Book Pregnancy Planning Course

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If the book What to Expect When You're Expecting were applied to book pregnancy, this course would be it.

You've discerned you are pregnant with a book—that's fantastic!

But you might also be feeling a little woozy. Like the room is spinning. Like you're not quite sure what life will look like going forward from here.


That's where this course comes in—to help you breathe and orient you to your new book pregnancy.


Together, we'll take 4 weeks to teach you about the realities of book pregnancy and what that means for you.

You'll learn what it means to birth a book through the realities of publishing, book proposals, and agents. You'll discover what it means to have a voice in your conversation space—and why that is essential. You'll consider the many ways you can cultivate an audience and how to connect with the heart of your ideal reader. Then, at the end, we'll get you prepped and ready to step into the fullness of your book pregnancy. 


Course Outline

  • Week 1: Your Book
  • Week 2: Your Voice
  • Week 3: Your Audience
  • Week 4: Your Book Pregnancy Plan

Course Format

  • One 90-minute group threshold call to start the course
  • Week-daily (M–F) email lessons
  • Twice-weekly (T/F) video lessons
  • Four PDF workbooks 
  • A private Facebook community for 4 weeks
  • Weekly 60-minute Q&A group calls

Course Intention

  • Gain momentum for your book-birthing experience
  • Start self-identifying as an author
  • Commit to parenting your book
  • Develop a book pregnancy plan
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Having a clear map of the journey to publishing in its totality—not just the writing of the book—really proved to be vital for me. I have defined the difference between what I can do and what I am willing to or want to do. Wow!
— Susan McRae

Please note: All Bookwifery courses are designed to support authors writing books in the general nonfiction category—what I call "books that help people"—and, more specifically, books that will heal the world with light in some way. The Bookwifery courses are not designed to support authors writing books in the memoir, creative nonfiction, or fiction categories.


Course Registration

Registration is currently open for the May 2018 cohort.

  • We'll gather as a cohort for a 90-minute threshold call on Thursday, May 3, at 1PM Eastern.
  • Course material begins Monday, May 7.
  • Course fee is $197—or save $145 by booking the 1st Trimester 2-course bundle. (See more information below.)

What's additionally included in the 2-course bundle?

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Wouldn't it be fantastic if, when setting out on your book pregnancy, you had someone telling you what to do—and when? And someone helping you discern and hold the vision of what's developing through you?

You're in luck. Bookwifery's 1st Trimester course provides you with just that.


Step into the 1st Trimester of your book pregnancy with assurance, guidance, safety, and support.


Throughout this 9-week course, we'll take everything you learned in the 4-week book pregnancy planning course and apply it specifically to your book.

This course is offered in a small cohort setting, allowing you to work closely with your creative midwife and a trusted group of writerly peers as you start growing your book, your voice, and your audience in concrete ways. 


Course Outline

  • Week 1: Clarify your voice in your book's conversation space
  • Week 2: Rest week and first private 1:1 session
  • Weeks 3–4: Identify a plan to cultivate your audience and begin to execute it
  • Week 5: Rest week and second private 1:1 session
  • Weeks 6–8: Develop the skeleton structure of your book
  • Week 9: Rest week and third private 1:1 session

Course Format

  • 30 email lessons
  • 10+ audio and video lessons
  • Three PDF workbooks 
  • A private Facebook community
  • Nine weekly group check-in calls
  • Three private 1:1 sessions

Course Prerequisite

The 4-week Book Pregnancy Planning Course is required for all who wish to enroll in the 1st Trimester course.

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You have held each of our visions with such love and devotion. The care you have for each of us is so apparent, and I love your beautiful spirit in wanting our birthing process to go well and with as little pain as is possible. You have given us so many tools to make that process easier.
— Cindy Van Lunen
This course is so good that it can only be made better by utter fantasy.
— Jennifer Cobble Wilhoite

Please note: All Bookwifery courses are designed to support authors writing books in the general nonfiction category—what I call "books that help people"—and, more specifically, books that will heal the world with light in some way. The Bookwifery courses are not designed to support authors writing books in the memoir, creative nonfiction, or fiction categories.


Course Registration

Registration is currently open for the May–August 2018 cohort that includes the 4-week book pregnancy planning course and the 9-week 1st Trimester course.

  • We'll gather as a cohort for a 90-minute threshold call on Thursday, May 3, at 1PM Eastern.
  • Course material for the 4-week book pregnancy planning course begins Monday, May 7.
  • Course material for the 9-week 1st Trimester course begins Monday, June 11.
  • Course fee for the 2-course bundle is $749—a savings of $145 for the two courses.*

Questions? Contact me.

* The 4-week book pregnancy planning course is regularly priced at $197. The 9-week 1st Trimester course is regularly priced at $697.