Barbara Holstein, Positive Psychologist and author, offeres important
advice to authors - both traditionally published and self published
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Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein Offers Important Advice And Real Help To Self Published Authors
Holstein is a highly successful author who has been down both publishing paths - traditional publishing and self publishing
Branch, NJ, December 16, 2014] A newscaster interviewing Diane Von
Furstenberg, December 11, 2014, about her new book, 'Baring it All',
commented: "You can't get to where you want to go with some rough
times." Fortunately, Diane responded that she was lucky and
succeeded with the American Dream early on. However, both authors
who have been lucky enough to find a publisher and Indie book authors
often suffer a different type of journey.
many authors find themselves walking through mine fields for years and
years," Dr. Holstein stated. "Over the last 20 years, literally
every time an author turns around there is a new way to sell books and
usually that new way involves an outlay of a lot of money. Even
worse is the truth that most suggestions, unless applied from dawn to
dusk with a bit of fairy dust luck thrown in, led to few books being
sold. Profit margins? Practically nothing. As a result most
authors remain in the red."
"That said, bringing one's
voice to the pubic via a book that shares a journey, wisdom, or a great
read to escape by, is a thrilling adventure. Where would we be
without a good book when we yearn to learn something new or just lose
ourselves for a few hours?"
Grateful for the thousands
of authors who have dared to spend their money and give themselves to
writing books, Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, as a positive psychologist
and author of books for the past 20 years, declares: "I understand the
value of the written word to sooth, to heal, to provide inspiration and
relief as we go through life. I also understand how frustrating
it is for an author to throw money down an endless drain of hope that
usually brings no results in terms of sales and public exposure."
of my books have publishers, but 'Around Every Corner, Romance &
Mystery...' is at the moment an Indie book. I've decided to look
for the opportunities that don't involve my check book. Here are
two great ones that I am participating in now: Wattpad and
SELF-e. Wattpad is a website you can post chapters from your
book, chapter by chapter, giving the author a chance to build a
following. It even allows one to put up a video to go with each
chapter, which I have done from my YouTube playlist, 'Around Every
Corner'. SELF-e is an opportunity for one's book to be selected by
libraries, which has been almost impossible for Indies. Am I hoping for
miracles? Of course, every author does deep in her heart. But at
least I know I didn't make out a check that was cashed as someone
laughed all the way to the bank."
Dr. Holstein's pathfinder book
‘The Enchanted Self, A Positive Therapy’ was published in 1997 by
Harwood Academic Publishers and is now in its second printing through
Brunner-Routledge. Her second book ‘Recipes for Enchantment, The Secret
Ingredient is YOU’ has received rave reviews as a wonderful
inspirational story book. ‘DELIGHT’, Dr. Holstein’s third book is
available in two versions, paperback and a CD-rom that includes music,
art, and Dr. Holstein’s voice. She is also the author of a book for
teens and tweens entitled, 'The Truth, Diary Of A Gutsy Tween', in
which Dr. Holstein has embedded positive truths and concepts geared to
help girls develop self-esteem and resiliency. The Truth is
published by Sky Pony Press. The sequel, 'Secrets, Diary Of A
Gutsy Teen' will be released February 1, 2015.
Dr. Holstein is
also open to the possibility of using product placement within her
romance novel. "If any company wants their product mentioned in 'Around
Every Corner, Romance & Mystery...', and I don't feel it comprises
the story line, I will be thrilled to put the product in. I will
be happy to have Natalie drinking Nescafe or Maggie putting MAC
Dr. Holstein can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of her works are available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and all
other online retailers. More information on Dr. Holstein and her work
is available at her website at http://www.EnchantedSelf.com.
Barbara Becker Holstein, internationally known Positive Psychologist is
the creator of The Enchanted Self ®, a positive psychology method for
happiness. She is in private practice in Long Branch, New
with her husband, Dr. Russell M. Holstein.
Dr. Barbara can be
found on the web, interviewed, writing articles and posting video 'TED'
style talks on Happiness, Positive Psychology, Relationships
She has been a contributor to Heart and Soul,
Cosmopolitan Magazine, Redbook, Real Simple, The Wall Street Journal,
Time on line, the Today Show and Family Circle Magazine.
Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
170 Morris Ave.,
Long Branch, New Jersey 07740
Twitter: @truth4girls, and
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