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Book Development / Book Marketing-- Joan Holman was a book development consultant for Dear Success Seeker: Wisdom from Outstanding Women by Michele Wright, Ph.D., published by Atria, an imprint of Simon and Schuster. The book features a foreword by Camille Cosby, EdD, and features letters written by positive women role models to students and success seekers from all walks of life. Joan developed a marketing plan for the book that was instrumental in getting the publishing deal with Simon and Schuster, and secured a number of women who are featured in the book. Joan secured the special exclusive interview for the book with Gayle King, Editor at Large for O, The Oprah Magazine. The book features success advice from a multicultural group of 85 women history makers, authors, speakers, Nobel prize winners, CEOs, University Presidents, and leaders in business and the arts. This includes Phylicia Rashad, Della Reese, Rosa Parks, Joan Ganz Cooney (creator of Sesame Street), Patti LaBelle Shirley Jones, Billie Jean King, Susan Taylor, and Marva Collins. 

Book Development / PublishingBook Marketing-- Joan Holman has been a book development consultant for After the Ball: A Woman's Tale of Reclaiming Happily Ever After  by Barb Greenberg and published by Rose Path Press. The book is a fairy tale with Cinderella and Snow White, who end up having some problems with their Prince Charming and seek out the secret to "happily ever after." Joan worked on the story development with the author, designed the book cover and the book interior, created the packaging and positioning of the book as a small hardcover gift book for women, and developed a successful bulk sales marketing strategy.

Public Relations Consulting -- Joan Holman was a public relations consultant to the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota. CSH has been named as one of the top five research institutes for body-mind medicine by Time Magazine. Joan helped CSH promote its new web site Taking Charge of Your Health.

Marketing & PR / Website Development -- For 8 years, Joan was been a marketing and public relations consultant to Sister Rosalind Schools and Clinics of Massage. She has developed and maintained web sites for the schools and clinics and for Sister Rosalind's Christian Ministry. She created, developed, wrote and managed the publishing and distribution of Sister Rosalind's biography: Hands That Touch, Hands That Heal.

Book Marketing -- Joan Holman was a book marketing consultant to Barbara Burke, author of The Napkin, The Melon & The MonkeyThe book, originally self-published, was purchased by Hay House for a six figure advance.

Consultant to Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent  -- Joan Holman was a consultant to Dr. Thandiwe Peebles, the former Superintendent of the Minneapolis Public Schools. She worked with Dr. Peebles and the Director of Communications and Public Affairs, members of the Board of Education and other top-level MPS staff in the area of communications, public affairs, media relations and public relations. Projects and activities included consultation on the re-design of the Minneapolis Public Schools Web site, crisis communications, acting as moderator of the Superintentent's first Town Hall Meeting, internal and external communications and other activities. Superintendent Peebles came to Minneapolis after serving as the Regional Superintendent of Cleveland Municipal School District in Cleveland, Ohio. In Minneapolis, Dr. Peebles was appointed to improve those schools with the lowest performance records and a history of failure associated with low student achievement, poor leadership and high teacher turnover.

Author Website Development -- Joan Holman has developed author and book websites for a number of clients including authors Buck MacDonald, Carol Ann Bartz, Claude Roessiger, Dr. Oneeka Williams, Dr. Melissa Nelson, Lori Dennis, MA, RP, and many others.

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