About Us

"Leah Paulos is, in a word, a god-send of a publicist." –Rob McQuilkin, literary agent at Massie & McQuilkin

"There's no doubt a significant part of my book's success was because of her efforts."Tom Nichols, author of The Death of Expertise (Oxford University Press)

More testimonials here.


Press Shop specializes in high-profile publicity for authors and experts.

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Founded and led by Leah Paulos, Press Shop offers expertise in crafting effective story pitches, a long list of media contacts and relationships, and a fluid understanding of the rapidly changing media world. We've helped clients gain national coverage in The New York Times, TODAY, The Daily Show, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, scores of NPR, BBC and CBC radio shows, The New Yorker, CNN, MSNBC, Harper's, Elle, Slate, Fast Company, The Atlantic, Bookforum, New York, USA Today, The New Republic, Tavis Smiley, Salon, MTV News, The Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal, and hundreds of other top-tier print, TV, radio, and online media outlets.

Press Shop has worked with a wide range of authors and publishers on literary fiction, popular nonfiction, memoirs, and academic and lifestyle titles. Among the books we've promoted: MARCH, the #1 bestselling and National Book Award-winning graphic memoir by Representative John Lewis; #1 NYT bestseller ON TYRANNY: TWENTY LESSONS FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY by Timothy Snyder; and Shulem Deen's memoir ALL WHO GO DO NOT RETURN, which won a Jewish National Book Award.

We've also handled media relations for creative businesses (Trollback + Co.'s branding work on the UN's Global Goals initiative), literary nonprofits (Philadelphia Writers Resist,) and other projects.   

Leah began her career as a magazine editor at Condé Nast, then worked as a freelance writer for dozens of national magazines and papers. She graduated from Cornell University in 1998 with honors and a BA in English. 

Andy Davis works on all of Press Shop's publicity campaigns and leads the media research work. He has particular expertise in business, sports, politics, and history, and he works heavily on book projects in those spaces. A born-and-bred New Yorker, he graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in history, and worked in finance before joining Press Shop in 2013.

Andy and Leah are married and have two young boys. The Press Shop office is in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Madeleine Barnes is a publicity assistant at Press Shop. She focuses on media research, social media, and interview coordination. She's a writer and visual artist who recently earned her MFA in Creative Writing from New York University. 

Meredith Rose Schorr is a publishing professional based in Philadelphia. She reads and writes for Press Shop, primarily focusing on our literary fiction projects. She has interned at Quirk Books and Jill Grinberg Literary Management. She graduated Bryn Mawr College.  

Rachel Rodgers is a grad student completing an MA in Publishing and Journalism at The New School for Social Research. She's doing an internship with Press Shop this fall.