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Join Kim Marsh and Nicki Pappas in their Preparing for Publishing series. Kim is a writing + book coach and the founder of The Open Book Company. Nicki is the author of two books (As Familiar as Family and Reflections from a Former Evangelical) and the host of the Broadening the Narrative podcast.


In the Preparing for Publishing Series Bundle, you get everything for sessions 1-4.

  • Session 1: Writing Rhythms is for any and all writers. Kim and Nicki share tips and mindsets writers can implement in their relationship with writing.
  • Session 2: Self-Publishing 101 is for writers who want to publish a book. Kim and Nicki explain key considerations for self-publishing and what to expect.
  • Session 3: Implementing Feedback covers incorporating feedback that authors have received for their books pre-publication. Kim and Nicki talk about collecting and including insights from beta readers, editors, writing coaches, and other key players on the writing team.
  • Session 4: Launching Your Book is all about getting the book into the world. Kim and Nicki cover information about what's needed to prepare a book for official publication as well as a menu of options for promoting and marketing.


The video replays, notes, and transcripts for sessions 1-4 are included in the ZIP file along with sample budgets, a Self-Publishing Checklist from The Open Book Company, and a Book Promotion + Marketing Menu from The Open Book Company. You can download all of these items after completing your purchase by extracting them from the folder. If you have any questions about your purchase, fill out the contact form here.


As an added bonus, Kim is offering a complimentary month for participating in The Open Book Community! Customers who purchase the bundle will gain access to all of the Writing Circles, workshops, and resources in The Open Book Community. To redeem, email with the subject line Free Month. She’ll take it from there. 


Also, anyone who purchases the Preparing for Publishing bundle can sign up for a slot on Nicki's Calendly to chat and get questions answered that are more specific to your situation if you have questions about something Kim and Nicki didn’t address. After purchasing the bundle and completing all 4 sessions, you’ll just email Nicki at to set up that call.


The bundle is valued at $140. You get it for $75. Plus, there is a money back guarantee that never expires if you complete the course and aren't satisfied with your purchase.


Edited to add: IngramSpark will no longer charge book setup fees beginning 5/1/23.

Preparing for Publishing Series Bundle

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