Join the Self-Publishing Journey

I'll guide you from vague idea to first draft to a published nonfiction book that sells on Amazon.


"As a first-time author, I hired Sylvia to guide my Amazon strategy... She knows her stuff and is extremely thorough... I highly recommend her. She is one of the most knowledgeable and tenacious consultants I have ever met."

LaTonya Wilkins
Founder of The Change Coaches, LLC & Best-Selling Author of "Leading Below the Surface"

"Sylvia blew our group away with her brilliance! My goodness, I’ve heard countless presentations on nonfiction books, from writing to selling. This is the best I’ve heard. Our audience could not celebrate this presentation enough, full of golden nuggets. If you want to sell books hiring Sylvia is a must."

Marquesa Pettway
Founder & President of MLPSPEAK, LLC, Board Member of Black NSA, and Author of "The Speakerpreneur"

"Sylvia Melena pays attention... I told her about what I felt was holding me back, and she replied with one simple sentence. That sentence was a miraculous course correction in my professional life... Her years of experience will save you time, energy, and money."

Tiffany Vakilian
Editor, Writing Coach, International Speaker, and Author of "Ugly Drawers, Pretty Panties"

"I was fortunate to enroll in Sylvia Melena’s Nonfiction Book Accelerator program, and her support and guidance have been immeasurable... Sylvia was accessible and available to provide encouragement and great ideas."

Adam Behar
President & Founder, Opinion Leader PR

"I started writing and I feel there is a voice that is helping me write... It's pulling from different parts of my brain, life, experience... Thank you, Sylvia, for introducing me to my writer's voice!"

Theresa Robertson

"(Sylvia), what an amazing presentation (on writing and publishing your first book). You really made an impact on our visitors. Thank you so much."

Ricardo Villa
President, SimpleTime & Board Member of the San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


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Take the First Step to Writing Your Nonfiction Book

This FREE Nonfiction Book Starter Kit gives you everything you need to start your first book the right way. Make sure your book sells, makes an impact, and grows your business.

Hi, I'm Sylvia Melena.

I'm the Founder and CEO of Melena Consulting Group, a leadership and management training, consulting, and book coaching company.

I'm also the Founder of the Nonfiction Book Accelerator™ Academy, the international award-winning and best-selling leadership author of "Supportive Accountability: How to Inspire People and Improve Performance," and the Vice President of the San Diego Book Awards Association.

I love what I do, and I'm committed to serving you in loving what you do too!