Testimonials

"Hiring Press Shop was the best decision I made for promoting my book."
–Shulem Deen, National Jewish Book Award-winning author of All Who Go Do Not Return (Graywolf Press)
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"Hiring Press Shop was the best decision I made for promoting my book, All Who Go Do Not Return. Leah Paulos helped me get a high volume of print media coverage, as well as radio and TV interviews, public appearances, and so much more. I could not have possibly done it without her. Smart, energetic, creative, she is also a consummate professional and worked hand-in-hand with my agent, publishing house, and all others involved. Leah is truly a dream publicist."

"...a godsend as an independent publicist."
–Rob McQuilkin, Massie and McQuilkin literary agency
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"Leah Paulos is, in a word, a godsend 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."

"She booked me for appearances that made a clear impact–from major radio programs to national TV."
–David Litt, former Obama speechwriter and bestselling author of Thanks, Obama (Ecco)
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"I am so, so happy that I hired Leah to help with publicity for my book. Working closely with my publisher's in-house team, she booked me for appearances that made a clear impact - from major radio programs to national TV. She was always prompt, thoughtful, and willing to go the extra mile, and I'd recommend her to anyone launching a book."

"There's no doubt that 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."

"...a sharp, considerate, sincere person as well as a relentless worker who knows what to do and how to do it."
–A. Igoni Barrett, author of Blackass (Graywolf Press)
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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.”

"I Hate the Internet [received] a cascade of coverage, culminating in an above-the-fold front-page review in the Arts Section of the New York Times."
–Josh Mast, publisher of We Heard You Like Books (I Hate the Internet)
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"Every once in a while, you get more than you pay for, and that’s definitely our experience with Press Shop. When our press was founded, there was never any expectation that our first book I Hate the Internet would receive a cascade of coverage, culminating in an above-the-fold front page review in the Arts Section of the New York Times. But that’s what happened, and it’s entirely due to the relentless efforts of Leah Paulos, who went above and beyond at every juncture. There’s no way to recommend her highly enough."

"Everyone who has a book coming out should hire Leah... She is absolutely brilliant. I’d say about 50% of the success of the book was because of her…. [She was] the best recommendation anyone has ever given me for anything."

"Leah lined up a wide array of high profile media appearances on my behalf, including MSNBC's Morning Joe—the second most watched cable news morning show in America"
–Brian Klaas, author of The Despot's Apprentice and The Despot's Accomplice (Oxford University Press)
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"Leah lined up a wide array of high profile media appearances on my behalf, including MSNBC's Morning Joe—the second most watched cable news morning show in America. Book sales spiked, forcing a reprint of the book just two weeks after publication. She is tenacious, hard-working, and effective. A true advocate for her authors. I highly recommend her."

"...all I had to do was show up to events, call into podcasts, participate in interviews, write a few emails, and my book ended up with some incredible press."
–Eva Hagberg Fisher, author of How to Be Loved (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
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"Loved loved loved working with Leah and team. I wanted to give my debut memoir the best series of chances it could possibly have, and I'm so glad that I invested in working with Press Shop. They made everything extraordinarily seamless and easy -- all I had to do was show up to events, call into podcasts, participate in interviews, write a few emails, and my book ended up with some incredible press and reviews. They're so easy to work with and also so detail-oriented and on top of it. Cannot wait to write another book so I can work with them again.”

"Working with Leah and Press Shop helped me to think clearly and express powerfully why my book mattered and what effect I hoped its message would have. The publicity for the book resulted in featured reviews in The Economist, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and interviews on NPR. None of this would have happened without Leah and Andy's patient, careful, and deliberate work. I had to learn how to explain to the public why a book genuinely matters. Leah is the best teacher imaginable. I could not be happier with her work.”

"I was nervous about investing so much in a publicist I didn't know, in taking a chance, but it was worth it. An all-around tremendous experience."
–Chavisa Woods, author of Things to Do When You're Goth in the Country (Seven Stories)
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"Working with Press Shop was fantastic. Leah really understood my work, and she was able to incisively translate what was vital about my books to the media before anyone had read them. Press Shop helped my book get the kind of attention it never would have otherwise, including reviews from The New York Times, LA Weekly, Electric Lit, Lit Hub, and Booklist. I was nervous about investing so much in a publicist I didn't know, in taking a chance, but it was worth it. An all-around tremendous experience."

"Paulos's sharp intelligence enables her to figure out a book's structure and goal and align it with the relevant audience. You cannot do better than enlist her and her team on your side. "
–Jason Stanley, author of How Fascism Works (Random House)
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"I published my first trade book with trepidation, not knowing the mechanism by which books draw attention. Thank goodness friends had directed me to Leah Paulos and Press Shop PR. Without Paulos's guidance, and simply incredible devotion to the book and its message, the book would never have had the success it had. And its author would have had a considerably more difficult experience. Paulos's sharp intelligence enables her to figure out a book's structure and goal and align it with the relevant audience. You cannot do better than enlist her and her team on your side. ”

"She's creative, efficient, and tenacious in her pursuit of leads... I strongly recommend hiring her."
–Jonathan Kroberger, publicity manager at Oxford University Press
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"Leah was essential to the success of the campaign for The Death of Expertise. She’s creative, efficient, and tenacious in her pursuit of leads. On top of all that, she’s an absolute pleasure to work with. I strongly recommend hiring her for your next project.”

"She completely got the spirit of my genre-defying book and used her considerable talents to help find its readers."
–Will Dowd, author of Areas of Fog (Etruscan)
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"Leah Paulos is simply brilliant. Hiring her to publicize my first book, Areas of Fog, was the best decision I made. She completely got the spirit of my genre-defying book and used her considerable talents to help find its readers. Resourceful and tireless, she quickly secured me a wide range of interviews and other media opportunities. She was also a joy to work with. You should hire her."

"I will be everlastingly thankful to the University of California Press for recommending Press Shop and I can completely vouch for their professionalism and success."
–Alexandrea Ravenelle, author of Hustle and Gig (University of California Press)
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"I want to keep Press Shop for forever! I will be everlastingly thankful to the University of California Press for recommending Press Shop and I can completely vouch for their professionalism and success. In addition to getting numerous and impressive media placements, Leah and Brianne have been a great source of advice about how to prep for interviews. I plan to include Press Shop as a contract requirement for all of my future books!”

"...her doggedness in following up with certain difficult-to-nail-down interviews was all I'd hoped. But more than that, Leah and her staff really care about launching good books into the world."
–Rachel Howard, author of The Risk of Us (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
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"I could not be happier that I had Leah and her staff working on my book's behalf. Leah's skill at pitching, her contacts, her doggedness in following up with certain difficult-to-nail-down interviews was all I'd hoped. But more than that, Leah and her staff really care about launching good books into the world. I respect the other books Press Shop represents and felt proud to work with a publicist who's actually aiding the public discourse. And I felt personally supported, which means a lot when you're a vulnerable author going out there with intimate work. I will definitely be working with Leah on my next book!

"Leah Paulos did just what she promised: she got news of my book into venues that would have been hard—really hard—for me to reach otherwise."
–Len Cassuto, author of The Graduate School Mess (Harvard University Press)
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"Leah Paulos did just what she promised: she got news of my book into venues that would have been hard—really hard—for me to reach otherwise, even with fine publicists already pushing the book at the publisher. Among the media coverage she secured: an excerpt in Salon, a thought piece in The Atlantic, and an essay in The Washington Post. She does great work!”

"...loyal, discreet, exceptionally intelligent – and supremely effective."
–Frank Delaney, former BBC broadcaster, bestselling author of Ireland
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"Leah Paulos is loyal, discreet, exceptionally intelligent – and supremely effective. In a short time she had gained for me coverage in the New York Times, an appearance on the Today show, multiple public appearances, extensive radio and television mentions, and coverage with a deep penetration into the written media, print and electronic, newspapers, magazines and blogs. She also created a web presence for me, advised the team building my website, and helped me develop a daily presence on the Internet. I have not the slightest hesitation in recommending her and her outstanding skills.”

"She has contacts everywhere, from niche blogs to major national publications."
–Jillian Keenan, author of Sex With Shakespeare (William Morrow)
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"Working with Leah on the publicity for Sex with Shakespeare was a dream come true. She has contacts everywhere, from niche blogs to major national publications. Her work, expertise, and advice helped push my book's press to the next level."

"I can't recommend Leah highly enough."
–Erin Kottke, former Publicity Director of Graywolf Press
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""Working with Leah Paulos is a dream! She's equally adept at taking a project and running with it, or working in tandem with in-house publicity. Whatever her role, you can rest assured that her energy, enthusiasm, and responsiveness will make life easier and better for all parties involved. I can't recommend her highly enough."

"As a writer who has worked with multiple publicists, I can say that Leah Paulos is in a class of her own."
–Gail Straub, author of The Ashokan Way (Homebound)
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"As a writer who has worked with multiple publicists, I can say that Leah Paulos is in a class of her own. A consummate professional, Leah is hard-working, collaborative, and impeccable on every level. The design of her PR campaign was carefully tailored not only to my book but equally to my own strengths and preferences. I give and her diligent team at Press Shop PR my highest recommendation."

"She worked with spirit and resourcefulness to get me as much coverage as possible, and I’m thrilled with the results."
–William V. Madison, author of Madeline Kahn: Being the Music (UPM)
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"Leah Paulos stepped in to help me with Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life at the eleventh hour. Bringing all the strength of Press Shop to bear, she worked with spirit and resourcefulness to get me as much coverage as possible, and I’m thrilled with the results. She fought hard for my book, and just knowing she was on the case made the world seem brighter."

"Leah was able to line up media opportunities seemingly out of thin air."
–Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, author of Nurture the Wow (Flatiron Books)
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"Leah is a total professional. She did an absolutely fantastic job securing coverage for my book. She was smart and strategic, efficient and on-the-ball, and she was able to line up media opportunities seemingly out of thin air."

"A professional publicity outfit that gets the job done. No hype, no fakery, just a lot of connections and opportunities."
–David Galef, author of Brevity: A Flash Fiction Handbook (Columbia University Press)
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"Leah Paulos and her PressShop PR are the real deal: a professional publicity outfit that gets the job done. No hype, no fakery, just a lot of connections and opportunities that get the client’s name and brand out there, and quickly. Particularly good for authors with books to push, but I imagine Leah could sell almost anything."

"Within a couple of weeks, Leah booked me on the highest rated morning TV show in NYC; lots more media coverage followed"
–Carmelo Piazza, author of Crazy for Science with Carmelo the Science Fellow (POW!)
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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."

"Leah deeply understands the current media landscape and produced excellent results. My investment in working with Press Shop PR is paying off in new ways all the time. Plus, she's fun to work with!"
–Dr. Devorah Heitner, author of Screenwise (Taylor and Francis)
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"Leah is smart and insightful. She deeply understands the current media landscape and produced excellent results with great organization and clear follow-through. She is also realistic and attuned to complexity—different media hits and bylines accomplish different goals. Leah and her team took the time to really get to know my work so they could identify and pursue the best and most relevant connections and opportunities. Plus, Leah is very fun to work with! My investment in working with Press Shop PR is paying off in new ways all the time."

"The Press Shop team was kind, thoughtful, and fiercely dedicated to my book. I recommend them absolutely and unequivocally."
–Arjun Singh Sethi, author of American Hate: Survivors Speak Out (The New Press)
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"The Press Shop team was kind, thoughtful, and fiercely dedicated to my book. They secured radio and television spots, placed excerpts, cultivated the interest of book festivals, and helped fill bookstores across the country. I recommend them absolutely and unequivocally."