Services

Although we’re happy to offer any of our services a la carte,
the best value is available through our Write Now Program Packages.

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Ghostwriting

Become the author of a high quality, nonfiction book without having to do the writing yourself. Share your expertise in an engaging book that people will want to read. Throughout the process, you’ll be able to concentrate on your personal and professional responsibilities, rather than trying to find time to write your book.

As your ghostwriter, Dr. Bush will capture your distinctive voice, tone, and style through recorded interviews with you about your experience and expertise. You will offer her occasional input and feedback as she organizes, writes, and develops your manuscript. This ghostwriting process will allow you to stay focused on what’s important to you—your own life and work. Without doing the actual writing yourself, you’ll experience more freedom, fun, and ease becoming the author of a superior, nonfiction book that will establish your expert authority and credibility in the marketplace.

VIP Writing Sessions

In just two hours with Dr. Bush, you will make extraordinary progress on your nonfiction book. She provides laser-focused coaching on any of the following:

  • How to start writing the book you’ve been thinking about writing or been told by many people that you should write
  • How to get “unstuck” so you can finish writing a book you’ve been starting and stopping for years.
  • Articulating your book’s central message and subtopics.
  • Organizing and outlining the main content of your book.
  • Trusting your own voice and discovering your unique writing style.
  • Any other book writing challenge you know you need help with.
 

I Had Fun

I can’t tell you how helpful Laura is as a writing coach. I learned a ton from her while writing my book. Her input is invaluable, her comments are spot on, and her edits are amazing! I thoroughly enjoyed our private writing sessions. She inspired me in many ways and made the project much richer. Plus, I had fun!

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Aaron Anderson
Principal Architect, Studio: Anderson Inc.,
AuthorAmerican Kundalini: One
Westerner's Unexpected Journey with Universal Energy

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2017-08-11T05:24:36+00:00

Aaron Anderson
Principal Architect, Studio: Anderson Inc.,
AuthorAmerican Kundalini: One
Westerner's Unexpected Journey with Universal Energy

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Small Group Coaching

Twice a month, you will join Dr. Bush on a group virtual session with other authors for 90 minutes. During the session, you will learn key writing concepts to apply immediately to your own book writingAuthors will also read aloud brief excerpts from their writing and receive immediate feedback from a live audience in a safe and empowering environment.

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Questions?

If you wonder whether the Write Now Coaching Program is right for you, schedule a complimentary 30 minute Write Now Strategy Call with Dr. Laura Bush, a published author and highly experienced writing coach. 

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Dr. Laura Bush laying in a hammock reading a book
 

Time Well Spent

During my Get Writing session with Laura, she asked a lot of questions and was really able to pull the story out of me with great and honest feedback toward my book. Laura also shared the packages she offers, and what I love is that she offers value for everyone, regardless of whether you want to have her ghostwrite, or if you just need some help getting started and putting a plan in place. She's what I've been looking for. The best way to describe how I feel about working with her is empowered and excited! She really packed a lot into that 30 minutes. It was definitely time well spent!

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Wendi Sudhakar
President & CEO, Kudarat Skincare 

Write Now Strategy Call
5.0
2017-09-11T05:28:42+00:00

Wendi Sudhakar
President & CEO, Kudarat Skincare 

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During my Get Writing session with Laura, she asked a lot of questions and was really able to pull the story out of me with great and honest feedback toward my book. Laura also shared the packages she offers, and what I love is that she offers value for everyone, regardless of whether you want to have her ghostwrite, or if you just need some help getting started and putting a plan in place. She's what I've been looking for. The best way to describe how I feel about working with her is empowered and excited! She really packed a lot into that 30 minutes. It was definitely time well spent!

180-Degree Shift

I didn't expect to be unclear about what my strengths or what my marketability is with this book. I thought that I knew what I was going to write about. What I didn't expect during a 30-minute call was a 180-degree shift into a totally different direction that is frankly the right direction—seriously. I never saw that coming. Dr. Laura made me see myself in a completely different light. My conversation with her has awakened something in me. Dare I say, a giant!

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Devida Pi’ilani Lewis
Associate Broker, UBG and Founder, ialoharadio.com/ (“AuntyPi’i”) 

 

Write Now Strategy Call
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2017-09-11T05:34:39+00:00

Devida Pi’ilani Lewis
Associate Broker, UBG and Founder, ialoharadio.com/ (“AuntyPi’i”) 

 

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I didn't expect to be unclear about what my strengths or what my marketability is with this book. I thought that I knew what I was going to write about. What I didn't expect during a 30-minute call was a 180-degree shift into a totally different direction that is frankly the right direction—seriously. I never saw that coming. Dr. Laura made me see myself in a completely different light. My conversation with her has awakened something in me. Dare I say, a giant!

The Book I’m Trying to Write is Achievable

Talking with Laura, I really got that the book I'm trying to write about entrepreneurs using technology wisely is achievable. There's a path to publish for business owners like me who have a passion for helping other business owners. Laura clarified that path for me.

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Brandy Lawson
Founder, Chief Firestarter, FieryFX

Write Now Strategy Call
5.0
2017-09-11T05:24:48+00:00

Brandy Lawson
Founder, Chief Firestarter, FieryFX

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Talking with Laura, I really got that the book I'm trying to write about entrepreneurs using technology wisely is achievable. There's a path to publish for business owners like me who have a passion for helping other business owners. Laura clarified that path for me.

How Easy It Is

Sometimes the idea of writing a book can feel a little overwhelming. I appreciated Laura breaking it down to steps and showing me how easy it is to start the process right now. It was not just that she could simplify the process, but at the same time, she didn't make me feel as if I was such a novice.

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Mike Kelso
Senior Mortgage Consultant, OnQFinancial 

Write Now Strategy Call
5.0
2017-09-11T05:27:38+00:00

Mike Kelso
Senior Mortgage Consultant, OnQFinancial 

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Sometimes the idea of writing a book can feel a little overwhelming. I appreciated Laura breaking it down to steps and showing me how easy it is to start the process right now. It was not just that she could simplify the process, but at the same time, she didn't make me feel as if I was such a novice.

Simple, Straightforward

I have been trying to get ‘my story’ out of my head and on to paper for a while now, and I keep getting stuck.  After just ten minutes of talking to Laura, I was able to understand what was blocking me! Laura was able to explain it in a way that instantly hit home and registered as something that I could fix. She had amazing insight into my approach to writing, and the most simple, straightforward way to tell my story—not just to get it down on paper, but to write in a way that would be attractive to the reader.  I am so excited to work with her further! Thank you, Laura!

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Amber Griffiths
CEO, Branding Specialistyourbrandbydesign.com 

Write Now Strategy Call
5.0
2017-09-11T05:35:57+00:00

Amber Griffiths
CEO, Branding Specialistyourbrandbydesign.com 

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I have been trying to get ‘my story’ out of my head and on to paper for a while now, and I keep getting stuck.  After just ten minutes of talking to Laura, I was able to understand what was blocking me! Laura was able to explain it in a way that instantly hit home and registered as something that I could fix. She had amazing insight into my approach to writing, and the most simple, straightforward way to tell my story—not just to get it down on paper, but to write in a way that would be attractive to the reader.  I am so excited to work with her further! Thank you, Laura!
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Editing

BONUS! All writers, no matter how experienced, need multiple rounds of editing to ensure the quality of their book. Most publishers do not offer full editing services as part of their publishing packages. Why? Because some manuscripts need more editing than others and manuscripts can also differ greatly in length. We only care that your book is well edited, so as a bonus in all our program packages, we offer you the following editing services: 

  • A structural edit focuses on the organization, development, and coherence of your manuscript. Your editor evaluates the clarity and persuasiveness of your book’s thesis, the soundness of your book’s logic, and the organization and development of your book’s central ideas, giving feedback and suggesting revisions. Then you implement your editor’s suggestions to prepare your manuscript for copy editing.

  • A copy edit focuses on identifying and correcting any weaknesses or errors in the coherence and logic of your book manuscript. For this round of editing, an editor’s focus is mainly on sentence structure. Your editor performs a close, line-by-line edit to tighten sentences and correct any weaknesses in grammar, spelling, word choice, tone, or style.

  • A proofread focuses on meticulously reviewing the final draft of your completed book manuscript for typographical errors, misspellings, or mistakes missed in the copyediting process or that might have been introduced during the book design and production process.

For us to help you produce a professional quality book, we recommend at least two rounds of editing and one proofread. A single “round of editing” means you give your manuscript to an editor. Then you review the editor’s recommendations and revise, further develop, and hone your manuscript accordingly. This completes one round of editing. After you revise, your manuscript will then go through another round of editing, usually copyediting. Finally, your manuscript will be proofread before it goes to your book’s interior designer and then proofread again after your book’s interior design has been completed.

 
 

Publishing

Peacock Proud Press takes away the confusion and worry about publishing. 

As an Independent Book Publisher, we work for you to publish a high quality, bestselling book that you can be “Peacock Proud” of because it makes a lasting impact in the world. We will evaluate your manuscript for any editing needs. Then your manuscript will go through our publishing process to become a professionally published book and e-book, ready for distribution worldwide. And because readers do judge a book by its cover, our designers work with you to create an eye-catching cover and interior layout that motivates readers to buy.

Types of Publishers

  • Traditional publishers, now consisting of five large publishing houses and their imprints, require authors to write a book proposal, query letters, and use literary agents to do business with them. Authors also waive most, if not all, of their intellectual property rights forever. In other words, when you receive an “advance” from a traditional publisher, you are selling them the content of your book and giving up control over things such as the title, cover design, and where your book can be sold. Traditional publishers also take 80% or more of royalties from each book sold because they are paying for the editing, design, promotion, and distribution of your book. You will also need to market your book. If you are not a professional writer or a celebrity, traditional publishing will be daunting.

  • Vanity publishers will publish any manuscript, regardless of its quality, as long as you pay them. They may also get certain rights to your book, but not make the release of your rights clear to you. You can get your rights back, but you will likely have to pay for them and that could become a struggle. Vanity publishing is a step above publishing a book on your own (DIY), but you cannot be assured of the quality of your book. Their services are generally less expensive than an indie publisher’s services because vanity publishers focus on quantity of books published, not quality.

  • Peacock Proud Press is an independent book publisher, a hybrid between traditional and vanity book publishing. We are committed to the quality of the content and production (design, marketing, launch, and distribution) of your book. We also know that self-publishing can be challenging because you as an author don’t automatically know the steps to publish and launch a professional quality book that sells. We do that work for you, and you keep all the rights and royalties to your book. 

 
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