A One-Stop Book Blogging Publicity Resource


(Note: I mulled around for quite a while deciding whether or not I would actually post this.)

This post is indented to be a resource for book review bloggers in the US who wish to establish relationships with young adult (YA) publishers.

Please use this information ONLY if you are a serious and dedicated blogger who has been ACTIVELY blogging for more than 6 months and have at least 300 followers (preferably more) under your belt. ARCs are not for everyone. Do not waste the publisher’s time if you are only out for “free books”.

As a young adult book blogger, one of the greatest thrills you can imagine is reaching that point when the book publishers actually want YOU to review their books and rely on YOU to help promote them. It’s a big step to develop a relationship with publishers, one that should be taken seriously and not as a means for personal gain (or free books). I know how much work, time and dedication it has taken me to establish relationships with the publishers, and although I won’t be giving you my own personal contacts below, I AM giving you a resource to help make building relationships a bit easier.

Below I provide:

  • General contact information for the publishers who release the widest assortment of titles on the market.
  • Publicity contacts for a handful of authors (the information is publicly available on their web sites). That’s right, these are direct contacts for publicists who work for each publisher (aka. real people). Having these contacts is beneficial as it gets your leg in the door beyond a general/catch-all email address.
  • A sample template for a blogger email submission to a publicist. (How’s that for a one-stop resource?)

I recommend that you read my other post, Top Ten Tips for New Book Bloggers, for even more information about blogging in general as well as working with publishers.

Disney, Hyperion Books for Children
They prefer that you initiate contact using the form on this page.

Hachette Book Group, Little Brown BYR
publicity@littlebrown.com or publicity@lbyr.com

Harlequin Teen

HarperCollins, HarperTeen, Balzer + Bray, Greenwillow Books, Katherine Tegen Books
Sandee Roston Sandee.Roston@harpercollins.com

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Macmillan, Feiwel & Friends
Farrar, Straus & Giroux BYR childrens.publicity@macmillanusa.com
St. Martin’s Press publicity@stmartins.com
Tor/Forge torpublicity@tor.com
Henry Holt BYR publicity@hholt.com

Penguin Group, Dutton Children’s Books, RazorBill, Dial Books for Young Readers, G.P Putnam’s Sons, Philomel Books, Viking Children’s Books, Puffin

Random House, Delacorte

Sourcebooks Fire

Simon & Schuster BYR, Simon Audio

A good place to start building personal contacts for other titles within the same imprint, as these publicists may also represent other authors. *The information below was obtained from the author’s public web sites, as linked*

Disney, Hyperion Books for Children
(Author) Laurie Stolarz: http://www.lauriestolarz.com/contact.html
(Publicity) Jennifer Corcoran: Jennifer.Corcoran@disney.com

Hachette Book Group, Little Brown BYR
(Author) Kami Garcia: http://www.kamigarcia.com/contact/
(Publicity) Hallie Patterson: Hallie.Patterson@hbgusa.com

HarperCollins, Balzer + Bray
(Author) Brodi Ashton: http://brodiashton.blogspot.com/p/contact-me.html
(Publicity) Caroline Sun: Caroline.Sun@harpercollins.com

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
(Author) Katie Kacvinsky: http://www.katiekacvinsky.com/contact.php
(Publicity) Rachel Wasdyke: Rachel.Wasdyke@hmhpub.com

Macmillan, Farrar, Straus & Giroux BYR
(Author) Marissa Meyer: http://www.marissameyer.com/connect/
(Publicity) Allison Verost: allison.verost@macmillan.com

Random House Books, Delacorte
(Author) Anne Greenwood Brown: http://annegreenwoodbrown.com/contacts/
(Publicity) Paul Samuelson: psamuelson@randomhouse.com

Simon & Schuster BYR
(Author) Michelle Hodkin: http://www.michellehodkin.com/p/for-press_11.html
(Publicity) Paul Crichton: paul.crichton@simonandschuster.com

Sourcebooks Fire
(Author) Zoraida Cordova: http://www.zoraidawrites.com/p/contact.html
(Publicity) Derry Wilkens: derry.wilkens@sourcebooks.com

Tor Books
(Author) Kristen Simmons: http://www.kristensimmonsbooks.com/contact/
(Publicity) Alexis Saarela: Alexis.saarela@tor.com

Here is a good email template I recommend you use for requesting ARCs and adjust accordingly: (Again, ONLY use this template if you are ABSOLUTELY qualified to make such a request. Again, ARCs are not made for any “Joe Schmoe” or “Jane Doe” on the street.)

Subject: Blogger Review Inquiry

Good day,

My name is [Your Name] and I am the administrator of a young adult book review blog, [Blog Name]. I would be honored to have the opportunity to receive an advance copy in order to review the following title on my blog. Readers of our blog are a great fit for the promotion of this title:

[Book Title] by [Author] (ISBN)

BLOG STATS: [BLOG NAME] is actively promoting new and upcoming books; all in the form of book reviews, ARC tours, news and giveaways. As of [DATE], [BLOG NAME] averages ____ unique visitors a month, with a current trend of ___ page views a day. The site has maintained a following of ____ followers distributed across social networks like Facebook and Twitter and email subscriptions.

On the Web [URL]

On Facebook [URL]

On Twitter [URL]

Again, I would be honored to have the opportunity to review your upcoming titles on the blog.

Thank you for your time and consideration!

[Your Name]
[Blog Name]

Good luck to all who decide to blog and (most of all ) HAPPY READING!

For more reading visit Katie’s Book Blog ‘How to Get ARCs’


  1. sarabara081 @ Forever 17 Books says:

    Thanks for sharing! A few of these emails I haven’t added to my list yet. I bit the bullet and requested a few ARCs a couple weeks ago but didn’t hear back from any of the publishers so I am not sure if I will try again anytime soon. lol Feeling a little rejected but, eh.

    The contact email I have a hard time finding is for Disney Hyperion. I have looked and looked. I found an email but I don’t think it is the right one. I wish theirs was a little easier to find because I like a lot of their books!

  2. Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide says:

    Wow, this is incredible! thanks so much for sharing. It couldnt’ have come at a more perfect time because I’ve just been starting to reach out and begin looking for contacts to obtain review copies. I was VERY hestitant because I really hate asking for “free books”, but I’ve really been working hard on my blog for the past 6 months + and it’s something that I’ve grown very serious about, and in no way am I in blogging for the “free stuff”. It’s something that I’ve developed quite a passion for and I’m loving every minute of it.
    I’m sure to some publishers and/or authors, they may see me as a little new still, but I hope they like the content of what I’m doing and can see that I really do enjoy reading, reviewing, and promoting authors as much as I possibly can.
    Thanks again for this wonderful post! I will use this information responsibly.

  3. Kiki says:

    I really wish I had read this when I first requested ARCs. The first time I did, I didn’t say anything except the question asking if I could request the book for review. I only got 1 reply out of like 4. She was SO nice about it too! She gave me tips about how to request and what to include. Even though I never did get the book I requested, I still got knowledge. I now know to request only when I have like around 500 followers and have been blogging for at least 6 months.

  4. BRITTANY T says:

    You are an angel for posting this. Most seasoned blogger I ask are extremely hush hush about it and I get I wouldn’t want someone snaggin an arc that could have been mine but it is so great to finally have a bit of a concrete slab t stand on for us semi newer with enough followers (I hope) bloggers.
    I could kiss you right now! mWAH!

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