Sylvia's Memoir PR

Sylvia's memoir, A Life Rebuilt: The Remarkable Transformation of a War Orphan, is getting published!! Many thanks to all of Sylvia's loyal friends, writing partners,  and to Paul Cohen of Monkfish Publishing/Epigraph.

Hope Edelman, author of NYT Bestseller Motherless Daughters, has said, "Sylvia's story is one of loss, survival, resilience, transendence, and ultimately inspiration. Today more than ever, it is vitally important that stories like hers be told."

More about Sylvia's incredible story of resilience is at her website here.

In addition to getting Sylvia's book out, Paul has facilitated a working relationship with veteran New York publicist Meryl Zegarek. As a passionate human rights activist, Ms. Zegarek has brought bestseller status to authors such as Dan Rather, Steven Pinker, and Daniel Goleman. In today's competitive publishing environment where ever fewer books are reviewed by fewer outlets, Ms. Zegarek has been successful in landing reviews with Newsday, New York Daily News, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, Variety, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and on the CBS-TV Sunday Morning program.

This is exacly the level of marketing and PR that we want for Sylvia's long-awaited, deeply moving memoir.

To help Sylvia reach her goals with Ms. Zegarek, we are launching this campaign to raise $9,000 (itemized below). 

Release date for Sylvia's book will be timed with Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, in April 2018. This is coming up soon, so we hope to have the funds available by early Spring.

Thank you for coming with us on Sylvia's exciting and miraculous journey!!!

Why are costs going up? As the list of advanced reviewers goes up, so do the costs. That includes buying author-discount copies of Sylvia's book and shipping at the most economical postage possible. Thank you,  we are grateful for your support!

Your kind donation will fund the following items:
Marketing fees: $3,500
Advanced Review costs: $2,500
Videographer fees (discounted): $1,000
Travel expenses, launch events: $2,000


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Audrey Mei 
Berkeley, CA
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