Frequently Asked Questions about Unleash Your Inner Author Programs
When can I start?
Where are the UYIA Workshop classes and Coaching sessions held?
The Workshop classes are held online through a video conference call or in person in the Denver metro area.
Coaching sessions are online through Zoom or Skype or may be in person in the Denver area.
Are the UYIA Programs for anyone who wants to write a book?
While every author would benefit, our programs are designed for first-time authors writing non-fiction books. The UYIA system was developed with this in mind, and builds on the strengths that you gain with each session. (For more information, see Unleash Your Inner Author.)
How much time will I need to dedicate to the UYIA Program?
The time that you put into the program is an investment in yourself, your business, and your readers (and potential clients!). Plan on devoting 5-10 hours per week to your writing and 1-2 hours for homework exercises. The Unleash Your Inner Author workbook contains homework for you to complete each session as you continue to develop your book.
Unlike other book-writing courses, you will also get personalized help setting up your publishing platform so that you don't have to figure it out on your own. (Other programs do not offer this, or they charge an additional fee for this service.)
To make sure you don't waste your time being stuck or trying to figure out a problem by yourself, you will have ongoing support from your coach, our expert team, and the online forum.
I'm not too good at technology - do I need to be a computer whiz?
No, you don't need to be a technology expert. You do need to be able to use basic technology, but no computer programming is required <grin>.
My book idea isn't fully developed yet. Will the UYIA Program help me figure that out?
Yes. Part of "Unleashing Your Inner Author" is helping you find your unique voice and develop your ideas. In the first few meetings, we will work on creating, building out, and structuring your content. (For more information, see Unleash Your Inner Author.)
What other costs are involved in publishing my book?
There are additional costs for editing your content and designing your book cover and text layout. Your customized Master Plan is part of the UYIA Programs and will help you estimate and plan for these costs. These are key pieces that we suggest you hire professionals to help you with, such as professional editing and book cover design. Our team of experts can help you with these important pieces. You may decide to work with them or with other professionals you know.
Do I need to be a great writer to write a book?
You do not need to be the next William Shakespeare - your job is to tell your compelling story to the people who need it. Some writers will need to work more closely with an editor or ghostwriter to complete or refine their content. Writing and publishing your book takes a village - we're here to help. But your voice is important - your story and your message need to be delivered in your voice, with your sense of humor, your memories, your pain, your wisdom and insight.
Much of my book is already written. Would it be worth it to take this program?
Even if you have a lot of content already, you will learn valuable information about how to connect with your readers and how to find your voice and be more confident using it. That is all part of "Unleashing your Inner Author." You will also learn all the other parts of publishing your book. Included in this course are the areas taught by our team of experts, including branding, design, layout, marketing, reviews, and promotion. (For more information, see Book Coaching Programs.)
How will my book be marketed and promoted?
It depends on how you choose to publish and what your goals are. Some authors want to sell their books at their own events or speaking engagements, some use their book to build business and grow their tribe, while others want to reach a wider market. The UYIA Programs teach you many ways to reach your readers. Our guest experts can help you develop a customized system to best reach your ideal readers.
If your book is a good fit for one of our publishing options, your book will become an integrated part of our marketing efforts, designed and implemented by our marketing experts.
What is the investment for UYIA Progams?
Before you sign up for the coaching program or the Worshop Course, please submit a no-obligation application to tell us about you and your book. Then we will set up a time to meet with you for a complimentary Discovery Session to answer your questions and make sure that we can provide all the support and value that you need to create a world-changing book.
The investment for the 16-Week UYIA One-on-One Coaching Program is $2,995.00, with a four-payment plan available.
Full tuition for the 12-week UYIA Group Workshop is $2,295. But the early-bird discount price of $1,950.00 is available until two weeks before the workshop begins. A four-payment plan is available. Contact us for details. (Members of the Women of Denver, use the WOD discount code at checkout.)
If I'm not happy with the UYIA Program, is it refundable?
Yes - our money-back guarantee means that you can try out the Workshop or Coaching program for the first two sessions. If you find it is not for you, your tuition is refundable.
Note: Since the course relies on your participation to get results, you must show that you took part in the meetings or group calls and tried out the course materials to find out how the system works.
I have other questions - who do I talk to?
Please give us a call at 303-630-9413 or use the contact form. We want to make sure you have all the information you need to make the decision to unleash your inner author!
How do I register?
Use the button below to apply now - availability is limited! Each application is reviewed to make sure that the Unleash Your Inner Program is right for you. After you submit your application, we will set up a phone meeting to talk about your project and answer any questions you have.
"Amy Collette has been a saving grace in my entire book process as my coach, editor and publisher." - Kristin Darga, Author of Impact Founder, Colorado
"I’m loving my time with you! Thank you so much. . . I really appreciate the quality of your listening!" - Sara, California
"I cannot begin to tell you how much I enjoy our sessions! All the information has left me with a desire to dive deeper into the questions you gave as I learn more about storytelling and myself." -Lisa, Colorado
"Couldn't have gotten to this point without you Amy! You are a superstar Book Coach! Lots of love and gratitude." - John Alexander, Author of The Journey Begins with 1,000 Miles, Florida