About Rick

Best Selling Author, Publisher and Speaker


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 18 books including Author101, 250 Rules of Business, 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, Mayor Ed Koch, Howard Stern, President Jimmy Carter, Sophia Loren, Smokey Robinson, Nelson DeMille, Barbara Bush, Jackie Collins, Arnold Palmer, Yogi Berra, Whoppi Goldberg, Vanessa Redgrave, Charlton Heston, Henry Kissinger, Bill Parcells, Larry King, Don Shula, Walter Cronkite, Jack Canfield, Martha Stewart, William Shatner, Nicholas Sparks, Maya Angelou, Malcolm Gladwell, 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 Stephanie


"There are only ten people who understand and have mastered the book publishing process - Rick Frishman is one of them - I have counseled him, listened to him, and watched the books he promoted turn to gold. If you're looking for someone to take your book to the promised land, I promise that Rick Frishman is the rocket ship that will take you there."

Jeffrey Gitomer, King, Buy Gitomer, Inc

"When I talk about excellence in the book promotion and publicity industry, the first name I always say is Rick Frishman! He is absolutely the tip of the top and the cream of the crop! He walks his talk and does what he says he will do and gets results, but most importantly he is a gentleman and a scholar! I highly recommend Rick Frishman!"

Willie Jolley, President, Willie Jolley Worldwide