Rick Frishman, Publisher at Union Square Publishing in New York and founder of Planned Television Arts (now called Media Connect), has been one of the leading book publicists in America for over 43 years. Rick works with many of the top book editors, literary agents, and publishers in America, including Simon and Schuster, Harper Collins and Random House.
Rick is Co-author of 19 books including Guerrilla Publicity and Networking Magic.
Union Square Publishing publishes fiction and nonfiction books and looks for authors who believe in giving back. Union Square Publishing gives a portion of every book sold to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
He has worked with hundreds of bestselling authors such as Mitch Albom, Bill Moyers, Stephen King, Caroline Kennedy, Howard Stern, President Jimmy Carter, Sophia Loren, Smokey Robinson, Nelson DeMille, Barbara Bush, Jackie Collins, Arnold Palmer, Yogi Berra, Whoppi Goldberg, Vanessa Redgrave, Henry Kissinger, Bill Parcells, Walter Cronkite, Jack Canfield, Gov. Mario Cuomo, John Grisham, Salmon Rushdie, and Senator John Glenn.
Rick has appeared on hundreds of radio shows and more than a dozen TV shows nationwide, including Oprah, Fox News and Bloomberg TV. He has also been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Selling Power Magazine, New York Post, and scores of other publications.He has appeared on stage with notables such as Sir Richard Branson, The Dalai Lama, T. Harv Eker, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Tony Hsieh, David Bach, Brian Tracy, Zig Ziglar and Brendon Burchard.
Rick has a BFA in acting and directing and a BS in communications from Ithaca College. He is a sought-after lecturer on publishing and public relations. He is founder of Author101University. Author101U has presented over 32 events since 2002.
Rick and his wife Robbi live in Long Island, NY with their Havanese puppy Cody. They have three children: Adam, Rachel, and StephanieBack to the Event