4. How to write a successful proposal?   ($280)                         


  • I will give you my proven guide to follow.
  • I will review your proposal and discuss what else is needed.
  • I will teach you what language works and what doesn’t.
  • Learn how to find comparative titles to your work.
  • Learn how to get endorsements.
  • How to find the right agent and why you need one.

2. Your Book Is A Big Business Card   ($240)


  • How will your book represent you to the world to advance your business?
  • Why should you write a book?
  • What is a ‘ghostwriter’ and when do you need one?
  • How can a book add income to your business?
  • What are the ups and downs of Traditional Publishing vs. Self Publishing?
  • Why do you need a publicist?
  • Is your title important?
  • Why is social media important?
  • Do you know what your brand is?
Self Publishing
Writing a Proposal

by DWG Coaching LLC

Individual Coaching Classes


The mistakes in publishing can cost you thousands of dollars!

Learn before you Leap!

Each session will be scheduled by phone by Devra  International sessions by Skype Each session is apx. 1 hour.


For more information call (910) 399-5069 Hours 9am-5pm pacific time or email coaching@dancingwordgroup.com

Before you waste your time and money you should know how publishing works in today's world

Intro session
Editors


Publishing is a unique world and is a maze of uncharted waters for an author.

Let me help you navigate the labyrinth of the publishing world in the 21st century.



It isn’t as simple as writing a book!
It requires a substantial amount of information from which you create a solid foundation that allows you to build a successful future in publishing. I also offer coaching for ghost writers/editors on how to reach your future clients.

Ask yourself the following questions and if you say no to any, you will benefit from one or more of my sessions.

  • Do you know the course of a book from conception to delivery?

  • Do you know the proper way to write a proposal?

  • Do you know the timeline required for publishing?

  • Do you know the importance of establishing a platform?

  • Do you know the importance of social media?

  • Do you know how to get yourself in front of agents?

  • Do you know what a book release is?

  • Do you know the difference between a publicist, agent, and manager?


 
Many of my authors have said they wished they had known the ins and outs before they began writing; it would have made their work easier, more fruitful, and would have saved them thousands of dollars.
 
With my qualified coaching and a solid base of knowledge you will be more successful. I will give you clarity to your process and find out if writing a book is the best goal for you.


My Experience Will Help You Because
  • I have been a successful literary agent for 10 years. I have the experience.

  • I have worked with publishers on all levels of traditional publishing.

  • I know how difficult this process is and have successfully assisted numerous published and first-time authors.

  • I have helped self-published authors navigate their path to success.

  • I know how to avoid the obstacles ahead of you.

  • I have worked in public relations and marketing for over 20 years.

  • I was the editor/owner of a national magazine for 9 years.


What you will get with individualized classes:


Our one-on-one discussion provides you the opportunity to ask questions and get accurate
answers to help you have a working knowledge of the multi-facets of publishing today.

You will benefit from my years of experience and knowledge.

You will receive an mp3 recording of our session to replay at your convenience.

I will help you understand the intricacies of the publishing world.

In the “How to Write a Successful Proposal” class I will review your proposal and offer my opinion.

All classes are confidential. Your ideas and goals are shared with no one else.

For each client a non-disclosure agreement will be signed by Devra Ann Jacobs to protect your privacy.

Each session is one hour.


5. How to market your services as an editor or ghost writer.


  • The importance of knowing how to market yourself
  • I will show you what you need to have on your web site
  • Learn about the world of social media and how to reach authors or publishers needing your services
  • Learn how to brand yourself
  • How to connect with publishers
  • I will work with your social media pages to give you guidance to make them more effective.

1. Intro Session- Why do you want to publish a book? Dispelling the Myths ($180)


  • What is your purpose in writing a book?
  • Who is your audience?
  • Why do you need a proposal?
  • What is a marketing platform?
  • Do you need social media?
  • Why do you need an agent?
  • How to find the right agent to represent your book?
  • Which is better: Traditional Publishing or Self-Publishing?
  • Do you need an editor?
  • Why do you need publicity? The difference between a publicist, agent and manager.

3. You already self-published but your book's not selling, what can you do? ($240)


  • The importance of knowing how to market your work.
  • How to hire the right publicist for your book.
  • How to use social media to create buzz.
  • Why aren’t you making money?
  • Can I sell my book to a publisher once its self-published?
  • When to let it go.
Your Book as a Business Card

Endorsements-

As a writer, I’m seldom at a loss for words, but when it comes to Devra Ann Jacobs, I’m tongue tied. Mentor, confidant, guide—are just a few words I use to express the wonder that is her. Besides the fact that she knows her way through every highway and byway of the book industry. If you’re seeking to find your way through the literary world you want Devra’s knowledge to guide you.
~Kelly Sullivan Walden, Bestselling Author, Dream Expert, Media Personality http://kellysullivanwalden.com

 
As a published author - 4 times over - I feel blessed to have Devra in my corner of the publishing world.  She holds my hand (metaphorically speaking) when I'm doing a dreaded re-write for the publisher, she guides me through the proposal process - different for each publisher - and prepares me for media interviews and speaking engagements.   Writing a book is the easy part.  With what comes after to make it successful, I use her expertise, and suggest you do to! 
~ Dr. Georgina Cannon. Author, Lecturer University of Toronto.  http://georginacannon.com



Working with Devra gave me the clarity to define my goals for writing a book. I am a trainer and coach of NLP, Hypnosis and Huna.  Many of my clients and students tell me to write a book to share my knowledge.  Devra showed me that I need to get my branding handled first to create the foundation I need to move a book project forward. She helped me to understand the publishing business as it is today and to get very clear on my reason for writing a book as well as what I will be required to do to get it published and distributed.  When I am ready to write the book and the proposal I will have her coach me though that as well. Avoiding the big mistakes will save me precious time and money. 
~ Mary Ligon Accelerated Results Coach http://www.MaryLigon.com
 

Participation in one on one coaching with literary agent Devra Ann Jacobs does not insure representation of your work as an agent. These classes/sessions are separate from all agent services of Dancing Word Group LLC.

DWG Coaching LLC is a totally separate entity.