Giving Your Book
the Buzz It Deserves
Connecting nonfiction writers to their widest audience
for almost 20 years.
Pleasantly Persistent is a book publicity agency focusing on nonfiction books. The cornerstone of our work is forming a true collaboration with authors to maximize a book's media exposure.

Authors in the News
Our clients get tons of exposure on national, regional and local media outlets. In addition to feeling the warm glow of the TV spotlight, our clients enjoy interviews on radio and podcasts, as well as features in print media.

FOX Nation
WOIO-CBS Cleveland, OH
KCAL TV Los Angeles
WXII-NBC, Winston-Salem, NC
MSNBC “Politics Nation” in-studio New York City
KUSI TV San Diego, CA
WUSA-CBS Washington, DC
FOX News Channel “FOX News at Night with Shannon Bream”
Eric L. Pierre on Yahoo Finance

Recent Print Media

  • Many wealthy Americans escape big income tax bills. Here's how they do it.
  • Father Joe Celebrates 80th Birthday
    San Diego Union-Tribune
  • Why the San Diego Memoir Writers Association Thinks You Have a Story to Tell
    San Diego Union-Tribune
Our Approach
Julia Brown, the principle at Pleasantly Persistent, knows the sacrifices authors make to write a book - all that blood, sweat and tears. She also knows that an author must place considerable trust in a book publicist to effectively promote a book. She respects the difficult task of book writing and the trust an author places in her to represent them.
This is why Julia is deeply committed to her clients. She leverages the contacts she has made at media outlets and local bookstores over the decades for her authors. The goal with every book publicity campaign is to schedule as many media spots as possible, so the author's book is exposed to the widest possible audience.
Julia also carefully chooses her clients. She restricts her client list to five at a time, so she can give her all to every campaign. She also only takes on clients who have written books that she likes and on topics of genuine interest for her, which helps to ensure the author-publicist collaborative process is enjoyable and successful.
How Book PR Can
Work for You
We create customized packages for each client. This is based on the client's preferences and goals, and may include a mix of any of the following book publicity services.

  • Message Building
    Craft a message that resonates with your target audience.
  • Book Tours
    Coordinate a book tour to speak directly to your growing fan base.
  • Media Interviews
    Book interviews on national and local TV, as well as talk radio and podcasts.
  • Media Consulting
    Learn how to shine during your media interview.
  • Speaking Events
    Share your message at bookstores, universities, social clubs and conferences.
  • Webinars
    Create engaging online events that deliver your message far and wide.
About Julia

Hi there! I'm a superstar book publicist and would love to connect a wide audience to your book. This is what gets me out of bed everyday: developing a killer hook and publicity strategy for each of my clients and the books they've worked so hard to write.
What Clients Say
Not to toot our horns, but we get a lot of compliments from happy clients. Here is what some of them say...

  • Laurie Watkins
    Author of Go from Stressed to Strong
    You have helped put me on the map; on the TV, tablets and phones of millions. We are just getting started, but I wanted you to know how much I appreciate you and your good work. Thank you!
  • Courtney Kittrell
    Author of Unapologetically Favored
    I had the pleasure of working with Julia and she was more than just accommodating. She takes the time to thoroughly know, understand, and ensure her clients get the best exposure for their marketing. Julia took the time to find out what I liked and disliked. She gave me tips for my interviews, both radio and television. She was available whenever I needed her and took the time to check on me after my interviews were complete. She is engaged in every aspect!! Her professional networking knowledge is amazing. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to meet and work with her. I have received numerous requests to be a guest speaker for different events because of her work. I know I would not have been given these opportunities if it wasn't for the professional exposure I received while working with Julia!
  • Christopher Fulton
    Author of The Inheretince
    "Julia is diligent, organized, friendly, and excels at whatever task is put before her. She has a wealth of knowledge and energy that makes her a force to be reckoned with. Her dedication is clear in her results. Thank you, Julia, for not only being an invaluable member of our team, but also our friend."
  • Susan Smith Jones
    Author of Wired for High-Level Wellness
    Julia's publicity work is top-notch. She is an expert in her work. After interviewing many PR companies, it was an easy decision for me to choose Pleasantly Persistent PR to help with the promotion of my holistic health books Wired for High-Level Wellness and UPLIFTED: 12 Minutes to More Joy, Faith, Peace, Kindness & Vitality. Totally organized and on top of everything, she always went the extra mile on getting media interviews for me. You can tell a lot about a publicist by what her media contacts say about her. All of the producers and hosts of shows with whom she connected me praised her many positive attributes. Not only is Julia persevering with a stellar work ethic, but she is also a total delight to work with — kind, supportive, helpful, encouraging, and motivating. That's a winning combination in my book. She will empower you to be confident with your interviews and to be the best in all your promotions. If there was a personality contest with all publicists, she would definitely win Miss Congeniality. You can't go wrong with hiring Julia to create the best book campaign for you. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone who wants a very positive experience, great success, and a very "pleasant" person with whom to work.
  • Chad Trisef
    Author of The Oracle Series
    "Julia is fantastic! I recently conducted a 10-month book tour all across the country and Julia was able to secure me local spots on the news and on TV shows in every city I went to! If you're an author looking for increased exposure and PR, hire Julia Brown of Pleasantly Persistent PR. You won't be disappointed!"
  • Jill Thomas
    Hypnotherapist, Soul Connect Hypnotherapy
    "Working with Julia on my press kit was a great experience. After laboring over it for a couple of weeks and trying to figure out how this thing was supposed to work, I finally decided to hire an expert. She came highly recommended and the work she produced was beautiful. Much better than anything I could have come up with on my own. The bio while all true made me sound even more brilliant than I think I am and her pitch ideas really made creating my "dear producer" letter so much easier. Now I am booking shows and selling books. Thank you so much Julia, I couldn't have done it without you."
  • David Wogahn
    President of AuthorImprints and author of The Book Reviewer Yellow Pages
    "I trusted Julia with one of my most important clients and she delivered. She kept me informed, she did what she said she would do, and best of all—we got results."
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