WHAT CLIENTS AND EXPERTS IN THE TRADE SAY ABOUT US
Ann Louise Gittleman, New York Times best-selling author
of 30 books on health and healing, includingThe 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.”
Paula Renaye, Author of Living the Life You Love: The No-Nonsense Guide to Total Transformation, Diomo Books
"Working with Nigel Yorwerth has been the best thing that's happened for my career, and it's not an exaggeration to say that I wouldn't have my highly acclaimed book, Living the Life You Love, without him. His professional insight, skill and expertise, along with his top-notch team of editors and designers, took my book to a level I wasn't capable of on my own--and I had already been publishing for over ten years. Because of Nigel, I have a product that stands shoulder to shoulder with the top books in its category, has garnered influential industry honors, is widely available in bookstores internationally and is also being translated and published in foreign markets. I can't praise the entire team at Yorwerth Associates highly enough!"
Bill Cloke, Author of Happy Together: Creating a Lifetime of Connection, Commitment, and Intimacy
"Nigel Yorwerth is the consummate professional. He is honest, creative, knowledgeable, responsible and incredibly smart. He knows every facet of the book business and if he takes you on as his client he has the best team of professionals in the business around him. If anyone can make a book sell it is Nigel. There is no one better. I have definitely had an A Team experience."
Jennifer Bright Reich, cofounder and editorial director, The Mommy MD Guides
“I count the day I read about you and your company as one of the best days of my career. We are all deeply grateful to have you on our team!”
Chris Prentiss, Author and Publisher of titles such as The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure and Zen and the Art of Happiness, Power Press
"As an author and publisher, I can’t speak highly enough of Nigel Yorwerth and Patricia Spadaro of Yorwerth Associates, LLC. They are top-notch publishing coaches with years of experience, know how, and expertise in both strategy and execution—not to mention their strong relationships with chain and independent bookstores, distributors and publishers, both in the U.S. and overseas.
"They have helped me to develop my entire publishing line, carefully shepherding my books through the complexities of the publishing and sales process. Their packaging and market savvy has revitalized my backlist titles so that they are now selling well in major chain stores such as Barnes and Noble and Borders. One of the books they helped me repackage last year was nominated for the 2007 Benjamin Franklin Award for best redesign. Another book they helped me develop, title, and package, The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure, is a top seller in its category at Barnes and Noble. Nigel arranged a luncheon with their category buyer in New York while I was still working on my book so that we could get the necessary feedback to make this book a success.
"Yorwerth Associates’ remarkable talent has helped me in all aspects of publishing, including developing and editing my material, creating great titles and subtitles, writing powerful and effective back cover copy, positioning and marketing my books, booking advertising at bargain rates, setting up in-store author events, and getting excellent distribution in the U.S. and abroad. Nigel arranged distribution with the top Mind/Body/Spirit distributor in the British Isles and helped set up a successful PR tour in Britain. Another important aspect that Yorwerth Associates brings to the table are their vast array of talented professionals in interior and exterior book design as well as packaging.
"Patricia Spadaro is a gifted editor and writer who is also a master at marketing. Her many valuable suggestions have enriched our books, making them more reader-friendly, professional and highly marketable. She makes any writer look good.
"Last but not least, Nigel Yorwerth is doing an outstanding job as my literary agent for foreign and translation rights. He personally attends the Frankfurt, London, and Book Expo America book fairs each year. He has already negotiated 30 foreign rights contracts in countries around the world, with another ten or twelve in process. I highly recommend Yorwerth Associates, LLC. Their experience, expert advice, and intuitive feel for the book market make them an invaluable and indispensable addition to any publisher’s team. Much of the success of Power Press is due to their indefatigable efforts, their vast contacts in the field, and their complete dedication to making every title a winner."
John Greer, Author of Seeing, Knowing, Being
"It is a pleasure for me to recommend Nigel Yorwerth and Patricia Spadaro, of Yorwerth Associates. Drawn to them originally because of their interest in spiritual topics, I have since recognized that they could do justice to books on a vast range of topics. Their instincts and savvy for every facet of production and promotion became readily apparent as they guided me flawlessly through a process far more complex than I had ever imagined. With Patricia’s deft editorial expertise, and amazing attention to detail, and Nigel’s broad knowledge of virtually every aspect of marketing and sales, here and abroad, they represent an exceptional option for anyone seeking guidance in publishing a book. Their decades of experience in the industry have yielded a network of proven experts and trusted companies they call on to complete each phase of production, from cover and interior design to printing and distribution. Thanks to their tireless efforts, I now have a polished and professional book that truly exceeds all my expectations. Less than four months since publication, it has received numerous positive reviews, has encouraging initial sales, and is already being considered by over twenty foreign publishers."
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.”
Ann Boroch, Publisher and Author, Quintessential Healing Publishing
“As author and publisher of the book Healing Multiple Sclerosis, I want to highly recommend Nigel Yorwerth and Patricia Spadaro of Yorwerth Associates, LLC. The publishing industry is rapidly changing and when I decided to self-publish I felt overwhelmed and did not know how to get my book out to the masses. With his many years of experience in the publishing/advertising industry, Nigel was clear and direct on helping me take the important steps to make my book a success. And those steps paid off—Yorwerth Associates helped me create a great title, cover and effective back cover copy for my book, found me a wonderful distributor, helped place my book in major chain stores, and developed a successful advertising and PR campaign for me. Nigel is now selling foreign rights for me as my literary agent and is getting my book published overseas. I can’t be more pleased with the success of my book and how easy Nigel has made it for me. I am forever grateful.”
Anne Barthel, Editor
"I first met Nigel Yorwerth when I was executive editor at Sterling Publishing and he was representing a book that I couldn’t pass up. As a literary agent, Nigel is passionate about his projects, warm and personal in making connections, and effective in finding each book the right home. As an expert publishing coach, guiding authors through the process from concept to completion, Nigel is a true professional. He is supportive and resourceful and at the same time able to find (and help others find) joy along the way. In any capacity, he’s a delight to work with and to know."
Laura Wright, Publisher and Author, Bristlecone Publishing
Yorwerth Associates offers the best of the best. Their impressive knowledge of the Mind/Body/Spirit genre won my book the attention it deserved. Because of their expertise, my book was prominently displayed on the shelves of Barnes & Noble, contracted with a national distributor, and received foreign rights sales. Nigel and his team truly have the Midas touch when it comes to getting independently published books noteworthy attention. Every step of the way, it was a real pleasure working with Nigel, Patricia, and their associates, who were honest, dependable, and keenly perceptive. I can't speak highly enough of them.
Natalie Reid, Ph.D., Publisher and Author, 5 Steps to a Quantum Life: How to Use the Astounding Secrets of Quantum Physics to Create the Life You Want
"Nigel Yorwerth is knowledgeable, professional and great to work with….He has enthusiastically represented my book as a literary agent at the London, Frankfurt and BEA Book Fairs for foreign rights sales. It’s only been about 6 months and 24 foreign publishers are reviewing my book already… If you want your book to look professional and get the right kind of attention, I highly recommend working with Yorwerth and Associates."
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.”
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.”
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.”
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."
George E. Greller, former 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.”
Edward Ash-Milby, Barnes & Noble’s senior buyer
“Nigel is aces in my book.”
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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