Recommended Publicity, Marketing, and Media Relations Professionals

As always obtain, and check, the references of any publishing professional you hire.

A publicist is a person whose job is to generate and manage publicity for a public figure, especially a celebrity, a business, or for a work such as a book, film or album. Most top-level publicists work in private practice, handling multiple clients.

In the world of celebrities, unlike agents or managers, publicists typically take a monthly fee for serving a client (whereas agents and managers tend to take a percentage of their client's gross income). Publicists can be at local, regional or national level. They can also have special expertise in areas such as entertainment or literary publicity.

One of the publicist's main functions is to generate press coverage on behalf of clients and to serve as the bridge between clients, their public and media outlets. A publicist writes press releases, manages campaigns and performs other public relations functions. It usually takes many years to develop the media contacts, experience and relationships necessary to be an effective publicist. (source wikipedia)


Gilda Squire Media Relations

Gilda Squire Media Relations is a boutique public relations and brand marketing firm designed to work with you to develop a unique media and marketing campaign, ultimately creating or further building a strong, reliable, and successful brand.

Please contact them at 212-928-8090 or anytime! They look forward to hearing from you.

Ministry Marketing Solutions

Founder Pam Perry's passion is Christian books and assisting writers through the American Christian Writers Association where she is president/founder of the Detroit Chapter and now the President of Ministry Marketing Solutions.

Pam Perry, Chief Visionary
Ministry Marketing Solutions, Inc.

Phone: (248) 426-2300
Office hours: 9 to 5 pm EST

Literary Consultant Group
Contact: Nakea S. Murray

Phone: 267-235-5545
Fax: 215-796-9904

Press Release Distribution & Email Marketing

Put On BLAST!™

The Put On BLAST!™ (POB!) master database currently houses nearly 30,000 unique contacts nationwide. Our typical subscriber lives and/or works in the mid-Atlantic region, in the mid-west, and in the south. Generally, subscribers support the literary arts, youth & popular culture, the performing & visual arts, and the broad spectrum of hip hop culture. They are also interested in self-help topics, business and entrepreneurial affairs, job listings, education, and social/political items. POB!™ also features hundreds of media personnel, from niche to national outlets


Diversity City Media
An African American marketing and public relations firm based in Columbus, Ohio. They've been in business for over 10 years, and have been featured in Black Enterprise Magazine, Ebony Magazine, and on the Tavis Smiley show.

Phone: (866) 910-6277
web: Book Club eBlast

Book club e-blast to 300+ book clubs and their members, plus 100+ African-American focused bookstore - 1X -- Plus, E-newsletter listing - 2X and Direct link to

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