Nick Courage

Nick Courage – Marketer

Author, Experienced Book Marketer, Web Developer


After a decade working in a promotional capacity at Big 5 publishing houses (most recently Macmillan's Farrar, Straus & Giroux), Nick now offers digital marketing consulting, campaign management, and web design for publishers, PR firms, and authors.

Nick's primary goal is to help your book reach its potential readership, which he achieves through targeted social marketing, platform building, author branding, and metadata/search engine optimization.

Whatever your digital skill set, Nick can work with you to execute strategies that connect your book with readers online and grow your social fanbase.
Biographies & Memoirs History Humanities & Social Sciences Political Science & Current Affairs
Fantasy Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Middle Grade Mystery & Crime Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction Young Adult

Work experience


Aug, 2015 — Present

An online destination for the writers, publishing professionals, organizations, and readers who make Pittsburgh one of the world’s most literary cities.

Nick Courage Media

Feb, 2015 — Present

Digital marketing consulting and web design for publishers, PR firms, and authors.

Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Apr, 2012 — Aug, 2014 (over 2 years)

Digital strategy and execution for “America’s most celebrated publishing house” (bestselling and award-winning authors include Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, John Waters, Lydia Davis, Michael Cunningham, Daniel Kahneman, Ishmael Beah, Marilynne Robinson, and more).

Picador USA

Sep, 2009 — Apr, 2012 (over 2 years)

Digital strategy and execution for a literary paperback publishing house.


Hild: A Novel

Nicola Griffith

WINNER OF THE WASHINGTON STATE BOOK AWARD FOR FICTIONIn seventh-century Britain, a new religion is coming ashore and small kingdoms are merging, frequently and violently. Hild is the king's youngest niece, with a glittering mind and a natural authority.She is ... read more
Lila: A Novel

Marilynne Robinson

The New York Times BestsellerNATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTNATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNERA new American classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gilead and HousekeepingMarilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns to ... read more
Major New York Times bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of The Economist's 2011 Books ... read more
A New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceA Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2011In That Used to Be Us, Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum analyze the four major challenges we face as a country---globalization, the revolution in information technology, ... read more
A haunting, beautiful first novel by the bestselling author of A Long Way GoneWhen Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone was published in 2007, it soared to the top of bestseller lists, becoming an instant classic: a harrowing account of Sierra Leone's civil war and ... read more
A New York Times BestsellerFrom the bestselling author of Invisible and The New York Trilogy comes a new novel set during the 2008 economic collapse. Sunset Park opens with twenty-eight-year-old Miles Heller trashing out foreclosed houses in Florida, the lates... read more
THE INSPIRATION FOR THE CBS SERIES, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER BRADLEY COOPERA burnout at thirty-five, months behind on his book, low on cash, and something of a loser, Eddie Spinola could use a shot in the arm. One day he randomly runs into Vernon, his ex-wife's brot... read more
In his latest bestseller, Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it.The modern world has given us stupendous know-how. Yet avoidable failures continue to plague us in health c... read more
The Southern Reach Trilogy begins with this Nebula Award-winning novel that "reads as if Verne or Wellsian adventurers exploring a mysterious island had warped through into a Kafkaesque nightmare world" (Kim Stanley Robinson).Area X has been cut off from the r... read more
The Snow Queen: A Novel

Michael Cunningham

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of The Hours"Michael Cunningham's best novel in more than a decade."-Megan O'Grady, VogueIt's November 2004. Barrett Meeks, having lost love yet again, is walking through Central Park when he is inspired to look up at the sky; the... read more
"The Loudness is perfect for Hunger Games and Divergent fans." - VOYA"I ​absolutely ​loved this book!" - Alyson Noël, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The ImmortalsHenry Long doesn't have a heart. He doesn't go to school. He doesn't have a girlfriend. H... read more
An exhilarating reinvention of the gothic novel, inspired by the iconic characters of our greatest myths and nightmares. Now a hit television series on Netflix.The body of a young girl is found mangled and murdered in the woods of Hemlock Grove, Pennsylvania, ... read more
Wolf Hall

Hilary Mantel

WINNER OF THE 2009 MAN BOOKER PRIZEWINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR FICTIONA NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEREngland in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henr... read more
The New York Times BestsellerA Winner of the Alex Award, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco ChronicleThe Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away fr... read more
#1 National BestsellerWinner of the John Gardner Fiction AwardA National Book Critics Circle Award FinalistA Los Angeles Times Book Prize FinalistIn his first novel since The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen has given us an epic of contemporary love and marriage.... read more
The 2013 National Book Award Winner A New York Times BestsellerAmerican democracy is beset by a sense of crisis. Seismic shifts during a single generation have created a country of winners and losers, allowing unprecedented freedom while rending the social con... read more
A heartwarming New York Times bestselling novel, now a major movie by David O. Russell―nominated for eight Academy Awards (including Best Picture), four Golden Globes, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards!"Aawww shucks!" NPR's Nancy Pearl said. "I know that's h... read more

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