"Shreve Williams is best in class. Any writer looking to navigate the part of the process that can be the most challenging (the selling part that comes after the writing part) would be smart to have them on board. They are with their authors every step of the way, with contacts, savvy, and attention to detail that are unmatched."
Co-author of Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
"From the craziness of the initial launch to the longer market-by-market haul, the professionals at Shreve Williams are just that: consummate pros. They know how the media works; they understand its needs and skillfully navigate its demands; they are sharp, resourceful, energetic, and, best of all, totally devoted to the authors and books that they promote. Working with them was a perfect pleasure."
Co-author of Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
"I cannot imagine a better experience with book publicity—a notoriously dicey area of enterprise—than mine with Elizabeth and Suzanne. These are two terrific people who do a terrific job, nothing dicey, nothing troublesome, and they work very, very hard and effectively."
Author of A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton
"Elizabeth and Suzanne's combined years of experience building some of the most highly regarded publicity departments in the industry showed them to be two of the best in the business. Now working together, they have proven through the scope and quality of the campaigns they have produced, as well as the strength of their media relationships, just how powerful their partnership is."
Former VP, Executive Director of Publicity, Crown Publishing Group
"I've worked with Elizabeth and Suzanne in one capacity or another for fifteen years, and can say without reservation that they are among the very best in the business. So when we launched The Penguin Press, and they opened their own shop, I was one of the first to come calling. Elizabeth and Suzanne are both extraordinarily broad generalists – equally fluent in the ‘serious' and the 'popular', fiction and nonfiction – and exceptional in areas of politics, policy, and government. I can't imagine a project for which I would not recommend (or hire) them."
Associate Publisher, The Penguin Press
"I'm grateful to you. Wherever I go, everybody throws compliments your way. I'm deeply appreciative (and yes, savoring the moment)."
Author of Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (upon learning he'd hit The New York Times Bestsellers list)
"I love working with Elizabeth Shreve and Suzanne Williams. They bring great passion and creativity to every book they publicize, and are experts at putting together media line-ups that sell."
Executive Director of Publicity, Little Brown and Company
"As a longtime Publisher and Publicity Director, I know when a publicity campaign is well run. Shreve Williams runs a great campaign. They are reliable, responsive, and exceptionally well-organized. Working with them is not only a pleasure, but completely free from worries."
Executive Director of Editorial, Globe Pequot Press and former Publishing Director, Pantheon Books
"Shreve Williams consistently provides outstanding attention to the entire spectrum of book promotion: working with the author, creating the pitch, making the contacts and following through. Even as the competition has become fierce for high-profile media and public appearances, Shreve Williams comes up with quality opportunities for our authors. Most importantly, they take the time to understand the book and the author, and both our sales and publicity goals, and then apply their knowledge of the marketplace to deliver solid results."
Director of Sales & Marketing, Island Press
"Shreve Williams provided excellent service to me for the publicizing of my novel. They are smart, experienced, reliable, and well connected."
Author of Ghost and Einstein's Dreams
"In her former life, Elizabeth was Henry Holt's director of publicity, and in my capacity as publisher I worked with her closely and very happily for seven years. She was unfailingly professional, wonderfully focused and well-organized, and very creative about how to publicize and market our books. She also happens to be a delightful person, so any collaboration with Elizabeth is bound to be both fun and superbly productive."
Former president and publisher, Henry Holt and Company
"Elizabeth's experience in publishing, her knowledge of media contacts (both print and non-print), as well as her professionalism and enthusiasm, made working with her a great pleasure."
Author of Book Lust, More Book Lust, Book Crush and Book Lust To Go
"Working with Suzanne has always been a joy: she gets you all the media you could plausibly get and makes sure the right people know about your book in good time. Her schedules are perfect and her organizational skills impeccable. An author couldn't ask for more during those arduous times on the road."
—Alain de Botton
Author of The Architecture of Happiness and How Proust Can Change Your Life
"[Shreve Williams'] efforts were very instrumental in establishing First Second in the book world, the graphic novel world, and in the world of popular culture."
—Lauren L. Wohl
Associate Publisher, First Second Books and Roaring Brook Press
Elizabeth Shreve is Chief Executive Officer of Shreve Williams Public Relations, which she founded in 2006 under Elizabeth Shreve Public Relations. A 20-plus year veteran of the publishing industry, Shreve is the former Vice President, Director of Publicity for Henry Holt and Company in New York. She joined Henry Holt in 1997 from Vintage Books where she was Publicity Manager. Prior to Vintage, Shreve held positions in the publicity departments of Dutton Plume, Counterpoint Press and Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc., where she began her career in publishing.
Shreve has worked with such notable authors as former Vice President Al Gore and Tipper Gore; dignitaries Henry Kissinger and Kofi Annan; Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Ron Chernow, Carl Bernstein, and Rick Atkinson; bestselling authors Deepak Chopra, Jeffrey Sachs, Barbara Ehrenreich, Salman Rushdie, Joyce Carol Oates, Paul Auster, Tony Horwitz, Atul Gawande, Sue Grafton and Stedman Graham.
She is a graduate of Kenyon College and lives and works in Washington, D.C
President of Shreve Williams Public Relations since its formation in 2007, Suzanne Williams has more than 20 years experience in the publishing industry and is the former Director of Publicity for Pantheon Books, an imprint of Random House, Inc. Williams began her career at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Inc. in New York in 1992 and was named Senior Publicist at Pocket Books / Simon & Schuster in 1995. In 1996 she joined Pantheon, where she remained until 2005.
Over the course of her career, the authors with whom Williams has worked include Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison; Pulitzer Prize winners Art Spiegelman and Carl Bernstein; National Book Award winners Ha Jin and Julia Glass; bestselling authors Brad Meltzer, Anne Lamott, Bernhard Schlink, Alexander McCall Smith, Marjane Satrapi, and Rick Bragg; National Book Award-nominees Charles Baxter, Alan Lightman, and Gene Luen Yang; late historian Tony Judt, Academy Award winner Charles Ferguson, former U.N. Chief Weapons Inspector Hans Blix; political and social commentator Angela Davis; former SEC Chair Arthur Levitt, astronaut Colonol Chris Hadfield, and the late Sally Ride.
A graduate of Rollins College, she is based outside of New York City.
Formerly an associate director of publicity at HarperCollins publishers in New York, Kate Pinnick joined Shreve Williams in January 2008. She previously held positions in the publicity departments of Henry Holt and Company, Oxford University Press and Basic Books, where she began her career in publishing in 2000.
Pinnick has worked with such authors as former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former CIA director George Tenet; bestselling authors John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Claire Shipman and Katty Kay, Douglas Brinkley, Robert Dallek, Thomas Frank, Phillip Margolin, Noam Chomsky, Linda Greenhouse, Andrew Sullivan and Peter Beinart; as well as Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anthony Shadid and National Book Award winner Kevin Boyle.
Pinnick is a graduate of Northwestern University and is based in Chicago.
Anne Dickerson is the director of 15 Minutes Productions, a Washington D.C.-based communications firm, and media trainer for Shreve Williams Public Relations. Since 2001 Dickerson has leveraged her more than fifteen years’ experience in television production and writing to help authors, experts and public officials sharpen their communication skills. She prepares clients for appearances on network television programs, cable news shows, radio and podcasts; as well as helps individuals develop and hone skills for better presentations and public speeches. Dickerson has prepared a Pulitzer Prize-winning author for Comedy Central’s Colbert Report, a first-time author for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and a veteran journalist for his book launch on National Public Radio. She has also worked with U.S. Senatorial candidates, senior U.N. officials, and non-profit leaders. Message development and crisis management messaging are special areas of expertise.
Dickerson is a graduate of the University of Virginia and lives and works in Washington, D.C. For more information on Anne's services visit 15 Minutes Productions.