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Success with a Smaller Publisher

Kelly NotarasGuest Expert:

Kelly Notaras
(About Kelly)

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Additional resources for this seminar:

Kelly provided two helpful handouts. When you purchase this program, we will email you links for downloading the handouts.

The Program:

Your dream is to have a major publishing house produce your book, get you interviewed by major media, send you on a book tour, and create mega book sales.

The reality is unless you have already been published with a big house, you’re unlikely to get a deal with them.

There is an alternative — one that is often easier and more lucrative: publishing with a smaller house. “Smaller” does not necessarily mean smaller sales. In fact, you’re a bigger fish in this smaller sea which means your book will get more attention and support. And even perhaps a larger advance than a big house would offer.

No matter what the size of the publisher, you’ll benefit from understanding an insider’s view of what it takes for your book to be successful. Understanding the book business from the publisher’s view is critical to the success of your book.

In this program, you’ll learn:

  • what an acquiring editor is dying to see when opening your proposal
  • how to signal to the publisher that you understand the business of book marketing (which most authors do not)
  • how a high-performing self-published book can ignite your fans — and find you a publisher if you want one
  • the #1 mistake self-publishing authors make, and how to avoid it
  • what kind of investment you should be prepared to make (and how to make it back)

Kelly shares her insight into the mind of traditional publishers to help guide you from “speaker” to “published author”!

More about our guest expert:

Kelly Notaras is the author of The Book You Were Born to Write (Hay House, 2018) and the founder of kn literary arts, an editorial studio that has helped over 600 authors write, edit, and market their work since opening its doors in 2013.

Kelly started her career working in the editorial divisions at HarperCollins, Penguin, and Hyperion Books. In 2006 she traded New York for Boulder, CO, where she served as V.P., Associate Publisher at Sounds True, a multimedia spirituality publishing company. There she had the great fortune to edit books by Adyashanti (The End of Your World, True Meditation), Sharon Salzberg (The Kindness Handbook), Fred Kofman (Conscious Business), Jeff Klein (Working for Good) and many others.

Since starting kn literary arts, she has been honored to edit a wide variety of transformational nonfiction books, including Awakening Shakti by Sally Kempton, Jump...and Your Life Will Appear by Nancy Levin, and New York Times bestsellers The Tapping Solution by Nick Ortner and Pussy: A Reclamation by Regena Thomashauer.

In addition to being an editor, Kelly is an NLPMarin-certified master coach. She lives in the mountains of Colorado, where she enjoys writing, obsessing about Japanese green tea and co-parenting 10-year-old twin boys.


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