Book Marketing: Our Services

We publicise quality English-language books, ebooks and audiobooks in the British and international media. Our clients include represented and non-represented authors of fiction and non-fiction, in addition to small presses, leading publishing houses, and literary agents in the UK and internationally. Since 2009, our award-winning team of ex-journalists have generated press coverage for books through organic editorial, digital and print advertising and advertorial content every working day of the year in the UK national and regional media, on TV and radio, in consumer and lifestyle magazines, and in trade and business publications.

In most cases, we can obtain widespread book publicity in as little as 14 days. And unlike other, less reputable book PR agencies, the results of our work are almost always covered by a peace-of-mind guarantee. What’s more, you can view the results of our book PR campaigns on our latest publicity page.

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We’re the only book PR agency that is run and staffed by former national news, features and broadcast journalists. Learn more about us, here

We have a proven track record for running successful fictionnon-fictionauthor promotion and publisher PR and book publicity campaigns in the national media and on TV and radio since 2009

We generate more book publicity per campaign than any other UK book publicist, according to journalists and publishing houses

We believe the proof is in the pudding and publish the results of our book publicity campaigns here almost every day of the year

We’re the go-to book publicity agency for some of the UK’s largest publishing houses and the established market leader in our field

Palamedes PR is the only UK book publicist willing and able to guarantee its work in the national media and on radio (like our book marketing campaign for the celebrity chef and cookery book author Gurpareet Bains [Bloomsbury/Absolute Press], pictured left on BBC Radio 2 with Chris Evans)

We’re not fluffy, won’t dine out on your dollar, and won’t attempt to wow you with patronising buzzwords and industry jargon

We deliver what we promise – often within as little as 14 days – or your money back

Do I need a book publicist?
Amazon publishes a new book every five minutes. In this increasingly saturated market, getting today’s savvy consumers to notice your book will be hard enough. Encouraging them to buy a copy is something else entirely. That’s where a results-focused book PR and literary marketing agency comes in.

What publicity will I receive?
Every book is different, which is why we’ve developed a range of literary PR packages to give you the choice about what types of publicity you would like us to obtain. Our book PR packages include national press coverage – the ‘holy grail’ of book publicity that other literary PR agencies rarely achieve and never guarantee.

How quickly will I obtain media coverage?
Our PR for books campaigns typically secure your media coverage within just 14 days.

Do you provide ongoing book PR support?
Absolutely. If you need ongoing book publicity – perhaps to raise a publisher’s profile or to publicise a range of books – simply let us know on the contact form.

Can you offer me free advice?
We offer free advice from the outset. Click ‘Book PR’ on our contact page and we’ll call you back to discuss your options with absolutely no obligation. It’s all part of the ongoing Palamedes PR service.

The process of getting your first book published can feel like a daunting, even insurmountable, task. For debut authors, getting a manuscript – however good it may be – in front of the right people

So, you’ve completed the huge challenge of writing your first manuscript. Now it’s time to look at getting it published. Unfortunately, the process of finding a publisher can feel like a daunting task. The publishing industry works in specific – and often mysterious – ways, and for many debut authors, knowing where to go next and what advice to follow can feel overwhelming.

Fortunately, our friend and consultant Kizzy Thomson, is here to help. She runs the KT Literary Agency (KTLA) and has worked at the heart of the publishing industry for years. What she doesn’t know about finding a literary agent, securing a publishing deal, and supporting debut authors’ career development isn’t worth knowing.

Here, Kizzy shares her tried and tested tips and advice about turning your finished manuscript into a glossy book that you can buy in your favourite bookshop.

AN AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO SECURING A PUBLISHING DEAL PT 1 (pdf download)
AN AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO SECURING A PUBLISHING DEAL PART 1
AN AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO SECURING A PUBLISHING DEAL PT 2 (pdf download)
AN AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO SECURING A PUBLISHING DEAL PART 2

As Good as Our Word: Praise for Our Book Marketing Campaigns

For more than a decade, Palamedes PR has had the genuine pleasure to serve the wider publishing community – from national government and major publishing houses, to leading literary agents, retailers and hundreds of exceptional authors. Naturally, it gives us particular satisfaction when those clients acknowledge our work by providing us with a testimonial, like those below. It goes without saying that we’re forever grateful to those organisations and individuals who have volunteered to endorse our work by telling others about their experience.

You can explore all client testimonials here.

“We appointed Palamedes PR on account of their position, experience and expertise in the book PR sector. We are very pleased we did given the international exposure they generated for our books, our authors, and our brand”

Forty-Six Books

“A book launch in the Houses of Parliament with Hazel Blears MP and the world’s largest book signing. That’s Palamedes PR – a book publicist that orchestrates incredible book marketing campaigns that never fail to capture attention”

Neil Blower Author and PTSD campaigner

“Brilliant book PR – we were very pleased”

Routledge Books

“Consistently good coverage for (its bestselling author) Cathy Glass”

HarperCollins

“Having worked in the film industry for over 60 years, I would describe the book PR campaign they delivered as a definite first-class production”

Alvin Rakoff Hollywood Director

“It was important to me that I partner with the best book PR agency in the marketplace in order to give it the publicity I believe it deserves”

Oggy Boytchev former BBC World Affairs Producer