Introducing Two New Board Members


Penny photo (current) (2)Penny C. Sansevieri, founder and CEO of Author Marketing Experts, Inc., is a best-selling author and internationally recognized book-marketing and media-relations expert. She is an adjunct professor teaching self-publishing for NYU.

Her company is one of the leaders in the publishing industry and has developed some of the most innovative social media/Internet book-marketing campaigns. She is the author of fourteen books, including How to Sell Your Books by the Truckload on Amazon and Red Hot Internet Publicity, which has been called the “leading guide to everything Internet.”

AME was the first book-marketing and publicity firm to use Internet promotion to its full impact through The Virtual Author Tour™, which strategically harnesses social-networking sites, Twitter, blogs, book videos, and relevant sites in order to push an author’s message into the online community. AME has had more than eleven books top bestseller lists, including those of The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.

To learn more about Penny’s books or her promotional services, you can visit her web site at Also look through the SPAWNews archives for reviews of her books by Patricia Fry.

ditmoreTammy Ditmore, owner of eDitmore Editorial Services, has been an editor for more than three decades and a member of SPAWN since 2011. She has written several articles for SPAWN’s monthly newsletter and assisted in the SPAWN booth at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

Through eDitmore, Tammy helps writers produce accurate, engaging, and error-free messages. She brings a passion for precise language and a knack for spotting careless errors to her clients, whether they are crafting their third press release of the day or their first book. Since launching her editing career on her high school newspaper, Tammy has worked for daily newspapers, book and journal publishers, marketing firms, nonprofit organizations, universities, grad students, and independent authors.

A native Texan, Tammy now lives in Southern California with her English-professor husband. Occasionally, one of their two sons will drop in for a few days—or a few months. She is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, the American Copy Editors Society, and the Independent Book Publishers Association, and she sometimes finds time to write a few lines for her blog, Editing and More.


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