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KERA YONKER

SELF-PUBLISHING CONSULTING, ONLINE MARKETING, SOCIAL MEDIA COACHING, SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING with special interest in LITERARY FICTION, ROMANCE, MEMOIR, HISTORY, PSYCHOLOGY, SELF-HELP, DATING & RELATIONSHIPS

Kera Yonker Social Media ExpertKera Yonker has over a decade of marketing experience working for publishers including Oxford University Press and McGraw-Hill Professional, where she worked on award-winning and New York Times-bestselling titles and sold to major retailers Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

Before starting her own firm, Final Word Marketing, Kera helped launch over 100 authors into self-publishing programs via Amazon and B&N with Argo Navis, a division of Perseus Books Group.

Kera’s marketing and editorial clients have been published by houses large and small, including Hachette Book Group, New Press, and Sock Monkey Press.

Twitter: @kerayonker
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kera-yonker
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/kera.yonker

 

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LAURA ROSS

EDITING NONFICTION AND FICTION; GHOSTWRITING; EDITORIAL COLLABORATION; CONSULTATION ON PUBLISHING AND SELF-PUBLISHING

Laura Ross is an author, editor, and publishing consultant with more than thirty years’ experience in New York book publishing. She has served as Editorial Director at Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers and Theatre Communications Group; Vice President/Director of Marketing at Pocket Books; Director of Advertising and Promotion at Simon & Schuster and Penguin Books; and the co-proprietor of a book-packaging firm, Cognoscenti Books. Over all that time, she has also worked as a journalist, book doctor, and ghostwriter.

In 2008, she turned full-time to independent editorial work with a focus on writing and editing nonfiction. She has ghostwritten a variety of memoirs and works of narrative nonfiction for clients including HarperCollins, Sterling, Quayside, and Stone Song Press. Her attributed works include a series of annotated classics, a wellness book, and several works of history—notably, Traveling the Silk Road and Theodore Roosevelt: A Passion to Lead (both Sterling Publishing). She lives in New York City.

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KAREN STRAUSS

SELF-PUBLISHING AND DISTRIBUTION

Karen Strauss has worked in book publishing since 1981, when she started at Bantam Books as a senior publicist. She then moved on to The Free Press to become its Director of Trade Marketing. She directed and managed marketing campaigns for what would become the leading publisher of social science and political books. In 1988 Karen joined Crown Publishing as Sales Manager where she directed a sales force of 20 reps while also selling national accounts, and then became National Sales Manager at Avon Books.

In 1991 Strauss Consultants, Inc. was founded to help small publishers maximize their sales potential and distribution needs. Due to changes in the market, and the rise of print on demand, Strauss expanded their services to reflect the current more dynamic landscape.

With extensive history in the U.S. book market and experience in sales, marketing and publicity, Strauss has expanded her services to include authors who are looking to find publication and distribution in both print and e-books.

Contact: www.straussconsultants.com
Phone: 646-232-9647
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kbstrauss21
Twitter: @KBStrauss