Writing

First Time Author Coaching Program

Writing can change your life! Are you ready to publish your first book?
author coaching program
Designed for:  Authors

Writing can change your life! Are you ready to publish your first book? Get the support you need with an experienced publishing partner who can help guide you to your first publication.

You will then receive a one-hour coaching session regarding your work with recommendations on how best to proceed with your writing.

Duration
Eight Sessions
Time Commitment ​
2-3 hours/week
Focus
Writing & Publishing
Format
One on One Coaching
Access Industry Knowledge

Tap into decades of industry knowledge to get an honest evaluation of your work.

Get Clear Direction

Receive concrete advice and direction for you and your work.

Program Overview

  • Conceptualizing your book

    Creating a Vision Statement: title, subtitle, description, identifying market, etc. Evaluating your content

  • Identifying the best way to get professionally published

    1. Publishing print, ebook, and audiobook. 2. Writing a book proposal 3. Knowing what an agent wants (and doesn’t want) 4. Knowing what an editor wants (and doesn’t want) 5. Choosing a collaborator and/or Editor 6. Deciding on whether to: self-publish or pitch to a hybrid or traditional publisher

  • Formatting Your Book

    Shaping your book and Table of Contents (TOC), Assembling front matter and back matter, Understanding Editorial and Production Process, Understanding how to self-publish professionally, Understanding feed copy, cover copy, and metadata.

  • Creating a cover design and interior design

    A well-designed interior layout will enhance the reader’s experience which begins at the cover, building on the look and feel created by the book designer and not distracting from it.

  • Knowing to obtain an ISBN and bar code and file copyright

    What about book copyright? How do I get a barcode on the back of my book? Do I need an ISBN number? How long does copyright registration take? Should I have done that a while ago?.... These are few questions commonly asked before orders are placed. This Course will help you find all the your desired answers.

  • Choosing a Marketing and/or Publicity coach

    Choose a Publicist With Experience in Your Niche · Don't Be Afraid to Ask for References · Get to Know Your Publicist · Understand the Marketing Plan.

  • Mapping out your publishing scheduling

    Creating a publishing management plan is important because it helps to guide your project from manuscript to published book, no matter what publishing direction you take. This course will cover all important steps in the publishing journey, and how to map out each step of the way.

  • Understanding costs associated with Editorial, Production, and Printing

    This course summarize the most common costs associated with the publishing process. One of the biggest challenges in the self-publishing journey is the process and cost of production, publication and getting online.

  • Recording your audiobook

    This Course is designed for a detailed, step-by-step explanation of the entire process—from production to distribution. Even if you’ve never done it before, technology makes the process of creating your audiobook easier than you can imagine. A well-produced audiobook can help you expand your fan base and earn you new readers.

Expertise Includes

  • Conceptualizing your book
  • Creating a Vision Statement: title, subtitle, description, identifying market, etc.
  • Evaluating your content
  • Identifying the best way to get professionally published
  • Publishing print, ebook, and audiobook
  • Writing a book proposal
  • Knowing what an agent wants (and doesn’t want)
  • Knowing what an editor wants (and doesn’t want)
  • Choosing a collaborator and/or Editor
  • Deciding on whether to: self-publish or pitch to a hybrid or traditional publisher
  • Shaping your book and Table of Contents (TOC)
  • Formatting Your Book
  • Assembling front matter and back matter
  • Understanding Editorial and Production Process
  • Understanding how to self-publish professionally
  • Understanding feed copy, cover copy, and metadata
  • Creating a cover design and interior design
  • Knowing to obtain an ISBN and bar code and file copyright
  • Choosing a Marketing and/or Publicity coach
  • Mapping out your publishing scheduling
  • Understanding costs associated with Editorial, Production, and Printing
  • Recording your audiobook

This Program Includes:

8 Hours

One on One Author Coaching Sessions

Review

Review and Notes of Your In Progress or Complete Manuscript

Introductory

Video to Help You Prepare for the Program

Access

to the True Living Networking Groups

Get unprecedented access to an expert writer, author, and literary agent to help you get unstuck with your manuscript and/or book proposal. Throughout the writing process, you will be fully guided and supported with industry best practices, publishing guidance, and more.

What You Will Gain

Real Client Experiences

Gary guided the acquisition, editing and publishing process of my book Influencing Powerful People at McGraw-Hill, New York. The book has since been published in an authorized Chinese translation as well. From an author’s perspective, Gary’s expert knowledge of all aspects of the publishing world (including writing, editing, positioning and marketing) were invaluable and led to successful completion.

- Dirk Schlimm, author of Influencing Powerful People
Gary Krebs

Meet Your Coach

Gary M. Krebs is a writer, literary agent, and longtime business book publisher who has managed large teams. He is coauthor of Greg S. Reid’s The Wealth Hackers . He recently completed his novel, Little Miss of Darke County: The Secret Origins of Annie Oakley.

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We have limited space and want to make sure that we are a good fit for each other. During this 30 minute interview We will walk about your goals and brainstorm how we can expedite your success together.
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