WHAT CLIENTS AND EXPERTS IN THE TRADE SAY ABOUT US
Ann Louise Gittleman, New York Times best-selling author
of The Fat-Flush Plan
“As a New York Times best-selling author, I am most pleased to highly recommend Nigel Yorwerth….He has an extraordinary grasp of health and the body/mind/spirit genre which was helpful in allowing me to place many of my key titles in the major chains. In addition, his personal relationship with book managers and book buyers was most impressive to me and no doubt contributes to his reputation in the publishing industry. I enjoyed working with Mr. Yorwerth because of his personal magnetism and sense of humor. His combination of old world charm and cutting-edge marketing savvy is not only impressive but very unique. I have worked with many other publishing coaches in the past. I can honestly say that Nigel Yorwerth is at the top of his profession.”
Dimitri Moraitis, CEO, WisdomLight Books
“We were looking for a consultant who was experienced in the Mind/Body/Spirit market, and Nigel was perfect for the job. Nigel helped us field our way through the intricacies of placing our title in the marketplace. Through his efforts, Barnes & Noble, Borders and many key independent booksellers picked up our title. He also worked with us to refine the back cover and has been booking author events for us at Barnes & Noble, Borders and other bookstores. We highly recommend Nigel. He’s professional, experienced, persistent and a tremendous asset to any publishing team.”
David Steinman, Publisher, Freedom Press
“I can’t speak highly enough about Nigel Yorwerth and how he has helped us here at Freedom Press. He is extremely knowledgeable about the book industry. He has established great relationships with buyers and is well liked and trusted. Nigel always goes the extra mile to make our books successful. He has helped in their design, helped develop titles and subtitles, written back cover copy that really grabs the reader and advised us on formatting and pricing.”
Phil Borack, Executive Producer, “The Yogis of Tibet ”
“Nigel Yorwerth was recommended to me by the advertising director of Body and Soul magazine when I told her I was looking for someone to help me expand the distribution [of my film “The Yogis of Tibet”]. She spoke very highly of Nigel and now I know why. He arranged wholesalers and distributors in the U.S. and internationally. He has also placed the film in important stores….A large percentage of the sales on this movie have been from his sources. He seemingly never runs out of ideas. Nigel can make a huge difference for your product. He has for mine.”
Mary Jo Bennett, author of When Autumn Comes
"I couldn’t have asked for a better team to coach me through the publishing process. Yorwerth Associates wrote my back cover copy, helped me get a professional cover design and got review quotes from two New York Times best-selling authors. They also helped me shape my content for maximum saleability and wrote a book proposal that was second to none. Nigel Yorwerth’s extensive knowledge of the world of books and Patricia Spadaro’s sensitivity and prowess as an editor have made this journey a rich and satisfying one. If you are laboring through the birth of a book, you'll be smart to get the experienced team of Yorwerth Associates to stand behind you.”
Norman Millman, Summit University Press
"Nigel is a friend to all and he values sincere business relationships as a primary key to success. He has cultivated, over many years, a valued and personal relationship with the major book-chain buyers as well as many wholesalers across America. Nigel is extremely customer focused and customer savvy...especially when it comes to Mind, Body, Spirit literature. I highly recommend Nigel's marketing and advertising expertise. I was impressed with his market intuition regarding new product development. His original and creative ideas for a new title or a new edition resulted in very successful products. Nigel excels at creating titles, subtitles and back cover copy for books. Without question, Nigel is one of the finest sales and marketing professionals I have ever met and worked with."
Stanley Madson, Co-Owner, Bodhi Tree Bookstore
“Nigel Yorwerth has been a personable, knowledgeable, sincere and trusted colleague. He is warm hearted, generous in sprit, and a pleasant conversationalist. He has a diverse and broadly oriented nature that allows him to frame his ideas, comments and interests in a cogent and interesting manner. He has a strong ability to build and sustain sincere relationships.
“Nigel is energetic and organized. You can count on him to carry out his promises and to deliver the goods. He has an exceptional knowledge of publishing, and a strong interest in market research. He often has suggested items to us that he has discovered and thinks have a bright future or are important for some other reason. In summation, he demonstrates outstanding abilities in the development, design and marketing of books and related materials, such as audio and video. We highly recommend Nigel for any position he may pursue.”
George E. Greller, Barnes & Noble buyer
“I have been exposed to numerous sales representatives of widely divergent skills. I place Nigel in the top rank of those representatives with whom I have worked. Nigel has always demonstrated a high level of preparation, thus making his presentations clear, concise and well thought out. His knowledge of the market in which his titles compete is good, thus providing a sound rationale for whatever level of commitment he is seeking. These professional qualities combined with his genuine personality make him an excellent advocate for any publisher’s list.”
Jules J. Herbert, Barnes & Noble buyer
“Nigel has sold books to me in the most professional and timely manner. He is conscientious in giving me the most current information. Nigel’s follow up with titles presented is impeccable. In others words, Nigel’s sales presentation does not end when he leaves my office. He takes care to find out how the books are selling. Finally, Nigel is always available if I have any questions about the books he reps. I feel confident that when Nigel sells me a book, I know what I’m buying.”
Lucile Yaney, Owner, Spiral Staircase Bookstore
“Nigel infuses the literary world with a contagious joy of exploration. I know of no book that he recommends that I could resist ordering….His manner has always been one of a personal friend and not a high-powered salesperson. I always look forward to Nigel’s visits and he is in a class apart from most distributors. Even when he was a sales representative of a company with whom we had an accounting problem, he always came from a helpful and not condemning place….His honesty, integrity and sincerity are above reproach. Even when he was working for me, I knew of no one who did not bond with Nigel.”
Judith Hawkins-Tillirson, New Leaf Distributing Company
“I always find Nigel to be enthusiastic, knowledgeable about his vendor's lines, always eager to help with whatever I need—and, most important in this business, immediately responsive to any of my telephone or email messages. It is a pleasure to work with him."
Ronald Ted Smith, President, BookWorld Companies
“I take pleasure in recommending Nigel Yorwerth to you. This is a top-notch man. He is what I have called a legendary sales person, meaning that he is known throughout the industry for his sales abilities and results. Nigel is also a wonderfully intuitive thinker about what makes a successful book. He is good at content, and he is good at design and presentation. Together or separately, these are, of course, extraordinarily valuable assets.”
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