Author Coaching for Traditional Publishing

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Andrea Jasmin, Owner

(Click to learn more about me!)

"I wanted to do write a book and get it published for six years. When people message me and ask how I'm accomplishing this mountain of pursuing publishing, I tell them I hired you. You were the missing link. I can't believe that I'm actually making it happen!"

Hannah Setzer,

Rule Breaker, Disability Rights Activist, Business Owner, Writer, Life Enthusiast, Mom, Wife, Friend, Daughter, Movement Advocate, Rebel

 

(Check out her Instagram, @Feedingtube.fitness. It's a favorite!)

"Accountability is that glue that bonds commitment to results."

             - Bob Proctor 

Author Coaching for Traditional Publishing

Traditional Publishing Coaching Package 

  • Development and copyediting of submission materials for literary agents and small presses includes:

    • Extensive Proposal (the following are the components):

      • Outline

      • Bio

      • Marketing Plan 

      • Elevator Pitch 

      • Synopsis

      • First 10 Pages

    • Completed Query Letter 

  • Agent/Press Search Guidance Including:

    • Teaching the steps of traditional publishing

    • Tools for locating potential agents or presses for submission 

    • Organization of search

    • Identifying comparable books in your genre 

    • Identifying Target Audience 

    • Brainstorming the proposal documents 

    • The finalized list for the first round of submissions

  • Partnership

  • Accountability

  • Deadline creation and implementation

  • Tools for mindset shifts to stay mentally strong during the process

You will have your hand held every step of the way to feel confident as you pursue landing an editing deal. 

INVESTMENT

 

The investment is $699 per month of support and up to 5,500 words of copyediting. 

We will partner and I will guide you though all steps for two months (4 sessions). Mid the second month we will then, together, determine if moving into a third month at possibly two or three sessions. 

Copyediting over 5,500 words is priced at my standard copyediting rate of $.03/word. 

Start the process of obtaining a book contract to become a published author. I'd love to help you get there. Let's chat and see what that would look like for you! 

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Have a few things you'd like to know?

FAQs

1.

Time - How long will it take?

You have to be prepared to know it’s a long process. You have to have grit for this! The short of it is that you have to prepare submission materials for an agent, land an agent, then work on your book, then land a publisher. It’s not for the faint of heart. But worth it your goal is the big leagues.

2.

Money - How much will I spend? 

You don’t pay anything upfront with traditional publishing. You will receive an advance and then you receive royalties after you’ve earned the advance. Royalties are typically 10% of the book's retail price on the first 5000 copies sold, 12.5% on the next 5000 copies sold, and 15% thereafter. 

3.

Control - Will I have creative control?

You have to relinquish a lot of your creative control. Set on the name? Cover design? Character names? Well some of these may change. You have to be ok with that.

4.

Access- Can I submit my book directly to publishers for consideration? Yes and No.

        NO: You’ll need a literary agent if your book dream entails landing with a big five. You will start with submitting to a literary agent who will pitch on your behalf. You first have to land one which includes you putting together a submission package which I discuss above. 

        YES: If you are submitting directly to a small indie press that accepts submissions.