build your author platform in 2019
group coaching for book marketing with Sue campbell
As you may have heard (and lamented), these days it’s up to authors to market their own books.
Traditional publishers simply don’t offer decent marketing support to anyone but A-list authors.
And if you’re going the indie-publishing route, everything is on your shoulders.
But too many authors just don’t know where to start.
Many get bogged down in tactics.
They try Twitter, they try a new cover, they try Facebook ads, but nothing seems to actually sell books.
They want to do right by their books and give them the best chance in the world.
But they don’t want to be “salesy” or take away from their creative time.
If this sounds like you, I’d love to help.
I’ll be working with a small group of writers like you by coaching them through a proven strategy for building an author platform.
I’ll give you the tools and mindset to sell more books without being pushy or salesy and without consuming all your creative time on marketing tactics that don’t work.
So you can get back to writing your next book and start smiling at your (finally!) increasing sales figures.
Why group coaching?
One-to-one book marketing coaching is often cost prohibitive for any writer who doesn’t already have a big fat book deal. But it’s hard to get a big fat book deal (or get people to buy your self-published book) without a decent platform.
Group coaching makes getting your marketing act together affordable.
Plus, it gives you built-in accountability and lets you join a small cohort of writers who are facing the same challenges.
this group coaching experience includes:
7 Group coaching sessions
Each session will tackle a marketing strategy lesson and give you homework so you can start building your author platform immediately. There will also be ample time for Q&A time so you can get your specific questions answered. All sessions are held via video conference and recorded for your later reference.
1 one-on-one session
Working in a group is very invigorating, but you also have your unique career to think of. You’ll get a virtual one-on-one session with me, Sue Campbell, to talk specifically about you and your career so you can customize your platform building plan.
slack channel + resources
Post your homework and join the group’s Slack channel for more ways with your fellow writers so you can help each other along. I’ll check in on Slack twice a week (at least) as well. You’ll also get some special bonus resources to help your writing and your marketing.
dates: july 13 - august 24
7 Group Coaching Sessions (via zoom)
Every Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
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NOTE: This cohort will be capped at 10 writers to ensure an intimate and focused experience.
1 one-on-one coaching session (via zoom)
To be scheduled at your convenience
About your coach
I’m Sue Campbell, a certified book launch coach through Tim Grahl’s BookLaunch.com. My approach evidence-based approach to book marketing gets authors truly excited and happy about the process of selling books and becomes a part of your creative process.
I’ve worked with both fiction and nonfiction writers including Kevin Sands, author of The Blackthorn Key Adventure Series, and KJ Dell’Antonia, author of How to be a Happier Parent.
I’m also a novelist, freelance writer, and content marketer with ten years of experience in the writing trenches. My work has been published with many outlets, including Prevention, Good Housekeeping and Mamalode and used by many companies such as American Express, SAIF Corporation and The eLearning Company.
What to Expect
Once you sign up, you’ll receive a welcome email from me that invites you to tell me about your career and your marketing efforts so far — all writers are welcome — whether you’re a newbie or someone who’s already published multiple books. You’ll also get a link to book your one-to-one session with me and calendar invitations to all of our weekly calls.
On or before April 19, you’ll get access to a community Slack channel where you can introduce yourself to the cohort.
We’ll have our first group call via Zoom on July 13 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific daylight time (click here to convert to your time zone). Then we’ll meet weekly through August 24. (Meeting dates: July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3, August 10, August 17, August 24.)
At each meeting, you’ll get some homework that will help you build your platform and marketing strategy. Post your homework on the Slack channel. I’ll check-in at least twice a week to review homework and answer questions that have come up.
Provide helpful feedback to your cohort (and get some in return!) via the Slack channel. One of the wonders of group coaching is tapping into hive mind!
You’ll also get special bonus digital material that will help you on your writing and marketing journey such as ebooks, worksheets, reading lists, listening lists and more.
Have a question about this coaching program?
Send me an email and I’ll get you an answer right away.
One-time payment: $750
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Installment plan: 3 payments of $250
Please note: Investing real dollars in growing your career strengthens your commitment and gets you better results. therefore, no refunds will be issued. for full terms and conditions, click here.
(If you’d like to join but need a different payment arrangement, please contact me and perhaps we can work something out. I’d hate for you to miss out if stretching out the payments would make it possible for you to join us.)
Testimonials for sue
“Sue is a creative force, and she brings with her a wealth of knowledge along with ideas that are tailored just for your specific book and launch, and she’s quick to take an author's glimmer of an idea and run with it. She's also reassuring, responsive and just plain fun to work with. Recommend!”
—KJ Dell’Antonia, author of How to Be a Happier Parent
“I am a recent student of Sue’s group coaching program and another voice of praise for her genuine and relentless help to her students. From the beginning it was clear to me that I was the weakest link in the technological chain. However, now I have a clear overview of how publishing has changed and the importance of having a contemporary platform. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, I remain enthusiastic because of how Sue presented the material. I’m working at my own place, even after I finished the class, as I bring myself up to speed.”
—Karen Campbell, author of the forthcoming memoir Falling
“If you have the drive to write and the desire to get that writing into the world but, for one reason or another, can’t seem to take that first step in the marketing process, you need Sue. She’s creative, supportive, encouraging, and realistic. Rather than expecting you to do everything at once, she helped me set attainable goals but still pushed me in ways I wouldn’t have pushed myself.
“With her help, I finally setup my author website, started a newsletter, and was able to quickly built a solid mailing list to help me set things in motion for future marketing campaigns. Best of all, she remains genuinely enthusiastic about my writing projects and author platform and that motivates me to keep pushing.
“Bottom line: If you’re an author and you think marketing really isn’t your thing, Sue will help you see why it should be and, in no time, you’ll be marketing your work like a pro.”
—John Bray, author of Maggie and the Sprinkle Tree
“Sue Campbell walked into my life and helped me to tidy up the graveyard of mailing lists, blogs, and defunct newsletters littering my marketing plan. I knew I was supposed to do all of that stuff, but how was I supposed to do it and still have time to write? The answer is: I hired Sue. She tells me where to focus and how to focus. I listen. And I’m actually getting things done! She’ll stop you from making mistakes you didn’t even know you were making, and your to-do list will be short, sweet, and best of all, doable!”
—Maya Rushing Walker, author of The Portrait
“Sue Campbell helped me set up my email list and content plan so I can start truly connecting with fans. Always professional, she made the process simple -- and painless! Thanks to Sue, I now have a way to reach people who want to read my backlist and will be eager to buy my next book.”
—Kevin Sands, author of The Blackthorn Key adventure series
I hope you can join us!
The session begins july 13, 2019.
Registration closes July 12, 2019 or when 10 participants are signed up, whichever comes first.
Total cost is $750 as a one time payment or 3 installments of $250.
(For comparison, private coaching with the same amount of contact hours would be $2000.)
Email me with any questions or use the payment options above.