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Women: How to Find a Publisher For Your Book




Adriana Monique Alvarez has created a new framework for female authors prepared to pioneer their path in book publishing, redefining the traditional publishing model in a revolutionary way that offers a path to financial freedom for thousands of women.

The Wall Street Journal best-selling author and business coach has established a dynamic new publishing style where women deliver their message through books as part of an immersive business model.

“Finding a publisher is much easier than you think. It is right in front of you – look in the mirror,” she says.

Traditional publishing models are obsolete, says Alvarez, dominated by men in an industry that has failed to adapt to changing social environments. “Mainstream publishing houses dump on self-publishing. They called it ‘vanity publishing’ to create a negative impression. Through self-publishing, I have learned how to marry the savvy digital world and business to books that promote practical solutions within the relevant marketplace.”

Her company, AMA Publishing has developed boutique methods that create generational wealth through high-impact, high-earning publishing businesses. With six successful books under her belt, Alvarez has walked the walk. Her methods position books that transform writers into entrepreneurs by springboarding readership to other services and financial freedom. 

“Turning a book into a business has worked for men such as Robert Kiyosaki who built a $100 million seminar industry from his Rich Dad, Poor Dad. It’s time for women to tell their stories without waiting for an invitation to succeed.”

Turning dreams into reality for women

Alvarez took her sharp intellect to deconstruct the publishing industry for her business consultancy clients who talked about authoring books of their own. “I had heard these dreams for long enough, and I just said, ‘well, for crying out loud. I guess you’re not going to do it’. So I researched the industry and found niche gaps and open invitations for inspired entrepreneurs to fill.” She knew she had to make the first move. “I started a publishing house for my books and grew it from there. It was a steep learning curve,” she says.

As a world-leading business consultant and veteran of 12 years of building educational modalities, she brought all of her experience to bear when tailoring her boutique publishing curriculum. “My specialty is to take well-organized ideas and promote them through a book,” she says. Her company links books about alternative healing, food, lifestyle, business coaching, therapy, and a range of other professions to the services provided by the author. “A book bestows gravitas on the writer, so I see an expert that is the foundation of a profitable business. Books can lead to podcasts, high-end coaching, and public speaking engagements. My clients are not content to leave the stage to the likes of Tony Robbins.”  

Alvarez, who has mentored more than 2500 women, has witnessed her graduates make $100,000 to $500,000 in their publishing companies. Some AMA alumni have netted $75,000 from a book’s launch and then earned monthly revenues from $8,000-$30,000. Traditional book publishing usually projects that most first-time authors will make about $10,000 – in total.

In two years, she has championed 150 women to become best-selling authors. Today her company represents only writers who are ready to achieve bestseller status with The Wall Street Journal. However, she streams new talent to associated successful publishing houses led by her proteges.

Forging a new path

By taking control and running your own book publishing company, Alvarez believes that writers and entrepreneurs can bypass the stumbling blocks thrown up by traditional publishing. “I teach people how to set up and run a publishing business,” she says. “There are so many women who want to tell their story. They just need someone to come along and show them how it’s done; this is what you can do, and here is the next step.” 

The way forward is to avoid the well-worn path to an agent and publisher; “After you pitch your book and get rejection after rejection, you will be convinced that you’re not good enough, and you’ll move on with your life. Old school publishing is largely a negative process for new writers, but you have to tell yourself, ‘yes, I am worthy’, and skirt the traditional system, and make your presence known to us.”

Her graduates embrace ambitious millennials who are on track to running a seven-figure business. Others include women making a career jump, and some that want to leave a legacy for their children. From young to old, she teaches them how to get published.

However, getting a book onto the shelves and out through Amazon is just one aspect of creating a business. “Reaching the number one position on Amazon can be taught, but that is not the point of writing a book.” She says that harnessing communities and self-exploration are essential to writing, researching, and editing. “My clients often find answers to philosophical questions including why they are doing what they do, what values they hold, what they stand for and who they are by going through the vigorous process of writing.”

An author also creates a solid community of people interested in what they are doing and their journey. “This community helps the author to grow and to sell their products or services,” she says.

Ordinary people with extraordinary stories

Alvarez believes that her students are ordinary people with extraordinary stories to tell. She has also survived through catastrophe, having endured the stillbirth of her daughter Nina while living in Albania. 

“Having success and optimism is one part of the picture that also reaches into grief, pain, and loss. The method that I teach is a deep process and has an emotional impact on women as they explore past experiences that may include trauma, violence, and loss. If I had not swum in deep waters, I don’t think I could teach the course,” she says.

Alvarez released her latest book, How to Create a Six-Figure Publishing Business in June 2021. Then, in July, she will launch The Younger Self Letters – How Successful Leaders Turn Trials into Triumphs. Both books are already bestsellers on Amazon, giving further inspiration to a broad audience of women for whom she holds the key to a new path in publishing success.

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Turning Tragedy into Triumph Through Walking With Anthony




On the morning of February 6, 2010, Anthony Purcell took a moment to admire the churning surf before plunging into the waves off Miami Beach. Though he had made the dive numerous times before, that morning was destined to be different when he crashed into a hidden sandbar, sustaining bruises to his C5 and C6 vertebrae and breaking his neck.

“I was completely submerged and unable to rise to the surface,” Purcell recalls. “Fortunately, my cousin Bernie saw what was happening and came to my rescue. He saved my life, but things would never be the same after that dive.”

Like thousands of others who are confronted with a spinal cord injury (SCI), Purcell plunged headlong into long months of hopelessness and despair. Eventually, however, he learned to turn personal tragedy into triumph as he reached out to fellow SCI victims by launching Walking With Anthony.

Living with SCI: the first dark days

Initial rehabilitation for those with SCIs takes an average of three to six months, during which time they must relearn hundreds of fundamental skills and adjust to what feels like an entirely new body. Unfortunately, after 21 days, Purcell’s insurance stopped paying for this essential treatment, even though he had made only minimal improvement in such a short time.

“Insurance companies cover rehab costs for people with back injuries, but not for people with spinal cord injuries,” explains Purcell. “We were practically thrown to the curb. At that time, I was so immobile that I couldn’t even raise my arms to feed myself.”

Instead of giving up, Purcell’s mother chose to battle his SCI with long-term rehab. She enrolled Purcell in Project Walk, a rehabilitation facility located in Carlsbad, California, but one that came with an annual cost of over $100,000.

“My parents paid for rehabilitation treatment for over three years,” says Purcell. “Throughout that time, they taught me the importance of patience, compassion, and unconditional love.”

Yet despite his family’s support, Purcell still struggled. “Those were dark days when I couldn’t bring myself to accept the bleak prognosis ahead of me,” he says. “I faced life in a wheelchair and the never-ending struggle for healthcare access, coverage, and advocacy. I hit my share of low points, and there were times when I seriously contemplated giving up on life altogether.”

Purcell finds a new purpose in helping others with SCIs

After long months of depression and self-doubt, Purcell’s mother determined it was time for her son to find purpose beyond rehabilitation.

“My mom suggested I start Walking With Anthony to show people with spinal cord injuries that they were not alone,” Purcell remarks. “When I began to focus on other people besides myself, I realized that people all around the world with spinal cord injuries were suffering because of restrictions on coverage and healthcare access. The question that plagued me most was, ‘What about the people with spinal cord injuries who cannot afford the cost of rehabilitation?’ I had no idea how they were managing.”

Purcell and his mother knew they wanted to make a difference for other people with SCIs, starting with the creation of grants to help cover essentials like assistive technology and emergency finances. To date, they have helped over 100 SCI patients get back on their feet after suffering a similar life-altering accident.

Purcell demonstrates the power and necessity of rehab for people with SCIs

After targeted rehab, Purcell’s physical and mental health improved drastically. Today, he is able to care for himself, drive his own car, and has even returned to work.

“Thanks to my family’s financial and emotional support, I am making amazing physical improvement,” Purcell comments. “I mustered the strength to rebuild my life and even found the nerve to message Karen, a high school classmate I’d always had a thing for. We reconnected, our friendship evolved into love, and we tied the knot in 2017.”

After all that, Purcell found the drive to push toward one further personal triumph. He married but did not believe a family was in his future. Regardless of his remarkable progress, physicians told him biological children were not an option.

Despite being paralyzed from the chest down, Purcell continued to look for hope. Finally, Dr. Jesse Mills of UCLA Health’s Male Reproductive Medicine department assured Purcell and his wife that the right medical care and in vitro fertilization could make their dream of becoming parents a reality.

“Payton joined our family in the spring of 2023,” Purcell reports. “For so long, I believed my spinal cord injury had taken everything I cared about, but now I am grateful every day. I work to help other people with spinal cord injuries find the same joy and hope. We provide them with access to specialists, funding to pay for innovative treatments, and the desire to move forward with a focus on the future.”

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