Testimonials

Roma Khetarpal

Author of the award-winning book, THE “PERFECT” PARENT

“I was referred to Jessica by a renowned literary agent. I was impressed by the time she took in getting to know me and my project BEFORE she committed to representing my work. As a new author, I really appreciated, her guidance and the targeted PR strategy that she used to align with the launch of my book.Jessica pays attention to every detail–using her industry contacts and experience to maneuver through the complicated new world of marketing a book. Alongside being empathetic and having a meticulous work ethic, she is highly motivated and an extremely talented communicator–returning every phone call and email in a timely fashion! It is a pleasure and honor to work with someone who has the whole package–intelligence, expertise, humility and humor!”

Robert Goldberg

Author of TABLOID MEDICINE

“Jessica is simply terrific. She is professional, inventive and supportive. I want to write another book just so I can work with her again!”

Bernie Siegel

M.D., bestselling author of PRESCRIPTIONS FOR LIVING

“… Jessica Jonap generated publicity for my most recent book. The results were greatly appreciated as they included nationally syndicated shows and online chats. Other events were integrated into my travel and lecture appearances for local publicity via area stations and newspapers. There were other specialized mailings and attention-getters that she diligently worked on, at all times keeping me well-informed and coordinating her work with my ideas and my life. She is easy to talk to, has a sense of humor, is very cooperative, open to new ideas, a hard worker and easy to work with.”

Dan Wakefield

Author of HOW DO WE KNOW WHEN IT’S GOD?

“”Working with Jessica was the best and most productive experience I have had as an author with any public relations/press-promotion person, and I am speaking as a veteran of forty years of writing, including eighteen books, from novels to non-fiction. Jessica’s hard work and creative, intelligent approach led to many publicity breakthroughs for me, most notably, a three-page feature on me and the new book in People magazine. I hope to work with Jessica on any future project I have, whether books, movies or any other project that needs to be made known to the public. I would — and do — recommend her highly to anyone who wants the best.”

Douglas Coupland

bestselling author of GENERATION X

“It’s always a pleasure to work with Jessica Jonap. She worked Trojan-like to spread word about the book and I doubt she left any stone unturned.”

Shireen Dodson

author of THE MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB: How Ten Busy Mothers and Daughters Came Together to Talk, Laugh, and Learn Through Their Love of Reading

“When Jessica knocked on the doors, they all opened. One could not have asked for a better publicist. I always felt that Jessica not only believed in my book but that she also believed in me and my ability to handle the media appearances. She made me feels special, always taking into consideration my personal needs and wishes no matter how large or small. I will forever be grateful for the care and attention Jessica afforded every aspect of my extremely successful publicity campaign”
“Jessica did a wicked good job of opening up my book to the public.”

– Gregory Maguire
New York Times bestselling author of WICKED

“If I were an author looking to promote my book or a publisher looking to bring on someone from outside my house, I can think of no one better than Jessica Jonap for the job. I have worked with her as a bookseller promoting an author she represented and, also, as a collaborator on The Miami Book Fair International, and it’s clear that there is no one better. We’ve been very fortunate to have Jessica as part of our South Florida literary community and I recommend her for any position that she seeks.”

– Mitchell Kaplan
co-founder of Miami Book Fair and founder of Books & Books

“Jessica has proven to be the best publicist I have ever worked with–with no close second. As the author of seven books and four national bestsellers, I have considerable experience working with different publicists. Jessica shines above the rest. She is enthusiastic, resourceful, persistent, and dedicated to doing the best possible job. She possesses a towering competence and a delightful personality. She is an unusually clear thinker and communicator. She follows through.”

– Harriet Lerner Ph.D
Clinical Psychologist, New York Times bestselling author of THE DANCE OF ANGER and THE MOTHER DANCE

“If I were an author looking to promote my book or a publisher looking to bring on someone from outside my house, I can think of no one better than Jessica Jonap for the job. I have worked with her as a bookseller promoting an author she represented and, also, as a collaborator on The Miami Book Fair International, and it’s clear that there is no one better. We’ve been very fortunate to have Jessica as part of our South Florida literary community and I recommend her for any position that she seeks.”

– Kari Lizer
creator of the Emmy Award-winning show, New Adventures of Old Christine and author of AREN’T YOU FORGETTING SOMEONE?

“Jessica Jonap has all the right qualities of an excellent publicist. She’s creative, thorough, and professional. I’ve known and worked with Jessica for twenty years, and I have seen her leave no stone unturned to get the word out about her projects. She will work with you to tailor the publicity campaign to your needs, while bringing a wealth of experience and creative ideas to further the cause. She is simply one of the best publicists working today.”

– Kara Welsh
President, EVP Ballentine Bantam Dell, Random House

“Jessica is a writer’s dream. She is brilliant, thorough, generous, professional and charming. The effort she puts into one’s book makes you feel as if you are her sole client (which you aren’t); her attention to detail is impressive. She is so good to know, professionally and personally. Jessica is the best of the best.”

– Whitney Otto
bestselling author of ART FOR THE LADYLIKE

“All book publicists promise you the moon. Jessica Jonap was the first I met who actually delivered. She got me on “Talk of the Nation,” “Nightline,” arranged a Q & A in Parade magazine and much more. And she’s a delight to work with. Five stars!”

– Dan Hurley
Author of DIABETES RISING

“It was such a pleasure to work with Jessica, and I recommend her wholeheartedly to any authors getting ready for a book launch and looking for help with publicity. She worked tirelessly to generate coverage for my book, setting her sights high with national media and also researching diligently to target niche publications in my category of science/environment. She had success with both, utilizing her own great contacts and coming up with new ones too. She was always available to provide smart advice and guidance, and showed a great deal of flexibility and creativity, adjusting her publicity strategy when my publisher encountered printing delays that caused a postponement of my release date. Jessica got me some great media hits — radio, news sites, podcasts and blogs. I’m so grateful for her help and glad I had the opportunity to work with her.”

– Beth Gardiner
Author of CHOKED

“The School of Life, based in London, hired Jessica to spearhead the U.S. launch of The School of Life: An Emotional Education, at the recommendation of our book distributor, Consortium. During our five months working with Jessica (we ended up extended our initial contract with her), she was flexible and easy to work with, creative, diligent and open to new ideas. She took the time to learn our business, understand and help us reach our publicity goals. She is passionate about her work and it shows. Jessica was thorough with media follow-up and worked tirelessly to garner top national coverage for the book, from People Magazine to Brainpickings to NY Magazine’s The Cut. She also planted many publicity seeds for future book coverage. Jessica is a skilled writer and communicator. She sent The School of Life team regular detailed progress updates and participated in conference calls with our staff. I recommend her wholeheartedly for any book publicity campaign and hope to work with her again.”

– Lizzie Dolin
Marketing Director, THE SCHOOL OF LIFE

“I have had the distinct pleasure and honor of working with Jessica Jonap for almost 20 years and I have never met a publicist as smart, tenacious, creative, and dedicated. From her unique campaign strategies to her strong writing to her targeted media approach, Jessica leaves no stone unturned in garnering the best publicity for her clients. What’s more, she does it all with charm, warmth, and a fabulous sense of humor. Any publisher or author would be lucky to have Jessica Jonap on their team.”

– Jill Siegel
Founder of Jill Siegel Public Relations and former Associate Director of Publicity at Free Press, Simon & Schuster

“After an extensive search for publicists in my subject area, I hired to Jessica Jonap to help with the promotion of my book prior to the holiday season—a difficult task since the book had been on the market for eight months and many of the publicity venues had been explored already. Jessica worked tirelessly and was quite effective in identifying the “sweet spot” for new audiences and arranging numerous contacts for blogs, reviews, and radio interviews. It was hard to keep up with the prodigious amount of new and valuable opportunities she uncovered. She reached high and put my book and message in the hands of many influencers, editors, and radio hosts. She is thoughtful, professional, energetic, organized, and a great communicator. I am very pleased to work with Jessica and have great trust in her skills and guidance.”

– David Ulrich
Author of ZEN CAMERA

“Jessica is simply terrific. She is professional, inventive and supportive. I want to write another book just so I can work with her again!”

– Robert Goldberg
Author of TABLOID MEDICINE

“I was referred to Jessica by a renowned literary agent. I was impressed by the time she took in getting to know me and my project BEFORE she committed to representing my work. As a new author, I really appreciated, her guidance and the targeted PR strategy that she used to align with the launch of my book.Jessica pays attention to every detail–using her industry contacts and experience to maneuver through the complicated new world of marketing a book. Alongside being empathetic and having a meticulous work ethic, she is highly motivated and an extremely talented communicator–returning every phone call and email in a timely fashion! It is a pleasure and honor to work with someone who has the whole package–intelligence, expertise, humility and humor!”

– Roma Khetarpal
Author of the award-winning book, THE “PERFECT” PARENT

“Jessica Jonap will do what she says she is going to do. She will do it on time, and often she will deliver more than she promised. In our first conversation, she told me, “I believe that people lead you to people,” and the people Jessica respects are the ones you want to know—and have know about you. In representing me and my book, she was professional, articulate, intelligent, and thoughtful—with a great sense of humor to boot. To take someone on as a client, she must believe in the story. So if you are fortunate enough to pass her vetting, you can be confident in her work.”

– Laura Lee Huttenbach
Author of THE BOY IS GONE

“Working with Jessica was the best and most productive experience I have had as an author with any public relations/press-promotion person, and I am speaking as a veteran of forty years of writing, including eighteen books, from novels to non-fiction. Jessica’s hard work and creative, intelligent approach led to many publicity breakthroughs for me, most notably, a three-page feature on me and the new book in People magazine. I hope to work with Jessica on any future project I have, whether books, movies or any other project that needs to be made known to the public. I would — and do — recommend her highly to anyone who wants the best.”

– Dan Wakefield
Author of HOW DO WE KNOW WHEN IT’S GOD?

“Jessica Jonap generated publicity for my most recent book. The results were greatly appreciated as they included nationally syndicated shows and online chats. Other events were integrated into my travel and lecture appearances for local publicity via area stations and newspapers. There were other specialized mailings and attention-getters that she diligently worked on, at all times keeping me well-informed and coordinating her work with my ideas and my life. She is easy to talk to, has a sense of humor, is very cooperative, open to new ideas, a hard worker and easy to work with.”

– Bernie Siegel M.D.
New York Times bestselling author of PRESCRIPTIONS FOR LIVING