Don’t you ever wish there was someone who could answer your questions about indie publishing? The ones that pop up when you’re new to book publishing?
Blogs provide a lot of answers, and we certainly get our share of people looking for help with book construction, book design, book production, book marketing, and similar subjects.
Not only that, we get a steady stream of mail from my Contact Form. All this input is very helpful because it provides us with daily insight into where readers need help.
However, over the past 7 years, the traffic here has steadily increased, helped along by our wonderful Contributing Writers.
At this point we’re getting over 5,000 visitors a day, and that generates a lot of questions.
That’s why I’m very excited to announce the latest addition to our team: Sharon Goldinger, the “Answer Lady.”
My Long Association With Sharon
Sharon and I have been producing books together for over 20 years. We’ve done dozens of books for authors and publishers over that time, and I’ve come to have the utmost respect for her broad knowledge of the publishing industry, her remarkable attention to detail, and the humane way she treats everyone she deals with.
In fact, when I have a question, Sharon is one of the first people I call.
Sharon, who owns PeopleSpeak, is a book shepherd, an editor, and a publishing and marketing consultant specializing in nonfiction books.
You’ll start seeing Sharon replying to comments here, and also answering questions via email. I’ll still be handling questions about print production and design issues, but many of you are looking for information on ISBNs, copyright, and other topics Sharon knows well.
You can check out her profile page here: Sharon Goldinger, the “Answer Lady”
As you can imagine, this will be a big help for me, and I think it will provide you with better and more up to date information on your own publishing projects.
In fact, if you’ve got a question right now, why not leave it in the comments? That will also give you a chance to welcome Sharon to our team.