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Meet Audrea Heard of IBG Publications

Today we’d like to introduce you to Audrea Heard.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I am an Author and I own the Publishing company: IBG (Inspired By God) Publications, LLC. I wrote and published my first book in 2009, a personal memoir entitled: Through The Fire. My personal memoir chronicles my personal journey of overcoming grief and depression after the loss of my son and grandmother to a house fire in 1998. I was also in the house, listed the only survivor. My book originally started as a journal in order to cope with the pain associated with my loss.

It was over the years I decided to put my journal together in order to help someone who may be dealing with a similar loss. I identify the signs of grief and depression I exhibited and how to overcome such tragic loss, yet come out Victorious. After releasing my first book, I got a lot of requests from other writers who wanted to become published also. This is when the evolution of IBG Publications began. I assisted the first author in publishing her book in 2011 and now have gone on to help many other authors become published. We have evolved over the last ten years as we saw the needs of authors change. The main need we saw from authors was help in developing and marketing their books. This is when we began introducing the products & services we offer such as: Coaching for Authors, Marketing and also publishing. We enjoy helping Authors as well as everyday people through our online School, the IBG Development School. Here we offer courses to assist everyday people, authors, & business owners.

Has it been a smooth road?
No, it has not been a smooth road. The greatest challenge I have had is believing in myself and my ability to be successful. I have tried so many different businesses trying to find myself. All roads ALWAYS ended up back at what I do best: Write books and help others do the same! I have lost my home (on more than one occasion), left jobs, and ended up in a bad marriage that ended in divorce. All of this has been a part of the journey in order to get me where I am today. My confidence lacked in so many areas, causing me to make decisions I regretted in the long run. Although I overcame the major battle I had with depression as it relates to my loss, I still battle with it from time to time. I allow myself to have a moment, but I have learned not to rest in that moment because my life has been spared for a reason.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with IBG Publications, LLC – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
My business is a multi-faceted firm. We generally help writers become published authors. We also specialize in marketing which is inclusive of teaching Authors to do what we call “Think Outside the Book.” When we host these sessions, we teach Authors how to develop income streams around their book, creating products that enhance their book’s presence. Overall we produce: books, marketing videos, flyers, websites, and more! We are mostly known for marketing and enhancing the presence of Authors through our dynamic coaching programs and re-branding sessions with existing authors.

In addition to offering marketing support, we built a platform for Authors & Business owners to gain exposure to their brand. This platform is the #WorkingWednesdays Podcast & Video Show. The show is now featured on our YouTube Channel for viewing, and our podcast launches Early October.

What am I most proud of as a company? Our ability to survive through COVID-19. We did this by expanding our product base and offering promotional videos and websites, something we did not previously offer before the pandemic. This proved to be something authors and business owners were not taking advantage of in the marketplace. We have been able to help and sign more authors this year than we have in our history. We have learned how to re-focus our business efforts in order to stay afloat.

What sets us apart from others? We give each project we handle a special touch, uniquely identifying it with the Author. We do not have a cookie-cutter approach when we deal with our clients because we want our clients to have their own identity. We make our clients feel special and like their needs matter. We maintain this with a professional business approach which leaves our clients more than happy they chose us.

Pricing:

  • Coaching Programs start at $1200.00
  • Publishing packages start at $1500.00
  • Marketing Videos as low as $30 and up

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All images are the ownership and property of IBG Publications, LLC.

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