The Clearest Way for Writers to Go From Stuck to Published
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Which comes from being certain that what you're writing... publishing... selling...
…is something your audience actually wants to read.
Now, imagine having the clarity and confidence, so all you have to do is write the book you've dreamed of.
How easy would writing be?
Here's the reality:
Most writers do not work in a vacuum. And ALL writers were once beginners. Many writers have agents advising them through writing, marketing, and publishing their book. What if you didn't have to waste hundreds of hours trying to figure things out on your own? What if the help you received was tailored and specific to YOUR book and YOUR audience and YOUR goals?
Are you ready to have clear direction from publishing experts?
Because not all advice is good advice. Sometimes if you are serious about reaching your goals you need to bring in a coach that can take you further than you've gone before.
It comes down to…
And this is universal…no matter your niche, your publishing preference, or platform size…
Many writers think that if they write a book proposal and submit it, they’ll get published.
But anyone who’s tried that can probably tell you…
It’s not that simple.
It takes a clear understanding of the writing and production process.
It takes creating the right proposal, outline, and elements to get the attention of the right publishers and agents.
And, it takes knowing exactly what you need to do to build your author platform so that you can sell more books.
Three Biggest Mistakes Writers & Authors Make
Over the past 40+ years, we’ve worked with some of the most successful authors, and those who are just starting out. What we’ve found out is that there are three basic mistakes that most writers make:
Give Up Too Early
“I’ve been stuck for a while. It just feels like it’s not working.”
Writers often give up too early, especially if they do not get immediate results.
Most writers don’t know what to do next, so they get frustrated and give up.
Skip the Proposal
When you started the book process, did you take the time to complete your book proposal?
It doesn’t matter if you plan to publish traditionally or not. The key to a good book is a great book proposal.
Most authors believe that the publisher will handle most of their marketing.
Those days are LONG GONE.
Instead, publishers expect authors to carry most of the water on marketing now.
But what if you could…
—Go through a proven process that will take your book from idea to bookshelf?
—Stop wasting time googling basic, cheap publishing advice?
—Know which marketing strategies are best for authors to implement?
—Build a great book proposal that will streamline your writing process and get the attention of the right publishers and agents?
—Get real-time feedback on your ideas?
—Pursue your publishing dreams with a like-minded community of writers with the same hopes, dreams and goals?
—Leverage the experience and insights of one of the industry's most established and successful literary agencies?
—Put it all together, and you have a recipe for a successful Author Journey…one that eliminates guesswork because you know WHAT to do and HOW to do it.
And When You Do This, You Will Have:
The ability to navigate the writing and book production process with clarity and confidence.
The determination to write a book that can get the attention of your ideal publisher or agent.
Laser-like focus on which marketing is needed and how to build your platform so you can sell more books!
Create an impact by sharing your stories and experiences with the world.
But, more than that, you have a legacy that can change lives -- starting with the lives of you and your family…
Imagine when you'll have more time to focus on what's really important to you while doing more of what you love.
Meet Your Guides
Pictured L-R: Mike Salisbury, Matt Yates, Sealy Yates, Curtis Yates & Karen Yates
Author Coaching University is a subsidiary of Yates & Yates, a full-service literary agency and publishing consultancy. With over 125 years of agenting experience and over 160 million dollars in deals in the last 19 years, we are one of the most successful agencies in the industry.
We offer our clients a holistic approach to publishing, combining agency representation, expert legal advice, marketing guidance, career coaching, creative counseling, and business management consulting. Our 60+ PW Bestsellers and 40+ NYT Bestsellers stand as a testament to our success.
We got our book deal & it came out on September 6, 2022!
"Within the first couple of meetings, I realized I was surrounded by a lot of other people who had that same drive, that same passion, that same heart, and that transformed into the motivation, the accountability, and really the structure that we needed to be able to write this book.”
Truly the best investment I've made in my writing…
"ACU has truly been such a game changer in activating some REAL LIFE action items to dig into possibly being published. It's motivating ideas for me in writing and the HOW to get things going.”
Led to my first traditional publishing contract…
"This program provided the tools and the practical advice I needed to help my author journey go to another level."
A tremendous investment in my writing career…
"I'm in the beginning stages, so ACU was kind of like drinking out of a fire hose. They offered so much information, so much teaching, so much learning, and so much encouragement. I feel like I understand the whole process and what the possibilities are.”
Martha Van Buskirk
A community of people that supported and encouraged me…
"My first book took me five years to write and then sat on the shelf for a couple of years. But I found in this process that I immediately had a second book that I was excited about. And so within one year, I ended up self-publishing two books!"
I consistently felt respected, valued, seen, and heard…
"There's a lot that we have to do besides writing. And I'm so grateful for their time, resources, and wisdom."
"Author Coaching University has pushed me to the next level in my writing career."
"I got more out of this experience than I did as a university student. I feel like I am armed with what I need to be successful."
"You have outlined the real publishing journey."
"There’s so much I learned from you all that I never learned in my MFA program."
"I don’t know how anyone would do anything without taking this class. I don’t know how I would even know how to begin without this class."
PHASE 1: WRITING
In this phase, you'll learn the necessary steps all writers must go through to create a book.
Plus, what's needed to get the attention of the publishers and agents you want to attract.
By the end of this phase, you’ll have gained tremendous insight into what it takes to write a successful book.
- Get clarity on the writing and editorial process
- Define your audience and its “felt needs”
- What unique promise and benefits your book offers your reader
- Sharpen your book idea with testing
- Determine whether to bring in a co-writer, collaborator, or ghostwriter
- Choose the right book format and length
- Select a great title and cover for your book
- And much, much more…
PHASE 2: PUBLISHING
This is where we cover how to get your creative works from the page to market and finally to getting published.
- We’ll help you confidently choose between traditional and self-publishing
- You’ll walk through, step-by-step, how to write a winning book proposal
- Since we are literary agents, we’ll give you the tips and tricks that have worked to get our attention and secure representation
- How to get the best book deal
- Understand the ins and outs of getting paid
- How to make money, even if you plan to self-publish
PHASE 3: MARKETING
We hear this all the time: “I don’t want to market, I just want to write.” But these days, you’re expected to do both!
By the end of this phase, you'll be able to build an author marketing platform to help you reach your audience and sell more books.
- You’ll learn how to build a full-fledged marketing plan for your book that is engaging and reaches across all platforms
- You’ll know exactly what should go in your Author Marketing Plan and LAUNCH your book with confidence
- Grow your email list and maximize engagement
- Learn creative and inexpensive ways to boost book sales and multiply your impact
- Expand your reach by leveraging podcasting, speaking, and publicity
No proposal? No manuscript? No problem.
Author Coaching University isn’t just for writers already in the process. We created our program to help those just starting AND the seasoned writer looking for their next publishing opportunity.
Plus, Some AMAZING BONUSES
Monthly Live Q&A Calls (Value $4,500)
This is your chance to ask us ANYTHING when it comes to the Author Success Framework™. As you’re going through the program, we know you’re going to have some questions about how to apply the framework to your specific situation.
And that's why your tuition includes 9 LIVE Q&A Calls where you get to join us and other ACU members as we go even deeper into the material and answer your questions.
You'll also get the recordings of these calls so that you can go back and listen to anything that you want to hear again...and because we're going to cover so much ground on these calls, you will want to listen again!
FREE! 12-Month Membership: Author Coaching Community (Value $1,200)
We never want you to feel like you’re going at this alone. We know what that’s like, and it’s not a good place for any writer to be.
When you join Author Coaching University, you’ll automatically be added as a full member of our Author Coaching Community for 12 months, where you’ll be constantly tapped into insights and advice from some of the country’s leading literary agents …
And dozens of other writers like you who are using the Author Success Framework™ to get published and share their secrets of what’s working for them.
In the Author Coaching Community, you’ll find a warm, welcoming community of people all over the world who are getting results from the Author Success Framework™ and sharing their successes and struggles along the way.
AS AN AUTHOR COACHING COMMUNITY MEMBER, YOU WILL:
- Tap into a thriving community for new ideas, insights, and inspiration.
- Ask questions and quickly troubleshoot any little (or big) challenges standing in your way.
- Get an extra set of eyes on your Book Proposal or your manuscript from those in the community who are in the trenches right alongside you.
- Have access to the Yates & Yates team of literary experts who are in the group, answering questions and providing encouragement and supplemental resources.
Upgrade to the VIP Membership
Included in your VIP experience are the following:
Here's what students are saying...
"I feel like, for 20 years, I’ve had a monkey on my back. You guys have shown me how to finally get that monkey off my back."
"I've taken three book proposal courses. Ultimately created mine based on the Author Coaching Framework."
"You’re truth-tellers about what’s going on and have supported that with training, knowledge, and encouragement."
Your Author Success Journey begins with our brief application.
Due to the 100% money-back warranty and coaching offered, we only select a limited number of students per cohort.