(Check the box that describes what brought you
You're acoach, entrepreneur orbusiness person who
wants toestablish yourself as a leading
expert in your field by publishing a book and/or articles
and getting publicity. You want your book to be your ticket to business coming to you, and the ability to
command higher fees becauseyou are clearly the leading
You're aspeaker who wantsto publish a book to boost your credibility, command higher
fees and develop anextra stream of easy income through
You're awriter--oran aspiring writer--who wants tochange the world through a message only
you can tell. You're interested in knowingthe quickest way to
getting your book written and published, and in finding out
how to market it andturn it into a best
You're a writer who isalready published--but you're not making
enough money at it. You want to know how to earn more money--even become wealthy--through your
If you checked one or more boxes above, then
you've come to the right place. I offer resources to help you in all of these areas. The exciting thing is, you
don't have to wait one minute more to begin your dream.
Are you prepared to take one tiny step toward
starting your book today, if only someone who "knows the ropes" could show you exactly how? If yes, then
pleaseread every word of this article.
This is, in
essence, your first coaching session in becoming a successful
If you do this and take two simple action steps,
I promise thatyou can begin your journey toward becoming a
successful author, startingtoday.
"A Born Book
“Diane is aborn book
coach --although it’s taken her
nearly30 years to realize it! It’s an
ideal application of her experience and her natural strengths. I worked hard on my book, but
she was involved every step of the way--guiding the project along, being responsive, and
helping me solve problems as they arose.Now, two years from the day I
enlisted Diane, our book project is finished and on the bookstore
My name isDiane Eble. I've been in
publishing for some 32 years as an author (11 books and hundreds of articles, some ghost-written), an editor
(magazines and books, fiction and nonfiction), and copywriter.
In fact, it was in reviewing my life (as one tends to do in midlife)
that I realized I have a unique breadth of experience and set of skills very few people possess. This led to my
present sense of "calling" --a burning desire to use all that I know about publishing to help people like
youget that book idea out of your head and into the
world, where it can bless others and earn you the recognition,
prestige, and income that comes from being a published and successful author.
I'vesold 11 out of 11
books proposed to publishing houses--that is, I've never had
a book rejected when I've used my proprietary book proposal outline. I've also publishedmore than 500 articles,
online and offline (some of them ghost written), and have hadonly
two articles rejected in my entire career. Copywriting,
publicity,Virtual Book Toursand
Internet marketing round out my toolkit of skills that will equip you to not only get published, butknow how to successfully promote, publicize and
sell your book.
In the 12 years I worked for a publisher as writer/editor for a
promotional piece on fiction, I interviewed dozens of best-selling authors on their writing experiences. I
gleaned tips only the pros know about how tostay
productive as a writer andcreate success as an author (two different
things). In fact, those relationships led to my book,Behind the
Stories: Christian Novelists Reveal the Heart in the Art of Their Writing.
I say all this only to let you know that I have the experience to
back up my passion toconnect you with the knowledge, people and
resourcesto get your book written, published, and
"Most consultants are a one-note samba. Diane is the full
So how canyou begin? Isn't writing and
publishing a book a rather complicated, daunting process?
Yes, it is. If it weren't, you'd probably have your book written and
published by now, right?
In fact, why not take a moment right now to jot down what has held
you back so far? (Don't worry--no one will see what you write.) In a moment, you will see why I ask you to do
this, and how doing this will actually be the first step toward writing your book.
down in the box below whatever has kept you from starting the
book that's burning inside you.
What’s held you
back from starting your book?
Type your answer into the box below
(no one will see this but you).
Congratulations! You have just taken your first step toward writing your book.
Here's why. When beginning any endeavor, knowing your starting point
is always the first step. You have now identified what has held you back so far. In a moment, I'll show you how
to turn that into an action step that will essentially launch you on your way toward getting your book
Now, let's look at why I'mso
excited about the state of publishing today that I can
practicallyguarantee you can get your book written and published, easier and faster than you thought
possible--if you are
willing to do your part, of course.
The Bad and Good News about Publishing Today
This is a very interesting time
to write and publish.
In some ways, it's even more complicated and daunting now than ever
to publish a book--at least in terms of traditional publishing. Many books are being published, but unless you
have a strong "platform"--unless you're already a huge success in your field--it's harder than ever to attract a
good agent, let alone a publisher.
At the same time, technology has made it possible and affordable for
almost anyone to get published, and also to make money at it.
We live in an amazing time, and I'm convinced thatno time is better than now to move your book idea from dream to reality.
But don't letanyone fool you:Writing a book, and successfully publishing and selling it, is a huge
undertaking. Depending on your goals, it can either
supplement your current income as a (rather large) side project, or it can become a whole new career
I would like to be your guide on your publishing journey. The person
who, having gone on before you, can show you the potholes to avoid, the side streets that look so enticing but
turn out to be dead ends, the landmines to navigate around lest all your hard work be blown to bits. (Sadly,
publishing is full of war stories.)
"Thanks, Diane, for following up on information to
help me get this book done efficiently.I am amazed at your ability to gather
information on so many different fronts, such as
contract issues, tools of the trade and the costs of doing business. You're one of those rare
talents who has both sides of the brain fully developed!"
--Marian Liautaud, collaborator/ghostwriter forSaving Levi (Focus on the Family, 2007)
Let me pass on what I've learned all these years as an author,
editor, and marketer, to help YOU share your message with the world andtake your life, career, and/or business to the next level.
I want tosave you years of trial, error, frustration and wasted
money, and pave the way togarnering the income and recognition you've
always longed for as an published author.
You've dreamed long enough about publishing a
book. It's time totake action!
Henry David Thoreau wrote:
"Most men lead lives
of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in
You have a "song" inside you, a book crying out
to be born into the world ...
a unique story to tell
valuable advice to pass on to help
principles that are near and dear to your heart that
will make a difference in people's lives
knowledge gained in the "school of hard
Now it's time to start the birth
How to Get Your Book Started Today
I promised at the beginning of this
article to equip you to begin writing your book today. I'm about to make good on my promise.
There are just two simple action steps I want you to
take right now.
Action Step #1.Subscribeto the Publishing Coach Weekly newsletter.
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No doubt you have lots of questions about publishing. When you
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downloadable audio recording of an interview I did
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that interview Ianswered many of the questions people have been
asking, plus many more, about the complex world of book
Questions such as:
If 82 percent of Americans say they want to write a book, what holds them
Are there good and bad reasons for wanting to publish a book?
How difficult is it to get published?
How can a person know the best way to be published?
What are the biggest mistakes people who want to write a book
What are some of the publishing pitfalls to avoid?
What does book coaching look like?
What do editors look for in a publishable manuscript?
Why is a book proposal so important and what should go into it?
What if I don't want to write the book myself? What are my
Can a person really get rich from publishing a book?
How can someone get started writing a book?
Finally, when you subscribe you will receive invitations to
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These calls are invaluable, amounting tofree coaching sessions. Often I'll answer questions, offer a tip on writing, publishing, marketing or
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questions and schedule me into your week, whether it's the live call or the replay.
Finally, you'll also gain access, usually through teleseminars, to
publishing professionals you won't otherwise be able to reach:
will tell youwhat they look for in a book
other authors who have "cracked the code" ofbook
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otherexperts who can help you do the
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Reports, article marketing, etc.
publcity experts who can tell you thesecrets of getting
best-selling authors who will share their writing tips
All these things willconnect you with the knowledge, people and resources for you to "be well heard and well paid for
what you know and love to do."
I want my words to profit you, so that your words will in turn profit
you, your business, your clients/customers/readers and yes, the world! That is my goal and vision, and I hope you
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Action Step #2. Get your questions
Remember how I told you that writing down what's held
you back can be turned into an action step to launch you into writing your book? Here's
how:Turn that issue into a question, and send it to me right
now. You will get to hear (or
read)my answers, free of charge!
For instance, if your issue was, "I haven't been able to find the time
to write," then turn that into the question, "How can I find time in my busy schedule to
If you wrote that you have a manuscript actually written, but don't know
how to go about getting it published, send me a question about how to get an already-written manuscript
These teleseminars amount to free group coaching
calls. You will not only get to hear the answers to your
own questions, but questions others aasked that may not occur to you now.
These two steps--subscribing to the newsletter and blog,
andasking your questions and getting free coaching on
writing, publishing, and promoting a book from the
teleseminars--will begin your education in what it takes to become a successful author. It will give you a way
to "dip your foot into the water" and get a sense of what I'm all about, and what it might take to publish and
sell your book.
Let Your Words Begin to Profit You and the WorldNow
There is power in words. Think, for instance, about the
title of Robert Ringer's book: Action--Nothing Happens Until Something
Moves. Isn't that a meditation in itself? The title is a quote from Albert Einstein, who
you might say knew a little bit about how the universe works. These few words have done much to galvanize me to
action when I find myself dragging my feet.
Your wordsalso carry power. When you write your book, your words will profit your own
soul, through the satisfaction of finally "singing your song."
Your words will profit your industry,
clients or customers, as you make your special knowledge accessible to others who are hungry to benefit by
Indeed, your words will profit the
world--bringing your unique vision to thousands, perhaps even millions of people.
All it takes is that first
step.Check out the back issues of the
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But then, be sure to sign up! In seconds, you will have taken your first step toward getting your book out of
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I will lead you the rest of the way,
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"Diane knows publishing ... wonderful
to work with."
"Diane worked with me on several of my books, which turned out to be best sellers and have won numerous awards. I always find her input invaluable.
She not only helps me shape my manuscripts, she's great at putting together book proposals that sell publishers on an idea. She
also helped me come up with a whole new fiction series I'm excited about; without her input
I'm not sure I would have even thought of that direction. Diane knows publishing, she knows a lot of people, and she's
wonderful to work with--so encouraging. Yet she's also honest and realistic, and won't
steer you in a direction that doesn't fit who you are."
--Lori Copeland, author of 93 books, the latest of which is
the fourth book of best-selling Men of the Saddle series, The Plainsman.