THE BESTSELLER MENTORSHIP BALI
JOIN US IN BALI TO TURN YOUR KNOWLEDGE & IDEAS INTO A BESTSELLING BOOK
With bestselling author John Williams & literary agent Jacq Burns
Becoming a bestselling author changes everything – it brings status, respect, a flood of new fans & prospects, and new opportunities you probably couldn’t even imagine right now.
We know because we’ve experienced it.
And now we want to show you how to make it happen for yourself in the Bestseller Mentorship Bali.
Let us walk you through our proven strategies for writing and marketing a bestselling book based on 35 years of combined experience writing, marketing, coaching, agenting, and publishing.
WRITING YOUR OWN BESTSELLER WILL CHANGE LIVES...
...PARTICULARLY YOUR OWN!
HAVE YOU EVER ASKED
YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS?
YOU'LL GET ANSWERS TO ALL OF THESE QUESTIONS
- AND MORE -
IN THE BALI BESTSELLER MENTORSHIP
THE BESTSELLER MENTORSHIP
WILL GIVE YOU...
Your bestseller idea
With our input one-to-one and in the small group, you'll finally nail your killer idea - that's the core message within everything you are writing about that makes the whole book work - and gets the media wanting to talk about you!
Your bestseller marketing plan
Even if you have a book deal with a major publisher you still need to market your book. Start early using the strategies we'll show you and you can have a massive impact on your own book's success.
A good proposal is your key to a book deal with a major publisher. We give you our template for a great proposal, talk you through how to complete it, and then provide one-to-one review & input from a literary agent.
Your deal-winning book proposal
Your 6-figure book strategy
A bestselling book can launch a 6-figure business off the back of it from scratch or if you're already working for yourself, it can multiply your results. We'll teach you the strategies that make this possible for you.
In-person meeting with an agent
We'll coach you through the best way to present your book idea and on the final day of the mentorship and we can be there with you as you pitch your book to a top literary agent.
The accountability to get it done
Beat procrastination and your inner gremlins with expert advice, support and accountability and the momentum of your fellow writers. Get your proposal nailed and 2-3 example chapters written.
"The Bestseller Mentorship has enabled me to think of writing the book in a different way that is going to make it more likely to connect with the reader and more likely to be more interesting, more usable and a better book – which I would not have been able to do on my own." - Ken
Becoming "The author of..." changes everything.
If you work for yourself (or you want to do so) a successful book opens up a world of opportunities - clients and customers come to you instead of you having to go hunt for them. And what's more, they already know, like and trust you because they've read your book.
Now you no longer have to compete on price because people will pay more to hire the author of the book they love.
Your book brings thousands of people to your website and - when you follow our instructions in the mentorship - they will join your email list, eager to hear more from you.
You will also get invited to give keynote speeches, appear on radio, TV and podcasts, give interviews for newspapers and magazines and get invited to all sorts of opportunities you can barely imagine right now.
Your book becomes a 24-hour marketing engine spreading your ideas and your brand and building good will with future clients, customers and partners.
ISN'T IT TIME YOU GOT THE INPUT YOU NEED TO WRITE A SUCCESSFUL BOOK?
BECOMING A BESTSELLING AUTHOR WILL TRANSFORM YOUR CAREER
INTRODUCING YOUR MENTORS
Jacq was commissioning editor at Random House & Editorial Director at Harper Collins where she edited classics such as Men are from Mars; Women are from Venus, Who Moved My Cheese, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Toddler Taming - several of which have sold millions of copies.
She is author of several successful books and has ghostwritten a number of well-known titles. Jacq is also co-founder of the The London Writers Club.
John is author of the bestselling books Screw Work Let's Play and Screw Work Break Free, now translated into ten languages. He is also founder of The Ideas Lab and has helped thousands of people to turn their ideas and knowledge into successful books and businesses.
John’s books have been featured in The Sunday Times, The Times, The FT, The Daily Mail, Marketing Week, Elle Magazine and many other publications. And his clients’ books have gone on to be bestsellers, often attracting extensive media coverage.
"It’s been really fantastic having the blend of John & Jacq: John shakes things up with his marketing knowledge and insight & angle on things and then Jacq comes to our books with all her knowledge of editing, of the book and publishing industry." - Deborah
HOW DOES THE BESTSELLER MENTORSHIP BALI WORK?
BEFORE WE MEET
We give you a simple fill-in-the-blanks document to help you start to capture your ideas for the book and also bring us up to speed with your thinking. We’ll then review it in advance so we know all about you, about your ideas, your passion and your career/business.
DAY 1 IN BALI
At a gorgeous, tropical Bali retreat centre overlooking rice paddies, we’ll share, spilling out our ideas, testing them and making them real. We’ll help you make them as big and bold as you dare, and then some. Jacq and John will throw their wisdom and experience at it and magic will happen.
We’ll lead you through finding the bestselling concept out of your passions. And learn how to tell a strong story, the one that’s burning inside of you.
You’ll get clear about the purpose of your book and the journey you’re taking your readers on and how to make sure they’ll want you holding their hand for a wonderful ride.
Creative Fire-up Meditation.
Helping you with a deep yet playful understanding of your idea and what your book can be. Play it out in words, pictures, slogans and anything you want.
You’ll see how your book works and start to understand the style of book you are writing, how you will journey and share with your readers, and how your pitch will reflect that in a stunning and original way that’s uniquely yours.
In individual work and feedback time the magic will keep on happening.
You’ll have a compelling process or approach that is captured in your book and built into a related offer in your business. In other words, a killer piece of Intellectual property that nobody else has or can steal. It’s all yours, it’s your unique and magical point of difference.
You’ve worked hard today so next you’ll perhaps have a beer, a juice, chat to other great minds and/ or maybe just sleep on it. You’ll be getting ready to refine your pitch tomorrow so your overnight job is easy, just mulling over your beautiful idea. Letting it accompany you as you float off to sleep.
(Take your notebook to Bed. Whether it’s mid papaya juice or 3am, scribble or draw anything that comes to you about your book. Let it all flow.)
DAY 2 IN BALI
Back to the rice paddy view early with banana pancakes and juice we’ll make your idea even better.
Today is all about the big picture, what is this big beautiful thing that will open doors and make things happen for you? Let’s work one to one with you, and make it even more gorgeous.
In the afternoon, we’ll make plans and share.
How will you share your idea in the world?
This is a key question agents and editors ask and they’ll want to see your ideas in your pitch. John’s marketing plan will help you answer this.
It’s time to stand up or sit down and pitch to yourself, to video, to Jacq & John or the group. See what your idea is made of and how it sounds out loud. Get excited at what you’ve made. Take it home and let it evolve further.
ONE-TO-ONE MENTORSHIP WHEN YOU GET HOME
Let it all sink in, deepen and grow. The good news is you’re not on the own. In fact you have two deep-dive one-to-one mentorship sessions by video conference.
One is with Jacq to help nail book theme and your deal-winning proposal. The other is with John to nail your bestselling idea, killer title and book marketing strategy.
We cover a lot of ground in these private mentorship sessions – that’s why we record them and send it to you afterwards so that you can listen in again and take notes.
"Now we all have something we know we can go out, we can sell, we can talk about, we can promote" - Deborah
"I know I wouldn’t have, gotten as much down as I have now, and written the beginning of my book and outlined the whole thing and actually pitched to a publisher and an agent" - Cait
JOHN & JACQ HAVE HELPED MANY PEOPLE CREATE THEIR OWN BESTSELLERS...
"Doing John's programme gave me both a deadline and the encouragement I needed to get the first version of the Gateway Women website live and book my first public talk, despite my incredible nerves! There's been no looking back since then - it seems I'm the founder of what looks like a new social movement! I often recommend John's books and programmes to others. Thanks for helping me to help so many other women." – Jody Day, author of the #1 bestseller "Living the life unexpected"
"Jacq gave me the focus, the motivation and the expertise to complete the job. With her help you increase your chances of winning ten-fold. I was delighted to earn over £20,000 from my book before it was launched!" – Tom Isaacs.
"I absolutely love working with you on this, Jacq – firstly and rather obviously because you have been very encouraging (big thank you!!) - but secondly because this kind of thinking and commentary from another (and highly experienced) viewpoint and a second pair of eyes is not just fantastically valuable feedback, it is highly inspirational." - Alan
If you’re going to write, why not choose somewhere really inspiring to do it?
Artists, writers and seekers have been coming to Ubud in Bali for over a hundred years. Visitors from the 1960s onwards have included Charlie Chaplin, Noël Coward, and H.G. Wells. More recently, Ubud was the inspiration for Liz Gilbert’s international bestseller Eat, Pray, Love.
Jacq and John have been visiting Ubud for several years for the mixture of local culture, warm weather, creative community, natural tropical beauty and modern luxury at affordable prices.
The weather is hot, the food is great (with an emphasis on healthy living) and there is a thriving ‘digital nomad’ community of people from the West running online businesses. And we’ll be making the most of our location with a wonderful resort location.
Come to Bali and add some time before or after the event as a holiday – or do as Jacq and John do and simply work remotely for a little while. We can fill you on the shared workspaces where you can meet other creatives & remote workers
APPLY NOW FOR THE BESTSELLER MENTORSHIP BALI
We often see book gurus charging $3000-$6000 or more for a group course where you don’t even get one-to-one advice. But we would rather work much more closely with people – in a small group experience with time for everyone to speak followed by private one-to-one consultations to go
deep into your bestseller concept & proposal – and make it affordable for a greater range of people.
WANT TO TALK IT OVER? APPLY FOR A FREE
CONSULTATION WITH JOHN WILLIAMS
JUST IMAGINE AFTER THE BESTSELLER MENTORSHIP BALI YOU WILL HAVE...
"I know that what was holding me back was not the financial investment; it was believing in what I could achieve at the end of it and believing in what was needed out there in the world – and I know now that for me it was absolutely 100% the right decision." - Michelle