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Publicity

Jack Jones Literary Arts creates customized literary campaigns including: strategy development, social media consultations, online media outreach, press kit development, speaking and launch engagements, and social media planning. Jack Jones provides both primary and supplemental publicity services.

To learn more about publicity services and pricing, write to Kima with a book project summary and e-galley, if available, at kima@jackjonesliteraryarts.com. We are currently reading for 2019 and 2020 and are especially looking for commercial fiction, literary fiction and YA novels. We also have a special interest in cook books.

At this time, Jack Jones Literary Arts does not publicize self-published authors or children's picture book authors, including middle grade books. We do not publicize inspirational books, religious texts, self-help, or business books. We are publicizing poetry collections by invitation only.

Learn more about Kima's work through Jack Jones by reading these features at the Los Angeles Times, Bitch MagazinePoets and Writers Magazine, Refinery 29NPR Code Switch, The RootNylon MagazineBisou Elle, Essence Magazine, LA Times, Girl Boss, Bitch Magazine and Hannah Magazine.

Current Campaigns

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If life is but a series of movements, then what are the desires that might lead someone to momentarily lose all control? CAREEN asks translucent questions about the nature of a desire, the systematic conditions that delimit it, the personal lineages tethered to it, and the consequences of uninhibited longing. Any hunger for a habitable dwelling calls back to a long history of displacement. Then “eventually, every color careens into its own lack,” and the carte blanche of whiteness is deftly and violently overturned, pulled into a political cosmos where sexuality is racialized, traumas are systematically generated, and personal language a project of immigration. CAREEN is a love note plunging headlong into its objects of unattainable desire.

Jack Jones Literary Arts is publicizing CAREEN.

 

At night, Las Mal Criadas own these streets. 

Nalah leads the fiercest all-girl crew in Mega City. That roles brings with it violent throw downs and access to the hottest boydega clubs, but the sixteen-year-old grows weary of the life. Her dream is to get off the streets and make a home in the exclusive Mega Towers, in which only a chosen few get to live. To make it to the Mega towers, Nalah must prove her loyalty to the city's benevolent founder and cross the border in a search for a mysterious gang the Ashé Ryders. Led by a reluctant guide, Nalah battles other crews and her own doubts, but the closer she gets to her goal, the more she loses sight of everything—and everyone— she cares about.

Nalah must do the unspeakable to get what she wants—a place to call home. But is a home just where you live? Or who you choose to protect?

Read an exclusive excerpt of Dealing in Dreams at Teen Vogue!

Jack Jones Literary Arts is publicizing Dealing in Dreams.

 

Dear Reader:

Imagine that you are an Arab American girl, who was born in the United States, and this happens: The boy sitting across from you in science class casually says that Americans should just bomb the entire Middle East because everyone who lives there is worthless. A friend posts a “poem” on social media that says: God made roses/ God made violets/ God made Arabs/ God makes mistakes. Your classmates dress up as terrorists for Halloween and introduce themselves to the class as Mohammad, which is your father’s name.These experiences—and others—happened to Jasmine Warga. When she was growing up, Jasmine saw so little positive representation of Arab American characters in books and other media that she became ashamed of her own culture. As an adult, she learned to feel proud of it again. By writing Jude in Other Words for Home, she wanted readers to see a girl who is just like them, struggling with the same issues that every middle schooler faces. But Jude has the added challenge of coming from a country that is constantly in the news and is portrayed as a violent, dangerous place. What is it like to be that girl? To leave everything and everyone you know behind to start a whole new life with relatives in the United States? To have to learn a new language and make all new friends? That is what Jude faces in this story.

Jack Jones Literary Arts is publicizing Other Words for Home.

Past Campaigns

Dolen Perkins-Valdez's Balm, strategic publicity in Los Angeles, 2015.

Kimbilio Fiction, strategic and cultural publicity and event planning in Minneapolis, Washington DC, Brooklyn, Dallas and Houston, 2015.

Naomi Jackson's The Star Side of Bird Hill, cultural publicity and tour planning in Washington DC, Los Angeles, Seattle, Oakland and Decatur, 2015.

Tananarive Due's Ghost Summer, launch party and strategic publicity in Los Angeles, 2015.

Nina Revoyr's Lost Canyon, strategic publicity in Los Angeles, 2015.

Tanwi Nandini Islam's Bright Lines, national strategic and cultural publicity, national tour planning 2015.

Elissa Blount Moorhead's P is for Pussy, strategic publicity and event planning in Baltimore, Brooklyn and Philadelphia, 2015-2016.

Desiree Cooper's Know the Mother, strategic and cultural publicity and national tour planning, 2016.

Strategic publicity and planning for Out of the Binder, Inc's LA conference, BinderCon, for women and gender-nonconforming writers, March 19-20, 2016.

Cole Lavalais's Summer of the Cicadas, strategic publicity and national tour planning, 2016.

Tyehimba Jess' Olio, strategic publicity and national and international event planning, 2015-2016.

Dr. Ashaki Jackson's Language Lesson, strategic publicity and launch planning, 2016.

Rion Amilcar Scott's Insurrections, national strategic and cultural publicity and launch planning, 2016.

Natalie Baszile's Queen Sugar, national cultural publicity, 2016. 

Strategic publicity and planning for Out of the Binder, Inc's NYC conference, BinderCon, for women and gender-nonconforming writers, October 29-30, 2016.

Kimbilio Fiction, strategic and cultural publicity and event planning in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Detroit, and Dallas, 2016.

Lilliam Rivera's The Education of Margot Sanchez, national strategic and cultural publicity and launch planning, 2017. 

Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give, supplemental strategic and cultural publicity and launch planning, 2017. 

Khadijah Queen's I'm So Fine: a list of famous men & what I had on, national strategic and cultural publicity and launch planning, 2017. 

Simone John's Testify, limited strategic publicity, 2017.

Dr. Natalie Graham's Begin with a Failed Body, limited strategic publicity and launch planning, 2017.

David Barclay Moore's The Stars Beneath Our Feet, supplemental strategic and cultural publicity and launch planning, 2017. 

Nic Stone's Dear Martin, supplemental strategic and cultural publicity, 2017. 

Aisha Sabatini Sloan's Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit, national strategic and cultural publicity, 2017.

Leesa Cross-Smith's Whiskey and Ribbons, national strategic and cultural publicity, 2018.

Shauna Barbosa's Cape Verdean Blues, national strategic and cultural publicity, 2018.

Natalia Sylvester's Everyone Knows You Go Home, national strategic and cultural publicity, 2018.

Poetry Society of America's Four Quartets Prize, national publicity, 2018.

Renee Simms's Meet Behind Mars, national strategic and cultural publicity, 2018.

Bethany Morrow's MEM, national strategic and cultural publicity, 2018.

Angela Garbes's Like a Mother, west coast marketing, 2018.

Bernice McFadden’s Praise Song for the Butterflies, cultural publicity, 2018.

Janelle Milanes’s Analee, in Real Life, national strategic publicity, 2018.

Ashley Toliver’s Spectra, national strategic and cultural publicity, 2018. 

Donald Quist’s For Other Ghosts, national strategic and cultural publicity, 2018.

May-lee Chai’s Useful Phrases for Immigrants, national strategic and cultural publicity, 2018.