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Kathleen is the Founder and President of Kathleen Schmidt Public Relations, a boutique firm specializing in branding, PR, marketing, consulting, and business strategy for authors, publishers, and booksellers.

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25+ years in the book publishing industry. President of KMSPR, a strategy, marketing, PR, and branding firm focusing on authors, publishers, and publishing adjacent entities.