Just a few of our many authors
Michelle Vandepas and her team have made my books come alive. Captivating covers and a beautiful layout makes for a winning presentation.
You gave me the vision that what I dreamed for my business was not only feasible but doable. I was afraid my dream was too big considering my age. You convinced me otherwise…thank you.
The best thing about working with Michelle was her dedication to her clients, her amazing staff, she follow through with what she tells you she will do, she’s on time, keeps you focused, you feel she wants you to succeed, she is more than a “coach”, she takes pride in your growth. I was reluctant to work with Michelle I did not want to spend more monies on coaching and not getting the results I had hoped for. The results I got from working with Michelle were my book hit #3 on Amazon, radio interviews, amazing web page, great video’s, knowledge in SEO and other marketing issues I did not know anything about before. I’d recommend Michelle for anyone wanting to grow their business.
Judy Helm Wright “Pet Grief Coach”
You have a way of teaching that feels very approachable and open. Clients can feel comfortable knowing that what they share with you will stay with you unless they give permission to share. You come from a safe and non-judgmental place.
Liz Brunner, CEO & Founder
For years, people told me I should write a book, but it wasn’t until I got Brian Tracy’s “How To Write A Book and Become a Published Author” that I got started and began to believe I could do it. Add to that, getting connected to GracePoint Publishing. Their experienced team of writing coaches and editors guided and encouraged me all along the way. I have now written my first book. Because of this incredible support, I believe I will reach all of my goals of taking my business to the next level . I couldn’t have done it without either of them. This is a winning combination and a great investment. I encourage anyone who wants to write a book to take advantage of this team. It’s well worth it!
With some laser coaching and tweaking from Michelle, I was able to greatly improve the ranking of my Amazon book from being in the thousands to double digits in just a few days!! Michelle provided feedback on the cover, copy formatting and all the book and author details that Amazon has available to help to get books to best seller status. You can see the evolution of my mini-book in the discussion here. This book for me was a bit of an experiment to learn the Amazon process as well as create a cool handout/giveaway for my coaching business; I first published it in 2015, but the cool thing is you can always update, refresh and relaunch your book on Amazon relatively easily. The first version took me just two days to write and submit for publishing! Literally, over a weekend, I had “author” status – how cool is that??
It’s incredible that I have found such like minded people in Gracepoint! It is indeed a miracle that I was led to you, having spent my entire life feeling ‘different’!
Sharon Shahaf (PhD)
Your support when we did our coaching was life-saving! I just sold out (well almost) my new venture an advanced premium workshop for academic writers for 2k so, thank you for everything, again!
Michelle Vandepas of Talking Books TV, has helped me market my book. She was very pleasant and very helpful. The help I received in getting my book on Kindle, and the video we made, are much appreciated. I will probably call on Michelle and her staff again in the near future. Thanks Michelle
“I have known Michelle for several years now and I can honestly say that she has some very unique knowledge and insight when it comes to improving your book and author ranking on Amazon. I recently worked with Michelle and saw first hand the many benefits of following her advice. Whether you are a new or seasoned author,
Michelle can help you improve your books ranking, your author’s ranking, and ultimately your exposure and sales. She knows her stuff and I highly recommend her.”
The cover is very impressive and compelling. If I would see it on the bookshelf I would definitely grab it
Tanya D. Dawson
Sheryl was extremely helpful. I took many notes. She is a joy to work with. I appreciate my time with her as well. And, I am grateful for you both.
Your steady hand was reassuring, and your energy is always transcending. I felt like you’ve got my back.
Michelle is about results! The information she shares and her instructive style strips away all unnecessary material and dives directly into powerful, useful tools that get results immediately. Everything she shares is current, specific and tested. Her interactive teaching approach allows you to participate in the actual application of the information she presents and see things begin to happen in real time. Michelle’s is a very innovative approach to disseminating specific criteria that is easily and quickly put to use.
Lori Randall Stradtman
Michelle has an understanding of Amazon that trumps anybody else’s I know. That’s why I nicknamed her the “Amazon Whisperer!” If you are selling a book online and need somebody to show you the ropes, don’t walk, but run to Michelle Vandepas.
Damiano de Sano Iocovozzi
Your insight & helpfulness to work the new business of book-selling is phenomenal. I learned so much & I appreciate your guidance in this brave new world of showing the world what we’ve got to contribute. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Sincerely
You helped me increase my earnings 100 fold in just a week! What a treasure you are!!!!
Michelle Vandepas, knowledge and insight of Amazon and associated book marketing is exemplary. We have been members of her “Tag and like teams” and have experienced the benefits that she can bring. If you are new to Amazon or an experienced author you will benefit from Michelle’s knowledge. As Amazon Best sellers and seasoned authors we highly recommend Michelle Vandepas
From the moment we exchanged words (on FB), then actually met… you have been a plentiful source of inspiration.You took a rough ashlar, in me, and made it useful for a foundation able to support a lifetime of good & positive works. I am forever indebted to you. You are amazing at what you do.
As an author who previously self-published, I really appreciate the expertise that GracePoint Publishing brought to my latest book. Working with a team that has knowledge about all phases of the process including editing, cover design and marketing has helped make this a book a great representation of my brand. I couldn’t have done it without them!
“Genius is not a strong enough word to describe what she has done for me. 2 #1 Best Sellers on Amazon and a killer personal website that allows me to blog (of course) but it also creates sales!!! You go girl.”
Can you be beautiful, smart, creative, a super tech, a business owner, world traveler, seminar leader, a blogger, a speaker, a radio host and TV host? AND THE FORCE AND FOUNDER OF TALKING BOOKS TV BEST SELLING BOOT CAMP? Nah. Probably not. Meet Michelle Vandepas, who is all those things.I HAVE WORKED WITH HER IN PROMOTING MY BOOKS FOR SIX YEARS. NOBODY DOES IT BETTER.
When I had my first consultation with Michelle, she emphasized that although she couldn’t guarantee that moving up the Amazon ranking system would sell a lot of books, we decided to give it a shot anyway and I hired Michelle. After a few days, I watched as my ranking improved and then went to #1 in my category! I was so excited. I did sell a few books, but being #1 has opened other opportunities, including local media coverage and being asked to do a book signing at our airport book store. Thank you Michelle, I’ll use you again on my next book.
I feel as though at last my soul voice is being heard and that makes such a profound difference. So I am deeply grateful as I felt guided to seek you out and now I know why! I feel now as though I am on my path and whatever happens, I am sharing and speaking from my heart, expressing that truth is life changing.
Tanya Denckla Cobb
It was Michelle who introduced the idea of an online launch, what would need to be done to make the book a “best seller” in Amazon and gave support and guidance. In other words, in this day and age, I’m not sure seeking a traditional publisher makes sense, so the effort that would be needed to find a traditional publisher would be better spent, most likely, in connecting with a small nimble publishing company that can help you with all elements of the publishing, including the marketing elements that will be needed, such as GracePoint Publishing.
This retreat was far from “my first rodeo.” I’ve participated in dozens of resident workshops, retreats, and vision quests over the last thirty plus years… with themes ranging from accessing creativity and life purpose to optimizing mind-body and spiritual well-being. This led to sometimes exotic, or frankly freighting journeys including to jungles and across oceans seeking wisdom and experience from mentors and proclaimed (by themselves or others) Shamans. Some of these teachers were approachable and some forbidding, with offerings that definitely required a white-knuckle approach. So the enduring poignancy of Karen and Michelle’s retreat took me by surprise. I expected to have a much-needed “nice” and “nurturing” break from my routine –which I did receive. But these two are tricksters of the best possible sort. I was lulled, disarmed, and guided into life-changing revelations that I realize, six months later, are a gift that still continue to flourish. It feels as if shifts took place at the core – as if perhaps my DNA and or energetic fields have been altered. Yet everything went down pretty smooth and easy – laced with a lot of joy and laughter (okay, there were plenty of tears too, but the cleansing kind). We created and playfully challenged ourselves. I would like to add, when I first arrived, I discovered my New York City skeptic and jaded cynic had stowed away and come along to the retreat with me! “This is all very sweet,” I thought as our first activity was introduced (making a group talking stick)… “but (eye roll) I’ve done all this before (yawn).” So I was astonished when the talking stick arrived in my hands: my well-rehearsed introduction completely vanished from my head and instead what came out, as if mysteriously unearthed, were teary intentions and dreams I hadn’t even allowed myself to realize before – yet they were “spot on” as if they were coming from a core part of me, my deep heart’s desires, that I hadn’t previously dared to allow myself to know.