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Stephanie Chandler is the author of several books including The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan: Online and Offline Promotion Strategies to Build Your Audience and Sell More Books. Stephanie is also CEO of Authority Publishing, specializing in custom book publishing and social media marketing services, and the Nonfiction Authors Association, a marketing community for authors with a year-round book awards program. A frequent speaker at business events and on the radio, she has been featured in Entrepreneur, BusinessWeek, and Wired magazines; she is a blogger for Forbes.
Scott Flora is in his eleventh year as Vice President and co-owner of About Books, a book production company providing editing, design, printing, and project management services in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. From 2003 to 2011, Scott also served as Executive Director of The Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN) a trade association for publishers and authors. Scott left the position in March of 2011 and is now SPAN’s Board President.
Joel Friedlander (@JFBookman) is an award-winning book designer, a blogger, and the author of A Self-Publisher’s Companion: Expert Advice for Authors Who Want to Publish. He’s been launching the careers of self-publishers since 1994 and writes TheBookDesigner.com, a popular ‘Blog on book design, book marketing and the future of the book. Joel is also the founder of the online training course, “The Self-Publishing Roadmap.” Connect with Joel on Google+.
Shel Horowitz is a book marketing and publishing consultant and internationally syndicated columnist. His two most recent books are Grassroots Marketing for Authors and Publishers and Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green: Winning Strategies to Improve Your Profits and Your Planet (co-authored with Jay Conrad Levinson). To find out more about his services for authors and publishers, please visit FrugalMarketing.com.
Toni Rakestraw is the co-owner of Rakestraw Book Design, a company that provides editing, design, and book cover services in Oregon. She has worked with self-published authors all over the world, providing the level of expertise they needed, ranging from simple copyediting to project management. She is the author of several published short stories and has co-authored the self-published novel Titanic Deception with her husband, John.