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 MUFONbooks.com. 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 Melvillepress.com, TVClassicspress.com 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: www.micropublishingmedia.info
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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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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