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81% of people say they want to complete a book.
Less than 11% end up doing so.

Book Publishing Cohort

Do you have a book idea that’s been 'on the back burner'?

 

Want to have some motivation and structure?

 

Would you value an outside perspective, publishing expertise, and peer support to get your book done?

 

Join the 2023 Book Publishing Cohort!
 

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Is this you?

If the following describe you, then you would be a fit for the Cohort:

  • You know you have a story to tell, either about your own life or members of your family

  • Despite your best intentions, you haven’t gotten your book done yet

  • You are willing to invest time and resources into doing the book project yourself, but could use some support, structure and motivation

  • You’d like to go beyond the basics to create a thoughtful, engaging, and professional book that will stand the test of time.

  • You feel a sense of duty to document and record family stories for generations to come: because if you don’t do it, who will?

How This Cohort Will Help You

This cohort is designed to support you to finish your book. Here's what we provide:

  • Motivation & accountability to get your book done

  • Walk through a clear, easy-to follow, proven process

  • Expertise on the writing, editing, design & publishing process

  • Opportunity to ask questions of and connect with others going through a similar process

  • Walk through a publishing process specifically designed for life story & family history writers

Focus on Family History / Life Story Writing
 

The focus of this cohort is on those who are writing family history books. Broadly defined, this includes and is not limited to the following:

  • Books about self

    • Autobiography

    • Memoir

    • Life Story

    • Autoenthography

  • Books about someone else

    • Biography 

    • Legacy writing

    • Someone else’s memoir

  • Books about your family

    • Favourite family stories

    • Migration story

    • Ancestry/genealogy

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Book Publishing Cohort

If you are willing to invest time and resources into doing the book project yourself, but could use some support, structure and motivation: this cohort is here for you.

Doing it yourself doesn't mean you have to be BY yourself - join the cohort for exclusive workshops, one-on-one meetings, work sessions, and community.

Includes:

  • Exclusive workshops with Mali at specific milestones

  • Easy-to-follow worksheets throughout the publishing process

  • Monthly group check-in and accountability sessions (max. 5 people per group)

  • A monthly one-on-one check-in with Mali, and ongoing email coaching

  • Templated cover design & templated interior design (2 rounds of simple revisions)

  • Printing of one (1) proof and one (1) final copy, hardcover perfect bound

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Investment: $175 per month with 8 or 10-month commitment (OR $200/month for monthly commitment)

Benefit from the expertise and insight of a publisher's eye on your work at key points in the process. Your work + our insights = a published book, finished this year.

Includes:

All features of "Basic", as well as
 

  • Once you have completed a first full draft, one (1) full manuscript review / developmental edit to give overall comments and suggestions.

  • Once you have a manuscript ready for design, one (1) round of general editing

  • ISBN (to allow public sale / distribution to libraries)

  • Distribution to online & bookstore retailers (including Amazon, etc)

Note: Cost varies depending on length of text - this is for up to 30,000 words

Investment: $250 per month with 8 or 10-month commitment (OR $300/month for monthly commitment)

This is what you will need to get your book "production ready". With multiple rounds of editing, copy-editing and proofreading you will produce a book you can be proud of.

Includes:

All features of "Basic", as well as
 

  • Once you have completed a first full draft, one (1) full manuscript review / developmental edit to give overall comments and suggestions

  • After developmental edit, one (1) round of stylistic edits to improve sentence structure, flow, and readability

  • Once you have a manuscript ready for design, one copy-edit for consistency/grammar
  • Once you have a print-ready proof, one final proofread
     

Note: Cost varies depending on length of text - this is for up to 30,000 words

Investment: $390 per month, 8 or 10-month commitment required to complete the process

Join the Cohort and don’t worry about timelines: best choice if you want to focus on writing and compiling content, with coaching/support.

Includes:

  • Monthly group sessions plus work sessions as scheduled

  • Easy-to-follow worksheets and resources throughout the publishing process

  • A monthly one-on-one check-in with Mali, and ongoing email coaching

  • ISBN (international standard book number - allowing your book to be sold)
     

The Basic Cohort does not include editing, copy-editing, proofreading, templated cover design & templated interior design, printing costs.

Investment: $175 per month with 10-month commitment (OR $200/month for monthly commitment), plus 5% GST

When you are ready, have some feedback to improve and polish your work. Best choice if you want some guidance but no time pressure.

Includes:

All of the basic features, PLUS:
 

  • One (1) full manuscript review / developmental edit to give overall structure/flow suggestions

  • Follow-up read-through by the same editor-

  • Copy-edit for consistency/grammar
     

Note: Cost varies depending on length of text - this is for up to 30,000 words

Investment: $250 per month with 10-month commitment (OR $300/month for monthly commitment), plus 5% GST

Ready to publish this year? Start with a draft manuscript, meet the timelines for editing and production, and get your book finished by December 2023!

Includes:

All of the basic features, PLUS:

  • Full manuscript review/developmental edit and follow-up read-through

  • Copy-edit

  • Layout into professional templated format-

  • Custom cover design
  • Support to upload onto major distribution platforms

  • Book marketing consult

  • Printing of 1 proof copy


For up to 30,000 words (additional costs if your work is longer than this)
Does not include costs for marketing and printing final copies.

Investment: $390 per month, plus 5% GST.
10-month commitment required to complete the process

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