“[Valerie] helped me gain a thorough understanding of the steps involved in taking your idea and putting it into print.” — Seminar attendee
In addition to being the author of four books (and counting), I’ve directed marketing departments for major book publishers and have managed, touched and/or had a front-row-seat to nearly every part of the book publishing process. I understand the business side of book publishing and its “peculiarities.”
I consult with select non-fiction clients on:
- Book proposal development
- Author bio / platform / brand assessment & development
- Content marketing and social media strategy & development
Valerie Peterson’s book publishing expertise is deep and her advice is encouraging, thoughtful, and effective. Valerie organized and edited my bio in a way that helped accelerate the growth of my platform. The facts of my skills and experience didn’t change but, as a result of her feedback and suggestions, my bio more immediately communicated my expertise and my value to clients and audiences.
I’d highly recommend Valerie as a publishing and author marketing expert.Anthony
Business Owner / Consultant / Self-published Author
To Valerie Peterson: You just “got me” from the start, and for that I will be forever appreciative.From book proposal client’s book acknowledgement
Health Expert / First-time Author / Traditionally Published Author
I wanted to say thank you! You were a tremendous help on our phone consultation today. So refreshing!John
Financial Consultant / Speaker / Aspiring Author
Thank you for your extraordinary help on my journey to being towards being an author.Tony
Writer / Aspiring Author
For a generous advance sampling of my publishing industry expertise, TheBalanceCareers.com (formerly About.com), a client for whom I inaugurated the Book Publishing site and for six years was the contracted Expert. Some of my favorite articles are:
- What do you need to be published by a major publisher?
- Six steps to getting a literary agent
- Should you self-publish?
To contact me for one-on-one consulting: vpcontentmeant[at]gmail.com.