Jane Finemore is a broadly and deeply experienced person who has the invaluable knack of making things run smoothly without apparent effort. Nothing rattles her. She is a subtle and thorough planner. With her quick sense of humour and readiness to laugh she made our work together a delight.
With a lifetime of book and publishing knowledge, Jane Finemore is a rare gem who is both extremely efficient and caring.
In all of my dealings with her, Jane showed initiative and strategic thinking. She knew people and worked from an endless bag of tricks assembled through long experience. She was the guide and the sounding board I needed in all sorts of situations.
Jane Finemore is incredibly knowledgeable about all things literary. It has always been a pleasure working with Jane and I’ve seen her passion for the authors she works with, and support of the publishing industry more generally. Jane is warm, generous, efficient, gets great results and is loved by the industry, press and Australian and international writers she has worked with.
Jane really does her homework. She knows every media and festival contact imaginable and is on good terms with them all – and so I have had the best interviews, the largest audiences for the most successfully-arranged speeches in the most suitable venues, and, as a consequence, stellar sales in Australia for all of my books.
Even though I was relatively unknown, Jane gave my first novel (The Anchoress) every opportunity to be recognised widely, and secured appearances, and offers, in almost all of the major Australian literary festivals, as well as interviews across all media. On a personal level, Jane is personable, friendly, and carries her wide experience and knowledge lightly. She offered timely advice without diminishing my own authority or confidence as an author.
Jane is the kind of publicist both authors and media love to work with. She is extremely organised, excellent company, and blessed with good-humoured enthusiasm and a gentle determination.
I have worked with Jane Finemore for many years in the world of Australian publishing. She has always been incredibly efficient and a great pleasure to deal with.