The former Editor-in-Chief of William Morrow, Betty has also held positions as Executive Editor of Harper Collins, Executive Editor of Delacorte Press, Fiction and Books Editor of Cosmopolitan Magazine, and book reviewer for CNN. She is the author of seven traditionally published books and one self-published book.
Christi Love, (whose professional trajectory has resulted in a large collection of hats) has been called an “Idea Optimizer”. A former rock chick, dental assistant, set designer, science nerd and author of a traditionally published children’s book (to name a few), she welcomed the opportunity to join the BookWorks team and gain a ringside seat to the self-publishing world.
Tyler Doornbos is a web designer and principal at Well Design Studio based in Grand Rapids, MI. He has been working in the web industry since 2006.
Penny C. Sansevieri, Founder and CEO of Author Marketing Experts, Inc., is a best-selling author and internationally recognized book marketing and media relations expert. She is an Adjunct Professor teaching Self-Publishing for NYU, and the author of fourteen books, including How to Sell Your Books by the Truckload on Amazon and Red Hot Internet Publicity. Learn more at amarketingexpert.com
Robin Cutler, Director of Ingram’s independent publishing program, IngramSpark, is the former Assistant Director of USC Press, CEO and founder of Summerhouse Press, and Vendor Manager for Amazon/Createspace. She works, writes, reads and lives in beautiful New Mexico.
Frances Caballo is an author and social media strategist and manager for writers. She’s a regular speaker at the San Francisco Writers Conference and a contributing writer at TheBookDesigner.com and blogger and Social Media Expert for BookWorks, and blogger at Bowker’s Self-Published Author blog. She’s written several social media books including The Author’s Guide to Goodreads, and Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day. Her focus is on helping authors surmount the barriers that keep them from flourishing online, building their platform, finding new readers, and selling more books. Her clients include authors of every genre and writer conferences. Not sure how you’re doing online? Sign up for my free email course.
Amy Collins is President of New Shelves Books. With over 20 years experience as a Sales Director for companies (such as F+W and WRITER’S MARKET), Amy now guides indie authors through the maze of book sales and distribution. She a regular speaker/presenter at many regional and national author and publishing educational organizations in the US and the UK. In her off time, she works in her community to eliminate poverty, is a singer in a Celtic blues band on the weekends, and is saving up for a faster motorcycle.