You are ready to get endorsements for your book. You’ve identified your ideal celebrities and influencers. Now it’s time to contact them and make the ask, but you may be wondering how to contact a celebrity for a book endorsment. Here are the top ways to find the contact information of celebrities:
Start with a Google Search
Google is a great resource for finding contact information. Start with a google search. Try being completely literal. Type in ‘email address for Celebrity Name’. We are going to use Barbara Corcoran as our example.
As you can see you get a number of results, including Barbara Corcoran’s own website , which is sure to have a contact form. We’ll save that for later.
In this search you see both RocketReach  and CEOEmail  which claim to give you email addresses. Both are free. It is worth having a look and copying down the email addresses into a file.
Test the email addresses to see if they are valid using this free tool:
In the event you don’t find any email addresses you can try the following:
Find an email address for a staff member at your celebrity’s domain. You can do a Google search, or try a Linkedin search using your celebrity as the company name.
For example: look for any address at @barbaracorcoran.com. From this you can determine the email convention they use. It might be ‘first initial’ and ‘last name’, or ‘first name’ only before the @ sign. You can then substitute your celebrity name in the same format as the email address you found.
How to Contact a Celebrity for a Book Endorsment- Ninja tips:
Address your endorsement request to a few different email addresses at the same time – addresses that you found, or just try a few of the most commonly used email conventions. That way you increase your chances of success, and any email address that is not valid, will send back an email letting you know that.
Add a read receipt- if used, it will let you know the email was received and read.
Use Press Contacts to request celebrity endorsements
Celebrities and high profile people often have a PR firm on retainer or staff. You can typically find their contact info in a press release issued about the celebrity. These releases may be found on the celebrity’s website, or by searching for news about them.
Once you find out the celebrity’s PR contact you can either contact them to ask who to direct an endorsement request to, or just pitch them directly.
Use Contact form on the celebrity website
The contact us form on any website is always available as a way to contact a celebrity, or anyone else. It usually goes to a general mailbox, often opened by an assistant. I have had success using this method to request endorsements, though it’s not my preferred method; I use it only when I can’t find a celebrity email address or press contact name and email address.
Here is why you should ask Barbara Corcoran, or any celebrity for an endorsement. They might just say yes!
In fact, Ms. Corcoran encourages you to request endorsements, and has a dedicated link to make it easy for you.
How to Get Busy Celebrities to Endorse Your Book