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Publicity

“I can’t speak highly enough of Rachel Sentes and the team at Gal-Friday Publicity. Our publishing house worked with Rachel on a year-long project, and during that time she secured both podcast and blog interviews, used her significant list of contacts to spread word of our book throughout the Canadian media, and even managed to get our author a mainstream Toronto radio interview in primetime, reaching listeners across the whole city. She’s professional, honest, highly-informed, efficient, and fun to work with.  We simply can’t wait to work with her on future projects.” – Dave Harrison, Publisher, Fire & Ash Publishers

Much of the success of my novel, A Wake For The Dreamland, is due to the the tireless efforts of the team at Gal-Friday. They were able to secure interested media across the country and arranged a variety of promotional opportunities, not an easy feat for an independently published book in a highly competitive market.  They carefully read the book and customized a publicity plan addressing a multitude of angles and themes. I highly recommend the folks at Gal-Friday.” Laurel Deedrick-Mayne
 awakeforthedreamland.com  ( Winner of the 2016 Alberta Reader’s Choice Award)

Rachel Sentes and her team at gal-friday publicity helped me plan, coordinate and pull off an amazing book-tour, jam-packed with media events. Rachel was innovative, thorough and great at staying connected. I look forward to working with the gal-friday team again soon!“~kc dyer, bestselling author of FINDING FRASER www.kcdyer.com

I’d like to thank Rachel Sentes of gal-friday publicity, Kris Black of Black & Hue, and Kamea Zelisko of MKT Communications. All three do a wonderful job of managing my online and media presence. If it wasn’t for you, I”d be just another unknown incarcerated writer desperately trying to strike it big.” – Acknowledgements – Christopher Zoukis, Prison Education Guide, 2016.

I have worked directly with Gal-Friday Publicity on two projects thus far and to say her services are outstanding would be an understatement.  Rachel combines her dynamic and professional attributes of her personality with her vast knowledge in the industry to give our company creative solutions and service.  And she does this with updates which are consistent, reliable, and informative.” Greg Ranieri- CEO of Absolute Value Publications

“ As a producer of talk radio in Toronto, I’m constantly looking for engaging and unique guests for several of the shows on Talk Radio AM640. Rachel is great at suggesting guest and ideas depending on which host I’m working with. Most importantly, Rachel understands that I often work under a deadline and never fails to provide the necessary information and details as soon as she receives them. She regularly keeps me updated when working on securing a guest and always keeps me in the loop. When I work with Rachel, I’m never worried about the quality of the interview because she has a thorough knowledge of her client list and knows what I’m looking for when it comes to booking guests.” -Laura Taylor- Producer Talk Radio AM640

“Front Row Lit has been working with Gal-Friday Publicity for only a short time, but our experience with them has been second to none.  Their responsiveness and attention to detail has made our job considerably more efficient and accurate in helping to promote their clients.  We deal with a wide array of difficult publicists, so when we can find one as easy to work with as Gal-Friday, we make it a point to hang on to the relationship with all of our might.”
Adam Hornyak Director, Front Row Lit

I have had the opportunity to work with Gal Friday over the past couple of years for book publicity. Rachel Sentes consistently and reliably has her finger on the pulse of the literary/publishing scene. Rachel is a well connected lead who is able to engage professionals and colleagues internationally for the advancement and benefit of her clients.  Extremely professional service. I recommend Gal Friday without any reservations!

Gordon Giddings MD CCFP
Medical Editorial Fellow, CMAJ
Associate Physician, University of Ottawa
Division of Palliative Care

“Gal-friday Publicity is a one-stop shop that will take your manuscript and prepare it for publication on any or all ebook platforms,  including editing, formatting and cover design.  Rachel and Kyla Sentes and the team will design your website and advise on effective marketing and promotion campaigns that will give your book the best opportunity to stand out from its competitors. I found them to be professional, creative, responsive and committed, altogether a pleasure to work with.

Alan Daniels,  author of Spank – The Improbable Adventures of George Aloysius Brown

“Working with Rachel Sentes at gal-friday publicity has been fantastic. Sentes is professional, easy to work with, and prompt to respond to questions and requests.” – W. Andrew Powell, The GATE- http://www.thegate.ca/

“Rachel Sentes and gal-friday publicity was truly a pleasure to work with. It’s clear that Rachel has her client’s best interest in mind; I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone looking for quality publicity and marketing expertise!”Andrew Parietti, Editor, Shadowland Magazine www.ShadowlandMagazine.com

“I would heartily recommend Rachel Sentes and gal-Friday publicity.  She is always thoughtful and helpful in recommending guests for my program, and is always accommodating and resourceful when working on the logistics of the booking.  In my dealings with her, Rachel has been great.” Joseph Planta, thecommentary.ca

“I had the opportunity to work with Rachel Sentes and her company, gal-friday publicity recently, and can attest to the professionalism of both Rachel’s and the company’s services. In my particular case, the guest being booked for our radio talk show was Canadian author and actor, William B. Davis, who was located in France at the time.  Booking through Rachel and gal-friday was flawless, as I can appreciate that nailing time zones between countries can sometimes be troublesome. I look forward to working with Rachel again, and would highly recommend using the professional services of gal-friday publicity.”  James Gardner | News Anchor/Reporter CFAX 1070

“As a television producer, I book a lot of guests, and am responsible for well-produced segments, often working with tight deadlines.  The Gal Friday team has taken the time and courtesy to understand BT’s product and knows what we expect.  I can count on the team for solid pitches, thorough preparation and reliable communication – 3 things that make my job much easier, and give me the tools I need to carry out a well-produced segment” Tamara Slobogean, Breakfast Television Vancouver

“Working with Rachel was easy and fun. She booked our interview with Mr. Davis at our choice of times and followed up very professionally.The interview went well and the whole process was a very positive experience.We would use her again and recommend her to others.” The X-Files Truth team http://xfilestruth.com/

“Rachel Sentes and gal-friday publicity are a pleasure to work with.  Sometimes I like to cover topics on my talk radio show that aren’t making front-page headlines.  Rachel can provide guests on those issues that I know my listeners like to tune in to.  And she meets my requests in a timely manner which is important when I’m constantly working to a deadline.  I would recommend her services without hesitation.” Dave Dickson, Talk Show Shows- CFAX 1070

“I highly recommend working with Rachel Sentes and gal-friday publicity. Having dealt with over 20 different firms within the last year, it seems that good agents are far and few between. She took the initiative to pitch a very high-profile client to me for an interview and — most importantly — she was very prompt in responding. Many agents express interest in having their clients interviewed, but fail to deliver. Rachel is a woman of her word. She met my expectations by sending an excellent mix of photos to publish with my article and exceeded my expectations by sending a book to us for promotional purposes. Fan Quarterly will definitely be working with this booking and publicity company again!” Jenn Fusion-www.FanQuarterly.com

” Front Row Lit has been working with Gal-Friday Publicity for only a short time, but our experience with them has been second to none.  Their responsiveness and attention to detail has made our job considerably more efficient and accurate in helping to promote their clients.  We deal with a wide array of difficult publicists, so when we can find one as easy to work with as Gal-Friday, we make it a point to hang on to the relationship with all of our might.” Adam Hornyak Director, Front Row Lit My experience with Ms.Rachel Sentes editor & publicist of Gal Friday Publicity has been nothing short of exemplary.

“I first contacted Rachel who with her colleagues read and reviewed a manuscript that I hoped to be published about my experience & subsequent controversy teaching at a Palestinian refugee camp in the West Bank. Ms. Sentes went above & beyond what I ever expected. When I was not even receiving polite denial letters Ms. Sentes scoured my
writing providing detailed critical analysis providing me with honest
and useful feedback.Because of my previous positive experience with Ms. Sentes. I recently contacted her when I needed some attention for distressed puppies that I saved while in Kabul Afghanistan. Ms. Sentes garnered  international attention with her press release which gave me far more attention than I ever imagined possible. When the international story began to take on a negative spin Ms. Sentes provided excellent advice & the story soon was as originally intended, a positive message that helped give
my dogs great forever homes.
I would suggest that anyone interested in excellent personal representation contact Ms. Sentes. I look forward to continue working with Ms. Sentes in any further endeavours.
Spencer Sekyer- author of The Super 7 

“Rachel Sentes, from gal-friday publicity, has also been a wonderful member of my team. I found her via word of mouth. The manager of a Chapters bookstore in Edmonton recommended her to me (thanks Brian!), and I’ve been ever so pleased with Rachel’s tireless efforts on my behalf. She works with literary agent, Brian Wood (hmmm….she’s kind of surrounded by Brians, eh?). Plus, she loves dogs and, since I have two crazy labs….we bonded, ya know?”Judith Graves- Author of Under My Skin and Second Skin

“Rachel and I worked collaboratively writing and revising email pitches, query letters, advertorials, submitting completed media forms and writing and distributing several press releases which garnered me media attention. As a result of her expertise in capturing the attention of the media, I was featured on CTV News at Noon in March 2009 and was also featured on SHAW TV in August 2009. The segment highlighted the benefits of receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy. I would be happy to recommend Rachel to anyone seeking professionalism and expertise in the publicity field.” – Dr. Megan Harris- The Chiropractic Wellness Studio

During this past year, with such a busy schedule, I’ve had to rely a lot on the amazing skills of Rachel. With exceptional work and always meeting her deadlines, she always stepped up to the plate and hit it out of the ballpark. It’s great to have someone you can rely on.” – Greg Stonehocker
Business/Executive Coach/Action COACH

“Rachel has invaluable skills as a creative writer, account manager, publicist, and office manager. She is especially good at book publicity, and excels at getting media for authors, following up on sources, and researching media outlets for promotional opportunities. Rachel also has skills for writing advertising copy, newsletter copy, negotiating media buys, and managing design project activities. I would without hesitation recommend hiring Rachel for any role required that needs a punctual, honest, and educated worker who has excellent leadership qualities”- CEO and founder of OutRight Communications, Crystal Dallner

” rachel was highly recommended by a colleague when i needed a tour booked for an author and his new book…rachel kept me posted all along the way and within a month she had the work done…she did a bang up job…usually I prefer the D.I.Y but the work i needed done was out of my league and she made it seem so easy and is an awesome person to deal with…rachel is very pro-active and has ideas that i would never have even considered…it all worked out better than expected and i am definately going to use miss sentes’ services again…if rachel hasn’t helped you out yet with your project, then what are you waiting for? thanks again rachel for doing a great job” – Corey Hamilton, publisher, Dramatic Situations

” On behalf of everyone here at Book Television, please accept my sincere thanks for your tireless efforts in support of the “BookTelevision-Chapters-Indigo 3-Day Novel Writing Contest.” From conception and planning to promotion and execution, you were an essential part of the event. We are all grateful for your hard work and expertise and for your endless enthusiasm. The event was a huge success.” –Pam Hnytka (formerly the Publicity Manager, CHUM Television, Alberta/Manitoba

” Rachel Sentes was a tremendous help to me in launching my book , A Widow’s Awakening. Rachel’s experience as a bookseller and marketer were very apparent in her efforts and success in contacting media, as well as getting the book into bookstores.” –Maryanne Pope, Author- A Widow’s Awakening, Founder and CEO, Pink Gazelle Productions Inc

Organizer of Bookstore Signings for Chapters South Point

” I loved the “huge” poster of the book! Rachel knows what she’s doing. She’s brilliant. She loves books and it shows!”- Thomas Trofimuk– Author- 52nd poem, Doubting yourself to the Bone, Waiting for Columbus -book signing

” Thank you Rachel! This was the highest number sold during my tour to date. Excellent!” – Jeremie Rethan– Author-Silence the Ringing- book signing

“Thank you so much for having me perform and giving me the opportunity to sell my cds! You were very inviting and friendly!”-Singer Alicia Guilder– Debut Cd

” Thanks for the professional and attentiveness to my needs. I was aware of all the newspaper and instore promotion for the launch. The event was successful!” – David Bergen– Author- The Time in Between- Book signing

” I felt the support I received was excellent and I appreciated the opportunity- thanks!”- Dr. Marvin Roth-Author- The Brain Circuit Manual

” Very considerate manager, everything was great!”- Gloria Miller– Author- The Last Post

” Rachel and the staff were very helpful, it was a very successful event.”- Steven Sandor– Author- Battle Of Alberta

” The event was successful. Rachel checked on us several times and Jean was able to connect with some true fans.- Laura ( publicist for Author Jean Pare- Company’s Coming)

” This was one of the most professional signings I have had to date. It was a most enjoyable experience- Thank you!”- David Ambrose-Author- Coincidence, A Memory of Demons, The Discrete Charm of Charlie Monk

” The event was successful. Rachel checked on us several times and Jean was able to connect with some true fans.- Laura ( publicist for Author Jean Pare- Company’s Coming)

” This was one of the most professional signings I have had to date. It was a most enjoyable experience- Thank you!”- David Ambrose-Author- Coincidence, A Memory of Demons, The Discrete Charm of Charlie Monk