Amy CollinsAmy Collins is 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 as a former Book Buyer for a chain of bookstores in New York and Sales Director for a large publishing company, she has spent her career working with Barnes & Noble, Target, Costco, Books-A-Million, Wal-Mart, and is a trusted expert, speaker, and recommended sales consultant for some of the largest book and library retailers and wholesalers in the publishing industry. In the last 20 years, Amy and her team have sold over 40 Million books into the bookstore, library, and Chain store market for small and midsized publishers. She is on the national advisory board for IngramSpark, is a board member of Author U, a featured columnist for thebookdesigner.com, BookWorks, IBPA, and a trusted teacher in the world of small press publishers.  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 indieLAB, Henderson Writers Conference, and many others.

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.

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Amy is straightforward, concise, fearless and quite funny. Her wealth of knowledge is immediately impressive as she will teach you the world of independent publishing in a clear manner and then offer many different options as to how you can conquer that world.
Jeffrey Blount
Jeffrey Blount
Producer, NBC News
For anything related to publishing, Amy’s my go-to expert. She’s direct, transparent, responsive, and reliable. Whether you want consulting advice, direct help in boosting book sales, project management, or a straight-shooting presentation, she should be your go-to expert as well. Her depth of knowledge and street smarts are unmatched.
Tom Connellan
Tom Connellan
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author and Former President of National Speaker Association
Absolutely dynamic... Best lecture this group has had. You really kicked butt where others have not gone.
Jane Gould
Jane Gould
Consultant and Author