"WHO YA GONNA CALL" when you need ANSWERS . . . ENCOURAGEMENT . . . DIRECTION . . .
A PLAN . . . or
the right CONNECTION to a key individual?
Just call BARBARA BRABEC . . .
someone who's "been there, done that" and wants to help YOU "get
there and do that" too.
Email Barbara if you'd like to set up a
Skype/Webcam consultation related to writing, self-publishing, or any other
topic on this website.
BARBARA'S VARIOUS BOOKS illustrate the extent of her knowledge on how to turn
talents, experience, and know-how into a profitable business based at home. She
has a lifetime of personal experience in the creative fields of art, craft,
design, music, speaking, teaching, writing, and self-publishing, with
considerable experience in developing and managing her own websites and
Says satisfied client Terri
Kralik, "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
more comments from satisfied clients here.
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by Barbara Brabec
All Rights Reserved
Barbara Brabec's World
SPECIAL HELP FOR AUTHORS
IF YOU'VE WRITTEN A BOOK you want to
self-publish, having someone to talk to who has done what you're still
dreaming about doing could make all the difference, as these authors confirm:
G. J. Berger, author of
South of Burnt Rocks West of the Moon
"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 typesetters, 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."
Adds Gary Unruh,
author of Golden Rule Parenting—Treat Your Child the Way You Want to Be Treated: "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."
See below for Barbara's affordable telephone consulting
Need a critique of your book manuscript? See her
Book Manuscript Critiquing Service.
IF YOU'RE AN AUTHOR with a contract from a
trade book publisher and need
help in understanding all the legalese in it, see Barbara's special
Author-Publisher Book Contract Consulting Service.
DURING MY LIFETIME as a professional
business writer, author, speaker, teacher, editor, consultant, and self-publisher
(complete bio here), I've interviewed countless
home-business pros and other experts for my books, periodicals,
and magazine columns. I've also communicated with thousands of
business-minded people at home-business conferences and in my workshops—plus fielded thousands
upon thousands of letters and e-mails from people in all walks of life and work. As a
result, I have a keen understanding of what works and what
doesn't ... know how to get "from here to there" ... and know what one
has to do to keep moving and growing in
any creative endeavor or home-business pursuit.
While I believe I can be helpful to anyone who is struggling to get ahead in
any kind of self-employment endeavor, a close look at my website will tell you that my
primary interest at this time is in the field of
books (both print and electronic), and I'm passionate about encouraging others to follow in my footsteps here,
as evidenced in this article on
Let me Help You Follow Your Dream
IN EVEN A SHORT PHONE CONSULT, you will quickly
benefit by getting answers to whatever questions you may have. (Make a list and have
it ready. If I can't answer them, there will be no charge.) You'll also learn whether you're on the right track or
need to investigate some things you overlooked or just didn't know about
before. I generally give my consulting clients leads to helpful Web resources
and people they ought to contact.
Consulting Fee Options
$20 for fifteen minutes - for some quick
$35 for thirty minutes - recommended for most clients
$60 for one hour - when you need a lot of help
I generally limit telephone consults to weekdays between the hours of
10 a.m. and 5 p.m. (CST), but will accommodate individuals whose job
necessitates a consult after five or on a Saturday.
TO GET STARTED,
email me about with information about
what you want to discuss, how much time you want to reserve for
the consultation, and what days or times are good for you to
If I believe I can be helpful to you, I'll get back to you
with one of those days/times that also works for me and ask for
your PayPal email address so I can invoice you in advance of the
We can discuss then how best to connect. If you don't have unlimited long
distance service and live in one of the geographical areas served by my long-distance
provider (see below), I will call you at the appointed time. We can also
communicate by Skype and/or webcam if you wish.
My long-distance service includes: Continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, Puerto
Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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