Why? Because they keep putting it off, waiting for that magical day down the road, when they’ll finally have the time to write their book, much less figure out how to publish it.
Hi, I'm Tanja Pajevic.
I help smart, motivated, heart-centered writers, leaders and entrepreneurs write and publish their books using a clear, simple, proven system to claim their expert status, increase their media exposure and grow their clientele.
For almost 20 years, I helped people with their stories—teaching creative writing and business writing to university students, showing businesses how to quickly and easily improve their written documents and leading small, intimate workshops using the power of writing for personal clarity.
Getting my own book into the world, though, was a different story. My background was in traditional publishing, so I knew from first-hand experience that that was the slow route and there were no guarantees. For years, I stopped and started different projects, trying to figure out what my publishers wanted. Underlying everything was the nagging fear of how my book would be received. And then there was the very real challenge of finding the time to write.
One day, I discovered a fast, easy way to write and publish a book that had a built-in demand. In three months, I wrote my book (from start to finish) as well as published it. Instead of waiting years for my book to be published with a traditional publisher, I published my book in weeks. I used the same system that I’d refined with my clients over the years, and I’m going to share that system with you.
Publishing that first book taught me how easy it was to get a book into the world. Not only did my book free up time and resources, but it continues to generate a steady stream of income, and has opened up doors I never would have imagined. From there, it was a natural transition to my second book and a whole new set of opportunities.
I want the same for you. I want to show you how easy it can be to get your book into the world, and create your own doors of possibility. Publishing your book doesn’t have to be slow and difficult, and you don’t need to wait for someone else to “discover” you.
We’ll cover the exact steps it’ll take to get your book into the world, whether you choose to self-publish or go the route of traditional publishing. You’ll leave this course with a clear plan for moving forward, with a comprehensive knowledge of what it takes to write, publish and market your book in today’s rapidly changing publishing landscape. So let’s get your book into the world already. Let’s make this your year to shine! Lots of love, Tanja
I believe in making it easy to connect with your readers with authenticity and heart. I know that if you’re going to invest your time and energy in writing a book, it has to be successful as well as meaningful. With the right focus, the right training, and the right tools, you can implement a step-by-step plan to write, publish and promote your book in a short amount of time. You can move from wanting to publish a book “some day” to seeing your book gain traction, generate income AND make a difference in people’s lives. And you can use your book to open the door to a whole new set of opportunities, from interviews to speaking engagements. I’ll show you how to claim your expert status so that you can increase your media exposure and grow your ideal clientele, freeing up the time and resources to focus on what’s most important to you. And I’ll show you how to do it while maintaining your integrity, without selling your soul.
How to Get Your Book into the World
Ready to get your book into the world, but aren’t sure what to do or where to start? In today’s rapidly-changing world, it can be tricky to figure out whether to pursue traditional publishing or publish it yourself. And what the heck are you supposed to do first—write your book, contact publishers, create a website, start blogging? What?
I’ll walk you through the exact steps it takes to publish your book with a traditional publisher or publish it yourself, then we’ll figure out which one is right for you. And I’ll show you how to successfully promote your book, no matter which path you choose.
In this clear, easy-to-follow 5-week online course, we’ll identify your goals for your book and create your own personalized road map to get your book published. You’ll leave this course with a clear command of the steps involved, as well as a simple, straightforward plan for moving forward.
We’ll start with an overview of the two main paths to getting your book into the world—traditional publishing and self-publishing—and learn the benefits and drawbacks of each. From there, we’ll drill down and get clear on your book’s goals, clarifying which path is right for you. Learn why getting clear on your WHY dictates everything.
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In this module, you’ll learn what a book proposal is and why it’s the cornerstone of publishing with a traditional publisher. We’ll learn how to write a successful book proposal, and we’ll cover the exact steps involved in finding an agent and writing a query letter.
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In this module, we’ll discuss why self-publishing can be a smarter and faster option to traditional publishing. You’ll learn how to produce a high-quality product from start to finish, including how to convert your manuscript into a print and e-book format, how to create a powerful cover, what an ISBN is (and where to get one), and what distribution channels are. You’ll also learn which steps to hire out, and which to do yourself.
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In this module, you’ll learn what a platform is and why it’s crucial to your book’s success, regardless of which publishing path you take. You’ll learn what it takes to successfully sell a book in today’s ever-changing landscape, and how to start growing your audience—today.
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In this module, you’ll discover the secrets of today’s most successful authors, from allocating time and resources to crushing writer’s block. You’ll discover the Golden Rule that successful authors religiously follow, as well as how many revisions it takes to get to the center. You’ll leave this module with a clear plan for moving forward, and the exact steps you’ll need to get your book into the world.
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Beth Hayden is content writer, copywriter, and content marketing expert. She has written for some of the biggest content marketing sites in the world, including Copyblogger, SocialMediaExaminer, and SmartBlogger.com, and she's got a crazy story about how she got a book deal by writing a viral guest post. Beth helps businesses with copywriting projects like sales pages and email sequences, as well as high-quality ghostwritten content for their websites.
Amy Anderson is an Emmy Award-winning writer, nonfiction book editor, and writing coach. She has helped to create USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Amazon, and New York Times Best Sellers with both well-known and up-and-coming experts.
As a contributing editor to SUCCESS magazine, Amy meets and interviews some of the world's greatest achievers, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs. The principles she's learned and the connections she's made over the years have offered her unique opportunities to grow as a writer and business owner.
Amy is also a sought-after speaker, both for her own personal journey as an abuse survivor and recovered alcoholic and drug addict, as well as for her expertise in storytelling, book publishing, and success principles.
Jennifer Louden is a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the concept of self-care with her first best-selling book The Woman’s Comfort Book. She’s the author of 6 additional books on well-being and whole living: The Couple’s Comfort Book, The Pregnant Woman’s Comfort Book, The Woman’s Retreat Book, Comfort Secrets for Busy Women (The Comfort Queen’s Guide to Life in hardcover), The Life Organizer, and A Year of Daily Joy. There are about a million copies of her books in print in 9 languages.
Jennifer has spoken around the U.S., Canada and Europe, written a national magazine column for a Martha Stewart magazine, been profiled or quoted in dozens of major magazines, and appeared on hundreds of TV and radio shows, even on Oprah. Jennifer has been teaching retreats and leading workshops since 1992, and creating vibrant on-line communities and innovative learning experiences since 2000. She married the love of her life at 50, and is the very proud mom of Lillian and very proud bonus mom to Aidan.
Janet Stevens has been writing and or illustrating books for over 30 years. Her love of reading, art and children have combined to create the perfect career. Lately her collaboration with her sister, Susan Stevens Crummel, have made the experience even more fun. Their titles include such favorites as Cook- a- Doodle-Doo, The Great Fuzz Frenzy, Help Me, Mr. Mutt and The Little Red Pen. Janet’s books have received numerous honors including, Time Magazine Best Books of the Year, ALA Notable books, Children’s Choice awards, Wanda Gag Book Best Read Aloud Award, New York Times Best Seller list and the Caldecott Honor for Tops and Bottoms. However, her most coveted awards are those voted on by young readers. She has won over 30 state book awards. Janet explains, “ When children read and love my books I feel as if I have done my job. My greatest compliment is, read it again!”
My book has sat on a shelf for literally years. Tanja has given me the support, confidence and, especially, the information I need to get it out into the world. From deciding how I want to publish to estimates to networking with professionals in the publishing world, the course has helped incredibly! –Jennifer Hinton
Thank you sooo much for this class!!! You've provided me with answers to questions I did not even know I needed to ask. I feel what I learned from you on the very fist module was worth the price of the entirety of the course. –Marcella Moy
Tanja's course has opened my publishing options in ways I hadn't even begun to consider. She is knowledgable about all aspects of the process and her training instills valuable insights and professionalism through her written examples, connections with other authors and joyful first person responses. –Lisa Nelson Raabe
Tanja’s course has given me the inside track on what it really takes to get a book into the world. Understanding the differences in process and benefits between traditional and self-publishing has been immensely eye-opening, and being given the precise resources I need to follow my chosen path has been tremendously helpful! Her course is incredibly robust yet broken into digestible, well-organized modules with concrete take-always and follow-up exercises. She leaves no stone uncovered and makes sure everyone feels confident in the responses she provides. I’m so happy I was able to take this class! –Sarah Boyd
If, like me, you have a book you are ready to share with the world, Tanja Pajevic’s course will help you sort through various publication strategies and make a plan to launch your work. Whether you decide to seek an agent and a contract with a traditional publishing house or aim to self-publish your book, Tanja has mapped out the intricacies of pitching, writing a book proposal, marketing, and publishing all in one place. Get ready to take a lot of notes, because there’s a lot of material to take in, all of it valuable and garnered by Tanja over her multiple publishing projects. You, too, will thank Tanja for saving you dozens (if not hundreds) of hours sorting through this information and demystifying publishing so you can make the best decisions for getting your book into your readers’ hands. –Rise Keller
If for any reason you’re not thrilled with the content and the potential impact of getting your book into the world, we will refund your tuition 100% within the first 14 days. No hoops! Just email us.
Q: Who is this course for?
A: This course is for anyone who’d like to get a book into the world, whether you’re a leader or entrepreneur who’d like to use your book for your business, a writer who’d like to pass down family stories, or any other writer of non-fiction or fiction excited to publish their book.
Q: How will the content be delivered and what will it include?
A: Each Monday you’ll get an email from Ruzuku, our learning platform. When you log in to the dashboard, you’ll see the material for that week’s lesson. It will be available to you to access whenever and wherever it's convenient for you.
Q: Do I need to be a writer to take this course?
A: Nope. The content of this course will be helpful to you whether you decide to write your book or hire someone else to write it for you. The Bonus Call with Amy Anderson on the topic of “Ghostwriting” can help you decide if you’d like to write your book yourself or hire a ghostwriter to write it for you.
Q: How much support is *really* included?
A: If you join the Standard level of this course, you’ll be navigating the materials on your own. If you join the Supported or Strategic level, you'll also receive access to our Private Facebook group after you register, where I'l be coaching you every day during the week (real coaching and not just "nice work"). And, of course, you'll also get support from the rest of our fabulous community!
Q: How much time do I need to go through the program?
A: We recommend about an hour a week to listen to the modules and work through the exercises and cheat sheets, and then you can decide how much time you’d like to reserve for building your platform and putting together your book materials.
Q: I’d love to take your course but am financially limited at the moment.
A: I offer a limited number of scholarships for those who are passionate about getting their book into the world, but can’t currently afford the tuition. If you’d like to apply for a scholarship, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a full explanation of your project, your situation and your commitment to completing your project.
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Because you can move from wanting to publish a book “some day” to seeing your book gain traction, generate income and make a difference in people’s lives—all within a matter of months.