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Helping Entrepreneurs become Bestselling Authors
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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I used to think that people who said they loved their job so much that they looked forward to Monday morning were either drunk, stupid or lying.

I spent 20 happy, crazy, stressful, hilarious, miserable, exhausting, exhilirating, creative and sweary years in the marketing departments of four major multi award-winning publishing companies within both Penguin Random House and Hachette UK, where I learned my craft from the bottom up. I've chaired meetings, I've built endless cardboard display bins, I’ve cried in the toilets, I’ve won awards,  I’ve got drunk at lunchtime,  I’ve worked till 11pm every night for months and I've clocked countless bestsellers and helped sell literally millions of books. And there was that one time I had to charter a private jet.

I have created bestselling campaigns for household name authors like John Grisham, Stephen King, Michael McIntyre and Stephen Fry. 

I have (deep breath):

worked on commercial fiction, science fiction, crime fiction, literary fiction, history, politics, science, biography, memoirs, business, reference, cookery, humour, children’s books, self help, lifestyle and sport.

I have launched debut authors, created bestsellers, crafted and run publicity campaigns, won countless pitches, built websites, filmed hundreds of authors, wrote hundreds and hundreds of thousands of words of copy.

I have taught a Guardian Masterclass on social media, taught a 2 day course on How to Get a Job in Publishing, run events, taught lectures, delivered webinars, directed conferences, run exhibition stands, planned bookshop tours, hosted parties and actual piss-ups in breweries.

I have created ads that appeared on TV, radio, cinema screens, billboards, nationwide poster sites, the London underground, in newspapers, magazines, on websites, mobiles, search engines, social media platforms, flyposted on the street and projected onto the side of buildings.

In the middle of all of this I earned a Chartered Institute of Marketing Professional Diploma, undertook a range of professional coaching & mentoring training, took up boxing (for realz) and was promoted to my company's board. 

I also ate an insane amount of cake.

Then one day at work, that eternal question that haunts job interviews and appraisals cropped up:

Where do you see your future?

Well now.

Whilst one route could have seen me carry on carrying on (publishing does have a wonderful tradition of Grande Dames after all), I've always believed that it's pretty healthy to run, with flailing arms, towards something that scares you (see above re: boxing). So I thought 'hey, let's ditch that company pension scheme, subsidised flat whites (sob) and 25 days holiday a year and go it alone'.

Turns out, BEST. DECISION. EVER. 

I realised that I had the opportunity for a rewarding path that brings all my skills together to help people do things differently and create huge successes in their personal and business lives. Publishing is such a diverse and fascinating industry, but traditional publishing is just one way of doing it. There are so many other ways for people to become successful authors and I want to be able to share my knowledge and experience to help them do just that. 

Coaching someone through the process of getting their book out into the world is something that I regard as an absolute privilege. Helping that person find the biggest possible audience and really make their words count has an impact beyond measure. Seeing that book deliver tangible results right back into their business ... well, that's the really magic part.

On one level I am working with you to achieve your dream, but that book then goes on to help thousands of other people. It deserves its place in the world, just as you deserve your role as its author. 

 It might be coaching you through the things that are holding you back from writing ('Who am *I* to write a book?' you might say to me, to which I will say back 'The only person that can tell *YOUR* story, that's who'). Or it might be helping you strategise and leverage the publication, and take your business and personal brand to a whole new level of growth and success. Or it could be working with you to map out an absolutely kick-ass launch strategy. 

So to tie it all together with a ribbon: 

I know A TON about publishing, marketing, getting shit done and getting out of your own way. If I can teach as many people as possible how to do that so they can go on and totally smash it in their own lives and businesses then I can go to bed happy every night. If I can help you find the platform to change the world with your ideas and make people's lives better with your words, hell, who WOULDN'T want to do that?

So this is me. If that mission sounds like something you can get on board with then come on over and find out how you can work with me

Big Love,

Jessica x

Come say 'HI' on Instagram! 


I had an idea for a book two years. I sat down and started writing it. Then got stuck. Then had an idea to start a business based on the idea of the book. I started the business. Then got stuck. Then suddenly a Facebook post caught my eye. Jessica explaining how writing a book can be an integral part of your business planning and marketing. It felt like she knew exactly where I was and what I needed to do next. I joined Jessica’s mastermind and haven’t looked back. It was a big investment for me, in fact it was my most of my marketing budget for the year, but without doubt it has been the best investment.

Jessica does not just help you write a book, she challenges your thinking on why you are in business, who you are (or want to be) and how you can align your mindset to your goals. She has a brilliant business brain and through the mastermind calls we’ve come up with business ideas, and she has given me the confidence and kick to launch some stuff I would never have dared do! Jessica has an impressive knowledge and experience of the industry and will help you to realise your dream business, along with a book you’ve already got inside you.

Writing a book you will.. be challenged, feel frustrated, get a magic moment, feel lost, hate the book, love the book, give up on the book, write for 3 days solid without sleep, cry, eat a lot of Hobnobs, drink a lot of coffee, get some people growling at the audacity of ‘yourself’ to think you can write a book, get a some people saying they like the idea of your book, think ‘ shit’ this might happen’, hold a book in your hand and think ‘ shit this happened’.

Jessica is with you throughout all of this. She says she is #bookwitch but really she is #bookangel (with a potty mouth)

So, not just any ole book coach, a book coach that wants you to succeed with your business, not just your book.
— Eleanor Tweddell, Redundancy Coach

And these are the 7 immutable laws of JKill that I know to be true

drink tea, be excellent, go home

1) If you don't tell your story, somebody else will

2) Publishing and marketing a book, setting up and growing your business, working out what to do with it all. These things are both simple and also leave you feeling it would be easier to fly to the moon. But with the right mindset, and the right person by your side walking you through the process, well, then you've got GOLD DUST baby

3) You are special. What you want to do & write about is special. People will go crazy for what you have to offer. Believe it. When you do believe it, that's half the battle won.

4) Making the leap to do something that is a little scary is MIRACULOUS. Being the driving force behind a successful business is going to feel WONDROUS. Publishing a book will make you feel INVINCIBLE. Sharing your story and your words to help, entertain, educate and inspire others will make you FORMIDABLE*.

5) Having someone in your corner helping you do this is going to make you UNSTOPPABLE

6) Giving up before you've even really tried is WEAK SAUCE. Go hard or go home. Pain is weakness leaving your body. Stumbling blocks are just stepping stones you haven't seen yet. Done is better than perfect. Seriously,  I can do this all day...

7) It turns out that you don't have to be drunk, stupid or lying to love Monday mornings. Who knew!?

So if you want to join a community that's going to help you get your book out there and selling, whilst also just talking general book/productivity/biscuit nerdery then I can't wait to meet you in my Facebook Group for Aspiring Bestselling Authors. Come and say hi! If you amuse me with a really good gif, then I might send you a KitKat. 

 

*Anyone else find it impossible to say that word NOT in French accent?