The good news! It's 2023 and anyone can publish a book.
The bad news! It's 2023 and anyone can publish a book.
I've been in the book business since 2013. What I have learned is that the most successful authors are the ones who understand that it is a business... and a labor of love. The chances of you becoming an overnight success are slim. The chances of you being featured in the New York Times... slim. The chances of you selling a million copies ... ever... slim.
So why bother? Because it's been put on your heart to put your book into the world... or you have stars in your eyes.
Can an author make a living at it? SURE! ABSOLUTELY! The authors that do work for it. They set goals and they keep their head out of the clouds. Or they sell out.
I'm not a sell out.
And I don't work with sell outs.
If you prefer to run your author business as a dreamer, that is perfectly okay! It's a free country. I'm just not your gal!
My people are the ones who know that slow and steady wins the race. My people are the ones who are willing to try many strategies. My people are the ones with an attention span. My people are the ones who are not obsessed with self. My people are the ones who work tirelessly at mastering the soft-sell. My people have integrity.
Now... for my creds.
What I don't do. PR.
What I can't do. I cannot make people buy your books or your products. I cannot make people follow you on social media. I cannot make people sign up for your newsletter. I cannot make people book you on podcasts.
What I can do. I can create marketing strategies and help you execute them.
I can coach you toward your goals.
I can do research for you.
I can help you build a solid author foundation, such as: • Help you build out your author website • Build out your newsletter • Create newsletter templates and automations • Create social media calendars • Create social media templates • Build out blog structures • Create opt-in forms + lead magnets • Graphic design • Write book blurbs • Write author profiles • Content creation
I can help you launch your book with: • A step-by-step launch plan • Press releases • Email templates + when to send • Build a launch team • Manage a launch team • Create launch graphics • Plan a launch party
I can execute weekly tasks such as: • Blog formatting • Newsletter formatting • Social media creation • Newsletter management • Social media management • Content creation
Who is your ideal client? Authors, homesteaders and business owners who have expectations grounded in reality.
I work with creatives who can set realistic goals and work strategically to reach them. I work with creatives who are flexible, reasonable and are I work with creatives who understand this is a long-term
If you are a dreamer, I may not be suited for your project.
If you have unreasonable expectations, I am not be suited for your project.
If you are a control freak, I am definitely not suited for your project.
Do you provide PR services? For the people in the back. No.