Marian Brown Public Relations
Testimonials"I appreciated working with Marian on a project that is so close to my heart. Her years of experience and deep knowledge base were important to making our Haggadah such a success."
Marian was my publicist when Bird by Bird came out, and it was a true pleasure to work with her. She was brilliant and efficient, hardworking and fun.
—Anne Lamott, author of Grace (Eventually)
It took a while for me to get up the nerve to hire a public relations firm for my book Last Train to Paris. I'm from the old school, where publishers historically took care of this job. Sadly, this is no longer the case. But happily, I've been blessed with an ideal replacement. I made the decision to work with Marian Brown and Louise Crawford—admittedly with a few initial qualms. But I was wasting my anxiety. They are truly wonderful. They are careful, yet creative in their strategy. They are both persistent and elegant. They offer abundant hope, but not the moon. It's been a pleasure!
—Michele Zackheim, author of LAST TRAIN TO PARIS
I appreciated working with Marian on a project that is so close to my heart. Her years of experience and deep knowledge base were important to making our Haggadah such a success.
—Edgar M. Bronfman, author of The Bronfman Haggadah
Marian - Your persistence is awesome.
—Greg Netzer, Wordstock
Marian Brown is as smart, considerate and professional as anyone I have ever worked with. She waged a smart and aggressive publicity campaign on behalf of my first novel The Highest Tide. Marian landed great reviews in The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Los Angeles Times and many more publications. More importantly to me, however, has been her ability to guide me through an odyssey of more than 100 public events. I began this enterprise as a shy, stage-struck debut novelist. And she has been there, patiently, every step of the way, to give me the confidence and advice as well as the occasional lecture/reminder that I needed. My conversations with fellow novelists make it clear that I have been remarkably fortunate to have someone as savvy and pleasant to work with as Marian.
— Jim Lynch, author of The Highest Tide
Marian Brown is a new author's dream. She worked tirelessly on my behalf, seeking out every opportunity — traditional and not so. Her commitment never wavered. Nor did her sense of humor. She guided me throughout the entire process, managed my expectations, and then exceeded them. With Marian, it's all about the results and about building for the future. I always felt as though I was her only client and that all of her time was spent only on me — even though I knew that was clearly not the case! And long after the official assignment was completed, she was still there cheering me on and making connections for me. I feel lucky to have had her on my side.
— Alyse Myers, author of Who Do You Think You Are?
After working with genius publicist Marian Brown on two novels and a memoir, all I can say is, hire her, now. Seriously, don't wait another second. Don't talk to anyone else. Just pray to whomever you pray to that she's available. After one of my first events, at the hard-to-get-into San Francisco Book Fest, the festival coordinator walked up to me and said this: "Your publicist is the most persistent human being I have ever known. If it weren't for her, we wouldn't be having this conversation." Marian is a rare voice of sanity, reason and kindness is a business sorely lacking all three.
— Dylan Schaffer, author of Life, Death & Bialys
I’ve been working with Marian Brown (Marian Brown PR) and Louise Crawford (Brooklyn Social Media) since I self-published my novel, Bloodlines, in December 2012. After the isolation of the writing experience, having the enthusiasm and skill of this wonderful team behind me was bracing. I was encouraged by their personal styles and their energy; their expertise in publicizing, marketing and placement has made a major difference in the reception of my novel. Despite working in an extremely challenging industry where success is seldom dependent on quality alone (and sometimes not at all), they maintain an unshakeable belief in the importance of good writing and put all their efforts and extensive media and personal contacts into making sure that the word gets out. They never sugar-coated the process or promised pie-in-the-sky success; indeed, they always made clear the difficulty of getting a self-published book reviewed in the press. Nevertheless, we have succeeded in ways that I would never have been able to achieve alone, and I would recommend them without reservation. They are particularly important in the current tortured publishing environment, where every author needs all the backup and publicity acumen that traditional publishing used to provide. Marian and Louise are a tremendous duo, and I especially appreciate them as collaborative partners on every level. They are truly invested in the authors they represent.
—Neville Frankel, author of BLOODLINES