Dear Fellow Writer,
Allow me to take a few minutes of your time — I could use more, actually — to sing the praises of Gail Leondar-Wright. Not long ago, I was doing what you’re doing now: trying to decide if I needed to hire a publicist (to help promote my first book, Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston), and attempting to choose between a couple of strong candidates. Well, after a lot of deliberation (and seeking advice from other authors), I decided that I did need to invest in hiring my own publicist, and that Gail was the one for me. This was, without a doubt, one of the best decisions I made regarding my book.
Because of Gail, I did more than 50 radio interviews, reaching diverse audiences across the country. She also booked some print media for me, always maintaining a genial and cooperative relationship with my in-house publicist at Scribner. Owing largely to Gail’s efforts, my first printing (a sizeable number) sold out within a couple of months, and a second printing was promptly ordered. I also heard from many friends that they couldn’t pick up a magazine or turn on the radio without seeing or hearing something about my book. Gail played a crucial role in this small-scale, budget-conscious media blitz.
Gail has great contacts on the publicity circuit, and she’s personable and considerate and exceedingly efficient. All these qualities add up to an excellent publicist. Another great thing about Gail is that she’s up-front and clear about what she can do on your behalf. And she does it, and then some — routinely going above and beyond the call of duty.
Since working with Gail, I have enthusiastically recommended her to several friends who are authors. And I would engage her services again — and I will — without a second thought.
I highly recommend Gail Leondar-Wright, with complete confidence and no reservations. Really. She’s that good.