Scott Manning

CEO, Scott Manning & Associates

For more than 30 years, Scott Manning has created and implemented public relations campaigns for a wide variety of authors and literary organizations. His experience includes special events planning and media placement via long-standing contacts with print and online journalists, book reviewers and broadcast producers.  Early in his career, he ran publicity departments at Harper & Row, Avon Books and William Morrow.  In 1995, he started Scott Manning & Associates.  Since then, his company has been responsible for campaigns that helped put ten books on The New York Times bestseller list including Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden, Charlie Wilson’s War by George Crile, several books by P.J. O’Rourke and, most recently, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben.  He also worked with Sy Montgomery on The Soul of an Octopus, a 2015 finalist for the National Book Award.  Manning is the founder of The Books for a Better Life Awards and serves on the Board and Executive Committee of The MacDowell Colony.