About Emlyn

Emlyn Chand was born with a fountain pen grasped firmly in her left hand (true story). Novel Publicity’s mascot is a sun conure, thanks to her obsession with birds–and she gets to decide anyway since she is the company’s founder and president. Her first novel, Farsighted, won the prestigious Writer’s Digest Self-Published Novel of the Year award in 2012 for the YA category. She now writes most of her fiction under her real name, Melissa Storm. Learn more or connect with her (or her Sun Conure, Ducky!) on either of her author websites:  www.emlynchand.com or www.melstorm.com or via TsuGoodreadsFacebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

My ideal client is someone who will work with and learn from me to keep the message going long after our time together ends. It doesn’t matter how much you know already–only that you’re willing to learn. While I love working with authors of YA, Romance, and Literary Fiction, all who have creative ideas and a good attitude are welcome.

Working with Emlyn and Novel Publicity to spread awareness of my Sullivan series has been a joy! She really gets my brand, and my fans love the fun promotions she puts together for launch events and the day-to-day discussions and contest she leads in my Street Team (which she set up, too!). We’ve been working together for over two years now, and we’ve been especially successful in running promotions on Facebook and Goodreads. I look forward to continuing marketing my books with Emlyn. I’m so glad I found her!
#1 Bestselling Author, Bella Andre

Emlyn is so creative and enthusiastic! She’s constantly coming up with ideas, trying new approaches, and she’s willing to customize services – so you always know that she’s looking out for your best interests. With Novel Publicity, you’re never a cookie cutter client. You’re a real person, with real PR needs and concerns. Emlyn truly cares about you. She takes your needs seriously, and she makes you feel special!

Working with Novel Publicity has changed my professional life! Emlyn Chand is an amazing – brilliant, talented, creative – individual, who truly cares about her clients. Best of all, her services work! Within a month of enlisting the services of Novel Publicity, I’ve gone from being virtually invisible on the Web, with a Klout score of 5, to being an “influencer” in my field. Emlyn Chand is the Social Marketing Maven! I highly, highly recommend Novel Publicity!

Terri Giuliano Long

When I needed someone to help repair a broken website, Emlyn was amazingly fast and incredibly detailed. She documented a list of questions to help pinpoint the problem areas, researched options and provided lightening fast results. She gave me a budget to expect and kept me updated on the budget progress. She offered suggestions and alternatives to improve the site and has become one of my ‘most trusted experts’. I highly recommend her for website development – you won’t be disappointed!
Iris Goodrum

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Marketing, Blog Tours, Web Design, eBook Formatting, Publishing Assistance, Street Teams, SEO Packages, Book Club Discussion Guides, Content Editing, Copy Editing, Line Editing, Proofreading

Identifying & Building Brand, Social Media Marketing, Copywriting, Social Media & DIY Marketing Lessons, Market Research & Data Analysis, Interactive Reader-Based Marketing, Book Trailer Scripting, Reviewer Outreach,  ESL Editing

M.A. in Applied Sociology, Economics specialty, Summa cum Laude (3.92/4.0), Eastern Michigan University, 2009

  • Thesis: “The Nature of Contradictions in India: Using Applied Ethnography to Further Intercultural Understanding”
  • Relevant Coursework: Econometrics, Advanced Social Statistics, Demography, Advanced Research Methods, Methods of Social Program Evaluation, Individuals and the Organization, Intergenerational Programs and Services

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