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Deborah Herman

Entrepreneur • Advisor Pittsfield, Massachusetts Area, US

CEO, Micro Publishing Media, INC and co-founder Exec VP Communications, Writers Agents and Editors Network. The Ohio State grad.

CEO, Micro Publishing Media, INC and co-founder Exec VP Communications, Writers Agents and Editors Network. The Ohio State grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Marketing
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Marketing

Involved In

Founder

Writers Agents and Editors Network

Positions

CEO Micro Publishing Media, INC May 2013 - present
co-founder Exec VP Communications Writers Agents and Editors Network October 2011 - present
Consultant Book to brand/ Deb Herman Marketing January 2011 - present
author "Spiritual Writing from Inspiration to Publication" 2002 - present
CEO Deb Herman Marketing 2010 - 2013
PR VP Toastmasters International 2012 - 2012
VP Jeff Herman Literary Agency 1995 - 2012

Education

Rutgers University Digital Marketing, Social Media, Entrepreneurship 2013 - 2013
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law law, Journalism masters 1980 - 1983
The Ohio State University Honors Contract Interdisciplinary 1975 - 1979
Smithtown West High School 1973 - 1976
Franklin University

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Marketing
Advisor With
  • • Bookkeeping
  • • Project management
  • • Content marketing
  • • Books
  • • Website design
  • • E-Commerce
  • • Content management
  • • Digital marketing
  • • Online advertising
  • • Publicity
  • • Advertising
  • • Content strategy
  • • Entrepreneurship
  • • Online publishing
  • • Public speaking
  • • Publishing
  • • Social Media Marketing
  • • Television
  • • Web Analytics
Markets of Interest
  • • Media
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

EBooks • Content marketing • Books • Website design • E-Commerce • Digital marketing • Blogging • Public relations • Creativity • Content curation • Brand Creation • Creative Strategy • Curation • Journalism • Marketing Strategy • Online publishing • Public speaking • Publishing • Teaching • Writing • Publications • Feature Development • Content creation • Book Distribution

Key Accomplishments

I have spent 20 plus years in the publishing industry as a literary agent and author. I moved over into the publishing arena. First I took over a self-publishing website but determined that it had flaws and that it didn't allow me to bring the books to their potential. I shut it down and reopened my current company. I am well educated. At age 23 I had an honors degree from Ohio State, a Juris Doctorate and a dual degree Masters in Journalism. I have written or ghostwritten eleven traditionally published books by major publishers.
In addition I reinvented myself in 2013 by attending three intensives in the Rutger's mini MBA program:
Digital Marketing Strategy
Social Media Strategy
Entrepreneurship
I have a unique business model for the micro publishing media company.
It is niche publishing and micro marketing.
I am now able to be a significant player in the book trade through a recent title that opened the door for bookstore distribution. It is almost unheard of for a new startup to create a relationship with a major distributor that I can now pass on to my authors. In fact the head of the company first said "how did you get this title?" I said chutzpah (which is true- combined with 20 years of over night success)
Then he pointed out what is unique about my company including that I curate "real" authors.
I am at a very ambitious time in my life. I raised three children who all, in their own way had special needs. My skills and ambitions are no coalescing and I want the next five years to show tremendous growth. I have strengths and weaknesses. I want to learn from others how to be effective in growing and scaling up my business. I have a lot to learn but am very willing.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

This is new to me. I believe that a combination and collaboration of smart willing people is an unbeatable formula for success. I am open minded to what opportunities present themselves. I will continue to learn more about the network as well as the cofounders.

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Jeffrey Gurian
We worked together  •  Comedy Writer/Producer, Comedy Matters TV, The Interrobang, National Lampoon, Laugh Button, LaughSpin Magazine.
Because she has the drive and determination to stick with something she believes in despite any obstacles that night stand in her way.
Angela Anderson
They're my friends  •  CEO, Pellow Corp.
Deborah would be a great entrepreneur because she has great ideas and the resolve to get it done.
Kate Emmerson #quickshift
We worked together  •  Worked , . Previously Manager and marketing, events and functions, FTV Silverstar Casino.
She has the ability to cut through all the clutter to find the nuggets of wisdom and how to speak to a specific targeted niche audience. She ... thinks out of the box and is a visionary in the publishing world
Diane O'Connell
We worked together  •  Editorial Director, Write to Sell Your BookWorked , .
Deborah is extremely creative and willing to do whatever it takes to achieve her business goals. She never lets set-backs deter her, she's w ... illing and eager to learn, and she's great at getting others on board with her ideas.
Susan Hessler
We worked together  •  Design Consultant, studioluscious. Previously V.P. Director of Graphic Communications, Chute Gerdeman. The Ohio State grad.
To quote Jay Friedlander, professor at the College of the Atlantic and at Babson College, "Most entrepreneurs I know believe they will chang ... e the world. There's an excitement and belief in what they're doing that gets them through the hard times.” I feel this quote sums up Deborah Herman’s persuasive, thoughtful and resourceful qualities that would make her a great entrepreneur.
Lillian Lee
We worked together  •  Founder, Running Start Resources. Previously Freelance writer, My Lasting Legacy.
Deborah is the most intelligent person I know. She is tenacious beyond belief. If she believes in someone or something she doesn't give up. ... She has been an entrepreneur all her life, which makes her extremely resourceful. She's not afraid to take a risk, and she uses her intuition and intelligence to make good decisions. I'm always amazed by her ability to see the positive and land on her feet in any given situation.
kim farino
We worked together  •  Author - Personal trainer - Nutritionist, Self-employed and Community Volunteer, Madonna Heights.
Deborah genuinely loves what she does. She gives her time and is always willing to go the extra mile for others. Deborah is passionate abou ... t writing and passionate about learning. She is always looking for opportunities everywhere she goes and with everything she does. Deborah knows what she wants and goes for it with out ever looking back. She wants to make the world a better place and she will !! she has amazing ideas and great strategies on how to achieve her goals and live her life to the fullest. This woman has all the qualities to be a great entrepreneur.
Lillian Lee
They're my friends  •  Founder, Running Start Resources. Previously Freelance writer, My Lasting Legacy.
She has been an author & literary agent for more than 20 years in the non-fiction market. Has started at 3 businesses, all successful. Has a ... law degree and passed the bar. She has mentored me for many years. Is very genuine, helpful and accessible.
Carolyn Gervais
We worked together
Deborah cares about the people she represents. Her education and experience make her very knowledgeable and creative in serving her clients ... ' needs. She is upfront in addressing her authors' issues with a creative and insightful approach.

Angela Anderson
CEO, Pellow Corp.
Angela is very bright and intuitive. She possesses creativity and the executive skills to carry out her plans. Her networking and people ski ... lls are exceptional. Angela is also adept at bringing together the right people for the right roles in any venture.

Jeffrey Gurian
Comedy Writer/Producer, Comedy Matters TV, The Interrobang, National Lampoon, Laugh Button, LaughSpin Magazine.
Jeffrey is a self-starter and has great people skills. Aside from his own talent in the writing and entertainment industry he is able to sho ... wcase others and bring out the best in them as well. He is a great networker.

Kate Emmerson #quickshift
Worked , . Previously Manager and marketing, events and functions, FTV Silverstar Casino.
Kate is a great leader who knows how to guide people beyond their limitations. Her clarity is infectious. It is also strengthened by her abi ... lity to get to the heart of the matter in a way that is empowering to others.

kim farino
Author - Personal trainer - Nutritionist, Self-employed and Community Volunteer, Madonna Heights.
Kim Farino is a woman on a mission. Like the phoenix she rose from her challenges and reinvented herself in ways that stand as an example fo ... r others. Her writing is inspirational and informative. she is a pleasure to know and to work with.