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This page features book marketing and book promotion services which specialize in working with book authors and publishers. We try to be comprehensive in these listings, so we list anyone who is offering a book marketing service. A listing does not mean a recommendation by us. Before signing with any book marketing service, check out their references.

Please note that this is a work in progress. If you'd like to nominate a book marketing service, please email John Kremer, the book promotion expert. I know that I have missed some companies I truly would like to add to this list. Your book marketing service might be one of those. Thanks for your support.

You will find no other book marketing service, book promotion expert, or book marketing consultant who lists all his or her competitors on a page like this. I do for one simple reason: I don't have any competitors. Yes, I am biased. But justly so. — John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books

John Kremer, Open Horizons, P.O. Box 2887, Taos NM 87571; 575-751- 3398. Email: Web: Phone consultation a specialty. Help with book marketing plans, setting priorities, opening new markets, promoting your books, selling to catalogs, branding, subsidiary rights sales, and more. John is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books. The best book promotion consultant listed on this page (I am biased).

Lyn Adelstein, Publishing & Marketing Consultant, 2058 N Mills Avenue #522, Claremont CA 91711; 818-481-8008. Email: Helps self-publishers get their books off the ground, handling editing, design, typesetting, book covers, printing, marketing, PR, and creating websites that sell books.

Author Marketing Experts, Penny C. Sansevieri, P O Box 421156, San Diego CA 92142; 858-560-0121. Email: A full service book marketing, promotion, and publicity company, serving authors in all stages of marketing and promotion. They have a full range of packages and services to choose from.

Robin Bartlett, Publishing Consultant. Email: Nonfiction only, including medical, technical, and reference.

Peter Beren, Publishing Consultant and Literary Agent; 510-821-5539; Fax: 510-970-9817. Email: 30 years in the business. Consulting clients include Nolo Press, Chronicle Books and Ten Speed Press.

Book Architects, Pat Morris, Minnesota; 641-797-3801. Email: Dorothy Molstad; Email: Linda Strommer; Email: Offers consultations and workshops for brainstorming book marketing ideas, manuscript evaluations, etc.

The Book Coach - Book coach Jim Donovan offers author coaching, speaking coaching, editorial services.

Book Marketing Works, Brian Jud, 50 Lovely Street, P O Box 715, Avon CT 06001; 860-675-1344; 800-562-4357; Fax: 203-798-7272. Email: Specializing in special market sales.

The Book Shepherd, Judith Briles, 14160 E Bellewood Drive, Aurora CO 80015; 303-885-2207; Fax 303-627-9184. Email: Consults and guides authors at all stages of creation, production, and sales strategy. Motto: Creating successful authors with practical publishing guidance., Judy Cullins; 619-466-0622. Email: She “works with small business people who want to make a difference in people's lives, build their credibility and clients, and make a consistent life-long income.”

BookEnds Consulting, Jennifer Stein, 6605 Baythorne Road, Baltimore MD 21209; 410-602-9220; Fax: 410-602-9227. Email: The equivalent of an in-house production manager, secretary, inventory control specialist, print buyer, marketing director, fact-checker, and more for small to mid-size publishers.

Bullen Publishing Services, Martha Bullen. Email: Offers marketing, copywriting, and promotional help to authors, self-publishers, and indie publishers. Offers help with book titles, cover copy, press releases, and publicity hooks.

Peter Burford, Publishing Consultant; 888-672-5247. Email: Publisher of Burford Books and previously with Lyons & Burford, Peter consults on distribution, marketing, editorial, rights, and design.

Business Marketing Consultants, Stephen Kerr, 2588F El Camino Real #287, Carlsbad CA 92008; 800-615-9727; Fax: 760-967-6806. Email: Focuses on mergers, acquisitions, business valuations, and selling companies.

Buy the Book Marketing, Mary Walewski, 423 Hickory Street, Broomfield CO 80020; 303-464-1612; Cell: 303-725-9313; Fax: 303-723-9313. Email: Online promotion for books, authors, and speakers.

Roy M Carlisle, Publishing Consultant, P O Box 1329, Alameda CA 94501; 510-459-7763. Email: Consults on editorial development of Christian and inspirational titles. Not an agent.

CeciBooks Editorial & Publishing Consultation, Ceci Miller. Email: Specializes in self-help, psychology, spirituality, alternative health, women's issues, and children's books.

Cole Associates, David Cole, 721 Creston Road, Berkeley CA 94708; 510-525-6902; Fax: 510-525-0842. Focuses on business planning, staff training, direct mail management, etc.

Columbine Communications, Robert Erdmann, Consultant, 16707 Saddle Court, Sonora CA 95370; 209-586-1566; Fax: 209-586-1732. Email: Specializes in foreign rights opportunities for nonfiction titles. Offers a special Frankfurt Foreign Rights Program.

Cross River Publishing Consultants, Thomas Woll, President, 3 Holly Hill Lane, Katonah NY 10536; 914-232-6708; 877-268-6708; Fax: 914-232-6393. Email: Consults on general management issues, publishing economics, editorial analysis, etc.

The Fisher Company, Howard Fisher, Managing Director, 7620 N La Cholla Boulevard, Tucson AZ 85741; 520-547-2460; Fax: 520-744-0944. Email: Don Siburg, CPA. Business development and financial/operations consulting.

Five Star Publications, Linda Radke, P O Box 6698, Chandler AZ 85246-6698; 480-940-8182; Fax: 480-940-8787. Email: Publishing and PR support services since 1985. They recently launched a division to help medical and healthcare organizations to publish and promote books.

Frugal Marketing, Shel Horowitz, Copywriter, 413-586-2388; 800-683-WORD. Email: Motto: “I make the world insist on learning why you're special.” He writes news releases, brochures, newsletters, ad copy, web copy, etc.

Gropen Associates, Marion Gropen; 888-3GROPEN. Email: Financial and management consultant to publishers, deliver question by question.

Dan Haldeman & Associates, Dan Haldeman, President, 422 8th Avenue (95062), P O Box 4092, Santa Cruz CA 95063-4092; 831-726-1255; Cell: 831-332-1917; Fax: 831-726-1261. Email: Provides nonexclusive sales representation to major accounts: Barnes & Noble, Borders, Price/Costco, Target, Media Play, etc.

Joan Holman Productions, Joan Holman, 13033 Ridgedale Drive #167, Minnetonka MN 55305; 612-508-5993. Email: Consultant on Internet marketing and book marketing. Helps authors write, publish and promote their books. Services include book cover design, guidance for self-publishing, author websites, and book marketing.

The Idea Logical Company, Mike Shatkin, 240 East 56th Street, New York NY 10022; 212-758-5670; Fax: 212-758-4934. Email: Provides strategic consulting, editorial and sales development, brand extension, and access for new technology providers.

Literary Services, John Willig, President, P O Box 888, Barnegat NJ 08005. Email: Offers coaching on demand for self-publishers as well as a complete coaching package.

Bobbye Middendorf, 1718 W Julian Street, Chicago IL 60622; 773-227-4280. Email: Direct mail, catalog, and news release copywriter. Contact her for references.

Ministry Marketing Solutions, Pam Perry, Chief Visionary, 33011 Tall Oaks, Farmington MI 48336; 248-426-2300. Email:

NPL Consulting, Martin Foner, 116 West Service Road #201, Champlain NY 12919; 518-907-4494; 800-NPL-6146; Fax: 518-907-4495. Email: or or Consults with small and mid-sized publishers in strategic planning, brand development, marketing, profitability, and turnaround situations. Also in buying or selling a company.

Open Horizons — See book promotion expert John Kremer above.

Orobora, Steve O'Keefe, Executive Director., 644 Greenville Avenue #234, Staunton VA 24401; 540-324-7023. Email: Online PR experts. Also offers streaming video for authors.

Raab Associates, Susan Raab, 345 Millwood Road, Chappaqua NY 10514; 914-241-2117; Fax: 914-241-0050. Email: Founded in 1986, Raab Associates specializes in marketing, promoting and publicizing children's books and products and family-oriented books.

Ellen Reid's Book Shepherding, Ellen Reid, 510 Castillo #301, Santa Barbara CA 93101; 805-884-9990; 866-406-4352; Fax: 805-884-9911; Cell: 310-210-5169. Email: or A book shepherd: “We provide everything you need to take your book from manuscript to print and to starting your own small press.”

Norbert Schaepe Consulting, Norbert Schaepe, Brahmsstr. 3, 12307 Berlin, Germany; 49-177-567-1627. Augsburg office: Waldheimstr. 22, 86161 Augsburg, Germany. Email: Publishing consultant for the German book market.

Sensible Solutions, Judith Appelbaum, 500 Croton Lake Road, Mount Kisco NY 10549; 914-241-4749; Fax: 914-241-1942. Email: Helps self-publishers.

Strauss Consultants, Karen Strauss, 11 Broadway #1020, New York NY 10004; 212-913-9894. Email: Offers distribution solutions to get smaller publishers into large chains and book wholesalers. Also offers nontraditional book sales and social media marketing. Also a partner in

Togo Productions, Stella Togo; 714-336-1148. Email: She helps people get really clear before they write a word, helps them target their audience, and takes them through the process of writing, publishing, and getting ready to market their books. Helps them create other markets and businesses revolving around their books.

Warwick Associates, Simon Warwick-Smith, 18340 Sonoma Highway, Sonoma CA 95476; 707-939-9212; Fax: 707-938-3515. Email: Consulting on editing, production, distribution, publicity, sales, publishing, agents.

Kim Weiss Publishing Service, Kim Weiss; 954-263-6827. Email: A long-time publicist for HCI Books, Kim offers book coaching from brainstorming to bestseller.

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