AMI Board

The Author Marketing Institute (AMI) is pleased to acknowledge the following board members. These individuals continue to work to advance the practice of author marketing around the globe through expert services and training of authors.

Derek Murphy (@creativindie)
Derek Murphy has worked with hundreds of best-selling authors and thought-leaders to develop book covers that complement their vision, stand out, get noticed, and attract new readers. His insights into book cover design will put you on the path towards a well-designed book that markets itself.


bryanBryan Cohen (@bryancohenbooks)
Bryan Cohen is an actor, freelance writer, author and an occasional game show contestant. He has written over 30 books, which have sold more than 30,000 copies. His newest book is Ted Saves the World, the first book in a new YA paranormal/fantasy series. Bryan lives with his wife and their Netflix account in Chicago.


jthornJ. Thorn (@jthorn_)
J. Thorn is a Top 100 Most Popular Author in Horror, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure and Fantasy (Amazon Author Rank). In March of 2014 Thorn held the #5 position in Horror alongside his childhood idols Dean Koontz and Stephen King (at #4 and #2 respectively). He is an official, active member of the Horror Writers Association and a member of the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers.


jthornDeborah Carney (@loxly)
Deborah Carney of Bookgoodies has over 20+ books published and over 30-years of Web marketing experience. She is not only an author; but also a powerful Internet marketing professional.


jthornSteve Scott (@stevescott1)
Steve Scott has been a successful Kindle publisher for the last two years in three different niches. Currently he’s written over 45+ books. To learn more about his publishing experiences, check out his blog Steve Scott Site and his forthcoming podcast Self-Publishing Questions.