What People Are Saying

Here’s what authors, business owners, and event planners say about my work.

As a first-time author, I hired Sylvia to guide my Amazon strategy... She knows her stuff and is extremely thorough.

It's rare that I attend a presentation and immediately hire someone from it, but it happened in this case. I guess there's a first time for everyone?!

But seriously, I highly recommend her. She is one of the most knowledgeable and tenacious consultants I have ever met. And she sends all her deliverables neatly in spreadsheets that you can reference for months going forward.
LaTonya Wilkins
Founder of The Change Coaches, LLC & Best-Selling Author of "Leading Below the Surface"
Sylvia Melena pays attention. That attention goes deeper than why you "think" you are asking for when coaching with her.

I told her about what I felt was holding me back, and she replied with one simple sentence. That sentence was a miraculous course correction in my professional life...

Her years of experience will save you time, energy, and money. She wants to see you successful and authentic in your craft or career and she doesn't hold back the flood of insight she has. She is a powerful mentor and I count myself blessed to have worked with her.
Tiffany Vakilian
Editor, Writing Coach, International Speaker, and Author of "Ugly Drawers, Pretty Panties"
Sylvia blew our group away with her brilliance! My goodness, I’ve heard countless presentations on nonfiction books, from writing to selling. This is the best I’ve heard. Our audience could not celebrate this presentation enough, full of golden nuggets. If you want to sell books hiring Sylvia is a must.
Marquesa Pettway
Founder & President of MLPSPEAK, LLC, Board Member of Black NSA, and Author of "The Speakerpreneur"
I was fortunate to enroll in Sylvia Melena’s Nonfiction Book Accelerator program, and her support and guidance have been immeasurable... She introduced me to a variety of different tools and apps, which I wouldn't have discovered were it not for her course. Sylvia was accessible and always available to provide encouragement and great ideas. She is a high integrity trainer who genuinely cares about her students and wants to help them achieve their goals.
Adam Behar
Founder, Opinion Leader PR
I started writing and I feel there is a voice that is helping me write... It's pulling from different parts of my brain, life, experience... Thank you, Sylvia, for introducing me to my writer's voice!
Theresa Robertson
CEO, MyOfficeProfessionals.com
Sylvia, the insights you provided were of great quality and value. I loved the transparency... The way you invited your audience into the conversation (about writing their first book) made it a personal and comfortable environment. You are an outstanding speaker.
Ana Patiño
Event Planner, Latino Book & Family Festival
Hi Sylvia, I want to thank you for all your marvelous articles. I am reading every one of them and going back to read the links… I am finding your knowledge a pot of gold... I just read your article on how to generate book ideas and have come up with a good idea for my next book.
Sally Alter
Sally Alter
Sally Alter, Author of “How to Live with Bipolar” and Other Books, https://www.amazon.com/Sally-Alter/e/B0971TWK77/
Sylvia Melena's excellent presentation provides tangible boots-on-the-ground advice for authors yearning to sell more books. Her well-researched marketing strategies are highly actionable, and I really wish I had had them before I wrote my first book!
Catherine Woodhouse, M.D.
Author of "Party Gown: A Doctor's Laughable Advice" & Co-Author of "Called to Lead: Success Strategies for Women"
Thanks for giving me clarity on my message and the encouragement to write now and focus on my angle later. That’s so freeing!
Faith Newton
Independent Occupational Therapist, SchoolOT.co.uk
(Sylvia), what an amazing presentation (on writing and publishing your first book). You really made an impact on our visitors. Thank you so much.
Ricardo Villa
President of SimpleTime & Board Member of the San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce