Clients & Testimonials
Testimonials about Ellen Myrick and Publisher Spotlight
"Unlike many trade show exaggerators, Ellen is proactive. She doesn’t merely display your books, she reads them and actively markets them. It doesn’t hurt, either, that she is well known enough to generate traffic, based on her own reputation."—Michael Rockliff, Dir., Library Sales & Marketing at Workman Publishing Company
"Ellen has been a great representative for our books at trade shows we could not attend. She knows and deals with her audience well, and she learns about each individual title in a comprehensive way. We will be hiring her for even more of these in the future. An effective and enjoyable professional to work with."—Dosier Hammond, VP Library sales at W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
"Ellen did a superb job setting up our booth, talking to attendees about our books and soliciting contacts for our mailing lists. She is a great book-talker. I have seen her in action for several different companies and would highly recommend her for this type of work. She reported back to us with full details of the conference. We felt as if we had actually attended the conference ourselves."—Angus Killick, Vice President, Associate Publisher at Macmillan’s Children’s Publishing Group
"I celebrate books from small presses whenever I have the opportunity and whenever I make a personal connection with the story or storyteller. Some of the small presses I am particularly fond of include Flying Eye/ Nobrow, Chin Music Press Inc, Little Bee, Peter Pauper Press, Inhabit Media, Tilbury House, Floris Books, Toon Books, Gecko Press, Pajama Press, Child’s Play, and Tiger Tales. Since meeting the folks who run Publisher Spotlight a few years ago at ALA I have not only become well-acquainted with smaller presses, but have also learned about specialty presses that have helped me bring a greater representation of diversity to the books that I read and those that I share via my podcast and as part of our collective on All The Wonders. Publisher Spotlight is so important for offering the opportunity for those small presses to be represented at big conferences."—Matthew Winner, All the Wonders podcast