We are pleased to present you with the following list of book publishing and marketing consultants.

Consultants are independent of the Nonfiction Authors Association and are not employees or contractors of NFAA. The following list is provided for your reference only. Always do your own due diligence when making any hiring decision.


Participants who successfully complete our certification programs are featured at the top of this directory. In order to receive certification, participants attend an intensive 6-week course and must pass all weekly quizzes with a score of 80% or higher. The mission of both certification programs is to create consistency within the publishing community by training participants to follow ethical standards in book marketing and publishing. The Nonfiction Authors Association is proud to offer these programs and we appreciate all of the participants who have chosen to elevate their knowledge and experience by participating.
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Eric Butow, Certified Book Publishing and Marketing Consultant
Jackson, CA
Butow Communications Group (BCG) provides writing, web development, and online marketing services for businesses. Owner Eric Butow founded BCG in 1994 and is also an accomplished author with 45 books he’s authored, co-authored, or ghost authored since 2000. His most recent books include Digital Etiquette for Dummies (Wiley), Grow Your Business (Entrepreneur Press), and Write Your Business Plan, Second Edition (Entrepreneur Press). Eric will have five books published by Wiley or Entrepreneur Press in 2024.

Christopher Carosa, Certified Book Publishing and Marketing ConsultantChristopher Carosa
Honeoye Falls, NY
Your book is in the news. Can you find it? It you desire to see it there, why not ask an award-winning journalist the secret of successful newsjacking? He’ll share his tricks that landed him on CNN, CNBC, and the NBC Nightly News, as well as USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. But the venue doesn’t matter. What matters is what you do next. Do you want to know what to do? Let’s discover your next step.

Catherine Fishman, Certified Book Publishing and Marketing ConsultantCatherine Fishman
Portland, Oregon, United States
As a project manager and book publishing consultant, my work incorporates writing, developmental editing, book marketing, book coaching, thought partnership, research, and developing organizational systems. Since founding Endeavorink in 2016, I have worked with a wide range of authors, storytellers, and creators to develop plans and implement strategies that get their messages out into the world.

Crystal Daye, Certified Book Publishing and Marketing ConsultantCrystal Daye
Jamaica, Florida
As an award-winning author, sought-after speaker, book coach and brand strategist, Crystal has worked with more than 200 indie authors to write, publish, market and monetize their books. She is the COO of DayeLight Publishers, a faith-based publishing and marketing agency. She was also featured by Yahoo Finance as a Top Book Coach to watch in 2021. Crystal has combined her strong business acumen who specializes in author branding, Amazon bestseller campaign launch, digital marketing, book publishing, marketing and book monetization. You can check out her book, Sell More Books Impact More Lives on Amazon & Kindle. “

Tyler Heathman, Certified Book Publishing and Marketing ConsultantTyler Heathman
After producing 5 WSJ best-selling books in 2021, Tyler knows a thing or two about marketing a book to the masses. From authors with little-to-no audience, to those with over 100k followers, he finds a unique strategy that can propel a book into the spotlight. Tyler is the director of marketing for Made for Success, the first publisher to develop the fully Amazon-optimized publishing package. You tell the story; we tell the world.

Sharon T. Hinton, Certified Book Publishing and Marketing ConsultantSharon T. Hinton
Memphis, TN
Dr. Sharon T. Hinton is an award-winning nonfiction writer and international speaker with over 20 years experience creating curriculum, journals for personal and professional growth, and other educational publications related to spiritual care for health professionals. Her company, Peptalk Productions LLC, provides book coaching, author mentoring, and writing groups to assist authors at various stages of their writing journey to move ideas into completed writing projects by providing direction, insight, and accountability based on goals and interests. Through e-mail, zoom, or telephone, individuals, groups, and organizations will benefit from customized services including feedback and guidance on outline creation, content logistics, and manuscript review. Visit www.PepTalkProductionsLLC.com for more information and to access free resources. Schedule a free 15-minute telephone consultation by emailing Sharon@SharonTHinton.com

Rena Neal, Certified Book Publishing and Marketing Consultantrena neal
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
My business provides a platform for faith-based authors to promote their books and to share their story. There is an annual book expo that brings together authors to promote their books. This year will be our 7th year. We will also be helping authors to write and publish their books.

Ella Ritchie, Certified Book Publishing and Marketing Consultant
Ella Ritchiehttps://stellarwriter.com/
Houston, Texas, United States
Ella Ritchie is the founder of Stellar Communications Houston, a book publishing and marketing consulting team for business leaders, nonprofits, families, and nonfiction authors who value hands-on help and personal attention. She customizes a six-step publishing process to fit each author’s needs: Editorial Development, Custom Graphic Design, On-Demand and Offset Printing, Global Distribution, Digital and Print Marketing Consultations, and Lifetime Account Support. Her clients have produced beautiful corporate and family histories, autobiographies and memoirs, article and essay collections, Bible studies, training programs, and more. The founder of the writing nonprofit Writespace calls Ella’s team “one of the best – if not THE best – businesses in Houston.” Subscribe to receive book marketing tips at https://stellarwriter.com/blog.

Ashley Scoby, Certified Book Publishing and Marketing ConsultantAshley Scoby
Culver City, CA
As someone who began writing professionally at age 16, Ashley has been telling stories her whole life. She was an award-winning journalist before starting her own business, where she now helps brands, nonprofits, and authors share their message with the world. She’s worn a lot of hats for authors — editor, social media manager, operations director, assistant, project manager, ghostwriter, and more. So she understands what authors need and how to best support them. Ashley combines a knack for big-picture planning/strategy with the creativity and tactical skill to effectively execute a marketing plan. Her business incorporates book marketing support, ghostwriting, developmental editing, copy editing, editorial project planning, and messaging consulting. She’s worked alongside both independently and traditionally published authors. You have a message and a story to share. Let’s make sure the world sees it.

Mike Fontecchio, Certified Book Publishing ConsultantMike Fontecchio

Coatesville, PA
Through a combination of book design, publishing, and mentorship/coaching services, I help guide first-time and seasoned writers & mission-driven organizations through the entire process of becoming successful self-published authors.With over twenty-five years industry experience in both the traditional and self-publishing world, I enjoy working in the Catholic/Christian, business, sports, memoir, and history genres. Please feel free to reach out – I look forward to helping you bring your book idea to life!


Hilary Page, Certified Book Publicity ConsultantHilary Page

Helena, MT
A seasoned marketing and publicity professional, Hilary brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the field. With a strong background in graphic design and social media management, Hilary’s career has been marked by her ability to coordinate and manage marketing efforts effectively. She is known for her excellent organizational, communication, and supervisory skills, all underpinned by a people-centric approach. Hilary’s dedication and proven track record in resource coordination and management have made her an invaluable asset throughout her career.

Robbie Samuels, Certified Book Marketing ConsultantRobbie Samuels Headshot

North Wales, PA
Hey entrepreneurs! What’s better than best seller? Turning reviews into revenue. Robbie Samuels has an unpopular opinion: bestseller campaigns are disingenuous at best and bogus at worst. He knows the allure of the orange ribbon, he’s an award-winning indie author of three books that have reached #1 Best Seller in 29 Amazon categories across four countries. More importantly, his books have received 650+ Amazon reviews. He says, “Brand-new authors are desperate for their books to be successful. We are making them think best seller ribbon is the measure of success they need to focus on. When truthfully, that orange ribbon only appears for a brief time, and the EVIDENCE of hitting number one in a category does not stay on the book’s sales page. Do you know what does? Reviews.”

Robbie is a business growth strategist, event design consultant, and executive Zoom producer. These skills combine to create a book launch strategy coach that will show you how to build a launch team of 150+ likely prospects and referral partners, get 50+ Amazon reviews, and host a virtual book launch party that creates a pipeline for your next offer. Conversations with prospects will lead to new revenue, that’s a measure of success you can take to the bank. Fill out this form to schedule a complimentary assessment call: http://www.robbiesamuels.com/booklaunchsupport.

Eva-Maria Schottdorf, Certified Book Publishing, Marketing, and Publicity ConsultantDr Eva Maria Schottdorf

Munich, Bavaria, Germany
When Eva-Maria Schottdorf started working on her first textbook and set up her business as a self-publishing author, she discovered that textbook authors need to see some aspects from a different angle. This includes defining the target audience, the marketing of a finished textbook, but also where to publish articles, or speaking at international conferences. She has done all of these herself. Eva-Maria Schottdorf is a prehospital emergency physician and a board-certified specialist for radiation oncology. She has taught in various formats throughout her career, be it in students’ courses and lectures at medical school or in her seminars. She loves passing on knowledge and skills, which she also does in her monthly blog about crew resource management, a crucial concept that enhances safety in aviation, medicine, and other high-risk workplaces (www.communicatio-optima.com/en/blog). During consulting, you and your book take centre stage. Find out more and book a free trial session at www.communicatio-optima.com/en/consulting-for-textbook-authors/. You can sign up for her newsletter at www.communicatio-optima.com/en/newsletter-subscription/.

Madeline Kosten, Certified Book Publishing ConsultantMadeline Kosten

Hawthorne, NJ 
Difference Press has helped over 2,000 authors get their non-fiction books out in the world making an impact since our inception in 2010. As Editor-in-Chief, I oversee all the developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, proofreading, cover design, interior design, audiobook production, and launch marketing. Our team also handles proposal writing, ghostwriting, and book marketing campaigns. Our publishing services enable our authors to retain full control of their intellectual property and royalties with project support on par with traditional publishing. Many of our authors get book deals with six-figure advances based on the success of the books they do with our support. Schedule a free consultation about your book journey at www.ApplytoWrite.com

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consulting with stephanie chandlerStephanie Chandler, CEO, Nonfiction Authors Association
A fellow author and former bookstore owner, Stephanie is an experienced book marketing and publishing professional who founded the Nonfiction Writers Conference in 2010 and the Nonfiction Authors Association in 2013. She is also the creator of the popular Book Marketing Master Course. Stephanie accepts just a few consulting clients each month and enjoys working with motivated nonfiction authors who want to make a difference in the world. Consulting options include brainstorming sessions and a personally crafted book marketing plan based on your goals and interests.
Learn more about book marketing consulting with Stephanie Chandler.

Sandra Beckwith, Publicity Expert
Sandra BeckwithSandra Beckwith of Build Book Buzz specializes in teaching authors how to market their books. She does that through training programs, one-on-one coaching, and helpful how-to content on her blog. She is also available to speak at conferences about a wide range of book marketing topics. Learn more about her coaching and speaking at https://buildbookbuzz.com/speaking-coaching/ and discover her training programs at https://buildbookbuzz.com/shop/. Sign up for her free weekly newsletter at https://buildbookbuzz.com/gift. Sandra is an author and national award-winning former publicist. You might have seen her on “The Montel Williams Show,” or “CBS This Morning,” or read about her in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, or USA Today. Feedspot has ranked her BuildBookBuzz.com website as # 7 among thousands of book marketing blogs; it has also been named a top website for authors and writers four other times. Contact her with questions at buildbookbuzz.com.

Beth Brand, Book Coach–Share Your Wisdom, Write a Book
You want to write a book—and do the actual writing. But you have no idea where to begin. As a professional book coach, Beth eliminates your learning curve. She provides you with the direction, industry insight, accountability, and feedback necessary to produce a manuscript ready to pitch to publishers or self-publish. Having Beth as your book coach not only makes the manuscript-writing process doable, she makes it enjoyable. Beth’s clients have been published by both large and small presses. Many are indie authors, as well. Learn more about Beth (and see what her clients are saying) at www.bethbrand.com. Or contact Beth directly at beth@bethbrand.com.

Sue Canfield, Nonfiction Social Media Marketing Consultant
Sue Canfield nonfiction social media marketing consultantSue specializes in social media book marketing, promotion and consultation for nonfiction authors. Since 2006 she has helped dozens of authors create and maintain their social media presence. As a published nonfiction author since 2009 Sue understands what it takes to market and promote a nonfiction book.

Services she offers include: social media audits, phone consultations, ongoing social media management, creating images for book promotion, and book launch services. Sue is a member of the Nonfiction Authors Association, is the Association’s Special Projects Director & Social Media Manager, and offers a discount to NFAA Members. For more information visit Ausoma.com, Email or call (715) 296-0347

Dan Janal, Book Coach and Developmental Editor
No matter where you are in the book-writing process, Dan Janal can help. As a book coach and developmental editor with 30 years of experience, he can help find the right process for your unique situation. He’s an award-winning daily newspaper reporter, business news editor, PR person, and author of more than a dozen books. Dan hosts an award-winning podcast: “Write Your Book in a Flash with Dan Janal” at http://www.TopBusinessLeaders.com You can find free resources at https://www.writeyourbookinaflash.com/ and sign up for a free discovery session at http://www.calendly.com/prleads/discovery

Anne Janzer, Editing and Marketing
Anne JanzerAnne Janzer is an award-winning nonfiction author with a marketing background. She offers the following services for nonfiction authors:

Developmental editing: Anne can offer a fresh perspective on your manuscript, helping you fine-tune the book’s overall structure and approach to meet your readers’ needs.

Book marketing planning: Anne will work with you to create a book marketing plan that meets your specific needs (both personal and financial) or shape a practical launch plan for your new book. For more information, contact her: Email.

Brian Jud, Non-Bookstore Sales and Marketing

Brian JudBrian Jud is an author, book-marketing consultant, speaker, seminar leader, television host, President of Book Marketing Works and a partner in Premium Book Company that sells books to non-bookstore buyers on a non-returnable, commission basis. He is also the Executive Director of the Association of Publishers for Special Sales (APSS – formerly SPAN). Brian offers one-on-one consulting on product development, distribution, pricing and promotion, as well as media training to help you sell more books on TV and radio shows. For more information: Book Marketing Works, 860-675-1344 | Email

Carla King, Self-Publishing Consultant
Carla King runs Author Friendly, a consulting service for authors and groups who need personal attention and guidance on their publishing journeys. The service is for self-publishers and for those preparing a manuscript to shop to agents and traditional publishing houses. She lives in San Diego, California and sessions are conducted using video conferencing. Clients include individual authors, writing and community groups, and corporate groups.

Carla, who is also the founder of Self-Pub Boot Camp and Misadventures Media, offers over two decades of publishing expertise on all aspects of the publishing process: completing a manuscript, finding your market with early readers, setting up a legal and profitable publishing business, creating websites and blogs, setting up social media, editing, formatting, interior and cover design, direct selling, printing, marketing, and public relations. She can also help you outsource tasks to trusted professionals. www.AuthorFriendly.com or 510.230.4262



Christina Larocco, Book Coaching for Writers Who Integrate Research into Creative and Commercial NonfictionChristina Larocco

I work with authors who integrate research into creative and/or commercial nonfiction, with a special interest in feminist topics. I know from experience that writing this kind of book, though fun, is challenging. How do the different pieces of your project fit together? How do you structure an unconventional narrative? It is easy to get lost in the weeds without someone to hold onto your vision, ask the right questions, and bounce ideas off of. Whether you’re a creative writer who has no idea how to approach primary sources or an academic who wants to think outside the conventions of scholarly writing and publishing, I will help you find and build on the spine of your story—the main support structure that you will use to organize your research, memories, and other kinds of writing into a sparkling, cohesive manuscript.
Before becoming a book coach, I received my PhD from the Department of History at the University of Maryland, College Park, and since 2015 have served as editor-in-chief of a scholarly journal. I now write about feminism, culture, and social movements for all audiences. I am the author of two books: THE WOMEN’S RIGHTS MOVEMENT SINCE 1945 (Bloomsbury, 2022) and CROSSHATCH: RECOVERING A FORGOTTEN FEMINIST’S VOICE AND FINDING MY OWN (Blackwater Press, forthcoming).

Michael Larsen, Retired Literary Agent and Consultant
Literary Agent Michael LarsenNow’s the best time ever to be a writer. Writing is the easiest of the arts to enter, succeed in, and keep practicing. But to take advantage of the amazing opportunities awaiting you, you need to know more and do more than ever. Mike loves helping adult nonfiction writers understand writing, agents, publishing, their literary and publishing goals and how to achieve them.

He can give you the strategies you need to succeed. Mike can also give you feedback on your proposal or the beginning of your manuscript. You’re welcome to call him Monday to Friday 10-4 PST at 415-673-0939 for a free chat. Then you’ll agree on a time to talk in person, over lunch, or by phone or Zoom.

Mike has 50 years of experience as an author or coauthor of eleven books and four decades of agenting. He’s the author of How to Write a Book Proposal, now in its fifth edition, coauthored with Jody Rein; How to Get a Literary Agent; and Guerrilla Marketing for Writers (coauthor). His fee is $75 for each thirty minutes. If you prefer, you may send him a check for what you think his advice is worth. Free follow-up phone calls after the consult. Email Mike Larsen, www.michaellarsenauthorcoaching.com.

Becky Robinson, Founder and President, Weaving InfluenceBecky Robinson

Becky Robinson is Founder and President of Weaving Influence, which has helped more than 150 non-fiction authors in their book launches, enabling them to build their brands, acquire more customers, and increase book sales. A full-service firm, Weaving Influence provides authors with digital and integrated marketing services and public relations.

Check out Weaving Influence’s website for more information. Sign up to receive Becky’s weekly newsletter and information on Weaving Influence webinars and Book Marketing Action Podcasts at https://weavinginfluence.com/contact/.

Suzanne Sherman, Publishing Consultant
Suzanne ShermanFor more than 30 years I’ve helped memoir and nonfiction writers achieve their goals and navigate the field of traditional and self-publishing. I write and edit agent and publisher query letters, book proposals, and synopses, and consult on publishing options: traditional, self-publishing, or hybrid. For writers with a work in progress I offer a customized coaching schedule via email, Skype, or telephone. Sessions typically include manuscript review with feedback, guidance with outline creation, and in-depth chapter-by-chapter review as the book takes shape.

Besides coaching, I consult on completed manuscripts and manuscripts in progress, supplying writers with detailed notes on what’s needed for successful completion. Many writers like to go to the next step, working with me as their developmental editor. Some writers prefer to hire me to be their ghostwriter or collaborative writer. I have been published traditionally and I have self-published (www.100yearsinthelife.com) and I know both industries well. Call or email to schedule a free 20-minute telephone consultation so I can learn about your project and determine how I can help you. NFAA members receive a 10% discount on their first project. www.suzannesherman.com. Phone: 707-955-5456 | Email

Meghan StevensonMeghan Stevenson, Book Proposals
Meghan Stevenson Books helps entrepreneurs and experts become authors. With a focus on prescriptive nonfiction, Meghan and her team help build audiences (aka “platforms”) and craft book proposals that sell to major publishers. To date, MSB has helped clients earn more than $2,000,000 in advances from major publishers. Recent deals include It’s Not About the Money by Tasha Cochran (Avery), How to Lose Weight for the Last Time by Dr. Katrina Ubell (GCP Balance) and We Should All Be Millionaires by Rachel Rodgers (Harper Leadership). Learn more about Meghan at meghanstevenson.com

Megan Close Zavala, Book Coaching
Megan Close ZavalaTurn the Page Book Coaching & Editorial empowers talented authors to move past their blocks and make their writing and publishing dreams a reality.  Our clients are authors from virtually every genre, at every stage of their writing adventure, from first idea to final page. I have spoken at writers conferences across the country, training many hundreds of authors on all things writing-related.  The writing process can be difficult, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun! Visit Turn the Page Book Coaching & Editorial, Phone: 818-971-9176 | Email

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