Consultation / Coaching

As an author you have worked long and hard on the writing of your book, so the last thing you want is to stumble or make some basic mistakes at the production stage. It is not only annoying but can be very costly. An email or phone call you can organise a consultancy block (Bronze, Silver , Gold) with our book coach Julie-Ann Harper (director/founder), an award winning author, publisher and business women.

Consultancy / Coaching Fees


Consultation per hour (half hour increments) $125+gst per hour.



Pickawoowoo team members have worked in the book industry for some time and many are successful authors in their own right. We know a lot of practical information that can assist the author/publisher.

What are the benefits in using an experienced book coach?

The confidence to really enjoy self-publishing with an award winning business with over 38+ years 
of publishing expertise: 

  1. We are the only Australian company to be recommended by IngramSpark for full author services (guaranteed expertise and additional benefits such as discount codes during set up)

  2. Authorised service provider for LightningSource

  3. We work harmoniously with ThorpeBowker

  4. Our website / social media pages, demonstrates many happy clients. We grow our business through referrals, word of mouth - just ask our authors who'll share their experience.

  5. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

  6. Cost savings, you don't know, what you don't know until you've spent too much. We help you to reduce thousands of dollars by using the right vendors for your book project.

  7. Transparency and clarity on your publishing path and how to move forward

  8. Support during each step in the publishing journey.

Is Book Coaching A Good Idea for You?

Here are six scenarios where you could benefit from this sort of up-front investment. A self-publishing consultation makes a lot of sense for many author/publishers.



·         Bronze Up to 2 hours $197.00+gst (acquittal of this amount can be up to 3 months from first consultation)



Silver: Up to 5 hours

$436.50+gst (acquittal of this amount can be up to 6 months from first consultation



·         Gold:  Up to 10 hours $749.55+gst (acquittal of this amount can be up to 9 months from first consultation)


You want to know the best way to publish using an ethical author services company whereby you learn as you go and you retain all rights, royalties and 100% of everything. Each step, pre-publication, publication and post-publication explained carefully with additional written support sheets. We can either just coach or coach and design your projects, up to you.


 You are overloaded with information from reading a multitude of online articles, blogs and websites all with varying opinions. After 38+ years in this publishing world, seeing a plethora of changes, we can help discern the best way forward and how all these pieces fit together.


You already published your book with a 'vanity publishing company' often called: subsidy, co-operative, partner, joint or self publishing service. Unfortunately you now realise that sales are not to your expectation and they don't sell / promote your book. Or you still see no sales results after you've paid the overpriced marketing service fees. Worse still, when you need your own book stock for personal sales, a distributor or provide books on consignment to retail outlets they charge you exorbitant prices to buy your own stock. You may want out of this system but don’t know how to go about it.


 How do you avoid sending out 'self published signals?' You want your book to be on an even keel with trade published books and compete book to book. Avoid the glut of mistakes made by self-publishers and the tell tale signs.


You don’t have time to understand how print on demand (POD), digital printing or even book distribution, online ordering and ecommerce actually works. You would rather cut through the publishing waffle and know your best way forward.


 Being harassed - A self publishing company KEEPS ringing and wants you to sign their contract. This is a marketing tactic that wears writers down and often these conversations are carefully scripted. Do not sign anything before you talk to us, there’s always a better solution. We'll even provide you with a 15 minute conversation - FREE - to prove it.

Why do you offer consultations to authors?

Some Authors just need a little guidance and have already acquired the bare basics of the printing and production of a book. Equally, writing a book is a very personal undertaking so maintaining total control over something this special is important to some authors. When you enrol in this service Pickawoowoo's book coach will work one-on-one towards achieving the goals you set for your self-published book.

Are you impartial or do you gain kickbacks from suppliers?

The single most important distinction between this service and many others which you may find on the web is that, it is completely independent. We do not make recommendations based on guiding you to a service or package where we get any form of remuneration. Our service is based on our industry knowledge which we willingly pass onto you. We help you find what is specifically needed for your book. We take no kick-backs from any layout designer, editor, printer or anyone else for that matter. This is a completely unbiased and impartial service where your requirements drive the advice and recommendations we offer.