Nationally acclaimed as one of America's top online marketing experts, Joan Holman is an Online Marketing Guru and Book Marketing Diva and Chief Enlightenment Officer of Joan Holman Productions, a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based company specializing in book development, self-publishing, book marketing, online marketing, website development, naming and branding, and domain name research and development. Joan has also been an EXPERT WITNESS in the area of online marketing.

Joan has worked in all aspects of publishing including writing, ghostwriting, editing, book title creation, book cover and book interior design and book production and distribution.

Joan is the author of Hands That Touch, Hands That Heal, the biography of acclaimed massage pioneer Sister Rosalind Gefre. Joans' work with authors includes books in the areas of self-help, business, healing, women's issues, success and achievement, art, biography, psychology, mysticism, spirituality, motivation, memoirs, and special interest.  

Joan development and strategy efforts and her success in securing the involvement of many noteworthy women was instrumental in landing Simon and Schuster as the publisher for the book Dear Success Seeker: Wisdom from Outstanding Women by author Michele R. Wright,Ph.D. The book features success advice from 85 highly accomplished women including Camille Cosby; Gayle King, radio host on Oprah and Friends and Editor at Large for O, the Oprah Magazine; tennis champion Billie Jean King; actress Della Reese; and Sesame Street founder Joan Ganz Cooney.


Joan is currently working with a number of authors on the development, publication and marketing of their books. This includes work with a traditionally-published author on her next novel, which she has decided to self-publish.  She has also worked on the development, book cover and book interior design, website development and marketing of a fairy tale gift book for women featuring Cinderella and Snow White. (After the Ball: A Woman's Tale of Reclaiming Happily Ever After by author Barb Greenberg–www.rosepathpress.com)

A cyberspace pioneer since the early days of the Internet, Joan’s name leads the list of online marketing leaders featured in the book Online Marketing Heroes: Interviews with 25 Successful Online Marketing Gurus,  (John Wiley & Sons 2008). Other experts featured include VPs and industry leaders from Google, Yahoo!, Edelman PR, Southwest Airlines and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. 


As an Internet marketing pioneer, Joan was one of the first people in the world to start developing commercial websites and to engage in online marketing in 1995. Joan works with an international clientele of entrepreneurs, business owners, authors, business leaders and professionals to create and execute business and marketing strategies for today's online world.  

Joan's website at www.holman.com was one of the first websites in the world. She owns one of the oldest domains in the world (holman.com) and at the time she registered that domain in 1995, there were only 15,000 registered domains. Today there are 225+ million registered domains and over 500 million websites.

With 20+ years of experience in all aspects of online marketing, Joan has developed and executed online marketing strategies for a variety of businesses and organizations and has educated thousands of people about the use of the Internet for business success through her numerous speaking engagements and media interviews. 

Joan has direct hands-on online experience and extensive knowledge in online business strategies, web design, web usability, web analytics, web copywriting, online branding, online reputation management, online PR, search engine optimization, e-business, online communications, and social media marketing. 

She has served as the Premier Faculty Member for Internet Marketing for eWomenNetwork in Dallas, Texas, and as the Internet Marketing Consultant for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She also served as a consultant to the Founder and President of Mizbiz.com in San Francisco, California and as the Director of the MizBiz Technology Advisor Network.

Joan is also the creator and producer of the award-winning PBS television program "The Legacy of Achievement" and founder of the Legacy of Achievement Foundation, which is dedicated to documenting the lives and lessons of great achievers.


In 2011, Joan received an Innovative Business Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners (MN Chapter) and was also named as Publishing Editor for InnovationExcellence.com, the world’s #1 online community for innovation and innovators. Innovation Excellence’s contributing authors include such prestigious business thought leaders such as Tom Peters, Rowan Gibson, and Seth Godin.

You can learn more about her at her other website at www.holman.com.

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