OUR BEGIN-A-BOOK COURSES

At Begin-A-Book our goal is to help you hold that finished book in your hands.

 

We want you to experience the emotion of the first box arriving, of opening it to see book after book with your name on the cover, to inhale the smell of newly inked parchment and card and to let those tears and emotions flow.

Imagine...

We want to keep you motivated, informed and supported throughout your journey - whatever that looks like and however long it takes. For some it's support every step of the way and for others it's a helping hand here and there.

Our range of courses have been designed to enable anyone from aspiring authors to curious writers to seasoned amateurs to access a solution that works for them.

Here is a summary of what we offer on each of our courses - but don't forget, we can provide a Bespoke tailored solution as well. Just drop us an email to info@beginabook.com outlining your requirements, or book one of our complimentary 30 minute sessions and we will design a programme exclusively for you.

BEGIN-A-BOOK BOOTCAMP - Introduction to Fiction Writing

This is our core product and provides:

Six interactive 90 minute lessons which will include:

  • How to plot your story

  • How to generate ideas

  • How to engage your reader

  • How to complete your first chapter

  • How to write dialogue

  • How to develop your characters

  • How to decide your point of view

  • The basics of editing

  • How to design your front cover

  • Ways to publish

  • Types of printing

And so much more!

PLUS - you will receive a professionally narrated audiobook sample of the work you produce

PLUS - you will receive a free short story (downloadable eBook)

PLUS - you will have email and face to face access to us for the duration of your course

NOW is the time to write that book you've always wanted to.

THIS is the course to help you do it.

Note: Due to current Government guidelines, all courses are running online at present. A link for your course will be sent along with your confirmation email. For any queries please contact info@beginabook.com.

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BEGIN-A-BOOK BOUNTY - For those who want it all

Allow your creativity and emotion to flow as we guide you through

the whole book creation process starting with your idea and

ending at a print and digital ready book.

This package is run on a 1:1 basis, is suitable for fiction and

non-fiction projects and caters to all levels of experience and

knowledge. Printing, uploading and any bespoke illustration

costs are not included.

Each Bounty course is bespoke and tailored to your needs and availability. The only exception to this is the Bootcamp Course which forms part of our Bounty offering. This will need to be taken at a time when the Bootcamp Course is available.

Our Bounty package includes:

  • An initial 60 minute 1:1 to get a feel for your idea and project requirements

  • Your Begin-A-Book Bootcamp course and all its benefits (see above)

  • A print jacket for your finished book

  • Your interior print layout

  • An eBook cover for your finished book

  • Your eBook interior layout

  • Author accountability - pre-agreed with yourself in line with your needs and availability

  • Proof reading

  • Editing - up to a maximum of 75,000 words (additional word count may be charged)

  • Audiobook sample

  • Up to 12 x 1:1 sessions, each of 60 minutes duration

In addition we can upload your manuscript for print and eBook distribution at a one off cost of £49.00.

We will also source printers and printing options for you and advise you of the costs. This will vary depending upon the size of your book, how many pages there are, whether it includes illustrations or photos, your cover design and selection, the weight of paper for both the cover page and interior pages, the number of copies you require and the type of printing method used.

Subject to your agreement we can place your print order for you and provide an invoice for payment of these services. Print payment will be required, however, before we place your print order.

Note: Due to current Government guidelines, all courses are running online at present. A link for your course will be sent along with your confirmation email. For any queries please contact info@beginabook.com.

Flying Books

BEGIN-A-BOOK BOOST - Take after your Bootcamp to reach the next level

Designed as the perfect follow-up to our Bootcamp course, Boost gives you that little bit extra and takes you to the point of manuscript completion.

In addition to all of the benefits of a Bootcamp course you will enjoy:

  • Four 90 minute 1:1 sessions to be taken over a 12 month period

  • The print jacket for your finished project

  • The print interior layout for your finished project

  • The eBook cover for your finished project

  • The eBook layout for your finished project

  • Proof reading and/or beta reading advice

  • Self-publishing guidance

  • Motivation and support throughout

PLUS - we can arrange a professional edit of your work based on its final word count, at a discounted rate

In addition we can upload your manuscript for print and eBook distribution at a one off cost of £49.00.

We will also source printers and printing options for you and advise you of the costs. This will vary depending upon the size of your book, how many pages there are, whether it includes illustrations or photos, your cover design and selection, the weight of paper for both the cover page and interior pages, the number of copies you require and the type of printing method used.

Subject to your agreement we can place your print order for you and provide an invoice for payment of these services. Print payment will be required, however, before we place your print order.

Note: Due to current Government guidelines, all courses are running online at present. A link for your course will be sent along with your confirmation email. For any queries please contact info@beginabook.com.

Boot Camp

BEGIN-A-BOOK BITESIZE - The perfect, flexible workshop

Our Bitesize courses are available to book individually

for either 60 or 90 minutes.

These are free-flowing workshops which are run on a

1:1 basis and are designed wholly around your needs.

It is entirely up to you how you use this time. For example:

  • It may be that you have an idea you would like to discuss and flesh out

  • Perhaps you would like to write something but can't decide what

  • Maybe you need to run through your plot and seek out any holes

  • It could be that you feel your characters need some work

  • Perhaps you are not sure what genre your work should be

  • Maybe you need advice on research for a non-fiction project

Or something else entirely.

Whatever your need we are here to support you in this, your own personal coaching session.

And what's more - we guarantee you will leave feeling motivated and energised.

Note: Due to current Government guidelines, all courses are running online at present. A link for your course will be sent along with your confirmation email. For any queries please contact info@beginabook.com.

Hour Glass

BEGIN-A-BOOK BIOGRAPHY - Capture those precious stories and memories

With 4 x 60 minute sessions this package is designed to provide you with

the tools, guidance and assistance to create a book of stories from your

past.

How many of us have gaps in our history? How many of us can say we

truly know all that happened? We may have some old photos but do

we know who is in them?

By purchasing a Biography package you can help answer those questions

for future generations and preserve your own memories.

 

The books created with our Biography package make a truly beautiful gift.

We will support you every step of the way.

The Begin-A-Book Biography package includes:

  • 4 x 60 minute 1:1 sessions

  • Guidance on structure, methods and layout

  • Brainstorming of ideas for sensitive and empathetic storytelling

  • Your images included in the book (if you would like)

  • Paperback cover design and layout

  • Primary editing and proofreading - unless there is substantial text this should be sufficient

  • eBook cover design and layout available at additional cost of £55.00

  • Uploading for digital distribution available at additional cost of £49.00

This is a package that is guaranteed to get the tears flowing and the memory banks churning - all at a brilliant and affordable price.

Note: Due to current Government guidelines, all courses are running online at present. A link for your course will be sent along with your confirmation email. For any queries please contact info@beginabook.com.

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