MotherBooker – the writing and self-publishing monthly membership group for business owners with a burning ambition to become an author.
Running since April 2019, this membership group has been the catalyst to help some genuinely lovely people realise their dream of becoming an author. Writing a book doesn’t have to be a mammoth task, nor do you need to write a tome. Sometimes it’s just about turning your best-selling course into a book or creating a journal that inspires people to take action, overcome their blocks and/or move forward with confidence. And that’s a huge part of MotherBooker.
The other part is to do with community. Supporting, inspiring, enouraging and motivating each other to keep creating, conjure up ideas, nurture and grow an additional income stream (as well as having a laugh with some really great characters) is something money can’t buy.
Linda was one of the first people to sign up to MotherBooker and she’s absolutely flying. Find out more in her interview below.
Q: Have you always wanted to become an author?
I’ve always been a writer – even from an early age, I could always be found scribbling in some form or other. In my early 20s I worked as a book buyer for W H Smith so was surrounded by books every day. I always wanted to write a book but believed at the time that it wasn’t something that was in the reach of ‘people like me’.
Q: Can you tell us about the books you’ve created since you started your subscription to the MotherBooker membership group please?
At the time of this interview, I’ve produced 15 blank journals and 12 full content books. These range from simple lined journals with a funky cover through to books that help small businesses focus on the final six months of the year and a book where authors can record their current book details and plans for future books.
Q: What made you decide to join MotherBooker? Anything in particular?
It was a no-brainer. I’d worked with Michelle for a couple of years previously, so when she launched MotherBooker it just made sense. The commitment to turning up, each and every day to write something combined with the support of Michelle and the other MotherBookers really appealed to me.
Q: Have you become slightly addicted, now, to creating and publishing books, journals and notebooks?
I most certainly have! I use mind mapping software and at the last count had over 100 journal ideas listed.
Q: Do you think your Amazon books are going to be a big part of your business in the future?
Most definitely. I work with ladies who have suffered a critical or life changing illness and I have plans to write a range of workbooks that can be used when planning their futures post recovery. Publishing on Amazon is so easy once you know how, so my experience as a stroke survivor and life coach can easily be turned into valuable resources that can help others at a much lower price point. So even if a person cannot afford or isn’t ready to work with me on a 1-2-1 basis, they can access a range of support documents easily and accessibly in either a printed book or as a Kindle download. My range of lined journals are a fun way to create a great passive income. We recently went on holiday and I was literally earning as I lay on my sun lounger.
Q: Would you recommend MotherBooker to your friends and colleagues?
I already have! I regularly tell my friends and clients about the membership programme and one friend has already signed up as a result.
Q: What’s the best thing about being in the group?
It must be the support of everyone in the group. We celebrate each book that is published as though it is a new baby in the family.
Thanks, so much! We’ll be back for an update in a few months’ time! Best of luck with your book creating and publishing.