Why Us

We Focus on Your Book  
In-house publicists are extremely stretched; they’re juggling upcoming, current, and past books in the publisher’s catalog, while also being required to attend frequent meetings and to travel. At Press Shop, we take a limited number of books at any given time so we can give each project the attention it requires.

Experience on the Editorial Side
Our background is in journalism, where we honed our skills for finding news hooks, crafting pitches, and guiding stories through to publication or broadcast. We know how journalists and producers think and what they need, and we’re adept at navigating a quickly changing media environment.

We Know People
We've worked in the media and book worlds in New York for over two decades, and we have A LOT of contacts and relationships to show for it. 

We Get Results!
We’ve lined up appearances for our authors on the The Daily Show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, TODAY, and many MSNBC and CNN shows, as well as reviews in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, and hundreds of other high-profile papers, radio and TV shows, magazines, and online outlets. We do not stop working until we secure the best possible coverage for you and your book.

A Personal Touch
We work by your side through the months leading up to publication and beyond. We’re responsive and accessible as we help guide authors through the sometimes stressful, always exciting business of publishing and promoting a book.

We champion our authors tirelessly. And we love what we do.


 

"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."