Kew Publicity

Publicity campaigns for books, authors and businesses

About us

Kew Publicity is run by Jane Beaton, a former Head of Publicity at HarperCollins Publishers in London, where she worked for 15 years.  Since it was formed in the summer of 2009 the company has developed successful publicity campaigns for many clients including Simon & Schuster, Bloomsbury, Orion Books, Souvenir Press, Rizzoli, Quirk Books, Allen & Unwin and Quadrille/Hardie Grant.  It also works with authors who are self-publishing in areas such as sport, food and drink, and lifestyle.

Kew Publicity is involved with the Guildford Book Festival, scheduling the programme of events and handling the day-to-day running.  It has also handled the publicity for  Literary Festivals and Book Awards, including the London Sports Writing Festival, and the British Sports Book Awards,and has acted in a consultancy role for books such as the autobiographies of Roy Keane (for Weidenfield & Nicolson) and Nigel Mansell (for Simon & Schuster).

Among the books promoted are Beware of the Dog, Brian Moore’s award-winning autobiography;  Chasing Shadows: The Life and Death of Peter Roebuck, which won the Cricket Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards and was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year;   Finding Me, the memoir of Cleveland kidnap victim, Michelle Knight,  Penelope Leach’s ground-breaking book, Family Breakdown, the inspirational  Welcome To Biscuit Land, based on the successful blog of Jessica Thom who has Tourette’s Syndrome, Ian Doescher’s ingenious retelling of the Star Wars story in iambic pentameters, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, and Rose Petal Jam, a Polish cookbook and memoir from first-time authors, Beata Zatorska and Simon Target.

Jane has previously run publicity campaigns for books with high-profile authors such as David Beckham, Lewis Hamilton, Stephen Fry, Alan Whicker, Gordon Ramsay, U2, Gene Wilder, and Baroness Julia Neuberger, as well as a posthumous novel by J R R Tolkien.


Previous Books

William Shakespeare’s STAR WARS by Ian Doescher

Ian Doescher
William Shakespeare’s STAR WARS


Christine Walkden

Welcome to Biscuit Land by Jessica Thom

Jessica Thom
with Foreword by Stephen Fry
Welcome to Biscuit Land

Out of Bounds: Legendary Tales from the19th Hole by Sam Torrance

Sam Torrance
Out of Bounds: Legendary Tales from the19th Hole

LivWise: Easy Recipes for a Healthy, Happy Life by Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John
LivWise: Easy Recipes for a Healthy, Happy Life