#AMPTHILLLITERARYFEST

Literally PR was incredibly proud to sponsor the premier Ampthill Literary Festival - July 2014!

 

 

#LITERALLYSUMMERPARTY

What a gorgeous evening was had by all 140 guests at the 10th media party and second annual #literallysummerparty on June 17th at Beaufort House, Chelsea. Thank you to everyone who made it such a relaxed, fun, entertaining and productive evening. Lots of new contacts were made between authors, publishers, food&drink brands and journalists. You know where I am if you need to follow up with anyone! helenlewis@literallypr.com

#PEOPLESBOOKPRIZEWINNER

RJJ HALL, AUTHOR OF THEATRES OF WAR, HAS WON THE PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE (FICTION). DECIDED BY THE PUBLIC, THE WINNERS WERE ANNOUNCED ON 28TH MAY 2014! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO RICHARD, A WELL DESERVING AUTHOR OF THIS FABULOUS DEBUT NOVEL.

Introducing LitPR:

Literally Public Relations is a boutique agency specialising in creative, innovative and cost-effective PR solutions for self-published and published authors, publishing houses, food writers, chefs, food&drink producers and retailers. With a proven track record of getting media coverage across print, online and broadcast media, Literally PR is a successful and fast-growing company built on the 12+ years experience of director and founder, Helen Lewis who continues to work as a freelance journalist alongside the PR activities.

Literally PR is based in south-east England, just outside of London. A trusted team of PR freelance experts are on hand to provide advice about launching your new product/book, and we love working with passionate people to bring their hard work to life. We love social media, revel in networking events and are full of ideas! Literally aims to provide a competitively priced, realistic, inspiring, honest, memorable and reliable PR service for each and every one of our clients from as little as £30. We have a wealth of experience in events organisation and management, and have hosted many media parties over the years. More recently, since 2012, we've specialised in creating memorable, fun and media-friendly book launch events. 

Literally Public Relations Limited is proud to be working with Troubador Publishing supporting a selection of its awesome authors who have chosen to publish with this highly respected British company. 

 

 

 

Proud to be working with Matador & Troubador self-published authors

Featured Clients

  • Danson E. Ubebe

    DANSON ENOGIOMWAN UBEBE was born in Nigeria in 1945. He obtained a teaching degree in 1970, and then his Well Engineering certificate in 1973. He taught briefly before working with Shell and retired, after 33 years, in 2004…

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  • Mary Hamer

    Mary Hamer is a regular on the literary festival scene and is frequently invited to talk about the incredible depths of research that went into the creation of Kipling & Trix. Mary's fifth book but first novel, Kipling…

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  • Tom Barry

    Witty and smattered with the best sort of irony, with twists and turns that keep you guessing, this is the first book in the trilogy. When The Siren Calls is a sensual and moving emotional drama that titillates the…

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  • Danny King

    Danny King is an award-winning and BAFTA-nominated writer of novels and screenplays. His 13th book is Infidelity For Beginners. The book's 'hero', Static Caravan magazine editor, Andrew Nolan, is an ordinary…

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  • Happy Monkey Drinks

    Happy Monkey Smoothies have been rewarded for our fun and colourful packaging by winning Gold in the 2013 DBA Design Effectiveness Awards. They have increased involvement with charity groups, supporting the Bliss London…

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  • Scott Addington

    This guide has been written for people with little or no prior knowledge of WW1 and is an ideal introduction to what can be a very complicated and daunting subject. Written in an engaging way, this is more like a chat…

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  • Vanessa & Mary Hudson

    Built on years of the New Zealand-based Hudson family’s favourite pre-diagnosis recipes, some passed down through generations, Vanessa and her mother, Mary, have added their magic touch to create an internationally…

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  • Professor Jonathan Waxman

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  • Gavin Morse

    Homegrown on British bangers and mash, Gavin Morse moved to France during his adolescence for the steak-frites. Living in Alsace, eastern France, he had the Vosges Mountains as his playground. Gavin was soon hiking and mountain…

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  • Clare Macnaughton

    A Modern Military Mother - Tales from the Domestic Frontline is a compilation of blog posts from amodernmilitarymother.com about the life, reflections and rants of this military wife. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad…

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  • Zainab Jagot Ahmed

    Zainab Jagot Ahmed is a first-time mum and author of the UK's first Indian baby food cookbook - 'Indian SuperMeals: Baby & Toddler Cookbook'. Her latest book, due for release in September 2014, contains more…

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  • John Gerzema, author of The Athena Doctrine

    John Gerzema is a pioneer in the use of data to identify social change and help companies anticipate and adapt to new interests and demands. A best-selling author, columnist, speaker and social strategist, his books have…

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  • AJ Foxx

    Mother and daughter duo, Jennifer Foxx and Anji Foxx, have created the Mr Hendrix adventure picture books for pre-school and early years children together, borne from a passion for their Pomeranian puppy, called Hendrix,…

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  • David Zen

    With high-stakes investment, and the perils and victories of entrepreneurship, this début novel explores the risks of corruption in cross-border investment deals, in a changing modern China.

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  • Christopher Lowery - The Angolan Clan

    The Angolan Clan is a fictional tale of greed, revenge, sex, envy, power, determination, fear, love and loathing, which took author Christopher Lowery three years to write. Inspired by Frederick Forsyth, the story intermingles…

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  • Olivia Spencer - Sad Dad

    Olivia Spencer studied at a top London all-girls day school, attended Durham University (BA Philosophy 2.1) and trained as a chartered accountant (ACA qualified 2008). She then got married in 2009, left her job as auditor…

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  • Dominic Selwood

    My earliest memories – apart from crashing a car when I was two-and-a-half – are of scrambling around the mountains and stony bondu on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. It was a slow and sleepy place…

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  • Andy Leeks

    On Tuesday 18th September 2012, I posted a status on Facebook. I was on the 07:51 train into London and everyone around me was asleep. The status read: "Maybe I’m in the minority here, but it really…

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  • Jenny Garrett

    "I want every female breadwinner to not feel isolated, but stand tall and celebrate their situation. This is book is based on real life and provides a practical framework for female breadwinners to be successful…

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  • Dylan Brody - The Modern Depression Guidebook

    “Depression lies. It tells you that it is permanent and necessary and central to your creativity and individuality. But there is no circumstance or situation so tragic that it cannot hold within it a kernel of humour…

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  • A Bello

    A Bello created a gripping tale with her debut YA fantasy fiction, starring Emily Knight, who is far from ordinary and she hates it. Amassing a huge following, the author has taken the bold move to launch…

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  • Nasser Hashmi

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  • Sarah Bramley

    Sarah Bramley is on a bold mission to not only increase coverage, attention and representation of lesbian relationships inthe media, but also to herald a new genre within women's fiction - focused on relationships between…

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  • Mrs Tinks

    Tinks Food was set up by London-based Julia Boddy, a Mum of three who loves to cook, but also likes to take a break from the kitchen and to watch her kids enjoy healthy and delicious food that someone else has cooked…

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  • eDietitians

    eDietitians is written by expert dietitians around the world, who are the nutrition experts and the only legally qualified health professionals to assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutritional issues. As law regulates…

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  • Davina Elliott - The Judith Gold Trilogy

    The Judith Gold Trilogy has received rave reviews from in and out of London’s Theatreland due to its curious leading lady (the elderly, loud-mouthed, rather eccentric Judith Gold) and its humorous insight into the…

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  • Gourmet Raw & Happy Snacks

    It’s not all about being healthy - although of course that's important. Gourmet Raw cares about the impact its products have on the environment as well. So they work closely with like-minded, friendly suppliers…

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  • David Williams

  • Tamim Sadikali

    Tamim Sadikali says: “Dear Infidel is a novel about the spectrum of British Muslim experiences. It is a story of love, hate, longing and sexual dysfunction, all sifted through the fallout from the war on terror.&rdquo…

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  • Imran Siddiq The Divided Worlds Trilogy

    Leicester-based Imran Siddiq, author of Disconnect, Disassemble and Disrupt, made a list of things he wanted to accomplish if he survived an operation to remove a brain tumour: writing a successful novel was one of the items…

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  • Vanessa Vallely

    From periods of glittering success to near total derailment due to an unrelenting passion for her career, Heels of Steel unveils the truth behind a woman’s climb to success in the male dominated world of the City.&…

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  • Sophia Ledingham - The Date Night Manifesto

    Sophia Ledingham is a psychologist who splits her time between London and Dubai. Much of her focus has been on improving relationships, whether it’s in top-tier corporations or with couples and families. …

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  • SJ Parkinson

    SJ Parkinson was an Air Force avionics technician, a decorated veteran of the Persian Gulf War and several United Nations peacekeeping missions. He has lived overseas in numerous countries and travels extensively. He has…

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  • Lynn Michell

    When Edinburgh couple Lynn Michell and Stefan Gregory and their 23-year-old son, Louis, set out to sail across the Atlantic on their 48ft Cardinal yacht, they knew not to expect plain sailing all the way. But they didn&rsquo…

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  • Sibylle Berg

    Sibylle Berg is an exceptionally original and interesting writer with a passion for stories bursting with hyperrealism and black humour. She is a guiding figure for all outsiders, underdogs, transgender people and anyone…

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  • R J J Hall

    none;text-autospace:none">RJJ Hall had often dreamt about writing a novel but only managed an occasional first draft of a short story. However, as the prospect of retirement beckoned, the desire to write grew stronger. And…

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  • Professor Paul Griffiths

    Professor Griffiths uses his extensive medical experience and real patient stories to demonstrate how cytomegalovirus has avoided detection and treatment for so long. He introduces you to CMV, an intelligent virus…

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  • Lee Brown

    Lee Brown, and his girlfriend, lost their mothers during the writing of 'A Very British Afterlife'. His girlfriend commented that reading the book helped her picture her mother in a happier place. Death and comedy…

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  • Linde Taylor

    “My father’s life was cut short even though he led the supposed ‘healthy lifestyle’ and my health took a dramatic fall with a cancer scare, so I questioned ‘What is it we are doing wrong? …

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  • Julia Wurz

    Essex-born Julia Wurz ran the Press Office for the Benetton Formula 1 Team, which became Renault F1. Dedication above and beyond the call of duty led her to marry her colleague, the Austrian race driver Alex Wurz, and to…

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  • Yang-May Ooi

    Yang-May Ooi's TEDx talk Rebel Heart: How Small Acts of Rebellion Can Create Powerful Change was described as “electrifying” and “one of the best and most moving talks at a TEDx event”. Through…

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  • Robert Elms

    Robert Elms is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and author. He writes regularly for the national press and has a daily show on BBC Radio London 94.9. The Robert Elms show is a celebration of every aspect of…

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  • Sonja Lewis - The Expat Writer

    Sonja Lewis was born in Georgia, United States and has been living in London for many years. A journalist by trade, author of The Barrenness and more recently The Blindsided Prophet, Sonja is known as 'The Expat…

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  • Dr Anne Dickson

    "Discovering what unites us as humans across cultural boundaries is key to my future plans. An example of human interconnection is the experience of emotion. I have always maintained an interest in the impact of emotion…

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Testimonials

  • Linde Taylor QBE, author of THE BOOK

    "On point specialist with broad detailed knowledge and experience. Personable, trustworthy, reliable, attention to detail and accuracy. Fantastic results and advice. There is none better. Highly recommended without…

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  • Christine McFadden, food writer and cookery teacher, Dorset

    "I'm really impressed by your efficiency and effectiveness. Helen circulated a press release for my 'Glorious Greens' cooking class and this resulted in a firm booking the same day. It's an…

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  • Michele Vincent, journalist, Rotherham Advertiser

    “I have worked with Helen Lewis on a number of editorial and competition pieces relating to books and have always found her extremely helpful and efficient. We have developed a good working relationship and I look…

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  • Lottie McMillan, Honeybuns

    "We have used food&drink towers for various press releases. We always get an excellent response and have made lots of new press contacts. For a small company like us who don't have large marketing budgets, this…

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  • Jenny Garrett author of Rocking Your Role

    "Helen now provides me with regular monthly PR support for my book and executive coaching business. She provides strategic ideas and focus, manages the creation and distribution of press releases, and chases leads.&…

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  • Jenny Garrett author of Rocking Your Role

    "Helen was an invaluable PR advisor in the run up to the launch of my book and was integral in my being interviewed by Radio 4 Women's Hour, the week after my launch."

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  • Stephen Sage, West Cork Food, editor

    "Your last effort for us gained us interest from WGSN.com who are pretty big fish, report on trends in the market and products gaining traction. One of their journalists is coming to the Celtic Cook Off itself and to…

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  • Lynn Michell, director of the only UK indie press for women writer's and respected author

    "Helen has succeeded in getting publicity for my book where I, an experienced publisher, failed. In response to her first email shot, we have features lined up in two sailing magazines. She is competent, professional…

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  • Julia Wurz author of SuperEgo

    "Helen Lewis worked with me on UK PR for the launch of Superego. As well as getting some fantastic coverage for the book, she couldn't have been more professional, dedicated and wonderful to deal with. I highly…

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  • Vanessa Vallely, author of Heels of Steel & founder of WeAreTheCity.com

    "Helen has been working on my book PR for Heels of Steel for the past five months. Over this period she has consistently delivered on time and to the highest quality. I have received above and beyond the service…

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  • Susannah Quinn, freelance journalist for The Guardian

    "I regularly scour (Literally PR's sister site) food&drink towers for news that can be used in my articles. It's a great source of information and an excellent…

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  • Tom Barry author of When The Siren Calls

    "I worked with Helen on the launch of my debut novel, When the Siren Calls. She is hard working, creative and innovative and delivers results above and beyond expectations. If you need a book publicist or someone to…

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  • Sonja Lewis, author of The Barrenness & The Blindsided Prophet

    "Pleased is an understatement. I am thrilled. I very much appreciated your hard work, Helen!"  

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  • Jenny Garrett author of Rocking Your Role

    "Helen is well worth the investment and you get the sense that she is firmly on your side, as well as business savvy and aware that you need your money to stretch as far as possible in the current climate. I would highly…

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  • Mike Evans MPRCA, Notus Associates Ltd

    "Within two minutes of my receiving our emailed press release from you concerning the launch of the American artisan cheese collection by The Artisan Cheese Exchange at The World Cheese Awards, the phone started to…

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  • Jenny Garrett author of Rocking Your Role

    "I am constantly being asked who does my PR, because people say that I am everywhere! I've been commissioned to write pieces for targeted business magazines (which I wanted) and have been interviewed and commissioned…

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  • Dr Dominic Selwood, author of The Sword of Moses

    "Your work has been phenomenal. Your energy has been huge, and you have got super results. I could not be more delighted. It has been a complete pleasure working with your firm. My heartfelt thanks for your skill and…

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Literally PR Clients

  • Yang-May Ooi
  • Gavin Morse
  • Lynn Michell
  • Christopher Lowery - The Angolan Clan
  • Nasser Hashmi
  • Vanessa Vallely
  • Imran Siddiq The Divided Worlds Trilogy
  • Professor Paul Griffiths
  • Dr Anne Dickson
  • Davina Elliott - The Judith Gold Trilogy
  • Danny King
  • R J J Hall