Ascot Media's Team Give Authors a Fighting Chance at the NY Times Best-Sellers List

In much the same way that digital self-publishing is revolutionizing the book industry by allowing authors to bypass the impenetrable entry doors of traditional publishers, Ascot is likewise doing its part for struggling authors.

Online PR News – 19-July-2010 – – Houston, TX, July 18, 2010 -- New technology and Ascot share a common goal - to help authors get their books published, get the word out to the media and get the books sold. Most importantly, all without bankrupting the client.

Ascot Media Group ( ) is an innovative company that is anything but traditional. Trish Stevens, president and CEO, is credited with changing the outcome of success for new authors as well as established NY Times best-sellers, by offering versatile plans that have the author's success in mind - not just company profit. She understands the frustration of authors when dealing with lengthy delays from traditional publishing houses, as well as the long and costly road to marketing and getting their book sold; they know the problems encountered with publishing houses, finding an agent, or having to hire a PR firm with exorbitant fees. The end result can mean that the author’s book - along with their dreams of becoming a best-seller - soon dies

Thanks to advanced technology, this is all changing as a whole new book market is developing that will loosen the hold traditional publishers have had on the industry. As Amazon makes life easier for authors by offering the opportunity to self-publish, Ascot Media ( ) makes it easier by giving them an equal shot at the publicity they need without breaking the bank. Stevens truly believes many first time authors have brilliant work that has the potential of being a NY Times best-seller, "but they just don’t stand a chance in the traditional book industry." Today, with e-books and Ascot’s new first-time author plan, she hopes it will give them a chance to actually get where they deserve to be. After all, at the end of the day "most authors are just ordinary people, with daytime jobs and a dream of becoming a successful author," says Stevens.

Never forgetting who they work for, Ascot is relentless about getting results and her team of publicists literally works ‘around the clock’ until they are comfortable they have produced something impressive for their client’s ultimate success. It is not unusual for clients to get up to eighty media leads in a month or interviews on CNBC, Fox News, CNN - in fact, any of the majors - that leads to increasing book sales. Michael Cogdill, 24 Time Emmy Winning Television Journalist and author of She-Rain, confirms this with "...Ascot is aggressive, confident, utterly tireless, devoted to blasting a title into mainstream media and equally committed to setting off a buzz that runs through the internet sphere as a virtual pandemic of the title/author brand. That’s an order as tall as that sentence is long. Ascot Media ( ) actually meet that standard - then go soaring over it."

Ascot Media ( ) is so confident of their clients’ satisfaction they now offer authors the new "Select" plan, a month-to-month contract at only $595 per month - something virtually unheard of in the industry, and originally designed for just the "struggling author," though word spread quickly through the publishing industry and now it is available to all authors. The new "Select" plan pulls out all the stops to give brand new authors an equal opportunity to hit the top by getting so much media attention that even virtual unknowns have an equal chance at live or taped TV and radio interviews as well as features in newspapers and magazines. By never confusing efforts with results, they proved themselves by pre-selling 37,000 copies of Steve Alten’s latest thrilling novel, MEG: Hell’s Aquarium.

Media Contact:
Rick Plumb
Ascot Media Group, Inc
P.O. Box 133032
The Woodlands, TX 77393