12 Weeks to Your Business Book

For independent professionals & entrepreneurs

 

You know you need a book

You’re ready to bring your business to the next level of professionalism and credibility that only comes with being a published author. The right book can:

  • Establish you as an expert in your field
  • Bring you new business
  • Act as a calling card with institutions
  • Win you speaking engagements
  • Act as a springboard for other products and services

But somehow it hasn’t written itself!

You’ve dreamed about it. Agonized over it. Maybe you’ve written a few chapters, but you still don’t have a book.

You want speed

You want a book NOW. You’re tired of being told you should write a book, or that you “have a book in you.” Tired of the poorly written books out there when you know you could have done it better.

You want quality

It’s simple: If you are looking for quality clients, you need a quality book.

You want a book that establishes you as an authority in your field. A book with a clear voice, a compelling message, and genuine value.

You need the BIZ Book Sherpa

In just 12 weeks, the BIZ Book Sherpa from Barncat Publishing will take you from frustration to a finished, publication-ready book that embodies the true values of your business. The BIZ Book Sherpa is a one-on-one custom program for highly motivated independent professionals and entrepreneurs who have a sense of adventure along with passion, ideas and guts … and the wisdom to know they need a guide to take them to the top.

How is it different?

Other programs do not offer the same extraordinary value for the money. They offer cookie-cutter solutions and very little “face-time” with the organizer. You might be assigned a “writing coach” who cheers you on but cannot offer targeted editorial guidance.

Who is Jami Bernard?

The BIZ Book Sherpa is backed by a seasoned expert with decades of experience writing, editing, coaching and publishing (10 books so far, including books published by Penguin, Warner Books and HarperCollins). The program also taps into Jami’s deep knowledge of story and structure, honed over twenty years as an internationally known film critic and columnist for New York City daily newspapers. She has been on radio and television … even on Oprah!

Among other adventures in publishing, Jami wrote a Lois Lane comic that was published by DC Comics, in which Lois is based on Jami’s early career at The New York Post.

Jami founded Barncat Publishing to help writers and independent professionals who are struggling to write and polish their books. She has a rare combination of experience in writing, publishing, developmental editing, copyediting, and marketing. She has helped even first-time writers get top agents and book deals, including a career coach who landed a six-figure advance from a major publisher after a bidding war — all from Jami’s proposal, sample chapters and pitch letter.

How does the BIZ Book Sherpa work?

Your initial one-hour consultation with Jami will establish your ultimate business message and outline the structure and flow of your book. Each week, you will receive a specific assignment so that you always know exactly what to write or revise. You will meet with Jami weekly by Skype to review your progress, gain tools and insights, and establish the next goal. You will also receive detailed written feedback on your work, ultimately saving you months and even years of rewrites and second-guessing.

How is it structured?

  • PLAN & DEVELOP: We start by digging down to the true essence of your book. Then we organize your ideas, tie them into your passion, and design the best possible flow of material to serve as your roadmap. Together, we customize a plan for completing your book in 12 weeks.
  • FIND YOUR VOICE: We consider both your unique personality and your target audience to help you find your voice and achieve the right balance of tone, style and presentation.
  • REWRITE (OR WRITE): Here is the secret to writing a good book: It’s all about the rewrite! That’s where you shape the raw clay of your admittedly feeble first draft. (Don’t worry, ALL first drafts suck!) Each week, you will receive personal guidance along with specific written feedback and suggestions.
  • FINALIZE & LOOK TO THE FUTURE: Now you can relax a bit and let Barncat do the heavy lifting of copyediting. Depending on the level of program you choose, we can even rewrite, polish and format your manuscript to bring it to the highest professional standards … saving you tens of thousands of dollars in potential ghostwriting and editing fees. We can also help you brainstorm a sophisticated marketing plan for positioning and capitalizing on your book.

What is the result?

If you complete your assignments on schedule, you will have a finished and professionally copyedited manuscript of up to 100 pages (25,000 words) in just 12 weeks. This is a manuscript you can immediately send to a graphic designer to be formatted for specialty publication as an eBook, PDF download, or print version.

What is it worth?

See for yourself in the top right-hand column on this page!

How do I know if it’s for me?

You do NOT have to be a literary genius to express yourself with passion and integrity. However, this 12-week intensive program is not for everyone! It requires a real commitment on both sides as we work together to achieve your goals. Being accepted into this program means agreeing to try your best and test your limits.

What’s included?

The BIZ Book Sherpa is a custom 3-month program designed to deliver a QUALITY book, up to 25,000 words (100 pages), for independent professionals and entrepreneurs.

Because of the intensity of this program, Jami can only work with a handful of writers each year. Apply now to reserve a space.


BIZ Book Sherpa BASIC

Plan, write, finish … and with a full editorial polish!

INCLUDES:

    Strategy assessment
    Custom 3-month program tailored to your strengths
    Weekly one-on-one Skype sessions
    Targeted, written feedback
    Professional editorial guidance
    Tutorial on self-publishing vs agent publishing
    Email access for quick-reply questions

Plus:

    Full copyedit at end of program (grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc.)

BIZ Book Sherpa PREMIUM

This goes way beyond any “editorial packages” available elsewhere.

INCLUDES:

    Strategy assessment
    Custom 3-month program tailored to your strengths
    Weekly one-on-one Skype sessions
    Targeted, written feedback
    Professional editorial guidance
    Tutorial on self-publishing vs agent publishing
    Email access for quick-reply questions

AND:

    Professional Final Polish (in-depth copyedit goes beyond “fixing mistakes” to address issues of style, structure, internal logic, and more, while keeping the writer’s voice intact)

PLUS:

    Up to 3 weekly 10-minute laser sessions
    Manuscript-quality formatting for PDFs* (includes page numbering, styled chapters, and updatable Table of Contents)
    Integrated marketing strategy for earning extra income

BIZ Book Sherpa WHITE-GLOVE

All of the added value of the PREMIUM version, plus an extensive marketing and website package.

INCLUDES:

    Strategy assessment
    Custom 3-month program tailored to your strengths
    Weekly one-on-one Skype sessions
    Targeted, written feedback
    Professional editorial guidance
    Tutorial on self-publishing vs agent publishing
    Email access for quick-reply questions

AND:

    Up to 3 weekly 10-minute laser sessions
    Professional Final Polish (in-depth copyedit goes beyond “fixing mistakes” to address issues of style, structure, internal logic and more, while keeping the writer’s voice intact)
    Manuscript-quality formatting for PDFs* (includes page numbering, styled chapters, and updatable Table of Contents)

PLUS:

    2 full hours of Skype 1-on-1 sessions each week
    Blueprint for a multi-pronged marketing strategy that creates synergy between your book and your business, and increases revenue stream
    Website editorial makeover, including ready-to-implement suggestions for positioning and promoting your book

* Does not substitute for interior design by a graphic artist


Having your own book is magic

It symbolizes and embodies all the core values on which you founded your business and by which you live your life. A book will tell the world who you are and what you do in a way that nothing else can approach.

Every entrepreneur dreams of having a book. Only a few actually produce one. At Barncat, we help you go beyond dreaming to making it real.

Clients tell me again and again that the first time they hold their published book in their hands is a moment as important as bringing a child into the world. It is a lasting legacy of how hard you have worked and how far you have come, and what you, uniquely, can teach the world.

In addition to all of this, a book is the most effective marketing tool any entrepreneur can have to grow their business.

If you are ready to get beyond talking about your book and are serious about finishing it this year, contact me today for a free strategy session to see how you can make this a reality.