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Funny, sharp, smart, Amy Collins packs every interaction with over 20 years of industry experience as a distributor and sales professional.
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Amy Collins is the President of New Shelves Books, one of the best-known book sales and marketing agencies in the US. In the last 20 years, Amy and her team have sold over 40 Million books into the bookstore, library, and Chain store market for small and midsized publishers.
Amy Collins is the President of New Shelves Books, one of the largest book sales and marketing content providers in the US. As a former Book Buyer for a chain of bookstores in New York and Sales Director for a large publishing company, she has spent her career working with Barnes & Noble, Target, Costco, Books-A-Million, Wal-Mart, and is a trusted expert, speaker, and recommended sales consultant for some of the largest book and library retailers and wholesalers in the publishing industry. In the last 20 years, Amy and her team have sold over 40 Million books into the bookstore, library, and Chain store market for small and midsized publishers. She is on the national advisory board for IngramSpark, is a board member of Author U, a featured columnist for THEBOOKDESIGNER, BookWorks, and a trusted teacher in the world of small press publishers. For a free ebook copy of her book The Write Way, visit
When not in the office, her focus is on the working poor and poverty elimination, and she spends a great deal of time personally and professionally working with and training women from disadvantaged backgrounds. A member of the Rochester Women’s Giving Circle, she donates not only her time, but a portion of her company’s profits to grant based charities that work to alleviate the cycle of poverty.
She is a singer in a Celtic blues band on the weekends and is saving for a new motorcycle (the current one is not fast enough)