Why Us

We Focus on Your Book  
Often, in-house publicists are extremely stretched, juggling many books at once while also being required to attend frequent meetings and to travel. We work by your side throughout the lead-up to publication and beyond, and we focus solely on your book. We've collaborated seamlessly with publicists from all the top 5 publishers, and many indie houses and academic presses, to create a more robust media campaign than otherwise possible.

Experience on the Editorial Side
Our background on the editorial side of the journalist/publicist relationship gives us uncommon expertise in finding news hooks and crafting pitches, as well as guiding a piece through to publication or broadcast. As a magazine editor, Press Shop principal Leah Paulos spent years fielding pitches from publicists; as a freelance writer she wrote story pitches for a wide variety of national outlets. We know how journalists think and what they need.

We Know People
We've worked in the media world for over two decades, and we have the contacts to show for it. We've nurtured relationships with journalists, and we keep abreast of the myriad changes to the industry. We always know which writers and producers to pitch for each project. 

We Get Results!
We’ve placed clients on the TODAY show, The Daily Show, and on the front page of The New York Times, as well as on hundreds of other high-profile radio and TV shows, magazines and newspapers, and online outlets. We do not stop working until we secure the best possible media coverage for you and your book.     

A Personal Touch
We offer the kind of focus, responsiveness, and professionalism that you need as publication day approaches. Leah works closely with every client and is always accessible.

We champion our authors tirelessly.


 

"A sharp, considerate, sincere person as well as a relentless worker who knows what to do and how to do it."
-Igoni Barrett, author of Blackass
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"When my publisher Graywolf Press informed me that an independent publicist named Leah Paulos would take the lead in promoting my novel Blackass, I had no idea what was headed my way. But over the ensuing six months of working together, as I felt my natural reserve fade away under the torrents of her insightful proposals and faultless delivery, and as I experienced for myself her supreme commitment to spreading word about my book while keeping me involved and also respecting the sensibilities of the audience, I realized that I had gotten more than I hoped for: a sharp, considerate, sincere person as well as a relentless worker who knows what to do and how to do it. That’s the sort of professional any author wants in charge of their book’s publicity. That’s Leah Paulos.”

"Within a couple weeks, Leah booked me on the highest-rated morning TV show in NYC; lots more media coverage followed. It's been worth the investment many times over."
–Carmelo Piazza, author, educator, entertainer.
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"The results I got working with Press Shop exceeded my expectations. Within a couple weeks, Leah booked me on the highest rated morning TV show in NYC; lots more media coverage followed. It's been worth the investment many times over. Press Shop is not the kind of PR company where the boss sells you the package and then you work with an assistant. I dealt with Leah directly throughout our partnership, and she worked hard for me. Press Shop was proactive with ideas, responsive to questions, and cared deeply about the results we got."