Is a classic example of turning your frustration into a fully operational business. In 2007 when writing her book and self-publishing, she was uninformed and taken advantage of during her book publishing process. What was her response? Research, learn and teach others not to make the mistakes she did. What started as sharing new found knowledge turned into the demand to form a successful creative and coaching business for those who dreamt of being a self-published author.


With the balance of free and pay to play coaching, writing, and publishing choices, Robin provides honest education via various social media outlets to help aspiring and seasoned authors to navigate and own their space in the self-publishing world.


Since 2010, The Self-Publishing Maven has taught, trained, and published thousands of aspiring authors, nationally and internationally, from various walks of life. From doctors to subject matter experts, to entrepreneurs and advocates, as well as faith-based leaders, and the lists continue. Several who have worked with Robin have appeared on The Today Show, Dr. Oz, and The Word Network and featured in Essence Magazine, The New York Daily News as well as local and national news and radio stations.


Additionally, Robin Devonish is a highly sought after speaker and event emcee. She’s been the choice of event planners for entertainment and speaking for more than 10 years. Known for her breath-taking storytelling skills, inspirational principles and the command of a room, Robin has been called to speak and share the stage with several well known headliners.  As a writer, author, publishing maven, and cancer survivor, Robin’s journey has been both inspiring and impactful. She has emceed and entertained thousands along the way to come to this realization: It is less about how many people you have in the room and more about the lifelong influence and experience each event brings. She masterfully crafts her messages and stories, shares strategies for real life improvements while keeping everyone engaged and entertained.


What People are Saying

“Infectious, commanding, comforting, and powerful are the adjectives that come to mind to describe my experience with Robin “The Voice.” I had the pleasure of having Robin Emcee my conference which was hosted at a very turbulent time in our society. It was the week after the 2016 election, and I was torn between canceling the event in NYC or postponing for a later date. The climate of the city was thick and heavy. I was most sure people weren’t in the mood to be inspired and encouraged.


Robin affirmed me to continue the course as planned and she came through in a major way. Despite all the protests on 5th Avenue that deterred guests, trains, cabs we all arrived at a central place and Robin delivered.  She organically shifted the mood with her resounding voice. She spoke a message of inspiration and hope that leveled the room. From there we were geared to resume Business As Usual. Robin Devonish is a speaker, a leader; she is the VOICE I look forward to hiring for future events.”

— Nichole Bailey, Founder of Bits Of Faith, Inc.


“On behalf of Execute That! Conference we give a big thank you to Robin Devonish for being our EMCEE for 2016 and 2017. So many people commented positively on your role. Your warmth, humor, active approach, personal engagement with the audience and skilled facilitation on the panel was invaluable to the success of the event. Thank you for an absolutely fantastic job, Robin. You truly exceeded our expectations!!”

— Raquel Smith, Founder of Execute That!


“Robin Devonish, the Spirited Speaker and Publishing Maven is not only dynamic but a phenomenal, speaker and motivator! At my event, Robin captivated the audience with her gift of storytelling and teaching. The women were refreshed, renewed and given core strategies to help them transform their lives.”

— Monique Denton Davis, Founder and CEO of Embrace Your CAKE, LLC.


Robin, thank you so much for being the Master of Ceremonies for the 4th Annual Women on the Rise Forum & Expo. Thank you for your professionalism and expertise, your wonderful way with words, your very personable approach and your great sense of humor. You made everyone feel welcomed, relaxed and connected. I particularly appreciated your ability to keep the audience engaged and focused on the forum’s key messages, Now is the Time and to support Women on the Rise. It was very impressive that you were able develop the acronyms for Women on the Rise to share with our guest! I would love to invite you to be our MC again.

— Marsha Guerrier, Founder of Women on the Rise NY



Maven Publishing

Maven Coaching

We believe in author empowered publishing, which means our squad of editors, format experts, graphic designers, and proofreaders are dedicated to helping all writers self-publish successfully.


We’ve helped many prove that self-publishing is linked to an aspiring authors dream becoming true. You can do it yourself—and The Self-Publishing Maven provides friendly personable service, successful publishing practices, and the quality book printing and distribution you need to get the job done.


List of services can include...

Book Coaching

Book Formatting

Book Sales Plan

Custom Cover Design

Custom Printed Books


Expert eBook Conversion



Global eBook Distribution

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

Library of Congress Number

Print On Demand (POD)


Self-Publishing Classes

Social Media Strategy

The One Hour ‘Conversation’

Sometimes you don't want to be sold a book publishing package but get some questions answered so that you may execute the self-work necessary to complete your book.  Robin can tell you all you need and want to know about the ABC's of publishing in an hour.  Also, discuss your road map to being an author, branding, promotion, and much more!


The ‘Talk To Me’ Bundle

Many self-published authors want to take the hands-on approach to publish their book but have an expert to guide them through the process. This bundle is a power-packed series and navigational discussion through the publishing process, which can be purchased in packages of five or ten.

Maven Academy

The Next Level Publishing Academy


Navigating through writing, publishing, and profitability can be challenging when:

• Deciding which book to write

• Considering the best time to write it

• Researching the best self-publishing companies

• Learning what it takes to be profitable

• Seeing results that are consistent with your passion and vision


When writing and publishing a book, it’s a good thing to get clear, get perspective, and get support. Getting clear allows you to see where you are, and where you want to be — getting perspective on your thoughts and ideas, as well as, getting support so you won’t have to do it alone.


At The Next Level Publishing Academy™, our goal is to:

1. Assist you in creating a plan for where you want to be.

2. Uncover any challenges hindering or can hinder the success of your book.

3. Help you develop a blueprint of results to execute.


Robin would love the hear from you.

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