from brainstorm to bestseller
an insider's look at publishing your book
Welcome to Kim Weiss Publishing Services where we accompany, accommodate, and accelerate seasoned and aspiring authors on their publishing journey.
Our 30+ years of experience, in both the publishing industry and public relations, equips us with the tools and insights you need to bring your book publishing goals to life. Learn and apply what bestselling authors know in our very personalized program. Kim Weiss, a veteran PR Director of a major publishing house for over a quarter of a century, offers the unique perspective of an “insider.”
Are you getting published for the first time? Have you already been published but now need help with your marketing strategy? Are you considering self-publishing? Wherever you are on your literary adventure, Kim Weiss Publishing Services will work with you to secure your place on the bookshelf and the bestseller list!
A seasoned publicist and public relations expert, for over 30 years, Kim has been serving companies, products, organizations, artists and authors. From 1994 -2020 she headed up the PR department of the major book publisher, HCI (Health Communications, Inc.), best known for launching health, wellness, inspirational, women’s, nonfiction and self-help including the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series and A Child Called “It.” While at HCI, she worked with legendary actor Kirk Douglas on one of his final books, Life Could Be Verse: Reflections on Love, Loss, and What Really Matters. She also helped put books on the NY Times bestseller list including I Want! by former CNN/HLN reporter Jane Velez-Mitchell and Getting It Through My Thick Skull by internationally recognized survivor and motivational speaker Mary Jo Buttafuoco, She has worked on other popular books including What The Bleep Do We Know and books for The Brahma Kumaris. While at HCI, she headed up a division called Simcha Press which focused on books of Jewish interest which she launched at the Jerusalem Book Fair. Currently, Pastor/Author John Pavlovitz is her A-list author.
Prior to entering the book business, for many years Kim ran her own PR firm in Boca Raton, FL, where she managed a varied clientele of companies, municipalities, financial pros, fine artists and businesses — from The Unity School in Florida to Waste Management, Inc. Kim was recently Chair of the Arts Commission in Boynton Beach, FL, and published her own book of photos and inspirational passages called Sunrise Sunset: 52 Weeks of Awe & Gratitude.
As a storyteller, Kim has contributed to the hugely popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The Ultimate Bird Lover with “America’s Vet” Marty Becker. You can also find Kim’s stories and photos in Arielle Ford’s acclaimed book Hot Chocolate for the Mystical Soul.
When she’s not working with authors, Kim is studying opera and jazz singing, playing guitar, being entertained by cats, or taking photos from her new home in Santa Fe, New Mexico which she shares with husband, John.
"I have worked with exactly one book publicist I would recommend - and have! - and that's Kim Weiss."
Author of Drag: Combing Through the Big Wigs of Show Business and The Dead Celebrity Cookbook