On Thursday, March 8th, 2007 at 8:00PM, Irene Watson spoke with Paul McNeese, founder of Optimum Performance Associates, a consulting group that has been specializing in author and writer coaching, book editing, and book packaging for non-bookstore markets since 1994. Paul educated us on the nature of branding and how it applies to both authors and books. step-by-step how to build your brand, and the timeline by which you can measure results and success.
Paul has been a writer for more than 35 years and quite involved in the publishing industry as well. In 2002, he developed OPA Publishing, a publisher and packager of non-fiction e-books and “Print-on-Demand” hard-copy volumes of nonfiction for self-publishing authors and entrepreneurs. About two years ago, he expanded into fiction and now has over 60 titles in print. The company specializes in assisting both first-time and seasoned authors to self-publish and market their work. OPA Publishing also works with authors whose work has been published but has gone “out of print” for any number of reasons.