Self-Publishing with & Eating Disorders


About & Sarah Gilbert

Sarah Gilbert is the Manager of Services Sales and Account Management at Her specialty is unearthing the needs of independent authors and setting a plan of action to help them achieve success.

In addition to working with authors, Sarah is directly involved in services product development and educating communities of writers. Recent engagements include Let’s Talk Live on News Channel 8 in Washington, DC, Self Publishing Tips Seminar at The Garden Writer’s Association Annual conference, and speaking on the topic of Open Publishing at many local universities. specializes in independent publishing. The company has 1.1 million creators and has 20,000 titles added to their collection each month.

About Joanna Poppink

Joanna Poppink, MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in treating adults with eating disorders. She creates a physical and emotional professional environment that helps adult women develop psychological health and live successful and satisfying lives. The shared goal is for women to experience joy in their pursuits and their relationships based on a healthy and sturdy sense of self.

Joanna focuses treatment on eating disorder recovery because, today, eating disorders are a major threat to a woman’s attempts to lead a fulfilling life.

She is the author of the book, Healing Your Hungry Heart: Recovering From Your Eating Disorder, which is a comprehensive, step-by-step, effective recovery program, and includes journaling, meditations, exercises, quizzes, and resources to support and speed the recovery process.





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Read to Feed is a reading incentive service-learning program that offers global education opportunities and will foster in your children a love for reading, a passion to help others and a way to help create a better world.



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