Praise for Book Promotion and Publicity

I just wanted to thank you all for a great week of publicity. Hopefully the numbers reflect the effort, but either way, I’m proud of what we accomplished. I think a lot of people who might not otherwise have heard of the book will be buying copies. And apparently it’s showing up in airport book stores, which is just the coolest thing ever…! :)

David Brown
Author: Deep State

It was a real treat to work with Newman Communications to help promote the audio version of my book SOCIETY’S CHILD. They turned around a great line-up of interviews in a really short period of time. Logistics were perfect, all the reporters and stations had been well-briefed – in short, Newman made my job easy. I’d work with them again any day!

Janis Ian
Author and Grammy Winner:  Society’s Child

I ask that you pass on my sincere thanks to your entire team.  It has been my privilege to work with a number of pr firms over the years, but Newman’s level of professionalism and performance is unmatched.  I have genuinely enjoyed working with you all, and have made a request for two new publishers releasing books next year to sign you up.

Davis Bunn
Author:  Hidden in Dreams

Thank for all your help once again. You pulled this off with very little notice and did a great job. Thanks as always, and I will be in touch when we need some radio help in the future.

Kerry McGovern
Senior Manager of Communications for the National Hockey League

Honestly, I had my doubts about working with a publicist; after all, wasn’t my book good enough to sell on its own? Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I may be able to write, but the folks at Newman Communications know how to reach an audience. They had me on radio talk shows around the country, and their online campaign was tremendous. I can’t thank them enough: Chuck Monroe for his tips on “short and sweet” radio interviews; Elise Bogdan for booking those interviews; Shirley Sandler for her online media blitz & her unfailingly enthusiastic weekly updates; and Bob Newman for convincing me that there’s more to selling books than just writing them. I’ll miss you guys!

Ina Lipkowitz
Author: Words to Eat By

During my 30-plus years as an executive in four different industries, I’ve worked with many of the best companies in the public relations, communications and marketing field across the country and among the top I’d place Newman Communications in the Boston area.

Led by Tess Woods and Elise Bogdan, the NEWMAN TEAM did a superb job of promoting my book, Real Leaders Don’t Boss (Career Press 2012). They arranged for many interviews, blog and byline article requests, more than I ever imagined. They were especially helpful by keeping me informed by providing regular up-to-date status reports. And, they also immediately alerted me if the time or date of a prospective interview was changed by the media source. To top it off, Tess and Elise were delightful to work with—highly professional, thoughtful, multi-skilled and always truthful.

I recommend the NEWMAN TEAM without qualification, as they’re terrific!

Ritch K. Eich, Ph.D
Eich Associated

Newman did a great job on The Pact. Your book promotion efforts help turn a four-year-old book into a New York Times best seller. I only wish I had found you about ten years ago.

Steve Gillon
Author: The Pact

From the moment we first talked, to the seamless execution of the Limitless You radio book promotion tour, I have been dazzled by your team’s work! I’ve been in this business for 30 years and having executed publicity tours myself, I am utterly amazed at how you all pulled it off so quickly, so smoothly – and with so much value for the client! I DO want to know your secret!!! You promised us 10 slots, we got 11 – and still others are rolling in. We asked for specific markets (even though that was above and beyond the deal) – and you delivered there, too.

Elise Bogdan and Chuck Monroe (and what feels like another 10 people behind the scenes) made my job so easy — and fun! Now, we’re gonna’ just sit back and watch those book sales and ripple-effect appearances roll in! On behalf of Lee Gerdes and myself (and all of the new readers who will find inspiration in Limitless You, our deep appreciation.

Dianne E. Price, APR
Limitless You 

Let me say now how thoroughly happy and satisfied I am with all of your work.  My experience with Newman has been nothing but pleasant and gratifying and working with you and your colleagues a joy.

Peter Tanous
Author: Debts, Deficits and the Demise of the American Economy

Newman Communications were a dream to work with on arranging radio tours to promote the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs.  They came in on short notice and were able to produce results that not only fulfilled our needs but exceeded our expectations.  They way they handled everything from securing to facilitating interviews made it an extremely easy process for everyone involved and delivered real value

Kerry McGovern
Senior Publicist | National Hockey League

Thank you to Newman Communications for the amazing job you did with book promotion for The Squeaky Wheel.  Everyone at Newman was a joy to work with, and they made the entire process both exciting and a pleasure. They are both incredibly responsive, supportive, and professional. They made me feel as though they truly cared about me and my book and they gained both my complete trust and my great respect. I have already recommended Newman to several colleagues as a result. I expected a lot but you guys truly delivered everything you promised. And then you delivered more. And then more. You got me far more publicity than I expected and it truly launched my book.
I look forward to working with you all again in the future.  Thanks again — you have an amazing team!

Guy Winch

Doing a satellite tour on radio or television can be exhausting. You jump from one interview to another, often with little rest in-between. It is a huge help to be working with people who know what they’re doing, who deliver exactly what they say they are going to deliver and who react calmly when there’s a glitch of some kind–technical or otherwise. I can honestly say that’s what I’ve gotten every time I’ve worked with the peole at Newman Communications and I’m grateful to them for their help and for being as good at what they do as they have been in all the years I’ve worked with them….

John Feinstein

I really want to thank Newman Communications for doing such a great job with the PR for Pill Head. I can’t even keep track of how many radio interviews I got to do, and I had so many great responses from listeners and readers all over the country. Publishing is a pretty brutal game right now, and I really appreciate all the effort you put into this campaign. I’ll definitely be recommending you guys to author friends who need a PR boost.

Joshua Lyon

The team at Newman Communications are consummate professionals who are more than capable of publicizing up and coming literary wordsmiths and seasoned New York Times best selling authors. Not just limiting themselves to the conventional media mix of print, radio and television placements, Newman Communications is fast becoming a marketplace leader in getting a book’s ‘message’ out to the ever changing world of bloggers and social networks. Their tireless work effort and ability to land media placements is a testament of competency, skill and determination that is par excellence.

Woodley Auguste
Senior Publicist, Strang Book Group

Newman Communications has proved to be an invaluable resource in helping the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) promote its Public Information Series,  a collection of informative, user-friendly guidebooks and resources on health law topics that are of interest to AHLA members, their clients, and local communities.  David Ratner listened carefully to AHLA’s marketing goals and developed a strategy that would best achieve these goals consistent with our marketing budget.  Elise Bogdan worked closely with me in executing this strategy and was extremely responsive in adapting our strategy to take advantage of current healthcare developments.  Throughout this process, I was  impressed with Newman Communications’ ongoing attention to AHLA’s best interests and the firm’s commitment to ensuring that AHLA received the best possible value for its marketing investment.  I highly recommend Newman Communications to meet your public relations needs.

Elisabeth Belmont
Corporate Counsel, MaineHealth
Past President, American Health Lawyers Associations