How can we help you?
Authors On Mission provides comprehensive support to entrepreneurs and business professionals in crafting, publishing, and promoting their non-fiction books.
Our extensive range of services includes publishing, editing, training, ghostwriting, and dedicated marketing for both the book and the author. We’ve addressed some of the most frequently asked questions about our services in these FAQs.
Authors On Mission is a comprehensive book publishing company dedicated to helping authors write, publish, and market their books effectively. With a strong focus on empowering authors, we have been in operation since 2014, delivering outstanding results for over 500 books, including numerous bestsellers (check out our success stories here).
In our “Done-For-You” package, we take care of everything, from ghostwriting to professional services like editing and design, ensuring your book is crafted in your unique voice. You can sit back, knowing we’ll bring your vision to life with guaranteed success and unlimited revisions.
With our “Done-With-You” package, your main task is to write your book. We’ll guide you on how to use a tool like ChatGPT, an AI, to help you write your book in your own style. Don’t worry, it’s easier than it sounds – you’ll be surprised at how much it can help! Once you’ve done the writing, leave the rest to us. We’ll handle everything else, from editing to publishing, ensuring your book reaches the bestseller list. It’s a more hands-on approach for you, but with our full support along the way.
The decision between the “Done-For-You Bestselling Book Package” and the “Done-With-You Bestselling Book Package” depends on your budget, time availability, and comfort with writing.
If you have a higher budget and prefer a hands-off approach, the Done-For-You package would be ideal. We’ll do most of the work, and you won’t have to devote much time to the writing process.
On the other hand, if you’re budget-conscious and are comfortable with writing or wish to be more involved in the writing process, the Done-With-You package could be more suitable. You’ll write the book with assistance from AI, which we’ll train you to use, and we’ll still handle the editing, publishing, and promotional tasks.
Remember, both packages guarantee a professionally produced book and bestseller status, so it’s really about your personal preference and circumstances.
No, we exercise discretion when selecting authors to work with, as we are unable to accommodate every author who approaches us. Approximately 40% of author requests are declined. Our decision is based on two primary criteria:
Thus, the initial step in our process involves a qualification phase. If your desired outcome is unrealistic or unattainable, it would be unfair for us to proceed. Even if we deliver an exceptional book, the author may be dissatisfied due to unattainable goals.
Certainly, there are specific categories of individuals who may not find our process suitable. Here is a partial list of those who may not align with our services:
Currently, we solely operate in English and do not support other languages.
No, at present, our services do not encompass fiction books, children’s books, cookbooks, or textbooks.
Absolutely. You maintain complete ownership of the copyright and all print and reproduction rights to your book. You are free to make any decisions regarding your book as you see fit.
Yes. We do not claim any portion of your book’s sales revenue. All earnings are entirely yours, and we ensure that all accounts are established under your name and ownership.
At Authors On Mission, we have three publishing imprints: Authors On Mission, BestsellingBook.com and The Books Factory. All of these imprints are fully owned by Authors On Mission. However, you are not obligated to choose either of these as the publisher for your book. We can establish a new publishing company with a name of your choice. The decision of the named publisher rests entirely with you.
As the author, you retain 100% of the royalties generated by your book.
While Authors On Mission does not claim any share of your book’s profits, certain costs, such as Amazon’s fees and printing expenses, must be covered.
For eBooks, you receive 70% of the royalties, with Amazon taking 30%. In the case of paperbacks, Amazon retains 40% of the royalties, the printing cost amounts to approximately $3 per book, and the remainder goes to you. If you opt for hardcover editions, we will provide a detailed explanation before you make any decisions.
Contrary to expectations, taking royalties does not align our interests effectively. Our service-based model, in which we charge a fee and leave you with full rights and royalties, proves to be the most advantageous approach.
Under this model, we are motivated to ensure your book serves your specific objectives, such as securing speaking engagements, attracting clients, or enhancing your influence. In contrast, a royalty-based model solely focuses on selling copies, regardless of whether it effectively fulfills your goals. Our primary aim is to help you achieve success and maximize the impact of your book.
While Authors On Mission does fall under the category of self-publishing, the perception associated with that term may not accurately reflect our professional approach.
When people inquire about self-publishing, they often question the professionalism of the final product. Rest assured, our services are designed to deliver a highly professional outcome. You engage our services precisely because you seek to ensure your book is not only completed but also meets professional standards.
Furthermore, your book is published by an established publishing company. Therefore, we can confidently state that Authors On Mission does not fall under the traditional definition of self-publishing.
However, it is important to acknowledge that the relevance of this question has evolved over time. With the emergence of contemporary self-publishing, the dichotomy between traditional publishing and “vanity presses” has shifted. Many credible and professional hybrid publishing companies have emerged, and the definition of a “traditionally published” book has changed. Currently, the majority of books are published outside the traditional publishing system, reducing the significance of traditional bookshelf presence.
At Authors On Mission, we provide comprehensive marketing assistance to amplify the success of your book. We will orchestrate an Amazon Bestseller Campaign, strategically targeting early sales, reviews, and rankings to establish a strong foundation for your book’s long-term success.
Additionally, we will guide you in promoting your book to your network. This includes creating visually appealing social media graphics, crafting a captivating book announcement email, gifting complimentary copies to friends and family, and formulating a strategy to engage influential individuals within your network.
By the end of the first week after your book’s release, our goal is for your book to achieve Amazon bestseller status, generate initial sales, garner reviews, raise awareness among your network, and establish a roadmap for continued leveraging of your book’s potential.
We also offer additional marketing packages like podcast booking service that can be customized according to your specific requirements.
It is quite common for authors to feel dissatisfied with their rough drafts. Nearly all authors experience such sentiments at some point in the writing process.
To address this, we have implemented multiple rounds of revisions and corrections. You will never be surprised by your book’s progress—it will be an iterative and collaborative process. We intentionally incorporate constant feedback, iterations, and changes.
Virtually all our authors express satisfaction with their books during the final revision stages.
However, if, after all the edits and revisions, you still feel dissatisfied with your book, we acknowledge that it is possible. We cannot guarantee your absolute happiness, as the book is based on your ideas, words, and voice.
Rest assured, we will exert every effort on our end to ensure you receive the book you desire. If necessary, we will assign multiple editors to work on your book or conduct multiple editing passes. Our ultimate goal is to deliver the best possible book. We are committed to doing everything reasonably possible to achieve that outcome.
Your book cover and manuscript interior layout will be designed by highly skilled professionals, and you retain full creative control over the process.
The length of a book varies depending on the specific author and the subject matter. We do not adhere to strict guidelines regarding length, but we generally find that most authors end up with books of approximately 150 pages.
Through extensive research, we have determined that this length is optimal for non-fiction books. It strikes a balance by not overwhelming readers with an intimidating length, ensuring they are more likely to purchase and engage with the book. Simultaneously, this length suits most authors, allowing for a substantive and impactful book without unnecessary repetition or padding. Our philosophy is that books should be as long as necessary to effectively convey their intended message.
Throughout the publishing journey, you will be supported by a dedicated publishing team led by your Publishing Manager. They will serve as your main point of contact, ensuring that you receive an exceptional book.
It is quite common for authors to have more than one book idea. Many individuals with deep expertise in a particular field possess an abundance of knowledge that would be of great interest to others, often more than they realize. For the majority of our authors, the question is not whether they have a book idea but rather how many ideas they have and which one should be their first published work.
Our process assists you in identifying the most suitable book idea and prioritizing it, considering your objectives. We guide you in comprehending the purpose behind your book, the target audience you wish to reach, and the most impactful ideas you can offer to that audience. This selection process occurs before any financial commitments are made. We believe in ensuring that both parties are an ideal match before proceeding.
No, you should contact us first. Our expertise lies in helping authors discover and refine their book ideas. We are equipped to assist you in determining if you have a book idea and clarifying its essence before you decide to engage our services.
Our Author Strategists possess exceptional skills in helping authors understand their unique book concepts and work through any uncertainties.
During the consultation call, we guide you in identifying your book’s positioning, clarifying its core message by addressing three crucial questions:
Our consultative approach ensures that you solidify your book idea and comprehend how it can help you accomplish your objectives before making any financial commitments.
Authorial fear is a common concern expressed by many authors, though it may manifest in various ways. At the core, it often stems from the fear of appearing foolish or making mistakes.
The fear of embarrassment is an underlying concern shared by almost every author we’ve worked with, without exception. If you harbor such fears or any other anxieties, we strongly encourage you to communicate them with us. We possess expertise in helping authors understand and overcome their fears and emotional barriers. While this article provides some insights, it only scratches the surface of how we address authorial fears. We take these fears and emotions very seriously as they significantly impact the writing process.
The number of books required to recoup your investment depends on how you intend to generate returns. The most effective way to monetize a book is to view it as an investment that leads to other lucrative opportunities rather than solely relying on book sales.
For instance, if you are a consultant or coach, and acquiring a client brings in $30,000, a single client would more than cover your investment in the book.
Alternatively, if you own a business and sell a product priced at $150, you would need to sell at least 250 units to recoup your investment. Additionally, if your book serves as a promotional tool for your business, it is highly likely that the full cost of production can be tax-deductible, significantly reducing your overall investment.
We do not recommend calculating your return solely based on book sales. Instead, we advocate for perceiving books as versatile marketing tools that generate various opportunities for profit.
There are numerous ways to monetize a book. A book serves as an exceptional multi-purpose marketing tool that can enhance your visibility, elevate your authority, generate leads for your business, attract clients, secure speaking engagements, facilitate product sales, facilitate business launches, and achieve diverse objectives.
While ghostwriting might involve a similar process of drafting your book, it often falls short when it comes to capturing the essence of your ideas, stories, and personal voice. This can result in a manuscript that, while completed in a reasonable timeframe, doesn’t truly reflect your thoughts or personality.
In contrast, our Angel Writing approach prioritizes a deep understanding of you and your vision. We focus on preserving your unique voice throughout the book by conducting in-depth interviews to gather your thoughts and ideas. This approach ensures that the final manuscript is authentically yours. Furthermore, our service offers unlimited revisions, making sure the final product aligns perfectly with your vision.
We take a hands-on, personalized approach to match you with the ideal Angel Writer. You’ll start by filling out a comprehensive form about your book idea and vision, which is then shared with our extensive network of nearly a thousand Angel Writers.
Based on the responses we receive, we’ll handpick a shortlist of 3-4 writers best suited to your project. You’ll then have the opportunity to review their profiles, writing samples, and their motivation to work on your project. This gives you the freedom to choose a writer that resonates with your ideas and aspirations for the book.
The Angel Writing process involves six distinct steps:
While we can’t provide a definitive figure for your book’s potential earnings, we do ensure it achieves best-seller status. Many of our clients have successfully utilized their best-selling books to amplify their personal brand, securing more clients, speaking opportunities, and publicity, leading to increased revenue.
We can’t provide a specific sales guarantee because it largely depends on your book’s category. But, we do guarantee your book will reach the #1 best-seller status, which itself is an excellent marker for success.
On Amazon, we don’t have a fixed sales number. Instead, we research the daily sales of top books in your category and aim to surpass that, ensuring your book becomes a bestseller. For the Wall Street Journal bestseller list, we target over 6,000+ sales in a week.
During the book’s launch period, our target is to acquire around 10-15 reviews, a crucial factor for potential readers and overall book credibility.
We don’t offer refunds, but we do provide unlimited revisions to ensure your satisfaction with the final book. Furthermore, we guarantee achieving a #1 best-seller status within six months, assuring you of our commitment to the success of your book.
Yes, we do provide the option to customize our services according to your specific needs.
The duration primarily depends on your availability for interviews, but typically, we can deliver all our services in just 3-6 months.
Yes, we can definitely arrange for a paperback version to be delivered to your address. Additionally, you have the option to order unlimited copies at the production cost.
There’s no limit to the number of copies you can purchase. You have the option to buy as many as you need at the production cost.
We employ a variety of strategies, including analyzing daily sales volumes in your category, partnering with ebook deal websites, leveraging Amazon advertising, and collaborating with influencers. This holistic approach is designed to boost your book’s sales, securing its position as a #1 bestseller.
To achieve a spot on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list, we target over 6,000 sales in a week. This is accomplished by using effective strategies like ebook promotion websites, Facebook and Amazon Ads, BookBub campaigns, and influencer marketing.