Author Branding Essentials is dedicated to offering comprehensive author centric branding and design services at competitive prices.
June Stevens Westerfield
I’m June Stevens Westerfield, and I am the founder of Author Branding Essentials, as well as the branding specialist, web designer, and graphic designer.
My strength lies in the fact that I am also an author, and have been in the publishing business in one way or another for over a decade. I’ve helped launch several small publishing houses, worked in acquisitions, editing, cover art, web design, and assisted many authors in their self-publishing journeys. My particular expertise is in design and branding. I know the industry, yet it is constantly changing, so I am constantly learning new things. Selling books today is different than it was ten years ago, and it will be different next week, and even more so next year.
I understand most authors don’t have time to sit down and learn webdesign or become branding experts. It’s hard enough to keep up with writing and marketing. I also understand the financial restraints authors face. I strive to offer quality services at rates that are reasonable and fair to us both.
On a personal note, in addition to being an author, I also design Greeting Cards. I have a wonderful husband, a brilliant stepson, 6 fur-children, purple hair, and a chronically filthy house. I also sometimes speak in the royal We. It’s a thing I do.
Sherry is our marketing expert and does our marketing, social media, and new author coaching. Her credentials include being a best selling author and acquisitions editor at a midlist publishing house.
Sherry Ficklin is an accomplished hybrid author and professional speaker. She has taught writing classes and publishing seminars as well as appeared as a guest speaker on various writing and genre related subjects such as roles of strong women in fiction and time travel for teens.