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Hi and welcome,
Thinking of doing it – writing a book? Maybe for yourself, or to write stories for your kids or grandkids? Or a book you’ve been meaning to start for…well…ever?
People are born with or without the creative streak. Either way it doesn’t come with the ability to throw those ideas onto a page and make them come alive – you have to be taught that, no matter how many books you’ve read in the genre. It starts before you even write a word, and ends with a satisfying finish leaving the reader smiling, heart pounding or deep in thought. And let’s not forget – not getting stuck writing in the middle! Many authors do.
Perhaps you’re thinking of an eBook, a few paperbacks for the family, or a beautifully illustrated hardback. Whatever you choose it will be one of the most satisfying things you’ll ever do.
And I can’t miss out business books!
There’s never been a better time to write one, and few business people have the first clue how to write one that generates income – and it isn’t selling them! It’s fraught with expensive mistakes without guidance. You’ll need best-practice, and how to use it to achieve a six-figure income – even without selling a single copy.
Half-a-century of book publishing in the UK has been turned on its head in the last ten years due to self-publishing. The internet, Amazon, desktop publishing and the eBook has changed everything.
I was similar to many. In need of a change from a long corporate career, I took a leap of faith to become a fantasy author. I tried self-publishing and to my surprise my first book hit No1 on Amazon for Epic Fantasy, knocking The Hunger Games from the top slot in Waterstones.
Others began asking me for help to try self-publishing, and a community of new writers soon sprang up, hungry to write good stories and get out there. This spawned NAGS (New Author Groups) which is in its fifth year; and REDBAK Publishing in its tenth year this year, providing self-publishing services to create high-quality books to match top traditional publishers.
Taking the Plunge
So if you think you’d like to take a crack at being an author and do it well, I provide a range of courses, guides and 1-2-1 mentoring, plus the full range of end-to-end high-quality self-publishing services through REDBAK Publishing. I also give talks to a variety of groups, events and businesses.
The journey so far has been liberating and fast-moving, and there’s no sign of the industry evolution slowing.
Here are some of the things I offer:
- 1-2-1: Writing coach from beginner to pro level
- 1-2-1: Creating a Compelling Business Book – and What to do with it
- 1-Day Course: How to Self-Publish Your Book to Traditional Publisher Standards
- 1-Day Course: How to Sell Thousands of Books
- 1-Day Course: Create a Captivating Artist Bio
- 10-week Programme for Beginners to Write Like Authors (10-12 people)
- Talk: Get Yourself into Print – The Self-publishing Revolution
- 2-Day Course: Creating and Self-publishing your AUDIO book to professional standards, using your own voice!
- 1-2-1: 1-hr straight-talking discovery session to discuss your project and get answers (1-hr skype call, or in person if local)
For a full list click here (list is being updated for Autumn programme and the link will be reinstated soon)
“I guarantee – working with me is better by Miles.”
Good luck, and don’t forget to write!
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