Book Development from Start to Finish "Hands That Touch, Hands That Heal"– Joan Holman is the author of this biography of massage pioneer Sister Rosalind Gefre. Joan wrote, developed and came up with the book title for this book. She also worked with a co-designer to create the book cover design of this book. And she managed the publishing, distribution and marketing of the book. Joan secured respected Christian distributor Faithworks to distribute the book and both she and Sister Rosalind have done a number of book signings and appearances and radio interviews. 

Featured in Time Magazine–A true pioneer of therapeutic massage, Sister Rosalind began practicing massage when it was associated with "massage parlors" and the sex industry, a fact that created controversy and difficulties for her not only with her own religious community, but with the secular community as well. Sister Rosalind has been recognized by Time Magazine as one of the early proponents of massage in the United States, and over 10,000 people have taken Sister Rosalind massage classes since the opening of her first school in 1984 and she has received widespread recognition for her important role in making massage an accepted and respected healthcare practice.

Joan Holman Was A Book Development Consultant for the Book"Dear Success Seeker" and Secured An Exclusive Interview for the Book with Gayle King (see photo at left) as Well as the Involvement of Many Women Celebrities and History-Makers–Joan Holman was a book consultant for the development and promotion of  "Dear Success Seeker: Wisdom from Outstanding Women" by Michele Wright, Ph.D. Joan is also featured in the book, which is a collection of "success letters" and advice from 85 diverse women, and she secured a large number of noteworthy women to be featured in the book and her work on the book was instrumental in securing Simon & Schuster as the publisher. 

"Dear Success Seeker" Features Women Celebrities / History Makers / Leaders / Luminaries–The foreword to the book is written by philanthrophist, educator and producer Camille Cosby, wife of actor Bill Cosby. Joan secured an interview with Gayle King (Editor at Large for O, The Oprah Magazine and a regular personality on the Oprah Show) for the book as well as participation by many women leaders throughout the United States. The book features Phylicia Rashad (lead actress of "The Cosby Show"); actress Della Reese; astronaut, engineer and physician Dr. Mae Jemison; actress Shirley Jones; civil rights leaders Rosa Parks and Dr. Dorothy Height; tennis star Billie Jean King; faith leader Joyce Meyer; Senator Mary Landrieu; Academy-award winning actress Mo'Nique; Sesame Street creator Joan Ganz Cooney; restaurant entrepreneur Leeann Chin; singer Patti LaBelle; Nobel prize winner Dr. Rosalyn Yalow; and many other noteworthy women. 

Joan Holman Created and Produced A PBS Television Program that Promoted Author and Bestselling Book-- As a independent television producer, Joan Holman created and produced the award-winning public television program The Legacy of Achievement with Dennis Kimbro (Dr. Kimbro is author with Napoleon Hill of the bestselling book, "Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice"). In addition to being broadcast throughout the United States on PBS stations, corporate training and educational versions of the Legacy of Achievement have also been created and are being sold in to corporations and educational institutions. This includes Disney, IBM, Dupont, the University of Colorado, the University of South Carolina, Northwest Airlines, high schools, and public libraries.

Self-Publishing Success Secrets Presentation by Joan Holman

True Stories of How People Are Using the Internet & New Publishing Technologies for Creative Expression,  Self-Promotion & Success 

JOAN HOLMAN GIVES PRESENTATIONS ABOUT PUBLISHING AND BOOK MARKETING– Today anyone can be a publisher to a worldwide audience of 2 billion people who have access to the Internet. And today anyone can inexpensively self-publish an e-book or print-on-demand (POD) book and sell it online. 

Numerous websites and hosting services offer free opportunities to post and share written  and visual content online and some people who have used these services have achieved extraordinary success. This includes Frank Warren,  the creator of the award-winning Post Secret Blog ( that features creatively decorated  anonymous homemade postcards bearing secrets submitted by people of all backgrounds. 

What began as a community art project became the ticket to fame,  fortune and bestselling books for Warren. Whether you self-publish a book or post written or visual material on a blog or an image or video hosting web site, the potential for  reaching people today is unprecedented.  Speaker and Book Marketing Diva Joan Holman shares true stories about people like Frank Warren who are using the Internet for creative expression, career-enhancement and self-promotion. She also discusses the latest trends in publishing and self-publishing and the opportunities presented by new technologies.

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