What is “Book Marketing Mentor?”
Our mission is to help indie authors sell more books.
“Book Marketing Mentor” combines strategic marketing, branding and admin expertise into a unique service offering. The “Two Judys” are dedicated to mentoring indie authors as they devise and execute effective marketing plans for their books.
No longer do you need to do it alone. From individual coaching to platform development to mastermind groups, you have Book Marketing Mentor to help you boost your marketing mojo and master the intricacies of self-publishing.
The Two Judys
Judy M. Reyes
Admin Expert and Document Diva
Judy M. Reyes, aka The Document Diva, helps authors set up the nuts and bolts of their marketing platforms. She provides solid advice and good sense around using social media, blogging, and email marketing. Judy’s an admin and computer whiz who has the patience to work on computers long after others have gone screaming into the night. Clients find her to be reliable, persistent, and loyal. The Document Diva deftly delves into the devilish details of self-publishing, delivering admin support with good humor and creative competence.
Judy began as a solopreneur with “Reliance Admin,” her administrative consulting enterprise. This new partnership with Judy Baker, called “Book Marketing Mentor,” offers a unique set of skills and expertise, a holistic way of approaching marketing for independent, self-publishing authors.
Judy Reyes is a native of Los Angeles, who retired from the State of California in 2012 and now lives in Sonoma with husband, Terry Mahood. At her office in Santa Rosa (Reyes Legal Document Service), she offers people support with self-help divorce and estate planning as a Legal Document Assistant. She is also trained as a mediator with non-profit Recourse Mediation, where she plans to volunteer her services. She loves writing, finding the best pan dulce, and singing in local choruses and musical productions, currently at Cinnabar Theater. As an animal lover, she often works with BeauBo the English Bulldog at her feet and OliveR the Elderly Cat on her keyboard. So just ignore the white pet hair that might be stuck on her pants!
Judy M. Baker
Marketing is a Conversation. Let’s Talk!
Judy M. Baker discovered a silver lining to being diagnosed with cancer in late 2013. Gaining a great friend and learning to prioritize happiness are side-effects she treasures. The Judys met while singing in a rock choir. A casual relationship between the two Judys grew deeper while Judy B healed and Judy R helped by driving them both to choir practice, packing and moving, (it was an eventful year of changes.)
Judy knows that happiness is a choice and she practices daily. She brings this joy to her clients. She is known for listening deeply, hearing what people need, and guiding them to succeed, one step at a time. Sometimes, all they need is for her to be a sounding board, and she is comfortable doing that when needed.
Baker is in business to inspire authors with passion and power to take action through communication. She is known for embracing experimentation, creativity, curiosity and engagement to help her clients fully express their purpose. It is through helping authors understand that marketing is a part of everyday conversations that changes take place.
She remembers how her fear of public speaking disabled her. She loves to share how she overcame her shyness to shine as a mentor.
Baker specializes in branding and marketing. Her expertise as a graphic designer, book designer, marketing strategist, performer and being a profoundly curious individual is why authors love working with her.
After many years of working as a solo act with brandvines, Judy B is happy to partner with Judy R on book marketing mentor. They blend the best of their talents and their clients get two Judys on their team.
She is a native Californian who makes her home in Sonoma. She serves on the board of the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association, (she is past President of BAIPA); is on the Board of the Bay Area Consultants Network (BACN); a co-chair of the 2017 Redwood Writers Academy (Redwood Writers), and is working on her book and course about building connections.
Thanks to Star Dewar, Star Shots Photography for making us look good.