Author Consulting Services

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What exactly is Author Consulting?
What does an Author-Entrepreneur Strategist do?

Author Consulting

An Author Consultant provides a variety of services to help individuals write, publish and market books. 

Carma specializes in helping experts, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and emerging thought leaders develop bestseller- and award-worthy books that help them build and grow their businesses.

Author-Entrepreneur Strategist

There are two types of authors: Those that write books and don’t really think about the business they can build around it, and those whose entrepreneurial nature drives them to either use their books to build their business or build a business around the books. An Author-Entrepreneur Strategist helps the latter individuals progress through that journey at a faster, more productive pace.

I use my signature systems and proprietary software to help my clients get to the core of what they are currently doing well, and what they need to work on. Then, together, we ensure their vision for their books and book-based business comes to fruition more effectively and efficiently. In other words, I help take the time (and the fear) out of writing a book and building a business around it.

What I Can Help You With

Book Idea Development

Self-Publishing

Book Planning

Book Marketing

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Author Branding

Backlist Rejuvenation

Author Website Strategy

Authorpreneurship

My Approach to Author Consulting​

I’ve developed a unique, research-based Author Diagnostic System that, through the use of proprietary software, helps me identify where my clients are already doing things well and where they could use a little work. I’ve developed a suite of diagnostic tools that help me analyze book ideas, book-based businesses, author brands, and more. Once the root of a client’s struggle is identified, we can work together to fix it. In this way, my plan of action for each client is tailored to their individual needs.

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Do you want to write a book that markets your business?

Are you a mission-driven expert, entrepreneur, or emerging thought leader who is driven to make an impact with your message? The best tool in your toolbox for getting your message in front of as many ideal clients is an authority-building book.

I can help you identify and develop the best idea for you, your business, and your ideal readers. And then I can help you get that idea out of your head and into readers’ hands, guiding you through the author’s journey, including al the milestones along the way from writing, to publishing, and then marketing your book.

Do you have a published book that isn’t getting the results you want?

There are three ways to fix a backlist book that isn’t getting desired results:

  • Refresh the message and possibly the cover
  • Launch a new edition with new messaging and cover
  • Scrap it and write a new book that is better targeted

With my Author Diagnostic System based on experience and research, we can identify which option would be best for you. Then I can help you develop and implement your plan for attaining the results you want.

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Build a Business with Books

A well-thought-out, well-positioned, well-branded, and well-launched book can build credibility, enhance marketability, and boost visibility. It can also be the hub of a variety of products and services you provide in your business.

Depending on what stage you are in business, your book can spring from your business, or your business can spring from your book. In fact, even well-established business owners can find new inspiration by repurposing the content of their books.

I can help you write, publish, and market a book that helps you not only market but build your business, as well.

I Also Give Hands-On Workshops & Talks

If you are looking for a dynamic speaker for your conference, summit, or podcast, I can provide content that inspires your audience and provides them with actionable information.

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm not sure what I should write about. Can you help me?

Yes, I have a framework that helps experts, entrepreneurs, and emerging thought leaders select the best first (or next) topic for their book, and then develop an outline for that book so that it practically writes itself.

Your next best step is to book a Curious Conversation with Carma.

I have too many ideas for my next (or first) book. Can you help me decide which one I should focus on?

Yes, my book idea framework can help you narrow your selection down to the best one that will help you achieve the goals you are working toward.

Your next best step is to book a Curious Conversation with Carma or dive into a Book Idea Diagnostic Session.

I wrote a book awhile ago and it isn't selling well anymore. I'm not sure what I should do with it. Can you help me?

Yes, I have a framework for rejuvenating old book titles that no longer achieve the results the author is looking for. I can help you identify if your back list book is worth tweaking to improve sales, or is no long worth your time and effort to revive.

Your next best step is to book a Curious Conversation with Carma.

I'm just getting started/haven't written before/a best kept secret. Can you help me?

I love to work with creative, sharp, and knowledgeable experts that have both integrity and ambition. If you are a mission-driven professional determined to make an impact and want to get your expertise out of your head and into readers’ hands, then I can help you.

You don’t need to be a seasoned entrepreneur to use a book to launch your business. You don’t need to be a writer to produce a worthwhile book. And, you don’t need to be an online influencer with a bazillion followers to write a book that becomes a bestseller or wins awards.

You simply need to have knowledge, passion, and the tenacity to see your book project through. I can help you with the rest.

Your next best step is to book a Curious Conversation with Carma.

I'm pivoting. Can you help me leverage a book to establish myself in this new direction?

A book is a great way to launch a new direction! I can help you select the best book idea for building your authority in this new area of expertise. I’ve even done this myself, so I can help steer you away from the pitfalls that I landed in.

Your next best step is to book a Curious Conversation with Carma.

“I am an author. …this whole process and experience with the diagnostic really gave me not just a bird’s eye view, but a really detailed view of where I’m at as far as my strengths, as well as the areas that I need to work on. And how addressing those particular things, where I do need the work, is actually going to help me create the manuscript that I really want to be able to publish.”

Sheila Hawkins

Productivity Coach

“Now I have a better idea of what I want to write about, how it’s going to benefit my readers, if it is something that’s needed in the marketplace to begin with, and how I can make it unique and not just write a whole generic book that’s been written already.”

Yasmin Inal

High Performance Coach

“Before the book diagnostic session, I was confused. I was doubtful. I had no idea of where to go with all my range of ideas. And afterward, I mean, I just found the whole experience clarifying. I’m able to identify where my weaknesses are and where my strengths are. And I also have a clear roadmap on how to strengthen those weaker parts. I feel much more clarity, I feel hope, and I feel raring to go on the next steps.”

Brook Packard

Children's Sleep Expert

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