Author/book coach Dr. Joyce Starr & literary agent/attorney Karen Gantz discuss the range of advances for new non-fiction authors by mainstream publishing houses. For fee-based book coaching assistance, please visit our contact page. … [Read more...] about Nonfiction Authors – How Large of an Advance Can You Expect? Author/Book Coach Dr. Joyce Starr & Literary Agent Karen Gantz
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Mike Turpen is the most positive (former) attorney general you are likely to encounter. Turpen Time: The Wit and Wisdom of Mike Turpen It was an honor to serve as Mike's "book doctor" in preparing drafts for submission to publishers and working with Tate Publishing on final revisions. My … [Read more...] about A Client’s Memoir: Mike Turpen’s Inspiring “Turpen Time”
The Life and Times of Margery Kempe Congratulation's to Elizabeth MacDonald. It's not often that Fox News features an aspiring saint! But that's exactly what happened when Neil Cavuto interviewed Elizabeth about her new book, Skirting Heresy: The Life and Times of Margery Kempe. “Elizabeth … [Read more...] about Client’s Saintly Book on Margery Kempe featured on Fox News: “Skirting Heresy” by Elizabeth MacDonald
The Hot Guide to a Cool Sexy Menopause: Nurse Barb's Practical Advice & Real-Life Solutions for a Smooth Transition I doubt there is another writer who can match Barb Dehn's magical wand on this challenging topic. I was proud to be part of her journey. "Joyce, This book is only possible … [Read more...] about Book Coaching Client Barb Dehn Gives Menopause a Sexy Facelift: Hot, Cool Guide
Helping our client convert hundreds of pages of text, countless speeches and riveting videos into an inspirational memoir was just the first step. The challenge: to revise his epic into a magnetic, highly salable work. "Dr Joyce Starr (aka, 'The Book Doctor'), added her unique and special touch … [Read more...] about Transforming Life Experiences into a Saleable Memoir. The Power of Memories.
I was riveted by the musings of the kindhearted, spirited and outspoken Ethel Frances - a six year old dog - half-Labrador-Retriever and half-Pointer. This dog lady is a not only a writer; she's a pro. (Read more here or on Barnes & Noble.) It is the first book by Ethel Frances, but … [Read more...] about Dog Talking: The Author is a Labrador Retriever with Life Lessons to Share
From bullied prep school student to flame-throwing hero. Arthur Samuels submitted a 500-page novel - a fictional memoir featuring Jewish assimilation in the 1940s, prep school bullying, a love story, and flame throwing Marines in World War II. I doubt that any writer has approached that era in … [Read more...] about Old Flames: A Novel by Arthur Samuels
Cathy Greenblat's uplifting Alzheimer's photos were being exhibited throughout the US and Europe to great acclaim. She hoped to publish a companion book with a leading publisher. Photography books, however, are a hard sell, as they're generally more expensive to produce and difficult to market. … [Read more...] about Selling a Photo Book to Publishers – Words Matter.
Invaluable strategies for coping with child loss and tools for moving forward with life. The COPE Foundation is a grief and healing organization dedicated to helping parents and families living with the loss of a child. This work represents the collected wisdom of key healers and therapists … [Read more...] about Coping with the Loss of a Child by the Cope Foundation