Press Shop gets your book the attention it deserves.

 *Press Shop was named one of the Observer's 2017 top 50 PR firms*

We create and implement effective publicity campaigns for books in many genres, including narrative non-fiction, literary fiction, memoirs, history/policy, popular science, lifestyle, entertainment, parenting, Judaism, and more. Whether we're working with a publishing house to handle an entire campaign or are hired by the author or an allied organization, we work closely with everyone involved to develop a plan that targets and expands a book's audience through high-profile media placements, speaking engagements, book tours, festivals, awards, and more.


"...a god-send as an independent publicist."
–Rob McQuilkin, Massie and McQuilkin literary agency
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"Leah Paulos is, in a word, a god-send as an independent publicist. So far I've had the opportunity to work with her on two different projects–one a memoir; and the other a biography–and in each case she showed herself to be alive, awake and inspired at every stage of her work with the authors and the publishers in question. She is relentless, determined, and full of ideas that would surely elude less enterprising professionals. I simply cannot recommend Leah and her very fine work highly enough."

"There's no doubt a significant part of the book's success was because of her efforts."
–Tom Nichols, author of The Death of Expertise (Oxford University Press)
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"Leah was amazing. For the author, book promotion can be a bewildering experience, but Leah is a steady hand who not only sought every opportunity for the book, but kept me on track through the entire process. She worked hand in glove with my publisher as well, and there's no doubt that a significant part of the book's success was because of her efforts. She's also just great fun to work with: she's the kind of person who makes you want to write another book just so you'd have the chance to work with her again."


Our work has helped clients get coverage on TODAY Show, The New York Times, The Daily Show, The New Yorker, MSNBC, CNN, NPR, Slate, The Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, The Atlantic, The New Republic, USA Today, Time, the BBC, The Economist, The Boston Globe, Harper's, Tavis Smiley,The Millions, Buzzfeed. The Literary Hub, Electric Literature, and hundreds of other magazines, newspapers, radio and TV shows, and websites.

We've worked closely and seamlessly with in-house publicists from many publishing houses, including Graywolf Press, Henry Holt, Bloomsbury, Harper Collins, Penguin Random House, Viking, William Morrow, PublicAffairs, Prometheus, Seven Stories Press, and Top Shelf. Academic publishers we've worked with include Oxford University Press, Harvard University Press, Yale University Press, Columbia University Press, Princeton University Press, and Johns Hopkins University Press.


What we offer:

  • Media outreach: national and local; TV, radio, print, online, and podcast
  • Press materials: pitches, releases, talking points, Q&A's
  • Radio tours
  • Bylined pieces: editing and placement
  • Website and social media consulting
  • Award submissions
  • Book tours and speaking engagements
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