For over fifty years the Publishers Publicity Circle has enabled all book publicists from publishing houses and freelance pr agencies to gather and share information on a regular basis.

Monthly meetings are held in central London to provide a forum for press journalists, television and radio researchers and producers to meet publicists collectively. Representatives from the media are invited to speak about the ways in which they can feature authors and their books, and how book publicists can most effectively provide relevant information and material.


September meeting - YA press and events

September meeting: Monday 25th September, Foyles *please note this is a morning meeting* Our September meeting will be on the subject of YA PRESS AND EVENTS. It will be held on Monday 25th September at Foyles, Charing Cross Road. Doors will open at 9.30am and tickets will cost £15 and include pastries, juice...Read More »

Third Quarterly Award open for submissions

The deadline for the Third Quarterly Award 2017 (covering books published in June, July and August) is Friday 29th September 2017, so please make sure you've submitted your entries before then. Completed forms should be sent to: Becky Short, PPC Quarterly Awards, Transworld Publishers, 61-63 Uxbridge Rd, London W5 5SA The entry form and...Read More »

Second Quarterly Award 2017 – the results

The standard of submissions for the second quarterly award was so high that we have two winners for this quarter.  Sandra Taylor, Head of PR & Events for Waterstones, was judging this award and felt these two very different campaigns were both equally worthy of being awarded the winning campaign. The Hate...Read More »

Anna-Marie Fitzgerald wins the British Book Awards 2017 Publicity Campaign of the Year

The PPC would like to congratulate Anna-Marie Fitzgerald on winning Publicity Campaign of the Year at the British Book Awards for her campaign for The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (Serpent's Tail). The award is sponsored by The Publishers' Publicity Circle. The judges said the success of The Essex Serpent ‘shows...Read More »

First Quarterly Award 2017 - the results

We are delighted to announce the winner of the PPC Award for the first quarter of 2017.  The submissions were judged by Alice O’Keefe of the Bookseller. Winner: Katie Brown (project manager) & Phoebe Swinburn (assisting) of Headline for One Pound Meals: Delicious Food for Less by Miguel Barclay Alice said: This quarter saw...Read More »

March 2017 - BMS joint event, London Book Fair

The Publishers Publicity Circle and Book Marketing Society joint event at the London Book Fair was absolutely packed and this year the subject was The Visual Life of Campaigns.  Thanks to everyone who came - you can follow the conversations #visualcampaigns but some brief notes below if...Read More »

PPC to team up with Book Marketing Society at London Book Fair

Join us at the London Book Fair for our annual joint event with the Book Marketing Society where we will be asking what is the trick to creating emotive and memorable campaign moments that spark a narrative in the reader’s imagination, long before they open a book. In a session entitled...Read More »

PPC Annual Awards 2016 winners announced

The Publisher’s Publicity Circle (PPC) is delighted to announce the winners of the PPC Annual Awards for 2016. The Awards took place in London on 13th February, and are presented to the publicists responsible for the best PR campaigns from 2016. This year two new categories were introduced, one for debut titles, sponsored...Read More »


The PPC is delighted to announce the shortlist for the PPC Annual Awards, given for the best campaigns carried out by publicists in 2016. This year we are introducing two new categories - one for debut titles: fiction, non-fiction and poetry, sponsored by The Times & The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature...Read More »

January meeting and 2017 dates for your diary

January meeting: Monday 23rd January, Foyles

Our January meeting will be on the subject of ONLINE MEDIA. It will be held on Monday 23rd January at Foyles, Charing Cross Road. Doors will open as usual at 12.45 and tickets will cost £15 including a sandwich lunch.


BookGig to sponsor the PPC Christmas Party

We're delighted to have BookGig sponsoring the PPC Christmas Party this year.

BookGig is an events platform that connects readers to the authors they love, featuring hundreds of book and author events across the UK. It features many types of events, from author talks and...Read More »

Christmas Party 2016

This year's Christmas party is being held on Wednesday 7th December at Waterstones Piccadilly and is kindly being sponsored by BookGig. Tickets are £20 for members and if you would like to attend please email Madeline on publisherspublicitycircle@gmail.com. Please ensure you have booked and paid in advance, either...Read More »

London Book Fair Announces Final Conference Line-Up

The London Book Fair and the Publishers Association have announced that AMV BBDO’s Philippa Field, who was behind Maltesers’ award-winning Paralympics advertising campaign featuring actors with disabilities, will be speaking at the Building Inclusivity in Publishing Conference on 15 November. Discussing the Maltesers TV advertising campaign, which aired on Channel 4...Read More »

Announcing the PPC mentoring scheme

November 2016 Dear all,

I am delighted to let you know that the Publishers Publicity Circle will be launching its first mentor scheme at the beginning of 2017.

We have a wealth of expertise within the PPC membership and would like to provide an opportunity for members to benefit from the...Read More »

November meeting and Christmas Party save the date

Due to cancellation of the October 17th meeting because of flooding at Foyles, we have re-arranged the Guardian meeting for Tuesday 15th November. Doors will open as usual at 12.45 and tickets will cost £15 including a sandwich lunch. Anyone who booked a place at the October meeting will automatically...Read More »

Third Quarterly Award 2016 – the results

Winner: Ruth Waldram for The Girls (Chatto & Windus) Summary: The Girls was undoubtedly one of the books of the summer; pretty impressive for a literary fiction hardback debut by an American author with very limited time in the UK. Ruth’s all-encompassing campaign left no stone unturned and The Girls was absolutely everywhere. The planning for the campaign started 16...Read More »

Junior Publicists' Training Day

Booking is now open for the 2016 Junior Publicists’ Training Day. It will be held on Thursday 10th November at Penguin on The Strand from 9.30am – 4.30pm. The day is open to junior publicists (publicity assistants, press officers, etc) to give them a solid introduction to publicity at the start of their...Read More »

Second Quarterly Award 2016 – the results

Winner: Lucy Mann for Goodnight Spaceman by Michelle Robinson (Puffin) Summary: How can you not reward a campaign that sends a book into space?  Coordinating an interview and a story time from space, alongside the UK Space Agency, is no mean feat and the publicist for Goodnight Spaceman did this with deft skill.  She did a great...Read More »

September meeting - YA press

September meeting: Tuesday 20th September, Foyles

Our September meeting will cover YA press. It will be held on Tuesday 20th September at Foyles, Charing Cross Road. Doors will open as usual at 12.45 and tickets will cost £15 including a sandwich lunch. Full line up to be announced next week but speakers...Read More »

First Quarterly Award 2016 – the results

Winner: Being a Beast / Hannah Ross & Valentina Zanca (Profile) Summary: An astutely planned campaign that ensured the publicity for this very unusual nature book was always serious and that the book was never satirised. Hannah & Valentina’s media strategy was clever – accepting the first interview...Read More »

Second Quarterly Award

The deadline for the second Quarterly Award is Friday 24th June. For information on how to apply, please check under 'Awards'....Read More »

Meeting info

Meetings take place in the Gallery of Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, WC2. They start at 1.00pm; drinks will be available from 12.45 pm and a buffet lunch will be served afterwards....Read More »

PPC Annual Awards 2016 - Winners

The Publisher’s Publicity Circle (PPC) is delighted to announce the winners of the PPC Annual Awards.  The awards took place in London on 29th February, and are awarded to the publicists responsible for the best PR campaigns carried out in 2015.

The PPC organises these awards...Read More »

Fourth Quarterly Award 2015 - the results

Judged by Sandra Taylor, Head of PR and Events at Waterstones Winner:  SPQR, Mary Beard – Valentina Zanca, Profile Exemplary author care and a beautifully strategic PR campaign.  Expertly juggling, media, author and commercial demands, this was an all-round highly impressive campaign.  There is a strong correlation between the  publicity secured,  the...Read More »

PPC Annual Awards Shortlist 2015

The PPC is delighted to announce the shortlist for the PPC Annual Awards, given for the best campaigns carried out by publicists in 2015. Full details can be found here or below. The Sports Book Awards shortlist will be announced at a later date and shortlisted publicists will be contacted...Read More »

Third Quarterly Award 2015 - the results

Winner: A Little Life / Kate Green (Pan Macmillan) Judge Anna James commented, “The campaign for A Little Life used the buzz in the US and early quotes in the UK incredibly cleverly to make sure this was a book that everyone wanted a copy of and everyone was talking about...Read More »

Second Quarterly Award 2015 - the results

Winner: All I Know Now, Carrie Hope Fletcher / Stephanie-Elise Melrose & Kiri Gillespie In a crowded market, this campaign succeeded in its goal to distinguish Carrie Hope Fletcher from her fellow Youtuber competitors and help launch her career as a writer. Navigating their way around media fatigue with vloggers, the...Read More »

First Quarterly Award 2015 - the results

Winner: Alison Barrow for The Girl on the Train (Transworld) This book has become a phenomenon; the highest selling hardback of the year so far and the first adult fiction title by a debut (under their own name) to be number one in hardback. The publicity campaign was undeniably a major...Read More »