Who We Are
MindBuck Media Book Publicity is a full service author public relations and book publicity company, able to step in, consult and create interest and progression at any point during the evolution of a book. From manuscript to international book release, Jessica Glenn and her team provide highly personalized author services ensuring the highest level of success possible for authors and their publishing companies. Conservatively, we've helped authors sell half a million books in the last two years alone and had two bestsellers in 2011. We work directly with authors, with publishing companies, or in tandem with both to create the best bang for the publicity buck.
Boss Lady: Jessica Glenn
Jessie Glenn attended Reed College and Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, after skipping the last year of high school. She designed her own degree to craft a perfect platform to build a book publicity company in the churning environment of social media expansion and the explosion of small presses based on the emergence of Amazon distribution and the ebook.
A one year stint sub-contracting for Amazon Publishing as a book publicist gave Jessie singular insight into Amazon Publishing and over a decade working with small, medium and large traditional publishers contributed to Jessie's remarkably well-rounded understanding of the 21st century publishing industry.
Jessie's publicity work has been highlighted in Poets & Writers Magazine
, Annie Jenning’s EliteWire
, AWP, and numerous “Ask the Expert” articles. She was picked as a judge for first annual IndieReader Discovery Awards, started a secret society for Artists in Portland, Oregon, and is well known in Portland’s vibrant writer’s community. Jessie teaches a Master's level book publicity class for Portland State University's Masters in Publishing degree.
In additional to her own writing clips, Jessie is a comfortable, well practiced public speaker and media coach.
Book Publicist: Helyn Trickey Bradley
Helyn Trickey Bradley is a writer/editor based in Portland, Oregon. A news veteran, Helyn routinely produces polished content for CNN
, The Oprah Magazine
and The Oregonian
. A journalistic background gives Helyn special insight into how to market book campaigns and woo the media for the authors she represents. Additionally, Helyn earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Portland State University and relishes working with authors in all stages of their writing projects, including developmental editing and ghostwriting.
Book Publicist and Marketer: Sydney Keist
Sydney Kiest is a publicist and marketing professional residing in Portland, Oregon. Her PR background ranges everywhere from working with fashion boutiques to tech startups. With a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations from the University of Oregon and a life-long love of books, she kicked off her career in the publishing industry with the renowned Tin House and never looked back. She is now completing a Master’s degree in book publishing at Portland State University, where she is also the Marketing Assistant at their press.
Book Publicist: Rebecca Kelley
Rebecca Kelley's job as a book publicist allows her to do two of her favorite things: read and write. She is the author of Broken Homes & Gardens (Blank Slate Press, 2015) and the co-author of The Eco-nomical Baby Guide (Stewart, Tabori, & Chang, 2010). By day she teaches writing to art students at Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland.
Book Publicist: Morgan Nicholson
Morgan Nicholson is a professional writer with a strong thirst for knowledge based in Portland, Oregon. His experience in publicity uses his creative background as a musician and a writer to discover inspiring ways to promote content. Morgan’s experience includes editorial work, book marketing, magazine writing, and publicity. He holds a MA in technical and professional writing from Portland State University. Including MindBuck Media, he’s worked at Ooligan Press, Tin House, Eleven Magazine, and many other wonderful organizations.
Book Publicist: Jessica Hardesty Norris
Jessica Hardesty Norris has worn many hats in the course of her career. After spending five years as a biologist and Fulbright scholar in South America and earning a PhD in ecology from Duke, her professional path took an abrupt turn towards writing when she traded in her machete for a computer and started a family. Her success in grantwriting for conservation projects led her into marketing at a restoration firm, and she now has a decade of experience in PR, as a copy editor, and as a technical writer. In addition to acquiring reviews for MindBuck Media Book Publicity authors, she has placed popular articles, press releases and op-eds. She is fluent in Spanish and handles many of Mindbuck Media's international campaigns.
Book Publicist: Nada Sewidan
Nada Sewidan believes in the power of words. Managing content across different platforms, she incorporates creativity and honesty to connect and engage with the audience. Nada's experiences include copy writing, blogging, and magazine and news writing. She previously managed content for local news sites and helped develop several publicity and marketing campaigns. Nada is currently pursuing her MA in Book Publishing at Portland State University. She’s worked and interned at Tin House Books, GoLocalPDX
, Borgen Magazine
, and more.
Author Services: Vinnie Kinsella
Vinnie Kinsella's varied career as a publishing professional includes work as a writer, editor, document designer, journal publisher, and college instructor. He has used his broad knowledge of the publishing industry to help numerous book publishers, independent authors, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations produce high quality print and online publications. He is currently the Publication Consultant for Indigo Editing & Publications.
Author Website Specialist and Illustrator: Tina Granzo
Tina Granzo's 17+ years of experience in designing and developing websites has provided her with the tools necessary to help authors develop a strong web presence quickly and without going bankrupt. When called upon, her formal fine arts training (she has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan) makes the leap from coding websites to illustrating books a breeze.