When you join the Author Connections community, you are in excellent company. Kindly browse some of the authors and titles from the last ten years and when you are ready to move forward with your own book, take our Author Survey to begin.
“I am absolutely smitten with Beth Kallman Werner – with her knowledge, her honest enthusiasm, and her devotion to excellence. I came to Beth to help edit and market my first non-fiction book, titled The Pursuit of Wisdom, and she has roundly fulfilled my search for an intelligent and supportive spirit to help guide me in the process. Admittedly, the subject matter of my work can be intense but Beth met the challenge with impassioned creativity and thoroughly understood my desired goals to reach a targeted audience. I am certain that authors of any genre would benefit from Beth’s sage advice. I am exceedingly thankful to have found her myself.”
“Author Connections has been great to work with. Beth Werner’s extensive knowledge of the publishing industry – everything from print on demand to the big publishing houses – was invaluable for a novice like me. Beth was able to take me by the hand and lead me through the maze that is book marketing and make it understandable. She has always been available to me when I’ve had questions or needed direction. Thank goodness, because all those things I never would have thought of – Beth did!”
“I am absolutely amazed at the way Beth handled my marketing project. She has such wonderful energy and uses it to a degree unmatched by others in the business. Beth maintained contact and updated me on the progress and direction of my Marketing Plan right from the first day. She is a perfectionist and a master of research; no stone was unturned, no theory was missed. My book now has the best chance of becoming a bestseller because of Beth’s time and determination to put together a plan designed for my needs. Thank you Beth Kallman Werner, I’ll be back, and if word of mouth has any merit at all, you will be busy.”
“I was writing my first novel and I didn’t have a clue how steep the learning curve would be. I began with a small-time writing coach who I outgrew as I got closer to cleaning up my manuscript and shopping publishers. Beth was recommended to me by a friend of a friend of a guy who interviewed me on his podcast. THANK GOD I FOUND HER. She took my manuscript and helped tighten up everything from development to structure to copy and line editing. The book I ended up with, soulnotskin: becoming the me I was meant to be, is a work I am very proud of. She is also an incredible resource for industry know-how, connections and recommendations of other service providers, and marketing. She is super busy all the time so you’d be lucky to land her. She turns out incredible work at reasonable prices and in reasonable time frames. What’s more, she has a heart behind the red ink. I’ll be going to her to help with Book II. For Sure.”
“Beth isn’t your average marketing strategist; Beth gets personal. I mean this in the best way possible. When I first met Beth, even before she took me on as a client and we started working together, she spent her own time speaking to me on the phone, getting to know me as I was getting to know her. What has always fascinated me about Beth is how deeply intuitive and connected she is. She can sense and describe who you are as a writer and the brand your work offers. There have been so many times when Beth would articulate exactly what I was thinking or feeling about a marketing or creative idea. I have always felt vastly understood by her. She isn’t trying to sell you some tried-and-true, one-size-fits-all formula. She is able to tailor and craft a plan that is original for your unique voice as a writer. What you will get from Beth is distinction: Beth hears, sees, and feels who you are as an artist. I am no longer a client of Beth’s—the marketing plan she provided me has proven itself quite helpful—but I am most proud that I consider Beth a friend. She continues to be a cheerleader for me and my career, and she always responds to any questions I have. She continues to advise and guide. Beth Kallman Werner is truly a living example of when someone’s life-calling and purpose combines with passion and professional excellence.”
“When I started building the foundation for my company, I knew I needed an editor and marketing plan. After reviewing several different options, I was certain Beth Kallman Werner, Founder and President of Author Connections, was who I wanted to work with. It is impossible to quantify how valuable Beth has been for Calvin James Creates. She is much more than an editor and marketing advisor. She is someone I trust and someone I now consider a friend. Anyone I meet that needs editing services, market research, or a seasoned book industry professional’s advice; I send to Beth.”
“As a children’s author, I searched for a person who would offer valuable insights for marketing my book, “A Tractor Named Wilbur.” I chose to hire Beth for many reasons. During our initial phone conversation, she made me feel comfortable. Beth selects her clients carefully, which is a big plus in my view. It was an indication she believed in my book. I don’t think it’s possible for anyone to dedicate themselves to your work if they don’t care for it. She has the knowledge and skills to help your book shine.
Beth has given me a detailed marketing plan, full of valuable marketing ideas, which I would not have implemented on my own. She is always available when I need advice. In fact, she makes me feel like her most important client.
I give Beth my highest recommendation to any author who seeks the very best marketing plan to help them reach their goals.
“Energy, knowledge, talent, advisor, concise, perfectionist, flexible, and amazing! As a new author the world of self-publishing was new to me. Her media guide was created specifically for my topic: Grief, Loss and Trauma. I was pretty lost as to how best to navigate the world of media and outlets to help get the book known. Beth is so much more than what she describes on her site Author Connections. She is personable, cares about the project and has the ability to make you feel as if you are the only person she is working with. She is precise, and gives great advice. I was on my way to a conference to make a presentation, and she innocently asked if I had book cards to hand out to folks. I did not have what she described. She helped me design what was needed, and it was the right advice–something I would not have thought about! I cannot say enough about how great Beth is and as I continue to work with her, I realize how much her gifts translate into organization for the book, a plan going forward, and success!”
“I am extremely indebted to Beth Kallman Werner at Author Connections for the direction she has given me on my writing adventure. My only regret is that I didn’t reach out to Beth until after I had published my first novel, The Walls of Lucca.
For 42 years I’ve been a different kind of storyteller—as a play by play broadcaster describing the action of football, basketball, and baseball on fields and courts across America—so it was a bit daunting when I decided to write a novel. After eleven years of writing, I finally finished and then said, “Now what?” That was followed by months of researching the marketing and social media platforms, becoming totally confused.
My developmental editor, Nicole Ayers, suggested I contact Author Connections, and thank God I did! Beth put together a brilliant promotion plan specifically for my book and has patiently guided me through the process, calming my doubts and fears.
Beth has given me confidence when it was lacking and pulled me out of my cave of confusion. Many times on this writing and marketing journey I threw my hands in the air and yelled, “Help me, Obi Wan Werner, you’re my only hope!”
Beth is a therapist, a guide, a great editor, and most importantly, a friend. I am very grateful for her counsel. What a Blessing!”
“As I embark on the production of my next book, I am reminded of the great relationship my wife and I have with Beth Kallman Werner, the editor of my current work. We partnered with Beth on my third novel in a marketing capacity and as a favor, she agreed to review the book. After a thorough inspection… I secured Beth’s services as the editor of the book I was writing at the time. Fast forward from 2013 to now and the book has earned two national awards and the sales have exceeded our most far-reaching expectations. We agreed that having Beth aboard as a full partner made the book she edited better than the three previous novels. I can honestly say that Beth is carving her reputation as the “go-to” editor for independently published authors and helping them become aggressive in the highly competitive publishing industry. I am blessed to be one of the writers whose art has improved because of the influence of Beth Kallman Werner, much in the same manner the greatest editor of all time, Max Perkins, impacted Hemingway, Rawlings, Fitzgerald, and Lardner. Proud to be an FOB—Friend of Beth!”