Karen Hodges Miller

author, publisher, speaker, self-publishing consultant


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About Karen

Karen Hodges Miller is CEO and publisher at Open Door Publications, a company which specializes in helping authors navigate the world of publishing in the 21st century. The company assists both published and first-time authors with the wide variety of skills and tasks needed to successfully write, publish, and market a book.

Karen herself has written seven books, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as countless newspaper and magazine articles in her 30-year career. Her newest book is Self-Publishing: You Can Do This!

You can find out more about Karen Hodges Miller at www.OpenDoorPublications.com, on Twitter @Publisher_KHM, as well as on LinkedIn and www.facebook.com/OpenDoorPublications.

Speaking Information

As a successful entrepreneur herself, Karen inspires the best coaches, entrepreneurs and authors to take their book ideas from a vague concept to a completed, published book or e-book.

Topics Include:

  • Finding Time to Write Your Book
  • Unlocking Your Ideas, Your Book from Concept to Publication
  • Writing, Publishing and Marketing Your Book
  • Entrepreneurs: Why You Should Write a Book
  • Navigating Online Publishing Platforms


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As a writer who has recently had my novel published, I knew that with the expertise of publisher Karen Hodges Miller that my work would be handled professionally. With over twenty years of experience, she has an exceptional eye for editing and proofreading. Although most editors and publishers, I’m sure, could claim similar credentials, Karen Hodges Miller brings other unique attributes than just a polished written work. She is an exceptional communicator who cultivates the writer. I realized shortly after submitting my manuscript to her, that she was also assisting me become a better writer.

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Not sure that I was capable of writing a complete novel that others would want to read, I worked solo for several years on a manuscript, hired an editor on the internet, and self- published Beginning Again at Zero in 2016. However, unfortunately I knew nothing about self-editing or marketing. But, I did prove to myself that I had it in me to write an interesting novel.

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Writing is by nature such a solitary activity that writers may often find themselves second guessing the validity of their words, often deleting and rewriting in a forest of overlapping pathways, often bringing a writer into confusion, if not self-doubt. But writing to be published should not be a solitary process. Working with Karen, I found a renewed self-confidence. In our ongoing discussions, she was always available, giving abundant time, intuitively listening, and patiently helping me to clarify my intentions with her intelligent and constructive direction for publication.

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Case Studies

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The Client:

Jeff had been working on a book project for many years without completing it. The book was aimed at middle school readers, and while fiction, could easily be used by classroom teachers as supplemental material in a variety of areas, including history and environmental science. Jeff needed an editor and a coach to help him complete his project and identify the best ways to market his book to both the general public and to schools.

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The Client:

Melissa had a not just one book in her head, but an entire series. A lover of fantasy, she had been working on the first book in her five-part fantasy series for several years. She needed an editor and a publisher.

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The Client:

Sharon was a teacher with many years of experience working with special needs children. She wanted to write a book to help launch her second career as a motivational speaker for school districts, teachers’ groups, PTA’s, etc.

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