Book Pregnancy Planning Course


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

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

But no doubt you're feeling a little woozy because of it. Like the room is spinning. Like you're not quite sure what this means for your life now.

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

Together, we'll take four 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. 

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 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 video lessons

  • Four PDF workbooks

  • A private Facebook community for 4 weeks

  • Weekly 60-minute group video 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

Course Curriculum

Week 1: Your Book

  • Lesson 1: Discernment

  • Lesson 2: Time Commitment

  • Lesson 3: Publishing

  • Lesson 4: Existing Content

  • Lesson 5: The Gaps

  • Video: How Does Book Publishing Work?

  • Video: How to Prepare for Publishing

Week 2: Your Voice

  • Lesson 1: Three Experiences

  • Lesson 2: Three Books

  • Lesson 3: Aspects of You

  • Lesson 4: Authority

  • Lesson 5: Mission

  • Video: Voice as Unique Contribution

  • Video: Voice as How You Say It

Week 3: Your Audience

  • Lesson 1: Your Ideal Reader

  • Lesson 2: Wants, Needs, Fears

  • Lesson 3: Their Starting Point

  • Lesson 4: Empathy

  • Lesson 5: Your Starting Point

  • Video: Developing Your Offline Platform

  • Video: Developing Your Online Platform

Week 4: Your Pregnancy Plan

  • Lesson 1: Taking Stock

  • Lesson 2: Your Book

  • Lesson 3: Your Voice

  • Lesson 4: Your Audience

  • Lesson 5: Your Plan

  • Video: Where to Go From Here

  • Video: A Primer on Goal Setting

Course Fee: $197

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