Archive for February, 2011

I’m giving birth to triplets this week

February 15, 2011

It’s not often you get to give birth to 3 babies in a week.  Even when those ‘babies’ are books!  Although we help hundreds of people each year, three in one week warrants a bit of a celebration.  So please help me welcome to the world some really fabulous titles that will all make a great impression in their specific markets:

Pension Matters

On 16th February, Pension Matters will be born.  The brain-child of seasoned financial adviser Paul Steel, this book provides clarity and reassurance to those just approaching the retirement age.  It outlines the choices you have and guides you through the maze in a friendly and supportive way.

The Body Objective


On 18th February, Camilla Ellis will give birth to The Body Objective.  A comprehensive book which offers advice and insights on nutrition, overall health and fitness, this book will be well-received by people who want to improve their  general health and wellness, and people with specific health challenges.


Finally, 21st February will 10 Commandmentsbe the birthday of The Ten Commandments by Russell Connor.  A very slim volume, it is a book which Russell will be able to use with his clients to showcase his extensive experience and expertise in business consulting.  We apologise if anyone was looking for the biblical version – this is not it but it is a business bible, of sorts!


So we have an eventful week coming up!  I applaud all my author clients who have persevered against self-doubt, time challenges and critics, to create books that create a real impact and build credibility.  If you would like to be featured in a future blog post, please contact me today.  The sooner you start, the sooner we can launch you into the marketplace.  Thanks for following us and watch out for more exciting news in the very near future.


HIGHLIGHTS from The Book Midwife

February 1, 2011

What a couple of months we’ve just had! If you have followed any of our news, you probably know about some of the exciting things we have been doing in December and January. Still, it gives me great pleasure to summarize what has been the best two months ever at our little company. I hope this report makes you smile and feel inspired to get involved!

Helping more people than ever to write and publish books

Over the past two months, my own private client list sold out as I helped 10 new private clients start their books!


I also enjoyed presenting at the European Professional Women’s Network and the Chartered Management Institute, as well as being a guest presenter for Lisa Peck a.ka. the ‘Step it Up Queen’ and UK Sales Mentor Steve Clarke on their webinars.

Growing and Adding More Value

In January, we also trained and certified three new Book Midwife Consultants!  A very warm welcome to Sharon Eden, Bianca Kroon and Oni Bhattacharya!

The entire Book Midwife Consultancy team

There are now six of us, which means we can help even more aspiring authors to plan, write and publish their books.  So no matter which consultant they work with, clients can be assured of the same proven and award-winning system that has helped over 300 people to write their books in just 90 days!

Sharon, Bianca and Oni at our team dinner

We need to expand the team even more, especially in the U.S., so if you know a coach or consultant who has written a book and would like to help others achieve the same, please ask if they would consider training as a Book Midwife Licensed Practitioner.

Finally, the month of January ended with the first ever Thought Leadership Retreat – a very small, very exclusive two-day event especially for people who need a strategy to become the REAL thought leaders in their field.

Two delegates working on their thought leadership plans

Feedback has been very positive, and the next retreat has been planned for May.  If you would like more information, please see the website.  But you will need to be fast, as there are only 6 places available.

Lots of Lovely New Books!

And this report would not be complete without acknowledging the many Book Midwife and Ecademy Press clients who successfully launched their books in December and January.  Huge kudos to the following:

Deb Battersby, author of The Magic Mirror and the Grandma Message

Iris Clermont, author of Team Magic

Sharon Eden, author of Whack Around The Head

Hattie Hasan, author of The Joy of Plumbing

Cali Bird, author of Don’t Give Up Your Day Job


Cali and Mindy at the launch of Don't Give Up Your Day Job

Hmmm… I just noticed something about this list.  Can you see anything interesting?  Let me know, and let me know what we should do about it!

Well, that’s the end of the round-up!  I hope you are also having a brilliant start to the 2011.  If so, let me know so I can help you shout about it.  If not, let me know if there is anything I can do to help you shift things in the area of thought leadership, writing and publishing.  Wishing you a wonderful year ahead!