Client Testimonials

Thank you to the thousands of clients and authors-in-progress who have sent heart-warming notes, emails and letters in the last two plus decades in business.  We’re so glad our work has helped you achieve your dreams!  Below are some of our favorites. (Some names withheld by request)

 “I keep thinking the day I met you was the luckiest day of my life.” —Col. Randall J. Larsen (ret.) author of “Our Own Worst Enemy” (Hachette/Grand Central Books), professional speaker, former commander of Air Force One,  former director of covert ops/Southeast Asia (CIA), current media personality www.tihls.org

“To my agent Wendy Keller of Keller Media, Inc., who saw the potential in the proposal long before anyone and then would not stop hounding me for fifteen years.”   —Jeffrey Hayzlett, author of “The Mirror Test: Is Your Business Really Breathing” (Hachette/Grand Central Books) and “Running the Gauntlet” (McGraw-Hill), former Chief Marketing Officer, Kodak, Inc., marketing consultant, speaker   www.Hazylett.com

“We’d like to acknowledge [Wendy Keller] without whom we would have never completed this book.”

—Jacqueline Miller and Jack Canfield Co-author of the best selling “Chicken Soup for the Soul”, “Heart At Work”

My dearest Wendy,

It is with much gratitude and joy that I write this email. You are an amazing gift that showed up in my life. Without your love and support, I would not be as far along in becoming a professional speaker as I am today. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. The contribution that you have made to my success is going to create an amazing ripple effect for all of the people I get to share my message of joy, success and fulfillment with. You rock Wendy Keller and I love you.”  —Wendy Watkins, speaker, self-published author www.WendyWatkins.com

“I would just like to say that  I appreciate what your company does, it is the only one that goes the extra mile  in giving out useful information on publishing in a frank, no beating around the bush way .  I have learnt a lot of things from the regular emails etc.” –Ann Young

 “My agent, Wendy Keller…provided significant help and guidance to revamp my book proposal and reorganize my outline.”    —Alan Blume, author of “Your Virtual Success: Finding Profitability in an Online World”  (Career Press), Marketing consultant, professional speaker www.StartUpSelling.com

Hi Wendy

if it wasn’t for YOU, I wouldn’t have two published books to my name! You ran a workshop in London in 2003 (I think) and I followed every word. So thank you.

In fact, only today the BBC asked me if I would go on breakfast TV tomorrow to talk about one of my books.

A pleasure to connect with you.

Best wishes.

Philip Calvert

“Sincere appreciation Wendy Keller… who for some time had insisted that the information I present and the humor with which I deliver it had to find its way into a book.  Wendy just “got it,” and then she went out and pushed it…and for her efforts and counsel, I’m grateful.   —Garrison Wynn, author of “The Real Truth about Success: What the top 1% do differently, why they won’t tell you and how you can do it anyway!” (McGraw-Hill), professional speaker

 

“For over two years, I struggled on my own to become published. I was rejected about four hundred times by agents and publishers alike. I read all the books, talked to others who had been successful, and tried to apply all of the lessons learned to no avail. Then I met Wendy Keller. [...] I suddenly understood all that I had tried to learn on my own. Wendy unlocked the secrets and simplified the complexities of the publishing and speaking business. [...] I applied all that she had taught me. Within a few short months, I had a book deal and was on my way to a lucrative new career. None of this would have been possible without Wendy’s expert guidance!”

—Janine Walker Caffrey, Ed.D.
Former Director, Renaissance Academy – Superintendent of Schools, New Jersey

 

“Wendy Keller offered me keen insights for the marketing and promotion of my book “Whatever the Cost” and clearly supported the book’s success.  She has a unique and well-honed understanding of the publishing world that takes into account the art of the writer and the business of selling books.  Her time and input are indispensable”

—Jenifer Beaudean, author

2012 Holiday Card from Wendy Watkins, author:

“Thanks for helping me create such a delicious 2012. Your love, wisdom, and generous support means the world to me.”

Telephone call from C. Warren of Dallas, received February 9, 2007:

CW: “Wendy, I’ve got a problem. I did exactly what you said when we talked last year. [In a one day private coaching session]. But I’ve reached an impasse of some kind. I need you to tell me what to do to get past it.”

WK:  “So have you done any speaking engagements?  Are you getting paid?”

CW: “Oh, heck, yeah.  That’s not the problem.  I’ve done 19 at $7,500 a piece since I took your advice. But I just can’t seem to get more. You explained how to get the [speaking fees] up to $10,000 each.  What was that again?”

 

“Every time I call you, I just get this good feeling about myself. You’re the person in my life who believes in me the most - sometimes more than I believe in myself.” —George Silverman, author “Secrets of Word of Mouth Marketing” (AMACOM, 2nd Ed.), world-renowned marketing consultant, professional speaker www.MNav.com

 

“It’s simple. I was skeptical when I signed up for your coaching program. Now I’m published. Pretty basic.” —John C., published author, speaker and consultant.

This is from someone whose extremely poorly written query Wendy succinctly rejected. It was rife with grammatical and spelling errors, but the lady seemed sincere in her desire to tell the story.  Wendy firmly told her to find and hire a writer because she is not one:

Hello Wendy,

I must say I never expected a reply from my e-mail, [sic] your professionalism and words of encouragement speak of your character and desire to make a difference and I truly appreciate your valuable time and advice. Please excuse my primitive (spelled correctly this time ha-ha) ignorance of writers skills, I am just trying to tell the story of how… Thanks again Wendy, I think you are a credit to your profession and I am going to regroup and use your advice.

Sincerely, Judy

“You made this book a reality. You not only opened doors for me, you also kept my faith in the project alive.” Jim Cathcart, Author “The Acorn Principle” (St. Martin’s Press), former President –  National Speakers Association www.Cathcart.com

“Thanks again for all your hard work in getting my book published. Not only were you extremely enjoyable to work with, you consistently went the extra mile to find the right publisher, and then negotiate a contract that exceeded my expectations. In a world where a lot of people are “just going through the motions”, you are a passionate and effective “breath of fresh air!”  —Dr. Nate Booth, Author and Head Corporate Trainer, The Anthony Robbins Companies

“ THANK YOU for your great efforts to sell [my book]! There is no one else in the world I would rather work with! I mentioned to Elizabeth Pomada [an agent who is Wendy's friend] that I signed with Keller Media. Her response: “If anyone can make you a star, Wendy Keller can.”   —Michael Modzelewski, author

“I have never learned so much in so few hours! I’m already making money from doing what you said. Thank you!” —Bruce Middleton, speaker

“Wendy, I’ve been tremendously impressed with how you’re handling [my editor]. You have the perfect blend of high energy and smooth schmooze. I admire the way you do business.” —George Walther, author “Heat Up Your Cold Calls” (Dearborn/Kaplan), professional speaker

“Working with you [on our book] has been the best experience of my life! my life has taken a life enhancing spiral upwards! through your coaching, mentoring, and constant encouragement!”   —Dr. Debra Hapenney Ciavola, Author “Connecting With Your Teen” (New Harbinger), Workshop Leader/Speaker

“Wendy Keller, my agent, brought a practical guidance to the business side of the book, and without her help I would never have finished.” —Dr. Rod Kennedy,  Author “The Encouraging Parent” (Random House), Speaker

Wendy Keller is the most incredible literary consultant and agent!! [She] always astonishes me with the storehouse of knowledge in her mind. Her advice is nothing short of amazing. —Linda Hollander Author/Entrepreneur, “Bags To Riches”

“Wendy Keller is a magnificent human being, a superb professional, and a talented agent. Clearly, I’d recommend that you pursue a discussion with her if it is of interest to you. She’s a dear friend and I’ve known her for a long time. I think very highly of her and her abilities.”

—Nido R. Qubein Chancellor, High Point University, Author, CEO, Great Harvest Bread Company, professional speaker, philanthropist

“I would highly recommend Wendy Keller as an agent and as a book coach. She helped me hone my material for a broader audience and make my proposal so much more salable to publishers. She helped me to create what I call my “mini-empire” of a web site and self-produced CDs. I can say that she is the reason why I was able to attracte a publisher for my book within just one week of her shopping around my proposal. She negotiated a higher advance than offered and did things I am not savvy enough to do alone. If you come to the coaching sessions well prepared with a clear idea of your goals and as an equal partner in the process, I think that you would benefit highly from the process.”   —Vicky Thompson, author “The Jesus Path”

“You are a true partner in bringing this book to others!” —John J. Emerick, Jr. Author “Be The Person You Want To Be” (Random House) Award-Winning Entrepreneur

“(Special thanks to) my agent, Wendy Keller, who liked the book right away, recommended some improvements, and worked with enthusiasm to find a publisher. —C. Todd Conover Author “The Art of Astute Investing”, Comptroller of the Currency, Reagan Administration

“As a struggling new author, I have to tell you your tape series was so inspirational to me! While I have read several books on how to publish a book, none touched the major issues as clearly as listening to you and the specific topics new authors must address!”  —Donald Urbaniec, future author

“Huge thanks to my friend and literary agent extraordinaire Wendy, who suggested the idea and found me this project.”

—Max Jacobson, Author “The Art of Japanese Cooking” (Random House/Prima), Senior Food Critic, Los Angeles Times, Las Vegas Life

“I am light years ahead of where I would be if I had not met you. Your care, concern, encouragement, friendship and guidance have been priceless.”

—Manzie Lawfer Author “Why Customers Come Back” business consultant, Speaker

“You have one of the brightest, most creative minds on the planet.”  —Mark Victor Hansen, co-author, Chicken Soup for the Soul, speaker, Horatio Alger award winner

“Thanks to your superb talk to the Professional Speakers Association in London, I’ve just gotten my first publishing deal.” —Philip C. Calvert Finst, Professional Speaker, Trainer and Consultant in Advanced Presentation Skills

“You adeptly agented me into and through this adventure.” —Raleigh Pinskey Author of the +300K copy seller “101 Ways To Promote Yourself” (HarperCollins) former publicist for Blondie, Sting and Who, renowned professional speaker, marketing consultant  www.promoteyourself.com

“Your tenacity, unfailing belief in me, and friendship made this book a reality.”  —Vicki Spina Author “Success 2000″ (John Wiley), professional speaker

“Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping me come one step closer to my dream. You are a smart woman and a wonderful teacher. It was a joy working with you on this book.” —Becky Sanford, author

“You are truly the best agent I’ve ever met. Thanks for all your help along the way.”  —Bruce Vaughan, author

“It blew my mind to know how many editors you sent my book to. You shot high and came up with $ [withheld]. I’m delighted. To have so many publishers response so quickly, and in some cases w/passion, also blows me away and makes me light-headed just thinking about it. Your focus and strength are nothing short of awesome. I also give you credit for staying open to my perspectives. It all worked out pretty darn nice if you ask me.”  —Larry Chase, renowned internet pioneer, author, speaker

“It was so nice to talk with you today. I want you to know that I’m very pleased with the persistent work that you’ve done on my behalf as a literary coach and in trying to get me a book deal in your country. I am very fortunate that you are my agent.”  —Paul Atkinson, UK author, speaker

“Wendy Keller is one of the most interesting people I have ever interviewed!” —G. Gordon Liddy, Celebrity Radio Personality

“Mommy, I’ll kiss you until I am an old woman because we love each other so much.”

—Sophia, Wendy’s daughter, at age 9

“I had to take a second to tell you my feelings of the moment. I have been perusing your [online content]. There is an overwhelming spirit of hope and determination and just plain goodness in everything you write. Your desire to help others permeates every word. This spirit is powerful – almost tangible! When I read the comment by your daughter in the testimonials, I could no longer control my emotions. I actually started sobbing when I read her beautiful and profound sentence. The thought of working with you, with someone of your caliber, is beyond exciting. I am anxious to make you a million dollars! Let’s see…your 15% of a million dollars is…”

—Rosemary Greenburg, author, speaker

“Wendy saved me a year of my life, which would have been spent tweaking a proposal that needed more fundamental change.  She gave me a roadmap to a successful proposal.”

Thanks!

—Frank Stitely