Review by Andrea Glass
Who wouldn’t want to read books all day and get paid for it? I know I do.
Some copy editors might also serve as a book coach, as editing takes many forms depending on the editor’s expertise and the client’s need.
If you ever feel like you’re acting as a book coach or would like to add that service to your copy editing services, Read Books All Day & Get Paid for It: The Business of Book Coaching by Jennie Nash would be a great book to get you started.
I read this book because I wanted to build my book coaching business as I found myself acting like a coach to many of my book editing clients.
First, I was impressed by the author’s website. Not only is Jennie Nash a book coach, but she has a book coach training program and lists her graduates for those who would like to hire a book coach.
Read Books All Day & Get Paid For It is a small book with a big punch! It has just about everything you would want to know about book coaching all in one place.
All about book coaching
The topics Jennie covers include the business of book coaching, how to make money, setting up business processes, marketing your business, writing a business plan, and optimizing your business. I don’t think any aspect of starting a book coaching business isn’t covered in this comprehensive book.
Action steps and extras
I especially found the action steps, recommended reading, and pro tips inserted throughout each chapter extremely valuable. I thought the worksheets and templates were so helpful, as I wouldn’t have to create them myself. Jennie’s lists of the qualities of a great book coach and the characteristics of a coachable client are essential for a new book coach to determine if they’re right for this career and who the optimal client is that they would like to work with. These ideas could be applied to copy editing as well.
Integrity and values
Jennie talks about how crucial values and integrity are to building a successful book coaching business. She says, “There is a direct correlation between the way I conduct myself and the value people perceive to be getting from my business offerings. This is one of the key reasons why I get referrals and repeat clients, and why I attract the right kinds of clients for me. Integrity is a cornerstone of my business success.” The same could be applied to copy editors who want to build a solid business based on referrals.
After reading this book and doing the actions, I believe I can build my book coaching business to even greater success. This way I can help more people achieve the goals they have for their books. Book coaching is a necessary path for so many new authors who need guidance. Jennie’s book can guide those who want to build a book coaching business and help aspiring authors to reach their own success! It’s a win for everyone.