Keri-Rae Barnum

Keri-Rae Barnum is the Executive Director of New Shelves Books, one of the largest book sales and marketing content providers in the US. A sought-after publishing expert, Keri works with both traditional and indie press authors on creative marketing campaigns to achieve their goals.

She is a trusted authority in book marketing, speaking to numerous writing and publishing groups each year. Some of her favorite conference collaborations have been with IBPA, Future in Publishing, Women in Publishing, Crime Bake and Moonlight & Magnolias.

Her career has been largely focused on working with bookstores and libraries as well as digital and Print On Demand platforms. She loves teaching authors “the ropes” and spends a large portion of her time working on education and sharing her knowledge with the writing and publishing communities. A favorite venue for this is the New Shelves Books advice vlog, 

Outside of office hours Keri spends her time wrangling her two children and energetic IrishDoodle puppy with the help of her husband. A military veteran spouse and avid cook, she enjoys traveling as often as possible; but when she can’t hop on a plane, a good book is her favorite escape. Follow Keri on Instagram at @keribarnum for a glimpse into her other life.



Keri Can Answer ANY Question About Publishing…. Check her out in her role as Host of Free Advice Friday!


From book distribution to social media marketing, Keri's knowledge and coaching has been an invaluable asset to my work as an author. I would personally give Keri the highest of praise ... and I am a very particular person.
Patricia Reynolds
Author of the Keeper of the Soul series
What I love most about Keri ... is that she is passionate about what she does and she strives to learn and stay ahead of the curve in an industry that is changing at hyper-speed.
Alex Hayes
Author of The Chameleon Effect series
I have been fortunate to work with Keri-Rae Barnum. She is a wealth of knowledge, quickly grasps the salient points of any issue, has excellent communication skills, and is a true professional. Keri has provided me with invaluable guidance and support throughout the launching and promotion of my book.
Fred Stuvek
Fred Stuvek
Best-selling author of It Starts With You