Authors Mentoring Authors

  • Are you wondering how to maximize your book's potential?
  • Do you wish you could tap into the vast knowledge our fellow authors?
  • Are looking for advice on how to increase book sales and expand your market?
  • Do you want to use your book to boost your business?


Would you like to have a mentor?
Would you be willing to BE a mentor?

Please contact Christél Fairchild


As members oi BK Authors, we connect ideas to action and strive to help each other discover practical solutions to the dilemmas we face. Authors Mentoring Authors is designed to animate these goals. We connect people  looking for help to people who have experience and expertise to share. This is meant to enhance — not replace — guidance given by the Berrett-Koehler staff or provided by paid consultants.

Mentors offer up to three hours of telephone mentoring at no cost.  Once connected, the authors determine how they will work together. Mentoring is offered on topics such as:

The Writing Process
Book development, overcoming writer's block, effective writing styles, editing, writing with a co-author, finding your "voice".

The Publication Process
Preparing for you Author Day, what to expect after manuscript submission, working with a copy editor.

Book Marketing & Promotion:
Creating a marketing plan, planning a book launch or best-seller even, working with publicists or other consultants.

Building a Social Media Platform
Using tools such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, HootSuite and other social media sites, blogging to promote your book, finding your community and building a platform.

Building a Speaking Career
Understanding speaker bureaus, ways to improve speaking effectiveness, finding speaking opportunities, how to position yourself as a top-notch speaker.

Boosting Your Business: Developing a business strategy, translating concepts into consulting engagements, honing your brand.