We encourage you to do your due diligence with this project. Please also review these FAQs to ensure you are comfortable with what we’re offering.
Q: How many books do expect we could sell, and over what timeframe?
A: That depends on so many variables … and as I write that, I get that it sounds like a shifty one-liner. Here’s the reality. Your sales will come down to the quality of your book, the quality and engagement of the delivery of your information too. If it’s funny, useful, story-based information aimed at a demographic hungry for useful, funny stories, it could sell really well. Or not. We can’t predict what will go viral any more than you can. We do know that the right information, delivered well, to the right audience has a much better chance of selling well than when seemingly obvious boxes are not ticked off. ie – if you put the effort in and do a great job of your book, your book is going to work harder for you, than what your competitors might have taken a hundred short cuts on with their books.
Q: Are there any additional costs?
A: If they arise we’ll let you know. Any additional costs are only likely to be based on how much you want to change things through the editing process, how many designs it takes to get you a cover you’re happy with (beyond those we’ve thought about and quoted already) and any advertising. Our quotation process is thorough and well thought out – also based on many dozens of books and author’s we’ve worked with.
Q: How quickly will we see a return on our investment?
A: How long is a piece of string? This is not an investment in Gold Bullion over a decade, with the reasonable expectation of gold prices increasing better than inflation.
Q: What return can we expect on our investment $$$$?
A: If you do what we guide you to do, and invest in your overall strategy of stepping into a branding and marketing development as promoters of your wisdom, expertise, and experiences, it could take you a long time or a short time to start getting well paid speaking engagements, book sales, opportunities for additional media exposure, and marketing success.
A wise man presented to a room full of professional speakers a few years ago, and stressed that: ‘It’s a seven year (average) journey from start to success for most speakers with practically no help at all’ … (Ron Tacchi CSP). What we’re offering is a number of short-cuts to that time frame, based on industry experience, expertise, and an ability to do what we do very well. How long and how far, is up to you. If you are outstanding, and willing to work on your skills and branding as a serious industry expert, we have the connections, knowledge, and ability to help you fast track towards well paying speaking and authority opportunities.
Q: How much can we expect to make $$$$?
- A: Between $1 – $20 per book.
- Between $1,000 – $5,000 per speaking engagement.
Depending on a number of variables – as quoted above.
Q: How many books have you published?
A: Dixie has assisted more than 100 authors, to write/publish/market approximately 80 books (as at July 2019), since 2004. Ann has assisted in the production of more than 2500 books since 2010. Please also review our website ‘about us’ page and you’ll understand the background of who we are and what we are offering that is unique to this company.
Q: We would also be interested to speak with three of your successful clients to understand the commitment and income derived from such a project.
A: Please review our testimonials on our website, and LinkedIn profiles, and their book information, then let us know who you would most like to talk with. We do not wish to pre-empt your thinking by only offering you our personal favourites – so we’ll do our best to open the door for you to talk with someone who’s project is most relevant to yours. .
Q: What if I don’t want to include the coaching part of your services and just want the book published as it is?
A: If your book is ready for going into production straight away, then yes, you can do that. If your book is not ready by our standards for us to work on, we’ll either let you know from the ‘is my manuscript ready’ session, or from initial review if we feel we’d not be comfortable aligning our name with your book. After all, we won’t work with something that could compromise our reputation, any more than we’d expect you to. So let’s review your manuscript first and then talk about that.
Q: Can I pick and choose from your range of services – what if I only want to get the book uploaded by you?
A: We do offer some of our services as stand alone options – again – it depends on you, your project, and what you’re trying to achieve. Let’s talk about that.
Q: We are thrilled to be writing a book and appreciate there is no ‘crystal ball’ although require your guidance and reassurance that we will be renumerated well for our time and investment.
A: The only thing we can add to this, is that if you had an extremely talented child, who had charisma, multiple talents, and many opportunities to shine as a child. They took every dance class and even did a number of well-paid modelling and acting jobs to get through high school. There is still absolutely no guarantee, that your child at the age of 21 will end up giving a thank you speech at the Academy Awards. But they have a much better chance of getting on the red carpet if they do all those things in readiness for their red-carpet experience one day.
Aim for the moon and shoot for the stars.