Emma Draude founded ed public relations in 2010. She has 25 years experience in the publishing industry and her passion for contemporary fiction has led her to work with many bestselling authors including Philip Pullman, Allison Pearson, Marian Keyes, Lynda La Plante, Penny Vincenzi, Lesley Pearse, Nadiya Hussain, Lisa Jewell, Jane Green, and Jenny Colgan. Her non-fiction projects have included celebrity autobiographies for Matt Lucas, Peter Kay, Twiggy and PR guru, Lynne Franks and lifestyle pr for the bestselling Baby-Making Bible by Emma Cannon, The Integrated Health Bible by Dr. Ali and personal and product pr for fitness, yoga and pilates experts, Joanna Hall, Barbara Currie and Body Control Pilates founder, Lynne Robinson.
Working with Emma is a real pleasure and joy. She has been my publicist for several years and has always been professional while maintaining a genuine personal touch. Her contacts with journalists in all forms of media and her diligent way of working, has meant my books are always reviewed across traditional and non-traditional platforms. Emma always ensures you, and ultimately your book, are shown and publicised in the most positive manner. I really enjoy working with Emma and completely trust her to promote all of my books to the best of her very considerable ability.
Dorothy Koomson, bestselling author
EDPR put fantastic campaigns together. No stone is unturned and I am hugely impressed by the breadth of on and offline coverage they achieve. They know media and understand readers to create campaigns with genuine impact and results. Their author care is superb and I always know we are in very safe hands.
Emma Bravo, Communications Director: Fiction, Pan Macmillan
Emma Draude has been my publicist for over 8 years. Without her inspired, imaginative and diligent approach to getting publicity for me and my books I doubt that I would be the best selling writer that I have become. Yet it isn’t just her skill in getting the right publicity for me that I value. It is her warmth, her creativity and her reliability. I am never for one moment in doubt of where I have to be, how I will get there, who I have to see. She knows the book trade inside out and because of her delightful personality and attention to detail, plus a thorough knowledge of every kind of media, she is simply The Best. I would be lost without her.
No.1 bestselling author, Lesley Pearse
Shona created an incredible campaign of national press, broadcast and events and was just brilliant to work with – she somehow manages to get the perfect balance of feeling like a member of the team whilst also taking complete ownership of the campaign leaving me to feel like it’s in extremely safe hands.
Caroline Brown, Publicity and Marketing Director and Associate Publisher, Octopus Publishing Group
You couldn’t ask for a safer, more creative pair of hands than Emma. She not only manages relationships expertly but also delivers exceptional campaigns.
Jenny Fry, Communications Director, Canongate
Working with Emma is always a joy. She is a true professional, delivering top notch campaigning along with a level headed and friendly approach. This makes her the ideal choice for creating a great working relationship with both publisher and author as well as producing great results.
Caitlin Raynor, Head of Publicity, Headline
I loved working with Shona. She was so passionate about my book and pushed it everywhere, but at the same time was so caring and kind to me personally. Nothing was ever too much.
Kate Clanchy, teacher and author of Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me (Picador)
EDPR are always a pleasure to work with. They consistently work hard to create great angles and content for their clients, as well as making my job a lot easier
Joe Haddow, Radio producer and podcast host