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Advance your author career with focused bi-monthly GSD Strategy Sessions including live workshops, Q&As, working sessions and action tasks.
Cut the overwhelm by committing to one growth area of your publishing career every two months using the provided training, tools and specific action items you need to grow targeted areas of your author platform.
Finally accomplish things—one focused step at a time—that you’ve put off month after month.
All you have to do is write the book, edit the book, publish the book, market the book, update your website, know your brand, put all your creative energy into giveaways, promotions, social media, building your email list, keeping yourself in front of readers — and if you do it over and over again, book after book, you have an author career! 🤪
AND LET ME GUESS, ALONG THE WAY YOU’VE TRIED…
X Joining Facebook groups to desperately find the answers to HOW DO I DO THIS and WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
X Fast-track publishing courses that hold you to a writing and publishing schedule that just doesn’t work for your brain or your life.
X Trying to write to market, write faster, spend less time writing and more time marketing.
X Building your career without a team and without the reliable community support that every author needs.
X Spending money to make money—without fully knowing why
✅ Let us help you complete those lingering “To-Do” tasks one at a time, make space for your brain (and your creativity), and get you back to writing (that thing you love!)
✅ Let us support you from expert workshops to confident implementation: in this membership, we give you the strategies and support you as you take action —
Without spending a fortune to do it!
THAT is what taking control of your author career looks like.
Focus on and complete one targeted career-advancing strategy every two months.
Get guided support from:
Live strategy workshops
Working sessions via Zoom
Action task worksheets
Meet your meaningful milestones with every focused bi-monthly GSD* Strategy Session.
*Your key intention: Get. Shit. Done.
What we give you:
We set the bimonthly topic, provide the expert training, the specific action items, offer a deadline plus space to get these done as well as space and encouragement to write, edit and be creative.
What you need to bring:
You commit to setting practical, manageable goals in your schedule and completing this one thing to advance your career every two months.
What you accomplish:
A focused effort to grow your publishing career, one building block and milestone at a time. Work on things that will have a positive impact on your success. Make space for writing.
— You implement critical strategies that grow your author career right now, putting the training into practice and experiencing trust in your decision-making.
— You understand key aspects of publishing careers (branding! Newsletters! Marketing strategies!) that have previously been elusive or you understood in theory but not in practice.
— You surround yourself with authors just like you who are also GSD and who will cheer you on, commiserate, hold space for you and hold you accountable.
— You lean on the Book Boss GSD Membership Community on Discord for writing, editing, publishing, marketing or business questions, and you’ll get help and support from your fellow authors as well as Angela and her team.
WHEN YOU JOIN THE BOOK BOSS GSD MEMBERSHIP, YOU’LL GET ACCESS TO:
The current GSD Strategy Session.
One strategy session to focus on over a two month period.
Each session guides you through completing a specific publishing or author career task:
Author branding, setting up a newsletter strategy, creating a marketing strategy, and more.
Strategy-specific workshops presented by an expert.
Each strategy session has a workshop offered live and as a recording to watch later.
You get access to the workshop recording plus action task worksheets for 2 months, giving you a timeline and a deadline for the current strategy.
Workshops are presented by Angela James or guest experts.
Participate in a live Q&A or submit questions in advance.
Your questions get answered.
You can ask questions at the live Q&A or submit them in advance.
Get help with strategy-specific roadblocks and problems.
Supported strategy-specific working sessions via Zoom.
Dedicated space in your calendar to work on the strategy during a 2-month period.
Live working sessions led by Angela.
24/7 ZOOM CO-WORKING
Our dedicated Zoom co-working room is available to you 24/7.
You get Angela’s scheduled working sessions plus calendar of co-working sessions hosted by members.
Co-working sessions are friendly to multiple time zones to use for accomplishing strategy-specific goals or other key tasks such as writing, editing, or admin tasks.
EVERGREEN COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Evergreen community resources designed to help you advance to the next stage of your career.
THE BOOK BOSS GSD DISCORD COMMUNITY
The Book Boss GSD* Membership Discord: a friendly and helpful community of career-focused authors just like you.
Ask the community for advice, resources and help with any-and-all publishing and writing questions.
* Be your own Book Boss: Join us and Get Shit Done
*First payment charged September 1
About the supportive, resource-rich Book Boss community:
About Zoom Co-Working:
About Angela James’ editing, publishing and author career expertise:
Book Boss GSD Membership is here to help you Get Shit Done…
Bi-monthly GSD Strategy Sessions get you motivated and taking action on your author career, with workshops, Q&A sessions, working sessions, action task worksheets, Discord support from the community and your hosts, Angela James and Dan Stephensen, and select expert sessions with distinguished guest speakers.
… WITH GENUINE COMMUNITY.
The Book Boss GSD Membership Discord Community is your instant support network. Whether it’s sharing publishing resources, helping each other solve problems, brainstorming with other authors, or just chatting about the writing life, the GSD Discord is your support network full of authors just like you. And YES, Angela is active in the Discord community! Book Boss GSD isn’t one of those memberships where the experts never show up to help. Your milestones matter.
Hey, I’m Angela James, expert editor and author career coach! In my 20-year publishing career I’ve edited 700+ books, including New York Times #1 bestsellers.
A publishing industry expert, I was Editorial Director of Harlequin’s Carina Press and Executive Editor of Samhain Publishing. I’ve edited across romance, mystery, thriller, young adult, women’s fiction, science fiction and fantasy.
I’m now an Author Career Strategy Coach and owner of the Book Boss GSD Membership, Book Boss Strategy Intensive and Book Boss Success Alliance Career Accelerator.
Best of all for you? I know exactly where authors get stuck in their writing, editing and careers, why they get stuck and the strategic action they can take to get moving again. That’s why I created the Book Boss GSD Membership: so authors can join a community where they reliably Get Shit Done.
Yes, anytime, but you won’t retain access to the Book Boss GSD Resource Center with your evergreen strategy resources.
No one can guarantee you results. Partially because results will depend on you executing the strategies, partially because publishing is a notoriously fickle beast and anyone who guarantees you’ll make money/gain readers/hit a bestseller list/have a long-lasting career is selling you lies and potential heartache.
YES! The strategic work you’ll do the bimonthly GSD sessions will help you with career-advancing work no matter what stage you’re at in your careers. Plus: Zoom co-working is an incredible tool for ongoing productivity, and the GSD Discord Community is a reliable and fun support network.
GSD strategy sessions will help you work toward your publishing goals! These sessions help you advance your career no matter what stage you’re at. If you’re not published yet, we’ll help you take serious practical steps toward that goal, no matter what it looks like for you — trad, indie, or hybrid publishing.
All our recordings are closed-captioned and we strive to make transcripts available ASAP after live events. We add alt text to all images. We will work to accommodate any accessibility request we can — if we’re not covering it, just let us know!
Strategy sessions workshops can run anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the topic.
Each GSD strategy session runs for 2 months, starting September 1, 2023. As long as you’re paid up, you’ll have the full 2 months to watch the workshop and complete the strategy action steps. You’ll practice integrating what you learn in GSD strategy sessions into your own processes so you’ll be able to revisit your personal action steps anytime you need to.
Some GSD strategy session resources will be evergreen, but you’ll only retain access to the workshop videos and Q&A videos if you’re on the annual membership plan ($209/yr).
We onboard new members for 2 weeks every 2 months.
In general, no: we record all workshops, Q&As and other expert sessions.
Out of necessity we schedule the live workshops and other recorded sessions based on US Eastern time, but we do try to accommodate as many time zones as possible.
No: the GSD strategy sessions are presented via video workshops, and are designed so that the action steps apply to authors across many genres.
But you’ll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions. There will be Q&A sessions, and you can ask questions in the Book Boss GSD Discord Community, where Angela is active and you also have access to the experience, wisdom and problem-solving of your fellow authors.
Many of the strategy session workshops will be led by Angela, but for some we’ll bring in speakers with special expertise so you get the best and most up-to-date possible information and action steps.
We don’t offer refunds on our memberships. You’re free to cancel your membership at any time (but you won’t retain access to the Book Boss GSD Resource Center with your evergreen strategy resources).
Or get 1 month free and bonus access to 12 months of past GSD Strategy Sessions with the annual membership!
*First payment charged September 1
We caption all our videos for accessibility and offer speed control too. Please let us know if there are additional features that would help make the membership content more accessible to you.
Join the Book Boss GSD Membership Discord immediately and join us for the next GSD Strategy Session starting on September 1!