Board, the quietly powerful think tank that observed, shaped, and guided the development of the computer industry. He got to know and admire the giants of those years – including Michael Dell, Larry Ellison, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Scott McNealyHe holds a BA from Brown University and an MBA from New York University. His articles have been published by Harvard Business Review, Fortune, ComputerWorld and many other publications.

America’s Internal Enemy: The Dividers

I had an excellent experience with Smith Publicity. My publicist quickly understood the subject of my book and cleverly created the pitching angels, which even I had not thought of myself. She could also accurately predict what questions I would be asked in an interview. She was always available for phone calls and was super responsive, when it came to answering emails or getting me any info I had requested. Her work generated lot of interest in my book in the media, for which I am very grateful.

 

Smith Publicity has great media contacts for books across wide range of subjects.

Shantanu Kamat, author of America’s Internal Enemy: The Dividers

Shantanu Kamat is an Indian-born immigrant who came to America to pursue higher education at a state university in California, where he was also granted a teacher assistantship. He was eventually able to get a job in the high-tech industry in Silicon Valley, California where he had the privilege of working with some of the brightest technical and business people in the world. Despite being an average student from a poor foreign country, he benefitted from the opportunities offered by America.

I’ve Been Called the B*Word: Now What Do I Do?

Hiring Smith Publicity was unequivocally the best decision in promoting the I’ve Been Called the B*Word Marketing Rule Book.  Smith Publicity’s sheer level of professionalism is unprecedented! My publicist was superb in terms of her level of dedication, attentiveness, and detail… Throughout the campaign, she was in constant contact with me as we coordinated numerous interviews and media placements over the course of the campaign.  In addition, I have been featured on the Huffington Post, Business Review USA, Personal Excellence, and a host of other media outlets.

Dr. R. Kay Green, author of I’ve Been Called the B*Word: Now What Do I Do?

Dr. R. Kay Green is the CEO and president of RKG Marketing Solutions, Inc. and an online professor and course developer for several major universities. She holds a doctorate of business administration in marketing and has been featured on Great Women Speakers, Black Experts, and Guru.com.

Psychic Readings with the Thinkers of Heaven

Smith Publicity has an outstanding team of sophisticated professionals who work with authors to bring new books to the attention of media leaders. I could not have been more pleased with the quality of their service and the depth of their experience in this field.

John McGinnis, author of Psychic Readings with the Thinkers of Heaven

John McGinnis is a retired lawyer who transcribed these psychic conversations, recording Martha’s words as they poured forth spontaneously. Martha McGinnis received her MBA degree and worked in the business world for many years.

 

The Aftermath of Rock ‘n’ Roll

I was extremely happy with the results of my publicity campaign with Smith Publicity. My publicist was incredibly efficient and helpful. She was sensitive to my needs to remain anonymous, publishing under a pseudonym for personal reasons. Her weekly updates were organized and on-time. She arranged numerous radio interviews and placed my articles on several on-line magazines and web sites.

 

My two articles on The Huffington Post attracted the attention of a producer from ABC News 20/20, and helped me negotiate with the producers to ensure that my interview would be performed using my pseudonym. I couldn’t be more pleased with my campaign with Smith Publicity. As a first-time and self-published author, the amount of press that I received was far above and beyond what I ever expected!

Noelle Andrews, author of The Aftermath of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Dr. Noelle R. Andrews is a radiologist in the Midwest. Before meeting her least-favorite ex-husband, her life was stable and satisfying. Now no longer reeling from her quarter-of-a-million dollar divorce from her 16-month marriage, she hopes to help other women avoid making the same mistake that she made……that of falling for a psychopath.

SUNDAY GIRL

The self-publishing fiction market has become saturated in the past few years, and it’s daunting as a debut novelist to venture into this territory–alone!  But hand-in-hand with Smith Publicity and my publicist I felt supported and confident, particularly in light of their long, professional experience and critical contacts with the press.

 

They didn’t just take anyone on, and I felt their selectivity reflected their professionalism and realistic expectations for my novelSUNDAY GIRL.  We hit the road running–and they secured coverage of SUNDAY GIRL in the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post and The Chicago Tribune.  They also got me a position on the Huffington Post blog team, so I could post my articles even after my contract with Smith was up.

 

In this day and age, I don’t think that a self-published novelist can do it alone.  They need the help of a seasoned publicity team–and there’s none more expert than Smith Publicity.  Thanks to Smith Publicity for getting SUNDAY GIRL on the map!

Kalliope Lee, author of SUNDAY GIRL

Kalliope Lee studied Classical Literatures and Languages as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, focusing on Greek Tragedy and Ancient Greek language. She was the recipient of the Presidential Fellowship to study in the PhD program in Classics at Columbia University. She has begun a PhD in the Classics, and received an MA before going on to get my MFA in the Creative Writing Program at NYU.

Accounting Dreams & Delusions

My publicity team at Smith hit my campaign out of the park. This was my first book and I didn’t really know what kind of results to expect. My main publicist worked relentlessly to get me more opportunities for interviews and byline articles than I ever thought we would achieve. And the addition of the account manager brought the campaign even more focus! From their efforts, I was featured in Fortune.com and Investors Business Daily along with countless other outlets. I would 100% recommend Smith Publicity if you need to get the word out about your book, your expertise and your brand!

Kristen Rampe, author of Accounting Dreams & Delusions

Kristen is the Principal of Kristen Rampe Consulting, elevating CPAs and CPA firm practices through consulting and workshops focused on the practice management challenges and opportunities that lead to success.