Hire Debra

Book Publicity Services

I have extensive experience working in the publishing world, both scholarly and literary, high profile and community based. From breaking out a #1 New York Times bestseller, to managing a direct marketing program, to editing a literary magazine, to developing social media campaigns and creating original blog features, my experience runs the gamut. Highlights have included:

  • Designing and implementing publicity campaigns for high profile trade and scholarly books
  • Producing press materials, including press releases, talking points, and author interviews
  • Conducting targeted pitches and meeting personally with book review editors and media to secure attention in major venues including the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The Today Show, The New York Times, National Public Radio, The New Republic, The American Prospect, Marketplace, The Atlantic, The Daily Show, 60 Minutes, The New York Review of Books, New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post
  • Building professional relationships with major thought leaders and authors, including Harry Frankfurt, Amy Gutmann, Henry Petroski, Michael Chwe, Ian Ayres, Jason Brennan, and Gabriella Coleman

Areas of special interest and expertise are literary fiction, memoir, philosophy, cultural studies, anthropology, digital activism, and political theory.

If you’re an author or a publisher with a publicity campaign you’d like me to work on, please contact me here.

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“Debra is one of the smartest, most creative, and talented marketing and PR professionals I have ever met. I had the opportunity to work with her in Princeton’s direct marketing group and was always impressed by her accumen — particularly in writing and editing. Debra was always able to deliver intelligent, compelling, and creative campaigns with an eye for detail, organization, and driving results. Plus, she’s a blast to work with, caring, funny, and hard working. A triple threat! Anyone would be lucky to have her on their team.”
–Peter Bohan, Associate Director of Marketing at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Debra was a student in the FDU MFA Program in Creative Writing I teach in, as well as Review Editor for The Literary Review, for which I’m a poetry editor. She’s a fabulous worker and a delight to be with. She’s personable and efficient, intelligent and meticulous in her work. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
–Renee Ashley, Core Faculty, FDU MFA program in Creative Writing

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