Caroline is super smart, warm, witty and professional. She is the best person to have in your corner, especially if you are a newbie in the writing world! She delivers over and above what is asked for and opens amazing doors for her clients.
I am extremely grateful for her generosity and expertise. Under The African Sun has benefited hugely and so have I.
I would recommend Caroline’s services highly and without reservation!
~ Gail Gilbride
Author of Under the African Sun
Having self-published my book, Way out in India, with only foggy ideas about how to advertise it, I signed with Caroline Konstant to introduce it to the market. And what an excellent move that was!
Aside from her long experience in the field and her wide range of connections, Caroline is dedicated, organised and thoroughly professional. From the outset she clarifies precisely what she offers, then introduces the book to specific contacts in the media where it is most likely to meet with success.
After sending my book to various print publications and radio stations, I was interviewed numerous times and to date have had reviews about the book published in various publications that have reached thousands of readers.
Caroline also advises the writer about little marketing tools, such as free giveaways of books and best of all, she’s a lovely, gracious person to deal with.
~ Meryl Urson
author of Way out in India:Travels in a Curious Land
I am so impressed with the response and it speaks to your reputation in the industry. I truly believe that having you manage the promotion of my pride and joy, The Elite Secretary, not only elevated my status as an author, but more importantly, it gave my work a certain level of prominence in my beloved motherland, South Africa. Thank you for championing my work.
~ Sandra Rorbak
author of The Elite Secretary: The Definitive Guide to a Successful Career
Caroline was a real gem of a publicist for my book. I don’t think there was a single media outlet that was missed by her, and she doesn’t just send a mail drop once, she comes back twice, sometimes three times to remind her recipients. As a result I got plenty of airtime in both the printed and voice mediums. I would recommend her to any author wishing to gain the largest exposure possible in South Africa.
~ Adam Cruise
author of In the Pursuit of Solitude
The combination of a comprehensive database built over decades, a great work ethic and a positive spirit makes Caroline an absolute pleasure to work with. Her clients will receive much more bang for their buck than any large company would provide. Not to mention a fun ride!
~ Sunil Shah
author of White Man’s Numbers
I am very grateful for everything you’ve already done for me and it’s good to know there’s still more to come! Thanks for your encouragement. I have no barometer, so your feedback is invaluable. Thank you so much for letting me know just how blessed I am. And for your ongoing efforts on my behalf. I am extremely grateful to you.
~ Athele Oosterbroek
author of Figuring Out Father
I was a customer of Caroline’s when she was a sales representative for Struik publishers and I was manager of Exclusive books Tygervalley. She called on us regularly to submit forthcoming publications and share their plans for accompanying publicity programs and campaigns. We found her to have excellent knowledge of her products, which she imparted to us in an enthusiastic manner. She was attuned to our needs as the customer and made an effort to meet us with terms which would be mutually beneficial to both parties. In my dealings with her then and also subsequently when she was in the Marketing Department, I found her to be engaging and knowledgeable. When we had time for a coffee and chat, or met up at a book launch, it was a pleasure to be in her company, as she is a wonderfully interesting person with a great sense of humour.
~ Linda Nel
former Manager, Exclusive Books, Cavendish Square and Tygervalley
I have known Caroline for many years as a book rep. She is wonderfully enthusiastic about her lists and always goes out of her way to be as helpful as possible. You can rely on her services.
~ Henrietta Dax
Owner, Clarke’s Bookshop, Cape Town
Caroline is a positive person with an engaging personality. She is a ‘can-do’ person and rises to every occasion, rarely conceding defeat. She is highly efficient, organised and tackles new tasks with energy, interest and enthusiasm – this comes naturally in the realm of books, which are her passion. It was always a pleasure dealing with her and she proved an invaluable support both in selling and marketing the books produced by my imprint, Struik Nature.
~ Pippa Parker
Publishing Manager, Natural History at Random House Struik
While Caroline Konstant worked at Random House Struik, first as a sales representative and then as publicity manager, she expressed genuine interest in our books, which she sold and promoted with passion and enthusiasm. With her warm and engaging personality, she developed excellent relationships with booksellers and the media, ensuring better sales and more publicity for our books. Caroline is a true book lover.
~ Linda de Villiers
Publishing Manager: Lifestyle, Random House Struik
I’ve known Caroline since she started repping with Struik Publishers. I found her to be passionate about her books, and she gave us excellent service.
~ John O’Sullivan
Bargain Books, Cape Town
I’ve worked with Caroline Konstant for some years and found her, always, to be a pleasure to deal with – her warmth, her superb professionalism, her lovely efficiency in handling even the most minute details. I much enjoyed her sense of the positive even when I hesitated over some of my very rocky stuff. I can, without hesitation, most highly recommend her.
~ Gorry Bowes Taylor
I worked under your leadership for about 9 months and made a friend for a lifetime! What a great, fun and enabling environment for a very young ‘me’. Thank you and I know you will serve your clients with the same love and go getter attitude.
~ Palesa Mokomele