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Porter Anderson [Photo Christine Reynolds, PPA, FDPE, CPP]Porter Anderson (@Porter_Anderson) is a journalist and consultant in publishing. He is The Bookseller’s (London) Associate Editor in charge of The FutureBook. He is a featured writer with Thought Catalog (New York), which carries his reports, commentary, and frequent Music for Writers interviews with composers and musicians. And he’s a regular contributor of “Provocations in Publishing” with Writer Unboxed. Through his consultancy, Porter Anderson Media, Porter covers, programs, and speaks at publishing conferences and other events in Europe and the US, and works with various companies and players in publishing, such as Library SELF-e, Frankfurt Book Fair’s Business Club, and authors. You can follow his editorial output at Porter Anderson Media, and via this RSS link.

SandraBio1 253x300 Four Reasons You Must Have Book Cover Blurbs!Sandra Beckwith is an award-winning former publicist who now teaches authors how to promote their books through her free Build Book Buzz newsletter, blog, individual coaching, and online training programs. Sandra is also a participant in our Winner Circle, offering members sample press releases and tip sheets in our “Templates and Tutorials” section. Join now at to take advantage of all the ways we “shrink the web” for authors, including access to live book clubs, indie bookstores, vetted book reviewers by genre and more!

Bouchard- PUBLICITY PHOTO -1Lynda Bouchard is Founder of Booking Authors Ink, a boutique marketing firm dedicated to Southern authors. She has been working with authors, publishing companies and publicists for over 15 years. Lynda and her staff work closely with publicists, publishing houses and authors to help customize each book tour. When not on the road with authors, Lynda volunteers and plans fundraising events for Donate South, a non-profit foundation which helps create awareness for the importance of organ and tissue donation

Angela-150x150Angela DeCaires is the Publishing Director at BookLogix. In her role with the Atlanta-based publisher, she oversees marketing communications, as well as the book marketing, eBook, and distribution departments. Angela’s background includes experience in public relations, writing, broadcasting, and journalism, having spent a number of years as a TV news producer and news writer in New York State, followed by public relations work for health systems in both Florida and New York. She holds a degree in Communication/Journalism from St. John Fisher College. Connect with her @AMeradji

Claire-McPRClaire McKinney of Claire McKinney PR, LLC specializes in campaigns for books, authors, educational programs, websites, art, film, and other intellectual properties. They work carefully with clients to create messaging; branding concepts; and marketing and media strategies that integrate both traditional and new media opportunities. Claire has been a faculty member and sponsor at PubSense Summit, and is a frequent contributor to WWW.

52C copy2Award-winning journalist and author Laura McNeill’s accolades in broadcasting include awards from the Associated Press, including Best News Anchor and Best Specialized Reporter. Laura was recently awarded a 2-book deal with Thomas Nelson Publishing, a division of HarperCollins. Her novel, Center of Gravity, set in Mobile, AL., released in mid 2015. Visit Laura’s site at

Carol-ChiaoAs a marketing executive for a top 20 consumer goods company, Carol Van Den Hende has led the positioning, branding, strategy, design and product development for billion dollar brands. For more than 15 years, she’s collaborated with best-in-class advertising and promotions agencies. Recently, Carol has been teaching authors to apply marketing techniques to branding and design. Carol is completing her debut novel titled “Missing Pieces.” Inspired by combat-wounded veterans, Carol has crafted a love story centered on transformational challenges. Carol has lived in the U.S. and China with her husband and twin boys. Connect with Carol at Twitter: @c_vandenhende or Facebook:

Patricia-WeberSince 2007 Patricia Weber has been recognized internationally, on radio and in print, for most things introvert. Followers of her blog regularly comment that her messages both resonate with them, and inspire them. She has been featured in numerous publications such as Entrepreneur, Training, and The Wall Street Journal. Her current book, Communication Toolkit for Introverts: Find your voice in everyday business situations, is for introverts who want practical tools to navigate work situations. She supports introverts with her speaking, coaching and books.