Posted September 17, 2022

Part-time publicist/marketer for small Indie press – K-Selected Books


Remote. Work from home.


We have a blockbuster (door-stopper) non-fiction book ready to be presented to the intelligentsia of the world. All we are interested in are (a) high profile reviews in major media, and (b) book prizes.

We need someone to identify high profile review media, chiefly in magazines, journals, newspapers. Including The New Yorker, Sierra, The Atlantic, Harper's Magazine; literary journals like the NY Review of Books and Times Literary Supplement; key newspapers like the NY Times Book Review.

The publicist will need to telephone the point person in each case and get their permission to send a PDF of the book. The publicist would then follow up with more phone calls and emails.

The publicist would also need to submit the book for prizes, beginning with identifying appropriate prizes. For instance, we intend to submit the book for a National Book Award for 2023.

The book has been described as a poetic history of humankind, reaching back to the Pleistocene. James Wood, staff writer for The New Yorker, has called it “a masterpiece. A massive achievement. A magnificent, completely original book. It's gigantic and lovely. Wonderful wonderful prose, so exact and lyrical. I have never read anything like this book, nor has anyone else." We are looking for someone with literary skills and literary sensitivities to publicize the book. E.g., someone who has run a bookstore, and thus knows about book publicity. Alternatively, someone who has handled publicity for a front-rank university press, like Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins.

This is not a project for the faint-hearted. We need someone bold, who will read the book, fall in love with it as Wood did, and, with fire in the belly, steer it to the attention of the literary world.

Rate: $51-$60 USD/hour

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