DEBARTLO & CO. is a full-service boutique publicity and marketing firm that collaborates with authors, agents and publishers to build awareness for books through traditional and digital media. Our vast experience in book PR and book marketing, unrivaled network of contacts, creativity, enthusiasm, and doggedness underpin all our projects.
We work with you to deliver smart, customized, effective publicity and marketing initiatives that align with your objectives.
FIND YOUR AUDIENCE
We write press materials, create websites, and produce videos. We media coach and advise on social media to raise your profile, establish your authority, and create a connection to your target audience.
We set up events at bookstores, libraries, festivals, conferences, colleges and universities, cultural centers, professional organizations and businesses.
We craft the right message and deliver it to the right people. We use a range of different strategies, creative ideas, and our extensive contacts to get you and your book front and center.
“Dee Dee DeBartlo is simply the best in the business. We’ve worked together for ten years and I’ve been ever more impressed with her diligence, her persistence and her professionalism. She has helped move three of my books onto the Best Sellers list as she carefully chooses appearances that will be worth my time. In the swirl of a frantic national book tour, she never drops the ball—plane tickets, cars, hotels, phone numbers, all are painstakingly provided and always accurate. And Dee Dee is a delight to work with. It’s because she’s so much fun, while being a thorough-going professional, that she has so many contacts in the media and event world. Those contacts are worth gold when promoting a book.”
— Cokie Roberts
author and news analyst
“It’s true that Dee Dee is creative, connected, and hard-working, but she also possesses something unique, something I can’t quite put my finger on, that makes her so successful at what she does.”
— Stephen Dubner
author of Freakonomics
“Dee Dee’s passion, creativity and savvy have helped put many of our books on the Best Sellers list. She has deep relationships across the media and publishing worlds and those who’ve worked with her respect her judgment and ideas. She knows how to bring out the best in every one of her projects whether it’s fiction or non-fiction. She’s collaborative and engaged and that’s why people love working with her.”
— Michael Morrison
President of HarperCollins
“I adore Dee Dee. No writer with a book coming out could be in better and more caring hands.”
— Mameve Medwed
author of How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life
“I had never had a true publicist before Dee Dee, and now I don’t want any publicist but Dee Dee. Her broad range of contacts was impressive, but her ideas and advice about getting media attention for my book were always outstanding. If you’re a writer (or anyone else) looking to get prime exposure for your work, you can do no better than Ms. DeBartlo.”
— Mark Lee Gardner
author of To Hell on a Fast Horse
"Dee Dee DeBartlo is smart, strategic, flexible, creative, hard-working, and has a plethora of long-standing media contacts. She is an excellent publicist and I highly recommend her to publishers and authors alike."
— Julie Bennett
Vice president, sales and marketing New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
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WHO WE ARE
Before launching her own business Dee Dee DeBartlo was a Senior Director of Publicity at William Morrow/Harper Collins where she worked for twelve years. She created and directed the publicity campaigns for best sellers including Freakonomics, Mavericks at Work, The Lean, Founding Mothers, Three Seconds and many others. She has worked with notable authors and personalities including economist Steve Levitt, political analyst Cokie Roberts, filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer, lifestyle expert Kathy Freston, and celebrated crime writer Elmore Leonard. She sits on the board of Women’s Media Group where she serves as programming chair. She studied literature and creative writing at the University of Connecticut and lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children.
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