Start or Reinvigorate Your Author Career with Our High-Focus Summit


Consult with Our Experts for a Full Day Entirely Focused on Your Author Career

When you choose to participate in a full day Author Coaching Summit with our team, you will benefit from a personal, intensive session that addresses everything from your publishing history to sales, PR, risk management, and setting high-level goals for your future.


Serious All-Day Session for Taking Your Career to the Next Level

Whether you have a storied publishing history or you’re just getting started, one thing’s for sure — you’re “all in” when it comes to paving your path as a successful author. You want to build your career based on publishing expertise, making calculated moves that will benefit you now and in the future. You don’t simply want ideas, you’re ready to take personal, tactical advice from the experts and strategically put it into practice.

The Author Coaching Summit is for YOU if you’ve been thinking...

  • “I can only get so far on my own. I need a team of experts to help me create and develop a plan that will launch the next phase of my author career.”
  • “I feel like different parts of my publishing journey have kept me stuck. I’m ready to build my platform, resolve my key issues, and dream big about the future.”
  • “I want to carve out some dedicated time to get laser-focused on what’s next for my career as an author. It’s time to move forward quickly instead of experimenting, procrastinating, and making tiny steps forward every now and then.”

This is a unique opportunity to get time with our team, in person, alongside a team-member of your choosing — a spouse, executive assistant, collaborator, social media coordinator, or friend. We will spend one full, highly productive day breaking down where you’ve been and where you should go next. By the end of our time together, you’ll have the insights, clarity, and solutions to take your author career to the heights you desire.

Our team has worked long and hard — and with many successful authors — to help writers achieve their dream of getting their message out to a wide audience (and to acclaim!). We’ve stewarded over 40 titles to the New York Times bestseller lists, as well as more than 60 to the Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists. With our help, maybe you will one day be added to those numbers!

What We’ll Focus On During the Summit

Publishing Assessment

We’ll evaluate your publishing history, sales, audience, messaging and more through reporting, data, and analysis.

Platform Development

We’ll dialogue and brainstorm with you about various elements of your publishing platform and how you can improve your reach.

Sales, Marketing, and PR

We’ll offer perspective and experience for how to enhance and maximize your publishing, including ideas for improving sales, marketing, and publicity.

Publishing Next Steps

We’ll provide you with concrete, tactical instructions as to what you should do going forward to take your publishing to the next level.

Risk Management

We’ll troubleshoot landmines and hot spots in your publishing, including stagnation, life balance stressors, public relations dilemmas, etc.

Dream Session

We’ll work with you to define your vision and dreams for the future and establish goals to help you get there.

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.

Carve Out Dedicated Time to Create a Strategic Plan with Our Experts


Full Day Summit


Receive an entire day of expert attention to maximize your career!


Take a Giant Leap Toward Your Future

You don’t have to stumble forward one draft, proposal, or launch at a time. While all roads to long-term success take time and persistence, there are plenty of mistakes you DON’T have to make on the way.

During the Author Coaching Summit, you have the opportunity to leave the distractions of your day-to-day life and focus on what you actually need to accomplish to reach the next step in your career. You’ll receive expert guidance from our team during a full day of analysis, brainstorming, dreaming, and planning.

We know that it’s tough to work the “big picture” stuff into your regular schedule — that’s the reason why some authors give up on their goals. Our daily routines are demanding. In order to make a giant leap toward your future, you must sometimes break away and intensely focus on what’s most important.

You can always do what you’ve done before, but the choice to become more influential or successful as an author — whether a year from now or ten years from now — is one that you can make TODAY.