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Become a Published Author

Imagine what it would feel like to hold your children’s book in your hands. Publishing it is easier than you think.

This Publishing Mastermind will take you from a rough draft to a finished product.

The Publishing Mastermind Program is currently closed. Join the waitlist to be the first in line when it opens again.

I know you want to jump right into all the details about the program, but we have to acknowledge the elephant in the room…

How do you know this program is for you?

Time is of the essence, so I figured we might as well kick things off by discussing this frequently asked question. And since I want to respect your time, I’m going to dive right into the answer.

You’re a hard worker who is always putting others, especially children, before yourself. You’re passionate about helping the next generation grow in their confidence and creativity. But you struggle to pinpoint the right time and place to start. You often find yourself saying, “It’s not the right time yet…”

Putting others first for so long has made you lose track of your personal goals, but you’re finally ready to pursue your dreams and use the gift that has been within you all along.

Maybe you...



Want to leave a legacy for your children and grandchildren

Have always had a desire to write a children’s book

Have a message that children need to hear

Want to make a greater impact on the children around you

Have heard a friend or family member tell you to publish, but you haven’t seriously pursued it yet

Feel like it might be too late to realize your dreams (FYI, it’s never too late!)

Know that, if you don’t publish your children’s book, you will regret not doing it

Already know publishing would be your dream come true!


If you said, “that’s me!” to any of those statements, then you should know that the Publishing Mastermind was MADE for YOU.



WRITE IT!

The Publishing Mastermind’s 3-step editing process will provide all the feedback you need to perfect your manuscript and craft a story children will beg to read again and again. 

Professional editing included.

PUBLISH IT!

Find the illustrator of your dreams and leave it to us to handle prepping your book for a printer. In other words, dodge the major headache many authors face in their journeys.

Book design included.

LAUNCH IT!

Send your book out into the world and watch it climb the charts with our proven marketing plan. You’ll have everything you need to attract your fans and reap every penny of sales.

Launch plan and support included.

The Publishing Mastermind Program is currently closed.
Join the waitlist to be the first in line when it opens.

One of my favourite parts of the Publishing Mastermind is the long-lasting friendships and community it creates. I can confidently say that each one of the authors that have come through the Publishing Mastermind is now a good friend of mine. And I’m sure they would say the same about their fellow Masterminders, too.

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Working with Miriam, is honestly one of the highlights of my life. She really cares about you, and your project. You will be changed for the better; both as a writer, and a human being. You couldn't choose a better Coach/Mentor - Publisher.

Lori Parks - Author, The Power of One

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After sitting on my manuscript for 5 years, working with Miriam has been so rewarding. At times when I have felt stuck, she has gently encouraged me to trust myself and move forward. As a first-time author, I have no regrets about working with her!

Cindy Crosby - Author, Saying Hello

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If you dream of writing a children's book, but it seems just out of reach, I encourage you to try the Publishing Mastermind program. Miriam can help you accomplish your goal!

Harlene Grewal- Co-author of Goodnight Leena...Sleep Tight

Publishing Mastermind Success Stories

And of course, the part that every author loves best about the Publishing Mastermind is the moment they get to hold their children’s books in their hands. Can you imagine what that moment would feel like for you?

Here’s what it looked like for these authors:


Geraldine

“You accomplished what you set out to do…”

Lauren

“Telling my teacher she really DID make a difference in my life…”

Karen

“Holding my book in my hands…”

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Gertie Saves the Day Book Cover
The Mouse Who Lost Her Squeak Book Cover
Bright Purple Monster book cover
Alex and His Amazing Abilities Book Cover
Paula-Jean and Diddy-Bite-You by Geraldine McCall Book Cover

Sound like something you want to be a part of?
I would love to have you on board. The Publishing Mastermind program is currently closed, so join the waitlist to be first in line when it opens!

LET'S GET DOWN TO THE NITTY GRITTY

Here's what you'll get...

Personalized Coaching

So you can bring your vision to life with:

Private Coaching

Monthly 30-minute Private Coaching Calls with Your personal Author Coach.

Mastermind Group

(12x) 90-minute exclusive, focused Mastermind Calls with Miriam.

Expert Advice <NEW!

2x personal coaching calls with Miriam Laundry.

MEET YOUR EDITOR <NEW!

Get an exclusive sneak peek at what she’ll look for in your manuscript.

Ultimately, you will be empowered to...

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Maximize the impact of your message!

RETAIN YOUR BOOK RIGHTS

All the rights to your book stay with you.

KEEP YOUR PROFITS

100% of the proceeds from book sales are yours.

We Do it For You!

So you can focus on the FUN parts of publishing a book…

Your Book PUBLISHED

We publish your book, so you can focus on the fun things, like choosing the perfect illustrator.

Professional Editing

Receive 3x edits from Sharon Jennings, our senior editor: (Evaluation/Analysis Edit, a Structural Edit, and a Copy Edit).

Interior Book Design

Our book designer will combine your manuscript and illustrations so you have a flawless eBook and Print option.

Book Cover Design

Your front cover needs to be perfect, and our book designer will ensure that it is. Release the headaches that comes with ISBN #s or logos. We take care of it all.

Amazon Set Up

Leave the Amazon work to us. Our staff ensures you are in the best possible position to make sales & reach bestseller status.

Social Media Graphics

We provide beautiful 3D graphics of your book so they can be professionally featured online.

BOOK RELEASE PROMO PACKAGE

Our book launch plan has ensured every single one of our authors reached Amazon Bestselling status. Includes a LIVE interview on Miriam’s Social Media on Launch Day.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention the best part. When you register for the Publishing Mastermind, you will automatically get access to my latest Children’s Book Masterclass, where you’ll learn everything you need to know to publish your children’s book.

I’ll admit, this is probably the biggest and best bonus I’ve ever given out. Why? Because the knowledge you gain from CBM is invaluable and you get lifetime access.

Want to know exactly what you’ll learn? Here’s an overview of all 10 CBM Modules:

Module 1: Getting Clear on The Big Picture

  • Ensuring your story is "child-centered"
  • Working with an illustrator
  • Picture Book Essentials (page + word count)
  • BONUS: Knowing your WHY with Miriam — Guarantee that you'll cross the finish line
  • Extra Resource: Picture Book Template
  • Module 2: Deep Dive into Characters Children LOVE

  • Create characters that your readers can identify with
  • Discover their voice (and yours, as an author)
  • Strategies for approaching difficult topics + themes
  • How characters can either make or break a book
  • Module 3: Make your book a "Page-Turner"

  • Hook your reader with the first page
  • Create tension that is age-appropriate
  • Finish strong with an ending your audience loves
  • Module 4: Less is More

  • Use narration effectively by learning how to "Show + Tell"
  • Highlight the points that will grab + keep your reader's attention
  • Make sure your dialogue rings true
  • Move the story with action
  • Module 5: Perfecting Your Story

  • How to edit your story after the first draft is done
  • What you need to ask yourself before submitting to an editor
  • Apply what you've learned to your book as a whole
  • Module 6: Everything Illustrator

  • Decide what type of illustration is best for your book
  • Find the perfect illustrator
  • Pricing, budgeting, and timeline
  • Negotiate a contract 
  • Partner with your illustrator for a striking book
  • Extra Resource: "Fill-in-the-Blank" Illustrator Agreement/Contract
  • Module 7: Working with a Designer & Going to Print

  • What a Book Designer does and why you need one
  • Extra Resource: "Fill-in-the-Blank" Book Designer Agreement/Contract
  • Book covers that sell
  • Getting your book ready with an ISBN#, copyright, and more
  • Every book's four essential elements: front cover, book cover, spine, and inside pages
  • Extra Resource: Logistics Checklist
  • Expected costs associated with printing a book
  • Tips on how to save money, where you need to spend, and where you can afford to save
  • Choosing softcover, hardcover, and/or e-book format
  • What is Print on Demand and is it a good option for you? 
  • Module 8: Everything Marketing

  • Why marketing is just as important as creating a quality book
  • Thinking about your audience and creating your avatar
  • Using social media to build your author platform
  • Extra Resource: Book Launch Marketing Plan
  • Module 9: Website Essentials

  • How to get a website, even if you're not a tech-y person
  • What a website needs to do for you, as an author
  • Encourage sales by building trust and relationships with website visitors
  • Module 10: Launching Your Book

  • Set up a Launch Party and get someone else to pay for it
  • Strategies for earning #1 bestselling status
  • How to set up your book on Amazon
  • Build a launch campaign
  • Land awards for your award-worthy book
  • Extra Resource: Example Promotional Materials Included
  • Bonuses

    Remember that Children’s Book Masterclass bonus I mentioned earlier? You should know there are two more bonuses that come with the Publishing Mastermind. Here’s an overview of every bonus you’ll receive when you register:

    Valued at Over $3,297

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    Bonus 1
    Meet Your Editor: 
    Sharon Jennings

    With over 70 children’s books to her name, there’s no author better suited to help you craft a top-quality manuscript. But you don’t just have to take my word for it. This bonus call gives you the opportunity to meet your editor and get an exclusive sneak peek at what she’ll look for in your manuscript. If you want to get a head start on editing, this call is the place to be.

    VALUE: $300 USD

    Bonus 2
    Children's Book Masterclass [Recordings]

    As you already know, the Children’s Book Masterclass will give you instant access to everything you need to know to publish your children’s book with clarity & confidence. These 10 recorded modules contain all the knowledge Miriam has gained throughout her publishing experience, providing you with the roadmap to guide all of your publishing decisions.


    VALUE: $1,997 USD


    Bonus 3
    Book Release Promo Package

    With a quality marketing plan from the MLP Team, this bonus will set you up for a successful book launch. The Book Release Promo Package includes social media marketing prior to and during your launch, a LIVE interview with Miriam Laundry, and a feature on the ML Publishing website & blog. So far, this Promo Package has contributed to every single one of our Masterminders reaching bestselling status. We’re confident that it will do the same for you, too.

    VALUE: $1,000 USD

    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
    — H. Jackson Brown Jr.

    The Publishing Mastermind Program is currently closed. 
    Join the waitlist to be the first in line when it opens.

    If you still have a few questions about the program, below you’ll find the answers to all of our Frequently Asked Questions.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    How much time will I need to commit to this program?

    To get the most out of this program, I recommend attending each LIVE Mastermind Group Call and each Monthly Coaching Call with your personal Author Coach, which adds up to approximately 2 hours every month

    The only additional time you will need to commit to this program is the time you will spend developing your children’s book (e.g., writing it, editing it, picking an illustrator, etc.)

        Many authors who come through the program worry about the time commitment, but what I have noticed is that even the busiest authors publish their books within the year. We've even had a full time university student publish during her graduating year. 

        At the end of the day, the amount of time you spend on your book is up to you, but you CAN do it!

    I’m not tech-savvy. Can I still participate?

    Absolutely! The MLP Team will provide tutorials on how to navigate the program and is always available for email communication if you have any questions. We’re here to help!

    I really want to do this but I’m worried about the cost. Will I get my money’s worth in this program?

    The Publishing Mastermind is an investment, but it will save you money in the long run.

    What I mean is, the first time you self-publish a book it is very common to make mistakes that end up costing you.

    For example, with my first book I spent thousands of extra dollars on an illustrator – and I didn't get the copyrights to the illustrations! Now as an experienced author, I would never make that deal. That is just one example of where I spent a lot more money than I needed to.

    Knowing what you need to spend money on, and where you can afford to save is invaluable.

    How do I know if I have what it takes to make it as an author?

         Lots of authors ask me this question, and I often ask them this in return: Why don’t you feel worthy as a writer? 

        When you tell yourself things like I’m not good enough, I’m not experienced enough, and I’ll never get anywhere by writing, you limit yourself. When you think about it, it doesn’t matter if you’ve been writing since you were 6 years old or if you just started. If you have a story to share, then YOU ARE A WRITER. 

        You have what it takes to make it as an author. All you have to do is say YES.

    I’m writing a middle-grade novel or YA book. Is this the right program for me?

    Currently, I am only accepting authors looking to publish their own children’s picture book.

    I have a message to share but I struggle with writing it out on paper. Does this program come with any services to help with writing?

    The short answer is YES. Our team of experts are here to support you & help you perfect your story.

    Our Senior Editor (Sharon Jennings) is an experienced & successful children’s book author and editor who provides editorial support to all the authors who come through the Publishing Mastermind, ensuring that your manuscript is perfectly polished before it goes to print. 

    Our Junior Editor (Lauren Bertone) holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English & Creative Writing, making her the best candidate to work alongside you as you draft your manuscript. She provides additional editorial support and writing advice so that you can publish your book with confidence.

    What if my story isn’t finished yet?

    That’s alright. Even if your first draft is still in the works, we would love to work with you. 

    Am I guaranteed bestselling status for my book?

    Though bestselling status is never guaranteed, we are confident in the marketing strategies we provide to our authors. So far, every author who has published through the Publishing Mastermind has achieved bestseller status.

    Is the cost of Illustrations & Printing included?

    The Publishing Mastermind is designed to give you complete creative control of your book. This means you get to pick an illustrator you love and choose the printer that’s right for you. Since illustrators and printers offer a wide range in pricing, these costs are not included in the program.

    Publishing my first children’s book changed my life. Even more importantly, it changed children’s lives, too.

    I know first-hand what it’s like to have a message to share with the world, know exactly how you want to share it, but also feel too overwhelmed to do it alone. It’s not easy to make decisions and stay motivated when there is nobody to help give you advice.

    By the time my book was published, I kept wondering how many other talented authors were out there, struggling just like I did. So, I decided to become the exact guide I was looking for all those years ago.

    Now, I have no words to explain the joy that comes from seeing these authors live their dreams, hold their published children’s books in their hands, and inspire children everywhere. I want to help you do the same.

    I want to help you turn your story idea into a book children will read for years to come.

    I want to help you publish your children’s book with zero stress included.

    I want to help you launch your book, reach bestseller status, and see your message make a difference in children’s lives.

    If you’ve ever felt the way I did when I first started — if you’ve ever felt overwhelmed, lost, or maybe even discouraged — then I want you to know that you CAN do this. You CAN publish an inspirational children’s book and watch it be shared and loved by those around you.

    But first, you have to say YES.

    Let’s work together to get your message into the hands of children who need it.


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