Testimonials

"Working with Dana at The INKfluence on our box's exclusive book cover concepts and swag has been such an amazing experience! She is so knowledgeable and has been an integral part of this whole process."
Emma Cook
Booktastic Blonde Book Box
"Truly such a great experience seeing this Special Edition Book all come together and I appreciate everyone's hard work and talent!!
Amy Daws
Author
"Working with Dana Claire from The Inkfluence during our Direct Sales for Indie Authors event was a remarkable experience. Dana's session on Kickstarter for authors was not only informative but also engaging, showcasing her ability to make complex topics accessible and enjoyable. Her participation in a live Q&A added immense value, demonstrating her deep knowledge and enthusiasm for helping others. Dana’s energy and fun approach as a speaker significantly enhanced the event’s dynamics. From an organizational standpoint, Dana was a dream to collaborate with. Her excellent communication skills and generosity in sharing her expertise were apparent throughout our collaboration. She went above and beyond, making her an invaluable asset to the event. In summary, Dana Claire is a knowledgeable, energetic, and highly professional individual whose contributions greatly enriched our event. I highly recommend her and The Inkfluence to anyone seeking expertise in authorship and crowdfunding strategies."
Ella Barnard
Author
"The process to getting published is a daunting one, particularly the most important part, the pitch! Dana provided me very good insights and clarity for my pitch, which was successful! A guide doesn't tell you what to do, they tell you what you need to know. Trust in the advice and insights that Dana provides. I have returned to her for guidance and expertise and I am glad to be able to call on her when needed!"
Ivan F. Ingraham
Author
"My one-on-one author session with Dana was super helpful. I was feeling frustrated because the advice I had received from other authors (just write more books and you'll sell more) wasn't working. After publishing 15 books, I was stuck at the same level of sales--next to none. Dana took the time to listen to what I'd tried and brainstormed a crazy amount of marketing ideas for me! She was so genuine and gave me new hope for my author career. I left our session with an improved outlook on marketing. Thank you, Dana!"
Michelle Cornish
Author
"Dana Claire is a wealth of information wrapped in a fireball of energy and enthusiasm. Her wide knowledge of the writing and publishing world is invaluable. In 30 minutes, Dana provided focused and spot-on advice regarding agent pitches. She homed in on my manuscript’s highlights and called attention to words and themes that resonated. She also provided insight regarding what to expect during a pitch session and what questions I might anticipate. Dana’s advice, coaching, and feedback gave me the assurance I needed to go into the session fully prepared and confident. Receiving coaching from Dana is a priceless gem in any author’s cache. I wholeheartedly recommend her services to anyone considering it."
L.B. Carl
Author
"Dana was an absolute pleasure to work with! She kept me updated on how my book was performing on Netgalley, as well as selecting the best-matched readers for my genre. I would highly recommend The Inkfluence!"
Jade Church
Author
"I loved my pitch coaching session with Dana. She knows whereof she speaks. I received ten excellent loglines for me to use or mix and match, and advice on how agents like to proceed with a pitch and how long to speak. Then I tried out her technique with her and she gave me personal advice on what and how I was pitching, which I will definitely be able to use to rework my pitch. Great session!"
Cathy Parker
Author
"Dear Lord, please give more opportunities of being coached by the wonderful Dana Claire. She is a brilliant, inspiring, and motivating teacher – a perfect antidote for someone like me in need of a confidence burst. Her pitch coaching session was exactly what I wanted and hoped for. Now I feel I can actually pull off a successful pitch."
Wendy J. Dunn
Author
"Not only is Dana friendly and down to earth, she is a book marketing genius. In only 30 mins she was able to take me from a nervous wreck about pitching to an agent to cool, calm and confident. By the end of the session I was really clear on exactly how to market my book to an agent. I knew the areas I had nailed and the areas I needed to enhance. Dana's help has been invaluable. If you are contemplating pitching to an agent I highly recommend investing in a session with her. You'll love it!"
Julie D'Amour
Author
"I had a marketing-focused book-launch consultation, and Dana was AMAZING!!! Her knowledge of the industry and abundance of creative ideas showed me why there are marketing professionals! She definitely helped equip me for success. This was an extremely positive experience with immense value."
Caitlin Smith
Author
"I want to thank Dana for her time, advice, and sincere quality of who she is. Dana is a wonderful fountain of knowledge, experience, & expertise, and a terrific person as well."
Mark Harris
Author
"Dana gave me professional and insightful assistance in the preparation of my pitch for a publisher. I'm grateful for her follow up support."
Ardelle Holden
Author
"The INKfluence workshop (Crafting Success on Review Platforms) was wonderful, chock full of fab info. She did a great job and I got a lot of new info from the talk."
Peggy Jaeger
Author