BBMTC Panel of Experts

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Aggie Villanueva
A published author at Thomas Nelson before 30, Aggie Villanueva is now a self-published multiple fiction & nonfiction Amazon/Kindle category bestseller, for The Rewritten Word and Rightfully Mine. Aggie founded Promotion á la Carte, author promotional services and 6 months later was voted #2 at Predators & Editors in the Promotion category. She teaches author promotion and rewriting across the Web, and is also a critically acclaimed photographic artist represented by galleries nationwide, including Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ. Follow Aggie – Twitter | Facebook
April Hamilton
April L. Hamilton is an author, author services provider, blogger, Technorati BlogCritic, leading advocate and speaker for the indie author movement, and founder and Editor in Chief of Publetariat, the premier online news hub and community for indie authors and small imprints. April is also on the Board of Directors for the Association of Independent Authors.
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Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Carolyn Howard-Johnson is the multi award-winning author of the HowToDoItFrugally series books. One series for writers. One series for retailers. She is a former journalist, publicist and marketer and an award-winning novelist and poet. She is also a UCLA Extension Writer’s Program instructor.
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Claudia Jackson
With over 20 years of experience as a corporate computer trainer and consultant, Claudia now works with a Digital Private Press – Telemachus Press who have launched NovelHelp University this year as an inexpensive solution. This site offers all of what the do-it-yourselfer needs to know, including hands-on training and step-by-step guides.
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Dana Lynn Smith
Dana Lynn Smith is a book marketing coach and author of The Savvy Book Marketer Guides series of ebooks. Drawing on her 15 years of publishing experience and degree in marketing, Dana specializes in developing marketing plans for nonfiction books and helping authors learn how to promote their books online. Her free Top Book Marketing Tips ebook is available at .
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Gary Smailes
Gary Smailes has wide experience of the publishing industry and over the past ten years has worked as a freelance writer, historian and researcher. Gary has written a number of history books for children including the Brave Scot and Modern Hero series. His four books from the BattleBooks series have been published by Hachette in 2010. He also worked with the successful author Terry Deary as the researcher for the ever popular Horrible Histories books. Gary has collaborated with a number of independent publishers providing editorial support and advice for fiction and non-fiction titles.
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Jeniffer Thompson
Jeniffer Thompson is the founding Principal of Monkey C Media, a full-service design house offering author services—including author websites, book cover design, branding development and Internet Marketing strategies. She is a speaker and author, her book Website WOW: Turn Your Website into Your Most Powerful Marketing Tool teaches authors how to use the Internet to promote themselves and their books. She is a board member of Publishers & Writers of San Diego as well as Read Local San Diego. Mrs. Thompson offers consulting and coaching services for authors looking to take their website marketing to the next level.
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Joanna Penn
Joanna Penn is the author of thriller novel, Pentecost, and 3 non-fiction books. Her website offers information and inspiration on writing, publishing and book marketing through articles, audio podcasts and videos. Joanna is also the creator of the Author 2.0 Blueprint: Using web 2.0 to write, publish, sell and promote your books.
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Joel Friedlander
Joel Friedlander is the proprietor of Marin Bookworks, a publishing services company in San Rafael, CA, that has launched many self-publishers. Joel is a book designer, a self-published author, and blogs about publishing, book design and the indie publishing life at
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Laurel Marshfield
Laurel Marshfield is a professional writer, ghostwriter, and developmental editor who helps authors of nonfiction, fiction, and memoir shape, develop, and refine their book manuscripts for publication — by providing manuscript evaluation, developmental editing, co-writing, ghosting, co-authorship, book coaching, and author consultation at Blue Horizon Communications.
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Lynn Serafinn
Originally from the US but now living in the UK, Lynn Serafinn is an award-winning transformation coach, book promotion coach, radio host and bestselling author of the book The Garden of the Soul: lessons from four flowers that unearth the Self. She also works as a campaign manager for mind-body-spirit authors and has produced several top-10 book campaigns, including many #1 bestsellers. She is also the creator of Spirit Authors, which offers training, coaching, business-building and inspiration for mind-body-spirit authors, whether established or aspiring.
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Penny Sansevieri
Penny C. Sansevieri, CEO and founder of Author Marketing Experts, Inc., is a best-selling author, an internationally recognized book marketing and media relations expert, and an Adjunct Instructor teaching publishing and marketing for NYU. Her company is one of the leaders in the publishing industry and has developed some of the most cutting-edge book marketing campaigns. She is the author of five books, including Book to Bestseller which has been called the “road map to publishing success.”
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Phyllis Zimbler Miller
Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the co-founder of the social media marketing company Miller Mosaic Power Marketing. The company coaches clients on how to effectively use social media to attract more business. Check out the company blog at and the company program Quick Start Social Media Track. Phyllis is also the author of the novel MRS. LIEUTENANT, co-author of the Jewish holiday book SEASONS FOR CELEBRATION and co-author of FOUR COMEDY SCREENPLAYS.
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Shelley Hitz
Shelley Hitz is an entrepreneur, speaker, author and consultant to individuals, organizations and small businesses who want to multiply their impact through self publishing. Over a two year span, while working full-time, she published five books, multiple audio CDs, authored two websites that attract thousands of visitors each month, and created multiple products that she sells through her website and at her speaking engagements. also offers free book templates, articles, newsletter, tele-classes, special reports, e-books, webinars, podcasts, videos and other resources to help you get published!
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Teresa Morrow
Teresa Morrow combines her three passions: writing, reading and networking in her business, Key Business Partners, LLC. She manages online promotional and marketing campaigns for authors and writers. She is an Editor at Large at WE Magazine for Women ™ and active member of Women in eCommerce. Teresa is passionate about helping authors and writers share their unique message to the world and offers a 20 minute free consultation.
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Tom Evans
Tom Evans is an author, musician, poet and technophile who specialises in helping authors and businesses tap into their Creative Muse.
He writes about creativity and the processes that both block it and encourage it. Everyone who works with him says he brings magic into their lives.
His 30 year career in the broadcasting and Internet industries has given him a deep appreciation and understanding of advanced technologies. As such, iPhone app development and e-publishing came naturally to him. Tom has got an amazing knack of making technology both simple to understand and empowering for others.
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Warren Whitlock
Warren Whitlock is a Best selling author, book marketing expert. He specialises in online book promotion, author training, best seller campaigns, speaking and book promotion. Warren is the co-Author of Twitter Revolution: How Social Media and Mobile Marketing is Changing Business.
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