Brownlee Donald Associates specialise in promoting overseas publishers who are distributing into the UK or independent publishers who are trying to establish a presence in the UK media and want to punch above their weight.
They also handle the Scottish specific PR for award-winning crime writer Chris Brookmyre and handle all the PR and Marketing for The Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival.
Primary clients include Greystone Books (Canada), Black Inc Books (Australia) and Sagging Meniscus Press (USA). Fiona has twice won a prestigious annual PPC (Publisher’s Publicity Circle) Award and in 2017 was shortlisted for two more – hardback non-fiction (for My Journey Into the Heart of Terror) and generic (for The Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival). Her campaign for The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben saw it storm into The Sunday Times bestseller list.
Tim Donald started his media career at The Scotsman in 1997 and was latterly Head of Regional Marketing for Johnston Press Scotland. An experienced senior marketing manager and communications professional he specialises in increasing sales, attracting a new audience and building partnerships. Since joining the company he has masterminded the marketing and sponsorship of The Caledonian Challenge and the Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival.
‘Working with Fiona on global launches of Pegasus’ titles was incredibly rewarding. Whether it was an American, Canadian or Israeli author, she was able to quarterback U.K. media and secure some of the toughest bookings, whether it was Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4, a news story in THE SUNDAY TIMES or coveted serials in THE DAILY MAIL. Professional and dynamic, you can’t go wrong with Fiona as your British media partner’
Jessica Case, associate publisher, Pegasus Books, New York
‘Fiona is dazzling with creativity and tenacity in book marketing. With the perfect balance of professionalism and good humour, she is a delight to work with. I could not ask for a more skilful, committed and fun person to champion my books’
Kasey Edwards, author of 30 Something & Over it and Guilt Trip
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