Un-Settling Books is a supportive and collaborative process that will take you from wherever you are now – whether that’s having completed your rough draft or whether you’re starting from the simple conviction that you’re meant to write a book – to the guided self-publishing of your fully realized, thoroughly edited, polished, and formatted manuscript on Kindle, with a print edition poised to head into bookstores, libraries, schools, and boutique retailers.
This is a 32-week program, give or take. Depends on your starting point, your schedule, your writing groove, the complexity of the work, and the surprises life dishes out. We're in this with you to support you in getting the outcomes you yourself will tell us you want from writing your book. We will love you and coach you through every bump, wobble, and real or imagined obstacle. We will get you across the finish line.
The full program starts with a holistic look at your message and purpose, then segues into laying the foundation for planning and writing your rough draft. It includes reader avatar development, book structuring, rough draft and second draft submission feedback and accountability sessions, two developmental edits, a line edit of your final rewrite, cover design, proofing formatting for Kindle and paperback print-to-order, and training for self-publishing through KDP/Amazon as well as basics in branding and marketing. Some authors prefer to try and take their finished manuscript to find a literary agent or publisher. We’re happy to help you draft your query letter. Non-fiction book proposals are quoted on an individual basis and are not included in the book program costs.