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We grow writers into authors.

The Author’s Greenhouse Coaches Writers to Become Published Authors.

The basics of storytelling are as natural as growing plants. Just like Master Gardeners, our literary consultancy uses practiced approaches and proven methodologies to collect, organize, and polish ideas to create books that are valuable to their genres and sources of pride for our clients.

Our best clients are those with a deep desire to write a book – for any number of personal and professional reasons. They are serious and want to invest time, energy, and money into their project. We nurture and develop you as writers, meeting you wherever you are to grow a viable manuscript. We do this through consulting packages, project management plans, and writing services.

We guide you through the transition of becoming a published author and advise you in creating your publishing business.

Cultivator Consulting Packages

These packages are available based on what phase you are in on the book-writing process. Each of these packages cost $1,500 and include five, 90-minute sessions. They may be purchased to provide specific assistance in certain areas of your manuscript, or bought as a total package for:

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SPROUT

Getting Started
Writing and Publishing Goals, Project Planning (Timeline, Stages), Competitive Research, Budget Review, Content Composition (Audience, Format)

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SEEDLING

Beginning to Write the Book
Content Collection & Use Assessment, Manuscript Review, Content Composition (Outline, Structure, Research)

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GROWING VEGETATION

Book Content
Content Composition (Working Draft of Main Content, Front Matter, Back Matter, Cover Text, Synopsis)

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BUDDING

Enhancing Content
Improving your content with Case Studies, Testimonials & Quotes, Permissions & Citations, References

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PRUNING

Editing and Polishing Your Manuscript
Editing Options and Needs, Style Guides & Style Sheets, Beta Readers, Liabilities and E&O Insurance

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FLOWERING

The World of Book Design
Book Cover, Interior Book Design, Photos and Other Graphics, Dust Jackets and Flap Design, Design Conventions

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RIPENING

Final Manuscript Preparation
Book Proposals and Submission Process, Print Preparation, Print and Digital Production, Language & Syndication

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HARVEST

Publish
Publishing Process, Choosing Print Partnerships, Registering Your Book, Distribution, Launch Marketing

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GOING TO MARKET

Selling Your Book
Becoming an Author
Building an Author Business

Complete Book Development Packages

Manuscript Development Assistance – Our specialty is developing your seed of an idea through the process of writing the manuscript then producing the book you’ve always dreamed about. This process can be directing and guiding you as the writer or we can develop content along with you or for you based on interviews.

The Gardener Package

Project Management Plans provide weekly sessions for six months to oversee client book-writing efforts. Offered at $10,000, each plan is personalized and includes:

Personalized Plan Includes:
  • Project Management – All consulting topics relevant to book composition and production
  • Oversight of Book-Writing Efforts – Review and discussion of manuscript direction and development
  • Writing Exercises and Prompts – Inspiration to get you writing
  • Discussion on Publishing Partners and Production – Information to choose the best match for you and your manuscript.

 

The Farmer Package

As ghostwriters, co-writers, and developmental editors), these contracted professionals assist in preparing a working manuscript. Writer resources are priced based on the percentage of involvement of the writer (based on the client’s schedule, interest, budget, and ability) and the size of the book.

Writing Services We Offer:
  • Ghostwriter – Creates 100% of content ($1 per word)
  • Co-Writer – Creates 70-80% of content ($1 per 1.5 words)
  • Developmental Editor – Creates less than 40% of content ($1 per 2 words)

Going to Market Packages

As ghostwriters, co-writers, and developmental editors), these contracted professionals assist in preparing a working manuscript. Writer resources are priced based on the percentage of involvement of the writer (based on the client’s schedule, interest, budget, and ability) and the size of the book.

 

Going to Market I:
  • Responsibilities of an “Author” (insurance, Public Figure, copyright, sharing, persona)
  • Planning and strategy (Revenue Wheel)
  • Business entity setup (sales, expenses, taxes)
  • Basic Budgeting
  • Basic Marketing and social media (marketing options)
Going to Market II:
  • Advanced budgeting, timelines, and resource expectations
  • Distribution, inventory/warehousing (syndication, translation, licensing)
  • Leveraging Content (content formats)
  • Advanced Marketing (co-marketing, cross-genre marketing)
  • Audience response and business pivots

Bonnie encouraged me to overcome the inertia of five years of work on Prego’s narrative with her professional book writing experience in organizing and structuring the book in a much more readable form.

Dr. Bill Hilderbolt, CEO, Nature’s Select

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