Womenlines takes pleasure to welcome Book Publicist Dawn Michelle Hardy from the USA to the ‘Books for Excellence’ show. What does a publicist do for a book, is a common question asked by many authors or prospective authors. Listen to Dawn in her heartfelt conversation with Womenlines founder Charu Mehrotra where she has shared how she helps authors reach as many potential readers as possible.
Dawn Michelle Hardy is an award-winning book publicist and highly sought-after publishing consultant who transitioned from a fashion career. In 2004 she leapt into entrepreneurship and formed Dream Relations PR & Literary Consulting Agency to aid and advocate for Black writers and their books.
A ‘Cool Jobs’ profile by Ebony magazine, recognized Dawn as the ‘literary lobbyist’ for her passion in bringing the books of creatives and thought leaders to market with national media attention, awards and events.
Called a “powerhouse who shares industry truths” in Upscale magazine Dawn is a frequent podcast guest and conference presenter who teaches platform building, proposal writing and the best practices for securing a traditional book deal. She launched Publishing in Your Pajamas a virtual one-day conference for emerging authors and hosts and produced
Book Banter TV is a cool interactive streaming series about writers and their books. Recently featured in Forbes Women, Dawn Michelle Hardy is celebrating her 20th year in the book publishing industry, has rebranded her agency to The Literary Lobbyist and continues to champion BIPOC writers of fiction and non-fiction, poetry, children’s books, and memoirs with great passion. Connect with Dawn over Linkedin to know more about her work.
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