Meet Warwick Associates

Simon Warwick-Smith, President

Simon Warwick-SmithConsultant to a wide variety of publishers, Simon has a twenty-year background involving every aspect of the publishing trade, from publisher to bookstore owner, author and publicist. A well-respected publishing consultant, he founded Warwick Associates in the early 1990’s, and has directed the successful publishing, distribution, sales and publicity activities of both well-known and lesser-known publishers and authors.

In his last corporate position, Simon was Senior Vice-President of Marketing for the third largest master distributor in the United States, where he developed and implemented strategic marketing plans for dozens of publishers.

A frequent speaker and panel host at the Book Expo America (BEA), Simon’s BEA talk on spiritual publishing can be read here. At a recent BEA in New York City Simon chaired a panel: Mind Body Spirit titles: What Editors are Buying.

Simon is also co-author of The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes: Flood, Fire and Famine in the History of Civilization, published by Inner Traditions International. It is the subject of a National Geographic television documentary.

Contact Simon to work with him.

Karen Misuraca, Publicist

Karen MisuracaKaren is a book publicist, travel writer, and public relations specialist who is also the author of:

  • Selling Books in the Bay Area, Lagoon Publications
  • Success Strategies for Retail Selling, editor, Success Strategies, Inc.
  • The California Coast, Voyageur Press
  • Fun with the Family in Northern California, Globe Pequot Press
  • The 100 Best Golf Resorts of the World, Globe Pequot Press
  • Quick Escapes From San Francisco, Globe Pequot Press
  • Our San Francisco, Voyageur Press
  • CitySmart San Francisco, Avalon Travel Publishing

Kate Warwick-Smith, Designer

Kate Warwick-SmithKate has over twenty years of experience in the publishing industry including bookstore management, publicity and book design. Kate does cover design, interior book design and web design for Warwick Associates. She is the author of The Tarot Court Cards: Archetypal Patterns in the Minor Arcana published by Inner Traditions International.

  • Book Publishing and Sales

    "...won Book of the Year Award in Spirituality"

    Literary Agent

    "SIMON WARWICK-SMITH has been an invaluable guide in assisting us in preparing and presenting our books and promotional material to a national audience. In addition, he has helped us determine which avenues and opportunities to follow, saving us costly mistakes.

    One of our books, "STEPS TO KNOWLEDGE: The Book of Inner Knowing," recently won Book of the Year Award in Spirituality. Simon 's guidance played an important role in our achieving this award.

    We are a small non-profit press with a spiritual focus. We operate on very limited resources. Yet given our limitations, Simon has been able to help us focus on the key areas with remarkable insight and efficiency. His expertise covers many facets of the publishing industry and he is spiritually aware. We consider him to be an invaluable member of our team."

    - PATRICIA SUMMERS, New Knowledge Library

    "I've got to say, that you're the best publicist I've seen out there and I work with a few."

    MARSHALL MASTERS, Cut to the Chase Internet Radio