About Elly Donovan
Book publicist and PR consultant
PR expertise & experience
I am an experienced book publicist with a background in advertising, PR, publishing and journalism. I spent ten years working as the Press & Media Relations Manager for two well-known publishing companies.
In 2013, I set up on my own as an independent PR professional. Since then I have carried-out media campaigns for numerous authors and publishers to help them secure publicity (reviews, feature articles and interviews) in newspapers & magazines; on websites; social media & blogs; and on radio, podcasts & TV.
For non-fiction authors and publishers, I offer a choice of defined PR Campaigns at fixed prices – all finely targeted to make the most of the available budget.
For fiction & non-fiction authors and publishers, I offer PR consultancy/mentoring and, from Autumn 2023, I will also be offering PR Coaching – a series of one-to-one, economically-priced, tutorials on how to do the PR for your own book.
As well as working with experienced authors and publishers, I extend a friendly welcome to first-time authors too and help to steer them through the (sometimes bewildering) world of publishing, publicity and PR.
I am a Partner Member of The Alliance of Independent Authors and a Member of The Publishers’ Publicity Circle.
If you have any queries or would like further information, please do get in touch.
ELLY DONOVAN PR
Can’t find what you were looking for …?
Please get in touch to discuss your specific requirements. I can also suggest other publishing professionals who can help with website design; media training (for press & broadcast interviews); editing your manuscript; proof reading; submitting your book to publishers; self-publishing; and selling foreign rights.
"Elly works with dedication and commitment, with expansive knowledge and experience. Her assistance has been vital to the effective promotion of titles, and she is a delight to work with."
STEVE McNAUGHT – EDITOR, ARKBOUND PUBLISHING
“I have received several letters and phone calls from people who have ordered Cupid’s War. They had all seen it in The Telegraph or Mail Online, or some other publication. None of these people would have seen or heard about the book had it not been for your hard work and professionalism; I am so grateful and can’t thank you enough for everything. It couldn’t have happened without you.
MARTIN LAURIE - AUTHOR OF "CUPID'S WAR"
“Wonderful. I cannot thank you enough for all your support to make a dream a reality. I will recommend you to anyone requiring friendly, professional fantastic service. It has been an absolutely pleasure to work with you."
ROBERT McHARDY - AUTHOR OF "BONNIE MONTROSE"
"Thank you for all you did to promote my book. I was surprised and pleased to see that it has been selling all over the world."
JEANNE De FERRANTI - AUTHOR OF "THE JOURNEY THAT NEVER WAS"
"I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all the brilliant press coverage you achieved … we were all really pleased with it.”
MARIE JONES – PR & MARKETING, FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHERS
“Elly is an inspired book publicist”
ANDY HAYWARD – FORMER COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR OF CONSTABLE ROBINSON PUBLISHERS
"Thanks for your support. You have been super kind to me and I know you’ve gone above and beyond in helping me promote this book …. You’re a star!"
MICHAEL HACKETT - AUTHOR OF "GOBSMACKED"
“Elly was wonderful from start to finish. She went above and beyond in securing PR, including several BBC and Telegraph interviews. I would recommend Elly Donovan to anyone looking for a brilliant PR person."
HELEN LANGRIDGE - FILM MAKER & MANAGING DIRECTOR OF HLA