“I’ve had the pleasure of working with the wonderful team at PR by the Book for several years. Their publicists are hard-working, communicative, and deliver results. They’re at the top of my list of recommended freelancers.”

“In this age in publishing, when there are more books than fish in the sea, book publicity must be creative but precise and multifaceted but focused and strategic. PR by the Book is all those things and more. They understand that you must create awareness in print and online, with both major outlets and niche influencers. They have the relationships to reach the bigwigs, and the smarts to ferret out the significant opinion makers for each project. At Patagonia Books, PR by the Book helped us not only get national attention on four titles simultaneously, they did so while also gaining attention for the Patagonia Books brand overall. They were a hands-on and responsive partner who helped us develop the best PR strategy for each of our books and all our books together. The results were far-reaching and effective. I enthusiastically recommend Marika and her team.”

The Poet's Secret

“PR by the Book worked closely with our team to maximize outreach to the children’s book community. Our enthusiastic, tireless publicist Stephanie Ridge, helped us to develop a strategy and craft promotional language that would connect with readers and reviewers, resulting in a stupendous amount of press coverage in online and print media across the United States.”

— Michael Buening, Associate Director of Education, Cultural & Education Initiatives, China Institute

The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish

“We hired PR by the Book to secure tour media and online coverage for a picture book campaign. Not only did they secure fantastic results (helping to land the book on the New York Times Bestseller List), they were an absolute delight to work with. I look forward to collaborating again on future projects.”

— Molly Brouillette Associate Director, Publicity Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Giants of the Land

“I have worked with PR by the Book for over a year. They have opened new horizons to publicize my books through media interviews, conferences, blog tours, public appearances. They helped raise public awareness of my books in ways, and to a degree, not possible in any other way. In addition, they have patiently introduced me to the world of effective Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms in ways that have dramatically increased my fan base. They are real pros who know what they are doing and take the time to tailor their service to an individual’s situation and needs. They simply are the best!”


“I’ve never been so impressed with the efforts of a firm—be it PR or social media—in all my life. They are, in a breathless word, amazing. Smart, quick-witted, knowledgeable, indefatigable.”

— Rex Pickett, author of Sideways (which was turned into an award-winning film) and Vertical

Branding Pays

“PR by the Book provides excellent value with experienced PR professionals and an efficient online system for status reporting. I appreciated the fact that owner Marika Flatt participated in creative brainstorming for PR pitches. I was a PR practitioner and executive in a former life, so I know the business. PR by the Book is at the top of the list for bang for the buck.”