AFTER PUBLICATION Comments . . .
from authors who have used Barbara Brabec's
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"You were a great help to me when I was negotiating a contract with New
Harbinger for my book,
The Guide to Compassionate Assertiveness.
Thanks to you I received
a $5000 advance and excellent terms. It has been about 2-1/2 years since you came
into my life, and I will always think of you with great affection and
"In large part because of you, my relationship with New Harbinger turned out to be an
excellent one, and I am very happy with the final product. The book is doing
pretty well—almost 3000 sold in its first year. I have also put up a Facebook
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to include relationship skills.
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Vavrichek, LCSW-C, Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, Silver Spring MD.
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