Schedule an Author Audit to Get Personal Advice from Publishing Experts


No More Googling for Answers to Your Publishing Questions

Get real, personal advice from experienced publishing experts during a one-on-one consultation. We’ll send you a questionnaire to fill out beforehand to ensure our time is highly productive and informative. By the end, you’ll know exactly what to do next to build your career as an author!


Lots of People Say They Want to Be Successful Authors. You Actually Mean It.

You have the ideas, determination, and writing prowess to become the kind of author you want to be… but why does the publishing world have to be so complex? There’s plenty of conflicting and incomplete advice out there about submissions, agents, contracts, self-publishing, what to write, and what not to write. Who should you trust? How do you make sure you’re not wasting time on the wrong ideas?

Better yet, “marketing” is a mysterious (sometimes dreadful) entity that haunts author circles. How do you build a platform and grow it? Do you need help from a PR firm? How do you get the kind of attention that sells books for years, not just on launch day? How do you hit the bestseller lists?

Searching the Internet for answers will only get you so far. The truth is that every person’s publishing journey is different. You’re tired of guessing, worrying, and wondering. Isn’t there anyone out there who can help you?

If You’re Ready to Actually Build Your Author Career (Not Just Dream About It), the Author Audit Is the Perfect Next Step for You!

With an Author Audit, You’ll Finally Have the Answers and Insights You Need to Navigate the Publishing Journey

The journey from a book idea to a written, represented, edited, published, distributed, bestselling book is intricate… and it can be very intimidating. Alongside that is your actual career as an author: Your platform, publicity, and reach, not to mention what you write or when you write it. There’s a lot to figure out, and you shouldn’t have to do it alone.

The Author Audit is designed to help you navigate your unique publishing journey. You can get all your publishing questions answered and get actionable insights on everything from your book ideas to your platform, sales, and speaking. Whether you already have several books out or you’re still trying to decide what to write, our Author Coaching team can help.

Here’s what our publishing experts will do for you during your personal consultation:

Assess Where You Are (and Where to Go Next)

We’ll offer you an objective assessment of your publishing platform, message, and book history.

Evaluate Where You’ve Been

We’ll review, evaluate, and offer constructive feedback on your publishing thus far, addressing things like audience, message, brand, platform development.

Help You Overcome Your Current Challenges

We’ll listen and make suggestions to help you overcome current obstacles and dilemmas, writer's block, publisher conflicts, audience overhaul, underperforming books.

Offer Clarity and Tactical Solutions

We’ll give you clarity and direction by asking questions and providing tactical solutions to move you forward (instead of staying blocked or stuck).

Help You Decide What to Focus on for the Most Impact

We’ll provide you with wisdom and counsel so that you know what to focus on and tackle next for the most impact.

Answer Your Specific Publishing Questions

We’ll answer your questions about publishing and suggest ideas to help you reach your audience, make side income, grow your platform, and expand your influence.

At Yates & Yates Author Coaching, We Believe You Have a Powerful Message… and We Want to Help You Share It!

Formed by professionals from Yates & Yates, one of the nation’s leading literary agencies, we will coach you on how to build a publishing career and maximize your influence. With more than 125 years in publishing, our expertise has been honed over decades of coaching authors on everything from growing a platform to developing content to creating marketing plans and executing bestselling book launches.

You shouldn’t have to “know everything” to become a successful author. That’s our job. We believe that God has uniquely equipped us to help others use their gifts. You bring your talents and message, and we will guide you through the publishing and business aspects of achieving your dream.

A Few of the Renowned Authors We’ve Worked With

John Maxwell
Jennie Allen
Dr. Ben Carson
Jon Acuff

"Working with Yates & Yates has been such a huge blessing to me. I can’t even imagine having to navigate this process without them on my side and in my corner. I felt so supported throughout the process. Working with Yates & Yates is 100% worth it."

Katie Davis

New York Times Bestselling author and founder of Amazima

Schedule Your Author Audit Today


Personal, 2-Hour Consultation with the Publishing Experts at Yates & Yates


Prior to your call with our team, we’ll send you an assessment to fill out about your career, including information about your platform, your reach, previous books published, sales history, and other relevant information so that our time will be as productive and helpful as possible.

What Would It Be Like to Finally Realize Your Dream of Being a Successful Author?

If you feel like your career as an author has been sidelined by a lack of publishing knowledge, shifting trends in the industry, uncertainty over what to write about, or confusion related to marketing, ask yourself this:

  • What would it be like if you knew exactly what to write next so that you could sell lots of books and have a chance to hit a bestseller list?
  • How would it feel to realize your dream of getting your message out and sharing your story so that it’s accessible to millions of people?
  • What would it mean if the idea of marketing your book no longer felt confusing or dreadful but interesting and exciting?
  • How would you respond if you were able to get personal, actionable advice from experts who want to guide you and cheer you on in your publishing journey?

When you choose to sign up for an Author Audit, you’re taking the best next step in building your author career. You’re saying YES to discovering what it really takes to become successful in publishing.

If you’re willing to engage in this process, our team of publishing experts will be able to equip you with insights and tactical solutions. We’ll make sure that your path is clear and well understood. No more guesswork!

You Can Always Do What You’ve Done Before

You’re always free to do what you’ve done before. You can continue searching the Internet, asking around, and bootstrapping your way to the answers you’re seeking. But chances are, they won’t be specific to you, and you may waste a lot of time — or even commit some costly, unnecessary mistakes along the way.

With the Author Audit, you can get answers quickly from professionals who have high-level experience in publishing. We’ve worked with a number of successful authors, stewarding over 40 titles to the New York Times bestseller lists, as well as more than 60 to the Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists. We have the expertise and understanding that can help you cut through the confusion and actually make critical strides toward realizing your dream.

You are free to dismiss this unique opportunity. But ask yourself this: Is it worth the time and energy you’ll spend trying to figure things out on your own? How much simpler and faster might it be to get personalized help from our experienced team? We would love to connect with you!

“I am an author and a pastor and I’m involved in a number of ministries, but I have no deeper relationship outside my family than I do with Yates & Yates. I could not recommend them more strongly.”"

Chuck Swindoll

Gold Medallion Book Award Winner, Chancellor, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Sr. Pastor at Stonebriar Community Church

We Look Forward to Connecting with You!