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Comments for: Stephanie Barko, Literary Publicist

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2011 P&E Winner for Promo Firm

Hundreds of endorsements on LinkedIn and 50+ written endorsements from clients and partners for this book publicist.

She is the BEST !!!!!!!!

Stephanie knows the publishing industry well, and understands how to match her clients' books with the outlets most likely to give them recognition and exposure.

Stephanie's client, my friend Elizabeth Harris, had a sold-out book for her signing at BookPeople in Austin, Texas! She also got interviewed on NPR and several other venues. Really fine publicist.

Stephanie is AMAZING and such a FABULOUS support to her clients!!! She truly deserves this honor!! THANKS...Darlene Templeton

Editor & Preditor? There is no contest, she is more. Howzabout- Laudator Tempous Acti? :A peculiar anthologic maze, an amusing literary chaos, a farrago of quotations, a mere olla podrida of quaintness, a pot pourri of pleasant delites, a florilegium of elegant extracts, a tangled fardel of old-world flowers of thought, a faggot of odd fancies, quips, facetiae, loosely tied' (Holbrook Jackson, Anatomy of Bibliomania) by a 'laudator temporis acti,' a 'praiser of time past' (Horace, Ars Poetica 173).

Stephanie gave me some of the best advice I received for my book, and she didn't charge me a dime for it. When I was trying to figure out who to ask to buy one copy of my non-fiction middle school Texas woman's biography on Oveta Culp Hobby, she recommended I ask Oveta's son, Bill Hobby, Jr., the former governor of Texas. I did ask him and while he didn't buy 1400 copies and put one in every middle school in Texas, he DID send my name to his PR person, told her to help me for four months, and to SEND HIM THE BILL! In gratitude, I sent Stephanie a check. She is generous in her time, knowledge, and cheerleading!

Stephanie helped me launch my book in August 2013. She was a patient educator as well as a publicist. I did not know anything about the new way that books are promoted with such things as a virtual tour or a book trailer. Stephanie is wonderful to work with and I am most grateful to her.

Stephanie was very helpful in my quest to create a quality product.

Multi-year winner in previous years.

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