For more than twenty years, the energetic, innovative Nancy Berland team has helped authors achieve their publishing dreams and publishers accomplish success for their authors. NBPR is a full-service, “equal opportunity” public relations firm, representing authors at all stages of their careers, from debut authors to #1 New York Times bestsellers.
NBPR clients publish women’s fiction, romance, mysteries, thrillers, inspirational fiction, cookbooks, memoirs and self-help books. They are traditionally published, self-published and hybrid authors.
Among NBPR’s ongoing clients and project clients with whom the firm is working or has worked in recent years are:
- #1 bestsellers Linda Lael Miller, Sherryl Woods, Robyn Carr and Debbie Macomber.
- Top tier New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestsellers Kate White, Sabrina Jeffries, Kimberly McCreight, Carla Neggers and Lee Strobel.
- Other bestsellers who have scored and continue to earn impressive placements on those and other bestseller lists, such as Wanda E. Brunstetter, Nancy Bush, Sheila Roberts, Deeanne Gist, Lori Handeland, Nicole Jordan, Tina Leonard, Laura Lane McNeal, DiAnn Mills and Lauraine Snelling.
- Rising stars in fiction and non-fiction: Anna Bradley, Bill A. Brier, Rebecca Brooks, Sienna Snow, Peggy Doviak, Meg Tilly, writing as Sara Flynn, Suzanne Johnson/Susannah Sandlin, Beth Albright, Steven Black, Andi Bryce, Marie Bostwick, Cynthia D’Alba, T.M. Causey, Patricia Yager Delagrange, Sheldon Russell, and Shiloh Walker.
How We Work
Authors come to NBPR because of Nancy’s reputation for delivering on their expectations with energy and creativity.
When an author inquires about representation, Nancy first reads some of the author’s work and reviews the potential client’s publishing history so she can discuss the possibilities of working together intelligently. Then she schedules a free phone consultation to go over the author’s ideas, expectations and promotional budget, as well as her thoughts on how she proposes to proceed.
There is no Plan A or Plan B. Each plan is as different as the author and may include social media, traditional and trade media, marketing, promotion, advertising, website content creation, introduction to important industry professionals, special events—and more. Nancy enjoys working as a member of an author’s traditional team, along with the literary agent, editor, house publicist, and marketing and special media people, but she is also enthusiastic about one-on-one relationships when the author is self-published.
In order to maximize clients’ budgets, NBPR recently moved from an employee-based firm to a business model whereby Nancy contracts with outside specialists for some authors’ plan elements that require specific skills, such as social networking content, advertising design, etc. She finds the best individuals for these jobs and negotiates a reasonable rate for the work. This saves the client considerable money and allows Nancy to do what she does best, assess an author’s needs; design, write and implement promotion, advertising, marketing and social media plans and projects that are so creative that they garner attention, engage the reader and get the desired results.
So regardless of your needs, NBPR can deliver success within your budget.
Nancy welcomes the opportunity to discuss your publishing dreams—or those of your authors’. Contact Nancy today.