My name is Deborah Taylor and I am the founder of Book-Launch Your Business. My goal is to help coaches, consultants, speakers, and other service professionals, like you, write a book that has a big impact on the development of your business. I believe a book is a statement of leadership and an opportunity to inspire others. It is also a flexible product and a powerful marketing tool that can significantly raise the status and impact of a business and its owner.
I worked as an editor in non-fiction publishing for over 12 years. My first role was as a trainee editor at Hodder & Stoughton, where I learned to edit, proofread and manage books through the publication process. From there, I went to BBC Books, where I worked with a range of celebrities, chefs and food writers as well as television producers, scientists, actors and television presenters to produce a range of TV tie-in books and stand-alone titles.
As well as working as a project editor, I also worked as a commissioning editor at Cassell plc where I doubled the value of my list from £750,000 to £1.5 million in just 18 months. I did this by commissioning books with Oxfam, Cordon Bleu and Outward Bound, to name but a few. I also started a new personal development list and commissioned a bestselling book on feng shui.
After leaving my career in publishing, I trained as a web designer and was lucky enough to work as an intranet designer with Sport England as well as major blue-chip companies Reuters and UBS. After the dotcom crash, I re-trained in London as a Master Practitioner of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), hypnosis and Timeline Therapy before going on to train as an Empowerment Coach with iPEC, in New York.
I set up my first business in 2004 but it took a while for me to make the connection between my passion for business, my background in publishing and my experience of working with authors who did not always consider themselves to be writers. When that happened, I decided to create Book-Launch Your Business so I could inspire, teach and encourage writers and non-writers alike to produce books that are capable of transforming their businesses.
If you would like to talk to me about your book publishing aspirations, why not book a FREE informal 45-minute, no-obligation Kick-start Your Book Session with me and I will help you find a way forward with your book, whether it’s a twinkle in your eye or a half-finished manuscript.