As a publicist, Zoë was a dream come true. She worked closely with my publisher and with me, created a shared spreadsheet and sent frequent updates. She was an unwavering, responsible, responsive, enthusiastic advocate for my book. Zoë is particularly plugged into and knowledgable about the west coast book scene. I asked Zoë to submit my novel for prizes. I suggested some obvious awards, but she researched more, and my book won one of the awards she found and was a finalist in another. I am already planning on hiring Zoë as a publicist for my next book. I highly recommend her!
Micah Perks, author of What Becomes Us
Zoë is for real. Her work delivered great coverage and connections, raising the author’s profile, boosting the book’s sales and expanding our imprint’s business. Highly recommended.
Jon Roemer, Outpost19 publisher
Among other freelance projects, I am a book publicist. My clients have included Los Angeles-based independent presses: Kaya Press, Phoneme Media, Writ Large Press. I have worked with individual authors on their books, such as poet and publisher Chiwan Choi and novelist Micah Perks.
During my time at Kaya Press, I promoted Gene Oishi’s Fox Drum Bebop, Amarnath Ravva’s American Canyon and Nicholas Wong’s LAMBDA Award Winning Crevasse. At Phoneme Media, I publicized Mario Bellatin’s The Large Glass, Yaghoub Yadali’s Rituals of Restlessness, and Bruno Cénou and David Cénou’s Panthers in the Hole, among others.
For inquiries, please contact ruiz (dot) zoe (at) gmail (dot) com.