For two payments of $995, you get UNLIMITED email access to me and up to 8 phone calls during our entire 30-day partnership. I will do WHATEVER you need. This is an EXCLUSIVE coaching plan as I am only working with 2 students at a time. You will get dedicated help at a level that just isn’t possible with online courses or programs.
Why am I qualified to help you?
I have a teaching certification in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey and Tennessee and I have a Masters of Arts degree in Education.
I’ve sold over 170,000 books – sales, not free downloads.
I’ve collaborated and worked with over 50 authors, many of whom consistently rank on Amazon’s Top 100 list and a few have sold millions of books worldwide.
Over the past five years, I’ve built my author platform out of nothing. I had no existing readership from a previous traditional publishing career.
Not sure what you need? Consider these questions…
Completing the First Draft
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When the Final Draft is Complete
How do I come up with a title? How do I write a product description? How do I format my book? How do I pick my genres? How do I get a cover?
How do I format my book for paperback? Where do I sell it? For how much? How do I get it distributed? What should I put in the front of the book? In the back?
How do I format my ebook? How do I know if it’s been done right? What happens if it isn’t? Do I need different versions for different online marketplaces? What should I put in the front of the book? In the back? Should it be different than the paperback version?
How do I turn my book into an audio book? Do I have to narrate it myself? How much does it cost? How much can I make? What services exist to do this? Where do I sell it? How do I sell it?
Marketplace and Distribution
Where should I sell my book? Amazon? Barnes and Noble? Kobo? Smashwords? Out of the trunk of my car? What other distribution channels exist and how do I get my book into them? Can I sell to the international market? What if I don’t speak German? Can I still sell books in Germany? Can I get a cheap flight to Munich? How’s the beer in Germany? Should I get an agent? How do I find an agent?
How do I create my author page on Amazon? Barnes and Noble? Kobo? Smashwords? Shelfari? Goodreads? Do I need them all? Why do I need any? Do I need an app? What is in an author app?
Will I get them? How do I get them? Will they be good? What do I do when I get a bad reviews? Will I survive it? Will Amazon remove reviews? If so, under what circumstance?
Author Website and Blog
Do I need a website? Do I need a blog? Do I need both? Can they be one in the same? How do I get one? What should it look like? What should go on it? How often should I post? Should I have pictures of cats on it? What is a domain name? Do I need one and how do I get one? Will Danica Patrick set up my domain for me? What is Google Analytics? Do I need it? Should I get a professional head shot? How should it look?
What is social media? Should I be on Facebook? Twitter? Pinterest? Instagram? Tumblr? Google+, YouTube? How do I self-promote my books on social media and make people buy them? What should I be doing while I’m on social media?
Should I spend money on advertising? Should I use GoogleAdwords? Should I use Facebook ads? How do I do that? What sites will promote my book? How much do they charge? Are any free? Do any of them work?
In what ways can I promote my book? Should I give it away? What is KDP Select? What are Smashwords coupons? What is permafree? Do contests work? How do I run a contest? What should I give away?
What is crowdsourcing? Kickstarter? IndieGoGo? Pubslush? Is it legal? How does it work? Are some better than others?
Financing and Legal Issues
How do I get paid? Can I sell my book outside of the United States? What is the royalty structure? Is it different based on price? Is it different based on marketplace? Do I need a checking account? Personal or business? Do I need a PayPal account? What tax forms must I provide? Should I use my real name or a pen name? Should I copyright my book? How do I copyright it? How much will it cost? Is someone trying to steal my book? Can I mail a sealed copy to myself as proof of ownership? How do I sign contracts and agreements? Is an e-signature legally binding?
Should I collaborate with other authors? How? How often? With which ones? What are multi-author box sets?
Fanbase, Readership & Email Lists
How many millions of fans will I have? How do I find them? Do I need an email list? How do I make an email list? Can I have an old-fashioned mailing list? Can I get a witness?
Giveaways and Contests
Should I do giveaways? What should I give away? How can I do it? Does it work?
Should I write full novels? Novellas? Memoirs? Short stories? Essays? Screenplays? Can I sell a screenplay? Should I write standalone books or books in a series? Should I write in one genre or in several? Should I tell my boss I write prehistoric dinosaur erotica? Should I quit if he likes prehistoric dinosaur erotica?