Amy Collins – President of New Shelves Books Marketing and Author of The Write Way: Everything You Need to Know About Publishing, Selling and Marketing Your Book
Amy Collins packs her books with tons of industry tips and executable advice. She has been a Book Buyer for a chain of bookstores as well as a Sales Director for a large books and magazine publisher. Over the years, she has sold to Barnes & Noble, Target, Costco, Airport Stores, Books-A-Million, Wal-Mart, and all the major chains as well as helped launch several hugely successful private label publishing programs. In 2006, she founded the book distribution and sales company New Shelves Books. She has spent her career dedicated to teaching new and small publishers how to compete in the book industry. Besides handling sales and distribution training for book and game publishers, New Shelves Books employs talented and well-connected marketing experts who organize author tours, set up online networking campaigns and create executable and cost-effective sales and marketing plans. Amy and her team have sold over 40 Million books into the bookstore, library, and Chain store market for small and mid-sized publishers.
Sharon Jenkins – Writing Professional, Business Communications Strategist and Entrepreneur
Sharon C. Jenkins is the Inspirational Principal for The Master Communicator’s Writing Services, a Senior Publishing Consultant with Ellechor Media, editor, blogger, author, ghostwriter, book coach, motivational speaker and publisher. The Master Communicator’s Writing services provide business communication services to small businesses and authors. Her team has over four years of experience in helping her clients achieve writing excellence and collectively over 20 years of expertise in the industry. Sharon, an award-winning and best-selling author, has helped hundreds of authors get their message to the masses through workshops, webinars, her radio show and coaching. She has participated in numerous compilations, been a co-author and published several books.