Book Coach Team Gains New Employee After Company Layoff

November 13, 2012 – Hard news hit Kristen Eckstein, The Ultimate Book Coach, today. But according to Eckstein the news wasn’t altogether unexpected. Eckstein’s husband, Joe Eckstein, was laid off his job and suddenly enveloped into working for their company, Imagine! Studios, LLC, parent company of The Ultimate Book Coach.

“It’s been expected, as the company has been laying people off regularly for the past couple of years,” says Kristen Eckstein, “but honestly I was hoping to have more time to transition him into our company full-time.”

The company employs about fifteen independent contractors on a regular basis, including a staff of editors, designers, computer programmers and administrative and virtual assistants. A few of these contractors had to be let go in order to make room for Joe in the business full-time, but it’s an adjustment the couple is willing to make.

“We’re excited and a little scared,” Kristen Eckstein admits. “November and December are normally our slowest income months of the year, but these months we expect to break all previous monthly income records for 2012 and earlier. I don’t think it’s a coincidence between that and the fact I now have the most amazingly talented Creative Director working full-time in our company. And of course, I’m a little biased.”

Imagine! Studios, LLC will continue to produce books under The Ultimate Book Coach label, but their services will also be expanded to include the graphic design and custom illustration talents Joe brings to the company. They will be offering a full range of standard graphic design services such as logos and website design, as well as custom children’s book illustrations. Contact The Ultimate Book Coach for more information about these new services.


Kristen Eckstein is a highly sought-after publishing authority, two time best-selling author and award winning international speaker. She has started over 44 publishing companies and published over 122 books and eBooks. She has spoke in Anaheim, CA, London, England, Atlanta, GA, Orlando, FL, Winston-Salem, NC, Tampa, FL and many points in-between. She’s available to speak at virtual and live events and she’s prepared to speak at events with little to no notice.