Imagine showing your finished book to friends and work colleagues. What will they say? What doors will your book open for you?
MY LITERARY COACH creates arresting ghostwritten books, book proposals, query letters, and samples. A recent client through Elance writes:
“I am absolutely delighted with the work done. 'My Literary Coach' is a consummate professional, exceeding expectations at every turn. I will certainly be working with 'My Literary Coach' again and have no hesitation in recommending this service to anyone who requires knowledgeable, professional assistance in this complex area” of book proposals. — Client
For fiction, we use our scene analysis tool for strengthening the story elements. For nonfiction, we employ narrative techniques to keep the information engaging to readers. In the past three years, we have helped over 100 authors place their books with royalty-paying publishers or become self-published authors.
Many authors know or soon learn that the publishing industry rarely interacts with authors. As part of our delivery play, we schedule conversation times so that authors can ask questions and react to developments. This helps make our work their own.
We also offer a Work-for-Hire Agreement (WHA) in which the author owns all intellectual property created and a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) in which we promise not to name drop without your permission.
For 25 years as an acquisitions editor, editorial director, and then publisher, Timothy Staveteig declined good book ideas packaged in poorly written proposals. He reviewed about 20,000 proposals from which he gleaned only 1,000 titles.
During this side of his career, he worked for three academic trade publishing houses. From his many contacts, he has assembled a network of experts he can draw upon for advice and assistance.
Timothy earned an undergraduate and master's degrees. He completed class studies for a Ph.D. before moving into publishing.
Your proposal is your sales document to literary agents or acquisitions editors. It's what gets you in the door--or not. MY LITERARY COACH specializes in getting your good work into a bite-sized chunk so that harried publishers' editors and literary agents will take a look.
Most authors think that this publishing judgment depends on the quality of their writing. So they often skip the proposal or quickly dash one off--and attach their manuscript or a large portion of it. Other authors get a publisher's submission format, but do not know how to answer the various questions.
MY LITERARY COACH takes seriously its mission to "getting authors published." We will take the time to review your work, help you polish it (if needed), and package the proposal. We will also assist you in constructing a cover letter, locating publishers or agents suitable for your proposal, and pace your submissions to maximize your exposure at the best outlets first.