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Andrew Chapman

Entrepreneur • Advisor Washington D.C. Metro Area, US

Founder of Social Motion Publishing; Director of Custom Book Development, AURAS Design; George Mason University grad.

Founder of Social Motion Publishing; Director of Custom Book Development, AURAS Design; George Mason University grad.

3 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Product
I have an idea I'm commited to
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Product

Involved In


Life in Motion Publishing


Engagement Multiplier
Publishers & Writers of San Diego
Prosperity Economics Movement
SkillPath Seminars
Publishers & Writers of San Diego


Director of Business Development AURAS Custom Books February 2011 - present
Founder & Director Life in Motion Publishing January 2000 - present
Advisor and Board Member at Large Publishers & Writers of San Diego June 1998 - present
Author Career Press 2008 - present
Owner Andrew Chapman Media April 2002 - February 2013
President PJC Publishing, LLC March 2010 - February 2011
Author / Designer Capital Books 2007 - 2009
Instructor / Seminar Leader SkillPath Seminars 2004 - 2006
Writer, production artist Townsend Agency January 2004 - October 2004
Writer, Editor, Designer, Project Manager Wire Stone October 1998 - April 2002
Production artist The Ken Blanchard Companies January 1998 - June 1998


George Mason University Publishing and Writing 1995 - 1997
Northern Virginia Community College Writing, Criminal Justice 1994 - 1995

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Operations
Advisor With
  • • Social Entrepreneurship
  • • Corporate sponsorship
  • • Strategic Partnerships
Markets of Interest
  • • Green
  • • Media
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Books • Nontraditional Fundraising • Public speaking • Publishing • Publications

Key Accomplishments

I have worked in many aspects of publishing over the past 25 years, including as a traditionally published and self-published author, owner of two publishing companies, editor, designer, consultant, and various positions in the publishing divisions of companies. In addition, I have a Bachelor's Degree in Publishing and Writing from George Mason University earned with a 4.0 GPA.

My eclectic background allows me to provide a unique perspective and ideas to authors and those interested in getting published. I offer this experience and provide guidance through my professional speaking (over 300 seminars to date in the U.S., U.K., and Australia), online content, and books.

Additionally, from 2003-2010, I was the president of Publishers & Writers of San Diego, leading the association through growth from a dozen members to a thriving organization with over 150 paid members and nearly 500 followers.

Professional highlight: Being chosen out of 548 applicants from all over the world to be part of a 15-person group coached by best-selling author and marketing mastermind Seth Godin at his office for one full week.

Present focus:
• Building my venture, Social Motion Publishing, into the leader in cause-related book publishing
• Being part of the great team at AURAS Design producing excellent books, magazines, and more
• Finding a partner to fulfill the potential of my website, which is pulling in more than 10,000 unique visitors per month

Specialties: Non-traditional publishing, indie publishing, self-publishing, book promotion, author/publisher branding, entrepreneurship

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

Given my current availability, I'm best suited to advise on a casual basis via email.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Karla Olson
We worked together  •  Founder/President, Read Local and President, Publishers & Writers of San Diego.
Andrew is widely knowledgeable of the publishing process and always thinking of and pursuing new ideas. I'm always excited and inspired by h ... earing what Andrew is up to! He's always at the forefront, but understanding the fundamentals of how to get something up and running. He is not afraid to venture into new territory -- or help others go beyond and make their dreams come true. I can't think of a better advisor in the publishing field.
Shel Horowitz: Shel AT GreenAndProfitable com
They're my friends  •  Green/Social Change Business Profitability Consultant/Speaker/Trainer, Going Beyond Sustainabilty and Founder, Business For a Better World.
I knew Andrew through various discussion groups in the independent publishing space. He has always struck me as knowledgeable, willing to sh ... are good advice.
Eve Raymond
We worked together  •  IT Services Liaison, University of Minnesota. Previously IMA Projects and Industrial Programs Coordinator, University of Minnesota.
Andrew is charismatic and full of new ideas.