What People Are Saying

"I have had the privilege of working with Amy Collins at New Shelves for about six months now. During this time she has taught me more about the book industry than I could have ever learned on my own. She is a wealth of information...always a pleasure to talk to...and is someone who goes the extra mile for her clients."

—Julie Dewey, Owner of Holland Press

"I've listened to a lot of webinars and read a lot of books and articles about book marketing and promotion, and I have to say, Amy Collins knocks it out of the park. She is one of the most authentic, genuinely supportive and tireless mentor to us authors I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Her generosity, positive yet realistic attitude, and willingness to go several extra miles for you—even outside of the scope of her course—is what has made me into a fan for life.

—Birgitte Rasine, award-winning author and producer of "The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree

"Amy is a true publishing expert. Unlike some self-appointed gurus who jumped on the independent publishing bandwagon because it’s the latest hot new trend, Amy’s reliable advice is backed up by decades of actual industry experience. Her contacts in the industry ensure you of up-to-date information and she really cares about the authors she serves. I highly recommend Amy and New Shelves Publishing Services."

—Michele DeFilippo, Owner of 1106 Design

" I arrived at the doorstep of New Shelves Distribution with a novel, my labor of love. I knew what I wanted for this book and what I hoped to experience as an author, but there was so much to learn and so many choices. It was difficult to make sense of it all. After my first conversation with Amy, I knew that News Shelves was the right place for me in terms of getting my book out into the world and onto the shelves. Amy is straightforward, concise, fearless and quite funny. Her wealth of knowledge is immediately impressive as she is able to lay out before you the world of independent publishing in a clear manner and then offer many different options as to how you might conquer that world. And the support she gives you along the way is simply unheard of in today’s curt retail and service environment. I cannot stress that enough. And frankly, she does all of the hard work. She talks to the bookstores, her contacts placing your works on the shelves of major independents. She deals with Amazon, Borders, etc. And then she cares for your books, storing them and managing the distribution needs. So, sit back in your author’s study, put your feet up, have a glass of wine, pretend to smoke that pipe and be content that Amy Collins definitely has your back. You won’t be disappointed!""

—Jeffrey Blount, Author of Hating Heidi Foster and Almost Snow White,