Stuart Schnee is an amazing publicist and I would highly recommend him to anyone. His comprehensive knowledge of and contacts within the Jewish media are boundless. He secured endless profiles and features for me all over the world from Israel to Texas, Arizona to Philadelphia, New York to Detroit, the Internet and everywhere in between. I am thrilled with the results. Jamie Geller, Author of Quick & Kosher
Stuart Schnee is an incredibly talented and savvy book publicist and what he achieved for me exceeded my expectations. His ability to fully appreciate my expertise and personality reassured me that others would do the same. Stuart is also easy to work with, responsive and just fun to be around. I am already looking for more projects for him to promote me, both in Israel and the United States. Paula Shoyer, cookbook author, cooking teacher February 2015
Stuart Schnee is one of the best book marketers with whom we have have ever worked. He helped launch Toby Press in the US and was singularly successful in getting review attention for its fiction and non-fiction. I knew that we working with a pro when he assembled an all-star line-up of New York book reviewers for a late night dinner after an awards presentation. It is no small tribute to his winning personality that he had PUBLISHERS WEEKLY competing with TIME Magazine’s reviewer for best summer camp song rendition. While he is our default consultant on all things Judaica, we consider him an invaluable resource on world fiction, current affairs, and cookery.
Christopher Kerr, Parson Weems Publisher Services, NY
Stuart Schnee is the publicist that every author needs. From our first day working with Stuart, he crafted a strategy that maximized the potential of our book even beyond what we thought possible – not only who to contact, but which messages would resonate and result in the widest possible coverage. And he did exactly what he said he would, when he would. As a result, not only did our book, Doublelife: One Family, Two Faiths and a Journey of Hope, garner positive reviews and interviews in several well-read print and internet media; Stuart also saw the opportunities for us to discuss the larger issues related to our book, resulting in our writing numerous op-eds for some of the most prestigious Jewish publications. This simply would not have happened without Stuart’s contacts, experience and guidance every step of the way.
Harold and Gayle Berman, Co-Authors, Doublelife: One Family, Two Faiths and a Journey of Hope
Stuart Schnee set up an excellent 3-week book tour for me to promote “Rashi’s Daughters” at 8 events throughout Israel, plus he arranged for publicity, including for me to be interviewed by the Jerusalem Post. Stuart made sure that everything went smoothly, and thank goodness he was always available when problems arose. Whether it was me losing a phone number, not finding a venue, or one group deciding to change the date with less than a week to go, he took care of every difficulty. I recommend him enthusiastically. Maggie Anton
Working with Stuart was a pleasure. Even though we are located in different parts of the world, he made sure to always be available any time I needed his advice or feedback. He is reasonably priced and has a fantastic work ethic. He is on top of his game and is extremely responsible. His knowledge and connections with the Jewish media made a big impact on the PR of my cookbook…
Every so often I would get from Stuart a summary of the media that had been targeted and responsive. That was very useful to me and helped me see where we were headed. I was most thankful for how Stuart’s office handled all the endless requests for recipes and photographs from the media. I would have never been able to cope with all those requests on my own. Whenever I got a request directed to me, I would simply forward to Stuart and he would take care of it.
Publishing a book can be an incredibly exhausting experience. However, no one can even imagine how much more exhausting is to undergo book tours and PR. Having Stuart and his team by my side made this experience a lot easier and enjoyable. Stuart and his team were respectful, kind, understandable and supportive.
My favorite part about Stuart Schnee is that to this day (it has been a year since my book was published), and even though our contract is over, I still get emails and feedback from him. I know I can count on Stuart to answer my questions and to get advice. I will surely use his services for my next cookbook and I recommend him tremendously. Reyna Simnegar author Persian Food from the Non-Persian Bride
“Stuart was super helpful in getting our “Shakin’ the Lulav” video to go hugely viral in a very short amount of time. He was always accessible and did more than he was asked. We were thrilled. The video is still popular every year!” Kerry Bar-Cohn – Rebbetzin Tap
Stuart Schnee is prompt, professional, frank, and he does what he says he’ll do. Just what every writer needs when launching a new book. Emily A. Benedek – author The Red Sea
Stuart Schnee has a proven track record of getting reviews – and results – as we saw when he publicized our books. He also happens to be a real mentsch – and a pleasure to work with. Doron Kornbluth – Mosaica Press
Stuart Schnee is an energetic and creative PR mastermind. I have had the privilege of working alongside him as a colleague, but recently, the even greater pleasure of having his help on promoting a video that received over 500,000 views in less than 3 days! Stuart has skill, connections, and a positive attitude that is both contagious and reassuring. Keep going strong Stuart! – Mordy Rapp, owner, VideoSparks
I was fortunate to have been represented by Stuart Schnee in the marketing of my book, Briefcases and Baby Bottles. He has his finger on the pulse of the Jewish book publishing industry, and has a keen understanding of the market and the reader. He uses a multi-pronged approach that works with print and online publications, traditional and internet radio and social media. He utilizes his numerous and strategically honed connections to increase access and exposure on behalf of his clients. He helped me define my public relations objectives, and developed a strategic plan to achieve them. He was proactive in both responding to opportunities as well as creating them, which not only allowed me as a first time author to receive widespread exposure, but generated name recognition and a buzz for my book, laying the groundwork for long-term success. Tzivia Reiter
Stuart was a delight to work with – offering professional, knowledgeable advice on how to reach a book’s intended audience. Stuart has enormous amount of integrity and is persistent and dedicated to the books he takes on. I hired Stuart to work on a book that was a marketing challenge to say the least. He worked innovatively to bring the book to the attention of key people in the field and was able to create a buzz about the book despite formidable obstacles. We owe the success of the book to Stuart’s enthusiasm and expertise. Sharon Friedman, President, Sharon Friedman Literary Agency
I have been working with Mr. Stuart Schnee, via Feldheim Publishers, for over a half a year now and am very pleased with the quality of his work. He has great marketing ideas, is creative, and has his finger on the pulse of what’s out there for his clients. I’ve received very good feedback from almost all of the publications he introduced my work to, and through him, my books have had a wider publicity than I ever thought possible. He also created a beautiful PR layout and proposal for my work which is eye catching and quite professional looking. His contacts range across a wide spectrum of not only publications, newspapers and magazines, but also many online sites, blogs, radio shows and internet contacts. He is also constantly on the lookout for new markets and ideas for his clients, and I have personally benefited greatly from his efforts on my behalf.
I highly recommend his work to anyone looking to further their own publicity in a short and productive amount of time. Tamar Ansh, A Taste of Challah
I was very pleased to recently consult and work with Stuart Schnee on the publicity and marketing of my new book, Inside Chanukah, just released by Feldheim Publishers for Chanukah 2012. He is a consummate professional, knowledgeable in the many different angles of modern marketing. Expending all one’s energy to cover every angle in the market is not always cost efficient or effective. He has an understanding of what works and what doesn’t, and knows how to focus one’s marketing energies to the mediums that will be most effective at reaching the most potential customers. I found Stuart to be quite friendly, approachable and extremely helpful. He had many good suggestions, and followed through on them all. In my case, with the short marketing period for my Chanukah book–where the selling season was very tight, he still made it happen. He has diverse ideas, and thinks out of the box. His expertise stretches from conventional print marketing to internet and pinpoint direct publicity through social media. I was impressed by his knowledge and expertise. I would recommend him, and I hope to work with him again soon in the future.
Canny and resourceful, Stuart Schnee is interested only in results. Unlike others in his profession, Stu won’t promise the skies. He just delivers. In my case, he set me up with a great editor, found me the right publisher, and saved me money to boot. Hire him and you’ll be in more than capable hands.
Ira Berkowitz, Author of A Wolf in the Soul
“I’ve known Stuart for years, and have always been impressed by his dedication and professionalism. It is clear that he cares deeply about his clients and looks out for them as if their book were his own. His support is clear from the outset: he makes sure that everything is a good fit before the work even begins. Having worked with him in the past, and recently on a new project, I’ve seen the care he takes even before it is his ‘turn’ to start working — he keeps in touch while I am doing my part, following up and making sure everything is going smoothly. His support andhis intimate knowledge of the field make him a great asset to any author — he will ensure a great working atmosphere and terrific results.” – Deborah Meghnagi Bailey, Editor