Deborah Herman
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  • Stockbridge, MA
  • United States

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Science Fiction and Fantasy

Escape to new worlds and scientific possibilities in this group for sci-fi and fantasy writers. Share your work, your ideas, your experience and artwork. This is a worldwide group for those who write, represent, edit, read, draw, and produce  in this genre.See More
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This is a group for editors who are not affiliated with a particular publishing house. This is where you can discuss the craft of writing and editing and brainstorm about the future of the industry. See More
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We can all use a little romance. This group is for those who write romance, read it, represent it or edit it. Champagne anyone?See More
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This is a place for fiction writers and those who represent them and edit them to gather and discuss the process and the business. If you have ever even fantasized about writing a novel you are welcome too. See More
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"I am trying to leave your network, but the link doesn't seem to work. Thank you."
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Profile Information

Company Name if any
Micro Publishing Media
What do you do?
Writer, Agent, Acquisition Editor, Freelance Editor, Publisher, Other
If you answered other, Please Specify
Publisher, Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant
What school did you attend?
Ohio State University
What is your hometown?
Smithtown, NY
What are some of your interests?
Writing, Reading, Animals, Spirituality, Travel

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Although I am still affiliated with the Jeff Herman Agency I have moved my focus to micro publishing. This means that I curate (hand select) books and publish them in my own imprints (small publishing universes.) It is a new way to bring content to the specific audiences who want that kind of content.

For example, one of my new imprints/catalogs is This is where I am publishing books related to UFOs, aliens, government cover ups and encounters in a partnership with Mutual UFO network.  Other imprints are, and many others. 

The advantage in this kind of publishing is the use of marketing techniques that bring together readers and writers. There are so many self published books in cyberspace that readers do not know how to find what they want. They also will not spend on books that do not have some kind of recommendation. This approach solves this problem and gives both reader and writer the confidence in the product and the distribution.  

I am a publisher not a self-publishing platform. I am able to access bookstore distribution for certain titles. 

In addition MPM offers services to help bring your book to the highest levels of quality. This is for you. This is not a profit center for us but rather a way for you to find everything you need in one place. 

We offer developmental editing. 

We offer Marketing and branding strategy packages and consultation. 

We offer interior and cover design services. 

We collaborate with our authors to turbo charge their marketing. The biggest issue for authors today is rising above the noise. People need to find your and your work. We make that happen. 

Micro Publishing media

PO Box 1522

Stockbridge, MA 01262

413-298-0077  FAX 413-298-8188

Personal website:

Born: Smithtown, New York.

Education: Juris Doctorate (JD) The Ohio State University College of Law in a Dual Degree with the Graduate School of Journalism (MA) ,The Ohio State University (BA) Honors Contract Interdisciplinary with Honors in Liberal Arts.

Three MBA level certifications through the Rutgers mini MBA Program. 

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Social Media Strategy


Career history:

Deborah Levine Herman has worked as a literary agent for the past twenty plus years with her husband and the Jeff Herman Agency, LLC. Her concentration was in selecting projects and developing them for submission to publishers.

Herman is the author or co-author of over eleven traditionally published nonfiction books including Write the Perfect Book Proposal now in its Third Edition. 

Herman is also the author of  Spiritual Writing from Inspiration to Publication , which will soon be released in an updated edition to reflect the changes in publishing and the opportunities for digital marketing. The new book is titled: Spiritual Writing: Inspire, Ignite and Sell.

Micro Publishing Media, Inc has put Herman in a unique position to use her skills of curation and project development to publish books that can succeed in the crowded marketplace. The concept of the company is niche publishing and micro marketing. Her hand selected authors are taught how to build a personal brand so they can be writers and writer entrepreneurs. The authors have the support of MPM but are also educated to charge of their career success.

Herman works as a private writing coach, editor and Marketing Consultant. 

In addition to her work Deborah Herman  has a strong interest in spirituality and mysticism and specializes in books of this nature as well as general non-fiction and memoir. She  is a humanitarian who uses her gifts of intuition and animal communication to help as many fellow travelers on the path as she can. Herman is a teacher, healer and public speaker as well available to speak at events and workshops.


Favorite books to read: I am a total bibliophile. I have never met a book sale I haven’t loved because I look for things that are odd and often out of print. I have a huge metaphysics library and also have books about classic movies and associated biographies. I collect books on manners and lifestyle from the turn of the century especially if they depict the role of women. As far as current reading for pleasure, it has to strike my fancy. I am fortunate right now to have friends who are not jaded by having to read so much for screening. They keep me apprised of current trends in good books and I try to read them if I have time. I actually like the older books by people like Belva Plain because I hope someday to write a generational memoir/novel. Don’t we all want to write novels? I have been in non-fiction world, but that is still something I would like to try.

Hobbies: I love to be creative. Now that the kids are grown I can no longer hijack their school projects. I miss glue sticks and markers. So I do my own brand of artwork. I call it automatic drawing. I have samples on my personal website. I have created two oracle decks and an adult coloring book. I make jewelry, particularly with animal charms and angels. I like basic stringing so I don’t get too fancy. I want to learn bead weaving like the native Americans do. I love animals and do animal communication. Yes I really do talk to the animals. I even video tape it and write a column called “Animals love to talk.” I have a horse who is fairly old though he doesn’t know it. We walk each other like he is a big dog. Jeff and I love indie movies and we often take drives to know where and I force him to stop at tag sales so I can treasure hunt.

Additional Services: I am the editorial director of the agency which means that I select and develop projects and take on very few of my own. When I select a project it is represented by the agency.  I have a separate consultation business where I edit and doctor book proposals and manuscripts. I coach writers through skype or phone consultations using both my experience and education as a writer/journalist and my intuition. I can be reached through my personal website.


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Jessica Redfield Ghawi’s premonition of her tragic death

Posted on July 21, 2012 at 3:11pm 0 Comments

I feel oddly connected to Jessica Redfield Ghawi. She is not someone I had ever met. She is not even someone who was in my consciousness until I read a tweet on the early morning of Friday July 20, 2012 that shared one of her last blog posts. Jessica Redfield, who was tragically murdered in what is now being called the Batman Movie Massacre, narrowly missed being killed in a…


To All New Writers Everywhere

Posted on April 22, 2012 at 5:30pm 1 Comment

It has been a long time since I have attended a writer's conference where I was not teaching a class. As a literary agent and book doctor, I have conducted workshops on book proposal writing, spiritual writing, getting published and every subject related to the business. This past weekend I decided to attend a day of the regional conference for Children's Authors and Illustrators. It was very well attended and I signed up to learn more about this very specialized area of the industry in the…


Vibrational Shifts: Are they real?

Posted on March 11, 2012 at 12:10pm 0 Comments

I am an intuitive with many gifts that move me beyond the 5 senses. I thank God for them. However, these extra senses do not always explain the bigger picture to me. I am satisfied with the understanding I have with the Creator and my Spirit Guides. My awareness unfolds on a “need to know” basis. I am happy not asking too many questions beyond that because I always know I get the information I need at the right time. I try to live in the present. It actually annoys a lot of people, but it…


Publishing Basics and Where to Focus Your Energy

Posted on February 20, 2012 at 6:30pm 1 Comment

When you think about writing a book and getting it published it is important for you to consider why you are writing the book in the first place. Traditional publishing is still a very viable path for writers, but has changed over the past twenty years that I have been a literary agent. There are several "lists" put out by publishing houses each year. There is the front list, which are the books that garner a lot of media attention. Recently there was a headline that said that Amanda Knox,…


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At 1:22pm on June 15, 2019, Eve said…
I am trying to leave your network, but the link doesn't seem to work. Thank you.
At 8:05pm on March 11, 2016, James R. Callan said…

Hi Deborah.  I tried to upload four different author photos, and got the same error message each time.  Three of those were under 100KB .  So, I gave up.  I tried to update my profile with a picture, but no luck.


At 8:24pm on June 3, 2015, Brenda Avadian, MA said…

Hello new WAE friend, Deborah.  Your photo looks so crisp and clear... how'd you do that? I thought I submitted a high-rez photo but mine looks comparatively fuzzy!  :-)  We're all learning and continue learning.

At 8:00pm on June 22, 2014, Carole Spearin McCauley said…

Dear Deborah and Jeff, Hope you and site are doing well.  Sorry we couldn't meet in March, Wed. night.  I miss Pat, my friend. Was supposed to stay with her the weekend she killed herself.  Early in March I fell onto cement at Oak 'n Spruce and cracked my pelvis in two places.  Can sit down again only now.  Fairview Hosp. not good with x-ray or 4-hour wait in Emerg. Room.  Until next year, thinking of you.  Did finish ms. of novel ms. set in Berkshires, How She Saved Her Life--a tale of love, business, arson--with llamas-- on my heroine's B&B land in "Endfield" (Lee).

At 4:03pm on January 26, 2014, Carol Ann Kauffman said…

Thank you for the warm welcome, Deborah.  I uploaded a photo of me and jpegs of my book covers.  But I have no idea what to do next.  Any advice?  Thank you so much.

At 12:41pm on January 26, 2014, Barry Hammer gave Deborah Herman a gift
Hi, Deborah, Thanks for the nice comments that you sent me, and for connecting to me as a friend, here at this site. I have sent you a private message here at this site. Best wishes, Barry
At 12:27pm on January 26, 2014, MaryAnn Fry said…

Thank you Deborah. I blog at Here is the link to my book, Going Naked Being seen, The Power of Being Real. It has been at #1 in New Age Mysticism and Memoir on Amazon.

At 12:21pm on January 26, 2014, Kamala Nayar said…

Thank u 4 inviting me 2 your group though I feel I'm not a great writer I often like to share my musings with friends who can understand my thoughts

Kamala Nayar

At 4:10pm on January 8, 2014, Noa Daniels said…

Hi Deborah, I met your husband at the SC Writers Conference in 2006.  I had become a fan early on by reading his books.  Periodically, I touch base and I sent him an email today, letting him know that I was forwarding a copy of my new Ebook of poetry.  I hope you will read it as well, and let me know what you think.  I look so forward to getting to know you through your posts.  I already know you are both great people, doing great things for others.  Thank you, Noa Daniels

At 6:33pm on January 4, 2014, simone isser said…

Thank you Deborah. I am really glad to found this place. I have been struggling to find publishing connections for spiritual books. I am a mom of 3 beautiful kids and on a journey of helping and healing others. In a very short span of time I have been guided to be much closer to the source and write the channeled messages of divine. 

Thank you for letting me in, 



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