Children's Book Industry Coaching
I help published and yet-to-be published children's book creatives (authors and/or illustrators) through a three-month discovery and exploration journey that provides my clients with a in-depth, nuanced, and robust understanding of the children's book industry and how to more successfully navigate it.
Why choose me for coaching?
There are two main qualities that make me well-equipped for this type of coaching:
What is Children’s Book Industry Coaching?
My Children’s Book Industry Coaching offering is a three-month virtual exploration, discovery, and coaching program that will help you better understand, navigate, and be more successful within the children’s book industry. Whether you’re an aspiring author or already published, a more thorough and robust understanding of the industry will enhance your career.
What will we cover?
During our three months together, we will cover the major facets of the industry, their inner workings (including how they intersect), and how you as a creative can be successful within each facet. Facets of the industry include:
What will you get out of coaching?
A robust and well-rounded understanding of the major facets of the children’s book industry, the inner workings of each facet, how each facet intersects (and where they don’t intersect), how to navigate each facet the industry, and how to advocate for yourself and your book(s)
Who is this for?
All children’s book creatives, published or yet-to-be published
What don’t I cover and why
Three month commitment
Here's what clients & colleagues have to say about working with me:
“Working with Stephanie is absolutely wonderful. It’s hard to find another person so deeply passionate about and experienced with children’s literature. She is extremely knowledgeable; having worked in nearly every field of the book world, you won’t find anyone more qualified than her. In addition to her dedication to children’s literature, Stephanie is a staunch advocate and leader for social justice and DEI locally and globally, and of course, in books. Along with Stephanie’s impressive background and skills, her warmth and compassion are not to be understated. Friendly and open to ideas, and just an overall wonderful human being, Stephanie is the person you want in your corner."
-Tildy Lutts, Bookstore Manager, Children's Book Buyer, and Gift Buyer at Belmont Books
“Working with Stephanie is truly an honor. She challenges me to challenge myself. I know that with her expert advice and insightful contributions anyone will benefit exponentially from her coaching.”
- Sara Hines, Owner & Book Buyer, Eight Cousins Books
"I have had the pleasure of working with Stephanie in a number of roles under the children's publishing umbrella. Always insightful and creative with an incredible knowledge of children's literature, her ability to predict trends and position titles is unparalleled."
-Emma Sector, Marketing and Publicity Manager, Storey Publishing and former literary agent with Prospect Agency