The Book PR Agency

The well-established UK market leader in quality book publicity, big-impact literary events and effective author promotion.

If you’re looking to successfully launch a new book in the British media, you’ve come to the right place. Our exclusive book launch packages guarantee exposure on TV an radio and in the British national press.


If you’re a discerning author of quality non-fiction and require impactful publicity in the national press, on BBC radio, in magazines and in leading trade publications nationwide, our suite of exclusive book promotional packages offer everything you need and more.


We provide full-service PR and marketing services for works of new and already-published fiction. From BBC radio interviews and thought-leader articles in leading publications, to mass book reviews and international distribution, our exclusive fiction book launch package provides everything an author needs to promote a fiction book successfully in the British media.


Our book publicists are seasoned former national news, features and broadcast journalists with extensive experience of some of the UK’s biggest newsrooms. Drawing on practical, earned experience, we develop powerful brand-building strategies that quickly raise authors’ profiles and establish their reputations as go-to experts in their fields.


We support those in the trade by driving consumer traffic to sales outlets, and by enhancing the media profile of publishing houses and agents and their key authors and titles.

What to Expect: Generating Quality Publicity for Books Every Working Day of the Year

A very warm welcome to the UK’s market-leading book PR agency – the trusted, go-to provider for discerning British and international authors, publishing houses and literary agents. With more than 30 years’ combined experience on British newsdesks, Palamedes’ literary PR team of award-winning former national news, features and broadcast journalists generate guaranteed publicity for quality books on TV, radio and in the national press every working day of the year. Our proven track record of almost 1,000 book marketing campaigns distinguishes us from the rest and reflects the journalistic heritage of our PR team and its unrivalled media influence.

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 covered by a peace-of-mind guarantee.

We publish the results of our book PR campaigns on a daily basis. You can see the results on our latest publicity page.

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. 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.

See all client testimonials here.

Providing Book Publicity For:

FT Publishing
BBC Audiobooks
Little, Brown
Harriman House

See more clients, past and present, here.

Case Studies: Book PR with Unrivalled Media Influence

Thanks to the journalistic experience of our literary PR team, the editorial content we produce on behalf of our clients captures the media’s imagination and the public’s interest. In fact, the chances are that you will have watched our literary PR campaigns play out on the TV and radio or in the national and international media.

From the BBC World Service, Radio 2 and ITV’s Daybreak, to Vogue, The Sunday Times and The New York Post, our clients receive the media recognition their work deserves. Whether it’s live broadcast interviews, national newspaper coverage, book reviews or high-profile book launches (such as our ‘World’s Biggest Book Signing’ or our launch event at the Houses of Parliament for author and PTSD campaigner Neil Blower, pictured above with the cast of TV’s ‘Allo ‘Allo), our market-leading book PR and book marketing campaigns generate guaranteed publicity for books and for discerning British and overseas authors every working day of the year. Our literary PR campaigns reach tens of millions of consumers across the UK and internationally. According to our clients and many journalists, in fact, Palamedes PR obtains substantially more publicity for books than any other book PR agency.

Our more famous book PR case studies are too numerous to appear here, so we’ve included a small selection for illustrative purposes. You can explore the rest over on our Case Studies page, here.

Book Marketing: Why Palamedes PR?

* 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 fiction, non-fiction, author 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

More Book Marketing Testimonials

“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

We are extremely grateful to those authors, agents and publishing houses who have so kindly offered their testimonials about our work. You can view all our testimonials – about book marketing and our other areas of promotional expertise  – on our Testimonials page, here.


Quick Book PR FAQ

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.