There are three aspects to a successful author career: 1) writing good books; 2) publishing well; and 3) finding your audience. Most authors focus on the writing part, and those who have been doing this for a while tend to have it down. But all three are essential in a career. My consulting focus is on publishing well and finding your audience. If your needs are in the writing part of your career I am happy to refer you to the right people who will help you create the best story or nonfiction book possible.

Though I am a consultant, my approach is as a mentor. That means I truly care about your success. I evaluate your individual situation and your own unique approach to your writing career. Then we combine my experience and knowledge with yours to come up with a solid plan for success that will work for you no matter what challenges may arise. My goal is to wean you away from my consulting services as soon as possible.

I don't offer a set of pre-formulated plans to fit the typical writer’s career because there is no such thing. I know that no two authors are alike. Each of us face unique circumstances—from work, family, finances, health, and/or age—that take our time and attention away from writing. In each consulting package, the first hour is the time I spend getting to know you so that I understand your situation and your goals. I will be with you throughout every session; I do not subcontract or use assistants. If we identify areas where you want assistance for a specific task (e.g., cover design) that I do not offer through my Concierge Services, I will provide you with vetted recommendations.

One Hour Consultation

 

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This option is best used to answer a specific need rather than to discuss a long-term plan. In addition to the actual consultation hour, this can include up to 30 minutes of advance review of anything you believe is important for me to me to understand.

Examples:

  • Links to your website, social media, or other places where you want feedback.
  • Links to buy pages on specific vendors you want me to review.
  • Test out your book funnel and subsequent email copy associated with it.
  • Review your backlist and talk about other product opportunities.
  • Screenshots of marketing campaigns, including written copy and graphic samples.
  • Screenshots of advertising results that you want me to analyze.

If requested in advance, a video recording of our Zoom session will be made available to you for download following the consultation.

Typical One-Hour Consultation Requests

  • I finished my book, what are my next steps?
  • I feel lost. I don’t know what to do next.
  • I need feedback on my website, social media, or book buy page.
  • I want help in setting up an email marketing funnel.
  • I’m contemplating paying for someone to do social media, marketing, advertising but I’m not sure it’s right for me.
  • I can’t load my ebooks and print books to a specific vendor.
  • I have lots of books but few sales; I need ideas on what to do to improve.
  • I have lots of questions and just want a knowledgeable person to help me sort through them.

$60.00

 

One-Year Package

 

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What’s Included?

  • We start with a one-hour, in-depth conference call via Zoom so I can learn all about you, your dreams, goals, working style, strengths and weaknesses.
  • Then I formulate a one-year plan to meet your next year’s goals. This will include an assessment of: 1) which tasks I believe you can handle yourself based on your strengths and experience, 2) which new skills you should seek to learn, 3) which jobs are best left to vetted partners, and 4) what constitutes a realistic measurement of your success by the end of the year.
  • We will then jointly review the plan in a one-hour session to determine whether it meets your needs and whether you’re comfortable with the commitment of time and effort required from you.
  • There will be a one-hour check-in every six weeks (eight total). These check-ins are to troubleshoot problem areas, make adjustments to the plan if needed, and keep you moving toward success.
  • Within a month of completing the year, we will hold a one-hour follow-up to discuss your confidence level in moving forward on your own and whether you desire more consultation or other services to help you meet additional goals.

As Part of the One-Year Package You Will Receive:

➢ 10% off any Concierge Services offered by POV Author Services.
➢ 15% off any course offered by POV Author Services and taken in that same year.
➢ 20% off a re-up of another one-year consultation package.

 

 

$650.00


 

Two-Year Package

 

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What’s Included?

  • Two one-hour, in-depth sessions one week apart. This allows both of us to think about that first week and come back prepared with more thoughts and ideas to be included in your two-year plan. I get to know your dreams, working style, strengths and weaknesses, as well as how aggressively you want to move your career forward in the next two years.
  • Then I formulate a two-year plan to meet your goals. This will include an assessment of: 1) which tasks I believe you can handle yourself based on your strengths and experience, 2) which new skills you should seek to learn, 3) which jobs are best left to vetted partners, and 4) what constitutes a realistic measurement of your success by the end of the year.
  • We will then jointly review the plan in a 90-minute session to determine whether it meets your needs and whether you’re comfortable with the commitment of time and effort required from you.
  • There will be a one-hour check-in every six weeks, for two years (sixteen total). These check-ins are to troubleshoot problem areas, make adjustments to the plan if needed, and keep you moving toward success.
  • Within a month of completing the first year, we will hold a one-hour follow-up to discuss your confidence level in moving forward with the second year plan. We will make any needed adjustments based on the first year’s accomplishments.
  • At the end of the second year we will do another one-hour follow-up to discuss your confidence level in moving forward on your own and whether you desire more consultation or other services to help you meet additional goals.

As part of the Two-Year Package you will receive:
➢ 10% off any Concierge Services offered by POV Author Services.
➢ 15% off any course offered by POV Author Services and taken in that same year.
➢ 40% off a re-up of another one-year consultation package.

$975.00