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After 13+ years of researching, guessing, analyzing, flying by the seat of her pants, watching surefire approaches fail miserably (and doubtful approaches work brilliantly), Elizabeth developed her flagship course, PUBLISH A PROFITABLE BOOK, to help anyone who dreams of publishing a book avoid common (and costly) publishing pitfalls through a step-by-step blueprint from wherever they are to a published book (overwhelm, anxiety and rocking in the corner not included).

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Hi there! I’m Elizabeth, and I began writing at the age of 6. I vividly remember sitting down at my kitchen table with a pencil and a stack of looseleaf paper. I started at chapter 6 (because I was 6, after all, and starting at the very beginning seemed an awful lot of work).

I subsequently quit, a trait that would repeat itself throughout the course of my youth and early adulthood whenever something took longer than 1.5 minutes to perfect.

Learning to play tennis as well as Martina Navratilova apparently takes longer than 2 practice sessions.

Also, playing guitar like Eric Clapton.

And playing Clayton’s Grand March on the piano as well as my grandfather did.

You get the gist. I didn’t have a lot of, shall we say, perseverance in those days.

While my dreams of writing and publishing a book never disappeared, a topic that truly compelled me to get started continued to elude me.

Until 2001.

In February of that year, with a strong-willed 1-year-old at home, I learned that I was expecting twins.

Needless to say, I ran straight from the ultrasound room to the bookstore, desperate for a book that was going to give me strategies for getting through this delightful blessing and keep my sense of humor while doing it.

That book didn’t exist. And that was my “eureka” moment.

Despite the sheer terror created from knowing I had to create an entire manuscript from the first blank page, the writing ended up being the most fun part (I suppose I enjoyed the distraction from my Groundhog Day existence).

Once I finished writing the majority of the book, however, I realized I had a big problem: I HAD NO IDEA WHAT TO DO NEXT!

Contact agents? Call publishing houses? Scour the internet researching hybrid publishers?

After a mind-numbing amount of thought and hearing “No” way too many times from agents and editors (“No” is my least favorite word in the English language — and any other language, for that matter), I decided to take matters into my own hands and figure out how to publish and sell my first book, Ready or Not…Here We Come! The REAL Experts’ Guide to the First Year with Twins.

I did what any sleep-deprived, determined mom with zero free time would do.

I did it myself.

Doesn’t that sound totally reasonable? (Newsflash: it wasn’t.)

In 2003, I published the book. It quickly became a bestseller in its category and remained so for nearly a decade.

Perhaps that was my year; I had finally found a project I was willing to stick with through every bump, hiccup and avalanche.

Two years later, I published my second book, Ready or Not. . .There We Go! The REAL Experts’ Guide to the Toddler Years with Twins. It also did remarkably well—even by traditional publishing standards.

In 2012, in the midst of writing my third book, You Cannot Be Serious: and 32 Other Rules that Sustain a (Mostly) Balanced Mom, something truly unexpected occurred: Literary Agents expressed serious interest.

I’d met several friends who were traditionally published, and when they mentioned my sales figures to their agents, those agents’ ears perked up.

No one was more shocked than I was that my sales had (way) outperformed those hoped for from traditional book deals.

I had turned what initially seemed impossible into a 6-figure part-time gig, and I wasn’t about to give that up to make so little per book sold, lose most of the control over manuscript edits and cover design, and live with the pressure of making the book a bestseller in one week or be deemed a failure.

So a self-publisher I continued to be.

Through my flagship program, Publish A Profitable Book, I teach entrepreneurs with a message and anyone with a story how to bypass the overwhelm, go from wanting to write a book to be writing a book, get that book into published form, and let it open new, exciting doors with purpose.

Whether you’ve finished writing your manuscript or haven’t put a word on the page, I look forward to meeting you wherever you are and helping you get wherever you dream of going.

Are you ready? Of course you are. That’s why you’re here. So let’s do this!

 

 
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