Write & publish

that damn book

You want to publish a book, but have NO IDEA where to even start. Maybe you’re torn between trying to get a traditional publishing deal with a book publisher, or is self publishing better? And what is hybrid publishing?

Perhaps you dream of having your book in your hands, or in a book store…and are sure you’re going to self publish. If you go that route, can you get your book in a bookstore? Or, is that only for traditionally published authors?

I can help.

We can either hop on Zoom for a 90-minute consulting call where I can answer all your questions and you can pick my brain, or we can work together in a larger capacity and I can help you write your non-fiction book proposal.

I’ve been published three times by three different publishers, and my last book went to auction. I’m currently writing two more book proposals, one being a memoir. My books have sold well over 300,000 copies (U.S.) and have been translated into 19 languages worldwide.

I know and can tell you the ins and outs of book publishing, what publishers are looking for and what they aren’t. I can also honestly tell you if it's worth you writing an entire book proposal, or if self-publishing is the best route for you.

Packages are customized and will vary, depending on the amount of editing you need, and other variables which we can discuss.

For a ballpark, if you need guidance writing your book proposal from scratch, we’ll need at least 6 sessions that will need to be covered in about 3-6 months, with lots of editing from me. That package will start at $5,500.

If you already have written your proposal and you want editing and consulting from me, that package will be $1,500 and consist of 3 sessions. 

The 90-minute consulting call includes a recording of the call, and any resources I mentioned to you during our call emailed to you within 24 business hours; plus access to any quick questions via email directly to me for one week. The cost is $750.

 

Let’s get it on…
The Jumpstart Session
  • 90-minute session via phone or Zoom
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  • Recording of call within 24 hours along with notes
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  • One week of email and Voxer support
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  • Pre-work done by you so we can spend time digging into your business and/or what you want to accomplish in your business before we actually meet.
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  • You can also use this session to “pick my brain” about the coaching industry or traditional book publishing.
The Consulting Package
  • 6, 50-minute sessions, every other week.
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  • Voxer support throughout the duration of the coaching relationship for help in between sessions.
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  • Customized consulting on your business. We’ll map out a plan before we get started as to what we’ll work on.
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  • No BS. Compassionate honesty. Laser focused support. Always.
Carrie Stack TRAINER AND COACH
Working individually with Andrea has been absolutely amazing. As a trainer and coach myself, I am not easily impressed- but I can’t say enough about how dialed in is she and how that serves as an incredible catalyst for individual insight, movement, and clarity.

If you are considering it, do it.

If you aren’t considering it, you may want to.

Life is happening right now, and too many of us are sitting on big things we need to unleash. Not just for ourselves, but for the world. Andrea could be what helps you get there- and, on behalf of the world, we are (desperately) begging you to unleash it!

Isabel Foxen Duke EMOTIONAL EATING EXPERT
Within six weeks of working with Andrea, I launched my first teleclass, where I pulled in nearly $1,000 (for less than a day’s work), booked four new coaching clients, quit my job, and am about to launch three extensive online programs where I get to do what I love.

Allison Berlin HAPPY HEALTHY HERE

I came to Andrea with a dream to start my own health coaching business, confusion on how to get started and loads of fear around failure. I didn’t want to spend months and definitely not years putting all the pieces together or trying to figure everything out on my own.

After just a few sessions I have more clarity around my business and the steps I must take to be successful. I’ve gained more confidence to step into my power and out of my own way. I know my gremlin intimately and how to handle her sneaky ways! I no longer live in fear about my life or business.

My favorite part about working with Andrea is her energy and love of her work. Her creativity helps me think with big ideas and how to execute them. I feel genuinely supported with a fantastic coach and mentor and also armed with specific tools to succeed in life and my business. I also love Andrea’s enthusiasm and honesty! She doesn’t let me hide. She once told me I was making a bullshit excuse and I shouldn’t play small. That’s exactly what I needed, a good kick in the ass. I learned it’s only me stopping me and that’s something I can fix!

I’m finally ready to launch my business with confidence. I have created and will soon be rolling out my first holistic health program. I am developing (and selling out!) healing yoga programs and I have two clients ready to start my one-on-one programs. Thank you, Andrea!

Liz Theresa ONLINE BUSINESS EXPERT

I actually ran my business for a few years before I admitted I needed some help. Investing in coaching with Andrea was easily one of the best decisions I could have ever made. I see so much in her – an expert, an advocate, and a friend. She’s masterful when it comes to marketing and, whether she knew she did it or not, investing in her support also allowed me to feel comfortable investing more in my own business. (And of course the more you put in, the more you get back!) She also kept me accountable to following through with all those little ideas you get in the middle of the night or right when you get out of the shower – those things don’t need to stay ideas. They can become a reality! And those little ideas are oftentimes fast-tracks to achieving your bigger goals even faster. For me, I really wanted to create a digital product. Lo’ and behold – here I am now, just about ready to launch it along with a million other things. My business is on FIRE and it’s no coincidence. Andrea, I can’t thank you enough.

Ana Neff FREEDOMJUNKIE.COM

When I first heard of Andrea mentioned at my coach training program, I thought, ‘I HAVE to meet this woman someday!’ I knew anyone with a business name like hers speaks my same language. 😉 When I heard she was open to mentoring coaches in their business, I jumped at the chance, and I am so glad I did! Before working with Andrea, I had received a lot of marketing education and was in a wonderful Mastermind group, but I was lacking the one-on-one direction I needed as my business grew. I was wasting tons of time, energy, and hard-earned money in analysis paralysis. I couldn’t make decisions about where to go next in my business, how exactly to do my next launch…even what to change my business name to. I was not happy with my branding at the time. Everyone loved it but me. There was something missing: ME! I felt it appeared I was being authentic, but there was a part of me missing in my writing, in who I was BEING in my business. Andrea kicked my ass into authenticity. I changed my business name to one that made my heart sing, I revamped my products to be more like ME, and I allowed my true voice to come through in my writing more than I had ever done before.

And guess what? I launched my product a second time and got 30% more signups, I feel GOOD about my branding and feel it truly represents me and what I want to bring to the world, I get amazing feedback about my articles and posts, and I learned how to do many things in my business more easily, without the struggle, without that analysis paralysis. There’s more, but let me also say all this was just in a few sessions.

Andrea doesn’t beat around the bush – she is direct and simultaneously funny and compassionate. She makes me laugh and kicks my business into high gear. I am SO glad I met her and had the opportunity to work with her – it was so worth it!

faqs

​Will I get a book deal if you help me with my proposal?

I cannot guarantee this, but you can be sure I will tell you what book publishers are currently looking for in regard to nonfiction self help books.

How much does it cost?

It depends on what you need and want. We can customize your package, but for reference:

If you need guidance writing your book proposal from scratch, that will start at $5,500. If you already have written your proposal and you want editing and consulting from me, that package will be about $1,500.

A 90-minute consulting call is $750.

How much time will I need to put into this weekly?

If you’re starting your book proposal from scratch, plan to work on it about 15 hours per week.The more you can do, the faster you’ll finish.

Can I just pick your brain?

Yes, that would be a 90-minute call for $750.
I already wrote my book proposal, can you read and edit it for me?

Yes, please book a 20-minute call here to see if we’re a good fit, and that package starts at $1,500.

What if I want help with my nonfiction book and not the proposal?
I’ve helped clients do this in the past, so please book a 20-minute consultation here and we’ll see if we’re a good fit!

Can you help me with my work of fiction?

At this time, I only work with people writing non-fiction books.

Abby Howard ABBYSHOWARD.COM

Before I started working with Andrea I felt clueless about how to reach potential clients and run a strong coaching business. I wanted to work with someone who was highly successful, but also stayed true to who they are and boldly served their clients from a place of compassion, courage, and confidence. Andrea is exactly this person! She’s smart, fun, brings her A-game and has so much great insight to share to help you take your coaching business to the next level.

I got so much done while working with Andrea that I wouldn’t have otherwise been able to do in such a short amount of time. I launched a new website with great copy, created an opt-in gift, got 3 new clients, hosted my first ever teleseminar, added over 100 new people to my list, and have also increased my confidence as a coach and business owner! Working with Andrea was such a gift because not only was I able to build my business I also had a ton of fun in the process! Hire Andrea you’ll be so glad you did!

Julie Houghton JULIEHOUGHTON.COM

I came to Andrea confused about where to put my energy in my brand new coaching business, not sure how I would get clients, and with loads of questions such as how to put together the paperwork for new clients, how to manage my workday (with 2 toddlers!), how to grow my email list, and even what to put into my website copy. Andrea and I worked through all of that and more. I loved how honest she was with me about the growth of her own business, what it took and exactly how she did it. There were no secrets with her!

Within a few months I surpassed my goals and booked 5 clients and even made the decision to raise my rates! I’m so glad I invested the time, energy, and money in working with Andrea to help me get my coaching business off the ground!

Kimberly Herrick Townson LIFE COACH

Do not hire Andrea if you don’t mean business about your business, because she does! In just a few sessions Andrea helped me take the purpose-driven, dream business that existed only in my head and turned it into a reality. It wasn’t the insightful web tips or marketing advice she rocks out during sessions that changed me forever (though those were awesome too), it was her fierce wisdom and ability to rock the story I had told myself for years. Questions out of nowhere like, “So what?” and “What if it just wasn’t a big deal?” and “Says who?” stopped me in my tracks. Statements like “I call bullshit” and “I’m going to challenge you on that” rocked me. When I said I had to have my act together before I could help other people get their act together she respectfully listened and then just as respectfully said, “Why?” BAM! Are you kidding me?! Hello new truth!! It wasn’t what she did for my business that helped my business, it’s what she did for me that helped my business. She cracked open the dark story that I had been unknowingly telling myself and let the light of possibility blast through. She’s kind but fierce. Hire her. Then get ready to surprise yourself.

Shawna Campbell ON PURPOSE LIFE COACH

When I came to Andrea I was thrilled with the coaching aspect of my business, but my message, website and business model lacked the clarity and effectiveness that I desired. I felt overwhelmed and did not where to start. After three months of coaching with Andrea I now have a plan that makes sense and she even helped me come up with an idea to create quick cash flow to be able to pay for my website redesign and rebrand! I feel excited about my business and am now fully confident and prepared to grow it to the next level. Thanks Andrea!

Kristen Mattison COACH AND BLOGGER

I have been following Andrea for a few years and have watched the progression of her business. The way she has marketed herself and grown her business really resonated with me. I was dying to find out what her secrets were and how she operated as a coach and within her business. The Coach Mentoring program offered me the perfect opportunity to get inside her head. We worked on brainstorming my ideal client together, and she also gave me some great feedback on my website. I loved working with Andrea because it was fun! We did a lot of laughing, but she is also completely honest and called me on my B.S. when I needed it. She was also very open to answering any question I had about how she operates her business. I have pages of notes from speaking with her that I routinely go over because she had so many good ideas, some that I have implemented, and some that I will implement in the future. More than anything, Andrea helped me to recognize that I have what it takes within myself to operate a successful business.

Laurie Wallin LAURIEWALLIN.COM

I was a new coach, wondering what I should focus on for the most benefit to my clients, and that would use my skills and experience most. Andrea helped me build a team of coaches and find mentors for my speaking and writing – the two areas I feel most strongly about in my field. Ultimately, it led me to get my book proposal started as well. My favorite part about Andrea is her in-your-face way she had me tackle my gremlins. Her courage has helped me more quickly hear and squash the voice of my own gremlin and help my clients do it too. As well as being attuned to the negative voices in my head. Once I could parse those out, it was easier to find direction for my coaching and work with families.

Jessica Funk

Without you I wouldn’t have known where to start. I had the passion, but no direction.