Janis, I recommend that you talk to her about the fees and your budget. It's possible that something can be worked out. She's a lovely woman and has done very well for our authors. I feel her fees are reasonable for what she gives the author.Thanks to everyone for your wonderful advice and feedback. It's so helpful. I spoke with Annie Jennings today and I really liked her. Her specialty is radio and she guarantees her services. I'd like some comments on fees. One of her packages is $5,000 which she guarantees 10 radio interviews or more on top shows in the top 35 markets in the country. Also included in the price is coaching on how to be an effective interviewee on a radio show. Any comments on this since I have no idea what publicists charge?
Thanks, priceless1, for your info. Very helpful indeed. Our book has a national release and a national topic which is why her national radio package peaked my interest. The book is about kids with life threatening illnesses -- one in 7 kids is diagnosed with some sort of serious illness. We have some impressive endorsements including Make-A-Wish and the National Institutes of Health. We talked about a couple of the kids featured in the book appearing on the shows with us.
Hi Cathy,Well, from her website, it appears she mostly reps NF stuff, like self-help and the like. I found the "Testimonials" page a little odd. I suppose some of them are her clients, but it seems strange to include some of the other comments. I was expecting something more along the lines of:
Milton Kahn Associates
Generally a publicist is extremely proud of their clients and tout them loud and long on their website. The ones on Jennings's site seems a bit . . . low-key. It might be that's her style. But you might also want to take a look at this list to see if someone else might suit you better, since you found one negative already. Naturally, you'll have to vet the other ones too, so check out the clients to see who they rep that is similar to your book.
Hi Janice,Does anyone know anything about Annie Jennings? I've only found one negative article on her and it was pretty negative. The rest of the info I found was pretty positive.