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Learn more and work with the Kaye Publicity Team

Kaye Publicity is a boutique PR company specializing in publishing and entertainment. We know that no two books are alike, which is why we tailor all of our PR services to meet the unique needs of the project.

We do more than send out press releases. We develop creative marketing strategies to cross-pollinate audiences and build name recognition.

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Author branding and messaging
  • Print, radio, and television campaigns
  • Online publicity and outreach to social influencers
  • Email marketing and social media campaigns
  • Event booking and speaking engagements
  • Creation of all promotional materials
  • Advertising campaigns
  • Crisis consultations

Meet the Team

Dana Kaye

Owner/Publicist

Dana Kaye received her B.A. in Fiction Writing from Columbia College Chicago. After college, she worked as a freelance writer and book critic. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Time Out Chicago, Crimespree Magazine, Windy City Times, Bitch Magazine, and on GapersBlock.com. This experience has been crucial to her publicity career: she has the contacts and necessary industry insight to form pertinent, widespread media campaigns.

Dana is known for her innovative ideas and knowledge of current trends. She frequently speaks on the topics of social media, branding, and publishing trends, and her commentary has been featured on websites like The Huffington Post, Little Pink Book, and NBC Chicago. She is also the author of Your Book, Your Brand: A Step-By-Step Guide to Launching Your Book and Boosting Sales, available now from Diversion Books.

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Julia Borcherts

Publicist

Julia Borcherts received her M.F.A in Creative Writing and her M.A. in the Teaching of Writing from Columbia College Chicago. Before joining Kaye Publicity, she was the Theater and “Eat. Drink. Do.” columnist for RedEye (a high-circulation Chicago Tribune publication) and has written extensively for Time Out Chicago, Windy City Times, ChicagoBoxing.com and many other publications. She is also the co-founder of the popular Reading Under the Influence live lit series and an adjunct professor in the Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago.

These experiences have earned her a reputation as a well-known and respected resource for connecting and advising authors, media professionals and others in the publishing and event production communities.

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Ready to join the Kaye Publicity crew?

We’ve told you about us, now we want to hear about you! Tell us where you are in your writing career and we’ll recommend the best program for you:

I’m a traditionally published author with a budget of $5000+ who wants to find a team to handle all aspects of the promotion process while I focus on writing my books.

Fantastic! You need a full-service publicity team! Click the Contact Us page, fill out the form, and Dana will be in touch within 1 business day.

I am a published or soon-to-be published author who wants one-on-one assistance, but can’t afford the hefty price tag of a full-time publicist.

Our goal is to serve authors on any budget, which is why we created Book Launch Boot Camp, a group PR program to help authors successfully launch their books. Applications for this four-month program open in May and November of each year and participants are a mix of traditionally published and independently published. The cost is $299/mo for four months.

My budget is less than $1000, but I still want to grow my readership and I’m open to doing a lot of the work myself.

When you don’t have the budget to hire someone, you have to roll up your sleeves and do the work yourself. But you don’t have to do it alone! We offer consultations, press material critiques, and promotion plans that you can execute yourself. Just because you can’t hire a full-time publicist doesn’t mean you can’t execute a successful, professional campaign. Click here to book.

I want to learn from you and prefer to work on my own.

You’re not alone! Many of the authors we meet prefer to learn about the book promotion process on their own rather than hiring someone to work one-on-one. That’s why we offer online courses as well as Dana Kaye’s Your Book, Your Brand: The Step-by-Step Guide to Launching Your Book and Boosting Your Sales.


Are you still writing your book, looking for an agent, or working on your book proposal? Looks like you’ve put the cart a bit before the horse then! Unless you have a book under contract or slated for publication, then you don’t need a publicist. If you need guidance on the publishing process or have questions about next steps, you’re welcome to book a consultation with Dana here.


We take a holistic approach to public relations and focus on building meaningful connections between our clients and their readers. We believe in working as a team to grow your audience and increase your sales. If you’re ready to leave the one-size-fits-all approach behind and focus on quality over quantity, then I hope you’ll join the Kaye Publicity Crew.