Judith Utz, Owner/Publicist
Founded in 2017, A Novel Take PR is a literary PR company based right outside of NYC in Hoboken, NJ. Owned and operated by veteran writer, publisher, blogger, and PR professional Judith Utz, A Novel Take PR helps authors and books stand out.
A Novel Take PR focuses on a holistic approach to book and author marketing from a publicist with a detail oriented outlook. Creation of an author brand and a focus on an overall strategy with a real connection to readers are key factors in going the distance in publishing. Judith will work with authors and publishers to craft a PR and social media strategy to get books noticed.
Areas of focus: social media planning and content creation; author brand elevation; literary networking and relationship building.
In addition to A Novel Take PR, Judith is an avid reader, focusing mainly on LGBTQ+ fiction. She pens columns for several national publications including Teen Vogue, USA Today’s Happy Ever After, The Mary Sue, and Frolic Media. Running is a huge passion of hers as are whole milk lattes, Earl Gray tea with too much sugar, butter crunch toffee, and hiking in remote locations.
Linn Sjolin, Promotional Coordinator/Junior Publicist
With a focus on graphic design, Linn is A Novel Take PR’s Promotional Coordinator, Junior Publicist, and Bookstagram expert. When she’s not working, reading or photographing books for Bookstagram, she loves to be creative with art or interior design, cuddle with her cats, spend time with her loved ones, cook and eat good food and watch too many movies and tv-series.
When it comes to books, her favorite genres are fantasy and romance, but she also reads other kinds of books, including poetry. She loves to share and discuss all of these with fellow readers on Bookstagram. She is also very passionate about being a part of the A Novel Take PR team, since it means she gets to find and help share love for books from new, and more established, authors. It’s a dream-job, getting to know inspiring people and then help share what they’ve created with the rest of the book-world!