Give a man a fish; feed him for a day.

Teach a man to fish; feed him for a lifetime.

– Lao Tzu

We serve professional speakers and experts to

magnify and monetize their message by publishing quality books!

“Because I am interested in helping others publish books, I wanted to improve my publishing and marketing strategies. Vanessa Miller Pierce, Essence best-selling author, connected me with Valerie J. Lewis Coleman. I liked Valerie’s professionalism, 20+ years of expertise and assertiveness. After praying, I hired her. We began the journey to make BJ’s Big Dream an Amazon Top 100 Bestseller. When I say we worked hard—we worked hard! Valerie had high expectations and held me accountable. Sometimes I wondered, ‘What have I done? How is this going to work?’ But prayer, faith and determination carried us to the launch. At about 8:30 PM July 19, 2017, Valerie messaged me during a Facebook chat: ‘Congratulations! You are an Amazon Bestseller!‘ Valerie knows her craft and willingly shares. She’s organized and follows each meeting with a checklist and notes. If you have publishing goals and want to develop innovative, extraordinary marketing skills, call Valerie J. Lewis Coleman.” —Dr. Sonia Cunningham Leverette, best-selling author of BJ’s Big Dream

 

“Valerie, I came to you for help and you haven’t steered me wrong or given me bad advice. I benefited greatly and I knew that the other women on here [BlackAuthorsConnect.com] would as well. They are simply raving about you, but it’s not really that difficult to see why. Thank you for everything. You have been a TRUE inspiration to me and  others. It all begins with inspiration and a vision of who you want to be. I SHOUTED your success in my blog and I’d do it again in a heartbeat!
Thanks!”  —Jessica Angelique

Pen of the Writer offers several levels of mentoring. Whether you’re the do-it-yourself, show-me-how-to-do-it or do-it-for-me aspiring author, we have a mentoring plan for you. If you prefer a package customized to meet your specific needs, click here to request it.

  • Do-It-Yourself Options

  • Show-Me-How-To-Do-It Options

    • Writing and Publishing Mentor (details below)
    • Publisher-on-Call
    • Virtual Mentoring (coming soon)
  • Do-It-For-Me Options

    Writing Mentor

    3-month package includes

    • Monthly one-hour writing sessions
    • Pen of the Writer’s Self-Publishing Made Easy Passionate Writing Journal
    • Tips, exercises and strategies to overcome writers block
    • Developing a writing schedule
    • Accountability updates

    You will

    • Craft your authentic writing voice
    • Acquire proven techniques for use on future projects

    6-month package includes

    • Everything from the 3-month plan plus
    • Unlimited 15-minute laser coaching sessions
    • Detailed assessment of your message, audience and uniqueness
    • Creating a chapter outline
    • Complimentary access to Pen of the Writer’s exclusive online community

    You will

    • Master writing from an editor’s perspective
    • Avoid the top 11 mistakes made by 95% of new authors
    • Create your POWER Team for on-going accountability, support and feedback

    12-month package includes

    • Everything from the 6-month plan plus
    • Developing content from your chapter outline
    • Creating believable characters
    • Mastering literary devices

    You will

    • Compose your professional bio
    • Create your book synopsis
    • Develop a blueprint to complete your manuscript
    • Maximize the unique qualities of your book to leverage your expertise
    • Magnify and monetize your message

    Publishing Mentor

    6-month package includes

    • Unlimited 15-minute laser coaching sessions
    • Pen of the Writer’s Self-Publishing Made Easy Powerful Publishing Journal
    • Accountability to keep you on track and within budget
    • Access to results-driven industry resources for editing
    • Assistance with legal document filings
    • In-depth analysis of publishing elements essential for interior design
    • Expert guidance to DIY manuscript formatting
    • Determination of the optimal retail price for your eBook
    • Complimentary access to Pen of the Writer’s exclusive online community

    You will

    • Save hours of research and tons of frustration
    • Establish your publishing company
    • Compose your professional bio
    • Compose an attention-getting synopsis
    • Price your eBook to sell
    • Typeset your eBook using Microsoft Word
    • Create your WOW-factor title
    • Coordinate the design of your eye-catching eBook cover
    • Copyright your book the right way
    • Publish your eBook to Kindle
    • Monetize your message
    • Acquire proven techniques for use on future projects

    12-month package includes

    • Everything from the 6-month plan plus
    • Manuscript review and critique
    • Activity-based timeline
    • Accountability to keep you on track and within budget
    • Access to results-driven industry resources for cover design and printing
    • In-depth analysis of publishing elements essential for cover design
    • Expert guidance to DIY manuscript formatting
    • Determination of the optimal retail price

    You will

    • Save thousands of dollars
    • Maximize your effectiveness in the publishing industry
    • Minimize your book-production expenses
    • Price your print book to sell
    • Prepare your book for printing
    • Typeset your manuscript using Microsoft Word
    • Coordinate the design of your eye-catching cover (front, back and spine)
    • Automate book printing, fulfillment and distribution
    • Print your books as demand dictates
    • Establish distribution with over 25,000 retailers/online booksellers including Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com
    • Make your books available to bookstores and libraries
    • Magnify and monetize your message

    Anthology Compiler Mentor

    “I’d rather have 1% of the efforts of 100 people than 100% of my own effort.” —J Paul Getty  

    6-month package includes

    • Unlimited 15-minute laser coaching sessions
    • Pen of the Writer’s Self-Publishing Made Easy Powerful Publishing Journal
    • Determining anthology specifics including structure, concept and guidelines
    • Assistance with call for submissions 
    • Analysis of your projected expenses
    • Effective tools to manage the compilation process
    • Access to results-driven industry resources for editing
    • Complimentary access to Pen of the Writer’s exclusive online community

     You will

    • Establish publishing credentials
    • Gain the experience of publishing authors at a fraction of the risk and investment
    • Acquire proven techniques for use on future projects

    12-month package includes

    • Everything from the 6-month plan
    • Assistance with selection/rejection and contributor agreements
    • Activity-based timeline
    • Copyright the right way
    • Analysis of your retail price and potential earnings
    • Access to results-driven industry resources for cover design and printing
    • Strategies to market and promote

     You will

    • Own the copyright to anthology
    • Help people fulfill life-long dreams
    • Magnify your message by collaborating with like-minded authors who promote your book
    • Monetize your message by selling books to readers and contributors

    Promotions and Marketing Mentor

    60 Minutes to Bestseller

Laser-focused mentoring on topics including

      • Finding, Confirming and Killing Interviews
      • Ready, Set…Speak: How to Speak to Sell
      • 7 Must-Have Book Marketing Strategies
      • Execute in Excellence: 5 Critical Steps to Planning Your Event
      • Lights, Camera, Action: How to Get the Most Out of Your Photo Shoot

      Get More Reviews in 3 Months includes

      • Proven strategies to get book reviews on the top 3 reader websites
      • Expert critique of your online presence
      • Access to book reviewers with tons of followers
      • Complimentary access to Pen of the Writer’s exclusive online community

      You will

      • Magnify your message by boosting your credibility
      • Acquire new book reviews
      • Gain more online presence
      • Master proven techniques for use on future projects

      Build Your Virtual Brand in 3 Months includes

      • Virtual book tour on at least ten sites
      • At least three online radio interviews
      • Facebook chat
      • Laser coaching for interview preparation
      • Expert critique of your website and book cover
      • SEO-based media release for circulation to your fans
      • Media release posted to your local TV, radio and newspaper outlets
      • Media release posted to at least two eBlast services
      • Media release shared with Pen of the Writer’s contacts including
        • 5,000 opt-in mailing list
        • 7,000 Facebook friends, followers and fans
        • 4,200 LinkedIn connections
        • 1,200 Twitter followers
      • Complimentary access to Pen of the Writer’s exclusive online community
    • You will
      • Magnify your message through blogs, interviews and social media
      • Build your fan base
      • Master proven techniques for use on future projects
      • Obtain strategies to generate multiple streams of income

      Amazon Bestseller in 6 Months includes

      • Build Your Virtual Brand
      • Get More Reviews
      • Unlimited 15-minute laser coaching sessions
      • Detailed pre-release campaign
      • Activity-based timeline
      • Expert critique of your website, online presence, book content and cover

      You will

      • Magnify your message through blogs, interviews and social media
      • Magnify your message by boosting your credibility
      • Monetize your message by increasing book sales
      • Build your fan base
      • Acquire new book reviews
      • Gain more online presence
      • Master proven techniques for use on future projects

Our published clients include:

        • Jessica Angelique, author of Now Know Why That Caged Bird Sang
        • Marcella Ashe, author of Granny Says
        • Tonya Baker, author of Worship Beyond the Song
        • Carolyn Bass-Kemp, author of Booty Call in the Church
        • Mary Ellen Crutcher, author of Breaking the Chain of Shame
        • Delma Downey-Miles, author of From the Inside Out!
        • Erlease Freeman, author of God My Sufficiency
        • Linda J. Hawkins, author of the Yes, Real Women Series
        • Lisa Hughes, author of Collaborative Listening
        • Áman Israel, author of Mr. Jerry’s Nap
        • Jacquie Lewis-Kemp, author of Blessed Assurance: Success Despite the Odds
        • Sonia Cunningham Leverette, author of BJ’s Big Dream
        • Lamarr E. Lewis, The Wait of Success contributor
        • Joy Marino, author of Lord, Help Me to Hold Out
        • Vanessa Miller, author of The Rain Series
        • Robert Moyers, author of The Power of Peaceful Thinking
        • Toni Perry Gillispie, author of I’m Here, Now What?
        • Rev. W. S. Polk, Jr., author of Battled Clergy
        • Stephanie Robinson, author of Anointed To Die
        • Jim Schwarz, author of The A to Z of Idea Management
        • Lucinda Thierry, author of Quick Reference Guide for Self-Publishers
        • Dr. Karen Townsend, author of It All Started Using Lotion
        • Sonya Visor, author of Who I Am
        • LisaBeth Willis, The Wait of Success contributor
        • Deena Wingard, The Wait of Success contributor

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Words from our clients…

“Valerie, your feedback is insightful and demonstrates both passion and knowledge of the business. Thanks!”
Chandra White-Cummings,  High Impact Moms

“Valerie Coleman does a great job helping new writers get published!”
Joseph Howard,  JoTre Christian Publishing

A special note from Sonya Visor:

“I am forever grateful to you wonderful lady!  You are an awesome woman of the God.  You stole my title of “keeping it real.”  I have never met anyone quite like you.  What a powerhouse, let’s see: editor, writer, publishing company, engineer, passionate  pens…(the list is endless). Your wisdom, critique and encouragement have blessed me beyond measure. I am so glad to know you. Thank you for selecting my story to  be a part of your anthology project. You go down in history because you published my first “real” work in Blended Families An AnthologyThe Check for $3.96.  Mrs. Valerie, you are definitely taking your rightful place by force.  I’ve learned a lot from you and I am so thankful that our paths have crossed.  I look forward to seeing  your book on  bestsellers lists!  In your words, ‘woo-hoo.'”

Sonya Visor author of Who I Am

“Valerie, thanks so much for sharing information with me. I used one of your printer resources and according to the quotes I received, I will be able to save over $500 of my precious money! If I gained nothing else from the conference, this tidbit of information was worth me going! Thanks again.”

Daphine Glenn Robinson, author of Brotherly Love & Betrayal

And for those who just want to eat…

UntitledQueen V Publishing launched June 1, 2007 to help writers become published authors. As publishing experts, we know how to transform manuscripts into polished works of art.

Our affordable plans provide a quality product you’ll love and grant you permission to succeed.

      • You retain all rights to your work
      • Printed and bound paperback book at 5.5” x 8.5” trim
      • Full-color custom-designed cover and typesetting
      • Elements required for bookstores, libraries and online distribution
      • National distribution including Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Amazon.com
      • You keep 75% of royalties earned through our national distributors.

We help professional speakers and experts magnify and monetize their message by publishing quality books!