In September 2016 I was approached by the UK’s leading non fiction publishers to write a book. I had a TV presenter help launch my book next door to the Savoy on the 10th floor overlooking London in all it’s glory, that launch led to me being asked to speak for WH Smith’s Head offices in Swindon and London. My book as of July 2017 is one of Pearson’s Publishers top Travel retail books. (Which means people are choosing to take it on their travels which is a massive market!) and it is selling by its thousands for WH Smiths and I’m getting messages from people around the world that have read it and it’s changed their lives too (Turns out you can buy my book in a book store in South Africa and we’ve not sold the rights there yet either! My book in its first 6 months has also had the rights sold to Russia and Turkey, opening new markets to me and my business too!In this course, I’m going to look at how that happened and how you could recreate that for yourself too. I do not claim to be an expert on publishing, I’m sharing my knowledge from the process I have been through both through self publishing and working with a publisher. I understand why publishers chose me, what they are looking for and how to get spotted because it’s been discussed with my publishers in detail. I know what the process entails. I know what they expect from you. And I will share all that (and more!) in this course.
In this course, we will look at how that happened and how you could recreate that for yourself too.
Here are some of the things I will help you consider, plan, action and understand;
What needs to happen before you start planning your book?
What are your publishers going to want from you?
Why not just self-publish?
How to get asked to write a book?
What must I accept?
How do I structure my book?
What do I need know that I’m great at before I get started and how can I learn that stuff?
How to promote your book.
“This is excellent and perfect for anyone new to publishing. All the sections are relevant and has helped me get focussed.” Lina Hogg, Arya Candles