Book Publicity Campaign Helps Launch Big Nate From Comic-strip to National Media

Big Nate on a Roll

Author: Lincoln Pierce
Publisher: Harper Collins

Big Nate - On a Roll

Big Nate - On a Roll

For those who still enjoy the morning newspaper while enjoying your first cup of daily caffeine intake, you probably have  heard of the popular comic-strip, BIG NATE by Lincoln Pierce, which is featured in over 200 newspapers around the country (and online at  The rambunctious middle schooler recently made the leap from syndicated comic strip to bestselling young-reader book series. Newman was once again called into action, providing radio and television book publicity, promoting this latest book in the Big Nate series, BIG NATE ON A ROLL.

We had the chance to go in-studio with Lincoln Pierce to produce the tour with the help from our friends at Boston Bureau Production.  It is always a thrill to see these tours in action with a behind the scenes view and in the end, Lincoln completed a number of interviews including features with some great stations and  shows including:

About the Book:

BIG  NATE  is always a blast and so is his new book BIG NATE ON A ROLL. In the hilarious third novel,  Nate faces his nemesis, the foreign exchange student,  Artur, in a scout troop showdown.  In a race to raise the most money for his troop by selling lame Warm Fuzzies (wall hangings with cheesy saying on them),  Nate gets carried away with crazy plans for outshining Artur and winning the grand-prize- a personalized skateboard! Get ready for a fun filled show down between Nate and his longtime rival. With more then 500 black-and-white  illustrations, including Nate’s own comics, doodles, and unforgettable “top 10 lists,  BIG NATE ON A ROLL is  sure to have readers rolling on the floor with laughter!

About the Author:

Cartoonist/writer Lincoln Peirce lives with his wife and two children in Portland, Maine, and frequently visits schools to talk to students about comics. Peirce is the creator of the comic strip Big Nate, that debuted in 1991 and appears in over 250 newspapers in the US and online daily at, and is featured on the website Poptropica,


Lisa Jackson Gets “Devious” with her Latest Book Publicity Tour

Devious: A Bentz and Montoya Novel

Author: Lisa Jackson
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

New York Times Bestselling Author Lisa Jackson has returned to Newman Communications for a radio book publicity campaign in support of her new hardcover mystery, Devious: A Bentz and Montoya Novel. Working closely with Newman Communications, Lisa embarked on a radio book publicity tour that spotlighted her novel around the country. Newman Communications facilitated  appearances on radio stations across the USA, such as:

  • WGTD, NPR Affiliate
  • KKZZ AM, Los Angeles, CA
  • WHFS AM, Washington, DC
  • KINK FM, Portland OR
  • Voice of America, National Radio

About the book:

Lisa Jackson’s Devious is a thrilling tale of murder and suspense, set in one of the least expected locations one could imagine: a cathedral. Devious: A Bentz and Montoya Novel follows the journey of Valerie Houston as she searches for the person responsible for the death of her sister Camilla, a nun whose body was found hung in a cathedral in New Orleans. Jackson’s brilliantly paced story weaves together suspense, intrigue, and action to create a heart-pumping story that keeps the reader enthralled until the very last page. Whether she is bumping up against authoritative police or trying to unlock the truth behind Camilla’s past, Jackson’s Valerie Houston is a hero for the ages.

About the Author:

Lisa Jackson is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy-five novels, including Running Scared, Without Mercy, Malice, Lost Souls, and, Shiver. A novelist for over two decades, Lisa Jackson has over fifteen million copies of her books in print in nineteen languages. Lisa resides in the Pacific Northwest with her family and an eighty-pound dog. For more information on the author and her novels, please visit Lisa’s website at

Book publicity helps promote a rare glimpse into Scientology

INSIDE SCIENTOLOGY: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion

Author: Janet Reitman
Publisher: Houghton-Mifflin

Inside Scientology

Inside Scientology - Janet Reitman

If all you know about Scientology is that Tom Cruise and John Travolta are practitioners of the religion, then Janet Reitman has written the book for you.

Newman Communications helped educate and inform radio listeners nationwide with a radio focused book publicity tour for Janet Reitman’s controversial book INSIDE SCIENTOLOGY: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion.  Janet completed a 30-city radio book tour, which included KFI-AM/Los Angeles, Talk Radio Network,  Sirius/XM Radio America’s Radio News Network and more. Janet also recently hosted a live online Q&A about Inside Scientology with the Washington Post, discussing the  extensive research she did preparing for the book.

About the book

Inside Scientology is the defining work on the faith by the Rolling Stone journalist.  It confirms the astonishing truth about life within the controversial religion.

The book is based on confidential documents, over one hundred interviews with current and former Scientologists, and five years of research. Reitman reveals all, starting with how the singular L. Ron Hubbard transformed a self-help group into a worldwide spiritual corporation. After Hubbard’s death in 1986, a young acolyte named David Miscavige assumed control; since then, he has overseen some of the church’s greatest triumphs — among them a controversial billion-dollar IRS tax exemption and Tom Cruise’s emergence as a vocal advocate — while also creating a climate of fear and intimidation, according to ex-members whose stories of abuse Reitman shares. Reitman is the first to examine Miscavige’s twenty-five-year reign and what it might mean for the future of the church.

About Janet Reitman

Janet Reitman was a finalist for a National Magazine Award in 2007 for the Rolling Stone story “Inside Scientology,” from which this book grew. She is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone. Her work has appeared in GQ, Men’s Journal, the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, and the Washington Post, among other publications. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.

Additional Information

You can hear Janet’s radio interview on America’s Radio News Network here:

Learn 7 scientology secrets in this photo essay from Janet and the Huffington Post:

Washington Post talks with Janet Reitman about the research and preparation she did for Inside Scientology.

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America’s Favorite Forensic Anthropologist Returns in Kathy Reichs’ 13th Novel, Spider Bones

Author: Kathy Reichs
Publisher: Scribner, Simon & Schuster, Inc.

America’s Favorite Forensic Anthropologist Returns in Kathy Reichs’ 13th Novel, Spider Bones

Spider Bones - Kathy Reichs

Spider Bones - Kathy Reichs

Bestselling author, Kathy Reichs – whose books have inspired the TV show, Bones – is back with her thirteenth novel featuring America’s favorite forensic anthropologist, Temperance Brennan. Book publicity firm, Newman Communications, scheduled Reichs with more than 20 national and local radio interviews, including USA Radio Network, CJAD-AM (Montreal), Northeast Public Radio, and Lifestyle Radio Network.

Book Description:

In Spider Bones, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is called to the scene of a drowning in Quebec. The victim’s fingerprints identify him as John Lowery – an American soldier who had been declared dead in Vietnam in 1968 and buried long ago in North Carolina. How could a man have died twice, and how did his body end up in Canada? As Brennan’s investigation progresses, a riveting and complex tale of murder and deceit unfolds in Spider Bones.

About the Author:

Kathy Reichs, like her character Temperance Brennan, is a forensic anthropologist, formerly for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina and currently for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Québec. She is one of only 82 forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, is past Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and serves on the National Police Services Advisory Board in Canada. Reichs’ first book, Déjà Dead, catapulted her to fame and became a New York Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Her novel, Devil Bones, was a #1 New York Times bestseller.

Book Publicity For Wimps?

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Ugly Truth

Newman PR Getting WIMPY?  Well, not exactly.  In fact, Newman is feeling quite bold about its recent work with Jeff Kinney, author of the mega-best selling “DIARY OF A WIMPY KID” series.  Newman recently coordinated a Satellite Television Tour for Kinney, helping him virtually tour the country talking about his latest entry in the series “The Ugly Truth“.  Audiences in markets such as Denver, Baltimore, San Diego, Detroit, Sacramento, Raleigh, Hartford, Portland, Orlando, among many others enjoyed hearing from Jeff about the book and the growing pains experienced by his main character, Greg Hefley.  ”The Ugly Truth” is the 5th book in the series — which have sold a total of more than 40 million copies worldwide!!

It’s been quite a ride for Jeff Kinney.  In it’s first three days, the book has sold over 700,000 copies and landed at #1 on the NY Times best seller list, putting our former President, George Bush at #2.  In 2009, TIME Magazine named him one of the top 100 “Most Influential People” in the world.  He also saw an adaption of the book made into a movie and another will be on screen in 2011.  This year, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature a balloon of Greg Hefley for all to enjoy.

What’s next for Kinney?  More entries in the Wimpy Kid series of course!  We are sure that millions of Greg Hefley fans just can’t wait to learn what’s in store for him the next time around.  Newman will be waiting to in hopes of working with Jeff Kinney again.