Huge congratulations to Louise Court with Lucie Cuthbertson-Twiggs for winning the Q1 award for their fantastic publicity campaign for The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar for Harvill Secker. And a special mention to Najma Finlay, from Cornerstone, and Caitlin Allen, from Riot, who have been highly...Read More »
The Publisher’s Publicity Circle is thrilled to announce the return of its summer party. It will be held this August as a joint venture with Jenny Brown Associates at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. This will be the first PPC Summer Party since the early 1990s.
Publishers, authors and media...Read More »
Booking is now open for the June meeting which will be held at lunchtime on Monday 18th June at Foyles, Charing Cross Road on the topic of ONLINE WOMEN’S LIFESTYLE.
Rosanna Day – Red Magazine Online
Lynn Enright – The Pool
Victoria Woodhall – Get The Gloss
Doors will open at 12.45pm. Tickets will...Read More »
The Q2 Award – for titles published in March, April and May – is now open. The deadline for submissions is Friday 13th July. Click here for more information....Read More »
Hannah Ewens, Features Editor – Vice
Georgina Godwin, Books Editor – Monocle 24
Lauren Turner, Senior Reporter – BBC Arts and Entertainment...Read More »
PPC/BMS Annual London Book Fair Seminar 2018
Wednesday 11th April, 1-2pm
‘Doing It Live: Taking book campaigns to the next level’
The BMS & PPC will explore the ways in which publishers are using digital platforms to create and share original and engaging live content to grow audiences and add a new dimension...Read More »
March meeting: Tuesday 27th March, Foyles
Our March meeting will be on the subject of the GUARDIAN. It will be held on Tuesday 27th March at Foyles, Charing Cross Road. Doors will open at 12.45pm and tickets will cost £10.
Sian Cain – Books Site Editor and Review
Abigail Radnor – Features...Read More »
February meeting: Tuesday 27th February, Foyles
Our February meeting will be on the subject of the OBSERVER. It will be held on Tuesday 27th February at Foyles, Charing Cross Road. Doors will open at 9.45am and tickets will cost £10 including refreshments. Please note this is a morning meeting.
Emma Cook –...Read More »
The Publisher’s Publicity Circle (PPC) is delighted to announce the winners of the PPC Annual Awards for 2017.
The Awards took place in London on Monday 5th February, and are presented to the publicists responsible for the best PR campaigns from 2017.
The panel of judges this year were chaired by Steven...Read More »
Katy MacMillan-Scott (Riot), Laura Curtis (Riot), Adele Minchin (Riot), Alice Broderick (PRH Children’s) and Harriet Venn (PRH Children’s) have won the PPC fourth quarterly award for their campaign for Philip Pullman’s LA BELLE SAUVAGE.
Judge, Steven Cooper of Waterstones, said: ‘I don’t think it was guaranteed that the publication of La...Read More »
The Booksellers Association and the PPC are repeating the popular BA/PPC Speed-dating Session at this year’s London Book Fair. This year it will take place on Wednesday 11th April from 1pm to 3pm.
The session is a great opportunity to meet and build relationships with booksellers, extend the reach of your...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 2017.
This year we are introducing two new categories – one for Academic titles, sponsored by Nielsen in memory of Mo Siewcharran who was a supporter of the PPC for...Read More »
The YALC Working Group is a small collection of publishing professionals working on YA fiction who help to support YALC in an advisory capacity. The working group position is something that is live year-round, but most active from January-July. An outline of what this responsibility entails can be found
January meeting: Monday 29th January, Foyles
Our January meeting will be on the subject of the FINANCIAL TIMES. It will be held on Monday 29th January at Foyles, Charing Cross Road. Doors will open at 12.45pm and tickets will cost £12 including cake and a hot drink. Please note the new price...Read More »
The winner of the PPC third quarterly award was announced at our meeting at Foyles on Tuesday 21st November. Alice O’Keeffe from the Bookseller was judging the entries for this quarter. Winner: Elaine Egan for Hot Mess by Lucy Vine ‘Elaine’s campaign was a wonderful example of a publicist’s passion...Read More »
The Publishers’ Publicity Circle is delighted to announce the second year of its mentoring scheme, which this year is open to publicists of all levels and will start after the enrolment process in January 2018.
In 2017, the PPC enlisted five mentors with outstanding campaign experience from across the industry. The...Read More »
November meeting: Tuesday 21st November, Foyles
Our November meeting will be a special PPC AWARD WINNERS’ MASTERCLASS. Come along to hear three winners of last year’s annual PPC Awards share the details of their winning campaigns including tips on filling out the submission form – it will be an inspiring session.
It...Read More »
October meeting: Monday 23rd October, Foyles
Our January meeting will be on the subject of MONTHLY MAGAZINES. It will be held on Monday 23rd October at Foyles, Charing Cross Road. Doors will open as usual at 12.45 and tickets will cost £15 including a sandwich lunch.
- Olivia Cole,...Read More »
Booking is now open for the 2017 Junior Publicists’ Training Day.
It will be held on Friday 17th November at HarperCollins, The News Building, London Bridge. We ask that you arrive at 9am to pick up passes and get through security ready for a prompt 9.30am start. The day should be...Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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: 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.
- Anna Fielding...Read More »
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 »
This year’s Christmas party is being held on Wednesday 7th December at Waterstones Piccadilly and is kindly being sponsored by BookGig.
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 »
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...Read More »
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 »
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...Read More »
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 »
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: 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 »
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 »
The deadline for the second Quarterly Award is Friday 24th June. For information on how to apply, please check under ‘Awards’....Read More »
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 »
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 »
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,...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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »