Join me in the tropical paradise of Bali to turn your knowledge and ideas into a bestselling book
BECOMING AN AUTHOR CHANGES EVERYTHING
It brings respect, a flood of new fans & prospects, and new opportunities you probably couldn’t even imagine right now. I know because I’ve experienced it and helped many others do the same. I’d been working in my field for years but was surprised at how with a book suddenly I was more of an expert in the eyes of others and how when I shared my story, people connected with me in a new way.
And now I want to show you how to make it happen for yourself in the Write a Bestseller Retreat Bali.
I’ll walk you through proven strategies for conceiving and writing a bestselling book based on 30 years of combined experience bookselling, writing, coaching, commissioning, agenting, and publishing.
"I know I wouldn’t have, gotten as much down as I have now, and written the beginning of my book and outlined the whole thing and actually pitched to a publisher and an agent" - Cait
BECOME AN AUTHORPRENEUR
A bestselling book will bring followers, fans and clients to you instead of you having to go hunt for them. And even better, they already know, like and trust you because they've read your book.
And a beautiful bonus for the self employed; people will pay a lot more to hire the author of the book they love.
You will also get invited to give keynote speeches, appear on radio, TV and podcasts, give interviews for newspapers and magazines and get invited to all sorts of opportunities you can barely imagine right now.
If you start with the right idea your book can not only become a bestseller but also serve as a 24-hour marketing tool for you and your ideas. This is life-changing if you work for yourself, run a business or you’re currently in a job and would like to build your personal brand. If you want to move into a new area or develop a passion or hobby, this works for you too.
BUT THIS ONLY WORKS IF YOU KNOW HOW AND YOU PLAN IT FROM THE START.
"The Bestseller Programme has enabled me to think of writing the book in a different way that is going to make it more likely to connect with the reader and more likely to be more interesting, more usable and a better book – which I would not have been able to do on my own." - Ken Rea
DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME
The rewards of a successful book are numerous but the chances of achieving your goal are lower when you try to do it all on your own. Finding a commercial idea for your book and writing it in a way that positions it for success aren’t something that comes naturally to us. On top of that you need to create a great proposal, find an agent, get a deal and develop a strategy both to market the book and make sure that the book markets you in the right way once it’s out. For these reasons, it is rare to see someone succeed on their own.
All too often people with great ideas and expertise spent a lot of time and energy writing a book that they don’t love, that they’re not proud of. They feel disappointed and frustrated. And that is a shame when some expert guidance would have produced a completely different result.
The challenge, even if you’re an avid reader of non-fiction, is to think like a publisher. And to do that you need guidance from people on the inside of the book business.
Introducing your guide to the inside world of publishing
Jacq Burns was commissioning editor at Random House & Editorial Director at Harper Collins where she edited classics such as Men are from Mars; Women are from Venus, Who Moved My Cheese,Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Toddler Taming - which have sold millions of copies.
She is the author of Write a Bestseller, published by Hodder, and a bestselling series of successful books for Random House, under a pseudonym. Jacq has also ghostwritten a number of well-known titles and she co-founded The London Writers Club. She is a literary agent for non-fiction authors.
"I absolutely loved working with you on this, Jacq – firstly and rather obviously because you have been very encouraging (big thank you!!) - but secondly because this kind of thinking and commentary from another (and highly experienced) viewpoint and a second pair of eyes is not just fantastically valuable feedback, it is highly inspirational." - Alan
Imagine after the Write a Bestseller Bali Retreat you have...
- Your book idea to set the world alight.... NAILED!
- Your irresistible book title & subtitle... NAILED!
- Your book structure planned out so you know what you’re writing each time you sit down to it... NAILED!
- Your deal-winning proposal drafted...READY!
The price covers the full five day retreat in Bali. Your own double accommodation with ensuite for four nights, a goody bag, materials, and one-to-one, mentorship time. It also includes, breakfast, lunch and non-alcoholic refreshments on all days. It includes a welcome dinner including drinks on Day 1. It also includes a pre-retreat coaching session and a follow-up after the retreat.
A welcome massage is also included for you to enjoy in our massage hut during the retreat.
(*Non-writers are welcome if sharing with you - price on request. A programme of activities such as biking, jungle hiking, hot springs, or even just traditional massage and spa, eating and shopping, can be put together for them.)
Flights are not included. A massage therapist is available on request for additional treatments. Except for Day 1, dinner is not included as we have a large lunch, and we’ve found that most people like to explore Ubud, to shop and to visit the night market in the evening. There is a shuttle to central Ubud for shopping and eating out. Or a local restaurant can deliver if you would like to eat dinner in your room or the villa.
Alcoholic drinks are not included except for our welcome dinner. (Though I am prone to mixing pink gins for us when we’ve worked hard) You are welcome to bring drinks such as spirits, beer or wine. There is a fridge available.
Tentatively planning for our Bali Writers' Retreat in Ubud, January 2022.
*All retreats are on hold until we find out about the COVID19 International restrictions and travel policy updates.
If you’d like to be on the waiting list for the next Write a Bestseller Bali Retreat, send a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org and register your interest.
"Jacq gave me the focus, the motivation and the expertise to complete the job. With her help you increase your chances of winning ten-fold. I was delighted to earn over £20,000 from my book before it was launched!" – Tom Isaacs.