Julie-Ann Harper

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Julie-Ann has been involved with the writing and publishing industry since 1997. Her experience is vast with over 55 titles (View here https://bit.ly/2WbRDnn) – co-author of award-winning academic books (Small Business Management), children’s books and self-help titles. She has trade published, independently published, boutique published and is recognizant of the value of each.

Since 2000 Julie-Ann has offered coaching to authors worldwide given her publishing and business expertise (and awards). She also manages Pickawoowoo (online author services company and book projects). Pickawoowoo are the only Australian company honored to be a verified resource expert for global printing/distribution platform, IngramSpark.  

 

ACCOLADES

Judging 

Telstra Best of Business Awards (State & National)

 2022/23 - Judge - Empowering Women Category  

Business Awards

Overall Winner of South West Business Awards, Western Australia

 2014 - Pickawoowoo Publishing Group

Winner of South West Business - Micro Business Awards, Western Australia

 2014 - Pickawoowoo Publishing Group

Finalist in the Western Australia Regional Small Business Awards

 2014 - Pickawoowoo Publishing Group

Winner - South West Business Awards - Home Based Business

 2013 - Pickawoowoo Publishing Group 

Finalist in the Telstra Business Women Awards

 2013 - Publishing Company (Pickawoowoo Publishing Group)

 2013 - Business Innovation - Author Platform (Pickawoowoo Publishing Group)

 

Finalist in the Telstra Business Women Awards

 1997 - Business Starters (Business Starters Network Pty Ltd)

 

Finalist in the Telstra Business Women Awards

 1995 - Business Starters (WEDO - Not for Profit Organisation)

Finalist in the Telstra Small Business Awards

 2001 - Publishing Company (Innovative Business Resources - IBR)

Publishing Awards

Finalist in the International Best Book Awards (USA)

 2012 - Children’s Mind Body Spirit Series (PickaWooWoo Children's Books)

 2010 - Children’s Mind Body Spirit Series (PickaWooWoo Children's Books)

 2011 - Children’s Mind Body Spirit Series (PickaWooWoo Children's Books)

Finalist in the Mothers Choice Best Book Awards (USA)

 2013 - Children’s Mind Body Spirit Series (Silver) (PickaWooWoo Group)

Winner of  Australian Excellence in Publishing Award

 2002 - Publishing Small Business Educational Books (IBR)

Finalist of Australia Excellence in Publishing Awards

 2000- Publishing Small Business Educational Books (IBR)

Finalist of Australia Excellence in Publishing Awards 

1998- Publishing Small Business Educational Books (IBR)

Business Background 

Julie-Ann Harper has a wealth of expertise in business and she draws on the following:

  • Owned and operated a business training company that trained in small business management (Business Starters Network - sold company)

  • Co-owned Australia's largest wholesaler/publisher of small business training resources for nationally accredited small business training courses and small business texts books. The resources were winner and finalists in the Australian in Excellence in Publishing Awards and were sold nationally through TAFE’s and publicly via Officeworks. (Innovative Business Resources - sold company)

  • Lectured in marketing and advertising (Uni / TAFE's)

  • Co-Authored Small Business Management Resources (over 50 titles)

  • Trade Published two titles with McGraw Hill (Smart Marketing for Small Business and Intro to Small Business)

  • A 35+-year career in business management and small business ownership

  • CEO of Women's Economic Development Organisation (WEDO), WA.

  • Worked in government organisation assisting small busines - Small Business Development Corporation, WA