Where are you on the writing journey?

As your AB Book Coach, I can coach you through the book writing process starting right where you are, conduct you through the book proposal process, educate you on big-picture issues related to writing and publishing, and help you decide on the best avenue for publication.

Idea

You have an idea rolling around in your head and heart, but don’t know how to get it on the page.

In Progress

You’ve started writing your book but need help with direction, next steps, and finishing the project.

Next Steps

Your book is written and you’re ready to move forward on the publishing journey.

AB Book Coaching Features

  • Talk through your book idea with a mile-high eye looking at topic, genre, audience, publishing potential
  • Help you think through content with regard to chapter structure and outline, sidebars, expert interviews, appendices, ancillary products and more
  • Guide you through the book proposal process: one-sentence description, synopsis, audience, features and benefits, author bio, complementary titles, marketing and publicity strategies, chapter summaries and more
  • Guide as you query agents and publishers
  • Discuss publishing options based on your needs and budget: traditional house, custom publishing, e-book publishing, self-publishing
  • Edit your book proposal, book chapters, one-sheet, query letters and more
  • Hold you accountable as you reach toward your writing and publishing goals

01

Knowledge

Help from a seasoned professional writer with deep knowledge of the publishing industry, its needs, and its idiosyncrasies

02

Advice

Advice from a fellow writer who has written queries, book proposals, and books

03

Connections

Connections in the Christian publishing and agenting industry

04

Honesty

An honest yet compassionate guide through the book writing process

Publishing Coach
Book Coach Level 1
Book Coach Level 2
Book Boot Camp

Publishing Coach

In two hour-long meetings per month, we’ll talk through your book idea, evaluate work already done on your project, and address your questions related to publishing and writing. I’ll offer honest feedback, encouragement, and help you set deadlines to get your book started or finished.

As your publishing coach, I’ll be by your side as you do the work of writing, querying, editing, and publishing. Good for those who are self-motivated to write the book, yet need big-picture thinking to stay focused to bring it out into the world.


$1,200

Book Coach Level 1

Take your book to the next level with help from six hour-long meetings in which we’ll discuss your project and outline assignments to complete toward finishing the book.

Assignments can include creating chapter summaries, writing chapters, conducting interviews, and research plans. I’ll edit the assignments and offer advice and next steps.

Good for those who have started writing yet need help moving forward.

$1,500

Book Coach Level 2

Take your book across the finish line with twelve, hour-long meetings in which we will look at the book’s structure, consider how the elements fit together, and look at publishing options.

I’ll give you assignments to complete such as revamping chapters, adding content, creating ancillary material, and more, and will edit those assignments.

Good for those who have much of the book written but need that final push.

$2,750

Book Boot Camp

Get your book written in a year!

I’ll help you go from idea to completed manuscript in one year via monthly meetings (up to 14 meeting throughout the year), aggressive writing assignments, editing your work, and accountability.

Just the push you need to get that book out of your head and into the world.

$8,500

Publishing Coach
Book Coach Level 1
Book Coach Level 2
Book Boot Camp

Publishing Coach

In two hour-long meetings per month, we’ll talk through your book idea, evaluate work already done on your project, and address your questions related to publishing and writing. I’ll offer honest feedback, encouragement, and help you set deadlines to get your book started or finished.

As your publishing coach, I’ll be by your side as you do the work of writing, querying, editing, and publishing. Good for those who are self-motivated to write the book, yet need big-picture thinking to stay focused to bring it out into the world.


$1,200

Book Coach Level 1

Take your book to the next level with help from six hour-long meetings in which we’ll discuss your project and outline assignments to complete toward finishing the book.

Assignments can include creating chapter summaries, writing chapters, conducting interviews, and research plans. I’ll edit the assignments and offer advice and next steps.

Good for those who have started writing yet need help moving forward.

$1,500

Book Coach Level 2

Take your book across the finish line with twelve, hour-long meetings in which we will look at the book’s structure, consider how the elements fit together, and look at publishing options.

I’ll give you assignments to complete such as revamping chapters, adding content, creating ancillary material, and more, and will edit those assignments.

Good for those who have much of the book written but need that final push.

$2,750

Book Boot Camp

Get your book written in a year!

I’ll help you go from idea to completed manuscript in one year via monthly meetings (up to 14 meeting throughout the year), aggressive writing assignments, editing your work, and accountability.

Just the push you need to get that book out of your head and into the world.

$8,500

A La Carte Services by the hour by the project

A La Carte Services by the hour by the project

Editing Services
$75/hr
Proofreading Services
$60/hr
Book Co-Writing
$6,000–$7,500
Book Ghostwriting
$10,000 and up
Book Proposal
$2,500

I’ll create your book proposal and edit two sample book chapters you provide. Includes up to three meetings and brief assignments for you to complete.

Editing Services
$75/hr
Proofreading Services
$60/hr
Book Co-Writing
$6,000–$7,500
Book Ghostwriting
$10,000 and up
Book Proposal
$2,500

I’ll create your book proposal and edit two sample book chapters you provide. Includes up to three meetings and brief assignments for you to complete.

I have been receiving writing advice from Ann since 2017. Sure, I can string a sentence together inside a decent narrative on a good day, but beyond that, prior to meeting her—I was clueless. Becoming a published author was at the top of my bucket list for almost forty years. When I began working with Ann, that dream finally came true.

Whether you need help understanding the publishing industry, developing your book, or writing a proposal that won’t end up in slush pile purgatory, Ann is the BEST one-stop-shopping resource around. She will lovingly remind you to use fewer words while tightening your overall narrative, and you will come away a better writer than you could have ever imagined.

 

Beth Fisher

Chief Advancement Officer, Mel Trotter Ministries
Author of Remorseless: Learning to Lose Labels, Expectations and Assumptions—Without Losing Yourself

I had a powerful idea, three-quarters of the first draft of a manuscript and no clue how to navigate the writing world. I knew if there was any hope of bringing this book, or other writing I hoped to do in the future, to the world, I needed a guide. Ann and I set an appointment for a 15-minute discovery call which turned into much longer as she became impassioned with my idea and generously poured out writing advice.

We met monthly by phone or in person. Those conversations were GOLD!  She innately asked all the right questions. She directed me to what I needed to do next and presented writing concepts I hadn’t even heard of before. Through our meetings, she prepared me for every publishing hurdle.

One month at a time. One coaching call at a time. One assignment. One edited chapter. I would never be where I am without Ann’s guidance.

Lori Melton

Spiritual Director and Author, Owner/operation of The Sanctuary at Bear Creek

As a freelance writer, I wholeheartedly endorse book coach  Ann Byle as the person who can help you make your best pitch. Recently, Ann used her experience in the book industry and keen eye to sharpen my query letter, synopsis, and sample chapters for a novel. Her recommendations resulted in greater focus, tighter prose, and needed transitions in my manuscript and supporting pages. 

My only regret is that I did not contact Ann before I started pitching my novel. However, I look forward to this next round, because Ann Byle gave me one other thing: hope.

Mike McCarty

Freelance Writer, Former Grand Rapids Press writer, copyeditor

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