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Parris Afton Bonds
have used Ascot Media for several of my book
promotions and have only the
praise for their exceptional, professional work.
From the moment I submitted my novel's information,
Ascot took over, moved swiftly, and prepared a
polished profile which they expedited to the
appropriate contacts only. I could not expect better
media exposure and, best of all, for a very
Parris Afton Bonds - Namesake of the Parris Award
Andrew Sacco - Right Now Enough Is Enough!
is with great gratitude and appreciation that I
recommend Ascot Media! Wow, are they ever good at
getting you the leads that you are hoping to find!
Trish Stevens and her staff have been
but awesome to work with. The folks at Ascot Media
are real, caring individuals who help you strive to
meet your promotional goals. They reach out to you
and treat you part of a family!
Eckerman - Turn It Up!
an author I have explored many media companies and
publicists that always promised the world and
delivered very little. I had really given up hope on
most of them until I ran into Ascot Media Group. The
fine staff there promised little, except they
thought I'd see a lot of benefit by engaging them.
It was an honest answer so I engaged their services
thinking, "Here we go again". Within hours of their
first press release I had numerous requests for
interviews, followed by a barrage of the same. I
found myself engaged for radio and TV interviews
across the country within a week, and it was so
hectic that, frankly, my bookers and personal
assistants could barely keep up. Ascot Media Group
is the best PR company I have found in over a year
of searching. They promise little but deliver the
1976, he took on the challenge of managing Lynyrd
Skynyrd tours, and witnessed and participated in
their meteoric rise to fame and worldwide acclaim.
After recovering from the tragic plane crash that
put an end to the original Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eckerman
went on to produce in television, film, and stage,
and taught theater and artist management at Santa
Ron Eckerman has been writing short stories,
technical manuscripts, and financial articles for
the past few years.
Ron Eckerman’s book "Turn it Up!" is a memoir about
his experience with the 1970's concert scene and the
rise and fall of one of the world's most legendary
rock bands, Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Senator Adlai Stevenson III
I have been pleased with
the professionalism and effectiveness of Ascot Media
Group personnel in publicizing The Black Book.
What's more they are pleasure to work with and
unstinting in their efforts.
Senator Adlai Stevenson III
Deirde Marie Capone - Uncle Al Capone - The Untold
Story from Inside His Family
I want to congratulate you and Ascot Media Group for
a very successful traditional campaign in October
2012 to promote my book, Uncle Al Capone – The
Untold Story from Inside His Family.
We had 164 responses to the news release that was
sent out and as of today those responses resulted in
21 interviews for radio, skype and magazine. Due to
the national election, there are a number of
interviews that were delayed.
Thank you and we will continue with Ascot.
Deirdre Marie Capone - Author
Stephen Schochet - Hollywood Stories: Short,
Entertaining Anecdotes About the Stars and Legends
of the Movies!
addition to a great deal of other leads, Ascot Media
Group was responsible for getting me my two biggest
leads, an interviews on NBC television in Los
Angeles and one on Coast-to Coast AM with George Noory, both of which both led to excellent sales.
For authors that can present interesting content
Ascot is one of the best ways I know to help get
your message out the media, no other PR company can
match their reach and their press releases are
extremely persuasive and well written."
Stephen Schochet, Author of Hollywood Stories:
Short, Entertaining Anecdotes About the Stars and
Legends of the Movies! (isbn 9780963897275)
Christal Presley, PhD - Thirty Days with My Father:
Finding Peace from Wartime
Ascot Media to garner media attention for my first
book, Thirty Days with My Father: Finding Peace
from Wartime PTSD (HCI Books, Nov. 2012), was
the best thing I've ever done. Within the first six
weeks, my book was featured on Fox News, CBS, NPR,
NBC, and CNN--not to mention radio shows all over
book rocketed to #1 on Amazon, and has remained a
best-seller since it was published. There's no way
this would have ever happened without the team at
Ascot, and I'll recommend them time and time again
to any author I meet who seriously wants to sell his
or her book.
Christal Presley, PhD
Caren Haines, R.N. - Silently Seizing
media delivers exactly what they promise ...thirty
plus media hits with coverage of all types. Some of
these were major news outlets such as Fox News.
Trish Stevens is lovely to work with and a true
professional. I am absolutely thrilled with their
Caren Haines, R.N.
Marshall Ulrich - Running on Empty
was excellent at getting publicity for my book,
Running on Empty, An Ultramarathoner's Story of
Love, Loss, and a Record-Setting Run Across America"
as well as for my circumnavigation of Death Valley
National Park expedition, in turn increasing book
sales and media exposure.
Athlete, Author, Speaker,
Trainer, and Guide
Maslar - From Heartbreak to Heart's Desire
the author of From Heartbreak to Heart’s Desire
Developing a Healthy GPS (Guy Picking System), I
decided to run a brief Valentine’s Day campaign with
Ascot Media. Wow! I was amazed by the response I
got. I could hardly wait to look at my email
everyday. I would recommend them to anyone looking
for short or long-term representation. I'm a
satisfied customer and I will be back!
Dawn Maslar - From Heartbreak to Heart's Desire
Developing a Healthy GPS (Guy Picking System)
Lilian Duval - You Never Know
Media gets authors PLENTY OF PUBLICITY! Trish
Stevens is a dedicated and sincere professional who
gives each author individual attention. She and her
hardworking team have the longest list of
high-quality contacts you could ever hope for. They
know everybody who's interested in
books, all across the country -- TV producers, radio
producers, magazine editors, newspaper editors,
influential bloggers, and more.
Trish makes sure that her authors get all the
coverage they need. She updates outgoing press
releases frequently, targeting all the important
markets for each book.
has a ton of clients, but Trish has a way of making
each author feel special and important. I strongly
recommend Ascot Media for authors who would like to
spread the word around about their books. Ascot gets
results, and their staff members are completely
Harvey - Hunter House Publishers
... we hoped it would be good, but we didn't imagine
it would be THIS good. In the last 24 hours (as you
know) I've received an additional ... 30 pretty
solid media inquiries."
We're very happy. This has been a huge success!
Ferhat Guven - www.sportsfordorks.com
Media generated over 300 media responses within
weeks. As a result of Ascot Media's efforts, Sports
for Dorks received coverage from major print, radio,
broadcast and internet channels from across the
The team is professional and the approach is
efficient. We look forward to working with Rick,
Trish and the team in the future.
Wolf Miller, MD - David C. Miller, MD authors of
Womenopause: Stop Pausing And Start Living
we decided to write a book about menopause we
thought, “Oh, let’s go away for a week to upper
Michigan and let the muse do it’s magic—how hard can
it be?” Well, pretty damn hard actually. If we’d
only known then… Anyway, after three and a half
years of query, proposal, agent, publisher, writing,
revisions, and edits; the still imperfect manuscript
went to press. Whew, now we can relax and reap the
rewards of our labors. Right. However unprepared we
were for entering the world of publishing, we were
even less prepared for the real job of
writing—selling the darn book. Like the stacks of
books we read about writing, agents, and publishing
we launched (belatedly) into studying stacks of
books about how to market a book (doesn’t that sound
strange). Which is fine of course, if you have loads
of time to burn; but we found that having a real job
in addition to our budding writing “career” put a
damper on how much we could accomplish on our own.
Which is another way of saying, we could not
accomplish squat. Our publisher (O-Books)
recommended Ascot Media: finally, something
useful from the publisher.
Ascot has given us the opportunity to promote
our book in a manner that does justice to the
material we cover: TV, radio, magazines, editorials,
reviews, and personal appearances. We have been on
sixteen TV interviews from New York, Chicago, LA,
Minneapolis, New Orleans and all parts in between.
We have had three or four dozen radio interviews
many of them one-hour programs, and we have become
semi-regular guests on the Doctor Radio on XM and
Sirius radio. None of this would have happened
without the hard work and persistence of Ascot
(and their secret contact list!). Monica Foster, our
immediate PR agent working under Trish Stevens, has
become like family. (We get more emails from her
than we do from our kids.) She has worked and
reworked our marketing campaign to good effect. When
the muse gets around to writing our next book, we
will at least save a lot of time and energy by
contracting with Ascot Media straight off.
Lovera Wolf Miller, MD, FACOG, NCMP - David C.
Miller, MD, MA, DABPM, NCMP
WOMENOPAUSE: STOP PAUSING AND START LIVING (O-Books,
London, UK, 2010)
Farrah Gray, international best-selling author and
CEO of Farrah Gray Publishing
you want to maximize your efforts in marketing your
book, service or talent, go no further than Ascot
Media Group. Their knack for understanding
exactly what it takes to get top results for clients
works each and every time and they literally work
around the clock until they get it! In all my years
in the publishing industry, I have never seen a
company work equally as hard for a first-time author
as they do for a renowned celebrity. They have
earned great respect from the media by proving their
credibility time and time again – they are good at
what they do, they are honest and genuine, and the
media knows they can trust what they get from
I speak from experience. Farrah Gray Publishing has
been using Ascot’s services for approximately
six months and I never fail to be amazed at the
onslaught of leads that pour in for our authors –
from top media outlets that include USA Today, The
Today Show, Conan, ABC, CNN, Fox, Howard Stern,
Entertainment Weekly and Intouch Weekly – too many
to list here. Having received well over 800
interview requests for our authors in just the last
sixty days, I have to say that in all my years
working with the media I have NEVER found a team
like Ascot’s who are so dedicated and so on
top of their game that they achieve this kind of
media frenzy – ever! I trust them implicitly and
feel secure in the knowledge they will expertly, as
only Ascot knows how, bring in top results each and
Dr. Farrah Gray, international best-selling
author and CEO of Farrah Gray Publishing
(distributed by HCI Books, the original publishers
of the world famous NY Times, USA Today, Guinness
Book of World Records, and the best-selling Chicken
Soup for the Soul series).
Tripp - Author of Rise Again
"Thanks to all the
talented and motivated folks at Ascot Media
for your excellent work!
Launching any product is difficult, regardless of
the resources at your disposal. But if you're a
first-time author with pennies to your name, getting
your work in front of readers is nearly impossible.
I'm with a major publisher -- and even so, there was
no money for PR when it came time to launch the
That's where Ascot Media came in. I heard
about them from another enthusiastic author. It was
a good tip. They offer a variety of plans with
different service levels; I chose to handle incoming
leads myself, Ascot's lowest-priced offering.
This value-priced service was just as effective at
getting press leads and queries as a full-priced
agency program. There is no difference in quality of
contacts -- despite going this 'cheap' route I still
found myself doing drive time radio interviews
nationwide. I got so many leads there were days when
I'd panic about how I was going to find time to talk
to all those media outlets and still keep writing!
If you're looking for heavy media exposure without
an extravagant price tag, Ascot Media is
absolutely the best resource available. You'll
get real contacts and real exposure. I recommend
Ascot without reservation.
Without Ascot Media, I could tell people I'm a
published author. With Ascot Media, I can show them
I'm a published author -- because my book is in
Ben Tripp - Author of Rise Again
Richard Lucas - Author of Axis Sally: The American
Voice of Nazi Germany
Media has been vital to the success of my book
Axis Sally: The American Voice of Nazi Germany. I
heartily recommend Ascot for your publicity needs.
Ascot is extraordinarily professional and genuinely
supportive of its clients’ needs. Trish Stevens and
her team have gone above and beyond my highest
garnering national and local radio exposure, as well
as many features in major newspapers in the US and
abroad. Ascot has done, and continues to do,
a remarkable job. They get results!
Richard Lucas -
Author of Axis Sally: The American Voice of Nazi
Friedlander with Mickey Goodman authors of Nine
Lives of a Marriage - a curious journey
our first month with the Ascot Media Group and
Reliant Public Relations, we have received
dozens of responses requesting interviews for radio,
TV, book reviews and appearances in connection with
our book, “Nine Lives of a Marriage – A Curious
Journey.” The memoir is about Hungarian Holocaust
survivor, Eva Friedlander, who also survived her
husband’s 45-year affair.
Friedlander with Mickey Goodman authors of Nine
Lives of a Marriage - a curious journey
Maggie Arana & Julienne Davis -
Authors of "Stop Calling Him Honey
...And Start Having Sex!"
three different PR firms at our own expense
before our publisher started using Ascot
Media. We only wish they would have found
them sooner! Dollar for dollar, they are
leaps and bounds over what else is out
there! We are first-time writers, so like
most new authors, we wanted to do everything
to get our book noticed. We paid a lot of
money to one firm who specialized in TV, a
lot of money to another firm who specialized
in radio, and still MORE money to another
firm who specialized in print - and none of
them have gotten the results of Ascot
Media, who got us attention in all three
areas. At a fraction of the cost of other PR
firms, Ascot has gotten us results
that we never even thought possible.
In our first month, we were so inundated
with radio, TV and print requests, it was
actually kinda crazy! At one point, we were
doing about 3 interviews per day! And thanks
to them, we also did a West Coast TV Tour
(from San Diego to Vancouver) that really
helped our sales.
We know a lot of people out there think that
traditional PR firms are dead in the age of
internet social media. That may be true for
some PR firms, but Ascot is definitely alive
and kicking! They know how to use the
internet and their extensive e-mail list to
create a campaign that really gets results.
We're struggling first-time writers and we
have NEVER endorsed anyone before, but
Ascot Media has our confidence and our
respect. Please give them a try. You
won't be disappointed.
Maggie Arana & Julienne Davis
Authors of "Stop Calling Him Honey
...And Start Having Sex!"
Books - Publisher
To Whom It May Concern:
you’re looking to get lots of quality bookings, I
highly recommend Ascot Media for the job. Each month
I entrust Ascot with a myriad of authors to
promote and each month I have very busy authors
engaging in interview after interview.
Trish is also expert at customizing programs to suit
the variety of needs of each author for his or her
book. I’ve been in the publishing business, running
a publicity department for almost 17 years and only
wish I’d known about Ascot sooner!
Kim G. Weiss
Director of Communications
Hurt - Author of "The 9 Tenets of a Successful
Relationship, for Singles"
would like to say I have been more than pleased with
my experience with Ascot. As my book was being
published with PENDIUM Publishing, I found on their
website a link to Ascot Media and what they could
offer for me to publicize my book. I was hoping to
find a PR firm to work with, but Ascot has been
effective beyond my wildest dreams! Ascot got over
30 leads for me in the first month! I have gotten
several reviews and in my first month, I have
already had a phone interview on a nationally
syndicated show! Anytime I have had a
or needed help, Ascot’s staff has been quick to
reply and take care of my needs. I can’t imagine
working with another PR firm. I plan to work with
them on other projects in the future and I feel they
put my work in a position to succeed. I can’t thank
Author—The 9 Tenets of a Successful Relationship,
9 Tenets of a Successful Relationship (Facebook)
Vernon Turner - Author of "The Next Level"
About a month
and a half after of trying to
single-handedly promote and market my newly
released autobiography, reality hit me
square on the jaw… I was getting absolutely
nowhere in regards to exposing my book to
the media outlets; the only analogy I can
think of is:” it was like feeding a whale a
tic-tac”. In this analogy, my book was the
tic-tac and the media was the whale. I
realized that I needed help… and fast! I
turned to good-ole ‘Google’ on the internet.
I typed in ‘Affordable publicist in Texas’
on Google search and several links popped
up. I started working my way down the list…
leaving message after message… after
message. About the sixth one from the top
was Ascot Media. Like the other calls
I made, I was expecting to leave another
message but to my surprise… someone answered
the phone (CEO Trish Stevens). To make a
long story short, Ms. Stevens had me at
‘Hello’! I signed with Ascot Media on the
spot; it was the best decision I ever made
in regards to getting my book out to the
media main-stream! I’ve been with Ascot
Media for a little over a month now and
almost immediately after I signed with
Trish’s firm, I’m averaging two radio show
interviews per week; we also have some
heavy-hitting public figures and media
moguls in our sites… and they all look
extremely promising! Bottom-line: I can go
on and on about how much I love Ascot Media
and how great of a job they’re doing for me…
and that I would never work with another
publicist firm other than Ascot Media!
No one… and I mean no one can come close to
their rates! They will literally be there
for you 24/7! They‘re Media packages they
provide are set up in a way where they are
damn near custom-made for you; Simply put,
they are the best in the business!!!
from the bottom of my heart…
THANK YOU (Trish and Lisa)!
Former NFL Player &
Author of "The Next Level"
WorleyParsons - Print Advertising and Recruitment
Whom It May Concern: We have been using Ascot Media
Group for our print advertising needs to recruit
engineers and other personnel. Ascot’s services
produced excellent results for WorleyParsons.
They demonstrate quality and professionalism in
customer service, and their ability to provide low
cost advertising was phenomenal! We would definitely
use them again and highly recommend them to any
company seeking advertising services.
Recruitment Manager - SW Operations USLAC
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Fred Stawitz, Coauthor of Homeboy’s Soul -
President, StoryMakers, Inc.
you’re wanted by the FBI, hiding out from your
in-laws, or just simply desire to remain anonymous …
DO NOT CALL ASCOT MEDIA GROUP! However, if you have
a book and want the world to know then Trish and her
merry band of publicists can put you on front pages
in major media markets and make you a familiar face
on the talk show circuit. I sensed there was
something special about Ascot Media the first time I
inquired about their services. Now I know what it
is. They don’t use some arbitrary check box to
satisfy themselves that they have earned their
modest fee. As long as they are on the job for you,
they don’t ease up, they don’t quit, and I doubt
they even sleep. So DO NOT CALL ASCOT MEDIA GROUP …
I want them all for myself!
Coauthor of Homeboy’s Soul
President, StoryMakers, Inc.
William R. Forstchen, Author of One Second
wanted to let you guys know that One Second After
hit its 500th review today. I definitely wanted to
extend my heart felt thanks to all of you. Without
your encouragement and support, this never would
Judith K. Gaman, Author of Stay Young: 10
Proven Steps to Ultimate Health
can’t believe how much publicity I have gotten from
your program. I know you told me this would happen,
but I couldn’t believe it. I have heard so many
empty promises before, but this is AMAZING and full
of truth! In just a couple day I have had over 35
media people contact me requesting my book,
information, interviews, etc. I have even gotten us
booked as regulars on a major radio station. Thank
you so much!!!!!!!
Executive Medicine of Texas
1545 E. Southlake Blvd. Suite 110
Southlake, Texas 76092
I had a FABULOUS experience with Ascot Media and am
continuing to use them every month since I first
tried them. Since we have used Ascot we have had
numerous BIG radio interviews, we are contacted by
both radio and TV (major networks), and they are
very cost effective.
I have referred several people to them and they are
all VERY happy with the service. We now have our own
radio show thanks to the continued exposure we get
through them! If I had to refer for a service – this
is the one.
McKinney, Author of "The Tap", "Burst This", and
team at Ascot Media is the absolute best! I used
their services to promote my three new books; The
Tap, Burst This! Frank McKinney's Bubble-Proof Real
Estate Strategies, and Dead Fred, Flying Lunchboxes,
and the Good Luck Circle.
All represented entirely different genres, and Ascot
approached each one with the same energy - always
managing to reach top media outlets and getting more
leads than I have seen from all prior PR firms.
I also used them for assisting in the marketing of
my latest oceanfront property, Acqua Liana - a $22.9
million dollar home that has been billed as 'the
greenest mansion in America,' as well as helping
raise awareness for our non-profit organization
Caring House Project Foundation that builds homes
and a self-sustaining existence for poor and
homeless families around the world.
The versatility of Ascot's team is evident by the
diverse projects I have given them in our business
dealings and how they have successfully handled
them. They are never daunted by a project, but
instead welcome the challenge and strive to get the
best results possible. I would recommend Ascot Media
and its results-oriented team to anyone wanting to
promote their product, service or self.
Real Estate "artist,"
5-time international bestselling author
Costelloe, Ichimannendo Publishing, Inc
Ascot Media has been the
first PR company that we have worked with. I never
expected to get the response to our book SOMETHING
YOU FORGOT…ALONG THE WAY that we did. In one month
we got over 80 media leads. These included requests
from the likes of CNN, NBC, CBS Early Show, Fox
News, Reader’s Digest, and Marie Claire, just to
name a few. This has lead to 7 radio interviews,
with more in the pipeline, and 17 printed reviews,
not including the mentions on many websites.
Ichimannendo Publishing, Inc
SOMETHING YOU FORGOT... ALONG THE WAY
Havens, Author, How to Get Fired!: The New
Employee's Guide to Perpetual Unemployment
Media is the second public relations company that I
have used, and the difference between them and my
first PR firm could not be more striking. In three
months with my first PR firm (which was more
expensive, by the way), I got two book reviews and
about half a dozen radio interviews. In seven weeks
with Ascot, I've had:
- a couple dozen
- half a dozen
television interviews - including my first
nationally syndicated TV spot
- front page
reviews on cnbc.com, foxbusiness.com, and
- a review in the
largest newspaper in Canada
requests to write magazine articles
- more leads and
requests for interviews than there are time to
And that's just seven
weeks! No telling what will happen in the next
several months. Ascot has been quick to respond,
always friendly, and infinitely more effective than
my previous publicist. If there's any problem at
all, it's that they've been so good at generating
leads it's impossible to keep up! I couldn't be
happier, and I have every expectation that you will
feel the same way.
How to Get Fired!: The New Employee's Guide to
Just an update on Ascot's success for me - since
July 2010 I have been a regular guest (3-5 times a
month) on a business show on Fox Business News. You
can see clips of my appearances on
www.jeffhavens.com. This opportunity has opened
a door that I hope will lead to many more. And none
of it would have happened if it hadn't been for
Ascot. They got me more than I could have hoped for.
Barbara Tako, Author of Clutter Clearing Choices
you, Ascot Media, for dramatically helping to
increase my book exposure! You offer great value,
professionalism, and responsiveness. I appreciate
the quick phone calls and e-mails so that I have
been able to take advantage of last-minute media
exposure opportunities. You guys are the best!"
You are the best publicist! Thank you! I have booked
3 radio interviews and have 4 potential TV events
from just the last two days in the 14 leads I have
received. Thank you! "Clutter Clearing Choices"
article appeared in the September, 2010 issues of
USA TODAY p.p. 67-69 complete with photos!
Thank you, Ascot Media!!!
Author of Clutter Clearing Choices
Jane Wharam, Author of 'Emotional
Intelligence: Journey to the Centre
of Your Self'
I've been meaning to
write for ages to thank you for your fantastic PR
efforts on my behalf in the marketing of my book
'Emotional Intelligence: Journey to the Centre of
Your Self' published by O-Books. You put me in
touch with some wonderful people and I was extremely
pleased with the level of interest and the number of
articles and interviews I gained. I'm sure that your
activity went a long way towards the level of sales
in the U.S. and the profile I achieved on Amazon. I
would recommend any author interested in creating a
market for their work in America to use you.
On a personal note, I would just like to thank you
for your untiring work and congratulate you on the
fact that you don't appear to need sleep – I wish
you could bottle it!
I look forward to the opportunity of working with
you again on subsequent books.
Jane Wharam - Writer
Michael Cogdill, 24 Time Emmy
Winning Television Journalist
Ascot Media Group - The Great Change in the Global
I went looking for a publicity group to launch my
coming novel, She-Rain (debuting nationally
in March, 2007), I longed for what I thought an
impossibility: People as professional as they are
aggressive, confident, utterly tireless, devoted to
blasting a title into mainstream media and equally
committed to setting off a viral buzz that runs
through the internet sphere as a virtual pandemic of
the title/author brand. That’s an order as tall as
that sentence is long. Ascot Media
actually meet that standard, then go soaring over
Ascot respects none of the usual boundaries of a
work day. When most of us sink into slumber, Ascot's
up, on the phone, e-mailing, planning, expanding the
contact base and looking for just the topical pitch
that launches titles into the New York Times
bestseller zone. Too many publicity houses dwell on
composing and sending news releases around shot-gun
style at editors. Ascot, rising far above this
boilerplate approach, builds relationships on behalf
of a title and the writer. They garner the free
media absolutely necessary to building a magnetic
and credible brand that captures mindshare among
media and key book buying demographics. There’s no
substitute for a publicist who knows how to get you
and your book to make news. Ascot as a team are
the most tireless news generators – and buzz makers
– I’ve seen in the industry.
my publishing house, Morgan James, I get to work
with the legendary Rick Frishman and his terrific
publicity group. It’s a blessing. Rick, however,
completely blesses my added relationship with Ascot. Brilliantly connected throughout today’s
fragmented and change-laden media universe, Ascot
Media Group is a dedicated advocate, a creator of
inevitable success, and an avowed enemy of
complacency. In a firmament of book titles, they are a
beautiful force behind many a rising star! The
Ascot Media team are stars in their own right. Visit
http://www.ascotmedia.com (281) 333-3507.
Michael Cogdill - 24 Time Emmy Winning
Television Journalist, Winner of the National Edward
R. Murrow Award for Feature Television Author of
She-Rain, a southern novel launching nationally
in March, 2007,
http://she-rain.blogspot.com . Michael
Cogdill Face Book :
Author of Cracker the Crab and the Sideways
Afternoon – an inspirational book for children
three-time N.Y. Times best-selling author
September 15th, 2009
an author who has published nine novels, including
three NY Times best-sellers, my biggest challenge
with each new book is to generate publicity. What
many new authors fail to realize is that today’s
book sales affect tomorrow’s publishing deal, and if
you are not doing everything you can to generate
sales, then there may not be a next book deal. The
challenge in hiring an effective publicist is that
all of them talk the talk, but very few actually
walk the walk. Bigger firms usually delegate tasks,
sending out mass e-mailers, then following up by
e-mail, sending the author a tally sheet of
everything they have “done.” Publicists conveniently
confuse activity versus accomplishment, and the
results can be awful…and awfully expensive.
My experiences with Ascot Media
have been far different. The owner personally oversees
each campaign. They are cut above the rest of the
class, and having run my last three campaigns in the
last two years, has proven to be a very wise
investment. Ascot’s PR campaigns, simply put, are
less expensive yet much more effective than any
other plan I have known over the years.
The team members are extremely dedicated and always
available. I am glad to have found Ascot. They
reach out to hundreds of thousands of media outlets
weekly, and the amount of interviews that come in
from the press release distributions are very high.
I receive on average about 15-25 radio or TV
interview requests during the campaign. Never has
any PR firm been able to do that for me in all my
years of writing. I highly recommend Ascot Media Group.
Steve Alten, Ed.D.
E. Scott Author "It's All About Him
a first-time author. I have been published twice in
academic journals related to my profession, but just
recently had my first book published on a personal
topic that I'm very passionate about. I worked for
months to promote my book, but it wasn't until my
publisher suggested I work with Ascot Media that my
book finally grew wings and took off. Thanks to
Ascot Media, within three short months, I have been
on numerous radio interviews, including two
nationally syndicated shows. I have my first
television appearance next week on San Diego Living
and then KTLA television in LA. Next month I'll be
in NY doing another television show and a nationally
syndicated radio show. Thank you Ascot Media! I
couldn't be more thrilled with your results! I
highly recommend Ascot Media to anyone wishing to
promote their book, concepts or ideas.
Lisa E. Scott
Author "It's All About Him"
Cunningham - Co-Author “Travel Within: The 7 Steps
to Wisdom and Inner Peace”
“I was dubious about
paying for publicity, but since none of my previous
books had made much
of a splash, my co-author and I signed with Ascot
Media for “Travel Within: The 7 Steps to
Wisdom and Inner Peace.” Within weeks, we had
interview requests from affiliates of all three
major TV networks (ABC, CBS and NBC) plus Fox News.
In the last three weeks alone, we’ve done 14 radio,
TV and newspaper interviews, with our voices heard
coast to coast in the U.S. and throughout Europe.
We’ve also done 10 signings and lectures and had 31
requests for review copies. At one point last week,
“Travel Within” was selling faster than over 99% of
all titles available on Amazon.com. Ascot Media has exceeded our wildest dreams.”
Dave Cunningham - Co-Author, “Travel Within: The 7
Steps to Wisdom and Inner Peace”
Lindsey Rietzsch - Author of
How to Date Your Spouse
Media has been the best choice I have made for
promoting my book. I am very pleased with the amount
of contacts received with each press release
distribution. I have received countless leads from
National and Local TV, Radio, and Magazine outlets
which has truly benefited my book sales and
established my mark as a reputable author. This
really has been excellent exposure for me and my
book which has led to several great opportunities.
The staff at Ascot Media has exceeded my
expectations when it comes to being professional and
personable. They are always so quick to respond to
any questions I have and go above and beyond when
promoting my book and distributing my press release.
I have been very impressed by their frequent efforts
to keep in contact daily, if not weekly keeping me
up to date with current leads and contact inquiries.
Ascot Media has truly been outstanding and I
recommend them to anyone looking to promote their
business or product.
Lindsey Rietzsch - Author of: How to Date Your
Chidley - Author of Your Roots Are Showing
Ascot Media Group. I'm amazed by the
blizzard of stuff coming through.
Keep up the good work!
Srok Friedes - Author
the moment I heard Trish Stevens' (Owner of Ascot) voice on the
phone, I knew I was in good hands. Any author can
hire a publicist, but finding a publicist who
manages to raise an already elevated level of
enthusiasm is precious. More importantly, Ascot
Media delivers. After the first press release for
The New Jew was sent, I received more than a
requests for advance copies from media outlets I
never would have reached on my own. I was thrilled.
I wrote to Ascot Media Group that I was happy with the response
and they immediately wrote back, "There will be
more!" They were right. I have half a dozen television
and radio interviews scheduled, including a one-hour
radio program in New York, and that is after just
two months of contracting with Ascot Media.
Ascot Media's intro plan is a perfect way to venture
into a relationship with a publicity company. They
make the initial contact with the media, and I
follow up with the responses. It is good to know
that, at any time, I can increase my level of
service to a full publicist plan. It is clear that
they are committed to making my book known to the
public. The icing on the cake is they make the
entire process fun. With their energy and spirit, I
am constantly reminded how lucky I am to be here.
-Sally Srok Friedes
Author, The New Jew: An Unexpected Conversion
Mark Littleton - Author
Media has proven their worth over and
over to me, with getting me on many
radio interviews, newspaper reviews, and
even recently on Fox and Friends. They
are worth every penny and more.
Author - Big Bad God of the Bible
Tom Williams - Author
Recommendation for Kim McCall and the Ascot Media Group
Author, Tom Williams
When searching for representation
throughout the media world, diligence
and relentless effort are key, but
follow up with meticulous attention to
detail are the real secrets of success.
Kim McCall of the Ascot Media
group is the follow up queen. Kim, Trish
Stevens, and their associates have
broken all barriers to the carefully
guarded media world and have not only
hurdled the maze of traditional
safeguards but have made friends with
the media gatekeepers!
After communicating with several authors
regarding publicist firms, there can be
little doubt as to the fast-paced
results from Ascot Media, and how far
ahead of the norm, Kim McCall and Trish
The following is a testament of a newly
published author and the publicity story
of Lost and Found.
After contacting every newspaper and
magazine nationwide, advanced reading
copies were dispersed and 18 rave
reviews were collected prior to
publication. Book cover-art was then the
focus and Ascot was relentless
until the cover art was perfect. After
publication, nationwide radio interviews
followed along side numerous press
releases. Television interviews were
next, local and network, with Fox and
Friends opening even more doors that
were quickly pursued by the clever
ladies at Ascot Media.
After 11 faced paced months with the Ascot Media Group, I find
that not only am I well represented by
the best in the business, but the
experience is as fun and exciting as if
I have my very own Jerry McGuire working
hard to, “Show me the money!”
- Author of over 40 books
My name is Bill Forstchen and I’m
the author of over forty books. I
will admit up front that I can be
considered insane for at least two
reasons. First, that I would actually
sit down and write forty books. Second,
for the longest time I believed nearly
everything my publishers told me. .
.especially when it came to marketing.
you are just getting into the business,
or an old hand, we’ve all shared that
incredible thrill of opening a letter
after months, perhaps years of waiting
and read. . . “Dear author, we love your
book and want to publish it!”
Those first months are like a honeymoon.
. .all those wonderful promises of life
long love and devotion. “We are going to
put you at the top.” Or, “You’re our A
list author and wait until you see how
we sell your book.” “We’re building your
future and we’ll be partners for life!”
Some honeymoons actually do work, but
for most of us in this business, you
quickly discover that. . well, the day
after publication your beloved “spouse
and life long partner” no longer
respects you. . .in fact can not even
remember your name. . .and something
seems to be wrong with the joint bank
account! And hey, where did she go. . .
all the furniture in the house is
missing and even the house is gone!
So consider this next paragraph to be a
little “infomercial” for
Ascot Media Group:
“Having problems with your publisher.
Tired of walking into your local book
store and you can’t find a single copy
of your work? Have you been sitting by
the phone for months waiting for
someone, anyone to call for an interview
and all you hear is a dial tone? Did
your publisher promise “on the souls of
his grandchildren” that they’d turn you
into a best seller and you find out he
has no grandchildren! Then call Ascot
Media Group today.”
Seriously though. Publishing is one
helluva brutal business. We, the authors
get into it for a lot of reasons, but I
think one common denominator above all
else is that we love books, we love
writing, and there is the streak of the
idealist in us. Publishers? “It’s not
personal, it’s business.” And that
business rarely considers you the
individual. You are just one book of a
hundred or more they might market this
year. Sure they will have the one or two
fair haired favorites that some
attention is lavished on, but for most
of us, enough copies are run off to turn
a profit for them, and that is it. Could
your book have been a best seller?
Maybe. . . but if the publisher didn’t
plan for you to be a best seller, then
dream on because it just ain’t gonna
happen. I learned these hard truths
across twenty five years of slowly
crawling up the ladder. My success did
come thanks to half a dozen books with a
very famous co author and friend, but
when it came to titles I still wrote on
my own. . . zero effort even though my
co authored books won near universal
praise for story and style, my co author
lavish in his praise of my ability.
good buddy in the business, a consistent
NY Times best seller had been hammering
me for years about the main step to
success. To hell with what your
publishers promise. Most of it is hot
air, (he also references what can be
found in pastures as well). If you study
how the top players made it. . . they
had their own publicist. That is the
key. Someone who works for you and with
you. Someone who has a stake in your
success, someone who is a pro who knows
marketing, which frankly very few of us
authors have a real grasp of.
My friend is right. Long before
publication of my latest book “One
Second After” early reviewers were
telling me that my book was absolutely
my best ever, and that beyond that it
was an important book with an important
message. But yet again, all those early
honeymoon promises from the publisher. .
.yeah right. I could see the book was
heading for oblivion.
Well this time I decided to fight back
and fight to win.
My best seller friend pointed out Ascot
Media to me and I gave them a call.
A few emails, a half hour on the phone
and we had a contract.
Why? Well let me say something about her
contract first. I’ve heard a lot of
horror stories about alleged publicists
that lock you into a six month or year
long deal for a lot of bucks and then
you never hear from them again.
Successful or bomb, you still must pay
them every month. Ascot Media is more than
happy to start for just a month or two
and openly says “try my team out and if
you are not happy you are not tied in.”
That was refreshing, it put the
performance demand on her right up
front. Second, Ascot offers several
different packages and there is no “hard
sell,” on their part. Ascot Media is frank and
open, laying out the benefits versus
cost of each. Ascot is more than happy to
provide referrals from other people in
your particular line that have worked
with their team and urges you to feel free to
call them for an evaluation and advice.
And finally, well there is just
something about Ascot Media that won me over
within a few minutes. I figured if they
could do that, then this is a
professional group who understands selling and
I am writing this after only a few weeks
of our working together. I am deeply
impressed. I find emails from the Ascot
staff time stamped at 3:00 AM setting up
a potential interview. Their press
releases are hot and they know how to
peg the right spot in the market.
Ascot Media Group is a winner and they can make
you a winner too.
In closing. If you had to chose between
trusting a publicist in your publisher's
office who works for the corporation, or
a publicist who works directly for you.
. .who would you believe first?
Feel free to call me at any time if you
wish to talk it over. If you want to
hear some horror stories about being an
author or feel like sharing a few of
your own, I’ll get out the scotch or
whatever you prefer while we talk.
And then sign on with Ascot Media.
William R. Forstchen
Sabra Ferguson - Jerry Audley Music
recommend Ascot Media
for all your publicity needs.
We have been
working with Ascot Media for a year now and
the group has done a remarkable job for
Jerry Audley Music. Ascot Media has very high
standards when it comes to their work and
they are very thorough. Ascot also has a
heart as big as Texas!
Jerry Audley Music
Drake Larson, author of The Cults of
We want to take the opportunity to
recommend Ascot Media Group to both publishers and
writers who are looking for a marketing
team to help promote a book. The Cults
of Relativity is a book geared toward
unique audiences. Ascot Media Group and their
viral marketing took the extra effort to
find the audiences interested in the
technical side of Dark Energy and
Relativity. The fact that the book also
deals with how Dark Energy is tied to
biotechnology made their job that much
more difficult. Their effort to work on
press releases until they found the one
that caught the public's attention was
Ascot Media has a natural talent for lining up
interviews. We both have worked with
several other ad agencies in the past,
and none have equaled Ascot Media's
performance. We highly recommend them.
Drake Larson, author of The Cults of
Harley Patrick, Publisher, Hellgate
Frank Romano, Author, Storm Over Morocco
am an American author that lives in
France, though I visit the United States
often. I recently hired Ascot Media
Group to handle the publicity for my
book Storm Over Morocco which is about
how I was imprisoned by a group of
brainwashing militant Muslims.
Ascot Media Group are a very
efficient and loyal team. I was
surprised that by the end of the first
month of working as my publicists, they
hadn't wasted any time in setting up 5
TV appearances (including one radio
interview), across the US, of which
three were broadcast live, including 2
Fox News interviews. I'm looking forward
to my next TV tour that is presently
being arranged by this team. I highly
recommend them to anyone needing a
jump-start on publicity.
Author - Storm Over Morocco
Jeffrey S. Stephens,
The enthusiastic team at
Ascot Media, have taken my novel, THE
PORTOFINO DECEPTION, from the darkness
of obscurity to the light of exposure,
arranging innumerable press releases and
reviews and a series of national radio
interviews and in-studio television
appearances around the country. Anyone
interested in promotion of a product,
from a book to a political candidate,
would be well served to contact
passionate and devoted group at Ascot
of Jeffrey S. Stephens
14 Duncan Drive
Post Office Box 11177
Greenwich, Connecticut 06831
Anderson, Author of The Santa Letters,
a brand new author, I was admittedly
quite overwhelmed not only by the
nuances of the publishing world but even
more so by the marketing required for a
new book title by a previously
unpublished, although known, writer.
And then ASCOT Media came into the
The ASCOT Media team has embraced
my project and made it as important as
if it were their own. And my scheduler,
Monica Foster, has dedicated her self to
the success of the message of The Santa
Letters with a passion equal to my own.
Their offices are out of southern,
Texas and it was interesting for me to
note that not even a natural disaster
like hurricane Ike could deter their
efforts as they got back to work as soon
as they could and rallied behind me. It
was humbling to hear their cheerful
voices void of complaints as they rose
above the chaos that surrounded them and
got to work not wanting to disappoint
I have not
only been blessed with a super publicity
group but with friends who embrace my
passion and do everything they can to
help me share my vision. If you want a
publicity company that will not only put
their best foot forward but will stand
behind you 150%, go to ASCOT Media.
Stacy Gooch Anderson, Author of The
To Whom It May Concern:
I am the Publisher at Cedar Fort, Inc.
We have a backlist of 1700 titles and
currently publish 120 new titles each
year. We have been using Ascot Media
Group since August of 2007.
The ability of this group to key in on
certain market segments is nothing
short of fantastic. The specific effort
of Ascot media group
resulted in one of our authors getting
onto the NYT bestseller extended
We are very excited about our future
with Ascot Media Group. You are more
than welcome to call me as a reference.
Lyle V. Mortimer
2373 West 700 South
Springville, UT 84663
Steve Alten, N.Y. Times best-selling
To Whom It May Concern:
My name is Steve Alten and I am the N.Y.
Times best-selling author of seven
novels. I have worked with no less than
a dozen publicists since my first novel,
MEG, hit best-seller lists in 1997 and
have been frustrated by the mixed
results and wasted dollars spent. For my
eight novel, THE SHELL GAME, I hired
Ascot Media Group to do a viral internet
blitz. The results have been incredible.
Ascot targeted websites, blogs, and
organizations that believe in the
message of The SHELL GAME. They received
requests for advanced reading copies
from over 300 groups representing tens
of thousands of supporters. A month
prior to the book’s release, the
publisher presold 37,000 of the 40,000
first prints. During the first month of
its release, The SHELL GAME hit numbers
33 and 31 on the NY Times best seller
In addition to the viral campaign, Ascot
targeted the media in the thousands,
resulting in radio and television
interviews that also helped push me on
to the NY Times best seller list.
I highly recommend Ascot Media to anyone
looking for a big return on their
Steve Alten, Ed.D.
Actors Gem Productions
"Ascot Media Group was paramount to the
success of my National Campaign to
launch Actors Gem Productions across the
US at the beginning of year 2007. Their
commitment to my business provided me
with national recognition in all areas
of media to include world-wide internet
publications, radio spots, print
articles, news coverage’s and television
talk show interviews.
My client activity increased by 70% with
a continued escalation in demand. I
highly recommend Ascot Media Group for
anyone interested and ready to support
the substantial increase of attention
you will receive due to their
involvement with your endeavor."
CEO – Actors Gem Productions
Celebrity Mystery Theater
Adopt-An-Author is a 501-3C
non-profit that encourages teens to
read. Ascot Media’s efforts helped
expand our reach from 5,250 schools in
2006 to over 8,500 schools in 2007!
They did a
phenomenal job, to which we are
Leisa Coffman, V.P.
recommendation for the
Ascot Media Group
media is not unlike walking through a
large and very old house with darkened
hallways and many locked doors. There
are obviously actions occurring behind
the closed doors but to the outsider
these sacred doors can be impenetrable
as bank vaults.
With Ascot Media, the
old scary house suddenly becomes an open
house with everyone that was so
untouchable and locked behind blocked
barriers suddenly becoming accessible
There can be
no doubt that the Ascot Media Group
are true shinning stars in the publicist
field and relentlessly rely on
techniques that most other firms
consider too much work. The Ascot Media
Group is unstoppable in their conquests
for their client’s goals and show kind
attention and patience when guiding
newcomers through the mysteries of the
recommend strongly enough the Ascot Media team.
Tom Williams: Scripts
columnist, feature article writer, and
author of “Lost and Found”
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