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How publicist Kima Jones is helping Black women writers get a seat at the literary table

By Shanita Hubbard,

“Making art and making money are two different things,” says Kima Jones, creator of Jack Jones Literary Arts, a multifaceted book publicity company.

“Just because you can do one doesn’t mean you can do the other. The world is full of starving artists.”

Spend time with any writer and they will attest to the power of this statement. Black authors, in general, can tell you that life as professional writers “ain’t been no crystal stair.” It has tacks in it called income gaps and splinters called racism. Jones, a lover of literature with a keen mind for business and marketing, understands the power and struggles that are unique to Black writers; particularly Black women writers. In fact, Jack Jones is 100 percent Black woman-owned and operated.


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