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Amy Collins
Talcott Notch Literary Services, LLC

Amy Collins is an agent with the Talcott Notch Literary Services agency. With 30 years in the publishing industry as a book buyer, Sales Director for large non-fiction publisher and the founder and President of New Shelves Books, one of the largest book sales and marketing content providers in the US. She is a USA TODAY and WALL STREET JOURNAL bestselling author and has spent her career working with Barnes & Noble, Target, Costco, Books-A-Million, Wal-Mart, as well as bookstores and libraries. She is a trusted expert, speaker, and recommended publishing consultant for some of the largest book and library retailers and wholesalers in the publishing industry.

When not in the office, her focus is on the working poor and poverty elimination, and she spends a great deal of time personally and professionally working with and training women from disadvantaged backgrounds. A member of several charitable and political organizations, she donates not only her time, but a portion of her company’s profits to grant based charities that work to alleviate the cycle of poverty.

She is a singer in a Celtic blues band on the weekends and is saving for a faster motorcycle.

years experience: 12
Reference, Biography, Computers/technology, Business/investing/finance, History, Lifestyle, Historical Fiction, Prescriptive How-To

“Amy is a walking encyclopedia of the book business and knows it inside and out. I have been happy with Amy and her team and absolutely trust her to deliver results and do what she says she will do."
- Fred Stuvek

Thank you for this high level of business work-ethic. It is like a breath of fresh air -compared to my painful publishing experience.
-Sandy Kennedy

The webinar was excellent. One of the best-selling authors I know does everything that Amy suggests. . . Thank you SO much for including me. It was really well done. Amy knows her stuff.
-Nichola D. Gutgold, Ph.D., Professor, Communication Arts and Sciences

Nicole Evelina
She is on the national advisory board for IngramSpark, a member of Mensa, a featured columnist for THEBOOKDESIGNER, Writers Digest, IBPA, and a trusted teacher at conferences world-wide. She has taught and spoken at many of the publishing industry’s top festivals and conferences including Publisher’s Weekly’s BookCon, Oklahoma Writer’s Conference, Author U, AAPS, Dublin Writers Conference, BAIPA, PALA, St. Louis Writer’s Conference, Writers Digest, Henderson Writers Conference, and many others.
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