Praise from Happy Clients

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A special thanks to my book coach, Jan B. King. This never would have happened without you – hand-holding those first steps. Thank You!

–Carla White, author, Idea to iPhone (John Wiley & Sons, 2013)

I attended Book Expo America with Jan King in 2008 and as a result of her expert coaching (and a lot of hard work), I landed the book contract I wanted with my top choice of publishers. Jan helped me to understand the book contract so that I could negotiate what would work for me. She was very accessible and we talked strategy at many points throughout the process.
–Adrian Ott, author, The 24-Hour Customer: New Rules for Winning in a Time-Starved, Always-Connected Economy (HarperBusiness, 2010)

Jan King has been a lifesaver on my publishing journey. Her support and expertise have been instrumental in helping me a land a great book deal with one of my top-choice publishers. Jan is extremely knowledgeable and provides valuable insights into all aspects of the publishing process – from crafting the book proposal to writing the manuscript, from navigating BEA to reviewing the contract, and so much more. I count on her for constructive feedback on my work, thoughtful answers to my questions, and sage advice every step of the way. She not only knows the ins-and-outs of the publishing industry, but she also gets the emotional ups and downs that come with writing a book. Her endless patience and encouragement keep me going. Hands down, Jan has been one of the best investments I’ve made in my business and I’ve recommended her to many friends and colleagues. If you’re an entrepreneurial woman wanting to get published, Jan will help you make that dream come true.
–Jennifer Lee, author, The Right-Brain Business Plan (New World Library, 2011)

Layout 1Jan King was a coach, friend, consultant, expert and cheerleader all rolled up in one as I embarked on my journey to publish my first book Choosing ME before WE. Jan’s coaching and expert advice was an invaluable asset to me as I navigated the world of self-publishing, and then navigated myself into a book contract with a fantastic publisher. Her sage advice and friendship meant a lot to me… it saved me lots of time… made me smarter and I recommend her and her work 100 times over. I only work with masters, and Jan King is a master.
–Christine Arylo, author, Choosing Me Before We (New World Library, 2009)

WardCoverI love Jan King! Every now and then you meet someone with whom you have an immediate connection.   I had one with her.  But more than that, she gave me some great, new, and immediately usable ideas about how to present my books and my speaking topics, which I hope will increase my visibility this year. She also connected me with just the right people – resulting in a speaking engagement at a national conference for women later this year.
–Francine Ward, Esq. author, Esteemable Acts (Random House, 2003)

SilverStockCoverJan King knows the book industry inside and out. Jan’s analysis, support, and direction in navigating the world of book publishing in it’s various forms was instrumental in moving my book idea forward. Jan has a passion for helping women authors succeed and her straightforward and thorough advice was critical to my own success. If you are thinking about publishing in any way, Jan is a tremendous resource in determining the best path to take and how to navigate your journey.
–Carrie Silver-Stock, Secrets Girls Keep (HCI Books, 2009)

McClellandBookLaunch3Jan, you and your team have done it again! The second annual eWomenPublishingNetwork Conference completely transformed my vision of my business–again! When I arrived at the conference I had a kernel of an idea for my next book. After attending the informative, detailed break out sessions, I’m leaving with enough ideas to create an entire line of products.
–Carol McClelland, Ph.D., Seasons of Change and Dream Careers for Dummies (John Wiley & Sons, 2005)

StutzCoverThirteen publishers would never have been interested in my book without you. You have no idea how close I was to quitting last November!
–Elinor Stutz, Nice Girls Do Get the Sale (Sourcebooks, 2006)

OlsenCoverJan has been an invaluable resource and mentor for me. She has a wealth of knowledge, years of experience, and practical advice that anyone who is serious about book publishing needs to tap into. Truly, I would not be where I am today without her.
–Erica Olsen, author of Strategic Planning for Dummies (John Wiley & Sons, 2006)

 

VelasquezCoverI had accumulated a significant body of work over the past ten years from consistently writing a weekly column for a local newspaper. I have also been writing personal development seminars for the past thirty-four years.

Writing a book was the next logical step. The project sat parked in the land of shoulds. I should write a book, but not now. It moved to the have-to list. It felt daunting but if I forced myself, I would make it happen through sheer willpower. Luckily, a respected client referred me to Jan King.

By phone, Jan gave me a comprehensive overview of the process of creating a book. I told her that as soon as I was ready to stretch out of my comfort zone, I would take on the project. Her response set the tone for our exceptional working relationship. She said: I do not want you to stretch outside of your comfort zone. I want you to fully stand in your expertise and entice me into your work. Your job is to entice your readers, your audience, by sharing what you already know. My job is to help you to create the best way to do that.

Jan has guided, directed, questioned, suggested and stayed both committed to and involved with each step of the creation of the best book I am presently capable of producing. Her expertise shines through her clarity and discernment. Her sense of humor and unfailing encouragement has made this process both delightful and a significant, positive new growth experience for me both personally and professionally.
–Susan McNeal Velasquez, Beyond Intellect: A Journey Into the Wisdom of Your Intuitive Mind (2007)

wakeup150Like many would-be authors, I have been pregnant with this calling for a very long time. I have taken self-help author courses and how-to-get published workshops and hired consultants before. Some were great. Some were expensive ‘miscarriages’.

When I met Jan King in 2005, I felt a strong sense that I was finally in the right place at the right time with the right person to midwife this into a reality. I actually started to cry (happy tears).

Today I am celebrating a beautiful, bouncing 254-page book, about to be birthed into the world to equip achieving women to fuel healthier success and love the lives they are meant to lead.

I am grateful to Jan for her confidence-building encouragement, practical support, and for shedding light on navigating the multi-faceted stages and details of publishing. It takes a village. I have gone from being a solo home office coach to hiring 14 different people to create something we could be proud of. Just learning what kind of help, when to hire and what to budget was a huge help.
- Marian Baker, Wake Up Inspired: Fuel Healthier Success and Love the Life You’re Meant to Lead

Acknowledgments in Recent Books:

From The Un-Game: Four-Play to Business as UnUsual Ingrid Martine (2012)
Without my book coach Jan King, I wouldn’t have had the courage of my convictions nor the great people to whom she led me.

From The Right-Brain Business Plan: A Creative, Visual Map for Success, New World Library, Jennifer Lee (2011)
(To) my book coach, Jan King, for guiding me through the publishing process with her endless patience, wise insights and heartfelt support.

From The Way of the Happy Woman, New World Library, Sara Avant Stover (2011)
Thank you, Jan King, for being such an encouraging book coach.

From Soulmate Proprietors: How to Run a Business with Your Spouse and Stay Married!, Danelle Brown (2011)
Thank you to Jan King, who continues to stand by me as I progress as an author. She has always given me great advice and cheered me on from the moment we first met and she heard my book idea.

From The Intentional Networker: Attracting Powerful Relationships, Referrals & Results in Business,, Patti DeNucci (2011)
Special thanks and recognition also go to my publishing strategist, Jan B. King of the eWomenPublishingNetwork. Jan has been a reliable, dedicated, and encouraging ally throughout the book writing and publishing process. She kept me on track, focused, and energized, especially on the days when all I could see were pages filled with words and a To Do list four miles long. I wish I had recorded our many phone conversations as they were priceless!

From The Circle of Fire: In the Midst of the Ashes an Ember of Hope Flickered, Justina R. Page (2011)
To my writing coach, Jan King, thanks for believing in me. Your enthusiasm and expertise have brought this book to life.

From Berried in Chocolate: How I build a Multi-million dollar business by Doing What I Love, Pelican Publishing, Shari Fitzpatrick (2011)
Jan King, founder of eWomenPublishingNetwork – without Jan I could never have pulled off this book deal.

From Up: Pursuing Significance in Leadership and Life Joan O. Wright (2011) Jan King has served as my book coach and offered guidance with the numerous aspects of writing and publishing, all new to me. Also, she’s helped me keep my head on straight as a first time book author.

From Compassion for Annie: A Healthy Response to Mental Disorders Marilyn R. Dowell (2011) Thank you to Jan King. my gifted writing coach whose keen insights are most appreciated.

From The 24-Hour Customer, Harper Business, Adrian C. Ott (2010)
Many thanks to Jan King and Sam Horn for providing education on the publishing process and encouraging me to pursue a commercial publishing route with my ideas.

From Find Love At Last: 7 Steps to Attracting the Sweetest Love You Have Ever Known, Lee Ann Hawkins (2010)
Jan King, my publishing coach –Thank you for your guidance and support in getting this book out into the world.

From The Yellow Brick Road: A Woman’s Journey to the Edge and Back, Gail Sullivan (2010)
Thank you, Jan, for coaching me through the publishing process.

From Must Be Present to Win, Tina Ferguson (2010)
Jan King, book and publishing consultant, than you for an amazing book writing adventure. I had no idea at the time what a gift the actual experience of writing a book at this level would hold for me. You did, and held my hand when I wasn’t sure what to do next. I will always treasure our conversations and I am so grateful for your support. Thank you for guiding and believing in me.

From Leadership Building Blocks, Dawn McCoy (2010)
Jan B. King, my coach and advocate. Your support and insight has been amazing – hoisting me to help bring in the final stages of this endeavor to fruition. I’m so grateful!

From Choosing Me Before We: Every Woman’s Guide to Life and Love, Christine Arylo (New World Library, 2009):

To Jan King at eWomenPublishingNetwork, for your sage advice every step of the way

From Secrets Girls Keep, Carrie Silver-Stock. (HCI Books, 2009):

A huge thank you to Jan King for not just believing in me, but all women authors. You are amazing and I’m so grateful for all you have done for me.

From Aha Moments!, Dianna Amorde. (2009):

When I finally decided to get serious about writing this book, everything fell into place. I have a talented team of professionals associated with the eWomenPublishingNetwork to thank for that (including) Jan King, the fearless leader, who nudged me when needed and reminded me to celebrate my progress.

From Business Law Battle Plan for Entrepreneurs, Marjorie Jobe, esq. (2009):

My publishing coach, Jan King, through her innovative book coaching program, eWomenPublishingNetwork, was exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable in the world of writing and publishing successful books.

From Beyond Intellect: Journey into the Wisdom of Your Intuitive Mind, Susan McNeal Velasquez (2007):

Jan King, you have contributed your publishing, writing, and mentoring talents to the task of sculpting a massive amount of material into a credible, stand-up body of work. Plus, you made the journey safe, accomplishable, and extremely enjoyable.

From Taking the Reins: Let Horses Teach You to Lead with Spirit, Jean Starling (2007):

I want to say a particular thank you to Jan B. King of eWomenPublishingNetwork. When I called Jan and told her I had an idea for a book, I had no idea what to expect. As an unknown writer with an unpublished memoir, I was unsure of myself and my abilities. I had never met Jan, but she immediately took time to listen to me and encourage me to proceed with my new idea. Over the next few months when I felt as if I did not have the talent or the knowledge to write this book, she continued to encourage me and to tell me that this was a worthwhile venture. Without her consistent encouragement, help, and pushback to do better, this book would not have been written. Jan, I owe you much more than I could ever repay. Keep up your work, you are needed.

From Life Moxie: 9 Strategies for Taking Life by the Horns, Ann Tardy (2007):

If you have a book in you, you need to know Jan King, founder and editorial director of eWomenPublishingNetwork. She read my chapters every week without fail and was the sounding board that no new author knows she needs but every successful author has.

From Beyond Farewell: Freeing the Bereaved to Grieve, Allisa L.V. Vermillion (2007):

A special thanks to Jan B. King to whom I owe a debt of gratitude for her never-ending faith in my ability to bring you this message.

From Nice Girls Do Get the Sale: Relationship Building that Gets Results, Elinor Stutz (Sourcebooks, 2006):

A special thank you to Jan B. King, Editorial Director of eWomenPublishingNetwork and her associated publishing professionals who helped me put this book in your hands.

From Wake Up Inspired: Fuel Healthier Success and Love the Life You’re Meant to Lead, Marian Baker (2006):

I would also like to thank Jan King of eWomenPublishingNetwork for her confidence-building encouragement, practical support, and for shedding light on navigating the multi-faceted stages of book publishing.

From Give Wings to Your Dreams: Reawaken Your Joy and Passion for Life, Lauren E. Sullivan (2006):

To Jan B. King, Executive Director of eWomenPublishingNetwork for serving as a midwife in the final stages of writing this book, for providing your honest and direct feedback, and for guiding me productively through the maze of the publishing world.

From A Financial Minute: From Money Madness to Financial Freedom, One Minute at a Time, Jenifer Madson (2006):

To Jan King of eWomenPublishingNetwork who gave such clear, unbiased advice as I put this book together, thank you for your encouragement, knowledge, and support.

From Can You Hear Me Now?: Harnessing the Power of Your Vocal Impact in 31 Days, Kate Peters (2006)

Jan King of eWomenPublishingNetwork gave me expert guidance maneuvering the book publishing waters.