MAX Communications was founded in 2007. As a lifelong booklover, I’ve immersed myself in the book world professionally for more than a quarter century. I’ve sold books, reviewed books, interviewed their authors, promoted their authors, publicized books for a traditional publisher, started a First Book chapter, and publicized books and authors as the owner of Max Communications.
My book-related experience includes:
- Publicity Manager for Peachtree Publishers, a traditional publisher of children’s, health, education, and regional titles, in Atlanta, Ga.
- Book marketing for SETAC (The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) in Pensacola, Fla. and Brussels, Belgium
- Book reviewer and human interest stories for The Pensacola News-Journal in Pensacola, Fla.
- Community Relations Manager for Barnes & Noble in Pensacola, Fla.
- Public Relations Director for Audubon Court Books in Fox Point, Wis.
As a publicist, I’ve been a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) since 1996 and earned my APR designation in 2001. APR stands for “Accredited in Public Relations” and is awarded by the Public Relations Society of America after a day-long test and a minimum of five years PR experience. Currently, I’m a member of the Atlanta chapter of PRSA and a member of the Independent Counselors Special Interest group. I’m also a member of the Atlanta Writers Club and the Georgia Writers Association.
In 2007 I combined my careers in publishing and public relations and started Max Communications, to provide literary public relations for authors and publishers. Our favorite genres are historical fiction and nonfiction, but our focus is always a good issue-driven book.
Since founding Max, our society has evolved into one driven by digital communications, rapidly emerging technologies, and a 24-hour news cycle. But my commitment to personalized service, attention to detail, and customized plans for each book holds to the same high standard. We listen to our authors and their individual needs.
P.S. A word about Max Communications’ namesake: In 1989, both my life in books and my puppy’s, Max, were born. He was a particularly lovable Westie who dogged my every step for 17 years. His favorite occupation was to stretch out on the bed with me and a good book.
I was so attached to Max that I named my new company after him. Despite the fact that Max has gone on to the big bookstore in the sky, his gentle spirit will live on in Max Communications, which is a warm, caring, loyal entity, just like its namesake.