If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.
Congratulations! Now that you’ve successfully published your book, it’s time to let the world know about it. Book promotion involves sending out media kits and press releases, setting up interviews and signings, getting reviews, and scheduling speaking appearances at establishments interested in your work. Whether traditionally published or self-published, most authors end up promoting their writing themselves. And if you’re like most writers, you may not have the time to do that kind of work.
That’s where Paula Margulies Communications can help. We are a boutique public relations agency specializing in helping talented authors get premium exposure for their publications. We work with publishers, agents, distributors, booksellers, book reviewers, and media outlets to make sure that your book gets maximum attention and coverage from your target audience. We will consult with you to set up a book tour in cities you choose, garner interest and exposure with specialized media, including key websites and blogsites, newspapers, magazines, television, and radio, and help you promote your work and build a name for yourself and your book.
Our experience, professionalism, and enthusiasm have made Paula Margulies Communications one of the top consulting specialists in the book promotional industry today. If you’re ready to tell the world about your book, please contact us to find out what we can do to help you publicize and sell your work.
Click on the Testimonials page to see what more clients have to say about Paula Margulies Communications
"When looking for ways to publicize my novel locally, I came across Paula on Twitter. Having a publicist with a strong social media presence was important to me, so I sent her a note. She was immediately responsive and willing to have long conversations as we hatched a plan. Her connections and resources have been invaluable, and it’s been a truly collaborative process, as we work together to find ways to publicize the book that produce results and fit the specific plan for what I’d like to achieve. In just a short time working with Paula, I was featured in the Orange County Register and scheduled to present at a large writers conference, and my novel won an International Book Awards designation. She does what she says she’ll do, she is fair and competent, and she follows up, every time. I can’t speak highly enough about her services."
-Mary Vensel White, author of The Qualities of Wood, HarperCollins Authonomy maryvenselwhite.com
"I met Paula Margulies at the Pacific Northwest Writer's Conference in July 2009. Paula was presenting a talk on budget marketing, and I had just self-published my first book, Complications: A Doctor's Love Story. Paula believed in me, and in my story. She went on to help me garner speaking engagements in bookstores and libraries - no small feat in the days when self-published books were the red-haired stepchild of the publishing world. Her services were economical, but more importantly, Paula saved me time. Now, two more books later, I have carved out a platform dealing with kidney failure, caregiver issues, and a physician's inside perspective on interacting with the medical world. Paula's enthusiastic support was absolutely critical in getting my projects off the ground."
-Linda Gromko, M.D., author of Complications: A Doctor's Love Story, Arranging Your Life: When Dialysis Comes Home, and Let Me Go When the Banter Stops: A Doctor's Fight for the Love of Her Life lindagromkomd.com
"I met Paula several years ago at the Southwest Writers Conference. During her talk, she shared practical ways to publicize books, and I was wowed by her knowledge and expertise. Since that time, Paula has provided great advice on my own book, including why the book’s back cover is as important as its front cover and how to include elements that inspire readers to purchase my book. Thanks, Paula, for all of your great advice!"
-Gail Kushner, author of My Psychic Search: Discovering What Psychics Do, What They Know, and How They Can Help Us Improve Our Lives
“Paula Margulies has done a wonderful blog tour to promote my latest novel, Passenger from Greece. Her work is impeccable, thorough, and well thought out. The responses we received from her bevy of bloggers indicated that she is very well respected in that community, and this generates good responses. I would strongly recommend Paula to any author looking for an effective publicist and adviser.”
"Paula's friendly and creative approach to publicity was invaluable when I began the complicated process of publicizing my books. She keeps an eye on the details while looking at the big picture, and was quick to respond to my every question. She's a pleasure to work with, and her meticulous accounting shows where every dollar of the money goes."
-Anita Sanchez, author of Karl, Get Out of the Garden!; ITCH: Everything You Didn’t Want to Know About What Makes You Scratch; Wait Till It Gets Dark!; and The Invasion of Sandy Bay anitasanchez.webs.com
"I met Paula near a snow-covered caldera high in the Cascade Mountains. No, really, we were two of five artists working in cabins at the Caldera Retreat outside of Sisters, Oregon. After a day of frozen-fingered typing, the writers would gather at Paula’s cabin. Why Paula’s cabin? I think we were initially drawn to her warmth and graciousness, but her love of writing kept us coming back. Since then, we have all remained in touch. Paula has become one of my trusted readers, offering me valuable insights in the crafting and promotion of my most recent novel, The Anvil of Navarre."
-Craig English, author of The Anvil of Navarre and The Black Swan
"I hired Paula to promote the most recent books in my Rolly Waters mystery series, and boy am I glad I did. Rather than providing a template campaign like so many book publicity services, she worked with me to create a customized plan that fit my budget and schedule. She took the time to read my books and understand the market for them. She was able to get reviews, interviews and in-store book signings that I never would have been able to land on my own. She’s a pleasure to work with and a great person to have on your side in the big, confusing world of book promotion."
"When my self-published book was taken by a publishing house, I was quick to get help and contacted Paula. She willingly offered her time and advice, quickly outlined the things I should do to promote my book, and made clear what she could do for me. When my book was released, Paula was organized and thorough while contacting those who could write reviews. She was careful not to duplicate the marketing efforts of my publishing house and has kept in close contact with me regarding the status of her work. The result has been some wonderful reviews in popular blogs, and radio and magazine interviews. I truly appreciate her persistence and organization."
-Beth Glosten, M.D., author of The Riding Doctor: A Prescription for Healthy, Balanced, and Beautiful Riding, Now and for Years to Come www.horse andrider.com
"I have learned so very much from Paula. She has guided me through the jungle of promoting my second novel Dangerous Reflections, wrote and disseminated press releases upon short notice, and advised me about contests and avenues of promotion I hadn't thought of. I credit her for my placement as a National Indie Excellence Award finalist. She is always accessible and helpful, and I highly recommend her, especially to newly published authors."
-Karla Tipton, author of the time travel historical fantasies Dangerous Reflections and Rings of Passagewww.karlatipton.com
"Paula has been the perfect partner for me, providing sound advice, outstanding promotional support, and really excellent mentorship. In addition to her expertise in the world of book promotion, I felt from the beginning of our working relationship that Paula had a real concern for partnering with writers and work that she believed in, which is really what makes the relationship work. As I prepare for an upcoming tour through the Northwest with some really high-quality events, I’m thankful for the work Paula did in setting the tour up, and realize just how important the contacts and experience are that a seasoned and excellent publicist such as Paula brings to the partnership. Thanks Paula!"
-Neil Hanson, author of Pilgrim Wheels: Reflections of a Cyclist Crossing America, Pilgrim Spokes: The Journey Continues, and Cycling the Katy Trailwww.neilhanson.com
"Hire her! Immediately. You will be extremely glad you did. As an author, I was looking for a publicist who would listen and meet the specific needs of my book. Paula not only listened, but utilized her expertise and years of experience to implement an excellent publicity strategy. Dedicated, conscientious, and full of wisdom, Paula is one of a kind."
"I was overwhelmed while promoting my first book, when my daughter found Paula’s website online and emailed me her link. I immediately reached out to Paula, and she responded very quickly. Once she reviewed my book, she jumped right in and started the publicity process. I loved her direct, organized process of reaching multiple audiences in a quick efficient manner. I went from zero promotion to having several speaking engagements in a short period of time. She is doing the work that I dislike the most, which takes the pressure off me and allows me to focus on writing my second book. Thank you, Paula; I will most definitely call you when I am ready to launch my next memoir."
-Anitra Simmons, author of Embracing Life from Death: A Caretaker's Journey Through Glioblastoma, Grief and Healing