Client Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what our author clients and industry partners have to say:

I’m just so blown away by the time, energy, and passion that you’ve given to this book. I can’t even express how much I appreciate it, and how happy I am with the end result. The success of this book is beyond what I’ve dreamed of, and it has put me in a place with my career that makes me so excited for the future. Thank you a million times for all the work you’ve done and for being ASID’s advocate and champion!

Ava Reid#1 New York Times bestselling author of A Study in Drowning

Any author, no matter how well published, needs an independent publicity team in his or her corner, and the book wizards of Books Forward are the best. Their passion for books is unparalleled, allowing them to tailor unique campaigns that suit each author’s individual needs, strengths, hopes, and dreams.

Jenny MilchmanUSA Today bestselling and Mary Higgins Clark award-winning suspense novelist, and co-chair of the International Thriller Writers' Debut Program

The team at Books Forward is incredibly passionate about their authors. I’ve been blown away by their fast-communication, thoroughness, and the impeccable standard of professionalism that goes into each facet of their work.

J. ElleNew York Times bestselling author of Wings of Ebony

I'm just blown away by everything you've poured into this book. Thank you for seeing something in the story and for generously giving so much of your time, energy, and efforts to it. Publishing is so wild, so it's truly a comfort to know that there are people in your corner who will follow through and never drop any balls. I'm just feeling grateful and very lucky to have worked with you.

Joan HeNew York Times bestselling author of The Ones We're Meant to Find

I continue to be wildly impressed with how you and your team think. I say this as an agent, a marketing exec, all of it. I want people to work with you and see the incredible difference. The way you think feels like true partnership and out-of-the-box thinking in a way I have rarely seen in my years in publishing. Your firm has literally become the only one I would trust or ever recommend!!!!! It’s a pleasure to watch you work!!

Lilly GhahremaniCo-Founder of Full Circle Literary Agency

Marissa, Angelle and the team at Books Forward are incredible. I can’t recommend them highly enough. Worked with them on many projects and they are consistently wonderful.

Dr. Seema YasminEmmy Award-winning journalist, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of Viral BSWhat the Fact?!Unbecoming and other thoughtful nonfiction and fiction for children and adults

Thank you for all your enthusiasm and the hard work you've done on TJ, getting her into the hands of reviewers and influencers, and talking it up and arranging for me all these lovely opportunities to talk about the book to people. I've also really appreciated the great communication, and being kept in the loop on what was happening. I've heard of many authors feeling lost as to what is going on with their book's publicity, but I didn't feel that was the case for me at all with all of you on board. I felt welcomed into the fold. So once again: thank you for making this experience fabulous!

Jesmeen Kaur DeoAuthor of TJ Powar Has Something to Prove from Viking Books for Young Readers

Books Forward was invaluable in introducing the book to important audiences I could not have reached otherwise.

Andrew MaranissNew York Times bestselling author of Strong Inside

Books Forward is fire! They were absolutely invaluable to setting up my book tour and promoting my memoir to TV and other media. From strategy to roll out of my campaign they were organized, attentive and total pros! This queen will be working with them in the near future.

Big FreediaQueen of New Orleans Bounce and author of God Save the Queen Diva!

I've become an evangelist for Books Forward. The attention and care I received was much more hands on and personalized than I expected! This is novel number four for me, and I wish I'd contracted with them way back with my first. So grateful to my team who went above and beyond.

LS HawkerUSA Today bestselling thriller author

I can’t thank you guys enough for all the help. I know how much of a grind all of this is, and your constant push and ideas were terrific!

Michael YamAuthor of the children's picture book Fried Rice & Marinara and NFL Network studio host

The Musician was my debut novel for US readers, and I felt as if I were starting my career all over again. Although I have been extensively published in my home country, procedures now were entirely new and initially I was very insecure. The Books Forward team not only coached me and were brilliant in terms of finding the best strategies for promoting the work, they also offered a safe space for me to feel at ease writing articles and giving interviews. Working with Books Forward has been a very rewarding experience.

Heloisa Prieto2-million-copy bestselling Brazilian author of The Musician

We’re really enjoying working with your team on our summer campaigns. You have made many authors happy with your frequent communication and updates!

Senior VP at Penguin Young Readers

I really enjoyed working with Books Forward! They were highly organized with their book marketing & PR strategy, and I felt they were an extension of my team.

Dr. Shaan PatelAuthor of the #1 Bestselling SAT book Prep Expert Digital SAT Playbook

Books Forward helped me expand my presence on social media and helped me book podcast and radio opportunities, which I never would have had the contacts to do for myself. Their creativity enabled outreach to niche communities and specialty outlets. I'm so grateful for your team's expertise (in Tik-Tok and beyond!). Niche books can get lost on a big publisher's list.

Jayne PillemerAuthor of Still Mine from HarperCollins

Books Forward took the stress of marketing off my plate, introducing me and my work to so many great new outlets. I loved how responsive, friendly and transparent they were. It was a great experience, and I would definitely hire them again!

Sara WealerAuthor of the YA paranormal romance Grave Things Like Love

Thank you to my Books Forward Team for orchestrating such a fantastic presentation of my book to the world. Your wisdom and professionalism mean so much to me, and I look forward to collaborating with you on my next book! You have made this time so much less stressful than it would've been without your help, support, and encouraging, positive outlook.

Kimberly Behre KennaAuthor of the multi-award-winning children's series The Brave Girls Collection

Books Forward was able to get my book in front of an audience that I never would’ve been able to reach on my own. I’m beyond grateful for their expertise, dedication, and passion in helping authors gain more exposure.

Brian D. KennedyAuthor of the teen comedy romance A Little Bit Country

Marissa DeCuir and her savvy team at Books Forward have been creative and outstanding in leading successful campaigns for several of my bestselling, award-winning American history and suspense books. Books Forward is a literary industry leader because they genuinely care about their diverse stable of successful authors.

Samuel Marquis#1 Denver Post bestselling, multi-award-winning and Kirkus Book of the Year author of Blackbeard: The Birth of America, Soldiers of Freedom and more historical suspense

Being on a debut author journey with Books Forward has been an absolute blessing. I was in such capable of hands that the anxiety of publishing and putting myself out there as an author lessened, which created room for an amazing and exciting experience, rather than the terror I initially felt until the campaign began. I would highly recommend Books Forward to any author looking for a solid start to their career and an incredible experience.

Ana Lal DinAuthor of the YA fantasy The Descent of the Drowned

One of the smartest decisions I've made in my writing career has been to hire Books Forward. I came to them with an extensive self-driven publicity plan already in action, and they tailored their publicity work to fill in the gaps and elevate my entire campaign. I am continually astounded by the level of creativity, communication, and quality of everything they do. Books Forward has become an integral part of my writing career team.

Tori EldridgeLefty and Edgar Award-nominated author of the Lily Wong Series

Books Forward did a fantastic job for us. We were thrilled with the media coverage that we received!

Ryan JacobsonCo-owner and publisher of Lake 7 Creative, LLC

I want to thank Books Forward for working with me to launch my award-winning historical memoir, Once Our Lives, and helping to make it a #1 Amazon New Release for 40 days and counting! I felt I had the right team when I chose Books Forward and your good efforts proved it. I strongly recommend Books Forward to authors in need of an enthusiastic, supportive agency that gets results.

Qin Sun StubisAuthor of Once Our Lives

One of the best things I did for my book was to hire Books Forward to create and execute a publicity campaign.

Renee NicholsonAuthor of the Library Journal-heralded Fierce and Delicate: Essays on Dance and Illness

Market knowledge, efficiency, responsiveness. These are the essential attributes I was looking for in a publicist. Books Forward has them all. On top of that, it was a delight working with the Books Forward staff. The entire team at Books Forward has been extremely helpful, efficient and creative. Can't praise your efforts enough.

Lyn SquireAuthor of the classic mystery Immortalised to Death

I LOVED working with Books Forward and my publicist, Angelle. I couldn't have asked for a better team as a debut author. They made this process so easy and smooth, and I was constantly impressed by Angelle's passion to make sure the book and myself got in front of the right people. She is a consummate professional, as is Marissa, and I would highly recommend them to anyone, but particularly to debut authors! I'll definitely use them again.

Courtney DeaneAuthor of the debut rom-com When Happily Ever After Fails

You’ve been great to work with, and your efforts show by the attention you’ve drawn to my work.

Tim PiperAuthor of the YA historical adventure Jubilee Walker Series

Books Forward has been invaluable to our work at American Blackguard, Killer Nashville, and for me personally as an author. I’ve worked with PR firms for over 30 years and the team at Books Forward is hands-down the best, bar none. I recommend them all the time to other authors and literary organizations.

Clay StaffordPresident/CEO of American Blackguard, founder of Killer Nashville and bestselling author of over 1.5 million copies

Thank you for everything you did for this book. I am so glad you got assigned to this book and if I may say so we worked so well together. I can't wait to work more in the future...I am going to track you down for my next book!! I am so, so glad I went with Books Forward!

Chaithanya SohanAuthor of the Readers Views' First Place Cultural/Societal Issues nonfiction America Deconstructed

Books Forward is a powerful ally in the constantly changing world of publishing. I would have been overwhelmed without them.

Priscilla PatonAuthor of Should Grace Fail and other YA and adult mysteries

I don't know what you're doing over there at Books Forward... but wow... THANK YOU and keep doing it. Seriously, thank you for all of your efforts, which are clearly having a killer impact!!

Kate BrookesAward-winning journalist and author of transister: Raising Twins in a Gender-bending World

Book Forward's help is immeasurable in a complicated business.

Kevin MooreAuthor of the Amazon Editor's Pick The Book of Souls and other horror fiction

It’s a beautiful & indescribable feeling to see it all come together & make it into people’s hands & homes! We appreciate all your support & hard work to help spread the word about Sweet & Savory Life.

Yecenia CurrieAuthor of the plant-based cookbook Sweet & Savory Life

Thanks for all Books Forward has done to help me. It has been really exciting to release the new book with a bunch of publicity already in the works. I’ve definitely seen an upturn in sales and I have learned a bunch of things that will only help me keep promoting. It has been really great working with you and I look forward to more in the future.

Leisl KaberryAuthor of the Titanian Chronicles adventure trilogy

There isn't much difference between a book no one knows about and blank paper. Books Forward is a powerful partner when it comes to making sure the world knows about your work.

R.S. MelletteAuthor of the space opera Kiya and the Morian Treasure

Professional yet always warm and completely accessible, this company is exceptional. I would recommend Books Forward to any author who wants top notch service and spot on communication during your publicity campaign.

Laura L. Engel#1 Amazon bestselling author of You'll Forget This Ever Happened

I love Books Forward’s motto: “Elevating Voices, Breaking Barriers”. This encapsulates my passion in what I am trying to do in my life and writing. I feel Books Forward is fulfilling this, and I am grateful that I have found a team that has made it their mission also. You’ve secured coverage for me that I feel has made a major positive difference.

Angela GreenmanAuthor of the Silver Falchion award-winning thriller The Child Riddler

I can’t tell you how many times I thank the fates or my own good instincts for choosing to work with Books Forward. I’m so happy with the visibility the book...There were things I never really imagined would happen and things I hoped would happen that did and still exceeded my expectations. What I didn’t know was just how much fun this would be. As many other authors talk about their stress, and the pressure, and their worries, I just keep saying, 'But isn’t this the most fun ever!' I like their reporting process, and communication was comfortable and easy with Books Forward. I’m certain I made the right choice for me, for my book, and my style of communicating. Everyone has to find the fit that feels best for them, but I really encourage you to talk to Books Forward if you haven’t already.

Donna CameronKirkus Best Indie Nonfiction winner and author of A Year of Living Kindly

Such a wonderful team. You TRULY care about our books and getting them to the souls out there. Thank you.

Wen PeetesIntuitive healing coach and author of Inner Child Healing

Everyone I’ve worked with at Books Forward has been friendly, kind, intelligent, professional, enthusiastic and incredibly supportive. They have good connections, work hard for their clients, and take time to add a personal touch to their work, something that is rare. They are savvy, can think outside the box, and they truly care about the books and authors they represent. I trust Books Forward and highly recommend them.

Cheryl RainfieldAuthor of Scars, the No. 1 American Library Association’s “Top 10 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers”

Books Forward made the process easy. From start to finish they provided excellent communication and support.

Michelle WishnerAuthor of the YA contemporary romance Ever the Same

Since 2013, I've worked with the fantastic people of Books Forward, first as a client and then later as a colleague. Upon independently publishing my first novel, the Books Forward team became my mentors. They eagerly guided me through many challenges that all first time authors face in the literary market. Often, their support and service went above and beyond, simply because they believed in me. Books Forward was more than just a firm, they became my friends. By applying many of the skills I learned from them, I eventually became an Amazon bestselling author. To this day, I collaborate with Books Forward as a literary podcaster. I'm absolutely ecstatic to witness their continued success as Books Forward, because that is what they do best - they push books forward, beyond expectation to the next level.

Demethius JacksonAward-winning and bestselling author of The Realmsic Conquest Trilogy and host of The Chapter One Podcast

It was so nice to have Books Forward wearing the "publicity hat" for me, so I could enjoy being creative and writing and wearing the "author hat."

Caroline DuBoisAuthor of the 2020 Kids Indies Introduce List & Fall 2020 Kids Indie Next Pick The Places We Sleep

Books Forward delivers RESULTS. Quite simply, they have a wide network of connections and this allows them to break down the barriers authors often face. Because of Books Forward, I placed a personal essay in one of my dream magazines.

Karen StefanoAuthor of the memoir What a Body Remembers, short story collection The Secret Games of Words and more

Thank you for all of your support! Working with you and your team has been nothing short of a joy. I am forever grateful to you.

Robyn LucasAuthor of the 3,700-times-reviewed Paper Doll Lina women's fiction novel

You have not only met my expectations you have surpassed them! My deepest appreciation!

Bryan RobinsonAuthor of #CHILL and more than 40 other nonfiction books and novels

I had a wonderful experience with Books Forward. Ellen was a wonderful publicist and, often, the kind of warm friend every writer needs when their book is about to launch. I can't recommend their services enough!

E.A. AymarAward-winning author of The Unrepentant and managing editor of The Thrill Begins

Thanks for being such a great team “in my corner,” so to speak.

Tracy MayoAuthor of Childless Mother, a memoir on forced adoption

It is so nice having you as a partner in this scary, uncharted phase of my long journey. As Steinbeck said, and I paraphrase, "In the beginning, you start with a plan and a definite course. Along the way, and in the end, the journey takes you."

Dr. Ronald RuffAuthor of Raising Children to Thrive: Affect Hunger and Responsive, Sensitive Parenting

Books Forward was extremely easy to work with and really made marketing fun. I learned a lot along the way and feel equipped to keep up the momentum!

D. Hale RamboAuthor of the magical Tools of a Thief

I had an amazing experience with Books Forward. They not only made connections with media outlets that I would not have been able to make on my own, they treated me like their most important client, working hard on my behalf and keeping me informed every step of the way. I can't recommend them enough.

Kathleen ValentiAuthor of the Maggie O'Malley Mystery series

My expectations of the service I received from Books Forward were exceeded. The professionalism of the staff was outstanding. Equally important was the responsiveness and the care I experienced. I felt throughout the process that not only my book, but I myself was treated with the utmost respect and consideration.

Tessa BridalAuthor of The Dark Side of Memory: Uruguay's Disappeared Children and the Families Who Never Stopped Searching

Thank you with all my heart for making the release of my debut novel thrilling and filled with joy and love. I am having a ball with all the media interviews and events that Books Forward has arranged. I couldn’t ask for a better experience or a better team.

Julie MaloneyAuthor of A Matter of Chance and Founder/Director of Women Reading Aloud

My website and social media presence would never happen as big as it did without having a team backing me up and working behind the scenes. I think you did your jobs well, and my book got a huge amount of attention that otherwise wouldn't have happened. I thank you all for your diligent work.

Andrew OsiowAuthor of the Best Book Awards science winner Secrets of the Moon

THANK YOU to Corinne, Jenn and the entire Books Forward team for championing this story and for all the HARD WORK y’all each put into building momentum. Because of you, this story of GRIEF, HOPE, UNITY and LOVE will get into more people’s hands, and hopefully change hearts. Y’ALL ARE MAKING SUCH A DIFFERENCE!

Amy DaughtersAuthor of Dear Dana, a Nautilus Book Awards gold medal winner for memoir in essays

I was amazed at how well organized and attentive Julie Schoerke and her staff at Books Forward were. They were on top of everything, down to the slightest detail. They were always helpful and somehow you got the feeling that you were the only author they were working with, which of course wasn’t the case. Not only would I have no hesitation about working with them again — and I will — but I’ve recommended them to all my author friends.

Charles Salzberg Author of the two-time Shamus Award-nominated Henry Swann detective novel series and winner of the Beverly Hills Book Award

The team went above and beyond to get my name out there and get me placed in amazing places. Looking back, I can’t imagine how I would have managed without this team. Not only did you get me placed far and wide, but you kept me on track making sure I had every detail, appointment, and deadline (which was instrumental while working and parenting)...The team was so encouraging, professional and motivating! I was overwhelmed by all the writing and interviewing, but they kept reminding me of our goals and what good coverage this would be, and they were always right. By the way, Everything Is Negotiable hit No. 4 on the Oklahoma bestseller list in its first week!

Dr. Meg Myers MorganExecutive coach and bestselling author of Everything Is Negotiable

I felt like my Books Forward publicists were my book's strongest advocates - they understood my book, were enthusiastic about it, and dug up an amazingly long list of possible podcasts, publications, bloggers, and outlets that were in sync with it. And then, they turned that list into a long list of appearances and publications for me to simply show up and write for. I could never have pulled this amount of publicity out of a hat like they did.

Carolyn ArnoldAuthor of Fifty First Dates After Fifty, a Living Now Book Awards gold medal winner

My publicity team was fantastic, hard working, professional, and wholly engaged with my needs, expectations, and concerns. The publicity staff at Books Forward not only met, but far exceeded the expectations I set for my own book’s success. Without their assistance, I wouldn’t have been able to pull off so successfully a book tour, obtain as many positive reviews for my book as I did, or sell the number of books I did, all for charitable beneficiaries. I cannot speak highly enough about their knowledge within the field or the effectiveness of their methods.

Anthony MaraniseTheological scholar and author of Cross of a Different Kind

Books Forward reached millions more readers than I could have on my own. Literally, millions. Thank you!

Nicole MagistroAuthor of the Kid’s Indie Next List pick Read Island

Books Forward’s willingness to promote Silent Sorority and to raise awareness and encourage dialogue on a complex and misunderstood topic is a testament to character and professionalism. The unflagging support and ideas were invaluable. Books Forward is a true gem.

Pamela Mahoney TsigdinosAward-winning author and expert on the limitations of reproductive medicine

I was impressed with the impressive amount of outreach and connections that the Books Forward team delivered. My book received significant coverage that I would not have accessed on my own. It was wonderful having Books Forward in my corner.

Rita SeverOrganizational coach and author of Leading for Justice: Supervision, HR, and Culture

Bringing Books Forward on board to help with the publicity for The Porch’s first fundraising event is among the best decisions we’ve made. The media exposure that Books Forward has generated both for the event and for our organization has led to a sizable increase in our class registrations, email mailing list and social media following. Books Forward has helped put The Porch on the map.

Katie McDougallCo-Founder of The Porch Writers Collective

My publisher recommended several awesome publicity firms to help me market my books and after many interviews, Books Forward quickly rose to the top of my list. The team Julie has assembled emulates her amazing work ethic, her ‘never say never’ attitude, and her ability to open doors for authors in creative, professional, and unconventional ways.

Sandra BrannanAuthor of the two-time Indie Next Pick award-winning Liv Bergen Mystery series

Hannah did an excellent job on my campaign, working hard to connect me with units that successfully publicized the first book in my new series, Murder Knocks Twice. She was very prompt, professional, and courteous; thoughtfully connecting me to industry professionals, book stores and readers.

Susanna CalkinsAuthor of the Speakeasy Murders series and other mysteries

You and your team are such remarkable women, partners, and advocates. I can already tell the book is doing just what I’d hoped it would, thanks to the many doors that Books Forward is opening. And I'm learning so much from everyone I engage with.

Kate KaufmannAuthor of Do You Have Kids? Life When the Answer is No, an International Book Awards self-help finalist

Books Forward handled the promo for the months leading up to the publication of my novel, The Kitty Committee. This was my first experience with a publicity firm so to say I was nervous is an understatement...I literally felt that someone was holding my hand at every step of this journey. They also continuously modified the marketing plan according to my experiences — what I became willing to take on as my confidence grew and what I felt wasn't working for me...I would highly recommend them for the true professionals they are.

Kathryn BerlaAuthor of the suspense thriller The Kitty Committee

It has been such a great experience working with all of you. I appreciate everything - your caring and expertise. Your excellence shines in every interaction. I am very lucky to have gotten to work with your team. I look forward to working with you all soon again!

Amy LeafAuthor of the children's picture book Harry and the Pelican

Books Forward helped with the launch of my very first book, The Crowns of Croswald. They really adapted to an out-of-the-box approach I had in mind and helped connect me with readers all over the world.

D.E. NightAuthor of the bestselling middle grade Croswald fantasy series

I have six books out by major publishers and have used Books Forward for publicity for several of them. Since my publishers provide promotion I was reluctant to hire a private firm, but am glad I did. Books Forward provided the kind of personalized attention I was hoping for and I would use them again.

Patricia HarmanBestselling author of the Hope River series and other midwifery novels and nonfiction

Books Forward was the perfect boost to keep momentum going after the launch of my third book. I’d never used a publicity firm before and loved how they targeted appropriate media and took care of the details for ongoing book promotion. Their communication is outstanding and everyone I interacted with was professional and fun to work with.

Kayce HughlettAward winning author of the travel memoir Soul Stroller

You are a fantastic, smart, and organized team. I am lucky to have found you. Un gran abrazo to you two. Viva Books Forward!

Marlena BarafAuthor of the cross-cultural memoir At the Narrow Waist of the World

Books Forward is definitely not a one-size-fits-all publicity company. They tailored my campaign to suit my particular needs and circumstances. Books Forward has significantly increased my visibility. I can’t thank them enough.

Deb BrandonAuthor of But My Brain Had Other Ideas, essayist and brain injury survivor

Promoting regional fiction takes imagination, knowledge of the marketplace, connections to opinion-makers, and a bottomless reservoir of energy…They kept me unbelievably busy for months and the results surpassed all expectations. I tell all the authors I meet that the secret to success in the fiction world is to work with Books Forward.

Mike NemethAuthor of the award-winning Southern fiction Randle Marks Redemption trilogy

You all have made my launch day a total success!!! We ended up as No. 1 on two of the e-book categories. Today we actually ended up hitting the No. 1 in the remaining e-book category!! So – COULDN’T BE ANY better!!! Thank you both for all your assistance! This has been the perfect launch…time to set my sights on building sales!

Debbie WooldridgeBestselling author of A Manager’s Guide to Unleashing the Intrapreneur

Books Forward was a huge help in the rollout out my novel. My contacts there were incredibly fast in their response times, and really went above and beyond in the work they did on my campaign. Rolling out a new book can be incredibly stressful, and it was great to have Books Forward right there, helping me navigate the process at every turn.

Chris TebbettsAuthor of the coming-of-age YA novel Me, Myself and Him

Working with Books Forward on my recent book release has accentuated the effectiveness of my business...signing on with Books Forward was a business and learning decision I made so I could allocate my time well, focus on creating, and pair myself with a professional that would walk alongside my journey and champion the story I worked so hard to share...I thought I knew what marketing and promotion was before I signed on with Books Forward and came to realize I really didn't know. To do promoting well, one needs help. To which degree and in what area depends on you, but accept help from the pros if you can! Once you see how much work goes into a full promotional campaign, it will change the way you do things for the better from there on out.

Cole WilliamsAuthor of Dr. Brainchild & Radar and other award-winning children’s books

My great thanks to Books Forward! You got me the exposure that I wanted. You were very easy to work with, and I feel that the whole campaign went very smoothly. I will recommend Books Forward to all my writer friends and hope to use Books Forward again when my next book comes out.

Aaron PoochigianCritically acclaimed poet and author of Mr. Either/Or

The staff at Books Forward really understood and passionately embraced my book. They provided all the support I could ask for.

Ames SheldonAward winning author of the historical novel Lemons in the Garden of Love

I’m happy to say that the story of Holmes, Lincoln and, of course, the bees is finding its audience thanks to all your team's efforts. One Must Tell the Bees is gaining traction better than I dared to expect. We have 4.7 stars on Amazon with 100+ reviews and counting, and every couple of days I get a very kind email or a comment on Facebook from a reader. You can imagine my delight when, one morning, the following comment appeared on my Facebook author’s page: "Bought it. Read it. Loved it." Doesn’t get much better than that, right? My deepest appreciation to you and your team in this endeavor.

J. Lawrence MatthewsAuthor of the Abraham Lincoln and Sherlock Holmes-inspired One Must Tell the Bees

I've never once felt that I received anything but your best. The level of professionalism, sensitivity, respect, and artistic understanding you folks have consistently displayed is, in my experience, surprisingly rare in the publishing and media industries. Thank you so much for a truly terrific campaign. I honestly cannot envision a more effective promotional effort for either the book, or for my author brand, than what was provided by Books Forward.

Robert Steven GoldsteinAuthor of Will’s Surreal Period and other literary fiction

Y’all have made this journey fun, exciting — and easy! Working with Books Forward was a pleasure. I felt encouraged and supported throughout my campaign. I found the social media support SO helpful.

Catherine RaphaelAuthor of the feminist fantasy Journey to the Heart Stone

I enjoyed working with Books Forward and found everyone on staff to be responsive, caring and helpful, on top of being knowledgeable and showing genuine interest in promoting my books. I also appreciated that they were receptive to my ideas and always asked for my feedback before trying something new. Their blend of professionalism and enthusiasm made them a pleasure to work with.

Ellen Tanner MarshAuthor of The Forbidden Gems trilogy and other historical romances

You did everything you’d said you’d do and more, and it worked out great — lots of visibility, and I’m happy about that...I would recommend Books Forward to anyone.

Steve RodgersAuthor of the Spellgiver fantasy series

Books Forward helped connect me with independent bookstores, writers groups, other authors and readers. Our initial five months on my debut novel helped to get my name and title into the public forum beyond a simple hit in a search engine. I recommend Books Forward and look forward to doing good things together in the future.

Gary McPhersonAuthor of the thrilling Berserker series and other short stories

Everyone knows it isn’t easy being a writer these days. That’s why it’s almost a necessity to have someone else in your corner. During the rollout for my latest, Cancer Crossings, I could always count on…the good folks at Books Forward.

Tim WendelAward winning author of more than a dozen books

I’m thoroughly impressed with the Books Forward team…Their publicity campaign for my book was extensive, streamlined, and highly accountable, making it exceptionally easy for me to reach my audience. I couldn’t be happier.

Michelle DesPresCertified clairvoyant medium and author of Intuitively You

What I appreciated most is that you did what you told me you would do. I was also kept abreast of everything going on in my campaign and I liked that aspect a lot. Thanks again for supporting me on this journey. It has been a pleasure to work with Books Forward.

Linda AtwellAuthor of the award-winning debut memoir Loving Lindsey

We can see what Books Forward is doing and how it is working. Reaching the Top 10 again, a year out from our launch tells me we are finally breaking through.

Jeff Berebitskyfor our work on Dr. Jenni Kleinman Berebitsky’s ALS Saved My Life...Until It Didn't

The staff's attention to detail makes for a very pleasant experience — no surprises, no dropped balls, and very thorough follow through.

Caroline TaylorAward winning mystery author of Death in Delmarva

I’ve really enjoyed working with your group and learned a lot about the promotional side of publishing. Even if you write the best book it won’t really matter if no one knows about it and reads it.

David SklarAuthor of Atlas of Men and other literary fiction

Thank you for your assistance through this process!! You have an amazing team!

Colleen D. ScottAuthor of the based-on-real-life Southern novel Everybody Needs a Bridge

Working with Marissa and Chelsea has been a sheer delight. Marissa set out a plan, Chelsea followed through and whatever was promised, was achieved. I can’t thank them enough. All collaborations should be this easy.

Margo T. KrasneAuthor and speaking coach

I only wish I had contacted Books Forward sooner!

John B. LaneAuthor of The Beatin’ Path, which received a Living Now Evergreen Award as "one of the world-changing books published since the year 2000"

Marissa DeCuir and the team at Books Forward are creative, passionate, and incredibly savvy book people. Books Forward is my go-to recommendation for clients looking to supplement or revitalize their publicity and marketing plans.

Elizabeth CoppsCopps Literary Services, LLC

The Books Forward team is the marketing ninjas of the book industry. When I was a publisher, they did a wonderful job launching my author's book. Now that I am a literary agent, I recommend that my authors use them to build their brand and audience which helps me sell their next book. Their collective experience, expertise and professionalism are key reasons I recommend them again and again.

Julie GwinnThe Seymour Agency

Your efforts were very comprehensive, and have helped this book reach a wide range of readers. We appreciate it!

Cheryl QuimbaPublicity Manager, Cornell University Press

The materials you provided to me will make all the difference in promoting this program. Seriously. She has some good publicity people working for her.

Teresa MyersLongmont Public Library

The press kit you sent along is a thing of beauty! I literally told my husband that it was so well put together that I wanted to cry!

Independent bookseller in Reston, Virginia

Since 1998, I’ve been producing and hosting radio broadcasts. You’ve been terrific to work with and I hope to continue the relationship. Sincerest gratitude for being a professional.

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