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This page features book marketing and book promotion services which specialize in working with book authors and publishers. We try to be comprehensive in these listings, so we list anyone who is offering a book marketing service. A listing does not mean a recommendation by us. Before signing with any book marketing service, check out their references.

Please note that this is a work in progress. If you'd like to nominate a book marketing service, please email John Kremer, the book promotion expert. I know that I have missed some companies I truly would like to add to this list. Your book marketing service might be one of those. Thanks for your support.

You will find no other book marketing service, book promotion expert, or book marketing consultant who lists all his or her competitors on a page like this. I do for one simple reason: I don't have any competitors. Yes, I am biased. But justly so. — John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books

John Kremer, Open Horizons, P.O. Box 2887, Taos NM 87571; 575-751- 3398. Email: JohnKremer@bookmarket.com. Web: http://www.johnkremer.com. Phone consultation a specialty. Help with book marketing plans, setting priorities, opening new markets, promoting your books, selling to catalogs, branding, subsidiary rights sales, and more. John is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books. The best book promotion consultant listed on this page (I am biased).


Lyn Adelstein, Publishing & Marketing Consultant, 2058 N Mills Avenue #522, Claremont CA 91711; 818-481-8008. Email: la@lynadelstein.com. Helps self-publishers get their books off the ground, handling editing, design, typesetting, book covers, printing, marketing, PR, and creating websites that sell books.

Author Admin, Nicole Davis, P O Box 337, Barnesville GA 30204-0337; 678-451-9957; 877-340-8733. Email: info@authoradmin.com. Makes calls, sets up book signings, designs marketing materials, and creates news releases.

Author Ambassador, Wendy Jane Carrel, 7985 Santa Monica Boulevard #109, West Hollywood CA 90046; 323-654-7227; cell: 760-218-3838. Email: authorambassador@aol.com. Offers business development, shepherding, and marketing services for wisdom and wellness authors, publishers, and green companies.

Author Marketing Experts, Penny C. Sansevieri, P O Box 421156, San Diego CA 92142; 858-560-0121. Email: penny@amarketingexpert.com. A full service book marketing, promotion, and publicity company, serving authors in all stages of marketing and promotion. They have a full range of packages and services to choose from.


Robin Bartlett, Publishing Consultant. Email: robin@robinbartlett.com. Nonfiction only, including medical, technical, and reference.

Peter Beren, Publishing Consultant and Literary Agent; 510-821-5539; Fax: 510-970-9817. Email: peterberen@aol.com. 30 years in the business. Consulting clients include Nolo Press, Chronicle Books and Ten Speed Press.

Marianne C. Bohr Consulting, Marianne Bohr, MD; 301-928-4736. Email: mcbohr@mariannecbohr.com. Helps publishers and authors get started in the book trade, especially when you're not sure what to do and when to do it. Provides roadmaps for publishing.

Book Architects, Pat Morris, Minnesota; 641-797-3801. Email: pat@bookarchitects.net. Dorothy Molstad; Email: dorothy@bookarchitects.net. Linda Strommer; Email: linda@bookarchitects.net. Offers consultations and workshops for brainstorming book marketing ideas, manuscript evaluations, etc.

The Book Coach - Book coach Jim Donovan offers author coaching, speaking coaching, editorial services.

Book Marketing Works, Brian Jud, 50 Lovely Street, P O Box 715, Avon CT 06001; 860-675-1344; 800-562-4357; Fax: 203-798-7272. Email: brianjud@msn.com. Specializing in special market sales.

BookCoaching.com, Judy Cullins; 619-466-0622. Email: judy@bookcoaching.com. She “works with small business people who want to make a difference in people's lives, build their credibility and clients, and make a consistent life-long income.”

BookEnds Consulting, Jennifer Stein, 6605 Baythorne Road, Baltimore MD 21209; 410-602-9220; Fax: 410-602-9227. Email: jstein@bookendsconsulting.com. The equivalent of an in-house production manager, secretary, inventory control specialist, print buyer, marketing director, fact-checker, and more for small to mid-size publishers.

Boulder Bookworks, P O Box 3772, Boulder CO 80307; 303-499-9540; Fax: 303-499-9584. A partnership of Alan Bernhard (email: bernhard@boulderbookworks.com) and Alan Stark (email: stark@boulderbookworks.com), they offer book development, design, and production as well as book marketing consulting.

Bullen Publishing Services, Martha Bullen. Email: marthabullen@gmail.com. Offers marketing, copywriting, and promotional help to authors, self-publishers, and indie publishers. Offers help with book titles, cover copy, press releases, and publicity hooks.

Peter Burford, Publishing Consultant; 888-672-5247. Email: pburford@burfordbooks.com. Publisher of Burford Books and previously with Lyons & Burford, Peter consults on distribution, marketing, editorial, rights, and design.

Business Marketing Consultants, Stephen Kerr, 2588F El Camino Real #287, Carlsbad CA 92008; 800-615-9727; Fax: 760-967-6806. Email: skerr@bizmark.net. Focuses on mergers, acquisitions, business valuations, and selling companies.

Buy the Book Marketing, Mary Walewski, 423 Hickory Street, Broomfield CO 80020; 303-464-1612; Cell: 303-725-9313; Fax: 303-723-9313. Email: mary@buythebookmarketing.com. Online promotion for books, authors, and speakers.


The Cadence Group, Rebecca Brown, 212 Marengo Avenue #2S, Forest Park IL 60130; 708-689-0908. Email: services@thecadencegrp.com. Book consulting, book marketing, and book publishing services tailored to each book, author, or publisher.

Roy M Carlisle, Publishing Consultant, P O Box 1329, Alameda CA 94501; 510-459-7763. Email: rok47@aol.com. Consults on editorial development of Christian and inspirational titles. Not an agent.

CeciBooks Editorial & Publishing Consultation, Ceci Miller. Email: ceci@cecibooks.com. Specializes in self-help, psychology, spirituality, alternative health, women's issues, and children's books.

Cole Associates, David Cole, 721 Creston Road, Berkeley CA 94708; 510-525-6902; Fax: 510-525-0842. Focuses on business planning, staff training, direct mail management, etc.

Columbine Communications, Robert Erdmann, Consultant, 16707 Saddle Court, Sonora CA 95370; 209-586-1566; Fax: 209-586-1732. Email: bob@bob-erdmann.com. Specializes in foreign rights opportunities for nonfiction titles. Offers a special Frankfurt Foreign Rights Program.

Cross River Publishing Consultants, Thomas Woll, President, 3 Holly Hill Lane, Katonah NY 10536; 914-232-6708; 877-268-6708; Fax: 914-232-6393. Email: twoll@pubconsultants.com. Consults on general management issues, publishing economics, editorial analysis, etc.


Finish Your Book, Gemini Adams; 310-453-7711. Email: contact@finishyourbooknow.com. Helps authors gain an understanding of their writing, publishing, self-publishing, book selling, and promotion goals.

The Fisher Company, Howard Fisher, Managing Director, 7620 N La Cholla Boulevard, Tucson AZ 85741; 520-547-2460; Fax: 520-744-0944. Email: howard.fisher@thefishercompany.com. Don Siburg, CPA. Business development and financial/operations consulting.

Five Star Publications, Linda Radke, P O Box 6698, Chandler AZ 85246-6698; 480-940-8182; Fax: 480-940-8787. Email: info@fivestarpublications.com. Publishing and PR support services since 1985. They recently launched a division to help medical and healthcare organizations to publish and promote books.

Frugal Marketing, Shel Horowitz, Copywriter, 413-586-2388; 800-683-WORD. Email: shel@principledprofit.com. Motto: “I make the world insist on learning why you're special.” He writes news releases, brochures, newsletters, ad copy, web copy, etc.


Garvan Marketing, Stephen Garvan, CEO, 7919 Fairfax Court, Niwot CO 80503; 303-652-3489; Fax: 303-652-3610. Specialties: sales to national accounts, international sales, budgeting.

Greenleaf Book Group, Clint Greenleaf III, President, 4425 Mopac South #600, Longhorn Building, 3rd Floor, Austin TX 78735; 512-891-6100; 800-932-5420; Fax: 512-891-6150. Email: clint@greenleafbookgroup.com. Production, distribution, and marketing help.

Gropen Associates, Marion Gropen; 888-3GROPEN. Email: Marion.Gropen@GropenAssoc.com. Financial and management consultant to publishers, deliver question by question.


Dan Haldeman & Associates, Dan Haldeman, President, 422 8th Avenue (95062), P O Box 4092, Santa Cruz CA 95063-4092; 831-726-1255; Cell: 831-332-1917; Fax: 831-726-1261. Email: bookrep@sbcglobal.net. Provides nonexclusive sales representation to major accounts: Barnes & Noble, Borders, Price/Costco, Target, Media Play, etc.

Joan Holman Productions, Joan Holman, 600 S Highway 169 #180, Minneapolis MN 55426; 952-595-8888. Email: joan@holman.com. Consultant on Internet marketing and book marketing.

How to Write Your Book, Dr. Claudia Rose; 888-522-4628. Email: drrose@howtowriteyourbook.com. Book writing classes and coaching.


The Idea Logical Company, Mike Shatkin, 240 East 56th Street, New York NY 10022; 212-758-5670; Fax: 212-758-4934. Email: mike@idealog.com. Provides strategic consulting, editorial and sales development, brand extension, and access for new technology providers.

Ink Tree Marketing, Joni Hamilton, VP of Marketing; 403-295-3898; Fax: 403-730-3492. Email: jhamilton@inktreemarketing.com. Helps “publishers maximize nonreturnable book sales.”

Integrated Book Marketing, Sharon Castlen, P.O. Box 321, Kings Park NY 11754; 631-979-5990; Fax: 631-979-5989. Email: IBMarket@optonline.net.

International Book Marketing, Allan Lang, 28 Benfield Drive (08550), P O Box 4839, Princeton NJ 08543; 609-936-1551. Email: allanlang@aol.com. “We represent both foreign and domestic publishers as their representative to distribution companies. The distribution companies handle sales, warehouse, shipping, billing, collections and issue reports. We sell to the major accounts, non traditional accounts such as warehouse clubs, display marketing, book club, Canadian sales and other special sales opportunities.”

Literary Services, John Willig, President, P O Box 888, Barnegat NJ 08005. Email: john@literaryservicesinc.com. Offers coaching on demand for self-publishers as well as a complete coaching package.


The Marino Group, Gerald Marino, 1160 Hunter Street, San Diego CA 92103; 619-299-6827; Fax: 619-299-6844. Email: gem@marinogroup.com.

John B McHugh, Consultant, 5747 N Ames Terrace, Glendale WI 53209; 414-351-3056; Fax: 414-351-0666. Email: j.b.mchugh@worldnet.att.net. Consulting on business, professional, and textbook publishing.

Bobbye Middendorf, 1718 W Julian Street, Chicago IL 60622; 773-227-4280. Email: jasbjm@earthlink.net. Direct mail, catalog, and news release copywriter. Contact her for references.

Ministry Marketing Solutions, Pam Perry, Chief Visionary, 33011 Tall Oaks, Farmington MI 48336; 248-426-2300. Email: info@ministrymarketingsolutions.com.

Stephen Morris Marketing Associates, Stephen Morris, President, 100 Gilead Brook Road, Randolph VT 05060; 802-234-9130; Fax: 802-234-6206. Email: stephen@stephenmorris.us. “My specialty will be helping book publishers develop markets for their products outside the traditional book trade.”


NPL Consulting, Martin Foner, 116 West Service Road #201, Champlain NY 12919; 518-907-4494; 800-NPL-6146; Fax: 518-907-4495. Email: mfoner@nplconsulting.com or mfoner@nplconsultants.com or mfoner@nplconsult.com. Consults with small and mid-sized publishers in strategic planning, brand development, marketing, profitability, and turnaround situations. Also in buying or selling a company.


Open Horizons — See book promotion expert John Kremer above.


Patron Saint Productions, Steve O'Keefe, Executive Director, Bywater Tech Center, 538 Louisa Street, New Orleans LA 70116; 504-947-4994; Fax: 504-947-4984. Email: steve.okeefe@patronsaintpr.com. Online PR experts. Also offers streaming video for authors.

PeakView Consulting, Polly Wirtz, President, 8545 Eagle Cliff Road, Conifer CO 80433; 303-679-3533; Fax: 303-679-1219. Email: Polly@netwirtz.com. Sales and marketing for the publishing industry; specializing in technical, nonfiction books.

Dan Poynter, Consultant, P O Box 8206, Santa Barbara CA 93118-8206; 805-968-7277; Fax: 805-968-1379; Email: DanPoynter@ParaPublishing.com. Author of The Self-Publishing Manual. Provides consulting in all areas of self-publishing, writing books, and marketing books.

Pyromarketing Inc., Greg Stielstra, Nashville TN. Formerly VP of marketing for trade books at Thomas Nelson.


Queens of Book Marketing, Phyllis Zimbler Miller and Yael Miller, Miller Mosaic. Email: info@millermosaic.com. Offers a free report on virtual book tours. Offers website solution packages for authors to quickly and easily get a website presence.


Raab Associates, Susan Raab, 345 Millwood Road, Chappaqua NY 10514; 914-241-2117; Fax: 914-241-0050. Email: info@raabassociates.com. Founded in 1986, Raab Associates specializes in marketing, promoting and publicizing children's books and products and family-oriented books.

Reader Views, Irene Watson. Email: admin@readerviews.com. Consulting. Their reviews are now syndicated by USA Today, NBC, Fox News, Reuters, and a number of newspapers.

Ellen Reid's Book Shepherding, Ellen Reid, 510 Castillo #301, Santa Barbara CA 93101; 805-884-9990; 866-406-4352; Fax: 805-884-9911; Cell: 310-210-5169. Email: ellen@bookshep.com or bookshep@mac.com. A book shepherd: “We provide everything you need to take your book from manuscript to print and to starting your own small press.”

Carla Ruff, Marketing & Sales Consultant, 666 29th Street, San Francisco CA 94131; 415-826-9008; Fax: 415-826-4206. Email: carlainsf@aol.com. Distribution solutions, sales management, marketing plans, foreign rights, and subsidiary rights.


Norbert Schaepe Consulting, Norbert Schaepe, Brahmsstr. 3, 12307 Berlin, Germany; 49-177-567-1627. Augsburg office: Waldheimstr. 22, 86161 Augsburg, Germany. Email: contact@norbertschaepe-consulting.com. Publishing consultant for the German book market.

Sensible Solutions, Judith Appelbaum, 500 Croton Lake Road, Mount Kisco NY 10549; 914-241-4749; Fax: 914-241-1942. Email: verysensibly@aol.com. Helps self-publishers.

Strauss Consultants, Karen Strauss, 11 Broadway #1020, New York NY 10004; 212-913-9894. Email: kbstrauss@straussconsultants.com. Offers distribution solutions to get smaller publishers into large chains and book wholesalers. Also offers nontraditional book sales and social media marketing. Also a partner in BooksToMarketNow.com.


Togo Productions, Stella Togo; 714-336-1148. Email: stella@urbookcoach.com. Helps people get really clear before they write a word, helps them target their audience, and takes them through the process of writing, publishing, and getting ready to market their books. Helps them create other markets and businesses revolving around their books.


Warwick Associates, Simon Warwick-Smith, 18340 Sonoma Highway, Sonoma CA 95476; 707-939-9212; Fax: 707-938-3515. Email: sws@vom.com. Consulting on editing, production, distribution, publicity, sales, publishing, agents.

Kim Weiss Publishing Service, Kim Weiss; 954-263-6827. Email: kimmerie@mac.com or info@kimweisspr.com. A long-time publicist for HCI Books, Kim offers book coaching from brainstorming to bestseller. Also web: http://www.helpmewithmybook.com.

The Write Place, Pat Sabiston, 4412 Fletcher Street, Panama City FL 32405-1017; 850-769-4345; Fax: 850-769-4348. Email: thewriteplace@consultant.com. A marketing and PR service/consultant.

Xcellent Marketing, Carol Ann Waugh, 1163 Vine Street, Denver CO 80206; 303-388-5215; Fax: 303-388-0477; Email: cwaugh@xcellentmarketing.com. Consultants on marketing and new business development.

Your Book Publishing Coach, Diane Eble, 0S430 Jefferson Street, Winfield IL 60190; 630-665-0843; Fax: 630-665-1338. Email: diane@wordstoprofit.com. A blog offering an insider's guide to writing, publishing, and making money.


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Open Horizons, P O Box 2887, Taos NM 87571