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Our Latest Reviews

(Publishers Weekly, Feb 10, 2003): “Following up on The Publishing Game: Bestseller in 30 Days (which was a Writer’s Digest Book Club selection), Fern Reiss presents her latest strategic program for would-be authors: The Publishing Game: Find an Agent in 30 Days. ‘Anyone who has the stamina and energy to write a book can easily write a proposal that will hook an agent,’ she states, and that positive attitude infuses her week-by-week and day-by-day plan. Reiss’s advice is wholly pragmatic, whether it’s how to create a marketing plan to convince an agent that your book will sell, or ‘good places to cruise’ to meet agents in person. Aspiring authors will find a trove of useful information here to aid and abet them in their search for a literary agent.”

(Library Journal, July 2003): “In The Publishing Game: Bestseller in 30 Days and The Publishing Game: Find an Agent in 30 Days Reiss offers concrete ideas on how to publicize your book. Find an Agent offers a solid overview of the whole process... Both volumes offer a quick summary of the marketing process.”

Peanut Butter and Jelly Press titles, through Ingram and B&T:

The Publishing Game: Bestseller in 30 Days (ISBN 1-893290-88-3), 224 pages, $19.95
The Publishing Game: Find an Agent in 30 Days (ISBN 1-893290-83-2), 224 pages, 19.95
The Publishing Game: Publish a Book in 30 Days (ISBN 1-893290-85-9), 256 pages, $19.95
Terrorism and Kids: Comforting Your Child (ISBN 1-893290-09-3), 160 pages, $14.95
The Infertility Diet: Get Pregnant and Prevent Miscarriage (ISBN 1-893290-39-5), 288 pages, $19.99

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Library and Bookstore Workshops

Fern Reiss does Publishing Game workshops at bookstores and libraries across the country. Her regular talk includes a lecture, popular Q/A, and book signing. Her usual fee is $500. To book her, please email Alyza Harris at with your dates and location.

Librarians on Fern Reiss as a speaker

“Fern’s engaging and personable manner and her organized and pragmatic presentations kept our patrons captivated. Fern knows her stuff!”

— Chapple Langemack, King County Library System,
Issaquah, Washington

“I would love to have Fern speak here anytime, and probably for anything that she would like to speak on, as her kind heart and clear insight are obvious. She is a thoughtful author and dynamic speaker.”

— Robin Jacobsen, Russell Library, Middletown, Connecticut

“Fern Reiss is an enthusiastic speaker who has a way of making her audience feel comfortable and engage in lively conversations. I hope many other libraries and community organizations take the opportunity to invite her to speak to their community.”

— April Mazza, Wayland Free Public Library,
Wayland, Massachusetts

“Fern Reiss has both the research and the personal experience to share with her audience. Her presentation is direct, relevant, current, yet intimate. Knowledge is comforting, and Fern provides many answers.”

— Kathy Cockcroft, Canton Public Library,
Canton, Connecticut

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