MY AUTHOR JOURNEY

Writing and publishing your own book need not be a dream. It is absolutely possible for you to achieve this and even though it does involve hard work and persistence, it is much easier when you know how!

I first self published in 2009. I didn't really know what I was doing. I struggled along but persisted and eventually after many months published my first book GUARDIAN OF THE LIGHT. I also self published all of my Meditation CDs. The process was lots of fun. But having all these products sitting in my garage was no fun at all. I didn't realise that publishing was only half of the formula - selling them was a whole different dilemma and one I was not prepared for.

So I did what a lot of people do next - I GOT MYSELF A PUBLISHER. I was convinced this would solve everything. I would be the talent - writing and producing new material and they would do everything else. But boy was I dreaming again! Instead my publisher did very little except for store my products in their warehouse instead of my garage, and bring them along to my events. I was the still the one responsible for selling them. Well to be fair, they also did all the editing, layout and covers which saved my lots of time. So that was definitely a bonus. But by the time all was said and done, I made a profit of 50cents per book.

So I went indie again and this time I decided I was going to be savvy, persistent and do whatever it took to get my books published and sold the right way -  my way!

I now have published six books and seven meditation CDs and I'm even starting to publish courses too! It's been a long journey of learning, trial and error and many mistakes, but I'm getting there.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO IT THE HARD WAY LIKE I DID.

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"Helen was really super helpful. I have gone from having a pipe dream to being inspired as I know it is achievable and how to do it (and the so many many things I didn't know about). It will save me months of research and probably a lot of money, but more importantly, it now seems possible."

Susie Petris (Soon to be Children's Book Author)

What Does an Author Mentoring Session involve?

The author journey is a system like anything else. Plus lots of personal grit is involved. You need to first overcome your own fears and write your book. Then you need to publish an ebook version and paperback version. You then need to know the process to sell your books so that you can make back at least what you spent and then eventually profit. The great things about books is that they are an ASSET. Once made they continue to make you profit in the future without you doing much else except for promotion.

HERE ARE THE THINGS I CAN HELP YOU WITH IN AN AUTHOR MENTORING SESSION:

  • Overcoming your own self limiting beliefs that are stopping you from finishing your book plus point you to resources to help you write your book well.
  • Help finding important professionals you need, such as cover designers, editors, layout professionals. I will give you contact details of the best in the business.
  • How to create your book into E-book format and paper back. Resources you can use to make this much easier and save you money.
  • Marketing systems to make sure your book does sell once it is released into the market. How to do a launch, get reviews on your book and promote it so that it continues to sell well into the future.

In a mentoring session I will provide you with this information and more, plus support you along the way to get your book from idea into a real book!

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Helen’s knowledge of independently publishing is wonderful. Helen is very informative, giving lots of relevant information that will assist in the long process of publishing my own piece of work. I was overwhelmed with the enormity of the whole process but Helen gave me some great ideas to make the process easier and smoother.
Helen's process is concise, interesting and very beneficial for anyone that is looking at having their work published. Working with Helen got my creative energy flowing again and I am excited to get back to my project of writing. Thanks for the info and inspiration. Highly recommended.
JO SURKITT

www.revitalizelifestyle.com