Doris Heilman has been my marketing consultant for a month and the results have been very positive — I’m convinced her methods will benefit other authors who publish their own work or who want to expand the reach of their publishers’ efforts.
I’ve been most impressed with the help she’s given me in finding foreign-rights agents and publishers, because I’m convinced Treasure of Saint-Lazare would sell well in any country the Nazis occupied during WWII. It is about stolen art, and that’s a topic that’s hot in Europe now because of the 1,400 pieces found in a Munich apartment and the number of museums that have reached settlements with the heirs of pre-war owners of some outstanding artworks. And then there the new movie The Monuments Men, which hasn’t hurt a thing.
She doesn’t do the work for you. Rather, she tells you how to do it and suggests tools for the job, which means her services are affordable. Between our emails, her blog posts, and our weekly Skype conference I have more ideas than I’ll be able to implement in months. She’s good advice about social media, too.
Doris lives in Canada but this year is a snowbird. She’s just arriving in Sarasota from Atlanta, where she offered seminars, and now is planning one for March 22 in Sarasota.