Join me in my 'Write A Bestseller Masterclass' series 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 this small group masterclass series.
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.
Please note - You can join us in the room in London or join us live online via Zoom.
"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
BECOMING AN AUTHORPRENEUR
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.
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.
BUT THIS ONLY WORKS IF YOU KNOW HOW AND YOU PLAN IT FROM THE START.
"The Bestseller Mentorship 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
GET THE RIGHT SORT OF HELP
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 now 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 Bestseller Masterclass series you will 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!
- Been introduced to a leading agent and made a private pitch to them. CONFIDENCE!
I often see book gurus charging $3000-$6000 or more for a group course where you don’t even get one-to-one advice. But I would rather work much more closely with people – in a small group experience with time for everyone to speak followed by private one-to-one consultations to go deep into your bestseller concept & proposal.
I have therefore set the cost for the Bestseller Masterclass series at £1975 (if you are an EU resident you’ll be charged an additional 20% VAT).
You can pay by card, PayPal or bank transfer.
If you’d like to be considered for the Bestseller Masterclass series, your first step is to send a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us a little about your book idea.
"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.