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We meet you where you are…
No two people are in the same spot when they first contact us about their book. In Elizabeth’s 20-plus years of ghostwriting and during the past three years of writing and publishing, we have met people on their book journey at all stages.
So, in 2019, we are offering our services for every stage of writing and publishing your book. Our first question: Where do you want to be a year from now?
Whether you finished your book draft ages ago and aren’t sure if you’re done tweaking it... or if your book is just a dream that lingers in the back of your mind… we can meet you where you are and help plan the next stages.
Where are you?
My book is done. How do I know what’s next?
My book is more than halfway done. How do I finish it?
Chunks of my book are complete. How do I make it cohesive?
I’ve started my book. How do I build momentum?
I have some ideas for a book...or two? How do I get started?
I’ve started jotting some notes for my not-yet-calling-it-a-book. What do I do?
My book is a dream. I’ve not written word one. How can I make it a reality?
Coaching & Mentoring Offerings:
Custom Book Coaching & Mentoring Services
Your book is unique. So are your needs, and we’ve designed several packages which can be customized to fit your vision and timeframe for writing your book. We strongly recommend a 12-month commitment.
1. Coaching & Mentoring: Seeking Inspiration
This package is for you if you need someone to keep you on track with deadlines and accountability.
This is perfect for someone like John, a financial advisor with a big idea for a book. In his 26 years at his financial services firm, he believes he has discovered the one thing that will help older couples manage their estates through the potential death of the first spouse. John’s busy schedule only allows him to write a few times a month. He decided to work with us to help him become more efficient in his writing and set some chapter completion goals. By this time next year, John wants to have a skeleton draft of his book.
# Coaching Sessions: 6 | Cost: $150 per month
2. Coaching & Mentoring: Pursuing Promise
This package is for you if, in addition to deadlines and accountability, you want someone to keep you on track and help you build momentum.
This is best for you, if you’re like Fiona, a successful realtor who wants to give her clients something unique. She wants her book to be her calling card. She has been blogging quick, witty, and helpful advice for years, and wants her blog posts to be the foundation of her book. She thinks she has all the content done, but she wants help in organizing it and creating a thread or theme that draws the reader through the book. By this time next year, she wants to have a completed draft of her book.
# Coaching Sessions: 12 | Cost: $300 per month
3. Coaching & Mentoring: Feeling Optimistic
This package is for you if, in addition to deadlines and accountability, you want to finish your book by this time next year. You want to ensure the work you’re doing now is going to get you to your end goal.
This is perfect for you, if you’re like Albert, who’s been writing his book for 15 years. His family’s unexpected success in the tire business began with his grandfather, and continues with Albert’s two daughters and four nephews. His grandparents’ stories are family legends about overcoming hardship and staggering odds, so when his grandfather passed away, Albert jumped into action and began interviewing his grandmother to make sure he preserved their stories for his kids and their kids. He wants to honor his grandmother by publishing the stories for his grandmother’s 90th birthday early next year. Albert needs help in putting together the stories and also knowing what to leave out. He has volumes written, but he needs help organizing and editing his material into a cohesive, engaging book.
# Coaching Sessions: 12-18 | Cost: $450 per month
4. Coaching & Mentoring: Ever So Auspicious
This package is for you if, in addition to deadlines and accountability, you want to finish your book as soon as possible and start promoting it now.
This is best for you if you’re like Amelia. Her book is a combination of a history of her small town and the varied trajectories she and her siblings have taken away from that town. As kids, they all vowed to leave as soon as they could, but they all returned and left again several times. She’s writing her nostalgic take on the repeal and attraction to “home” that Gen Xers feel in a way that makes her say, “It’s the best thing since ‘You Can’t Go Home Again’ by Thomas Wolfe,” when describing it. She doesn't want her book (like Wolfe) published posthumously. She is ready for her masterpiece to be written—and she knows she cannot do it alone. By this time next year, she wants the book on shelves!
# Coaching Sessions: 18-24 | Cost: $600 per month
5. Coaching & Mentoring: Propitious
This package is for you if you do not want to make writing your book your number one priority this year.
This is best for you if you’re like Simon, who retired from a career in engineering three years ago. He’s been dabbling on his book since his first day of retirement. When some health challenges slowed him down at the end of last year, he realized it’s now or never. He didn’t want to be one of those people who retires...and then drops dead. He wants to write his book this year. This is the first project he’s started but not completed...in his life! And he wants to change that. He feels a burning desire to get it done as quickly and as well as possible. He wants to start taking orders for his book ASAP, while completing it and promoting its release on a firm publishing date set in the near future.
# Coaching Sessions: 36 | Cost: $900 per month
You’ve written your book, but is it complete? You’re not sure if the content, style, length, and message convey what you set out to write. You need expert eyes to evaluate whether your book is done, and if it’s not, what it still needs to become an engaging, impactful read.
Allow us to evaluate your manuscript and provide detailed feedback on what you need to complete your masterpiece.
Our manuscript evaluation services start at $1,400, and vary depending on your individual needs.
Editing and Proofreading Services $10.00 per page*
Developmental Editing (big picture feedback: outline, organization, and structure)
Line Editing (writing details: content, style, and voice)
Copy Editing (technical details: consistency, flow, and quality)
Proofreading (pre-publication prep)
*50 page minimum
Our publishing packages start at $8,000, and vary depending on your individual needs. The average timeline for publishing is 90 days. We offer different levels of graphic design. Additionally, our PR team can help you with a successful book launch (for an additional cost).
If you are considering self-publishing, do yourself a favor and invest in a one-on-one pre-publishing consultation to learn the answers to questions you’re not asking. This will spare you a lot of headaches, wasted time, and wasted money.
Choose from our writing packages to fit your book-size and budgetary needs. Please know that you will own the copyright.
Note: No two projects are the same. Your project will receive an individual proposal. Packages below are for sample purposes only.
Your 200-page book with unlimited interviews by us of you. 15 interviews with other people you deem relevant to the telling of your story. 18-month timeframe. Additional pages $250 each, up to 225 total pages. Additional interviews $75 each, up to 30 total.
Your 175-page book with unlimited interviews by us of you. 15 interviews with other people you deem relevant to the telling of your story. 15-month timeframe. Additional pages $250 each, up to 200 total pages. Additional interviews $75 each, up to 30 total.
Your 150-page book with unlimited interviews by us of you. 10 interviews with other people you deem relevant to the telling of your story. 12-month timeframe. Additional pages $250 each, up to 175 total pages. Additional interviews $75 each, up to 30 total.
Your 125-page book with unlimited interviews by us of you. 5 interviews with other people you deem relevant to the telling of your story. 10-month timeframe. Additional pages $250 each, up to 150 total pages. Additional interviews $100 each, up to 20 total.
Your 100-page book with unlimited interviews by us of you. 5 interviews with other people you deem relevant to the telling of your story. 8-month timeframe. Additional pages $250 each, up to 125 total pages. Additional interviews $125 each, up to 10 total.
Writing rates are based on: Approximately 250 words per page; 8.5” x 11” paper; 1” margins; Times New Roman 12-point font.
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