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Only 90 days. You get our full editorial attention. We weigh in on what you need most.

Track One: Writing

Your Book

This track may include everything from an intensive to jump start your book project (identifying thesis and book structure) to developmental editing (reviewing/redlining your book manuscript and shaping your chapter and book structure).

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Track Two: Publishing

Your Book

Some of you will self publish, some will engage a hybrid publisher, and others will pitch a traditional publisher. Whatever your goal, we can coach you to whatever destination you aspire to reach. This is concrete help with specific deliverables.

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Track Three: Promoting

Your Book

There are three phases of book promotion: before your book is published; the launch of your book; and the long haul following the launch. We will help you chart your book promotion journey, and execute a PR plan based on where you are in the journey.

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What Do I Get with Extra Mileage?

Three months. Six personalized coaching sessions. Huge progress.

Options in the Writing Track

Every aspiring writer has a unique need:

Is My Idea

Book Worthy?

In this track, we interview you and facilitate activities that sharpen your book thesis--the main idea of your book. The tools and coaching promise to give your idea focus and to give you energy to take the next steps in the writing process.

Developmental Editing: Writing

This provides authors with specific editorial feedback on their writing.The manuscript feedback includes specific recommendations on language, helping the author to identify and clarify voice and also improve their storytelling and research.

Developmental Editing: Structure

Aspiring authors struggle most with chapter structure and overall book structure. This track reviews (ergo, redlines) your chapter structure (for the chapters you’ve written so far) and helps you map out the structure for the rest of the book.

Options in the Publishing Track

Some authors plan to self-publish (the ultimate do-it-yourselfers). Others plan to engage what is called
a hybrid publisher (a company that provides you an editor and a complete list
of publishing services). Others plan to pitch a traditional publisher.

Authors can select from one of these tracks:

Creating the Book Proposal

This is no small task. It’s said that editors do not read book chapters: they read book proposals. In this track, we coach you to develop an engaging proposal that gives your book its best chance in front of the publication board. 

Self-Publishing Direction

In this coaching track, we give you the insider knowledge to self-publish your book. We’ll direct you to specific resources while reviewing and evaluating every aspect of the process, including book cover design, sell copy, pricing, and distribution.

Options in the Book Promotion Track

There are three phases of book promotion, and this coaching track focuses on two of them:

Strategic Platform Plan

This is a plan where we help you build your writing platform as you are writing the book. This includes identifying a social media platform, creating an editorial grid for posting on social media, identifying other channels for engagement, and laying down the tracks for PR when your book is published. This is the first phase of your book promotion. It begins when you lay down the first sentence of your book. 

PR Launch Plan

This is for authors who want to do their own PR. Your book is news for less than three months, once it’s published. This requires a specific, intense level of effort that includes: identifying podcasts and online publications for interviews, and a host of other specific PR activities to launch your book into the world. We help you write the plan and provide specific direction on how to optimize your PR dollars.

The Long Slog Plan

Once your book is old news, then the real marketing efforts begin. This is where you start small fires to actively promote your book. These promotions include speaking engagements, article writing, webinars, and workshops. This phase typically encompasses the next two to three years. And in this phase, without a commitment to the long road ahead, any momentum in the first two phases will be slowed.  

"Melissa and Dave at Journey Sixty6 are the complete book sherpas. Their expertise provided the partnership I needed to get my book from proposal to published."

Rose Hollister, executive coach, writer for the Harvard Business Review, professor of leadership, and author of Nobody Told Me.

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