As a clinical psychologist, I spend a lot of time helping patients bring in the best tools and resources they can find to help them achieve their goals. As a fledgling author in the field of mental health and wellness, I am thrilled to have taken my own advice when it came time to spread the word about my book, A Deeper Wellness! Thanks to Smith’s unstinting professionalism, and the enthusiastic efforts, guidance, and the support of Janet Shapiro and Lydia Rasmussen, I’ve reached millions of TV, radio, print, and online audiences in a few short months. If you’re looking for results above and beyond your wildest expectations, look no further!”
One of Canada’s highest-rated clinical psychologists, Dr. Monica Vermani provides a multi-faceted treatment approach in treating adolescents and adults suffering from trauma/abuse, mood, anxiety, substance addictions, and other related conditions and disorders, as well as family and couples therapy. Dr. Vermani believes that good mental health doesn’t just happen, that it deserves the same time, attention, understanding, and effort as our physical wellbeing. Dr. Vermani’s latest book, A Deeper Wellness: Conquering Stress, Mood, Anxiety and Traumas, and its online companion, A Deeper Wellness Life Lessons mental health program, provide the tools to create a deep, authentic sense of wellness and wellbeing. Over the last several months, she has been featured on media outlets such as CTV News, News Channel 8 WFLA, Great 38 WTTA, Bloom, Well and Good, HuffPost, Martha Stewart, CNN Health and publishes her own blog on Psychology Today, A Deeper Wellness.
In picking Smith Publicity to promote my first book I had two goals — getting high profile byline placements and identifying a couple of magazines that were good fits for on-going byline placements. Smith knocked it out of the park on both!”
Brent Keltner, Ph.D. is President of Winalytics LLC and created Winalytics’ revenue acceleration and sales growth methodology. Winalytics works with growth-stage to enterprise customers in a range of industries, including the education, human capital, SaaS, business operations, retail and marketing communications sectors. Before starting Winalytics, Brent was a revenue leader in both early-stage and enterprise companies where he successfully scaled growth. He began his career as a Ph.D. social scientist and qualitative researcher at Stanford University and the RAND Corporation. He has published articles on go-to-market strategy in the Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, and The Financial Times.
“I worked with Smith Publicity for an extended period of time and not only did they always deliver results but they were a dream to work with — their communication was clear, they were friendly, warm and efficient. They care about their clients and their books and never miss a deadline. Their pitching was very creative which helped significantly to get me featured in Forbes (twice), Good Housekeeping, Parade, Ladders, Ms. Career Girl and lots of podcasts. I will always hire Smith Publicity to take care of my PR needs and I’m so glad to have discovered them through a mutual friend – they really are perfect.”
Dr Rebekah Louisa Smith (aka Rebekah Film Dr) was born in Worcestershire, United Kingdom. From humble beginnings working as a personal assistant at corporate companies, she worked her way up to become an award-winning consultant and media personality who now has over 10 years of film festival strategy consulting experience.
After choosing not to pursue a career in academia, Rebekah began her film industry career in 2009, working as one of the producers of Wales’ most successful national horror film festivals, the Abertoir Horror Festival, which is part of the prestigious European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation.
Rebekah and the hard-working team behind her company, The Film Festival Doctor, are creators of success and are committed to nurturing filmmakers in order to help them secure film festival screenings, win awards and a positive recognition within the film industry. Currently her company has won over 800 awards for their clients and her team have supported over 848 creatives across the world, enlightening and inspiring their journey towards achieving their goals and following their filmmaking dreams.
Rebekah supports individuals to adopt new strategies, mindsets and communication techniques which produce extraordinary results.
Smith Publicity did an amazing job of securing high profile placements for my book in publications like Harvard Business Review, Inc. magazine and Crunchbase News. My publicist did a great job of strategically positioning my book and experience to generate strong interest from the press.”
Shirish Nadkarni is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience creating consumer businesses that have scaled to tens of millions of users worldwide. After starting his career at Microsoft where he engineered the acquisition of Hotmail, Shirish founded TeamOn Systems, a mobile wireless email pioneer that was acquired by BlackBerry and served as the core foundation for Blackberry Internet E-mail, which had over 50 million users at its peak. After BlackBerry, he co-founded Livemocha, the world’s largest language learning site with 15+ million members that was later acquired by Rosetta Stone. Shirish is the Chair of the GoVertical Startup Creation Workshop, TiE Entrepreneur Institute and the Z5 Catalyst Funding Initiative at TiE Seattle, a global non-profit focused on fostering entrepreneurship.
INC, NPR, and KCBS.
Smith Publicity landed the interviews, articles, and features that helped me increase brand awareness, reach more clients and sell more books. The investment was worth every dollar.”
Josh Levine is an educator, designer, and best-selling author, but above all, he is on a mission to help organizations design a culture advantage. His book presents the framework and tools business leaders need to understand, design, and manage their own culture.
For more than 15 years Josh has helped build culture-driven brands and as Principal of Great Mondays continues his work with technology and social enterprise organizations.
Josh is sought after for his inspiring and educational keynotes, that not only reveal new insights, but inspire new action. His highly entertaining and accessible writing has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Fast Company, INC, NPR, Huffington Post, KCBS, and the Design Management Journal.
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Smith Publicity to promote my first self-help book. As a new author, it was great to be in capable, experienced hands. I got to do articles, podcasts, and TV appearances! Shelby and Courtney were extremely organized, professional, and most importantly genuinely nice people to work with! They communicated very well during every step of the process. I highly recommend Shelby, Courtney and everyone at Smith!”
J. L. Prevost holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology and is a registered clinical counselor (British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors), a licensed teacher (British Columbia Teachers’ Federation), and a passionate communication-skills coach. She has worked in high school, group, and one-on-one settings. In private practice, Prevost works with individuals and couples experiencing communication challenges, anxiety, trauma, and chronic illness. In her spare time, she writes music, makes cold-process soap, plays pool, and enjoys hanging out with her dog and cat in her native British Columbia, Canada.
“”After writing a book that was very personal, very hard, heartbreaking and amazing, I knew I wanted to give it to people who cared deeply about the story and my hopes for the book as I sent it out into the world. When you write a book that’s very personal, it can be so scary as you start out. How do you best share your message and your story in a way that honors the message and helps people? From the start, the team at Smith publicity listened carefully to each concern and hope I had for the book. We discussed at length what I wanted and how I saw this partnership working. And then the results were amazing. My publicist connected me with so many amazing podcast hosts, National TV spots and many other important journalist and authors. The book began to spread and the message around my husband’s story, our journey through his grief, and the lessons we have learned continue to be shared through so many different mediums. The partnership I had with Smith Publicity was wonderful and I am so grateful I chose their team.
Let me say how awesome it has been to work with Olivia! She was like a ray of sunshine and optimism throughout the campaign, and I have appreciated every opportunity she has garnered for my story to be told. I appreciate and acknowledge the entire Smith Publicity team for their hard work and dedication to their clients.”
Marci Glidden Savage is the CEO of a family-owned packaging supply company. After experiencing the catastrophic impact of suicide twice, Marci emerges as a fierce proponent for eliminating the “social stigma” attached to mental illness which keeps many individuals battling depression and anxiety from seeking help. Marci lives in Southern California where she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and endless hours of genealogy research.
“The team here was fantastic! They accelerated my vision behind my story. Through their services, my book sales soared! I was able to secure contributorship opportunities at high- ranking business publications. I was also able to secure another speaking engagement opportunity at TEDx. I would certainly use their services in the future. Highly recommend!”
Dr. Eli Joseph is an American academic who is active in behavioral finance, data analytics, statistics, and quantitative finance. Despite the countless number of rejected applications he has had while seeking a career path, Dr. Joseph is currently serving as a faculty member at the Columbia University School of Professional Studies. He is also a partner and medical examiner at ExamOne, a Quest Diagnostics company.
Dr. Joseph is also a TEDx speaker who has delivered a powerful message on how you can determine performance and success without keeping track of a scoreboard.
In addition to being a contributor at Entrepreneur Magazine, Dr. Joseph has served as a member of TED, For(bes) The Culture, and the Grammy Recording Academy.
As a medical examiner, Dr. Joseph is working with Fortune 500 insurance firms like AIG, Prudential, Williams Penn, John Hancock, New York Life, and State Farm Life Insurance.
I worked with Smith Publicity for the publicity around my first book. I did a ton of research trying to find a publicist. I started with a list of 20 and interviewed four agencies in person. I am so happy with my choice to work with Smith Publicity. I just can’t say enough about this group. Janet Shapiro was my publicist, and was phenomenal in all aspects. She genuinely cares about her clients and was 100% invested in my success. She helped me navigate every aspect of the process, many of which were way above and beyond the project scope.
And my team really delivered. They have fantastic relationships and access; I got amazing exposure through radio, TV, articles, podcasts. As a bonus, the whole team is just lovely and Janet will be a lifelong friend.”
Liz is a Certified Financial Planner specializing in financial planning for families and working professionals. She decided to go into financial planning after the birth of her first child because, like so many other new parents, she realized the overwhelming need to make sure her family was financially prepared and protected. Her goal is to alleviate the anxiety that surrounds finances and provide simple and painless advice for all of life’s stages and changes.
Media coverage included: People magazine, Forbes, BBC, PBS, HerMoney, Fox News Radio, NBC CT Live—syndicated to Philadelphia, San Diego, Chicago, DC, Los Angeles and Florida NBC Stations
As a first-time author, I wasn’t sure what I could expect a publicist to do for me, but thankfully, Smith Publicity was on the list of firms to consider. From the very first conversation I knew that I wanted to work with Marissa and Joelle. They listened attentively and quickly understood my material and what I wanted to share. They were thoughtful and creative in how to position me and the book, and diligent in using our time together to maximize coverage across a range of media. I was so thankful for their responsiveness, their expertise, their guidance every step of the way. And they were such a pleasure to work with. Most importantly, I was blown away with the results. I would recommend Smith Publicity to any authors looking for media exposure.”
A former freelance journalist, management consultant, and marketing executive, Cynthia Hayes spent a lifetime preparing to write and market her book. An early writing career (with by-lines in Savvy, Working Women, Advertising Age, Advertising Week and TV Guide, among others) taught her the basics of interviewing, synthesizing information, finding the headlines, and telling a compelling story. After a brief interruption to earn an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, Cynthia further honed these skills over 30 years of management consulting, where her success continued to rely on her ability to jump into new topics, pull sensitive information out of sometimes reluctant interviewees, digest specialized knowledge, and draft a persuasive narrative that turned complex findings into easy-to-digest guidance.
My publicist was a gem and hiring Smith again is definitely in my plans. Not only was she incredibly hardworking and persistent, I was just awed by her creativity in thinking through how my particular skills, expertise, and experience might fit with current issues and curiosities out there. I would not have thought of grabbing onto certain news headlines or trends, but my publicist’s creative ideas for articles and pitches really created the stories that found traction. Thanks tons!”
Susanne Paola Antonetta is the author of Make Me a Mother, Curious Atoms: A History with Physics, Body Toxic: An Environmental Memoir, A Mind Apart: Travels in a Neurodiverse World, a novella, and four books of poetry. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Orion, the New Republic, and elsewhere. She lives in Bellingham, Washington.
I was its most important client. That is how I felt during the entire time that Smith Publicity represented me and my first book. The team at Smith did more than merely garner major media, podcast, and other opportunities for me to deliver my message. They nurtured a partnership that was at all times responsive to my ambitions and needs. Smith Publicity: It’s a best seller!””
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Smith Publicity in connection with the launch of my book, The Conscience Code. My lead publicist, Sophia Moriarty, was a thoughtful, energetic, and persistent champion for the project. She genuinely believed in the book’s content and went above-and-beyond to help with my social media campaign, not something I signed up for at the beginning. It was a pleasure to have her on my team!
Forbes, Wharton Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Read to Lead Podcast, The Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast, Senior Living Executive, World Of Work Podcast, Leadership Excellence Podcast, The Graduate At Work, TechRepublic, #WorkTrends Podcast by TalentCulture, Leader’s Edge Magazine, Agility At Work Podcast, The Healthcare Security Cast, Human Resources Professional Associates, Negotiations Ninja Podcast, Take The Lead Podcast, HR Dive, College Career Life, Bosshole Chronicles Podcast, The Workplace Communication Podcast”
G. Richard Shell is Chair of the Wharton School’s Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department. His books on negotiation, influence, and success have sold over half a million copies in seventeen languages, and his online course on Success has reached tens of thousands of people around the world. An award-winning teacher and scholar, Richard led the most recent redesign of the Wharton School’s MBA curriculum and helped create its required Responsibility in Business course. He directs week-long workshops on negotiation and strategic persuasion for senior executives. He has won multiple teaching and scholarly awards, had his work cited by the United States Supreme Court, and taught people from all walks of professional life, from Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 CEOs to FBI hostage negotiators, Navy SEALs, and United Nations peacekeepers.
“I am grateful for the results of this campaign at Smith Publicity. My publicist steered me in the right direction for writing articles, provides thoughtful edits, and with her guidance the final posts were better. Her advice for improving my website, and communicating freely with my designer, was also valuable. The press links have been beneficial for my name and brand. A primary association is Forbes.com, several podcasts, and many Thought Leader writing opportunities that are suited to my skill set and personality. My publicist was always there, in a timely fashion, to promote my work creatively and to guide me effectively.Media highlights:Chief Executive magazine, Forbes.com, The Hill, Bloomberg Radio, SHRM.com, Credit Union Times, Morning Blend Milwaukee, Fox 10 Arizona Morning, Bloom TV Tampa, The Charles Mizrahi podcast, Leadership Enigma podcast, Bruce Cook Conversations, Admiral’s Almanac podcast, WRNR Talk Radio, Eliances Heroes Radio Show”
Ian Palmer has a PhD in cosmic rays from Adelaide University, Australia. As a petroleum engineer and consultant, he has advised oil and gas companies all over the world. He has worked at Los Alamos, The Department of Energy, Oral Roberts University, BP-Amoco, and Higgs-Palmer Technologies and given presentations and classes on fracking, earthquakes and global warming. He is a contributor to Forbes.com and is a frequently quoted expert on energy topics.
Before my publication date, I looked at several ad 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 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.
When I first called Smith Publicity, I had a great feeling about them and knew, right away, that this was the company I wanted to market my book. Within the first week of working with my publicist, she was able to get interviews from top media outlets. My publicist was always available to talk to and very accommodating. What Smith Publicity did for my book, in 2 months, would have taken me 2 years, by myself. I have been so impressed with everyone that I have been in contact with and it’s been a great joy and pleasure working with Smith Publicity. I am truly grateful for all the work that they have done in promoting my book.”
Smith Publicity did an amazing job raising awareness for my book, Simplify Work. Their hard work, initiative and creativity led to 20+ articles being published in various magazines, journals and newspapers. I will certainly seek to work with Smith Publicity again in the future.”
Jesse Newton is the author of Simplify Work; Crushing Complexity to Liberate Innovation, Productivity and Engagement. He is the founder and CEO of Simplify Work; a global management consulting firm that helps organizations throw off the shackles of debilitating complexity and reignite top performance.
As a new unknown author, I diligently researched the reputation of book publicity firms to launch my campaign. The reputation and recommendations consistently pointed to Smith Publicity. From the first contact, I was impressed by the responsiveness to my questions, their knowledge of the industry, and overall professionalism. The team at Smith never made me feel like someone who never sold a book, which I was at the time I contacted them. They treated me as if I were an already successful and established author.
I could not have asked for a better experience than what I received by hiring Smith Publicity to promote my book. The response I’ve received on the campaign was better than I could have imagined. I received national television and radio interviews, podcast interviews, and magazine and blog guest spots. Smith Publicity covered every media genre and a vast variety of markets to promote my book. The Smith Publicity representative that I worked with made sure that I understood every step of the process, never too busy to take my questions and available to schedule a call if I needed. My representative always knew exactly where in the campaign my book was at, with weekly calls and reports and often daily email updates. Smith Publicity made marketing easy, fun, and exciting for me. I look forward to publishing my second book next year, and because of my positive publicity experience, I plan to retain Smith Publicity to walk alongside me once again.”
Shari Leid received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Washington in 1992. A former litigator, having graduated from Seatt le University School of Law in 1995, she currently operates An Imperfectly Perfect Life, LLC, a professional life coaching business serving women, helping guide them towards recognizing their power.
Campaign Highlights: Daytime Tampa NBC, Fox News 8 Cleveland, MAGIC 101.9 FM New Orleans, The Feminine Roadmap Podcast, Bringing Inspiration To Earth Podcast, Live Happy Podcast, Thrive Global, Medium, Elephant Journal, Bizjournals.com, Stacyknows.com, Silver Disobedience, etc.
Smith Publicity exceeded my expectations and was an immense pleasure to work with. My publicist was energetic, creative, and responsive. She was always thinking about relevant and creative ways to position my expertise. Not only that, she landed me my dream placement! She is thoughtful and kind, making her exactly the kind of person I enjoy working with. She truly feels like a member of the team.”
Kiner was featured in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Parade Magazine, Business Insider, Huffington Post among many other outlets.
She is a founder/CEO, executive coach, mom, and author. In 2015, she founded Reverb, to help companies create healthy, inclusive cultures that engage and inspire employees. Prior to Reverb, Kiner held HR leadership roles at companies including Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, PopCap Games, and Redfin.
Kiner holds a master’s degree in HR with a Certificate in Organizational Development from the New School for Social Research. She’s a certified executive coach with a credential from the International Coaching Federation, and a certified practitioner of Brené Brown’s Dare to LeadTM curriculum.
Smith Publicity, led by my publicist , set me up with dozens of radio and podcast interviews to help promote my book. She in particular was extremely responsive and helpful. As I told her, Smith was a pleasure to work with.”
Stephen Tow teaches history at Delaware Valley University, specializing in rock n roll and twentieth-century America. He is the author of The Strangest Tribe: How a Group of Seattle Rock Bands Invented Grunge and resides near Philadelphia with his wife, daughter, and two dogs.
Smith Publicity is amazing! As a first time and an unknown author, I did not know what to expect with regard to marketing my book. However, they took charge, got me on the right track and consistently met with me to staff my progress. I was very proud and honored to have them as my publicists. I look forward to working with them again in the future.”
Emeka Anyiam PhD, LMFT is Founder and CEO of Embridge Counseling Services. A man of humble beginnings, he was born in the small town of Nkwerre, located in Imo State, Nigeria. After landing in New Jersey in 1991, despite speaking very little English, he was soon able to complete the difficult process of becoming an American Citizen and finally realize his long-held dream of getting a formal education. Dr. Anyiam holds an Undergraduate degree in Sociology, a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Doctoral degree in Ministry.
With over a decade of experience as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Florida, Dr. Anyiam’s passion is teaching and guiding others to truly embrace their situation, good or bad, so they can become the best version of themselves.
I want to thank the entire team at Smith Publicity for their efforts put forth on behalf of me and my book. They got the book to reviewers and interviewers willing to take the time to understand what my book is really about. No writer could ask more, and I am fortunate that we connected.”
Skip Rozin is a journalist with 50 years of experience, on staff and as a freelance reporter, in wide-ranging roles. Along the way he has written four books, including One Step From Glory about athletes on the fringe of professional sports (1979; Simon & Schuster) and The Name of the Game; The Business of Sports (1994; John Wiley & Sons). From 1986 until 1990 he edited The Hunter’s Whistle, a newspaper about gun dogs for The American Kennel Club; from 1997 until 2000 he worked as a writer and television producer for ESPN’s SportsCentury series.
Rozin’s travel articles ran in The New York Times from 1976 through 1985 and the Washington Post from 1984 through 1990. He has also worked as a reporter in the field for Time Magazine. His general readership articles, covering such subjects as the use of anabolic steroids, strip mining in Eastern Kentucky, the devilish behavior of coffee vending machines and raising triplets have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Harpers, Parents, Audubon, BusinessWeek and more than a dozen anthologies.
If you’re an author, you’re crazy if you don’t hire Smith Publicity! They helped me successfully launch my book, Rock the Recession, including getting me on national television. I was on Fox Business, Yahoo Finance! and Cheddar. Plus, they got me articles in places like Forbes and countless other targeted trade journals. They made the process fun. They did all of the logistical work, so I could just show up, be the talent, and talk about my book. Buckle up! Smith Publicity delivers!”
Having come from the world of investment banking, working on mergers and acquisitions, Jonathan Slain has seen firsthand how businesses with successful leadership mistakenly hit plateaus. Now, working exclusively with founders, owners, CEOs, and management teams, Slain uses that experience to help best-in-class companies worldwide achieve their vision of success. Whether working with entrepreneurial niche/specialty firms or large corporations ($10M+ in annual revenue), the direction and insight Slain imparts positions businesses to advance to levels they dream about often, but rarely achieve on their own.
As a first time author with a small platform, I knew I’d need support from an outside publicist. My publisher recommended Smith Publicity, and I was so glad for the connection. From the outset, their team was professional, punctual, and clear. I was assigned a team who landed me countless opportunities for guest blogs, expert medical advice, podcast interviews, and book reviews. My book was about healing communities, people, and the earth; and I felt the team at Smith pulling for me personally as well as professionally. I highly recommend Smith Publicity.”
Cynthia Li, MD, graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and has practiced internal medicine in settings as diverse as Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco General Hospital, and St. Anthony Medical Clinic for the homeless. She currently serves on the faculty of the Healer’s Art at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, and has a private practice in integrative and functional medicine. She is a contributor to Psychology Today and Huffington Post’s Thrive Global.
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 a fledgling author and I greatly appreciate all Smith Publicity did to bring We Were an Island to a broader audience.”
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, 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).
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, 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.
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: not only did our book sales experience a nice increase, but our web traffic is at an all-time high.”
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.
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? Simply put, no. They seemed to be personally invested in my book and in me. And it paid off.”
Currently 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.
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, and they made sure that all of our potential target audiences get the opportunity to know about So Grows the Tree. As we look forward to the publication of our next book, Smith Publicity will no doubt continue to be a member of our team.”
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.
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 loves 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 everything they promised, including the thorough weekly reports, the final summary report including contacts? 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.”
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.
My publicist worked very hard on my behalf and communicated regularly with me. She 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. 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.
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. 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 SELF, Fitness, 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.
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 is the co-founder and former managing partner of a merger and acquisition firm located outside Washington, DC.
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, she produced over 180 high quality inquiries about the book and some of the folks featured in it. This number will likely grow as there are still a substantial number of active leads outstanding.
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 is a recent retiree. He 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.
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 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.
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: 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 Esquire, US News and World Report, Huffington Post US/Canada, Los Angeles Daily News, About.com, Assisted Living, Expert Beacon and eHow, GRAND Magazine, Senior Planet, Journal of Aging and Health, Denver Post, and ThirdAge. He is president of Masterpiece Living, a multi-specialty group committed to older adults aging in a better way.
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 has been a practicing clinical psychologist for more than thirty-five years. He’s the internationally best-selling author of the Self-Coaching series of books, published in nine languages. He’s written articles and been featured in numerous national magazines and newspapers, including O, The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, USA Today, Fitness, Health, Shape, and Body and Soul. He appears frequently on national TV, radio, print and online outlets.
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 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.
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 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.
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, 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.
Through my publishing support staff here in Toronto, Smith Publicity was recommended to me. During our three-month campaign 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.”
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.
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, 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.
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 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.
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 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.
“Thank you so much Smith Publicity for a highly professional service. You made this process amazing and due to a great PR my book is out there”
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.
Smith’s work was effective, marked by excellent follow-through and creative ideas. The team was so supportive—and my experience was outstanding. It was so satisfying to work with you!”
Dr. Helena Judith Sturnick is a trained scholar, published author, university professor, national and international leadership coach, and global speaker. She’s earned a reputation for practical and creative leadership, and for speaking about the spiritual side of leadership. This reputation has accompanied Dr. Sturnickas the transformational president of five colleges and universities, a Vice President at the American Council on Education (ACE), and the Director of the Office of Women in Washington, DC, as well as into her newest venture as the author of Fire in the Soul: Finding the Divinity Within Each of Us. During her career, she also received two honorary doctorates, as well as numerous national and international leadership awards.
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. I found my publicist to be a true professional. In the four months we worked together, she was able to secure me 14 TV spots 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. 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 highly recommend Smith Publicity.”
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.
It is one thing to write a book. It is another thing to wade into the unfamiliar waters of publicity. The team at Smith Publicity made it easy. Their thoroughness, professionalism, enthusiasm, network of relationships with television, radio, and magazine personnel, and hand-holding throughout the process exceeded my greatest expectations! Working together, we accomplished the unimaginable. For me, Smith Publicity was the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. And every author deserves a bit of gold.”
Mary Schmidt is a former executive for Baxter Healthcare, a Fortune 500 company, who writes under the pen name “Mary McKSchmidt.” She is a contributor to Michigan Blue and Sail magazines, a former columnist for The Holland Sentinel, and has written op-ed pieces for MLive. The poet and photographer of Tiny Treasures: Discoveries Made Along the Lake Michigan Coast, along with Uncharted Waters: Romance, Adventure, and Advocacy on the Great Lakes, Schmidt is a natural storyteller who has shared her adventures with audiences at garden clubs, professional women’s organizations, state and county nature centers, assisted-living facilities, and environmental organizations.
Working with Smith Publicity absolutely exceeded my expectations. Between the creative strategies they developed for me as a first time author to the level of detail they provided about their weekly outreach efforts, Smith definitely ranks as one the most effective and reliable partners I’ve had in 22 years of running my business. We’re still seeing results, even after our campaign ended!”
Susie Frazier is an expert in designing for wellness, applying a sixth sense about what types of interior elements are soothing to the soul and appeasing to the mind. As a pioneer in the modern day maker movement and one of Cleveland’s original reclamation artists who began in 1997, her passion is for turning distressed materials into objects of beauty.
Living most of her life with undiagnosed ADHD and anxiety, she developed a mechanism for calming herself through aesthetic choices that are heavily influenced by patterns and forms from nature.
Susie is a 2018 Emmy® award-winning producer and on-air personality for her lifestyle show Movers & Makers with Susie Frazier, which aired on NBC affiliate station WKYC TV3 in 2017. She speaks publicly at special events, writes articles for media publications, and appears on TV.
“The Smith Publicity team brought enormous enthusiasm and creativity to the project, and I am delighted with the results. They were a joy to work with. I only wish I had found them years ago.”
Robert Mannis a professor and holds the Manship Chair in Journalism at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University. He is the author of numerous books, including Daisy Petals and Mushroom Clouds: LBJ, Barry Goldwater, and The Ad That Changed American Politics, named one of the best political books of 2011 by the Washington Post.
“I’ve spent most of my career touring in a band. One of the most important lessons I’ve had to learn is the importance of a good, reliable team. When I published my memoir, Smith Publicity became an important part of that team, ensuring that I’d not only get unbelievable press coverage on the book, but also all of my events as I traveled across the country as well. I am grateful for their wisdom and help in helping others learn more about my story. It’s been a season since our campaign ended and I am still getting inquiries and reviews that they initiated – that’s the power of good, persistent publicity.””
Simon Tam is an author, musician, activist, and troublemaker.
Tam is best known as the founder and bassist of The Slants, the world’s first and only all-Asian American dance rock band. He is the founder of The Slants Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing scholarships and mentorship to artist-activists of color.
Tam has been a keynote speaker, performer, and presenter at TEDx, SXSW, Comic-Con, The Department of Defense, Stanford University, and over 1,200 events across four continents. He has set a world record by appearing on the TEDx stage 13 times. His work has been highlighted in over 3,000 media features across 150 countries including The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, NPR, BBC, New York Times, and Rolling Stone.
In 2016, Simon joined President Barack Obama, George Takei, Jeremy Lin, and other celebrities in the #ActToChange campaign to fight bullying. He recently helped expand civil liberties through winning a unanimous victory at the Supreme Court of the United States for a landmark case, Matal v. Tam, in 2017.
Tam designed one of the first college-accredited social media and digital marketing certificates in the United States. His approach to cultural competency in marketing has been taught to hundreds of Fortune 500 companies. Bloomberg Businessweek called him a “Social Media Rockstar.” Forbes says his resume is a “paragon of completeness.”
He has received many accolades for his work, including: The Mark T. Banner award from the American Bar Association, the Hugh M Hefner First Amendment Award, Milestone Case of the Year from Managing IP Magazine, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ovation Gala, and Distinguished Alum Award from Marylhurst University.
As a first-time author, I enthusiastically recommend Smith Publicity. From my first phone call with Kellie to my final phone call with my publicist, Smith Publicity was a pleasure to work with, organized, detail-oriented, friendly, responsive, and professional. I found that carefully completing the introductory questionnaire was an excellent way to consider my goals/target audience/talking points, etc. I was perfectly matched with someone who shared a passion for my book’s topic. These are clearly experts in their field.
My publicist successfully identified target markets for my book that I had not even considered. Through her hard work, I have enjoyed the opportunity to do radio interviews, video podcasts, and my work has been featured on websites with a national audience. I would not have been able to secure this level of media placement on my own, especially given that I already have another full-time job. Even when two-month campaign ended, my publicist continued to pass along media requests that were previously initiated. I would not hesitate to recommend Smith Publicity to any author.”
Stefanie Naumann, granddaughter of the book’s co-author (Tadeusz Haska), is a an award-winning author, and Professor of Management in the Eberhardt School of Business at University of the Pacific, where she has taught for 20 years. She earned her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University, and has published over 30 journal articles. She is a 20+ year member of the Academy of Management, a lifetime member of the Polish American Genealogical Society of America, and has earned awards for her research, teaching, and service. Her book, How Languages Saved Me: A Polish Story of Survival, is an award-winning finalist in American Book Fest’s 2019 Best Book Awards.
My publicist was truly amazing and secured some awesome media hits. As a first time author, I was blown away by her efforts. She was so lovely to help me through the process as well. She gave me a tremendous amount of confidence in preparing for media interviews and pulling together various articles.”
Jennie Marie Battistin, MA, LMFT, is a licensed marriage family therapist in the State of California. She graduated Cum Laude with a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. Jennie Marie began her career working with teens on Burbank High School campus. She is a frequent guest speaker at high schools in Southern California. She has been a facilitator for Angst: A Documentary on Anxiety, which helped create a dialogue of support between students, teachers, and parents on the challenges of coping with anxiety. Jennie Marie is the founding director of Hope Therapy Center Inc. Marriage and Family Counseling of Burbank, CA and Santa Clarita, CA.
The custom approach the Smith team takes is what sets them apart, especially for a topic like humor in the workplace. The only thing better than the results they drive is how easy they are to work with (even if it means ending a sentence with a preposition).”
Andrew Tarvin is the world’s first humor engineer, teaching people how to get better results while having more fun. Combining his background as a project manager at Procter & Gamble with his experience as a stand-up comedian, he reverse-engineers the skill of humor in a way that is practical, actionable, and gets results in the workplace. Through his company, Humor That Works, Andrew has worked with more than 35,000 people at over 250 organizations, including Microsoft, the FBI, and the International Association of Canine Professionals. Andrew has been featured in more than 50 publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Fast Company. He has appeared on affiliates for ABC, CBS, and FOX, and has been the guest on more than 40 podcasts. His TEDx talk has been viewed over 4 million times and is the most watched talk on humor.
Smith Publicity created and managed a national publicity campaign for For Such a Time as This: Hope and Forgiveness after the Charleston Massacre (by Rev. Sharon Washington Risher). They exceeded our expectations, including securing our author interviews including Today Show, MSNBC, andCBS This Morning. We’d absolutely hire them again!”
Rev. Sharon Washington Risher was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. She heard the call to ministry in 2002 and left North Carolina to attend Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, where she earned her Masters of Divinity degree.
Sharon’s mother was killed in Charleston at the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, along with two cousins, a childhood friend, and the others murdered in the Charleston mass shooting. Sharon has been an advocate for revising gun laws, and is a spokesperson for the grassroots advocacy groups. She has appeared on CNN, BBC Radio, Good Morning America, and CBS and has been interviewed or written for Time, Marie-Claire, Essence, Texas Monthly, Vogue, and VOX. She witnessed President Obama sign executive orders pertaining to new gun laws. Sharon has shared her story of loss, forgiveness, racism and gun law reform with audiences across the United States.
The team at Smith Publicity was so well organized and each week I received a detailed recap of media placements, feedback from contacts, new opportunities for me to consider, and priority media targets for future exploratory efforts. A pleasure to work with, they know the business, and I have no hesitation in recommending them highly for anyone considering book marketing and author promotional services”
Dean Karrel is an Executive and Professional Career Coach. He is the instructor of twelve courses available on LinkedIn Learning and has also been in senior leadership positions for more than three decades with major global publishing companies.
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. Our 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 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.
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.
We worked with Smith Publicity for nine 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, and articles 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!
Partner, The Trispective Group
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.
I used the services of Smith Publicity for two months to promote my new book Raise the Bar, Change the Game with no idea what would happen. I was allocated two publicists to front my campaign. Well, in the first week I started to get countless offers for interviews and bylines and in short order I had so many offers I kept getting confused with what I had to do and had to get my PA to manage my diary! Both of them managed to get the essential messages across to the media so it was easy for me to follow what was needed from me. I am looking forward to using them again to promote my audiobook. Highly recommended.”
Brian Marcel is the founder and Chairman of International Bar Code System (IBCS) Group, known for bringing the game-changing barcode technology to a part of the world in desperate need for change. Since its start in 1988, he has built the IBCS Group into the top enterprise mobility integrator in Central and Eastern Europe. With more than 35 years of hands-on, high-level senior and corporate entrepreneurial experience, Marcel—known as “Mr. Mentorvator”—has helped seven entrepreneurs become millionaires. His goal is to do the same for ten more people in the next five years.
The number of publications and awareness Smith Publicity was able to generate helped put us on the map.”
Andrew Wells is the CEO and Co-Founder of Aspirent, a management consulting firm focused on analytics. He has extensive experience building Analytical Solutions for a wide range of companies, from Fortune 500s to small non-profits. Andrew focuses on helping organizations utilize their data to make impactful decisions that drive revenue through monetization strategies. He has been building analytical solutions for over 25 years and is excited to share these practical methods, tools, and techniques with a wider audience.
Outstanding! That word seems small compared to the effort put out by the awesome team assigned to my project. I’d searched tirelessly to find a legitimate publicity company that would deliver on their proposal. I’d been burned by another publicity company, so you can imagine my trepidation. However, I knew the memoir I’d written for Chad Dean from My 600 LB Life would require more than I could deliver on getting the word out. With fingers crossed, I signed a 6 week contract and hoped for the best. Imagine my surprise when Smith shot out of the gate like a fiesty thoroughbred horse and won the Triple Crown. Seriously! When past experience has you expecting just some obscure online blog posts, promises of a vast media blitz that peters out in 2 days, and days-dragging email turnaround, the reality of Smith simply blew my doors off. The Today Show, New York Post, People, In Touch Weekly, Men’s Health, and countless radio and blog interviews kept me grinning the entire time. Every day was a new adventure and achievement on deliverables of the highest magnitude.”
Celeste Prater is an award-winning author of 12 books, including the bestselling series Fueled by Lust and Three Divisions trilogy. She has received countless praises for her unique writing style, ability to create memorable characters and mesmerizing worlds for the reader to romp, dream, and drool. Action, suspense, mystery, and sizzling hot, lovable hunks continue to bring on “Top Picks,” “Best Book,” “Book of the Month,” “Best Banter,” “When Sparks Fly,” and International “Reader’s Choice Favorite” accolades. Prater is a former Marine, holds several advanced degrees (Associates in Computer Science, Bachelor in Business Management/Psychology, and Master of Science in Project Management), and rides her own Harley.
Smith Publicity gave me and my book media reach that I never could have achieved on my own. Working with my nonfiction history book, their efforts generated positive replies from the New York Times, the London Daily Mail, American Heritage Magazine, more than 30 radio stations, and other media outlets.Using the old adage about getting horses to water, Smith readily states it cannot guarantee book sales (horses to drink), but the company certainly knows how to get the horses to YOUR water.”
Jeffrey B. Miller has been a writer, editor, and author for more than 40 years. His career includes starting six magazines (city, regional, and national), being editor-in-chief of five inflight magazines, and director of communications for AAA Colorado. He is also the author of Stapleton International Airport: The First Fifty Years (Pruett Publishing, Boulder, CO, 1983); co-author with Dr. Gordon Ehlers of Facing Your Fifties: Every Man’s Reference to Mid-life Health (M. Evans & Co., New York, 2002), which was included in Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2002; and author of Behind the Lines (Milbrown Press, 2014), which detailed the chaotic beginnings of WWI Belgium food relief and was included in Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books.
My Smith publicist was creative in finding opportunities to promote a niche book. Her attention to detail, great follow up, and communication skills made the process smooth and effective.”
John Llewellyn is a well known and respected leader in the cemetery and funeral industries having served as president and director to state and national trade associations. He used that experience to write two previous books, A Cemetery Should be Forever and Saying Goodbye Your Way. The first book was aimed at educating people new to the industry about the complexities and long term needs of cemeteries. John’s second book was for consumers, intending to help them navigate the process of planning or buying funeral, cemetery, or cremation serviees.
I am a first-time author and was very new to the PR world so was quite apprehensive to start a campaign. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Smith. They were extremely diligent to answer the many, many questions I had at every stage. They took a great deal of effort to ensure I worked with the right publicist who was passionate about my book and my goals in addition to making sure that our working styles meshed together well. It didn’t take long for me to know I was in good hands. The team was great at always keeping me up to date as well as explaining the rationale and reasons for doing things (which helped me to understand the world of PR). Right away, Smith felt like a trusted partner to me and I truly feel like they worked very hard to make my goals a reality. They were able to secure placements on the TODAY show, Marilyn Denis show, and many other TV shows as well as numerous publications such as Thrive Global. I am thrilled with all the diverse media coverage Smith was able to get for me. I would recommend Smith PR to any author in a heartbeat!”
Dina Pestonji is a Canadian-born, second-generation East Indian author and motivational speaker. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a BSc in psychology and later earned her master’s degree at ESCP Europe Business School. A multiple time TEDx speaker, Dina writes regularly for the Huffington Post and has delivered her inspirational keynote addresses in Canada and abroad for numerous educational institutions and businesses, including Google Inc. and BNP Paribas. She currently sits on the board of the Women’s Brain Health Initiative and represents Sheena’s Place, a center for eating disorders, as an Ambassador.
It was a great pleasure to work with Smith Publicity. My publicist was always on point and she truly exceeded my expectations. I am very grateful for the opportunity Smith Publicity and its team have given me to share my story to those who may benefit from the renewed sense of purpose and empowerment to the pursuit of a more successful life the 7 Checklist Items for Success has continued to create for others to overcome their current life’s challenges. If you or someone else you know need a publicity company, I highly recommended you contact Smith Publicity.”
Dr. Jean Gilnord Mathurin is a board-certified primary care physician, Resident in Aerospace Medicine and public speaker. He was born into poverty in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and raised himself from a dishwasher to a United States’ Naval Medical Officer. He attended the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida and graduated from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica. His naval career began during Officer Candidate School in 2010 in Newport, Rhode Island. Dr. Mathurin aims to help others reach a more successful life from the lessons he has learned from his journey as a Haitian immigrant. His goal is to one day work as Global Health specialist for USAID or the U.S. Department of State in Haiti.
There are so many wonderful things I can say about Smith Publicity and my publicist. First and foremost, they delivered in a big way. In the first month of my campaign, my travel memoir Musing Mediterranean received so many media hits, I knew, without a doubt, that I wanted to sign on for a second month. On my behalf, my publicist successfully landed television, radio and podcasts interviews as well as multiple byline articles.I couldn’t have been happier with the results. Weekly phone calls and email updates kept me fully apprised of each bit of outreach. For me, communication is key and Emma was always reachable and quick to respond. She answered all of my questions and was equally professional and personable. The level of service at Smith surpassed my expectations. To say that I am impressed is an understatement. The Smith philosophy to follow-through on post-campaign activity and provide everything I could possibly need to continue their amazing work on my own is incredibly integrous and supportive. Thank you Smith Publicity!”
Beth Daigle is a writer, blogger and author with a passion for story-telling. Her desire to travel is squashed only by her fear of it. Not to mention her unabashed homebody tendencies. At home, Beth enjoys her role as wife, and mom to two daughters plus one very sweet Schnauzer. She is happy doing anything artsy, but favors writing as her foremost creative outlet. For Beth, family and laughter are everything.
Writing my first book was one thing. Promoting it was something else altogether, not unlike sending my child on to the stage alone for the first time. The entire Smith team led me through the process with confidence and compassion. Hard working and well connected, they exceeded my expectations in every way. I now have contacts, a media library and a foundation on which to build as an author. I could not have done any of this with Smith colleagues. Smith is THE book publicist for my money.”
Smith Publicity is the absolute best. Once you engage them you will have a flurry of activity, media inquiries and interview opportunities. I highly recommend them.”
Steven L. Blue, MBA, is CEO of Miller Ingenuity, a global supplier of mission-critical components in the transportation industry.
Smith Publicity made the process of launching my book 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 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.
The publicists at Smith Publicity are consummate publicity professionals. As a result of their dynamic approach, they arranged 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 book. Because of their tireless efforts, my sales ranking at Amazon.com was at one point in the top 20 of all books, and sales everywhere were vigorous. I recommend them highly.”
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.
We worked with Smith on several projects and found their staff organized in planning campaigns and effective in implementing them. The people at Smith are friendly, knowledgeable, and conscientious. I would recommend the company to other publishers.”
As a first-time author I wasn’t quite sure what to expect once my co-author Leslie Gordon and I completed our book. Thankfully, the team at Smith Publicity helped us develop an effective PR campaign that allowed us to successfully launch and promote our book across the county and in multiple media platforms. My publicist was 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 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.
Effective book marketing is increasingly rare in our media-flooded world, so a team like Smith Publicity, Inc. is essential for a publisher of any size. We—Heliotrope Books in New York City—have worked with Smith since 2017. One of those authors appeared on Megyn Kelly’s TODAY Show, and was featured, with extensive photographs, in the Daily Mail; another author spoke on CNN Market Watch—all thanks to Smith. As an indie press, we could never have achieved such reach on our own and are extremely grateful we had experts to guide us.”
Heliotrope Books is a conduit for emerging voices and for seasoned authors who have taken risks with new materials. An indie press based in Lower Manhattan, Heliotrope aims to publish the smartest, tastiest, under-the-radar titles out there—valuable books that might otherwise fall through the cracks of traditional publishing.
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, were open to all of my suggestions and they give the wonderful feeling that you are their only client! I won’t hesitate to use them again for my upcoming projects.”
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. His documentary, “The Other Side of The Ice” enjoyed great reception in New York, San Francisco, and other major cities. It won an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Documentaries – Topical.”
I was delighted with Smith Publicity. You can’t go wrong by choosing Smith to represent you.”
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.
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 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.
It was tremendous to work with Smith Publicity! Thank you for every call, booking, email, post-pin-tweet, radio interview, newspaper article, TV appearance, and review! There could not have been a happier conclusion than learning our book won the “Best New Author” award at the Christian Book Awards. What a way to top off the last few months.”
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.
I could not be happier with the work done by Smith Publicity. 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 were excellent. 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 sold well, and my name and reputation are well established. I happily recommend Smith Publicity to anyone who may be considering publicity services.”
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.
I 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, for which I became a regular contributor. Working with the Smith Publicity was definitely a great experience.”
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.
After much research we chose Smith Publicity for the promotion of our first book, Nonflict: The Art of Everyday Peacemaking. Our initial contact with them gave us the confidence to proceed. From the start, our publicist’s professionalism, patience and enthusiasm were all apparent. Communication was excellent as were the results of our three month initial campaign which included North America initially and English language international for a month. Media attention included local and national TV, radio and many writing opportunities. We have nothing but praise and recommend Smith Publicity without reservation.”
Dr. Amir Kfir is an organizational psychologist with Amirror, co-founder of Million Peacemakers, creator of The Nonflict Way, and has facilitated Peace Action Forums globally, including Israeli-Arab, Arab-American, Greek-Turkish, Armenian-Turkish, and Jewish-Muslim forums. For over 25 years, Dr. Kfir has been helping companies worldwide in organizational transformation and has been a leader in the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and Peace Action Network (PAN) forum methodology process.
Stephen Hecht, President and Chief Executive Peacemaker of Million Peacemakers, is the winner of numerous national, international, business and community awards and is a leader in YPO. With over 30 years in private and public businesses, divorce, re-marriage, kids and step-kids, Hecht has experienced many conflicts and shares some of the lessons learned from his own journey and some from the triumphs of the many he has helped. He has an MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University.
I 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 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.
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?”
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.
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 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.
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.”
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.
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 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.
Smith Publicity is a very professional company that provided the structure and the guidance to launch my book. Janet Shapiro 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 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
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 at publicity possible. 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. Smith Publicity believed in me-and that made all the difference.”
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.
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 is the owner of Denver, CO-based Rosalie Chamberlain Consulting & Coaching (http://www.rosaliechamberlainconsulting.com/) . 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.
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!”
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.
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.”
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.
For more information, please visit, www.girlthrive.org where girls and women reach out to Dr. Patti every day.
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 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.
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!”
After receiving a master’s degree in Computer Science from Cambridge University, Scott worked for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as an employee and contractor for over thirty years, helping advance our exploration of the solar system.
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 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. The Comanche Nation proclaimed November 7th “Apryl Allen Day.” www.ATangoWithCancer.com – www.AprylAllen.com.
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 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.
After doing due diligence I selected Smith Publicity to assist with promoting the ideas in my newest book, Intelligent Disobedience. They have not disappointed. 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. We are now working collaboratively to bring the message further afield to new audiences who will also benefit from its ideas. I am very appreciative of their professionalism and enthusiasm.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
Attwell is the former Associate Publisher at Beaufort Books/Mid Point Trade Books.
Smith Publicity was instrumental in getting the word out about my book More Vegetables, Please! as well as the non-profit I direct. My publicist was always available 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.”
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
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 again for our next book.”
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.
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, 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.
Smith Publicity proved invaluable, 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!”
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.
My publicist was amazing—attentive, communicative, and able to secure some interviews and opportunities that would have never happened without her.”
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.
Although the Smith people worked for our publisher, The Key Publishing House, and not for me personally, as an author I was impressed by their 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.”
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.
Smith Publicity was a tremendous resource and a key driver in the successful marketing of my book. They 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.”
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.
Smith was very effective in getting media exposure. They never hesitated in answering all of our pesky questions, and were readily available to us. They provided detailed weekly reports, and a great final report. We cannot express the difference in our lives because of Smith.”
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.
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 hardworking as my Smith publicist 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.”
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.
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 obtained for my book was a terrific success! I highly recommend them to anyone seeking quality exposure for their book!”
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 is 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 a report on environmental destruction due to overdevelopment.
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!”
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.
It was my distinct pleasure to work with Smith Publicity. With their genuine interest, support, and diligence, they 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, 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.
I just wanted to let you know how delighted I was to be 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 including 35 radio interviews and a few print interviews. And that was just the beginning. She 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 I put my book and my career in the very capable hands of Smith Publicity? I would recommend them to anyone!”
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.
Thank you for all of your hard work—very thorough and comprehensive. You did a great job, and we really appreciate it!”
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.
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!”
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.
I am 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 I received was far above and beyond what I ever expected!”
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.
If you want to get your message out, Smith Publicity will do it.”
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.
It was an honor and a privilege to have worked with Smith Publicity! I have not come across such a high standard of professionalism in a long time.”
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.
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.”
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.
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 am rode a wave of attention from all the right people, and have Smith Publicity to thank for it.”
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.
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, 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.
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.”
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 is www.michaelfmyers.com.
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 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 PR for the ongoing promotion of 438 Days.”
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.
My publicist at Smith Publicity was amazing – she was highly experienced and I could see this shining through in absolutely everything she did. She was as diligent and passionate about my book as she would have been about her own—so much so that we had to do another large print run far sooner than I had anticipated. As soon as I started working with my publicist, so many opportunities were sent my way and much reader interest was generated, resulting in many more women with the condition being helped! I’ll always be grateful to the entire team at Smith Publicity!”
Dr. Fiona McCulloch, 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.
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. She 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.”
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.
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 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 has been an avid reader since the age of 5, 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.
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 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.
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 continue to maintain relations with many of the program hosts and appear regularly to discus both American Politics and my latest Huffington Post blog entries. I would highly recommend Smith Publicity.”
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.
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!”
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
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.”
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.
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!”
Smith, from the UK, has travelled all over the world in search of the perfect recipes visiting such far off locales as South East Asia, India, Sri Lanka, the Middle East and Mexico. He incorporated all of his experience and knowledge in this first cookbook The Mighty Spice Cookbook. He has written recipes and spice features for brands, magazines and websites including Bacardi, Men’s Health and GQ.com and just filmed a guest spot on a new Good Food series Perfect.
We 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.”
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.
My publicist was an absolute joy to work with. I was impressed with her 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 though our campaign was over, my publicist continued to forward requests for review copies and interviews–and even a request from Steven Forbes for a signed copy! I also heard again from Smith, when they 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 am fortunate to have had Smith Publicity at my side to promote my 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.
My experience with Smith Publicity was a whirlwind that is still generating hits. My publicist did a great job taking advantage of current events and creating opportunities for specialized articles featuring my by-line. I have redone my website to include an ‘Appearances’ page where I have listed the media placements that I am aware of. 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.”
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.
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 book, One Woman in a Hundred, successfully and get it the attention it needs to survive and hopefully thrive in today’s competitive book world.”
In One Woman in a Hundred Mary Sue Welsh chronicles the life of Edna Phillips, 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.
Smith Publicity has done 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!”
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.
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.”
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.
Smith Publicity did an outstanding job of promoting my book. The attitude and dedication of the staff is exemplary.”
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.
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 and Jen for an exceptional and productive experience!”
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.
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.”
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.
Smith Publicity supremely exceeded my expectations. As a new author I was unsure as to even the role of a publicist but my publicist and the rest of the team were happy to explain every detail. My publicist worked more than just nine to five each day. She responded to all my questions quickly and efficiently. I felt that she understood my story and the goals of my campaign fully. She worked tirelessly and professionally and shared in the big vision for my project! I recommend Smith Publicity 150%!”
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.
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.”
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.
I can’t thank my publicist enough for orchestrating such a remarkable publicity campaign for my new book. From our very first conversation, it was evident that she 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.”
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.
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 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.”
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.
Smith Publicity has been the best investment I ever made. Their account representatives leave 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.”
2nd Ed. and Kamikaze Peacocks & Oink. Fournier is a Board Member, Florida Publishers Association.
I wanted to thank you and to express my gratitude 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.”
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.
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 the awareness by smart placing of related scientific articles. 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, 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.
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. The staff was great at receiving you at the door and bidding you farewell at the end of the process. Thank you all for the great help and looking forward to working with you on my next project.”
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. 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. 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.
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!”
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.
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!”
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.
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.”
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.
Smith Publicity ROCKS! They are professional, prompt and know how to get your name out there. I was so impressed with the research they did about my book’s subject which led to numerous interviews and articles. I am now a ‘known’ expert in my field. Smith Publicity gets results!”
Nancy 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.
Smith Publicity did a fantastic job landing high-profile interviews and reviews for my book. They are professional, organized, and effective. Highly recommended.”
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.
It’s been a life changing experiences in my book journey and I highly recommend Smith Publicity!”
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.
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 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.
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.”
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 a senior publishing and marketing executive.
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 J. Noto studied political science and history at Washington College, 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.
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. Smith Publicity gets 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 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 War; True Crime Michigan: The 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.
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, my Smith 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 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. In addition to writing, she enjoys traveling, swimming, and reading with her daughter.
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 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.
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 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.
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 this educational and enriching experience.”
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.
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 Federico Scarafiotti 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.
To sum up my experience with Smith Publicity with one word—AMAZING! From the moment 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.”
Born in New England at a time long before the invention of DVDs, iPods, 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.
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 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 works in computer programming, software and social networking.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 U.S. but it has reached Indonesia, China, Holland, Canada, Germany, Spain, the UK, Brazil… and all thanks to these 2 incredible teams.”
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.
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 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.
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!”
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.
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.”
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 Investor’s 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 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.
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 was 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 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.
I want to say that the service provided to me by Smith Publicity were the best I have 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 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.
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 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.
Yesterday, in 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 have a great publicist: Erin MacDonald-Birnbaum of Smith Publicity. Erin is 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, Erin 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 a professional publicist. Don’t try to do it alone. Erin. Smith Publicity. Thanks to these guys, now I’m a brand.”
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.
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 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.
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 an interview with CNN and Huffpost Live. 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 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.
I contracted with Smith Publicity in May 2014 to help promote my November 2013 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 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.
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.”
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.
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 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.
My experience working with Smith Publicity has been an amazingly successful one. Upon my request, Marissa Eigenbrood 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. We wrote up the press releases the first week, and by the third week I was getting regular requests for byline articles and radio interviews. These requests continued to come in throughout the campaign so much so that I was glad when it ended just so I could get some rest. All in all, I would recommend Smith Publicity to anyone who has written a book and wants to “Jump Start” his or her campaign. They did a fabulous job for me and I will continue to use their services in the future.”
Mary Sue Wallace is a metaphysical author who has written several books including Happyism, a Practical Guide to Happiness. She has researched extensively on the nature of consciousness and the human psyche, spanning from the earlier masters such as Christ, Buddha, Lao-tzu, and Patanjali, to the more current teachers such as Krishnamurti, Eckhart Tolle, Emmet Fox and Ernest Holmes.
The 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.”
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.
I want to 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.”
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.
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 (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.
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 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.
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. I felt she takes great interest in her work, is very meticulous and overall pretty good at what she does. 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 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.
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 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.
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!”
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.
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 a few people already.”
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!”
I had the privilege of working with Smith Publicity several months … This is a first class outfit, and very responsive and easy to work with.”
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.
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 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.
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 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 a self-published author looking for exposure, look no further, hire them!”
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.
Sarah Gilbert, through 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!”
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.
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 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.
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!”
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.
Working with professionals at Smith Publicity, and in particular Mallory Campoli, their 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, 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.
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 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.
The professionals at Smith Publicity are a pleasure to work with. They outline a comprehensive publicity campaign and follow through with close attention to every detail. I highly recommend their services to all writers seeking extra exposure for their work.”
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.
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 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.
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. 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.
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!”
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.
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 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 bi-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.
I really appreciated working with my publicist and think highly of his professionalism and ability. Smith Publicity is lucky to have him. Whenever I have an opportunity to recommend Alex as a publicist (and 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 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.