to gail leondar public relations
In 1992, Gail Leondar-Wright began introducing progressive authors to thoughtful, well-informed media people and their audiences across the country. Having promoted over 800 books, glpr continues to help authors in their efforts to gain meaningful public attention for their books, and to participate in dialogue that makes for a more just and peaceful world.
In the beginning…
In the early 1990s, it just so happened that Gail Leondar-Wright had a number of friends who had written serious books. They were surprised to learn how little their publishers were doing to support those books — which had important things to say but were not destined to become best sellers. Gail began setting up author tours and scheduling radio and television interviews for these friends. Through word of mouth, other left-leaning authors began asking Gail to help them promote their newly published work.
Most of the authors we represent write books that support movements for progressive social change. These include books about politics, peace, justice, anti-racism, environmental protection, human rights, criminal justice and other public policy topics, feminism, gay and lesbian concerns, and progressive spirituality and religion. With that said, every once in a while Gail takes on a book simply because she finds it beautiful or just plain fun.
Our focus on radio
Because publishers tend to have good print review contacts and because television rarely offers the opportunity for deep exploration of issues, we turn and return primarily to non-commercial public radio. It remains, we believe, the best forum for a respectful exchange of ideas and the most effective medium for sparking public discourse that might fuel social change.