Why should I hire a book publicist, as opposed to letting my publisher handle the publicity?
Here’s the short answer: As book publicists, we do nothing but book publicity. Every moment of our work day is focused on getting you high-value exposure, whether it’s scheduling radio interviews, doing telephone follow-up on press material mailed out, pitching a story idea to a magazine editor, or emailing a fresh media pitch to get you on television and in the print media in response to a breaking news event that happened just moments ago. Our priority is to get you and your book into the news—and keeping you there.
What, specifically, could your firm do that a publisher wouldn’t?
The main difference is that we work for you, and have your interests at heart. We use our considerable know-how and experience to help you sell books, get exposure, and make professional connections. Getting tangible results for our clients is the entire focus of our business.
What kinds of authors use your services?
We have worked with top-notch authors whose books fall into several broad subject categories. (See Subjects.) Below are some other criteria that might help you decide if now is the right time to seek our help with publicity:
What makes C.S. Lewis & Co. Publicists different from other book publicists?
First, we don’t consider ourselves successful unless our clients are completely happy with the results. To illustrate the level of client satisfaction, consider that 95 percent of our clients are referred to us by previous clients. Some of our clients are disgruntled authors who spent a small fortune on a previous publicist, and at the end of their contract, felt gypped. We’ve never had a client terminate his or her contract prematurely, and we’ve never had one who wasn’t totally “wowed” by what we were able to do for him or her.
How much will it cost?
We don’t have a set fee, which is consistent with our commitment to be flexible. Our fees are determined by your needs, the services you want, the length of time you want to work with us, and your budget. We can work with any reasonable budget.
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