I began our professional relationship with high expectations. And I am pleased to report that the Saima Agency has surpassed those expectations. You have repeatedly proven dedication, persistence and resourcefulness that has helped to secure the right publicity at the right time. From the outset, I have sensed that your interest in and enthusiasm for my book and my career go way beyond any contractual obligation—that you truly are “in my corner”. — Daniel Kalla, author of The Far Side of the Sky
My book came out in 2009 and after a coast-to-coast tour and more arranged by my publisher, I wanted to give the book a “second wind” in the fall of 2010. I was delighted with the blog tour Diane arranged. All of the blogs she “pitched” were quality blogs, some I would describe as “boutique,” while others have truly massive readerships. As a result of her efforts, my novel received several new reviews, I was able to post numerous excerpts and other brief articles about the novel, and provide several new interviews . .. Diane has been a pleasure to work with: always straightforward, timely, and professional. Out of ten stars, I give her eleven! — C.M. Mayo, author of The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire and Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja Califonia, the Other Mexico
I thought Diane was worth her weight in gold. She really knows the blog world…She delivers what she says she will do. — Catherine Gildiner, New York Times bestselling author of Too Close to the Falls and After the Falls: Coming of Age in the 60s
As editor of Wonders & Marvels and as an author myself, I’ve had a chance to see first-hand the care and professionalism that Diane takes in her work. I have recommended her to more well-published writers than I can count. — Holly Tucker, author of Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution (a 2011 finalist for the LA Times Book Prize in Science and Technology).
Recently, to create a stronger brand image, I hired the Saima Agency to redesign my book. I’ve been working with Diane and knew her to be brilliant, conscientious, and market-savvy, so I had high hopes for the project. The agency, the work, the artists—Patrick and Kris—positively blew me away! Diane was intimately involved, from vision through implementation, assuring that the project stayed on track, and offering invaluable assistance and advice. Patrick, a successful, longtime marketing copywriter who has worked with major publishers, wrote a vivid, dynamic description in powerful prose that captures the heart of the book. Kris, an immensely talented artist with work on display in museums, created stunning interior and gorgeous cover designs. As typically happens, the final days were intense. Yet, with Diane’s oversight and the team’s patience and professionalism, I never once felt pressured or stressed. The agency’s prices were very reasonable and because Diane and her artists consulted with and listened to me, the final design reflects my vision, while taking the book to a level I never could have reached or imagined on my own! Thank you, Saima Agency, from the bottom of my heart!! The magnificent Saima team rocks my world! — Terri Giuliano Long, author of In Leah’s Wake (winner, Indie Reader Discovery Awards; 2012 Global eBook award for Popular Literature, Fiction)
I’ve been introduced to a wealth of outstanding and talented authors thanks to the Saima Agency! The quality of books for review never fails to impress me. — Jenn’s Bookshelves blog
Diane Saarinen is a miracle-worker. She’s fast and efficient, a pleasure to work with. Her extensive experience and contacts open doors into the influential world of book bloggers. When it comes to setting up a blog tour, there’s no one better…but her talents go beyond that. She’s the publicist you’ve always wanted…and one that your in-house publicist will welcome. – Sandra Gulland, bestselling author of the Josephine B. Trilogy and Mistress of the Sun