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-- Reza Aslan, author of No god but God

"Thank you for an amazing job. When I look at the list of things you've accomplished in such a short time, I'm not just impressed -– I'm astonished. You've helped the book find its audience, which is exactly what I'd hoped for. Like a little boat on the vast sea of the Internet, you've helped pilot this small Web site right to people who might be most interested in seeing it come over their horizon. It's been a pleasure working with you, not only because you were fun to work with, but also because you delivered more than I imagined was possible."
-- Alan Alda, author of Never Have Your Dog Stuffed

"John Burke of FSB Associates has done a fabulous job setting up the Sue Grafton Web site. His enthusiasm and imaginative design concepts have made the site both appealing and informative. The Web site is a terrific marketing tool and provides an attractive, friendly forum for interacting with my readers."
-- Sue Grafton, author of many #1 The New York Times bestsellers

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-- Melissa Francis, author of Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter

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-- Dr. Arthur Agaston, author of The South Beach Diet

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-- Evan Marshall and Martha Jewett, authors of The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing

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-- Richard Rushfield, author of American Idol

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-- Tony Wagner, author of The Global Achievement Gap

"FSB Associates delivered great results for my book. In this age of digital nuance, FSB leads the way with getting the right eyes on your book and then amplifying the effects of each placement through the skillful use of social media. I was in the hands of professionals with every interaction beginning with Fauzia. They were transparent with me and never promised what they could not deliver. They also brought me into contact with people and platforms that demonstrated how well they study the ever changing landscape of book promotion. I am thankful to have had such a wonderful business partner by my side and will be sure to bring them my second book!"
-- Daniel Forrester, author of Consider

"When I first started looking at book promotion options, everyone I asked said "you should talk to FSB." That was good advice. My co-author and I have worked with Fauzia and her FSB team on three book projects now, and they've always done a great job at getting our work out there."
-- Scott Bittle, author of Who Turned Out the Lights?

"Thanks for all your wonderful work getting the word out on The Nighttime Novelist! It was a real pleasure working with everyone at FSB."
-- Joseph Bates, author of The Nighttime Novelist

"The people at FSB know their business and do it marvelously well. With enthusiasm and discernment, they augmented my publisher's marketing with their own web-based publicity campaign that quickly and effectively spread word of my book. Accessible, good-natured, and thoroughly professional, the staff always took the time to explain their efforts and answer my questions. I strongly recommend them to anyone seeking to raise their profile on the web."
-- Thad Carhart, author of Across the Endless River

"I unequivocally would recommend FSB to any author looking to publicize his or her book. Thanks to FSB, my book was reviewed or mentioned hundreds and hundreds of time on websites that were not yet even on my radar screen. Beyond receiving this exposure, FSB pushed me beyond my comfort zone to become a featured blogger by writing brief articles on subjects that I was passionate about, resulting in more exposure for me, and ultimately for my book. In short, my experience with this company was exceptional." 
-- Leslie Gilbert-Lurie, author of Bending Toward the Sun

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-- Joe Calloway, author of Becoming A Category of One

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-- Roberta Temes, author of Solace

"I really have been happy with FSB and I think you have been hugely helpful for me in achieving my goals with this book. I want to thank you, all your folks, and especially Caitlin, for doing such a good job." 
-- Kirsten Olson, author of Wounded by School

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-- Richard Benjamin, author of Searching for Whitopia

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-- Bob Greene, author of Duty

"We could not be more pleased with [FSB's] work in placing our book on websites and getting us wide exposure on the Internet. He designed a thorough and highly professional strategy that is still bringing in results. Well done!"
-- Sandra Blakeslee and Matthew Blakeslee, co-authors of The Body Has a Mind of Its Own

". . . your efforts have increased my readership exponentially. Isn't the web an amazing community. And it grows more amazing every day. I appreciate the prompt and professional manner in which you carried out this project."
-- Gail Godwin, author of Queen of the Underworld

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"FSB Associates did a remarkable job of bringing my novel A Nail Through the Heart to the attention of online reviewers and also of disseminating to other Websites material I'd developed for my own. Given the dwindling amount of newspaper and magazine review space available these days, I'd strongly suggest that any writer give serious consideration to working with Fauzia and her fine crew."
-- Timothy Hallinan, author of A Nail Through the Heart

"Fauzia's company and staff delivered on everything promised and more. I have had a number of PR companies and FSB is far and away the best. I would recommend FSB to any author looking to raise awareness for their book."
-- John Chappelear, author of The Daily Six

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-- Sumbul Ali-Karamali, author of The Muslim Next Door

"Just wanted to thank you . . . for the wonderful campaign your company has run for my book. I have been working with Caitlin mostly for the past 8 weeks and found her to be very enthusiastic, efficient and prompt. She did an excellent job of getting my articles placed in the right hands and obtained several interviews for me. I wish her, and your company all the very best in your future endeavours."
-- Dr. Shobha S. Krishnan, author of The HPV Vaccine Controversy

"Fauzia Burke and her colleagues at FSB Associates are extremely resourceful and competent. They know all the websites that are appropriate for the books they market, and they have a high success rate in getting excerpts and reviews posted. My book sales have increased impressively, both on Amazon and in bookstores, thanks to the efforts of Fauzia and Anna."
-- Felicia Kliment, author of Eat Right for Your Metabolism

". . . you are superb. The best. I appreciate everything that you have done on behalf of the book. Superb follow through on all details. Thank you so much!"
-- Jana Klauer M.D., author of How the Rich Get Thin

"Fauzia Burke and her team at FSB did a wonderful job at getting Fast Profits in Hard Times covered extensively all over the Internet. FSB knows about influential bloggers and websites that most people would never know about, and they only approach bloggers who would be interested in my book. That is why they produce such extensive coverage. If you want to get your book known on the Web today, have the FSB team on your side!"
--Jordan E. Goodman, America's Money Answers Man and author of Fast Profits in Hard Times

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-- Kris Saknussemm, author of Zanesville: A Novel

"As a first-time novelist I was filled with excitement as I awaited the release of my work in print. With it, came something new -- the challenge of promoting the book. FSB Associates has done an outstanding job helping me meet that challenge! From the creation of a truly unique website to an astonishing Internet campaign, the FSB team excelled. During the process they demonstrated exemplary professionalism accompanied by something which was greatly appreciated. A warm, personal touch. Overall, an exceptional performance."
-- Thomas O'Callaghan, author of Bone Thief

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-- Stephanie Lessing, author of She's Got Issues

"FSB Associates was consistently responsive and supportive throughout our engagement. I felt confident that [they were] working for my novel's best interest. . . . I've been stunned by the number of reviews [they] secured. Although I know it was a matter of luck, these reviews are overwhelmingly positive and gave me hope for the paperback's potential. No question -- I would recommend FSB Associates to other writers."
-- Ronlyn Domingue, author of The Mercy of Thin Air

"Fauzia Burke is patient, sensitive, literate, and gifted with a fine eye for design. I was initially dubious when my publisher suggested that a web site about one of my books be created -- I feared something commercial or out of sync with the book's character -- but the restraint and meticulousness of Fauzia's work rapidly dispelled my doubts."
-- Anne Fadiman, author of The New York Times bestseller The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

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-- Maura Conlon-McIvor, author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller FBI Girl: How I Learned to Crack My Father's Code

"This is just great. Thank you so much. Lewis and I agree that you have done a wonderful job. We appreciate all that you have done for the Web publicity of our book. I hope that we can work together again."
-- Gail Wyatt, author of No More Clueless Sex

"Working with FSB has been both professionally and personally rewarding. The dedication of the team is amazing and the placements on the Internet have been thorough, imaginative and timely. Not to mention that the people on the team are warm and sensitive and dynamic!"
-- Stephanie Gertler, author of The Puzzle Bark Tree

"FSB Associates helped to dramatically increase the Web exposure of my second novel (The God Particle) compared to my first. Thanks to Fauzia Burke for helping my work find a relevant audience."
-- Richard Cox, author of The God Particle

"So far, I have found my involvement with FSB to be by far the most rewarding of any publicist I have worked with."
-- Sylvia Brown, author of The Post Pregnancy Handbook

"You did an amazing job placing our book. It's everywhere now! Before, when I did a search for the book, it had about 4 hits; now it has so many!! It's really, very impressive. Thank you so much for all of your hard work."
-- Amy Coughlin and Caryn Abramowitz, authors of Cross Cultural Adoption: How To Answer Questions from Family, Friends & Community

"Fauzia presented my book to a great array of new sources on the internet. I see it everywhere, and what's more, I am seeing some incredible results in sales. She has given my book a life that it wouldn't have had. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to bring their product to the forefront of people's thinking."
-- Dr. George Weinberg, author of Why Men Won't Commit

"Thank you so much for the incredible job you did of promoting Quietus! Imagine my delight to find featured placements, reviews and listings all over the web, all attributed to your efforts. I hope my next novel will fall into such adept and career building hands. I am forever indebted!"
-- Vivian Schilling, author of Quietus

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-- Leslie Caine, author of Death by Inferior Design

"FSB Associates jumped right into promoting my book online and delivered spectacular results. Besides contributing to higher sales of my book, I also noticed an appreciable increase in the traffic to my web site as a result of their efforts. They were supportive and responsive throughout the assignment, and I would not hesitate to recommend them."
-- Susan Jeffers, Ph.D., author of Embracing Uncertainty

"It was a true pleasure working with such professionals."
-- Carol Ummel Lindquist, Ph.D., author of Happily Married With Kids: It's Not Just a Fairy Tale

"What a wonderful job you did! Thank you so much for your diligence and your expertise. Because of you, I feel well represented on the web to women and couples who have had miscarriage and might benefit from my book. You, too, have been a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend you to anyone wanting to market a book or similar product on the web."
-- Dr. Henry Lerner, author of Miscarriage: Why It Happens and How Best to Reduce Your Risks

"I've heard it said that cyberspace is the last frontier. Well, I could not have found two better guides to lead me into that Promised Land than Fauzia and John Burke. They have created a wonderful Web site for me, an imaginative and interactive bridge between writer and reader. Thanks to their web wizardry, it is now possible to take a medieval Penman pilgrimage into the millennium!"
-- Sharon Kay Penman, author of Cruel as the Grave

"I just hope you understand how much I appreciate your work. The Playboy spot is quite a coup, as I've read that they get more than 5 million hits a day. So, I think your services were the best possible investment I could have made for this book. The list of placements you've secured is very impressive and gives my book wonderful exposure. Thank you."
-- Mitch Roberson, author of Getting It On: A Condom Reader