A Life of Words – Author Mentoring Programme

*** CLOSED FOR 2018 ***

A Life of Words, my author mentoring programme, is now closed for 2018. I will be reopening the programme again in early 2019 – to be the first to hear about it, and to receive an exclusive early-bird discount, sign up to my mailing list.

A Life of Words

Are you an author who feels a bit stuck when it comes to your online presence?

Not sure what to talk about on social media?

Unsure about what you should be putting on your website?

Do you really need a blog?

What about a newsletter?

How do you sell your book to people without selling yourself out at the same time?

My A Life of Words programme will help you nail down what you really need to focus on and help you develop a sustainable plan to tell your story beyond publication day, building connections with readers all year round.

Who I am

I have over ten years of experience working with authors within the publishing industry. I started off working in digital marketing at Ebury Publishing (Penguin Random House), moved on to the fiction team at HarperCollins, and now work across fiction and non-fiction at Quercus, part of Hachette.

From debut fiction authors to huge television brands, I’ve worked across a wide range of books (take a peek at my About page if you’d like to know more). I love reading, talking about books, working with authors and connecting them with readers.

Why I created A Life of Words

Publishers add huge value, but the publishing cycle naturally focuses on the book publication period. I believe that as an author, you should be empowered to build a connection with readers all year round.

I believe that you need to speak to readers directly and to own that relationship, so that as well as the support you get from your publisher (if you have one) around publication, you also have a group of advocates that are rooting for you to succeed and who will help you spread the word about your books throughout the year.

Now, alongside my day job, I am offering training and mentoring to help you tell your story online: to develop a year-long plan for growing your audience, engaging with them, and then converting them to readers and reviewers come publication period.

This is not about becoming an Instagram influencer with hundreds of thousands of followers, but about reaching the right people, sharing your story with them, and in turn, creating new readers for your books.

The A Life of Words programme will involve:

  • A one hour one-to-one call where we discuss your challenges and how you feel
  • Regular emails throughout the four week period we will be working closely together (and regular homework for you!)
  • Monthly check-ins for twelve months to see how you’re progressing, with suggestions for things to think about that month
  • A toolkit that you can keep for life to build a year-round sustainable digital marketing plan that you feel comfortable with
  • Inclusion into a private, supportive Facebook group to meet other authors with similar goals – a place to share successes, brainstorm and build each other up

I am only taking on 5 clients in October, and I would love one of them to be you!

A Life of Words is for you…

…if you are an author who wants to work on a long-term plan to build your readership.

…if you are up and running with your social media but feel like you’re never sure what to post.

…if you find managing your social media accounts a chore.

…if you haven’t got any online presence at all, and are starting from scratch or have only taken a few steps and aren’t sure what to do next.

…if you want work with me to create genuine engagement around your books and forge an authentic connection with your readers

Does that sound like something you’d like to do? Drop me an email by the 18th October and the programme kicks off on the 19th.

I’m in! How much is it?

For my launch, I am offering this incredible year-long programme for £425 per person.

You’ll be getting access to my expertise, insight and support for an entire year, plus a planning toolkit to refer back to and lifetime membership to a private community of like-minded authors on Facebook, which will grow with each new intake on to the course.

Email me today to reserve your place and to discuss how this programme can help you to connect with your readers.

If you’re not an author, but know someone who is (or who is hoping to become one), please pass this on to them! I really appreciate your help in spreading the word around this new venture.

I’m not sure, but I’d quite like to know more…

Any questions? Drop me an email at any time and I’ll do my best to answer them.

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