Mari Selby, Publicity Consultant


For over four decades Mari has comforted and assisted hundreds of people as a family therapist, healer, and spiritual counselor. For the past 20 years Mari has also been the director of Selby Ink, a publicity and marketing firm.  Over these two decades Mari has seen and adapted to enormous changes in the publishing industry. Selby ink promotes authors who make a difference, and helps those authors to increase name recognition through traditional publicity efforts as well as develop broad reaching social media platforms. Selby ink specializes in the following genres: body-mind-spirit, relationships, environmental issues, and social justice. Mari has had two poetry books published, many essays and articles published in magazines and anthologies and currently is also a contributing writer for

A Q&A with the Publish Your Purpose Press Team

1. How did you come to work with PYP? A mutual friend and a client of Selby ink introduced me to Jenn Grace. She and I had a few conversations to see if our goals were in alignment. And they are!

I founded Publish Your Purpose Press when I realized that I can have a bigger impact on the world by helping more people share their inspiring stories. We specialize in helping non-fiction authors publish their books in a high-quality way.

2. What do you enjoy the most about your work?

I have always loved books. I am passionate about helping authors, whose message makes a difference, broadcast their message in as many forums as I can.

3. What are your favorite books or genre?

I love memoirs written by spiritual or inspirational leaders and women who are healers. For relaxation I love historical fiction and science fiction that inspires me to think and wonder.

4. How do you spend your free time?

I’m a night owl, I have a favorite chair to curl up in. When not reading I’m often outdoors gardening, playing with my dog, or walking. I journal daily, write poetry and have a young adult fiction book, and an anthology about surviving cancer in the works.

5. If you could have dinner with anyone, past or present, who would it be?

Reaching into the past I would love to meet with Emily Dickinson. And currently I would love to have dinner with Brene Brown.

6. What is one thing very few people know about you?

I read in French and Spanish, and I am endlessly curious about the natural world and the people I love.

7. How would you define your purpose?

I am an encourager and connector. I am here to build people up, and make a difference in all the ways I can; through the work I do with clients, in my writing, in the ways I touch people’s hearts daily.

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Regardless of where you are searching on the Internet you are going to find major discrepancies in the price of services. On one website you’ll see to expect to pay $5 for a book cover and on another website you’ll see $5,000. These ranges can be utterly overwhelming and stop a new author dead in their tracks from proceeding forward.

The information in this guide is based on the cost of producing your book going down a self-publishing path. These numbers are based entirely on our personal experience in helping dozens of authors navigate this space.

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