Publishing is a unique world and is a maze of uncharted waters for an author.
Let me help you navigate the labyrinth of the publishing world in the 21st century.

It isn’t as simple as writing a book!
It requires a substantial amount of information from which you create a solid foundation that allows you to build a successful future in publishing. I also offer coaching for ghost writers/editors on how to reach your future clients.

Ask yourself the following questions and if you say no to any, you will benefit from one or more of my sessions.

Do you know the course of a book from conception to delivery?

Do you know the proper way to write a proposal?

Do you know the timeline required for publishing?

Do you know the importance of establishing a platform?

Do you know the importance of social media?

Do you know how to get yourself in front of agents?

Do you know what a book release is?

Do you know the difference between a publicist, agent, and manager?

Many of my authors have said they wished they had known the ins and outs before they began writing; it would have made their work easier, more fruitful, and would have saved them thousands of dollars.

With my qualified coaching and a solid base of knowledge you will be more successful. I will give you clarity to your process and find out if writing a book is the best goal for you.

My experience will help you

I have been a successful literary agent for 10 years. I have the experience.

I have worked with publishers on all levels of traditional publishing.

I know how difficult this process is and have successfully assisted numerous published and first-time authors.

I have helped self-published authors navigate their path to success.

I know how to avoid the obstacles ahead of you.

I have worked in public relations and marketing for over 20 years.

I was the editor/owner of a national magazine for 9 years.

What you will get with individualized classes/coaching:
Our one-on-one discussion provides you the opportunity to ask questions and get accurate answers to help you. I have a working knowledge of the multi-facets of publishing today.

You will benefit from my years of experience and knowledge.

You will receive an mp3 recording of our session to replay at your convenience.

I will help you understand the intricacies of the publishing world.

All classes are confidential. Your ideas and goals are shared with no one else.

For each client a non-disclosure agreement will be signed by Devra Ann Jacobs to protect your privacy.

Your book is a big business card-

(All the basics of why to publish a book)

($240) 2 one hour sessions

How will your book represent you to the world to advance your business?

Why should you write a book?

What is a ‘ghostwriter’ and when do you need one?

How can a book add income to your business?

What are the ups and downs of Traditional Publishing vs. Self Publishing?

Why do you need a publicist?

Is your title important?

Why is social media important?

Do you know what your brand is?

What to do if you're self-published

($240) 2 one hour sessions

Who to publish with?

What you should expect for support?

How much will this cost you?

What is PR and who does it?

How does Social Media help you sell books?

How to find and hire the right publicist.

What to do if the book is already published but not selling.

How to market your services as an editor or ghost writer.

The importance of knowing how to market yourself.

I will show you what you need to have on your web site.

Learn about the world of social media and how to reach authors or publishers needing your services.

Learn how to brand yourself.

How to connect with publishers.

I will work with your social media pages to give you guidance to make them more effective.


As a writer, I’m seldom at a loss for words, but when it comes to Devra Ann Jacobs, I’m tongue tied. Mentor, confidant, guide—are just a few words I use to express the wonder that is her. Besides the fact that she knows her way through every highway and byway of the book industry. If you’re seeking to find your way through the literary world you want Devra’s knowledge to guide you.
~Kelly Sullivan Walden, Bestselling Author, Dream Expert, Media Personality http://kellysullivanwalden.com

As a published author - 4 times over - I feel blessed to have Devra in my corner of the publishing world.  She holds my hand (metaphorically speaking) when I'm doing a dreaded re-write for the publisher, she guides me through the proposal process - different for each publisher - and prepares me for media interviews and speaking engagements.   Writing a book is the easy part.  With what comes after to make it successful, I use her expertise, and suggest you do to!
~ Dr. Georgina Cannon. Author, Lecturer University of Toronto.  http://georginacannon.com

Working with Devra gave me the clarity to define my goals for writing a book. I am a trainer and coach of NLP, Hypnosis and Huna.  Many of my clients and students tell me to write a book to share my knowledge.  Devra showed me that I need to get my branding handled first to create the foundation I need to move a book project forward. She helped me to understand the publishing business as it is today and to get very clear on my reason for writing a book as well as what I will be required to do to get it published and distributed.  When I am ready to write the book and the proposal I will have her coach me though that as well. Avoiding the big mistakes will save me precious time and money.
~ Mary Ligon Accelerated Results Coach http://www.MaryLigon.com


Participation in one on one coaching with literary agent Devra Ann Jacobs does not insure representation of your work as an agent. These classes/sessions are separate from all agent services of Dancing Word Group LLC.
DWG Coaching LLC is a totally separate entity.

Your book as your business card

What to do if your self published

Editors/Ghost writers coaching