Guests


The Amazing Guests That Appeared on The Writing Biz.

The Writing Biz would not be what it is without the wonderful people that have shared their knowledge. I hope that you find them as inspiring as I do.

Charlotte CircleCharlotte Pierce views her Pierce Press authors as collaborators and partners. Her company, Pierce Press publishes print and electronic books under three imprints: DayTripper Books (travel & family), GiggleQuick Books (children’s), and Peeragogy Books (alternative education). Pierce Press also performs publishing coaching, marketing, and video production services for nonprofits, small businesses, and individuals. Charlotte is co-president of Independent Book Publishers of New England (IPNE). Charlotte hosts Indie Office Hours, a live-streaming show about the publishing process, and Face the Book TV, which focuses on books, authors, and the writing process.
Ryan J Rhoades circleRyan J. Rhoades is CEO of Reformation Designs. Reformation Designs is a full-range graphic design firm with clients that have appeared in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Huffington Post, been on Oprah, released albums, published best selling books, and done lots of other awesome things. One of their clients is Jack Canfield, best-selling author of Chicken Soup for the Soul & The Success Principles.
Ryan is a busy guy with a successful business and we are lucky to have him as a guest this week. Ryan and Lany Sullivan have teamed up to write soon-to-be -released book, “Stop Wasting Time and Burning Money”.

Helen Sedwick circleHelen Sedwick is an attorney and the author of The Self Publisher’s Legal Handbook which is one of the most vital resources that I have come across for a writerpreneurs. I think that the title should be “The Writer’s Legal Handbook” because it does not only cover self-publishing. The book discusses copyrights, setting up your business, collaborations and much, much more. http://helensedwick.com

Rivka Kawano circleRivka Kawano is the Chief Marketing Sensei at Author Sensei. She helps authors get the ball rolling and get recognized. She works one-on-one with authors to help them build their businesses. Author Sensei offers marketing, design and coaching services.

Nina AmirCircle     Nina Amir , author of How to Blog a Book and The Author Training Manual and The Nonfiction Book Proposal Demystified: An Easy-Schmeasy Guide to Writing a Business Plan for Your Book transforms writers into inspired, successful authors, authorpreneurs and blogpreneurs. Known as the Inspiration to Creation Coach, she moves her clients from ideas to finished books as well as to careers as authors by helping them combine their passion and purpose so they create products that positively and meaningfully impact the world. A sought-after author, book, blog-to-book, and results coach, some of Nina’s clients have sold 300,000+ copies of their books, landed deals with major publishing houses and created thriving businesses around their books. She writes four blogs, self-published 12 books and founded National Nonfiction Writing Month. www.ninaamir.com

Carolyn Capern circleCarolyn Capern is a partner at CT Social. I handle social media strategy and long-term management for our clients, as well as work on business development and general management within the company. She is a speaker, a blogger and an all around great person.

 Don StevenscircleDon Stevens is an author and founder of Merge. His background includes PR, marketing, sales, and wine. He invites writers to submit their own work and hopes to merge more authors, editors, designers, and readers. His marketing company , Finger Lakes Copywriting helps small businesses and authors build their brand. Check out Don’s book, A Taste for Death, available this summer by Merge.

Frances Caballo circle 12-5-13Frances Caballo is a Social Media Strategist, Trainer and Author. She is currently the social media manager for the Women’s National Book Association–San Francisco Chapter, the San Francisco Writers Conference, and the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association. She provides authors with practical tips for marketing your books on the social web. Visit her website Social Media Just For Writers.

Stephan HovnanianCircleStephan Hovnanian is an author, HOA host, entrepreneur and family man.  He wrote several book on Google+ (which you can find on my Books page) . He is a Google+ expert and always offers fantastic tips and advice. You can find him on Google+, visit his website to learn bore about his web design and marketing business.

Jeff Sieh Circle

 Jeff Sieh is a man of many talents.  You can find him spreading testosterone around Pinterest most of the time, unless he is busy hosting The Manly Pinterest Tips Show. Connect with Jeff on Google+ or Twitter at @jeffsieh

Angela Bole circleAngela Bole works tirelessly, as the Executive Director of the Independent Book Publishing Association, to help publishers gain the knowledge and resources that they need to make way on this rapidly changing field. Connect with Angela on Google+ and Twitter.

 

Stephanie Sims CircleStephanie Sims is a finance rockstar and in her own words. “Recovering investment banker, champion of business owners, lover of the written word, wife of a Frenchman, mom of three”. Connect with Stephanie on Google+ or visit her website.

 

Penny Sansevieri circlePenny C. Sansevieri, CEO and founder of Author Marketing Experts, Inc., is a best-selling author and internationally recognized book marketing and media relations expert. Her company is one of the leaders in the publishing industry and has developed some of the most cutting-edge book marketing campaigns. She is the author of five books, including Red Hot Internet Publicity, which has been called the “leading guide to everything Internet.” AME is the first marketing and publicity firm to use Internet promotion to its full impact through The Virtual Author Tour™, which strategically works with social networking sites, micro-blogs, blogs, book videos, and relevant sites to push an author’s message into the virtual community and connect with sites related to the book’s topic, positioning the author in his or her market. AME has had five recent books top the bestseller lists, including New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal. To learn more about Penny’s books or her promotional services, you can visit her website at http://www.amarketingexpert.com. To subscribe to her free ezine, send a blank email to: mailto:subscribe@amarketingexpert.com

Shawn Manaher circle bwShawn Manaher  of Book Marketing Tools is a well known face in the Google+ writing community. He is the host of the Author Hangout a terrific must-see videocast and podcast. Check out his new project ReadingDeals.com a site that lets you know what free and discounted books are available.  You can connect with Shawn on Google+ and Twitter.