Testimonials

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Tyehimba Jess, author of Olio,  2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Poetry, National Book Critics Circle Award, Kingsley Tufts and PEN America Jean Stein Book Award finalist, 2017 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award Winner in Poetry and 2017 Midland Authors Award Winner in Poetry

"Working with Kima Jones helped to put my work in front of audiences I never would have been able to reach.  Her persistence and savvy were critical in spreading the word about Olio to book lovers everywhere.  Jack Jones Literary Arts is a dynamo of hustle and class... I'm so glad to have had the opportunity to work with Kima and watch her enterprise blossom!" 

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Desiree Cooper, author of Know the Mother, 2017 Michigan Notable Book Award Winner; 2017 Midland Authors Award Winner in Adult Fiction; 2016 Midwest Book Award Finalist; 2016 Foreword Indies Book of the Year Award Finalist and Poets and Writers 5 Over 50

"I'm a career journalist and public relations professional. But when it came to promoting my first book, I would have been lost without the meticulous, creative, attentive support of Jack Jones Literary Arts. I had no idea that, in addition to receiving professional promotional services, I was also getting an advocate and a mentor. Kima Jones not only cares about her clients, she cares about writing, and that makes all the difference."

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Rion Amilcar Scott, author of Insurrections, 2017 PEN America Robert W. Bingham Prize for Emerging Fiction Winner 

"Being published by a small university press, I didn't imagine my book would get much attention, but through the work of Jack Jones Literary Arts my book was mentioned and praised alongside major press works. Kima Jones used her vast knowledge of the media to target the right publications and the hits rolled in. The attention allowed me to meet every single goal I had for my book and even some that I didn't dare to imagine."

 


Angie Thomas, author of "Black Lives Matter" debut, The Hate U Give, New York Times Best-Seller

"I feel extremely lucky that Kima was on the publicity team for my debut novel, The Hate U Give. She  absolutely went above and beyond, and the exposure she provided played a key role in the success of my book. As scary as the debut author journey can be, it was a lot less scary for me thanks to her."

And more...

"Kima Jones is a visionary matchmaker between writers and tastemakers. She brings passion, professionalism, and a personal touch to her work, and I'm immensely grateful for how she's helped BinderCon grow to become a "feminist force" (thanks Poets & Writers!) in the literary landscape."  — Leigh Stein, Executive Director of BinderCon

"Hiring Jack Jones Literary Arts to publicize my young adult debut novel was the best decision I could make. Kima Jones has an understanding of the publishing industry that few can replicate. She tailored a course of action to promote my book that went beyond my own expectations."  — Lilliam Rivera, author of The Education of Margot Sanchez

"Kima Jones is a force in literature both creatively and culturally, which means she is an adept tastemaker and a voice to be reckoned with. If you are ready to amplify your work and boldly secure its place in the world, you will find no better partner to support your endeavor than Jack Jones Literary Arts."  — Khadijah Queen, author of I'm So Fine and Black Peculia

"Kima Jones is savvy, creative, and fearless.  The title “publicist” doesn’t capture what she does. Kima’s a strategist and connector, a rebel who makes things happen. If you’re an author, you want her in your corner." — Nina Revoyr, author of  Lost Canyon, Southern California Independent Booksellers Association Award finalist

Best publicist ever! — Natalie Baszile, author of Queen Sugar