MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT FOR THE CREATIVE COMMUNITY
"I've worked with Big Sister on a number of campaigns and have been thrilled with the focus, knowledge, depth and — very important — genuine dedication that Sue Havlish brings to every project she undertakes. She gets results and has been an essential ingredient to the success of those campaigns. I'd work with her again in a heartbeat, and I'm sure I will."
— Ted Drozdowski, Locomotive Artist Services
"A listener, a communicator, a mentor, a go getter, a hard worker, a creative soul ... These are a few words that describe Sue Havlish. I loved working with Sue. She was a tremendous asset to our campaign. I would not hesitate to call her again. Thank you!"
—Gina Hughes,The Galaxie Agency
"A good book publicist is hard to find—but we have found a gem at Big Sister Productions in Nashville. Since 2011, Sue Havlish has managed promotional campaigns for two of our adult trade books and for a series of educational children’s books. She is a top professional who knows the book business inside-out, after her years in the university press world. Through Sue, our books have won awards and received acclaim in such outstanding industry media as Publisher’s Weekly and Library Journal, as well as countless other venues online, on radio, and regional TV.
"Unlike the common, outmoded publishing professional, Sue is not limited by old models. She keeps abreast of trends such as blog tours and social media promotions. She encourages creativity and thinking outside-the-box, while respecting traditional protocols of book promotion. Sue also respects a company’s budget and is mindful of our time and deadlines.
"In addition to being an excellent publicist who achieves consistent media results, Sue often acts as project manager, creating detailed spreadsheets and calendars for our projects. She is extremely intelligent, precise, insightful, humorous, and warm to work with. When she believes in an author or a musician (and often her clients are both) she out-does herself on their behalf. Honest, reliable, and creative, Sue Havlish provides exceptional services to authors and book publishers. We’re staying with her!"
—Naomi Rosenblatt, President, Heliotrope Books LLC, New York City