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JOHANNA RAMOS-BOYER

PUBLICITY FOR NON-FICTION AUTHORS, INCLUDING RADIO TOURS AND MEDIA TRAINING. ONGOING PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN. SPECIAL INTEREST AREAS: POLITICS, HISTORY, LEGAL, BUSINESS, MILITARY, FOREIGN AFFAIRS, SCIENCE AND ANIMALS, FOOD, PHOTOGRAPHY, PARENTING.

Johanna Ramos-Boyer Johanna Ramos-Boyer has worked in communications and publicity for more than 25 years, starting in the Clinton White House in 1993, then transitioning to the communications departments for Secretary Ron Brown at the U.S. Department of Commerce and Secretary Dan Glickman at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

In 1999, as a Senate Press Secretary for Barbara Mikulski, Johanna spearheaded the publicity efforts for the first book by the then nine women of the United States Senate, Nine and Counting: The Women of the U.S. Senate.  This launched Johanna into the publishing industry and she has not looked back.

Johanna has extensive experience in developing publicity efforts and media strategy for authors and publishing clients.  A seasoned professional, she has knowledge of non-fiction and fiction publishing, government affairs, documentary and feature television production and programming, non-profit organizations and how these elements fit together for cross platform multi-media efforts that combine publishing with larger projects that reach millions.

In 2003, Johanna launched JRB Communications, LLC where she works across a variety of industries and clients including the National Geographic Channel, AXS TV, getTV, Goldcrest Films, W.W. Norton, Simon & Schuster, Hachette, Yale University Press, Penguin Putnam, Crown, Knopf, and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library.  No project is ever the same.

Johanna represented filmmaker Tim Hetherington.  Hetherington’s 2010 film, Restrepo (produced and directed with Sebastian Junger) won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, was nominated for a 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary and was broadcast on the National Geographic Channel.  Other documentary clients include Gold Star Children, a documentary film by Mitty Griffis Mirrer and Academy Award nominated writer Mark Monroe about children who have lost a parent to war — Vietnam to Afghanistan & Iraq; and Defiant Requiem: Voices of Resistance (PBS – Peter Schnall, Director; April 2013).

Johanna has worked with notable authors including Ebola expert David Quammen, former CIA Chief Michael Morell, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lucinda Franks, Mitchell Zuckoff and the Benghazi Annex Security Team, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly, Washington Post Columnist David Ignatius, New York Times bestselling author Craig Nelson, award-winning business writers Po Bronson And Ashley Merryman, Judith Martin (Miss Manners), First Amendment Attorney Floyd Abrams, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Frankel Technology reporter Adam Lashinsky, New York Times bestselling author Sebastian Junger, fallen reporter Tim Hetherington,  Robert L. Forbes, Charles Ogletree, General Tony Zinni, John W. Dean and Barry M. Goldwater, Jr., Humorist Mary Roach, Primatologist Frans de Waal, General Wesley K. Clark, Patricia Gucci, Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan, Economist Charles Wheelan, and New York Times bestselling author Vincent Bugliosi.

Services include:

  • Strategic Media Relations for Book Launches (including TV, radio, print and online outreach)
  • Developing and overseeing events
  • Satellite Radio Tours
  • Executive and Spokesperson Media Training

Contact:
Phone: 703-646-5137

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CHARLOTTE ABBOTT

CONTENT DEVELOPMENT particularly for non-fiction authors and journalists on subjects of memoir, business, current affairs, women’s studies, adoption, lesbian and gay studies, African American studies, mind/body/spirit, nature and the environment, and photography.

Charlotte Abbott is a publishing journalist and digital content strategist who has developed a large and loyal online community of authors, publishers, booksellers, librarians, book bloggers, and e-reading innovators, via weekly discussions on Twitter (#followreader). In her 20 years in the book industry, she has been a reporter and editor for Publishers Weekly, a publishing commentator on National Public Radio, a book critic supervising more than 1000 reviews a year, and an acquiring book editor at HarperCollins and Avon Books. Most recently, she has been advising authors and retailers on how to maximize their online visibility through strategic content development, including social media, blogs and traditional media. She is a board member of the Women’s Media Group and has served as a judge of several noted literary awards.

Twitter: @charabbott

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JACK COVERT

BUSINESS, RETAIL, SPECIAL SALES

Jack Covert is the President and Founder of 800-CEO-READ. In 1984, Jack was hired by the Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops (an independent chain of bookstores in Milwaukee from 1927–2009) to promote business and computer books to the Milwaukee business community. Over the past decade, 800-CEO-READ has concentrated on selling business books while also spreading great business ideas via its daily blog, its monthly newsletter The Keen Thinker, the monthly publication of essays on ChangeThis, its annual Business Book Awards, and its yearly magazine In The Books. In 2010, 800-CEO-READ began a partnership with Inc. to publish and promote its Business Book Best Seller List. In 2012, 800-CEO-READ will offer an exciting new online service, KnowledgeBlocks, to help users save, organize, and customize their business information.

Jack grew that 3-shelf business book section of the store into a 7-million-dollar specialty business book retailer and has earned quite a reputation. “[I]n the world of business-book publishing . . . , his championship of obscure works has helped turn such books as The Goal into national bestsellers, and his monthly best seller list is a frequently cited standard.” Then–Doubleday/Currency editor Harriet Rubin described Covert “as not simply a bookseller—he’s a tracker and a prophet” (Inc., 1995).
In 2000, Jack began writing reviews of new and notable business books in a monthly, nationally syndicated column entitled “Jack Covert Selects.” Ultimately these reviews led him to collaborate on The 100 Best Business Books of All Time, a book that not only ranks the best business books, but also provides references to nearly 400 notable books for the business reader. The 100 Best has now been updated in paperback and reprinted in ten languages.

Twitter: @JackCovert

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TAMMY RICHARDS-LESURE

PUBLICITY and MEDIA with special focus on POLITICS & CURRENT EVENTS, HEALTH/MEDICAL/SCIENCE, AGING, RELIGION, AFRICAN AMERICAN, MYSTERY & THRILLERS, PARENTING, SPORTS, HUMOR, FOOD, BUSINESS, and TRAVEL. ONGOING PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN.

Tammy Richards-LeSure draws on 22 years of experience in the publishing industry to provide premier publicity services.

Tammy’s career has been devoted to the development and execution of top-tier media and promotional campaigns, beginning with her work as Senior Publicist at Random House, Inc. in Los Angeles, where she handled high-profile projects for the Random House, Times, Villard, Crown, Clarkson Potter, Harmony, Alfred A. Knopf, Pantheon and Vintage Books imprints. She has continued to manage successful projects as President of her own agency. Along the way, she has implemented strategy and publicity for many bestsellers, and she takes great pride in her work with the industry’s leading publishing houses, literary agents, and authors.

Tammy has had the privilege of working on the following bestsellers: Midnight in the Garden of Good and EvilBreaking the Surface, The Hot ZoneIndelibleA Long Way From HomeSkipping Towards GomorrahThe Sweet Potato Queens’ Field Guide to Men, Selling with IntegrityTransformed by the Light, A Year in ProvenceToujours ProvenceHotel PastisWe Were Soldiers Onceand YoungStrip Tease, Stormy WeatherMakes Me Wanna Holler, How to Get Filthy Stinking RichChange Your Brain, Change Your Life, Healing ADDJoy at WorkThe Catcher was a Spy, and many moreAt one point, she had six bestsellers on The New York Times Best Sellers list at once.