“Sarah Burningham is a true publicity tour de force. Never before have I seen someone so creative, so dedicated, and so enthusiastic. She has the perspective to see both the big picture as well as all the tiny details that make up a successful campaign, and executes all with aplomb. I heartily recommend her. Quite simply, she has the Midas touch."
“Within minutes of meeting Sarah you know you’re in the presence of a gifted publicist, a seasoned professional, and simply a person you want to work with and be around. Her creativity, genuine enthusiasm, and her ability to tease out the essence of a book and an author and then convey it to the world is impressive and gets results. I’m looking forward to our next project together!"
“Sarah is the hardest working, most passionate publicist I know. She has impeccable follow through and worked proactively and tirelessly to promote my book, bringing me opportunities well beyond my expectations."
“Sarah Burningham approaches every project with distinctive, one of a kind campaign designed to bring focus to the product, in my case books, which she helped build into #1 New York Times bestselling status. Not just once, but many times! There's just no arguing with that kind of promotional success, except to add that she is at once professional, caring, encouraging and tireless. Her efficiency often leaves me breathless! In several years of working with Sarah and her agency, nothing has ever slipped through the cracks and with the variety of accounts she manages this is nothing short of brilliant. I have recommended her many times and will continue to do so. Simply put, she's the best there is.”
“Literary fiction is a hard sell, and setting your novel in a place that’s not in the news—Guatemala—doesn’t make it any easier. Sarah came to the project with passion, professionalism, and a warmth that made it a pleasure. She got me mainstream reviews, blog coverage, readings and events from coast to coast, and exposure in places I never would have dreamed of, including a New York Times article. Moreover, she believed in my book, and her unflagging support as well as her attention to detail made working with her a joy. I can’t wait to work with her on my next book.”
“Working with Sarah Burningham was a dream. I was so pleased with the results of her press strategy for my book and enjoyed getting to work with her in person even more. Working with Sarah is like having a good friend who also happens to be your biggest cheerleader and defender. I was so impressed with her ability to juggle so many different requests at once and to make sure they all went smoothly and according to plan. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for help with public relations or press strategy.”
“Sarah Burningham’s efficient, timely campaign could not have impressed me more. She has an amazing work ethic, managing large and small details around the clock when necessary, and I particularly appreciated the way she designed a campaign that made our book sell from the get-go.”
“Working with Sarah Burningham was a complete joy. She is simultaneously brilliant, warm, engaging, inventive, inspiring and clever. She helped me get the best reviews of my life and sell a lot of books. What more can you ask for?”
“Sarah Burningham is a breath of fresh air in the world of publicity. She actually does what she says she is going to do…and more! We worked with Sarah during the launch of our book, Patina Style, and we couldn't be more thrilled with her services. Through her connections, she was able to get us featured in numerous local and national publications in print and online, including Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Lonny, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post. Sarah also expertly handled all of the details for our book events around the country. We never worried about anything when Sarah was in charge. The best part? Sarah is down to earth, funny, and a pleasure to work with. Our search for the perfect publicist is over! We'll never use anyone else.”
“Little Bird Publicity worked diligently and professionally to help promote the launch of the last books in my Secret Agent Jack Stalwart children's book series. Not only did they secure appearances for the series at Children's Book Festivals but also at bookstores, bookseller trade shows, and on popular writer's blogs. I was very impressed with the amount of work they did in such a short amount of time and would recommend them to anyone seeking publicists that get the job done right.”
“Sarah Burningham is creative, consistent and, best of all, effective! She put together a massive yet completely manageable blog tour, booked interviews with international venues and got me featured in major publications, including USA Today. I was delighted with the innovative ways she presented my books and followed up with reviewers and journalists to ensure the book was featured. More than anything, she was able to see into the heart of my novels and promote them accordingly, making them stand out in a crowded marketplace. Sarah is consistent, upbeat, dynamic and an absolute blast to work with, but best of all are her results. Each time we've worked together, my books have landed on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists.”
“I worked with Sarah on my debut novel Where I Belong. Even for an author, it's hard to properly articulate how Sarah helped me navigate the launch of my novel (and hopefully career). As for empirical evidence, she booked me at least a baker's dozen of appearances at libraries, festivals, writing organizations, schools, and bookstores. She also handled national press such as USA Today and other large online and print publications. However, what I admire most about Sarah is that she handles each PR opportunity, be it a small blog or major publication, with the same professionalism, passion, and attention to detail. She's incredibly attentive and supportive, and I hope to work with her on any future projects. I truly believe she's the main reason my book is being reprinted after only two months on the shelves. ”
“Working with Sarah was a complete joy. Her proactive initiative allowed me to focus while on a book tour because I knew she would take care of each and every detail. She envisions brilliant strategy then executes with tender care. From the vision to the implementation, Sarah has built her career on results. She put my book, My Maasai Life, on the international circuit. If you want your work to soar, I would recommend working with Sarah. She not only gets the job done, but ensures you have fun doing it!”
“There’s nothing typical about Sarah’s work. She has a talent for digging into a book and finding kernels within which set it apart and make it memorable - and then she explodes them into creative pitches, smart packaging, and lots of lively ideas, infused with both purpose and fun. She’s a clever and energetic matchmaker of subject and audience for her projects.”
"After working with Sarah at Harper Collins, I now refer all my clients to Sarah at Little Bird. I adore her for her energy, her easy working manner, but most importantly for her results. The books she works on are everywhere, with sales to follow. How could you not love that - an amazing publicist who is a joy to work with and who actually gets your books out there? I only hope she doesn't get too busy to continue to work with me and my projects."
“Sarah Burningham oozes professionalism and epitomizes getting the job done, period! She's incredibly passionate about the work she does and produces stellar results. I'd recommend working with Sarah anytime.”
“Sarah Burningham is the single best thing that's happened to my career as an author. She is savvy, connected, fun, candid, and a bulldog in sheep's clothing. She put my latest book, I'm With Fatty, on the national map. I'll never use another publicist. She's just that good.”
“I loved working with Sarah and her team at Little Bird! She's dynamic, creative, connected, and pro-active. She works well with authors, and also with everyone in house, building bridges rather than creating roadblocks. I'd recommend her to any of my authors.”
“Having Sarah Burningham working on a project with Weinstein is a publisher’s dream come true. She is the most competent, experienced, energetic, and devoted publicist that anyone could ask for—and she comes through with the hits! I cannot recommend her enough to authors—who will love her—and to publishers—who will love the results.”
“Sarah Burningham has the answers! I needed a PR professional to give me the straight scoop about my business, and Sarah gave me the lowdown. Sarah laid out all the steps I can take to make my business pr-friendly and more accessible to all my customers. She's clear, succinct, straightforward …exactly what I needed.”
"I've worked with Sarah on two books, and I have been consistently dazzled by her boundless energy, creativity, professionalism and winning spirit. She has amazing contacts, endless ideas for getting a book out to the widest possible readership, and goes above and beyond the call of duty time and again. I can't wait to work with her again."
"Sarah Burningham is an absolute force and a total joy to work with. Not only is she a total pro, but she is a lightening rod of ideas and energy that pushes your work to the next level. I adore her!"
"Sarah's energy is contagious. She is a marketing guru and cheerleader wrapped up in one—masterful at directing the show, while making sure it's what you want every step of the way."
"Having worked with Sarah for many years at HarperCollins, I can attest that Sarah is that rare talent who combines hard work and creativity with massive amounts of genuine enthusiasm and love for what she does. For any marketing and publicity campaign, you want Sarah on your side!
“As a first time writer, I was more than a little nervous dealing with the publicity on the somewhat controversial nature of some of the content in my memoir. Sarah was a dream throughout the launch—she always helped me feel prepared for anything; even appearances on the “CBS Early Show” and “Good Morning America.” Most importantly, she helped me to find my own way of talking about the book, and the experiences conveyed in it, without ever having to resort to indirect answers. I only wish I’d write another book so I could work with Sarah again. Soon, I hope…”
“Sarah Burningham not only worked as a publicist for Pleasure Boat Studio, she also worked as an educator. She taught me a great deal about the role of a publicist and about the techniques needed to effectively market a book. Working with her was like working with a very sensitive practicing mentor. I loved the experience.”
"Sarah did a first-rate job of getting my book national publicity…More important, she was always responsive to my calls, and most important, she met with me months before the book's publication date and had obviously given my manuscript a lot of attention and thought. She also got me started as a blogger; and today I blog regularly for the Huffington Post, The Hill, and Chicago magazine. I hope I have the opportunity to work with Sarah again—and soon.”
“Book publicity is art, not science. And Sarah Burningham is not only a gifted artist, but a true magician at getting a book the publicity it deserves. A gifted conjurer of ink for others, she works as hard for her authors as the writers themselves labor over their own manuscripts. Sarah Burningham is not only the best publicist in the business—she's also a mentsch. She makes authors know they are on a professional publicity team, and not flailing about for attention helplessly and alone.”
“Not only does Sarah have an infectious enthusiasm, she is also keenly intelligent about marketing, PR, and the book business in general, and she combines those two traits effortlessly. Mixed in with her bubble-iness and brains, Sarah offers clients a commonsense perspective on what will work best for them. She is a pleasure to work with because she is so warm and accommodating, so smart, and so good at her job.”
"Working with Sarah Burningham was a total pleasure: she helped shepherd my book into the world. She always did her job so the book could do its job."
“Sarah Burningham is wonderful! She takes on only projects she truly believes in. Her passion and enthusiasm are contagious—anyone would be lucky to work with her.”
“Sarah Burningham is an engaging, enjoyable, and skilled presenter who immediately earned the trust and respect from our organization. We look forward to having Sarah share more with our audience in the future and highly recommend her as a speaker.”