Howard Books is pleased to announce that Jennifer Smith has been promoted to Vice President, Director of Publicity
Christopher M. McCarthy
HOWARD BOOKS | A Division of Simon & Schuster
Phone: 615.873.2092 | Fax: 615.370.3834
Jennifer came to Howard Books in October of 2010, from Simon & Schuster Audio. Prior to that, she was the Director of Publicity & Marketing for Simon & Schuster distribution client Meadowbrook Press, where she worked with members of the S&S Sales Division.
Since joining the Howard team, Jennifer has been an integral part of our growing success and has helped cement Howard Books’ reputation in the marketplace as the foremost publisher of Inspirational/Christian books.
She has been diligent in assuring our books and authors get the attention they deserve across mainstream and Christian media platforms, and has helped our imprint launch more than 30 titles to the New York Times Bestseller list including: EntreLeadership, An Invisible Thread, Kisses from Katie, Illusion, Waking up in Heaven, Angels Walking, Emotions, Where a Man Stands, The Traitors Wife, Rise of Isis and many more.
In 2013, she led campaigns for some of the company’s most successful titles including #1 NYT bestsellers Happy, Happy, Happy and Sicology 1. In addition, she has fostered relationships with, and spearheaded campaigns for many bestselling authors including A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” Family, TLC’s Duggar Family, the stars of TLC’s “The Little Couple”, Wm. Paul Young, Tim Conway, Karen Kingsbury, Charles Stanley, Darryl Strawberry, Jay Sekulow, and many others.
Jennifer’s ability to navigate media relationships as well as lead her team have proven instrumental in helping to grow the Howard Books division to what it is today. Please join me in congratulating Jennifer on this well-deserved promotion.
How can I get in touch with Ms. Smith?
I have written a novel about baseball with a strong Christian foundation. It may be best suited for young adults. It is titled, The Baseball Player
I do not have an agent … have tried to land one, but have failed.
I have written eight non-fiction books that were published, none self-published, including the first biography of the late college basketball coach, Dean Smith.
I am wondering if Ms. Smith might have some interest in my project.
As the Director of Publicity, selecting books and authors is not her responsibility, and you would definitely want to go through an agent to have a realistic chance to be considered.
Alternatively, you can go the self-publishing route. I’ll email you some info.