Book Coaching

by Jan King

You Have an Idea for Book – But Will It Sell, How Do You Want To Publish It and Who Can You Trust To Give You Good Advice with No Personal Agenda to Make Money from Your Book?

I created this site and I am a book coach ( To get a better idea of how to find and interview a qualified book coach, click here.

Book coaching is a process customized to your needs as an author. We work together virtually, by phone and by email as often as you wish. I help you organize your material and coach you how to write it to maximize your communication and connection to your readers. I critique your work so you know you’re on the right course. And I help you to stay focused, get started and get finished.

I’ve been an acquisitions editor for a mid-sized nationally recognized publisher (and later the CEO) so I know what makes a good book and what publishers are looking for. I’ve also helped many people self publish successfully. I know what it takes to write a marketable book. I can also refer you to other world-class publishing professionals like cover designers, editors, book marketers and more.

My advice to you is to only consider working with a book coach who has background working for a major publisher. Anyone can use the title of “book coach” or “publisher” but without the right experience and connections you can’t trust the advice given.

I work with nonfiction clients who want to make a difference in the world and are willing to work to make that happen so that the finished product will stand the test of time. Books are intended to transform the lives of readers. The goal is to make you a successfully published author…but my real mission is to take you beyond the limitations you think you have in writing and publishing a book.

The process of writing a book is a self-development journey like no other, where you learn to connect with an audience who wants you to take risks, be yourself, share your passion and teach them what you know.

Well written and important content is what matters in an age where you can publish any way you want – ebooks only, printed books on demand, books intended to be sold in bookstores – it is all available to the author, the owner of the intellectual property. Your options are endless and we’ll explore them all. But be careful – there are plenty who want you to buy a package of goods and services that will only take away these all-important options.

Do you want the straight scoop about whether you should self publish your book or work with an established commercial publisher – a customized answer based on your circumstances from someone with no agenda? I will help you do either or both.

There is no reason a new or aspiring author should expect to know everything about the publishing world and how best to work within it. Get the advice you need from an unbiased expert you can trust to tell you the truth about your work and how to make the most of it. I NEVER TAKE REFERRAL FEES FROM ANY PROFESSIONALS I RECOMMEND SO YOU CAN TRUST MY RECOMMENDATIONS ARE TO THE BEST PEOPLE I KNOW.

Do you want help in staying focused as you build your manuscript and/or build your business? Do you want someone who will work with you to help you with a good basic structure and help you develop your own process for writing a book you will be proud of for years to come?

Do you want referrals to editors, cover designers, graphic artists, indexers, printers, author’s assistants, social media experts and others who are a great value to the self publishing author/publisher? Experts who won’t take a percentage of your profits or expect to keep some of the rights to your book or intellectual property? Start with a qualified book coach!