THE BESTSELLER MENTORSHIP
TURN YOUR IDEAS & EXPERTISE INTO A BESTSELLING BOOK
The 3 month Personal Mentorship with Literary Agent Jacq Burns & Bestselling Author John Williams
You dream of writing a successful business, psychology, advice or other non fiction book and experiencing everything you know that can bring you - respect, admiration, the opportunity to see your ideas impact people's lives and the status that affords you.
BUT... you know the risk that if you do it all alone, without guidance and input from experts on the inside of the book business, you stand the very real chance of investing months of your time only to produce a book that never gets read by the people you want it to reach - and which fails to bring you the rewards you wanted.
This is a great shame when sometimes all you needed was one change in your title or structure to make your book a massive hit. That's why we created The Bestseller Mentorship.
WRITING A BESTSELLER WILL CHANGE LIVES...
John live on Australian TV
THE BESTSELLER MENTORSHIP WILL GIVE YOU...
Your bestseller idea
With our input one-to-one and in the small group, you'll finally nail your killer idea - that's the core message within everything you are writing about that makes the whole book work - and gets the media wanting to talk about you!
Your bestseller marketing plan
Even if you have a book deal with a major publisher you still need to market your book. Start early using the strategies we'll show you and you can have a massive impact on your own book's success.
A good proposal is your key to a book deal with a major publisher. We give you our template for a great proposal, talk you through how to complete it, and then provide one-to-one review & input from a literary agent.
Your deal-winning book proposal
Your 6-figure book strategy
A bestselling book can launch a 6-figure business off the back of it from scratch or if you're already working for yourself, it can multiply your results. We'll teach you the strategies that make this possible for you.
In-person meeting with an agent
We'll coach you through the best way to present your book idea and on the final day of the mentorship we'll be there with you as you pitch your book to a top literary agent.
The accountability to get it done
Beat procrastination and your inner gremlins with expert advice, support and accountability and the momentum of your fellow writers. Get your proposal nailed and 2-3 example chapters written in 3 months.
"The Bestseller Mentorship has enabled me to think of writing the book in a different way that is going to make it more likely to connect with the reader and more likely to be more interesting, more usable and a better book – which I would not have been able to do on my own." - Ken
INTRODUCING YOUR MENTORS
Jacq was commissioning editor at Random House & Editorial Director at Harper Collins where she edited classics such as Men are from Mars; Women are from Venus, Who Moved My Cheese, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Toddler Taming - several of which have sold millions of copies.
She is a bestseller author of several books and has also ghostwritten a number of well-known titles. Jacq is co-founder of the The London Writers Club.
John is author of the bestselling books Screw Work Let's Play and Screw Work Break Free, now translated into ten languages. He is also founder of The Ideas Lab and has helped thousands of people to turn their ideas and knowledge into successful books, businesses, and brands.
His books and advice have been featured in The Sunday Times, The Times, The FT, The Daily Mail, Marketing Week, Elle Magazine and many other publications.
"It’s been really fantastic having the blend of John & Jacq: John shakes things up with his marketing knowledge and insight & angle on things and then Jacq comes to our books with all her knowledge of editing, of the book and publishing industry." - Deborah
HOW IT WORKS
STARTING EARLY DECEMBER 2018 IN CENTRAL LONDON
A 3 month personal mentorship combining 1-to-1 expert advice, small group mastermind days live in London, and the momentum of a motivated group of writers.
DAY 1: CONCEPT [DECEMBER 2018]
Our first day long meeting is all about finding that killer idea that is hidden inside of you and turn it into an irresistible idea for a book, with a snappy title and the potential for being a PR hit! After the day, once you've had time to think over your concept, you'll get to have a 1-to-1 private consultation with bestselling author John Williams (see below).
DAY 2: PROPOSAL [JANUARY 2019]
In our second day long meeting, we walk you through creating your own deal-winning proposal, ready to send to major publishers, and in the process gain even more clarity on the marketing messaging around your book and how to structure your pitch to an agent or commissing editor. After you've gone and worked on it you'll have a chance to book your 1-to-1 proposal review with Jacq.
DAY 3: PITCH [FEBRUARY 2019]
Our final day-long meeting is something really special. This is when we bring a top literary agent from the publishing world, and you get a chance to present your book idea directly to them. Don't worry, we'll be with for the whole process, starting with practising your pitch in the morning and helping you to deliver your idea successfully and confidently.
"Now we all have something we know we can go out, we can sell, we can talk about, we can promote" - Deborah
"I know I wouldn’t have, gotten as much down as I have now, and written the beginning of my book and outlined the whole thing and actually pitched to a publisher and an agent" - Cait
1-TO-1 EXPERT CONSULTATIONS ON YOUR BOOK, PROPOSAL AND PITCH
After the Proposal in month 2 of the bestseller mentorship, what could be better than having a one-to-one consultation with a London literary agent to get advice on how to make it really fly? There's simply no substitute for getting personal advice from an insider!
ONE-TO-ONE PROPOSAL REVIEW WITH LITERARY AGENT JACQ BURNS
After the Concept day you will jump on a call with John and go over your central book theme, title & subtitle, and your bestseller marketing strategy (including the keys to getting masses of free PR). John will tell you the small tweaks that could make your book ten times more successful.
ONE-TO-ONE BOOK THEME, TITLE & MARKETING CONSULTATION WITH BESTSELLING AUTHOR JOHN WILLIAMS
"What I've learned from Jacq and John is that if you start with a strong idea, and the open mind that allows that idea to grow in an organic way then it’s going to be a much better book than you thought it was at the beginning and you may surprise yourself." - Ken
Becoming "The author of..." changes everything.
If you work for yourself (or you want to do so) a successful book opens up a world of opportunities - clients and customers come to you instead of you having to go hunt for them. And what's more, they already know, like and trust you because they've read your book.
Now you no longer have to compete on price because people will pay more to hire the author of the book they love.
Your book brings thousands of people to your website and - when you follow our instructions in the mentorship - they will join your email list, eager to hear more from you.
You will also get invited to give keynote speeches, appear on radio, TV and podcasts, give interviews for newspapers and magazines and get invited to all sorts of opportunities you can barely imagine right now.
Your book becomes a 24-hour marketing engine spreading your ideas and your brand and building good will with future clients, customers and partners.
Isn't it time you got the input you need to write a successful book?
BECOMING A BESTSELLING AUTHOR WILL TRANSFORM YOUR CAREER
JOHN & JACQ HAVE HELPED MANY PEOPLE CREATE THEIR OWN BESTSELLERS...
"Doing John's programme gave me both a deadline and the encouragement I needed to get the first version of the Gateway Women website live and book my first public talk, despite my incredible nerves! There's been no looking back since then - it seems I'm the founder of what looks like a new social movement! I often recommend John's books and programmes to others. Thanks for helping me to help so many other women." – Jody Day, author of the #1 bestseller "Living the life unexpected"
"Jacq gave me the focus, the motivation and the expertise to complete the job. With her help you increase your chances of winning ten-fold. I was delighted to earn over £20,000 from my book before it was launched!" – Tom Isaacs.
"I absolutely love working with you on this, Jacq – firstly and rather obviously because you have been very encouraging (big thank you!!) - but secondly because this kind of thinking and commentary from another (and highly experienced) viewpoint and a second pair of eyes is not just fantastically valuable feedback, it is highly inspirational." - Alan
THE BESTSELLER MENTORSHIP IS LIMITED TO JUST 20 PEOPLE
DON'T PUT YOUR BOOK OFF ANY LONGER!
While comparable experts charge £10,000 (with no individual input!), we have priced The Bestseller Mentorship at a much affordable price-point.
READY TO JOIN?
SECURE YOUR PLACE NOW WITH 50% DEPOSIT OF £975+VAT
Remaining 50% (£975+VAT) payable in advance of first meeting
WANT TO TALK IT OVER? APPLY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION WITH JOHN WILLIAMS
First meeting in early December then January and February (contact us for exact dates)
THE COMPLETE BESTSELLER MENTORSHIP IS JUST £1950+VAT
"I know that what was holding me back was not the financial investment; it was believing in what I could achieve at the end of it and believing in what was needed out there in the world – and I know now that for me it was absolutely 100% the right decision." - Michelle