Preditors & Editors Readers Poll Results Announced - Book Marketer Wins Publishing Industry Award

Top Quote Texas book publicist beats out a dozen book marketers to win annual publishing watchdog's poll. P&E's 2011 questionnaire includes book marketers category for the first time. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 15, 2011 - Publishing industry watchdog, Preditors & Editors, has named Stephanie Barko, Literary Publicist its 2010 Best Book Promotion Service. The Preditors & Editors Readers Poll, which is held the first 14 days of each year, for the first time added book marketing firms, sites and resources to its ballot this year, emphasizing the increasingly critical role that book marketers play in book sales.

    Barko beat out a dozen competitors who were also nominated to the ballot.
    Many of her votes were accompanied by optional comments like "hardest working, most passionate, dynamo who knows her craft, and consummate professional". The win came on the heels of Barko's peers nominating her for Book Publicist of the Year in December.

    This year's P&E Readers Poll offered 34 voting categories including Best Editor, Book Designer, Book Review Site, Book Store, and Writers' Forum. After votes were validated, winners were announced at the Preditors & Editors website in early February.

    About the Winner

    Barko is based in Austin where she does custom national book marketing and publicity exclusively for publishers and authors of nonfiction and historical fiction. Services include book platforms, blog tours, book review and endorsement acquisition, media pitches and social media marketing. Clients include Random House, 2010 USA Book News Award winner Red Honor Press, 2010 IPPY Award winners Jim Boylston & Allen Wiener, 2009 Spur Award winner John Nesbitt, and others. Those interested may subscribe to Stephanie's free book blog.

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