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1:1 BOOK COACHING

I’m a certified book coach & developmental editor helping busy professionals, writers, and influencers who seek to write a book find time to write a book now and fit writing into their busy schedule in a way that’s sustainable for them.

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Book Coaching

Your readers need the book only you can write—are you ready to give it to them?

How many years have your clients, employees, students, readers been waiting for your book? How many times have you announced:

“This is the year!”

How many years have you spent waiting for the right time to write & publish your book? Well, I’m here to tell you that:

“You don’t have to wait!”

Think of this as your personal invite to write your book now, with support & ease.

Are you ready to make this truly be the year?

I offer a powerful combo to help you successfully write & market your book:

Book
Planning

Set the foundations for a great book readers will love

1-on-1
Coaching

Get instant actionable feedback editorial input to write better faster

Weekly Accountability

Stay out of your head and the pit of “I can’t do it”

Platform Building

Scout out a market for your book while you write it

Publishing Guidance

Create a plan to get your book live and into readers’ hands

Delivered in 3 packages designed to fit your schedule so you can write

NOW

3 Levels of Coaching

I offer three 1:1 coaching packages to help you fit writing your book into your schedule, so you can write now with joy and ease.

LEVEL 1: Slow & Steady
Wins The Race

LEVEL 2: Craft Code
For Writing Success

LEVEL 3: VIP Fast-Track
to the Finish Line

*We will be using the Book Foundations Document to inform your writing throughout.
**Speech-To-Text Editing means you have the option of sending me audio or video files to edit instead of written pages—this is useful for those who prefer to ‘speak their book’; I will convert your audio to written text, then format and edit the pages for you.
I would like accountability

…someone to keep me accountable and writing forward

I would like to invest

…in myself and my writing, and to work with someone who is as invested in my book as I am

I would like help

…with solving any writing, craft, plot, tense, structure, character, flow, pacing, and grammar issues as they arise

I would like friendly support

…as I write from someone who knows my vision and the ins and outs of my book

I would like to know

…the exact steps I need to take my manuscript to the next level and become a stronger writer

I would like feedback

…on what areas I excel at and what areas I could improve upon as a writer

No more writing classes or craft books—learn directly from a professional who is trained to show you how to apply craft to your writing

Need guidance, accountability, deadlines, specific and actionable feedback, and friendly support to keep you writing? Looking to learn what it takes to write a story that works or a book that sells? Then dive in, my friend. You are in the right place.

What You Gain

✅A sound first draft that requires less editing or revisions, if any at all, and reads more like a fourth or fifth draft
✅A steep learning curve that will make you a better writer with each submission
✅Increased confidence in your book with better chances of it being picked up by an agent or publisher
✅Improved skills and practical knowledge of how to write a great book
✅Roadmap on how to get your book publish-ready with clear steps forward
✅Increased knowledge of craft and storytelling, explained through your own writing
✅Clearer understanding of the publishing world and where your book would fit
✅Guidance from a certified book coach

Your Investment

Starting at $750/month

From knockout pacing to consistent POV, from creating engaging and believable character or reader arcs to getting just the right amount of backstory or personal anecdotes onto the page…

Together, we’ll tackle everything that goes into telling (or rather, showing) a great story.

…no matter what genre you are writing:

Fiction

I help you get your story out of your head and onto the page

Nonfiction

I guide you through polishing your work for publishing success

Memoir

I hold space to help you share your unique story with the world

No more writing in circles, self-sabotaging your progress, or questioning how to organize your ideas

No more consuming countless craft books, courses, & webinars

No more procrastinating on your dream

Make this your year

What Is Speech-To-Text Editing*?

You don’t have to wait until you’re in front of your computer to write your book

*Included in every 1:1 coaching package; à la carte options available upon request here

Speak Your Book instead of typing written pages

Speech-To-Text Editing makes book writing and coaching more accessible to everyone who wants to write a book. Remove any barriers or blocks you have that prevent you from reaching your goals and dreams of writing your book now.

How it works

When sending me your work, instead of typing up pages of your book draft, if you prefer, you can record a video or audio file and send that instead. This means you don’t have to type a single word. I convert the audio to written text, format it for you, and edit it the same as if you were sending written pages.

This is a great option if you:

✅are a busy professional or always on the go with limited time to spare for writing
✅have ADHD, vision impairment, carpal tunnel, arthritis, or an injury that makes typing challenging
✅find it difficult to sit or stand and type at a computer
✅tend to get eyestrain or headaches from staring at screens
✅have young children and find it hard to find time to sit down at a computer
✅feel you are more of a speaker than a writer
✅simply just prefer to speak your book over typing it

Wondering what Book Foundations Are?
What Is Book Foundations*?

Set yourself up for writing success

*Included at the start of every 1:1 coaching package

I have an idea

…for a book or a novel and would like an in-depth project roadmap on how to proceed

I would like clarity

…on what my book is about, who it’s for, and how to best structure it

I am interested in writing

…a book that works that readers will love and connect with

I am looking to learn

…what makes a good story

Do you have a book idea but you’re not sure where to begin with turning it into a workable concept? I’ll help you set the foundations, get clear on the main message, establish the arc of change, connect with your ideal reader, and set up the book’s structure—no matter the genre.

What You Get

✔️Q&A to learn more about where you are at with your writing + support you need
✔️PUBLISHING PATHS CALL to help you determine your book’s publishing path
✔️BOOK FOUNDATIONS WORKBOOK work through 17 targeted exercises to plan your book
✔️OUTLINE your book using two powerful outlining tools*
✔️PERSONALIZED ACCOUNTABILITY & DEADLINES in line with whichever 1:1 coaching package you choose
✔️WRITTEN FEEDBACK on submissions + clear next steps—in-line edits on your submissions + editorial summary that touches on your strengths and what could use improvement + list of clear, actionable next steps
✔️COACHING CALLS after each editorial session to discuss feedback & next steps
✔️COACHING GUIDANCE from a certified book coach with additional exercises where needed for certain book elements

*A powerful outlining tool developed by Author Accelerator that work for all types of writing styles—including plotting, pantsing, and plantsing + The Story Grid Method matched to your genre

OUTCOME:

✔️CLARITY on the point, plot, structure, arc of change, ideal reader, marketing plan, and more
✔️A PLAN to write forward
✔️BOOK FOUNDATIONS DOCUMENT for your book, and clarity on how to use it to inform your writing

Ready to get your book out of your head and onto Bookshelves?
START HERE

Get your book written & Published at a consistent pace that works for you

I offer three 1:1 coaching packages to help you fit writing your book into your schedule, so you can write now with joy and ease.

Level 1: Slow & Steady

$750/mo

If you are a busy professional, travel often, or have young children

Book Foundations

One (1) Monthly Call

20 Pages Feedback Per Month

30 minutes of Speech-To-Text Editing

Bimonthly Deadlines

Email Access Between Calls

Marketing & Publishing Support

Level 2: The Sweet Spot

$1250/mo

If you have more time to write and want more feedback & support

Book Foundations

Two (2) Monthly Calls

50 Pages Feedback Per Month

60 minutes of Speech-To-Text Editing

Bimonthly Deadlines

Email Access Between Calls

Marketing & Publishing Support

Level 3: VIP Fast-Track

$2450/mo

If you want to write & publish your book quickly with max support

Book Foundations

Four (4) Monthly Calls

Unlimited Pages Feedback

Unlimited Speech-To-Text Editing

Weekly Deadlines

Unlimited Access In Trello

VIP Virtual Intensive Support

Don’t see what you’re looking for?

Let me know, and we can tailor a program for your specific needs

BC

Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it! Hear what our cherished clients and fellow writers have to say.

“Working with Little Red Bird Publishing on my book proposal taught me a lot about my writing, specifically that I ‘don’t know what I don’t know’ and how my conversational style fits in the publishing marketplace. I was surprised at how much goes into writing a book proposal. Robin is so comprehensive—she broke down all the steps, took care of most of the heavy lifting, and managed the entire project so I wasn’t too overwhelmed at any point. There is no way I would have been able to tackle all this on my own. I highly recommend!”

Jason Hayes

Jason Hayes

Car Wash Sales Consultant & Leadership Trainer | Leadership Industries

“Publishing a book is daunting, and I was about to give up on my dream of turning my manuscript into a book. Then Robin saved me. I was able to sit back and let her take the lead. I really enjoyed her methodical, transparent approach to self-publishing—I knew exactly what stage we were at, at all times. Always very clear and prompt in communication and very much on time. She gave me a lot of confidence and guidance and, thanks to her, the book was published on time, as expected, without any hiccups. The smoothest collaboration ever. Hire her with confidence. She’ll get you published.”

[Read full review here]

Attila Vágó

Attila Vágó

Writer & Tech Blogger | Author of It’s Cold, Ma, It’s Really Cold

“I would recommend Little Red Bird Publishing to anyone in a heartbeat! There is no one else who I would trust to help me with the editing and publishing of my book. I have zero regrets, and I can look back at the whole process with good memories because she took the pressure I felt with certain tasks and made it an enjoyable thing! She has exceeded all of my expectations and is such a joy to work with.

Somehow, Robin takes the tasks that I ask her to take care of and helps me to still be a part of it without it being stressful. That’s exactly what I wanted and needed more than I could even express. It’s very clear that her goal is to help you achieve the outcome you’re after. If you feel intimidated or overwhelmed, this is your girl. I have full confidence that she can do anything she puts her mind to and all of her work is praise-worthy.”

Rebekah Heishman

Rebekah Heishman

Health & Life Coach | Tailored Keto Health | Author of My Tailored Journey

“My session with Robin was a wonderful experience. She listened to my worries, helped me gauge which goal to focus on, and provided me with feedback and information in a coherent and supportive manner. Her enthusiasm and gentle demeanor gave me confidence to pursue a personal passionate creative project, and I look forward to her endeavors.”

Elizabeth Viscomi

Elizabeth Viscomi

Writer & Illustrator

“Two years ago, writing a book and having it published was on my bucket list. But in all reality, I had no hope of seeing it come to fruition. Until I was introduced to Robin and Little Red Bird Publishing. That introduction changed our lives. I would so recommend Little Red Bird Publishing to everyone. Robin was kind, loving, patient, and an incredibly fast worker. In fact, she had our book published within a month—absolutely amazing! If you are like us and feel it’s just a dream to have your book edited and published, contact Robin today. We can testify that she can make your dreams come true.”

Laura West

Laura West

Comedian & Motivational Speaker | LOL Ministry Production | Author of Out of the Darkness

“I recommend Little Red Bird Publishing to anyone who wants to make their dream of writing a book come true. Robin makes the whole intimidating process of writing, editing, and publishing incredibly easy through a simple step-by-step process. One of the things I loved most about working with Robin was her organization throughout the whole process!

The vision of my book that I had in mind turned out better than I could have imagined thanks to Robin and her patience and diligence. She is always ready to answer questions and has impeccable work ethic. My book was published within a month of sending it to her! It was a pleasure working with her, and I highly recommend Little Red Bird Publishing to any other writers out there!”

Brianna Wolfe

Brianna Wolfe

Writer | Author of My God Is So Big

“I’ve consulted with Little Red Bird Publishing for my script writing and articles. Each time, Robin has delivered work that exceeds my expectations and transforms my work into the best version it can be. I owe many of my personal successes to Little Red Bird Publishing and the numerous perspectives offered and delivered here. I’ve been more than satisfied each time!”

Bob Kong

Bob Kong

Script & Screenplay Writer

Mary Cadman
Writer
Mary Cadman

“Working with Robin has given me renewed enthusiasm and confidence about my story that had been stuck in the doldrums for over a year. In just a few weeks she helped me identify and strengthen the foundations of the story, giving me the clarity I needed to progress to the next draft. I particularly valued her ability to ask the tough questions and provide feedback on my work in an incredibly thoughtful and compassionate way. I can totally recommend her.”

Bob Kong
Script & Screenplay Writer
Bob Kong

“I’ve consulted with Little Red Bird Publishing for my script writing and articles. Each time, Robin has delivered work that exceeds my expectations and transforms my work into the best version it can be. I owe many of my personal successes to Little Red Bird Publishing and the numerous perspectives offered and delivered here. I’ve been more than satisfied each time!”

Elizabeth Viscomi
Writer & Illustrator
Elizabeth Viscomi

“My session with Robin was a wonderful experience. She listened to my worries, helped me gauge which goal to focus on, and provided me with feedback and information in a coherent and supportive manner. Her enthusiasm and gentle demeanor gave me confidence to pursue a personal passionate creative project, and I look forward to her endeavors.”

Rebekah Heishman
Health & Life Coach | Tailored Keto Health | Author of My Tailored Journey
Rebekah Heishman

“I would recommend Little Red Bird Publishing to anyone in a heartbeat! There is no one else who I would trust to help me with the editing and publishing of my book. I have zero regrets, and I can look back at the whole process with good memories because she took the pressure I felt with certain tasks and made it an enjoyable thing! She has exceeded all of my expectations and is such a joy to work with. Somehow, Robin takes the tasks that I ask her to take care of and helps me to still be a part of it without it being stressful. That’s exactly what I wanted and needed more than I could even express. It’s very clear that her goal is to help you achieve the outcome you’re after. If you feel intimidated or overwhelmed, this is your girl. I have full confidence that she can do anything she puts her mind to and all of her work is praise-worthy.”

Laura West
Comedian & Motivational Speaker | LOL Ministry Production | Author of Out of the Darkness
Laura West

“Two years ago, writing a book and having it published was on my bucket list. But in all reality, I had no hope of seeing it come to fruition. Until I was introduced to Robin and Little Red Bird Publishing. That introduction changed our lives. I would so recommend Little Red Bird Publishing to everyone. Robin was kind, loving, patient, and an incredibly fast worker. In fact, she had our book published within a month — absolutely amazing! If you are like us and feel it’s just a dream to have your book edited and published, contact Robin today. We can testify that she can make your dreams come true.”

Brianna Wolfe
Writer | Author of My God Is So Big
Brianna Wolfe

“I recommend Little Red Bird publishing to anyone who wants to make their dream of writing a book come true. Robin makes the whole intimidating process of writing, editing, and publishing incredibly easy through a simple step by step process. One of the things I loved most about working with Robin was her organization throughout the whole process! The vision of my book that I had in mind turned out better than I could have imagined thanks to Robin and her patience and diligence. She is always ready to answer questions and has impeccable work ethic. My book was published within a month of sending it to her! It was a pleasure working with her, and I highly recommend Little Red Bird Publishing to any other writers out there!”

Attila Vágó
Writer | Tech Blogger | Author of It’s Cold, Ma, It’s Really Cold
Attila Vágó

“Publishing a book is daunting, and I was about to give up on my dream of turning my manuscript into a book. Then Robin saved me. I was able to sit back and let her take the lead. I really enjoyed her methodical, transparent approach to self-publishing. I knew exactly what stage we were at, at all times. Always very clear and prompt in communication and very much on time. She gave me a lot of confidence and guidance and, thanks to her, the book was published on time, as expected, without any hiccups. The smoothest collaboration ever. Hire her with confidence. She’ll get you published.”

Jason Hayes
Car Wash Sales Consultant & Leadership Trainer | Leadership Industries
Jason Hayes

“Working with Little Red Bird Publishing on my book proposal taught me a lot about my writing, specifically that I ‘don’t know what I don’t know’ and how my conversational style fits in the publishing marketplace. I was surprised at how much goes into writing a book proposal. Robin is so comprehensive—she broke down all the steps, took care of most of the heavy lifting, and managed the entire project so I wasn’t too overwhelmed at any point. There is no way I would have been able to tackle all this on my own. I highly recommend!”

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Coaching Interest Application

I am looking forward to learning more about your project and how I can help.
Please fill out this contact form and I’ll be in touch with you as soon as I can!

STTE = Speech-To-Text Editing. See https://littleredbirdpublishing.com/work-with-me/#packages for more details about what comes with each package.
If you are looking for something specific that doesn’t fit any of my packages, let me know and we can work something out!

Additional Info:
Note that this is a service, not a publisher. We do not take royalties or give advances. This is a coaching service specializing in helping you write, edit, revise, pitch, and publish your work. Your book is entirely your own.

Please note that 1:1 BOOK COACHING is designed to begin on the first of the month. Availability of this service varies, depending on workload, and if you purchase this service you will be scheduled in to start the service on the first of the following month.

Once we fill up for the first of the following month, we will start slotting you in for future months. If we are all booked up, but you would still like this package, no worries! You can still contact us and we will slot you in for the future or put you on the waitlist.

Please email us at info@littleredbirdpublishing.com if you have any questions.

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What is the difference between editing and book coaching?

FAQ

Get your questions answered

What is book coaching?

Working directly with a professional trained to show you how to apply craft to your writing

Working with a book coach 1-on-1 is the most efficient way to write a book because you gain clarity on what you want to say before writing multiple hundred pages and then having to potentially rewrite them. A trained professional guides you through the process, keeping you accountable with deadlines and routinely checking your work to make sure you don’t veer off course, and you can bounce ideas off of someone who is trained to help you make the best decisions for your book. Instant feedback on your pages means you can catch and fix plot holes and other issues early on.

What do I get with book coaching that I don’t get with editing?

Feedback on your pages in real time and accountability as you write

Editing is designed to be for after you have already written your manuscript, while coaching is for during.

✔️Accountability – Regular deadlines carefully designed not to overwhelm you, but also not to let you procrastinate.
✔️Real-Time Editorial Support – Professional feedback on your pages while you write, so you don’t have to consume all those craft classes and books anymore.
✔️Calls – Written feedback is useful, but can be misunderstood. Calls support the written feedback and help clarify anything that wasn’t clear.

Do I have to set the foundations for my book before beginning to write it?

I’m glad you asked, and I can’t recommend this enough!

Whether you decide to write on your own or with a book coach, I find doing the work to set the foundations for your book crucial to the process. Setting these foundations works as a preventative measure, nipping in the bud any potential issues that will arise as you write your book. For this reason, I have all writers who work with me through 1:1 Book Coaching start off with creating their Book Foundations Document to make sure they have this down, or to fill out a mini Book Foundations Document if they’ve already done the Book Foundations package before.

Check out Book Foundations for more information about this

Is book coaching right for me?

✔️Are you serious about getting your story onto the page?
✔️Are you ready to challenge yourself and make the tough decisions that are involved in writing a great book?
✔️Do you want to write your book in the most efficient way?
✔️Are you willing to work hard and be open to honest feedback that may be hard to hear?
✔️Do you want the support of a professional as you write?
✔️Are you looking to avoid doing multiple revisions on your book after you write it?
✔️Do you want to stop spinning your wheels reading countless craft books or attending various courses on writing?
✔️Are you willing to give time to this process to save time later?

If you answered yes to the above, then you are ready for book coaching!

Who is book coaching NOT right for?

✔️If you are only looking for reassurance or confirmation and aren’t open to honest feedback that may be hard to hear
✔️If you’re only looking for copy editing or proofreading and you aren’t willing to put in the work or do a major overhaul if your story requires one

How long will it take to write my book?

The answer is, it depends…

Your results depend on the package level you chose (the number of purchased deadlines) and the state your project is in before starting. Writing a book is an incredibly complex undertaking and it will take you at least six months to write your first draft.

I have a book written and need to do revisions on it. Can I use book coaching for my book revision?

Yes! Book coaching is designed to work for both writing your book and for revising it as well.

I am writing a nonfiction book. What are some things a book coach can help me with for nonfiction?

Many nonfiction writers are experts in their field and very knowledgeable about the topic they seek to write about, but they are new to writing books. And that’s okay! We all have to start somewhere. On top of accountability and real-time editorial support, a book coach can offer you industry-specific knowledge and guidance on how to write a strong nonfiction book that appeals to your readers. We can also help you save time and avoid the common mistakes nonfiction writers tend to make. Think of a book coach as your own personal tutor for writing a book that gets picked up by both agents and readers.

Common pitfalls nonfiction writers tend to fall into:

✔️Writing in circles
✔️Not knowing how to structure your book, what to include, or what to leave out
✔️Questioning your own authority or if you have anything worthwhile to say after all
✔️Trying to put everything you know in your book
✔️Attempting to appeal to all people (not speaking directly to your specific audience)
✔️Jumping in to write your book too early without getting the foundations down first so you’re left scrambling later
✔️The point of your book changes in the middle while you write, so you keep going back to revise constantly

As a book coach, I work with you to help you avoid making these mistakes. Stop writing in circles, questioning if you have anything worthwhile to say (you do!), and trying to put everything you know in your book; streamline what you want your book to teach your readers. I help you clarify your book’s big idea, find its hook, and help you get it out into the world—and everything in between.

Can I use book coaching to write my book proposal?

Yes, for sure! Book coaching is designed to work for both writing your book and your book proposal as well.

Do you offer help with marketing and publishing?

I do!

Publishing

The first thing I do when we start to work together is jump on a call to help you work out a personalized publishing plan for your book. I offer guidance with the process, whether you are looking to self-publish or land an agent and publishing deal.

SELF-PUBLISHING: If you are looking to self-publish, I offer Full Service Self-Publishing where I take care of every step for you or guide you along every single step and teach you how to do it yourself (depending on which you prefer).

TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING: If you are looking to land an agent and publishing deal, once the book or book proposal is finished, I can help you create a personalized strategy (Pitch Plan*) for querying agents. I also offer support throughout the pitch process.

*The Pitch Plan and Pitch Support packages become available to you once you’ve purchased at least one 1:1 coaching package with me to write the book

Marketing

Part of setting your book’s foundations includes getting clear on your marketing plan (this is another reason it’s important to set your book’s foundations up before you start to write!). As your book starts to unfold, I help you tweak and grow your marketing plan. We develop this together based on what works for you, your book, your readers, and what you are willing to do (e.g. speaking at events and conferences may work for some writers but not for others; same goes with online marketing and social media). I help you develop and refine a marketing plan that is realistic for you.

What if I’ve already written my book’s first draft? Do you offer editing services?

I offer both Manuscript Evaluations and Developmental Edits. Check out Editing Services for more information on packages and pricing.

I offer copy editing and proofreading as part of my Full Service Self-Publishing package, but if you are interested in copy editing or proofreading, feel free to reach out to me and we can build a package based on your needs.

What is Trello and how is it used in this service?

All 3 book coaching package levels use Trello to help manage our back-and-forth with the project. The package level you choose dictates how in-depth we go with accountability, resources, and project management. The Level 3 package is the most in-depth of all the packages, since it not only offers you editorial review of an unlimited number of pages, but also full unlimited VIP access to me through Trello. You get an extra level of accountability, craft resources, project management, and access to me that the other two levels don’t have.

Trello is a 5-in-1 in this case…

Trello is a useful project management tool that works for any type of project, workflow, or team. For this service, I have customized it to be used as a:

✔️Tracker – where I can mark your book’s progress and you can see how far along we are with writing your book and building its foundations
✔️Resource – where you can learn all the craft elements that go into writing a great book in real time as you apply them to your book
✔️️Checklist – where you can learn the steps involved in writing a great book and cross off each step once we complete them
✔️Guide & feedback hub – where we can easily upload documents to exchange pages and feedback
✔️Communication hub – where you can have full access to me between calls (if you chose Level 3) and reach me at any point along the way with any questions or concerns

As part of your book coaching package, you receive your very own private Trello workspace & board that only you and I have access to. Our initial call includes an in-depth walk-through of the Trello board where I show you how to use it, so don’t worry if you don’t have any experience with Trello yet!

What is Speech-To-Text Editing and how does it work?

Speak your book instead of typing written pages

I added the option of Speech-To-Text Editing to all my packages to make book writing and coaching more accessible to everyone who wants to write a book. My goal with these packages is to remove any barriers or blocks you have that prevent you from reaching your goals and dreams of writing a book now. When sending me your work, instead of typing up pages of your book draft, if you prefer, you can record a video or audio file and send that instead. This means you don’t have to type a single word. I convert the audio to written text, format it for you, and edit it as I would if you were sending me written pages.

This option works great if you:

✔️are a busy professional with limited time to spare for writing
✔️have ADHD, vision impairment, carpal tunnel, arthritis, injury, or any other challenge that makes it difficult to sit or stand and type at a computer
✔️tend to get eyestrain or headaches from staring at screens
✔️have young children and find it challenging to find time to sit down at a computer and type

Make sure the audio is clear when you are recording.

Why is setting up the foundations for a book important?

This work sets your book up for success upfront

Designing a book that works doesn’t start after you’ve already written the book. It starts at the beginning, during the planning phase. That’s exactly what book foundations are. Doing this work before you start writing gives you a strong foundation to write from, which in turn saves you time on revisions down the road. It will inform every decision you make when it comes down to writing. This is the work that’s least done in book writing, but also the most well-kept secret and the key to taking your book from good to great.

What happens if I don’t do this work?

You risk leaving out crucial story elements

Many writers start writing a book without knowing where it’ll take them. Others create detailed spreadsheets, pulling apart the plot in an effort to be in control of the tiniest detail; they often leave out what makes a story a story.

What makes a story a story?

A story at its core is about something that happens (the plot) and how that affects the protagonist to change (character arc), while making the point (the deeper level why of the book). This is true for both fiction and nonfiction (in nonfiction, the protagonist is the reader, in memoir, it’s the writer). Regardless of genre, story is about change. Including an arc of change is crucial to a book’s formation. It’s easy to forget that if we are not conscious of it.

Is Book Foundations right for me?

✔️Are you looking to avoid writing a full draft just to figure out what your book is about (and then multiple more drafts after that)?
✔️Are you open and receptive to feedback on how to improve?
✔️Do you understand that there is a lot more that goes into writing a book than simply writing it (such as planning and decison-making)?
✔️Are you looking to find out what makes a great story and learn how to apply it to your own writing?
✔️Are you willing to give time to this process to save time later?

If you answered yes to the above, then you are ready for Book Foundations work!

FULL SERVICE SELF-PUBLISHING
What is Full Service Self-Publishing?

When you know you want to self-publish a book, but you want someone to take care of it for you

I designed Full Service Self-Publishing to be a service for busy professionals, influencers, and writers who want to write and publish a book on their own terms. They come to me with a rough manuscript and I guide them through each step of the process to go from their first draft to finished, published book. I perform copy edits and proofreads until the book is polished, I format the book and design the interior to their liking, and I ask them what decisions they want to make for their book and make that a reality for them. I involve them in every decision or do it all for them, depending on their needs and preferences.

At the end of it all, we emerge with a finished book to their liking that’s entirely theirs, live and published, and available for purchase. I have helped many books get published this way, and continue to do so. I thoroughly enjoy the process of managing all the details and helping a writer through this whole process. You can check out all the books here on the package’s main page. You can look inside and take a peek at the interior formatting if you click on the book and go to their respective Amazon pages.

Feel free to watch the explainer video for it here.
Here is another video where I explain Full Service Self-Publishing in a bit more detail.

If you have a first draft you’d like to self-publish, I can make that a reality.

Is Full Service Self-Publishing right for me?

Whether you want to save time and have someone do it all for you…

✔️Do you know you want to self-publish your book but don’t want to deal with all the outsourcing and time involved with individually hiring expensive editors and designers?
✔️Do you just want to write and have someone else take care of the editing, formatting, and publishing process for you?
✔️Would you rather avoid being bogged down by research and the details involved in figuring out how to format your book?

…or you would like someone to guide you through the entire process

✔️Are you unsure about the publishing process—cover design, editing, blurb writing, interior formatting, or Amazon book distribution?
✔️Would you like to have your book published quickly, within a month, rather than it taking multiple months or even years?
✔️Would you like someone to manage the project and have it done for you ASAP?

If you answered yes to one or more of these, then yes!

Why choose Little Red Bird Publishing for this service?

I…

✔️Know the process inside and out and have gone through it many times, both for my own books and for my clients’ books
✔️Don’t take any royalties; your book is entirely yours and published under your name
✔️Guarantee your book gets published, live, and available for purchase within 1-6 months of coming to me with your first draft
✔️Offer competitive pricing with flexible payment plans
✔️Am an author too, so I understand what goes into putting your work out there
✔️Provide the service, insight, and publishing framework I wish I had when I was first starting out publishing my books
✔️Am as detail-focused as I am creative, and as friendly as I am professional
✔️Know how to get things done!

How long will it take to have my book published?

As fast as you like!

I can have it published for you in under a month, as long as you get back to me with confirmations on my work within a reasonable time. The fastest I’ve done it so far has been within two weeks of receiving the manuscript’s first draft. You can check out that book here, if you like.

I don’t have a full draft written yet. Can I still sign up for this service?

Yes, I can slot you in for a month in the future, whenever you anticipate you will have the draft done and sent to me by.

What if I want more story-level editing done on my book before it’s published, or coaching to write my manuscript?

Copy edits and proofreads are unlimited in this package, but a Manuscript Evaluation or Developmental Edit can also be added on

Developmental, content (structural), and line (stylistic) editing are not included but can be added on with an additional charge. If you are interested in a comprehensive story-level edit (Manuscript Evaluation or Developmental Edit) on your manuscript before having it published, see EDITING SERVICES for more details on these additional editing options.

See EDITING SERVICES for a Manuscript Evaluation or Developmental Edit

If you are interested in a content (structural), or line (stylistic) edit, that can be done as well. You can write that on the contact form when you fill that out under Is there anything else you would like me to know? and we can arrange for that.

If you would like help, guidance, and accountability with writing your draft, or revising it, then I can help you with that through 1:1 Book Coaching!

1:1 BOOK COACHING is for coaching you through writing or revising your book

What is Trello and how is it used in this service?

Trello is a 4-in-1 in this case…

Trello is a useful project management tool that works for any type of project, workflow, or team. For this service, I have customized it to be used as a:

✔️Tracker – where I can mark your book’s progress and you can see how far your book is along the path to publishing
✔️Resource – where you can learn the steps involved in publishing your book
✔️Guide – where you can follow along as I full service everything out for you
✔️Communication hub – where you can have full access to me between calls and reach me at any point along the way with any questions or concerns

So you both do it all for me and also teach me how to do it?

That’s right. I list out all the steps in detail in a private Trello board that only you and I have access to, so you can see what I am doing and in what order. This will give you a better idea of how the process works. You can track your book’s progress and see what steps it’s on at all times as I do it all for you. So you get 2-in-1, both the Oz Behind the Curtain and Teach a Man to Fish

What if I don’t need everything that’s offered in the package? Can I customize it?

Yes, if the package doesn’t fit your needs, we can work out a personalized package for you. Fill out this intake form and let me know your specific needs and how I can best support you and we can go from there!

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