If you don’t have time for a weekend workshop or you feel your book project has already addressed many of the issues covered in our workshop, you may want to choose private telephone coaching.
What do I offer in private coaching?
Take a look at the questions below and see which situation suits your project best:
1: I have finished my book, I think I’m ready to get it published, how can you help me?
I have many clients who come to me that think their book is finished. I ask for your back page sales copy, Title and sub-title, Table of contents and chapter titles and a sample chapter. It’s pretty much what a publisher or agent will ask you for in a proposal. I’ll review what you send me and give you an honest authentic opinion on how likely it is to get accepted by a publisher or agent or how likely it would be successful as a self-published book.
I’ll be looking at your proposal in respect of the market and the reader. Who is your reader? What will they learn by reading your book? Why is your book different from all the other books out there on similar subjects? Why do you want someone to read your book? What is the purpose of your book? Is this a hobby, passion or are you using your book as a platform for your business or speaking career? Does the cover text and design explain clearly the answers to all these questions? Is the language of your book suitable for the reader you have in mind?
Dr Gerry Fewster had just completed his fourth book. An expert in his field of child psychology and parenting he was frustrated that his Academic publishers wanted to change his book content. He came to me for a second opinion. When I asked him who his reader was, he thought long and hard before realizing he wanted this book to be read by parents. That’s one reason his publisher wanted the content changing, all his other books had been written for Academics, this one was obviously different. I then advised him he was going to need to do some re-writes to make this really parent friendly, he still had lots of academic language in it and it read more like a text book.
Gerry had five one hour coaching sessions with me, in each session I went through his chapters and highlighted where his language was not parent friendly and asked questions for clarification where his text was unclear. We pulled out quotations into “Side-bars” to make the text easier to read (and scan) and we divided the complicated long passages of text into shorter chapters with interesting chapter titles.
We changed the Title and sub-title to “Don’t Let your Kids be Normal” from “Between Child and Parent” and wrote a powerful back page sales copy using some of the powerful quotations we had pulled from the text. I was so happy with the end result I sent the book to my UK publisher and they offered him a publishing contract under my own publishing imprint of Influence Publishing.
2: I have not finished my book but I’m half way through and I have a pretty clear plan of my goals. How can you help me?
I’m going to approach this pretty much in the same way as question 1, accept, you have the advantage that you won’t have to do all the re-writes! You’ll only need to re-write some of the chapters you’ve already written and review your purpose and writing style to complete the book. I’ll review your new chapters as you write them to make sure you’re still on track with the new back page sales copy we’ll write together. This way you know you’re clear on the purpose and reader of your book as you write. I’ll then help you get a publisher because I’ll intimately understand your book and which publisher it will fit best with.
3: I’m just beginning, I have some idea of what I’d like to write or I have journal notes or pictures that represent ideas. I’m just not sure how to organize those ideas and content I have into a book.
You’ll need the complete system and I recommend you purchase the home study kit – it comes complete with a 76 page workbook and worksheets we’ll work through on the telephone coaching sessions. If you want to see it right through to the end I suggest you purchase the special coaching package which includes 8 x 30 min coaching sessions for just $595
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The complete package from idea to published book in sixmonths for only $500 per month
- Includes the InspireABook Mastermind program
- Monthly accountable mastermind to keep you on track with your writing goals.
- Email feedback on your manuscript, chapter by chapter.
- Publishing package with custom typeset and cover design and full developmental and structural edit of the manuscript. Worldwide distribution (Amazon/Chapters/Indigo/ Barnes and Noble etc)
Call for a FREE coaching call to see if your book would be suitable for this program
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Optional private telephone coaching available with InspireABook™ founder to accelerate your book project, keep the momentum and help you get published!
$175.00ca for One Hour
“I just wanted to say thank you, for giving me the time and opportunity to meet you. I see you are a true lover of what you do and that is what I emulate in true artists the most. Your energy, light heartedness direction and honesty injected new purpose in my work, you have set my spirit a buzz and you did it by just giving of yourself honestly. For that I thank you and I can hardly wait to meet with you again. I am going to make the effort for no less than twice a month. Thank you again Ms Salisbury”
How do I get published?
For those writers who have already started their manuscript but feel overwhelmed by how to get your book published, InspireABook can help you get clarity and focus and help you prepare your book proposal.
We deal with a number of publishers across the genres including our own Influence Publishing and HayHouse. Inspiring higher knowledge we specialize in spiritual and inspirational non-fiction.
More info www.influencepublishing.com Proposals are only accepted by writers who have been through the InspireABook program since the program helps you to understand how to dress your book for success.