The Deluxe Book Program

Create a powerful book that makes a difference in readers' lives.

Upon completing this program, you'll have a published book that is available online, in bookstores, universities, and public libraries worldwide.

Lifelong goal: achieved.

 

Now taking applications for the 2022-2023 program.

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From "Idea" to "Done"

Work with our expert, award-winning team for one full year to develop, write, and publish your book.

The program begins with a luxurious writing retreat.

One year later, your book is complete.

At the end of the program, we coordinate a book launch party for you.

 

Come celebrate this major achievement surrounded by family, friends, and colleagues.

You've never written a book before?

 

You're in great hands.

 

We guide you along from "idea" to "done," handling every detail, so you can relax and enjoy the creative process.

Important Dates

April 30, 2022


Applications are open. Apply here.


September 1, 2022

 

Applications are closed.

 

October 6, 2022


Kick-off meeting, online.

October 23 - 28, 2022

 

Writing retreat at The Lodge at Woodloch, a 5-star boutique hotel and spa nestled in 500 acres of woods and lakes in the Poconos. 

October 29, 2022 - May 31, 2023

 

Write your manuscript.

 

Check in with a Book Coach regularly to give an update on your progress, brainstorm, and work through any arising blocks.

June 1, 2023

Manuscript (rough draft) is due.

June 2 - October 4, 2023

Our team provides editing, proofreading, design, publishing, and distribution.

We also work with you to develop a marketing plan for your book.

October 5, 2023

 

Your book is published or available for pre-sale, depending on your publishing goals.

October 20, 2023

 

Book launch event at an independent bookstore in Harrisburg, PA.

 

Celebrate your new book—and sign copies—surrounded by fellow authors, friends, family, journalists, and more.

The Get It Done Team

Work with a seasoned team of publishing industry professionals including:

 

•   Two award-winning authors

•   An award-winning editor

•   A seasoned project manager

•   A sought-after cover designer (who previously worked with one of the top publishers in the world)

•   A former literary agent and book publicist

•   Experts who provide meticulous feedback, copyediting, and proofreading

 

With us, every client is a VIP, and every book is a unique work of art.

 

We help you create a book you’ll be proud to share with the world.

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Awards and Credentials

When you choose Get It Done, you get a seasoned team with impressive credentials.

 

Get It Done’s co-founders, Lindsey and Alex, have worked with clients to create dozens of best-selling and award-winning books.

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What's Included

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All-Inclusive Retreat

Luxurious all-inclusive writing retreat at The Lodge at Woodloch, a 5-star boutique hotel.

 

6 days. 5 nights.

 

Located in the Poconos of Pennsylvania. Conveniently located close to several major airports.

           

  • Award-winning boutique hotel and spa.
     

  • Nestled in 500 acres of pristine woods and lakes.
     

  • Accommodation, meals, activities, all included.
     

  • Luxuriate in the hydrotherapy aqua garden, pool, jacuzzi, and sauna.
     

  • Find inspiration as you admire the red and gold autumn leaves.
     

  • Type by the fireplace or at your desk inside your private-bedroom suite.
     

  • Savor your fluffy robe, slippers, and aromatherapy bath products.
     

  • Just show up and relax—every detail is handled and paid for, in advance.

1-on-1 Meeting Time

  • Private 1:1 meeting with a Book Coach to get clear on your book topic and create an outline for your project.
     

  • Private 1:1 meeting with a Book Coach to create a marketing and sales plan for your book.
     

  • Additional private 1:1 meetings with a Book Coach, scheduled upon request, whenever you need extra help. 

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Feedback and Support

  • Feedback on your book manuscript, with detailed comments on what you could adjust to make your writing even stronger.
     

  • Unlimited support via email while you write your book. Email a Book Coach any time and get a response in 1-3 business days.
     

  • Regular check ins via email to see how you’re doing, keep you on schedule, and provide encouragement.

Full Book Production Editing and Design

•   Copyediting and proofreading on your manuscript.

 

•   Interior layout and typesetting.

 

•   Stunning cover design.

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Publishing and Distribution

  • We'll set up your book so it’s available for sale on major retail sites like Bookshop, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Amazon.
     

  • Additionally, your book data is distributed to a network of more than 39,000 bookstores, universities, and public libraries worldwide.
     

  • Bookstores can order your book and feature it in store.

Book Marketing

  • Professional photos of your book to use on your website, in your newsletter, or wherever you want.
     

  • Marketing checklist, personalized for you.​

  • Media contact list with 25 journalists, hosts, and producers who are interested in your book topic. 

  • Your book featured in a Cision Blast press release going out to more than 1,000 journalists.
     

  • Your book featured in a newsletter going out to more than 20,000 subscribers.

  • Your book featured at the Tiny Book Fair (held annually) and in all related media releases. 

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Book Launch Party

  • Launch party at a legendary bookstore in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. We handle all the details. All you need to do is show up.

  • Come celebrate your book surrounded by fellow authors, book lovers, friends, family, colleagues. We'll invite journalists to attend, too.
     

  • Can’t make it to the party? Attend virtually. We'll send video clips to you. Your book will be featured on a special table.

Additional Benefits

  • ​New colleagues. Meet a small, hand-picked group of people who are writing a book at the same time as you.

  • Stronger writing skills, time management skills, boundaries, and confidence in your ability to finish large projects.

  • Just for Fun: The official Get It Done AUTHOR Varsity Jacket, pin, coffee mug, and more delightful swag.

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Our Philosophy

You Can Get It Done

 

If you can write an email, write a letter to a friend, or tell a story around the dinner table, then you can write a book.

 

Writing a book is not as complicated as it may seem—especially when you have expert support to help you find your message and create a structure for your project.

 

Author-owned Publishing Is Powerful

 

Working with a traditional publisher can be a terrific path. However, we encourage our clients to choose author-owned publishing (also called self-publishing).

 

Authors like Brené Brown, Beatrix Potter, Julia Cameron, John Grisham, Margaret Atwood, and many others have all self-published their own work in the past. You can follow in their footsteps.

 

Author-owned publishing is not a consolation prize or a lesser option. It’s a valid and powerful path that brings many rewards and (often) bigger financial profits.

 

Becoming An Author Is a Big Deal

 

Writing a book can unlock so many exciting doors. New clients. New opportunities. Media appearances. Speaking engagements.

 

Even more importantly, it’s a significant personal victory and can shift the way you perceive yourself.

 

Once you become an author, you’re an author forever. Nothing can take this accomplishment away from you. It’s a big deal. We can’t wait to celebrate with you once your book is done.

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The End Result

By the end of The Deluxe Book Program, you will have:

 

  • A completed book you can hold in your hands—and share with the world.
     

  • Your book in hardcover, paperback, eBook, or multiple formats, if you prefer.
     

  • Your book available for sale on major retail sites like Bookshop, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.
     

  • Your book also available for sale in a global network of more than 39,000 brick-and-mortar bookstores, universities, and public libraries.
     

  • Your book independently published (also known as "author-owned publishing" or "self-publishing"), meaning you retain 100% ownership of your intellectual property and 100% of profits from all books sold.

Investment

The Deluxe Book Program is $24,995 USD and includes everything stated above.
 

Pay-in-Full Payment Option

*$23,995

*save $1,000, when you pay in full

6-Month Payment Plan

$4,165

per month for six months

12-Month Payment Plan

$2,085

per month for twelve months

For comparison, the typical cost of an MFA in Creative Writing is $30,000 - $40,000 from an accredited university. This can be an excellent path.

However, we provide a different experience, and we guarantee concrete results (completed book, professional design, publishing, distribution, book launch celebration at a bookstore, book marketing plan) that most MFA programs cannot.

 

The First Step 

If The Deluxe Book Program is calling to you, fill out this application.

 

We will review your application and then email you to discuss next steps. Thank you!