Praise for Barbara Brabec's
Telephone Consulting Service
Personal Help for Writers, Authors, Self-publishers, and Dreamers too!
"In this often maddening, fast moving world of publishing, self-publishing, agents coming and going, publishers opening and closing, book stores shutting down and expanding, editors for hire and Beta readers, Barbara Brabec provides wonderful help for sorting it all out. She has the experience and contacts to quickly understand where we writers are on our journey and help us right now. In one short consultation, she gave me more than I expected--a critique of my cover, suggestions on e-formatters and type setters, materials to read, and immediately followed up with an e-mail and links to excellent sources for what I needed. I've been about the writing of novels for over ten years, and the marketing and selling of them for about seven years. Barbara is as good as I've found to guide us on our journeys." - G. J. Berger, author of South of Burnt Rocks West of the Moon.
"Barbara is wise and knowledgeable about the publishing industry. She gave me many practical tips and references to people who actually helped me launch my ebook. She also explained how to obtain a web domain and outlined the steps to setting up a business. These things are important and they weren't even on my radar screen before I talked with Barbara." - Gayle Larson Schuck, author of By the Banks of Cottonwood Creek (Kindle and Smashwords editions)
"As a newcomer to the eBook marketplace, I was browsing the web one day when I clicked on Barbara Brabec's article "Book Manuscript Formatting Tips." The article was well written, concise, and full of valuable, ready-to-use information. I was immediately filled with hope and a sense of 'I can do this.' I called Barbara and got a person who was really friendly and cared a lot. Within minutes I knew I was talking with a wise consultant, someone who had paid her dues and knew how to make difficult things workable and sensible. By the time my half-hour consultation was done, she had outlined an efficient, reasonably priced, turnkey eBook publishing plan.
"One of Barbara's most outstanding qualities is her gracious, giving nature. Throughout our consultation hour, she shared her tips freely without one hint of 'I'll reveal more for another $30.' Within twenty-four hours, I received an email including detailed information and links for me to follow. After four decades of running several businesses, I have never encountered such a useful, wise, caring consultant. Three days after my consultation I was in the middle of publishing my first eBook. Thank you, Barbara, for your expertise and your unprecedented delivery of the goods." - Gary M. Unruh, Golden Rule Parenting—Treat Your Child the Way You Want to Be Treated
"I have some experience working with publishers since I have released three how-to quilting books. But when it came to declaring my first book (A Forest of Quilts) out of print and working with the publisher to purchase the remaining inventory, I was lost. I thought of Barbara's consulting service, and called for her advice. She was so helpful and thorough, even bringing up things I hadn't considered. She has a wealth of knowledge from her own business experiences, making her the perfect consultant for those of us still learning everything the hard way. I'm an artist first and a business person second, but my business sense is definitely improving thanks to Barbara and her books, newsletters, and now consulting. I will be tapping her talents again!" - Terrie Kralik, Moose Country Quilts
"I had all sorts of wrong-headed ideas about being an author and publishing a book. Barbara set me straight in no uncertain terms and provided the personal and professional support any author needs and desires. Her patience and persistence and invaluable guidance in the unnerving, frustrating, stimulating, gratifying world of writing and publishing was most appreciated." - Michael Dinius, consultant and author of Targeting Teamwork: How Bosses and Other Performance Managers Can Build and Sustain Team and Organizational Excellence (Performance Management Consulting, 2013; Kindle and Smashwords editions)
"I was so happy to learn that you were offering phone consultations! I was rather nervous before we spoke, but you immediately put me at ease, and I instantly felt like I was chatting with a friend. (And speaking to a fellow cat lover made it fun!) I can't thank you enough for the helpful critique, suggestions, and advice you gave to me about my website and my business, and for answering my seemingly endless list of questions, too! Since we spoke, I purchased two more of your books, and now when I read them, I can 'hear' your encouraging and motivating voice. Thank you, Barbara, very much!" - Laura Lynn Kulba, Pet Scribbles LLC