Coaching

 

What do I bring to my face-to-face (via video chat) coaching sessions? My experience from my early career in marketing, over 15 years marketing my own writing career, and everything I’ve learned to fill an almost 300 page marketing guide that caused Emma Dryden to claim, “All writers should be using this tool!” As Founder & Principal of drydenbks llc and former Vice President, Publisher of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, Emma knows a good tool for writers when she sees one. Think of me as your own personal marketing tool!

See below to read what my clients say

 

Group Coaching

What are friends for? Join forces, get a bunch of friends together, or fellow scribes from your writer’s group, or just sign up for the next scheduled group. We’ll do a one-hour session every week for three months via . The following schedule is a suggestion and can be tweaked per your group’s needs.

  • Month 1: Social Media, including G+ (how to do Hangouts), Twitter, Pinterest & Facebook
  • Month 2: The Top 5 Mistakes You Want to Avoid on Your Website, plus voluntary site critiques & How to Build Your Email List and WHY it’s crucial to have one!
  • Month 3: Video and What to Do With It, plus live DIY animation demos

Cost

Three month commitment, meeting every Wednesday at 1pm ET. Next group starts Feb 26. Save $100 by paying for all three months in advance: $641 Or pay in monthly installments: $247 each month, billed to your credit card. With either payment plan, if after the first session you are no longer interested, you can quit and get your money back.

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One-on-One Coaching

Sometimes we need a little more hand-holding. That’s when it’s time for step-by-step guidance. Maybe it’s time to get that platform building going? Or to set up online accounts for your blog, web site, Twitter, Facebook Pages, YouTube Channel, TeacherTube, Pinterest, etc.? Do you want to know how to build and design your author web site or get advice on the best book promotions for you and your budget? Maybe you’d like personal book trailer advice and critique – I’ll share the secrets I learned while creating my award-winning book trailers and how to use YouTube to your best advantage. At the end of our time together you’ll receive a custom built guide based on everything we’ve gone over with links to resources and actionable steps for you to take. A three month commitment consisting of four, one-hour sessions.

Cost

Save $303 by paying for all three months in advance: $997  Or pay in monthly installments: $433 each month, billed to your credit card. With either payment plan, if after the first session you are no longer interested, you can quit and get your money back.

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Let’s talk!

We can have a call and talk about whether we’d be a good fit. Schedule an appointment.

Testimonials

Katie is smart, savvy and very generous. She helped me realize I could tackle a whole variety of new (to me) marketing strategies/tools without becoming intimidated by the technology. Because of Katie, I’ve now got a more logical and much broader plan for promoting my up-coming book, I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel. Her warmth and focus as well as her astonishing command of all social media make her a gift to any author. I’m so glad I found Katie! —Caryn Yacowitz

Katie’s positive attitude is infectious. She inspired me to be braver and smarter in my approach to marketing, and showed me specific ways I can make improvements. —Prudence Breitrose

Hi, Katie,

Thank you for your time (and overtime) during our consultation today.  I really appreciate all of the information that you shared, and can’t wait to explore and implement some of your ideas to improve my marketing and social media presence.  Yes, maybe I’ll even tweet.  The information in the packet and all of the info I’ve gotten from your site and newsletters have opened my eyes to many new aspects of self-publishing.  Your generosity in putting all of this together for new authors is much appreciated. Take care, Pat Mervine As a newly published picture book author of The Museum, it has been2013-12-31_17-18-03 necessary to build my platform. Navigating the world of technology and utilizing it in a way that makes sense as an author has been a daunting task. In over my head, I reached out to Katie Davis for consultation and guidance. Katie was able to take all of my goals and outline a way to prioritize and attain them. As part of her services she created a “consultation packet” filled with information relating to each goal. Where to get stock photos, how to use social media, ways to get people to my website and how to keep them interested as well as information about school visits and author events. Katie’s wealth of knowledge and technological skill have been instrumental in putting me on the right path. I appreciated the way Katie provided options and ideas but always came back to what I wanted and what I could manage making my journey my own. I highly recommend Katie Davis’s services. She is efficient, knowledgeable, highly skilled and extremely generous. I am continuing my work with Katie as I go on this journey… next stop Video Idiot Boot Camp! Thank you Katie. Susan Verde, author of The Museum, illustrated by Peter Reynolds 2013-12-31_17-21-33   Katie Davis is a kidlit expert, not to mention social media wizard. I hired her to go over my children’s picture book Kickstarter campaign. She shared a wealth of information, which I implemented into my project. It’s now more clear and concise. Katie is warm and funny and lives her  motto of reciprocity. It made my day when I heard her talk about my Kickstarter project on her podcast. Thank you, Katie! Cheers, Sue Shanahan Last year I drove over 2 hours each way to hear Katie Davis speak about social media and I was not disappointed. So when I was matched with her for my NetWit Social Media and Promotion Consultation, I eagerly anticipated an informative and interesting meeting. As I expected, she was very helpful and in a short period of time, I learned a variety of new things I could implement. Katie explains things with a “can do perspective” that is very encouraging in a somewhat daunting arena – taking on the latest in technology to market my books effectively. I highly recommend her! Debbie Blackington, Author/Illustrator REF-GayleSwift-Consult