Wiley Saichek

Wiley Saichek – Publicist

I am a New York-based publicist specializing in the online promotion of books and plays. I work mainly in commercial/genre fiction.


((PLEASE NOTE. As of October 2021 I am only considering submissions with a publication date of February 2022 or later. Exceptions include ongoing work with authors/publishers I have worked with prior to this time.))

I am a New York-based publicist specializing in the online promotion of books. Since 1996 I have been helping writers, publishers, agents and publicists spread the word about their books and projects.

My goal is to work in tandem with the publisher and author to ensure no stone is unturned. I strive to build awareness of my clients' books/projects by securing coverage in publications and on blogs, websites, podcasts, social media channels, and other outlets, and by exploring partnerships.

If you are preparing to launch a 2022 release and need publicity support, I would love to hear from you.

Throughout my tenure spearheading online marketing and publicity campaigns for AuthorsOnTheWeb/The Book Report Network (2002-2013), and as an independent publicist (1996-present), I have had the opportunity to promote books by a variety of wonderful writers.
Biographies & Memoirs
Historical Fiction Horror Middle Grade Mystery & Crime Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction Young Adult

Work experience


Aug, 2013 — Present

I create and execute publicity campaigns for writers, publishers, agents, and publicists. I work to build awareness of my clients' books/projects by securing coverage in publications and on blogs, websites, podcasts, social media channels, and other outlets, and by exploring partnerships. The portfolio listed in my profile is comprised of select projects in a range of genres.

The Book Report Network

Jul, 1998 — Aug, 2013 (about 15 years)

*Marketing/Publicity Director, AuthorsOnTheWeb division (May 2008 - August 2013)
*Promotion/Marketing Manager (February 2002 - May 2008)
*Editorial Coordinator (February 2002 - May 2004)
*Volunteer Chat Host/Message Board Monitor, TBRN's America Online channel (July 1998 - August 2002)


Jun, 1996 — Aug, 2013 (about 17 years)

I began experimenting with online publicity in 1996 while I was still a student. After seeing how I could use the Internet to connect readers and writers, my career goals shifted from journalism to the book industry. Novelist Chelsea Quinn Yarbro was my first client; I still work with her. I continued taking on select freelance projects after joining The Book Report Network (1998-2002 volunteer; 2002-2013 freelancer-turned-staffer) and interning at Tor/Forge Books (June 2000). In August 2013 I left my staff position at TBRN to freelance full-time.

The Book Store

Aug, 1995 — May, 2000 (almost 5 years)


"They don't call us sharks for our ability to swim." - Jake LassiterSecond-string linebacker turned disillusioned defense attorney Jake Lassiter finally switches teams. Appointed special prosecutor in a high-profile murder case, he vows to take down a prominen... read more
Wanda's Better Way

Laura Pedersen

Young Wanda is a girl on a mission; she wants to decide what to do when she grows up. Will she be a dancer? A landscape designer? Maybe a pastry chef? Her teachers and parents all make suggestions, but Wanda sets out to explore each option on her own. Along th... read more
Steve Stilwell’s former Navy JAG Corps buddy Ric Stokes has been jailed for possession of heroin in Vietnam. He was found in the same room with his traveling companion Ryan Eversall, dead of an overdose and in the company of a prostitute. Steve knows his frien... read more
UN fraud investigator Valentin Vermeulen is on assignment in Maputo, Mozambique. His ho-hum task is to see if Global Alternatives is spending UN money the way they promised. The nonprofit was set up by hedge fund mogul Vincent Portallis to revolutionize develo... read more
It happened the night Maggie Wilbourne was to be put to death, the first woman executed by the state of Pennsylvania in modern times. That was when a group of women passionately protesting Maggie’s imprisonment struck. They blew up a local dam, flooding the to... read more

Kristen Simmons

Kristen Simmons's Metaltown, where factories rule, food is scarce, and hope is in short supply.The rules of Metaltown are simple: Work hard, keep your head down, and watch your back. You look out for number one, and no one knows that better than Ty. She’s been... read more
Two decades strong, the Saint-Germain cycle is one of the most compelling works of dark fantasy and horror of our age. Historically accurate, these deeply emotional novels have a devoted readership. In Burning Shadows, Yarbro looks at the legendary Huns from t... read more
Sports Illustrated Sports Book of the Year 2015 PEN/ESPN Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Nick Pafko knows he can't be a professional boxer forever. But he never guessed it would end so quickly, and so wrong. Broke and unemployed, Nick has little choice but t... read more
EVERY SUPERHERO NEEDS TO START SOMEWHERE...Dale Sampson is used to being a nonperson at his small-town Midwestern high school, picking up the scraps of his charismatic lothario of a best friend, Mack. He comforts himself with the certainty that his stellar aca... read more
Winner of: 2015 Seven Sister Books Award, NonfictionLaura Pedersen, author of bestseller Play Money and award-winning Buffalo Gal, serves up a hilarious memoir about three decades of city life. Originally from Buffalo, NY, friends thought the seventeen year ol... read more
In Being Audrey Hepburn, Clarissa Explains It All-creator, Mitchell Kriegman, tells the story of a 19-year-old girl from Jersey who finds herself thrust into the world of socialites after being seen in Audrey Hepburn's dress from the film Breakfast at Tiffany'... read more
She wanted to be more daring, but one small risk is about to cost her everything—maybe even her life.Bold and adventurous in her work as owner of one of Manhattan's boutique interior design firms, Kit Finn couldn't be tamer in her personal life. While on vacat... read more
Bum Rap

Paul Levine

NFL linebacker-turned-lawyer Jake Lassiter has had it with shifty clients, dirty prosecutors, and a legal system out of whack. It’s enough to make a man want to leave Miami and never look back—until he gets a call from Victoria Lord, the better half of hot loc... read more
Spring 1924. The world has clawed its way back from the ravages of WWI and the Spanish Flu pandemic. The 20's are beginning to roar. Poppy Thornton lives with her Aunt Jo and her excitable cat Maestro in upper-crust Philadelphia. Poppy is determined to make a ... read more
Blue Voyage

Diana Renn

An intricately crafted mystery set in the contemporary Middle East. Zan is a politician’s daughter and an adrenaline junkie. Whether she’s rock climbing or shoplifting, she loves to live on the edge. But she gets more of a rush than she bargained for on a forc... read more

Wiley has 3 reviews





Linda R.

Linda R.

Nov, 2020

Wiley obtained blog postings, giveaways and publicity in a unique, COVID-19 impacted time period. I appreciate his willingness to think outside the box and push the products.
Betty B.

Betty B.

Jul, 2020

I enjoyed working with Wiley, despite the 2020 pandemic's impact on responsiveness overall across the publishing industry. He did a great job for me!
Mark T.

Mark T.

Jul, 2018

I like him a lot. I’m very impressed with his knowledge and efforts. I would recommend him him.

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