Are You Writing a Book? Do You Need Help?
I have authored more than twenty books since 2001 and can safely say that I know what it takes to write, edit and publish a book. Below are four distinct areas that I can help you with.
Finding Motivation and Creating an Outline
It is easy to get ideas for books, but harder to complete the task. The first step of any book writing process should be to uncover or develop sufficient motivation, not only to start writing the process but also finish. I have worked with a number of authors over the years who had been thinking about writing until I helped them uncover their true motivations. Once that was done I taught them a simple process to create an outline and after that they simply took off and finished their books in record time.
Navigating the Maze of Self-Publishing
Self-publishing has never been more accessible and yet it is is easy to get fooled if you don't know what you are doing. I can help you with everything from typesetting and cover design to ISBN numbers and pricing. I can help you self-publish on any budget and am familiar with both paperback and e-book publishing.
Big Picture Editing - The View from 30.000 Feet
Once authors have written their first draft they have usually become so enamored with what they have written that they have completely lost objectivity. That is where I come in. I have helped rearrange, re-frame and rewrite books with great success. If you want help from someone who can elevate your book from amateur to professional status, then send me an e-mail.
Unfortunately authors seldom make much money through book sales. However, there are plenty of other revenue streams that you can develop if you are willing to use the entrepreneurial self-publishing method. I can show you how to leverage your existing data base, create new products that are related to your book, and repackage your material in a variety of ways. I can teach you several ways in which you can make money from self-publishing.
Get Started with "The Author's Blueprint"
Gudjon assisted me in completing my first book with insightful and practical advice. He has a deep knowledge about the book publishing industry, and is also a charitable, kind individual who regularly expresses empathetic support. You won't regret hiring him.
I spent the past two years writing my first book/memoir. When I was done, I turned to Gudjon Bergmann. I wholeheartedly recommend him for his knowledgeable "end to end" book process instruction to anyone who is writing a book or considering writing a book. I would have been lost without his help...
Gudjon has a relaxed and practical style to what he does. I attended one of Gudjon's workshops and the product of that workshop was the name for my book, Repurpose Your Career – A Practical Guide for Baby Boomers. Gudjon coached my co-author through the process of book layout. He has proved to be a invaluable resource and I would recommend him to anyone who needs help in getting their book out.
Above is a partial list of companies, groups and associations that have hired me either as a speaker, consultant or trainer over the years.