"I really couldn't be happier. As a transplanted Londoner, being 'in' Time Out is about as good as it gets. Thank you for organising this series of book extracts, Helen!" - Mychael Barratt, author of London Map of Days (Unicorn)
'When I started writing this much needed book, it was primarily as a marketing tool for my coaching business and I didn’t have any aspirations beyond that. However, meeting Esther changed all that. Esther was fascinated not only by the positioning of my book but also by my own story. Her enthusiasm and vision enabled my book to be featured in numerous newspapers and on radio and it became an Amazon Best Seller 3 months after publication. There is a buzz about my book and that’s thanks to Esther and the team at Bookollective. Her creativity and tenacious spirit will transform the way you see your book and yourself as an author. Working with her has transformed my business...' - Emma Heptonstall, author of How to be a Lady Who Leaves
'Esther and Bookollective are awesome! When my debut novel was published in the US, I got in touch with Bookollective to generate publicity in the UK. From the moment I spoke to Esther her energy and enthusiasm was extraordinary. She is both professional and tenacious, doing everything she can to promote my work. She secured me an article in The Times newspaper and has spoken to many different people on my behalf. 'His Frozen Fingertips' reached number eight on Amazon Kindle LGBT YA novel rankings, and this is entirely due to Bookollective's ability to sell not only my work but myself as an author. Their help was exactly what I needed to get my start in the world of publishing.' - Charlotte Bowyer, author of His Frozen Fingertips.
'Thank you so much for a wonderfully inspiring evening and consultation. The helpful feedback from your enthusiastic team has given me the confidence and the savvy to launch myself into marketing my first book 'Time Passages' and to continue developing my other two writing projects. Networking at your party gave me a fascinating insight into how the publishing and marketing industries work and I came away with many ideas and valuable contacts to follow up.' - Marsha Dermott-Williams
'Aimee is one of the most efficient, determined and supportive entrepreneurs in the industry. She designed and produced six of my book covers to present to a new publisher, after my old publisher shut their doors, in only two weeks. I have always been able to rely on her to expertise and found her reliable and extremely approachable. Aimee is one of the outstanding members of this industry.' - Carol E Wyer, People's Book Prize Winner
'I am incredibly happy with the help that Helen and Aimee at Bookollective have given me promoting my book and it's been such a worthwhile investment. They created a fantastic video book trailer and instinctively created the 'feel' that I wanted to promote my book. I have had many PR opportunities as a result of working with them and I can honestly say that their service is spectacular. You need to invest to reap the rewards. I am very delighted indeed with the service from Bookollective and I know that I will definitely be recommending them and using them myself again!" - Maria Hocking, author of Strip Naked and Re-Dress with Happiness
"Unicorn Publishing Group love the flexibility of working with a freelance team of editors, designers and publicists. Publishers and authors should never underestimate the importance of a professionally edited and designed book. The same goes for publicity - without it books cannot reach their full selling potential. With this in mind, Bookollective are the only team an author or publisher needs.” - Unicorn Publishing Group
'Working with Aimee who is as patient and kind as she is talented has been a pure joy. I can't wait to get back to writing as I know she will have fun with my next book covers and trailers. Thanks to Aimee, I feel like a proper writer!' - RM Green, author of Small Lives, Big World
"I was very pleased with the press release prepared by Helen for my book. It was extremely well written and infinitely superior to anything I could have prepared myself. I also appreciated the telephone advice which she gave me regarding approaching various media." Pat Connies-Laing, Travelling Hopefully
“When a PR company tells you they have contacts that can get your book in front of potential readers, you take it with a pinch of salt.
You’re right to be sceptical - even if they have a track record of success, there are no guarantees when it comes to publicity. Helen was
straight up with me about this from the start. But to be fair, she had already got me in contact with a national newspaper and an
international magazine BEFORE I had even started my initial campaign. The amount of media coverage has been phenomenal. I had
hoped that there would be interest in my book but to receive media interest in FOUR different countries, including newspapers, national
radio and international TV features was in the highest echelons of my expectations. Receiving a double page spread in one of the most
revered newspapers in the UK as well as securing an exclusive for the book with the largest online newspaper site in the world was just
as good. I could go on and on - Helen doesn't just know the contacts, she KNOWS the contacts. She also delivers a personal touch; you are not dealing with a faceless organisation who do not appreciate the uniqueness of your project. Everybody who has been told you have to speculate to accumulate would be making an excellent choice in speculating with Helen. Outstanding!” - Martyn Stewart, Why Men REALLY Cheat
'Aimee's insights and ideas have been incredibly helpful. I had also raised the prospect of a deadline that frankly I felt was unachievable but hoped for nonetheless. Aimee’s good grace, humour, creativity, talent and professionalism saved the day. Oh and she made the deadline with time to spare! Hire her! You won’t be disappointed.' - Ellie Holmes, author of The Flower Seller
'Esther has been truly amazing! I used Esther to help kick start publicity around the release of my first book. What Esther helped me
to achieve has been more akin to a tidal wave, than a kick start. From a commissioned feature piece in The Guardian, to appearances
on London Live TV and BBC Radio, Esther has helped to raise the profile of my company and the work that we do in the education
sector. I had not until now, fully appreciated the importance of having someone with good PR skills on your side. Now, I totally get it!
Enquiries about our services have risen tenfold within a relatively short space of time, all due to Esther’s professionalism and ability
to get my story in front of the right people, at the right time. I would not have a moment’s hesitation in recommending Esther to both
aspiring and established authors.' - Viv Grant, Integrity Coaching Ltd.
"Helen stepped into the breach at very short notice to supplement my publisher's efforts. She made many contacts in two weeks and
was successful in getting me a full page feature in The Independent, several articles in The Daily Mail, a live interview with Sky Sports and a spot on BBC Radio 5 Live. Helen is easy to work with, enthusiastic and delivers very good value for money.” Graham Morse, Sir Walter Winterbottom: The Father of Modern English Football
'Aimee was recommended to me as someone who was good at what she does and reliable. The job was to transform a book cover from a joke to something that actually represented the book. This she did, and I am very pleased indeed with the end result. I would recommend her highly to anyone'. - Roger Sproston, MD Emerald Publishing & author of Fighting For Light
“I found my consultation with Helen invaluable in helping me to formulate my approach to the PR of my first book. Her knowledge of the industry and her flexible approach is just what a first time author needs. I found our meeting really useful in helping me to formulate what I wanted from the PR campaign for my book and I really want to thank you for that. If there are other opportunities to work together in the future I would certainly contact you again and recommend you to other people.” - Jessica Hepburn, The Pursuit of Motherhood.
"I have learnt a hell of a lot from Aimee. For the 100th time, many thanks for your expert advice." - Adrian Churchward, Moscow Bound
"Aimee was recommended to me by one of the UK's top publicists. I took to social media easily and, thanks to Aimee getting me up to
speed so quickly, I was soon building my author name into a brand."
- Rik Stone, Birth of an Assassin.
"Esther has successfully pitched articles I have written to the national press and radio. As a result of her excellent pitching (and editing in
a number of cases) I have had articles published in the Independent and elsewhere, and appeared on BBC radio.” Paul Beaumont, author of A Brief Eternity, nominee for the Dundee International Book Prize
'Esther did the first professional edit on my manuscript for my forthcoming book entitled "I just can't do it - How to Overcome the Homework Horrors" I was very pleased with Esther's editing - the practical things like line spacing and capital letter corrections which I had overlooked - as well as the the more subtle things about editing out superfluous copy and moving paragraphs around.
One or two of her comments made me realise that I hadn't explained things well enough, so it made me decide to split my fairly long chapters into shorter ones which were more to the point.
It was good to have an expert view on the readability of the content and I feel more confident now in sending my first chapter out to friends to review.' - Mavis Kerrigan
'Helen guided and advised me on every area of self publishing from finalising the title of my book, to how best to maximise my website. Helen secured me high profile articles, including a double page spread in The Telegraph's Stella magazine (as part of a Nivea sponsored advertorial) and a full page feature in Boots Health and Beauty, as well as an assortment of essential placements in a cross section of key media outlets; newspaper, magazine, radio and online. A highlight of the campaign was receiving an endorsement from the Editor of Practical Parenting which was fantastic for raising my profile as a first-time author. I'd highly recommend Helen as an expert, friendly service to help guide you through the self publishing maze!' - Gillian Campbell, Love You Mum
“Every request was handled impeccably. Aimee understands your needs as well as those of your target market. She came highly recommend but she exceeded all of those expectations. I have never had a more professional job completed. An absolute delight to work with.” - Martyn Stewart, Author of Why Men REALLY Cheat
'Helen's inventive publicity campaign led to great media coverage including ITV1 Tonight, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Computing, Professional Manager and several others. I also secured a regular column in The Guardian’s Work section, providing me with a platform to reach millions of readers. Helen's personal touch, energetic approach and resourcefulness combine to offer a service that really punches above its weight. I can only describe it as like having an in-house PR department." - Ian Price, The Activity Illusion
'Esther has an uncanny ability to craft compelling PR pieces. She eloquently surfaces key messages, structures the content to take the reader on a journey and always finds that attention grabbing moment to initially draw people in to the story.' - Dave Alberts
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'The amount of media coverage has been phenomenal...Helen doesn't just know the contacts, she KNOWS the contacts.'
'Esther has been truly amazing! I had not until now, fully appreciated the importance of having someone with good PR skills on your side.'
'Thanks to Aimee getting me up to speed so quickly, I was soon building my author name into a brand."