Meet Mother-Daughter Who’s Who in Ecommerce Amanda Barbara and Hellen Barbara, Co-Founders Pubslush

Hellen Barbara is the president and co-founder of Pubslush

A philanthropist at heart, a lifelong learner and a natural leader, Hellen Barbara has always strived to challenge herself and create meaning in the world. This was the driving force behind Pubslush , a global crowdfunding and pre-publication platform for the literary world, founded by Hellen and her eldest daughter, Amanda. The idea for Pubslush came from her desire to democratize the publishing process. After learning about the struggles of many best selling authors on the road to publication, including J.K. Rowling, whose first Harry Potter book was rejected over 10 times, Hellen decided to create a new option for authors.

From there, Pubslush has evolved into the dynamic resource it is today, extending its reach beyond authors into the larger literary world. Pubslush now serves to bring together writers, readers, publishers and literary trendsetters on the company’s unique and always evolving platform. The goal of Pubslush is to create a more informed, successful and streamlined publishing process by providing comprehensive pre-publication tools to all. Now, everyone has the access to the means to create something beautiful and share it with the world. Find Helen on Twitter:

Amanda Barbara is the vice president and co-founder of Pubslush

Amanda Barbara is the vice president and co-founder of Pubslush, a global crowdfunding and pre-publication platform for the literary world. The publishing industry is evolving and growing and in order for authors and publishers to stay up to date and relevant, they need to adopt a business savvy point of view when it comes to their book. Pubslush offers guidance and personalized service and has become a go-to resource in the otherwise overwhelming industry.

Amanda strives to educate authors and publishers about how to practice smart publishing. She’s passionate about the work she does and has built a vibrant team to share in her excitement for the future of publishing. Helping authors to be successful and giving established authors the tools and platform to boost themselves and their book to the next level is the drive behind all of Amanda’s work. Her role at Pubslush, much like the larger publishing industry, is always changing depending on the day—or hour, or minute—but she loves every second of it. She believes in the power of community and continues to build a company that she believes will be the newest hub for all literary-lovers, writers, publishers, readers and more. Visit, and

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