Kelsey Butts is the Owner of Book Publicity Services. With an extensive PR background (10+ years), Kelsey has coordinated successful PR campaigns for a variety of clients – both traditionally and self-published books, fiction and non-fiction. Her work has generated national media features for her clients in all types of outlets – including CBS, Newsweek, WGN, FOX, Publisher’s Weekly, and daily newspapers all over the US. Her extensive PR experience paired with her passion for books results in meaningful and personal PR campaigns. As a Publicist, Kelsey spearheads all of the PR campaigns at Book Publicity Services with a team of interns and assistants to assist her.
Prior to starting Book Publicity Services, Kelsey worked in entertainment PR – at RCA Records with major artists like Ke$ha and Kelly Clarkson. She also spent a few years at a Los Angeles based PR firm working with actors and actresses like Kelly Rutherford from Gossip Girl and musicians like SOJA and Rebelution.
Born and raised in Southern California, Kelsey holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations from California Lutheran University.
Outside of the office, Kelsey loves to read and spend time with her family. She can be reached at Kelsey@BookPublicityServices.com or (805) 807-9027.
A public relations campaign with Book Publicity Services will help get the word out about your book, increase your reviews, and build your online presence.
Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE Bestselling author, Real Food for Pregnancy; Real Food for Gestational Diabetes.
"When Kelsey initially reached out to help me with PR, I wasn't sure I needed her help. I already had two best sellers under my belt that I had self-marketed, but I was drowning in PR requests and didn't have time to follow up or seek out new opportunities. I receive a lot of pitch emails for these types of services, but Kelsey's stood out. She was professional, to the point, non-pushy. I thought "If I want anyone handling my PR, it's someone who writes non-annoying pitches!" and the rest is history. Kelsey has taken a lot of work off my plate so I can focus in my zone of genius."
Allison Mann & Michael Brodkorb – Authors of The Girls Are Gone
"We worked very hard to finish our book, The Girls Are Gone. When it became time to engage a publicist, Kelsey and her team at Book Publicity Services set-up a professional and comprehensive campaign which ensured our book launch was massively successful. Aside from setting up numerous interviews, reviews, and media opportunities, Kelsey had been a tremendous resource as our book continues to get more exposure. Working with Kelsey and her team at Book Publicity Services was one of the best decisions we made as authors."
Bennett Jacobstein – Author of The Joy of Ballpark Food
"For my book, Kelsey obtained media exposure beyond my wildest dreams. This included tv and radio appearances in major media markets, as well as coverage in newspapers and magazines. Kelsey responds quickly to email and is always available for questions. Rather than providing a business plan, Kelsey gets direct results."
Iain Reading – Author of Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series
"In a world full of different publicist options it's difficult to know where to turn. I found Kelsey's PR Services to be top-notch and I really appreciated that the information as to what she could do for me and how much it would cost was up-front and available. That allowed me to plan and commit to a long-term relationship with her that has definitely paid off with her procuring some absolutely fantastic reviews and placements and getting my books into the hands of the exact right people who will really appreciate it. Thank you Kelsey!"
Frank Cavallo – Author of Eye of the Storm & Rites of Azathoth
"I’ve had the pleasure of working with Kelsey and her team at Book Publicity Services on two books, and I could not be happier with the results. The level of exposure that she’s been able to obtain for my work has been flat out amazing. She’s secured more reviews, blog spots, guest posts and interviews than I could have ever imagined. On top of that, she’s incredible on a one-to-one basis as well. When you’re with BPS, Kelsey makes you feel like you’re her only client—always responsive, always attentive and always working to get the word out for your books. I highly recommend her and her company."
Brett Garcia Rose – Author of Noise
"Kelsey's assistance and professionalism have by far been the most valuable assets to my book launch, and to my writing career in general. I would not know if it is only her, because she gives the impression, work, and results of having an entire PR team on my side, and has far exceeded my expectations (and continues to do so). I look forward to working with her on all of my books moving forward, and I give her the highest recommendation for any author, whether traditional, self-published, or hybrid. Her work alone will increase your exposure, which is the lifeblood of emerging authors, astronomically. She really is that good."
Corine Dehghanpisheh – Author of the #BabyLove Series
"I highly recommend Kelsey and her team for your PR needs. Kelsey secured many book reviews, blog opportunities, and promo spots for my book. To my relief, Kelsey and her team also provided consistent social media management which gave me time back in my day to focus on my next book. I will continue to use her services for my next books."
Jacqueline Pirtle – Author of 365 Days of Happiness
"Kelsey is the bomb! I am a first time author with a very “niche” kinda book, so it was relatively scary to search for “the one” PR person that gets my book and gets me. But it only was scary until I found Kelsey. She responded with such a thriving email in which she laid out her plan, attached with a marketing canvas to show me what she had in mind. I was smitten and simply had to sign with her. And thankfully I did. Kelsey is professional, responsive, kind, and fun to work with. She already got my book loads of media attention—guest post, podcasts, in print, and reviews all over the place. Kelsey clearly knows what she is doing and she does not miss a beat. My book has been places that I did not know it could go, thanks to Kelsey."
Jane Stoller – Author of Organizing for Your Lifestyle
"As a first time author it is overwhelming to know where and how to start your marketing your book. Kelsey immediately takes care of everything and has a structured approach to making sure your book is marketed to the correct audience's. Kelsey is also highly professional and utilizes her network and communication talent to truly promote your book. Her services went beyond my expectations and would recommended her company to anyone looking for PR support."
Jennifer Rock & Michael Voss – Authors of B.S., Incorporated
"We highly recommend working with Kelsey and the team at Book Publicity Services. We were amazed at the number of unique media properties and outlets they found, pitched and placed on our behalf - from traditional and social media, to a wide variety of bloggers, websites, podcasts, events and contests. They are thorough, responsive, persistent and creative. We are thrilled with their work and plan to continue our relationship."
Andrea Amosson – Author of Told from the Hips
"A whole year after my book was translated from Spanish and published in English, I didn’t see any reviews or coverage about it. Knowing the value of my book and the importance to help readers find it, I decided to look for an agency to help me promote it. Among the options I researched, I chose Kelsey and Book Publicity Services because from the first phone call, I realized the professionalism and experience Kelsey offers. We had a successful campaign, my book went from being another unknown title, to get reviews, and I was interviewed by important local media. Kelsey also sent me a list of literary contests I could enter, and my book even made finalist in one of those. I can only recommend Kelsey. Believe me, your book will be in excellent hands."
Michelle Peach – Author of Gazelle in the Shadows
"I was going nowhere on my own but the moment Kelsey took the helm, my PR campaign took off. I am so immensely impressed with Kelsey who immediately produced review after review, interview after interview, and kept me busy writing guest posts and sending my book to Europe, Australia, and Asia. Anyone who hires her will not be disappointed. In fact, she will exceed your expectation. She sure did mine! Very highly recommended."
BCR Fegan – Author of Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32
“Kelsey has done a great job reaching out to an extensive list of book reviewers, bloggers and traditional media. She is professional, organised and best of all – she stays in constant contact throughout the campaign. I certainly recommend her to all authors looking for dependable and quality book publicity services.”
Dana Salim – Yousef’s Everyday Adventures
"Kelsey has been amazing to work with. Very professional, organized and prompt in her replies. She secured so many reviewers for both my books as well as my first live TV interview. She also contacted and secured an event for me at a school during a book tour I was doing. I definitely recommend her for your publicity services."
Maya Thiagarajan – Author of Beyond The Tiger Mom
"I am so glad that I hired Book Publicity Services to publicise my book, "Beyond The Tiger Mom: East-West Parenting for the Global Age." While the book had gotten some good initial reviews, I knew that I had to find a way to get the word out about the book to a wider range of parenting and education publications both in the US and in Asia. Kelsey was absolutely fantastic at helping me do just that. From parenting magazines to mom-bloggers to bigger news outlets and podcasts, she did a great job of successfully pitching my book to many wonderful reviewers. She was able to secure a number of reviews and author interviews for me, and my book got far more coverage than it otherwise would have. Additionally, Kelsey was very easy to work with. She responded quickly to all my emails and requests, and she was extremely efficient and professional. Highly recommended!"
Shannon O’Leary – Author of The Blood on my Hands
"Working with Kelsey from Book Publicity Services has been a pleasure. She and her team have been in contact with me on a daily basis arranging reviews, interviews, book promotion and developing a social media campaign which has increased my book’s exposure. I would recommend her publicity service highly as she has been dedicated in promoting my work and giving me industry guidance. Kelsey and her team are professional, hard working and know which type of publicity and exposure will get the best results. I will definitely be liaising with her and using her expertise when I publish my next book. Thank you Kelsey and your publicity team."
Lola Smirnova – Author of Twisted
"Kelsey from Book Publicity Services has helped me, as an aspiring author, with marketing my debut novel Twisted for the past 6 months. She did a great job using her countless connections to give my book as much exposure as possible and I want to thank her for that! She has definitely put me on the next level. And I am certainly going to carry on working with this company for my upcoming books. If you need a professional publicist who delivers what’s promised and more, use Book Publicity Services!"
Eric Matheny – Author of The Victim
"Kelsey is a workhorse. I never imagined I would have a publicist who puts so much time and dedication into promoting my work. She has secured dozens of promos from high-traffic book blogs and reviewers, several high-profile placements and reviews, and continues to get my work seen almost daily. My publisher has 163 titles in print and in the second month after my release, my title was the number two bestseller out of the entire list. Truly phenomenal results. Kelsey is a PR pro with a keen understanding of the modern book market. Above all, Kelsey gets results. Most publishers, big and small, are ill-equipped to pour all of their marketing resources into one book. It is so easy to get lost in the shuffle with all of the great writers out there. You need a publicist who will make your work a priority. Kelsey is that publicist and she will make your work stand out. I owe every sale of my book to Kelsey's tireless efforts."
Christopher Mannino – Author of The Scythe Wielder’s Secret Series
"I was very glad to work with Book Publicity Services, headed by Kelsey. Kelsey is a very hard worker and helped me find reviewers including many booktube reviewers. What I appreciated most was her communication skills and professionalism. My wife (also an author) and I have worked with other publicists who would be lax at responding to emails, or not take our input, but Kelsey was nothing like this. She worked closely with me to pursue an aggressive publicity campaign that really helped me promote my book. Highly recommend."
A.H. Richardson, Author
"Kelsey has done a fine job marketing my books and getting them into the hands of reviewers with clout - she works tirelessly, and leaves no stone unturned ... thank you Kelsey for both the friendship and for your industry."
Philip C. Elrod – Author of The Krakow Klub
"I would recommend you (Book Publicity Services) highly to any indie author."
Liz Stauffer – Author of Thursday Morning Breakfast & Murder Club
"You're a terrific PR person. I'm so glad I found you. Thanks again for all you're doing for me. Thanks for making this happen... Kelsey's amazing!!! 5 stars!!!"
Kate Kelly – Author of You Lucky Dog!
"I found Book Publicity Services, run by Kelsey, to be very well run. Kelsey is extremely organized in her approach and was great at following up with interested parties, reporting back to me regularly, and also supporting my website via Twitter."
Teko Bernard – Author of The Hoop Kid From Elmdale Park
"Kelsey was really great! She is very responsive, insightful, detail-oriented, and thoughtful. If you want effective results and to work with a PR professional she is definitely the 'go-to.'"
Simi K. Rao – Author of An Incurable Insanity
"For any author especially a brand new one like me, Kelsey and her PR services are invaluable. From the media pitch to getting interested bloggers review and post promos of my book Kelsey got it done. She is professional, prompt with her responses, upfront with what to expect and a pleasure to work with. Therefore if you are looking for someone to promote your book, Kelsey is the way to go."
Natalie Scott – Author of Rules for Riders
"I found Kelsey and Book Publicity Services on Goodreads. Since she has taken over, it’s been simply amazing! She has gotten us three different interviews with book bloggers in one week. A lot of people claim to be connected, but Kelsey really is. She has constantly reached out to bloggers and reviewers for us. If you’re looking for someone who will go above and beyond, Kelsey and Book Publicity Services is the way to go."
Annie Oeth – Author of Because I Said So: Life in The Mom Zone
"Book Publicity Services brought "Because I Said So: Life in The Mom Zone," my first book, a great push just when it was needed. Additional interest has resulted in more sales and notoriety, and the attention to detail and personal contact was a great help to me as a new author. Book Publicity Services gave me excellent service and excellent results."
Seraphima Bogomolova – Author of A Tricky Game
"I am very happy with your service, you have done more in 2 months than I could have done in the whole year if I had promoted my book myself."
Robert Radcliffe – Author of 180 Degrees
"Only refer someone when you are confident to refer them... I AM CONFIDENT REFERRING KELSEY! Kelsey is amazing!"
Tori L. Ridgewood – Author of The Talbot Trilogy
"I am very impressed by Book Publicity Service's ability to generate interest in my work and make connections on my behalf. Kelsey is highly professional, efficient, and thoughtful, offering excellent and practical advice as well as organizing promotional spots that I would never have considered on my own. I would never have been able to achieve such results on my own, and the regular updates are terrific both for my record-keeping and for my morale. Thank you, Kelsey!"
Paul Gillebaard – Author of Moon Hoax
"As a first time author, I was very fortunate to be introduced to Kelsey by an associate. With Kelsey’s great contacts and connections, she has gotten Moon Hoax into newspapers and magazines. For any author, getting reviews is the name of the game. Kelsey has put Moon Hoax into the right hands of quality reviewers who have taken the time to read the book and give an honest review. Not only have these reviews helped to spread the word on the book, they have also helped to increase sales. Kelsey also has set up multiple interviews, both in print and on radio. You cannot go wrong having Kelsey on your team!"
Elyse Douglas – Author of The Christmas Town
"Kelsey is a focused and detailed professional. I enthusiastically recommend Kelsey’s Book Publicity Services to any author interested in launching a new book or growing an audience for an existing one. Dependable and efficient, she also obtains swift and practical results. Kelsey is an exceptional find in the ever-shifting, ever-challenging business of marketing books."
Jennifer Forest – Author of Work Women Want
"What initially attracted me to Kelsey's PR services is that she was very specific on what she would do, as well as having experience promoting books and music. She was very clear and upfront about what was involved in each level she offered, which I really appreciated. I was also very happy with the level of responses Kelsey achieved from the media pitching for my book. I am quite convinced this was so much more than I would have been able to achieve as a lone author without her help. I recommend Kelsey very highly and found her services truly invaluable."
Bill Edgar – Author of The Minimum Wage Millionaire
"Kelsey has worked to get my book out in the public eye with reviews and interviews. I believe that the topic I'm covering, basic wealth accumulation for teenagers, will take some time to catch on with the public and Kelsey has done a wonderful job of laying the groundwork for that to happen."
Do you need help promoting your book? At Book Publicity Services, we provide the results you need to get the word out about your book and increase sales, without spending a fortune. We specialize in generating book reviews and media exposure to create awareness and build credibility. We have successfully promoted a wide variety of genres, both fiction and nonfiction, traditionally and self-published. Get your PR campaign started today to make your book stand out from the rest!