Publishing Strategy Consultation

with Louisa Deasey

A 1:1 publishing strategy consultation is for the writer…
✔️Choosing between agents, publishers, offers or potential markets for their memoir or nonfiction
✔️Getting ready to pitch a nonfiction proposal or manuscript and wanting expert feedback on their proposal, query or agent representation strategy

✔️Building platform for their potential book deal and needing insights, feedback and strategy
✔️Preparing for book publication date wanting to strategise for maximum sales on launch day and beyond

I’m Louisa Deasey. I’ve published two memoirs and work with passionate and professional writers determined to sell their work in the traditional book publishing market.

I’m living proof that you don’t need to have a huge platform or even an agent to get yourself a traditional book deal for your memoir or even to publish a bestseller. I’ve written and sold two memoirs (one agented, one without) and both deals happened within weeks and months of my pitch.

I wrote both manuscripts in months.

What it REALLY takes to succeed in the traditional book publishing market is NOT another critique, another edit, another year or ten spent on your manuscript or a million followers on social media.
It takes having the clarity and confidence to make the right move at the right time so that things can unfold easily and beautifully and you can reach the success you desire.
I’d love to help you get you clear and confident moving forward with your memoir or nonfiction publishing strategy.

HERE’S HOW I CAN HELP YOU MOVE FORWARD

  • Review pitch or proposal documents and submission items

  • Discuss the best agent, outlet and publisher options for your work (and how to reach them)

  • Talk about the best angles, outlets and editors to get you moving towards your publication goals quickly

  • Review your digital marketing assets if you’re building platform online

  • Advise you on writing and pitching and publishing timelines, so you don’t miss opportunities

What’s included in a Publishing Strategy Consultation with Louisa Deasey:

  • The fee for these sessions is $1500USD
  • Payment must be made in full to book a 90 minute session in my calendar (you receive all the links to book your session once payment is made)
  • Choose your session time for our video call within your client portal once payment is made. There are different times available to cater for different countries and timezones (I’m in Australian Eastern Standard Time). You can book up to 4 weeks in advance.
  • Download your Strategy Consultation Document with a list of questions to answer before our session so I can prepare for you
  • Send the form, along with your documents (up to 20 pages can be reviewed) to hello@louisadeasey.com up to 48 hours before our session
  • Attend our 90 minute consultation which is hosted within my client platform as a video call
  • You receive a recording of our consultation video, any edits made to your work, a follow up email with a summary of next steps, and extra resources to assist you with your next steps.Here’s the material I can review for you before our session (up to 20 pages):>Synopsis
    >Query letter
    >Manuscript deadlines, writing plan and strategy to get an offer of publication
    >Book Proposal
    >Sample Chapters (not full manuscript)
    >Agent list or Publisher list (or offers of representation or questions you might have about different options)
    >Competition entries and questions about submissions
    >Essay pitches and strategy
    >Essay or article for publication
    >Digital assets such as your website, social media, media presentation, blog or email newsletter strategy

THESE CONSULTATIONS ARE NOT JUST AN EDIT ON YOUR PITCH OR YOUR WORK – although I will certainly polish your pitch and make suggestions based on what you might not see or understand about what’s going to work right now, in 2023.

It’s more about validating for you that it is entirely possible to reach your goals in this high stakes industry – and exactly how it’s best for YOU to do this. Every person, every story, every situation is unique, and I certainly wouldn’t have gone from pitch to deal in 8 months if i’d followed a one-size-fits-all approach. It’s often about moving quickly and strategically in a way that works for YOUR story and unique set of circumstances, connections and relationships – knowing what to do, when, and having the confidence to do that because you’ve had expert advice.

If you have any questions about whether or not this is the right option for you, reach out to hello@louisadeasey.com
Please note that I don’t provide book coaching, strategy or personalised advice for free via email, but I can certainly tell you whether or not this is the best option for you based on your circumstances.
To get a feel for my energy and experience, make sure you’ve watched some of my videos on memoir and publishing on You-Tube. They might just answer some of the questions you have!

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

If you’ve never experienced it before, publishing can seem like an enigma, the sort of industry that’s closed to all but insiders. Louisa knows traditional publishing, both as an author and from the back end where agents, editors and sales teams operate. She has a knack for coming up with new ways to ensure your manuscript gets in front of the right people.
Carrie Hutchinson, award-winning travel writer, ghostwriter & editor

Louisa can see possibilities for you that you can’t see because you’re too close to it all. She incorporates book publicity and author know-how with online marketing which is a really unique combination. The whole plan was so brilliant. Louisa came up with a GENIUS marketing strategy to promote my upcoming book launch and online business both at the same time.
Mary Adkins, HarperCollins author

I have known Louisa for 18 years. She is an amazing writer and interviewer, uncannily perceptive with a gift for nuanced observation. That, blended with her media and publishing industry savviness, makes her formidable.
Mystic Medusa, author & online entrepreneur

Louisa was a fabulous editorial support, and she’s direct and coherent in the advice she offers which has been honed by her years of experience….
Eleanor Jackson, poet, author, board chair of Peril magazine & the Stella prize for women writers

A PUBLISHING STRATEGY CONSULTATION IS THE BEST WAY TO GET BESPOKE ADVICE ON YOUR STORY, YOUR PLANS TO GET PUBLISHED, AND TO HELP YOU SEE POSSIBILITIES AND POTENTIAL THAT YOU MAY BE MISSING…

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

I engaged Louisa on a very complicated and technical book project. She not only delivered on the promised turnaround, she identified and noted a few issues that were beyond the scope of what I engaged her for. Issues that, once corrected, significantly improved the quality of the book. I’ve since engaged her for three further book projects. Thank you Louisa!
Kelly Exeter, CEO of Swish Publishing

Louisa is not only a great writer, she really understands all the other aspects of business (the big important things as well as the subtle nuances a lot of people miss!) and incorporates that into her work too. 
Nina Christian, CEO of award-winning marketing company Braveda

I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for your expert guidance at the very start of my journey. Thank you so much Louisa
Anita East, cosmetician & bestselling author of Beautiful Unique Faces

Thanks to your word wizardry and press material, I’ve just been invited to give a TedX talk! Love your work, Louisa.
Annalise Jennings, award-winning thought leader & CEO of Dynamic Exchange

I’ll never forget you simplifying my deadline for me when I was completely overwhelmed. Thanks to your brilliant plan, I got my first book to the publishers on time! 
Karina Machado, Hachette author & Who columnist

I really want to say thank you again for your fabulous guidance, reflecting on the year, doing your program was a major highlight… I’d highly recommend anyone to do your Memoir program, there is loads and loads of valuable content, from practical tools to broad stroke thinking…my relationship with my writing has transformed as a result, and I’ve been chipping away for 7 years!
Lani Theresa Rose, Writer

In the year she spent working for us, Louisa increased followings on our social media channels by 500%, and wrote such engaging marketing emails to promote our events that of the 50+ events we held that year, almost all were booked to capacity! Louisa also gained TV and print media coverage for our academics and experts in the Faculty and coached them expertly before each appearance. Louisa is an incredibly fast writer and quick to absorb the ‘story’ in an event, often scripting speeches for academics at the last minute and live-tweeting from events on obscure topics to increase engagement.
Philippa Knack, Events Manager, Melbourne School of Design

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Louisa Deasey is the real deal. She’ll save you time and offer solid lessons and inspiration in the memoir journey. The mindset techniques in her programs are fantastic, and I return to the lessons again and again. Writers would do well to chance upon your program sooner than later! I will never write a book again the way I did before, I’ll follow Louisa’s steps from the start…
Alice Lundy, writer

Louisa is one of those rare writers who is always researching and searching for a better way to do things – her passion for creating online offers that convert is second to none! Louisa reviewed different assets for my online course business and her great eye for detail meant that she not only spotted gaps and inconsistencies, but also made lots of valuable suggestions for improvement.
Lindy Alexander, The Freelancer’s Year

I’m happy to report that I’ve completed my first draft!!! I’ve completed the 12 phases of the Hero’s Journey and the 30 day journaling which I LOVED!
Using the Hero Journey’s framework has been eye-opening and revealing. Thank you!!

Susana Frioni, speaker, writer & coach

Thank you for your encouragement, expertise and for pouring kerosene on my tiny aims. I finished my memoir in the first week, instead of the last week. Then, somehow, I reviewed all 20 chapters and reduced 1M+ words to a mere 285K. AND I have a hook, plot points outline/table, query and synopsis. I told my son how you changed my paradigm on what was possible and I will never forget it. Merci, Louisa!
Carolyn Barnabo, Writer

Thank you for your expertise. With other programs I’ve been a little left behind because I didn’t know the basics. I didn’t need to worry because you cover everything!
Kate Morell, Writer

Your course is such a gift. I’m learning so much about writing, story structure and most importantly about myself. I love the exploration of my story and am walking into further healing as I write. I have been inspired, stretched and challenged by your course. You truly are with us every step of the way – you’ve done an amazing job of making things clear for a newbie such as myself, I am being transformed from your hard work.
Kem Stickl, Writer

If i hadn’t rejigged a few of the chapters and thus, my chapter summaries, I don’t think the narrative would feel as cohesive as it feels now. And that’s all due to 90 Day Memoir! I’ve just received an email to say that my essay won the non-fiction category and will be published… thank you SO much for your feedback which helped me refine it.
Tash Agafonoff, Writer

LOUISA DEASEY IS AN AUTHOR, EDUCATOR AND MEMOIR PUBLISHING MENTOR

Louisa Deasey is a twice-published memoir author and book coach for memoir authors determined to succeed in the high standards world of traditional book publishing.

After studying writing and editing academically, Louisa went on to carve out a successful career as a freelance journalist, publishing widely in Australian and international print and digital publications.

In 2010, Louisa’s first memoir LOVE & OTHER U-TURNS was published by Allen & Unwin and nominated for two awards. Louisa retrained in digital marketing and communications strategy and worked in higher education, until her second memoir, A LETTER FROM PARIS appeared. Getting the book deal for A LETTER FROM PARIS took 8 months from blog post to query to offer to contract in 2016, and in 2017 she wrote the draft. A LETTER FROM PARIS was published in 2018 in Australia and the United Kingdom, released as an audio book by Blackstone in 2019, and in the United States as paperback. In 2020, Indigo Books reprinted A LETTER FROM PARIS in Canada, and it hit the bestseller list.

Louisa is passionate about educating first-time authors about the ins and outs of book sales and publishing so they can reach success in this complex industry.

Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things!

Diderot